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Spencers say “sayonara” to Abilene, head to Japan

An ACU couple is packing their bags for a new chapter in their lives. Alison and Nathan Spencer are wrapping up their last few days of work on campus before heading to Japan. Alison Spencer, academic coordinator for the Honors College, won the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) award and will move to Japan with her husband […]

Mail services, Living Room to move for centralized advising

The Campus Center Living Room will be eliminated and Mail Services will move to make room for an expanded Depot, which will include centralized advising offices. University administration announced in the spring a decision to move academic advising to a centralized location. Kevin Campbell, chief enrollment officer, is directing the change because it will affect student enrollment and […]

New COBA dean outlines goals, leadership style

The College of Business Administration’s new dean brings analytical leadership and development goals to the position. Dr. Brad Crisp, former director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, took his position as the new dean of COBA May 9. He served as the interim dean since January when Dr. Rick Lytle stepped down. A search committee chaired […]

Jackson, Cuevas’ positions eliminated as Student Life restructures

The Office of Student Life eliminated the roles of Mark Jackson, associate director of student organizations and programs, and Mary Beth Cuevas, associate director of Leadership Camps. Chris Riley, vice president of student life, said the office reduced their positions from full-time to reduced full-time positions because of budgeting. “In Student Life, we constantly evaluate the best way to continue […]

Spiritual Formation Credits double community service activities

Two semesters after the Office of Student Development initiated Spiritual Formation Event Credits, the number of students involved in community service more than doubled. In Spring 2015, about 90 students participated in community service, but the number of students rose to 260 in spring 2016, according to data released by the Office of Student Development. Called Faith […]

Annie retires from omelet station

Annie Capers left behind her pan, assorted vegetables and devoted omelet-lovers when she retired from the World Famous Bean three weeks ago. Though she made hundreds of cheese-covered egg creations each day, Annie often remembered individual students’ usual orders. She called students “baby” and was quick with the words “love you.” “She was tired,” said Darryl Karp, food service […]

Completed memorial honors the late McDaniel

At only 4 feet tall, the purple-blossoming vitex tree doesn’t provide much shade yet. But together with a limestone bench, the little tree creates a serene spot to remember former Wildcat, Colby McDaniel. The Students’ Association, ACU facilities and friends of the late McDaniel partnered to build a memorial just in time for her older sister […]

SA hires leadership team

The Students’ Association hired four officers for next year’s executive cabinet and will have two chief financial officers for the first time. Michael Humphrey, sophomore accounting major from Keller, will serve as chief financial officer in the fall, and Alex Blanchet, freshman finance major from McKinney, will take the position in the spring. Abraham Enriquez, SA […]

ACU Police, administration respond to “parties”

Cars were lined on either side of the road and scores of people were walking in the middle of the street, and Beth Reeves could barely drive through to her house. “I thought, ‘Had something happened?’” Reeves said. As the congregational care minister at Highland Church of Christ, Reeves was used to seeing crises. But when she […]

Dance performance to portray sins and virtues

Deadly sins and heavenly virtues will come to life in a dance performance by Chameleon Performing Arts company, which includes ACU students, alumni and Sing Song choreographer Teri Wilkerson. The show, called “7,”  will take place April 22-23 at the Paramount Theatre. Chameleon, a contemporary dance group at Dance Discovery Studios, includes dancers age 18 […]

Moses, Enriquez, Archer win highest voter turnout election

Students’ Association executive cabinet elections had the highest voter turnout in ACU history with Abbey Moses, Abraham Enriquez and Matthew Archer winning. A total of 1,441 students voted for the executive president, vice president and treasurer. Moses, a junior political science major from Abilene, was elected as the third female executive president in SA history. Jennifer Haltom […]

Diversity, communication hot topics for SA executive cabinet debate

The Students’ Association executive cabinet debate Tuesday night focused on communication and including diverse groups of students. About 170 students attended the debate in Hart Auditorium. A spiritual formation credit was offered, so many students like Esther Lau, a freshman Bible major from Macau, China and Alysa Gonzales a freshman marketing major from Katy, attended […]