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Student recollects life lessons learned at ACU

Taylor Elementary, August 1994. I walked up the sidewalk to my kindergarten classroom. My parents walked on either side of me. My backpack hung on my small shoulders and I carried my Mickey Mouse lunch box in my right hand. I didn’t know what to expect on that first day of kindergarten, but I was […]

International faculty diversify ACU experience

Dr. Garry Bailey, like many people, spent his childhood riding his bike to and from his grandparents’ house. Only when Bailey rode his bike, he crossed into another country. Bailey grew up in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. His mother’s parents lived across a small river in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. At the time, […]

New SA officers honored at ceremony

During a night of reflection and inside jokes, the 2010-2011 Students’ Association executive officers passed the torch to the 2011-2012 SA executive officers in the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony. SA created a new budget handbook, revised the dancing and chalk policies, gave students more options in dining and had a hand in key […]

Eyewear blinds self-conception

My parents took me to the eye doctor right before my fourth birthday. In the examination room, I identified kites and birthday cakes instead of the ABC’s, because I didn’t know my letters yet. After a few other tests, the doctor told my parents I would need glasses – and an eye patch. The glasses […]

Hart wins vice president runoff

Julianne Hart will serve as next year’s Students’ Association vice president. Hart, junior political science major from Austin, will join next year’s SA President Connor Best, junior political science major from Sacramento, Calif., and and next year’s SA Treasurer Carson Henley, junior biochemistry major from Colleyville, in the new SA executive cabinet. Hart said the three years […]

SA elections result in run off

Students are not yet done voting for their new Students’ Association vice president. No vice-presidential candidate received 50 percent of the vote, so frontrunners Rebecca Dial and Julianne Hart will undergo a runoff election on Friday. Voting will take place in the McGlothlin Campus Center from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other elections reached resolution […]

SA supports Chalking Policy, restructures Congress

The Students’ Association approved a plan to restructure SA and voted to encourage the university to allow chalk advertisements on campus. In its last meeting of the semester on Wednesday, SA passed two bills that will restructure Congress and also passed a resolution supporting changes to the campus chalking policy. SA Parliamentarian and Chief Development […]

SA candidates debate for votes

Students’ Association executive officer candidates will spend the week campaigning and debating to show students they deserve a chance at campus-wide leadership. Candidates participated in SA debates Tuesday evening and will speak publicly once more during Chapel on Wednesday. Students can vote Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m in the Campus Center. Connor Best, […]

Presidential candidate to run unopposed

Connor Best will run uncontested in the Students’ Association presidential race. Best, junior political science major from Sacramento, Calif. and chief development officer and parliamentarian for SA, said even though he doesn’t have an opponent in the election, he would still campaign and inform students of his goals for next year. “To be honest, I […]

Summit to feature Max Lucado

ACU is saying “Enough” during Summit 2011. Summit will incorporate the theme, “Enough: Hearing God through Isaiah” and will feature speakers such as ACU alumna Max Lucado, best-selling author and preaching minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Brady Bryce, director of ministry events, said students have been requesting Lucado for years, and this […]

Best things in life should be free

Coffee. Sometimes I make it, sometimes I buy it and sometimes I find it for free – the best mornings are when I find it for free. However, this particular morning I paid $2 for a cup of vanilla hazelnut from Einstein Bros. Bagels. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but it was still […]

Clubs to eliminate physical pledging requirements

Pledging will look a little different next fall. Administrators eliminated the use of calisthenics as an approved pledging activity and shortened pledging to five weeks from six weeks. Calisthenics is defined as systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed, usually without apparatus, according to Webster’s Dictionary and the ACU Anti-Hazing Policy and Philosophy. “The changes that they […]

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