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Season of Caring brings community together

For the second consecutive year, the ACU community has a real chance to make the season brighter for Big Country families who need help. In a Chapel address Wednesday, Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, implored students to participate in Season of Caring, a month-long opportunity to pray, volunteer and serve. Nancy Coburn, director […]

Elevator pitch winners display entrepreneurial aspirations with Campuzon

For two ACU students, the Springboard Elevator Pitch competition was a chance to present an idea for a business they hope to eventually become a reality. Courtney Martin, sophomore youth and family ministry major from New Braunfels, and Karsten Goodman, sophomore accounting and finance major from Abilene, won the $1,500 grand prize for their business […]

Visual arts play key role at Summit

For Dr. Brady Bryce, visual arts play a vital role in the manifestation of faith – and at Summit. “Faith is not just about what we say or do in church. Faith is lived in the real world,” said Bryce. “Visual and creative arts remind us of that. They help give expression to what is […]

Former SA president Watkins arrested in Virginia

Former Students’ Association executive president Daniel Paul Watkins was arrested in Virginia last week and charged with stalking and assault according to media reports. Watkins, who was impeached by SA in spring 2009, is a second-year law student at the University of Virginia. WHSV-TV in Charlottesville, Va., reported Tuesday, that Watkins was taken into custody […]

International students travel long road to America

Helga Sierra decided which college to attend in much the same way as many ACU students. She started researching schools during the November of her senior year, and she spoke with a representative from ACU who visited her high school. By January, she had narrowed her search down to two universities: ACU and Houghton College […]

Bin Laden’s death brings US closure

Earlier this week, a team of Navy SEALS raided a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing Osama bin Laden and bringing the world’s most notorious terrorist to justice. In a masterfully delivered Sunday speech, President Obama spoke to the public about the “worst attack on the American people in our history.” He recounted the horrors of […]

SA tabs Handy as executive secretary of 2011-12

Former Students’ Association vice-presidential candidate Katherine Handy will serve as executive secretary for SA in 2011-12. Handy, junior English major from Plano, said she is looking forward to serving SA and the students next year. “I am extremely excited I really love SA and I’m excited to be a part of the team next year,” […]

SA accepting applications for administrative officers

Applications for SA’s other administrative office positions are due Friday by 5 p.m. Best said he hopes to have the positions of chief financial officer, chief development officer and chief financial officer, filled by late next week. SA also will conduct a special election on Monday and Tuesday, regarding constitutional amendments. Best said the SA […]

SA announces Mr. & Miss ACU nominations

Five men and five women were nominated by their student peers for the honor to be named Mr. or Miss ACU. Students’ Association Executive President Samuel Palomares, senior communications major from Elsa, said approximately 85 students nominated one of their fellow students for the award. Palomares said the top five male and female nominees were […]

Ashlock elected Faculty Senate chair-elect

Dr. Rodney Ashlock has been elected as the chair-elect of the Faculty Senate, and several other faculty members were elected for the first time to the Faculty Senate. Ashlock, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry, will serve as chair of the Faculty Senate in 2012-13. Dr. Rusty Towell, professor […]

Local Tea Party rally urges change

ACU alumnus Glenn Addison, a candidate for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat, was among the featured speakers at a Tea Party rally in Downtown Abilene on Friday. The Taylor County Tea Party event originally was scheduled to be conducted in front of the Windsor Hotel, but the rally had to be moved […]

Water main break affects campus

A water main break on the west side of campus, near East North 16th Street, has caused water outages across campus. Scott Colley, director of physical resources, told faculty and staff in an email that there were water outages in the Hardin Administration Building, Education Building, Sewell Theatre, Foster Science Building, Chambers Hall, Zellner Hall […]

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