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Leftover Bean Bucks to be donated

Students will have the chance to donate leftover Bean Bucks during finals week to help aid Love and Care Ministries. Students will be able to buy non-perishables from the Campus Store with their Bean Bucks and place them in donation buckets in the Campus Center throughout finals week. At the end of finals week, the […]

Students prepare for ACU study abroad

Students will scatter across different continents during the summer and fall to study abroad in places like Oxford, Germany and, this year, Ghana. “I think interest is about the same. It kind of fluctuates a little bit and some years we will have more and some less. It’s hard to predict,” said Stephen Shewmaker, executive […]

Possibility of building plans affecting neighbors has led to concern

“We have been in this house 22 years next month, and for the eight years before that we lived four houses down the street,” said Cindy Earles, resident on Rountree Drive. Earles is one of the residents on Rountree Drive who could be effected by the university’s plans to build the new stadium. If the […]

Rushing begins with rule change

Pledging requirements have changed for the fall; Potential women pledges will now be expected to attend at least one rush for each women’s club. “One of the things that we were noticing is that with the girls in particular, several were only going to one tea, which is kind of the kick-start for rushes,” said […]

Springboard winners awarded at dinner

The winners for the Springboard Ideas Challenge were announced Tuesday night at the awards dinner in the Hunter Welcome Center. Morgan Hood, Jason McVey, Rudy Garza and Jeff Johnston were the winners for the College Division. The winners for this year’s Springboard Ideas Challenge are as follows: For the College Division, the grand prize went […]

Cyclists to tour Abilene in first Criterium

Men and women from colleges across the state, including seven members of the ACU Cycling Club, will compete in the first-ever, ACU-organized cycling race in Abilene: the Tour of Abilene. The race will take place 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, beginning on campus. Dillon Fowler, freshman business and marketing major from Keller and president of […]

Sexual assault receives nationwide attention

Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, second freshman to win the Heisman trophy, was part of an on-going investigation of an alleged sexual assault crime dating back to 2012. This young star was accused of engaging in “sexual assault battery” on Dec. 7, 2012, according to ESPN. ESPN said Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs decided […]

Crossing Cafe adds to selections

The Crossing Cafe in the Mabee Business Building has happy hour from 12-1:15 p.m. where burritos are half-off. The cafe is also selling home-made cookies for the first time. Mandy Stratton, sophomore finance and accounting major from Ham Lake, Minn. and leader of the student-run Crossing Cafe said, “We don’t like throwing away burritos at […]

Ukraine conflict could affect missions

Political unrest in Ukraine surges on, and even though Jeremiah’s Hope has not been affected physically, its mission efforts could be impacted. Jeremiah’s Hope is a nonprofit organization based in the Ukraine that works with at-risk children. Andrew Kelly, co-founder of Jeremiah’s Hope, graduated in 2001 from ACU and moved to the Ukraine in 2004 […]

Springboard opens registration for participants

Registration is open for the 2014 Springboard Ideas Challenge. This year registration is easy and only requires a $10 fee. The deadline for registration is March 7 at 5:00 p.m. “In the past you had to have the business plan already constructed, initially, to apply for the competition,” said Hollie Baldridge, assistant director of the […]

Winterguard wins Christmas Slam prize

Students who attended the Christmas Slam in December reaped the benefits of prizes, free pizza, Christmas Slam T-shirts and the opportunity to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Only one organization with the most tweets and attendance received the high-dollar prize. ACU Acuity Winterguard won $1,000 for having the most members tweet and attend […]

BBBS celebrates National Mentor Month

January is the 36th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Abilene and National Mentoring Month. “Thank your Mentor Day” was celebrated Thursday by the local non-profit to honor the mentors who have impacted young lives. “It’s a time when, nationally, we can recognize the power of mentoring,” said Tim Yandell, regional executive director in […]

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