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Students react to shooting at Fort Hood

Fort Hood, the Army base in Killeen, was home to a fatal shooting for the second time in five years on April 2. Spc. Ivan Lopez, the suspected gunman, killed three soldiers and injured 16 in a matter of eight minutes before turning the gun on himself, according to CNN. While the shooters’ true motives are […]

Fifty seniors honored as University Scholars

Last week ACU announced the 50 graduating seniors who received the honor of being a University Scholar. This award is special because the faculty chooses the recipients; it is not something the students sign up for. It’s recognition for the hard work the seniors have put in throughout their time at ACU, said Parker Gordon, […]

Senator visits to learn about ACU

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) visited ACU’s campus last Thursday. The senator was able to take a tour of the new Maker Lab and Learning studio, and talk with faculty and students to discover what enables ACU to send out so many employed graduates. According to, the real unemployment rate is 14.7 percent as of […]

Premarital Counseling series returns to ACU

ACU’s Counseling Center and Marriage and Family Institute are sponsoring the second Premarital Counseling Chapel Series on campus. The six-week series starts Thursday in the Campus Center Living Room. Dr. Jaime Goff, one of the founders of the Chapel series, said the series started when both the Counseling Center and department of Marriage and Family […]

Midnight Worship moves to new location

An activity that brings students from all three Abilene colleges together on Friday nights has moved this semester. Midnight Worship is now taking place at Fountaingate Fellowship’s Worship Campus, at 909 N. Willis St. And the move couldn’t have come at a better time. The building Midnight Worship had been using belonged to University Baptist […]

Panoramic: Campus Lawn

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Video: Music fills Linebacker’s life off the field

The hard-hitting linebacker Blake Rudd is able to express himself off the field through playing the guitar. Rudd was inspired by his uncle to pick up the guitar in 7th grade; the same time he picked up a football. Even with his hectic schedule, Rudd still manages to find the time to play and relax. […]

GATA spreading cheer to Phillipines

The women of GATA have undertaken Operation Christmas Child for the first time by putting shoeboxes together for children in the Philippines. Samaritan’s Purse is the international relief association that puts on this program every year around Christmas time. By filling a shoebox with toys, one can provide Christmas gifts to a child in need. […]

Season of Caring encourages donations

Turkeys for Taylor and a donation drive for the International Rescue Committee are just two of the organizations supported by ACU’s Season of Caring. Turkey’s for Taylor is a fundraiser the Service Action Leadership Team has been doing since 2001. SALT partners with Taylor Elementary to provide 65 Thanksgiving meals for the families of students […]

ACU students families impacted by Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 storm, hit the East Coast on Oct. 29 and affected at least 24 states, from Florida to Maine. New Jersey and New York were among the areas that were most impacted. While Sandy didn’t have a large affect on the weather in Texas, it did affect some of the students […]

ACU group volunteers at pumpkin patch

The Disability Resources Pumpkin Patch received extra helping hands this Halloween season from ACU’s chapter of Hispanos Unidos. This is the first time in recent years that Hispanos Unidos has volunteered in the Abilene community. “We wanted to start getting our name out in the community and what better way than a community pumpkin patch?” […]

Zeta Rho preparing for first Alumni Breakfast

Zeta Rho is getting ready for another first since their recharter, the Homecoming Alumni Breakfast Saturday morning. Along with this year being Zeta Rho’s first pledge class, grub, and Homecoming Parade since its recharter, it will also be the first time that previous Zetas have been able to participate in the traditional breakfast before the […]

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