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What’s in a name?

Weaving through the streets of Abilene is a miniature history lesson – at least for those who look past the signs and into the names printed in the standard white Clearview font. Texas and Pacific Railway brought Abilene into existence as the railroad began spreading west toward California.  Several Taylor County businessmen and ranchers convinced […]

Eric Overland: Pushing others, pushing self

He opens the weight room between 5 and 6 every morning and doesn’t go home before 6 or 6:30 p.m. He creates fitness plans for all 14 of ACU’s competitive sports teams specifically structured to each sport’s needs. He has the lofty task of ensuring the athletes are fit and ready for their coaches. Eric […]

Tappin’ Jack

“Hi. Give me just a minute, the game will be over in 24 seconds,” Jack McGlothlin said. He was standing a foot from his television screen with his eyes locked on the four-point football game between the Falcons and the Saints. When the Saints pulled through to victory 24 seconds later, Jack clicked off the […]

Panoramic: Amphitheater at Twilight

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Student nearly doesn’t vote, then does

She almost didn’t vote. Sara Bunch, second-year graduate speech pathology student from Sugarland, said she felt apathetic this election season – the third year she has been eligible to vote. Reflecting on Jesus’ last prayer for his disciples – division, plain and simple, is what nearly kept Bunch from voting. “The mission of Christ is […]

Images of Aging continues through February

The Images of Aging Photo Contest is back for a second year with high hopes after a successful inaugural contest. The revamped contest began Nov. 14 and will run through Feb. 24 of next year. The contest has three categories for photographs this year: black and white, color and mobile. Awards will be presented for […]

Season of Caring continues to provide

Students and staff worked together to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving and are now in partnering with several ministries to bring Christmas gifts to underprivileged children throughout Abilene. Last year’s Season of Caring surpassed all initial goals even though it was the first ACU event of its kind, said Nancy Coburn, director of service-learning and […]

Delta Theta inactive after sponsors resign

The women’s social club Delta Theta has become inactive, after their two sponsors resigned last month. On-campus sponsor Kristina Campos, assistant professor of honors studies and communication, and off-campus sponsor Michelle Perkins, ACU alumnus, resigned as advisors of Delta Theta the night pledges were scheduled for an induction ceremony. As a result of Campos and […]

Students continue flow of support for victims

A week has passed since the tragic bus accident, but the efforts of support have not let up. Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe is conducting a fundraiser Saturday from noon through 11 p.m. to show support and raise funds for the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “The first Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe was the location on Judge […]

Benefit concert aids injured theatre pianist

The Department of Theatre raised more than $2,000 at a benefit concert Saturday for hospitalized piano accompanist Laura Logan, who was seriously injured in a car accident Homecoming week. Adam Hester, professor of theatre and department chair, said he and the rest of the department staff organized the concert as a way to use their […]

Wishing Well increases in membership, expectations

Wishing Well will begin flooding campus after some recent changes. The ACU chapter of the non-profit has transformed their leadership structure and increased membership 50%. Revamping is the focal point of Wishing Well this year, according to director Jada Yarbrough, senior accounting and financial management major from Tuscola. “Rather than having officers, we have set […]

Piano accompanist seriously injured in car accident

The cast of The King and I joined hands last Friday and prayed for the department’s accompanist who had been injured in a severe car accident Oct. 14. Laura Logan, piano accompanist for the ACU’s musical theatre, was critically injured in a motor-vehicle accident. Logan, a resident of Clyde, suffered traumatic right arm injuries and […]

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