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Bonterra Blu introduces new flavors to Abilene area

Bonterra Blu Feature Chef Joel Trueblood’s mission in life is to change the way people think about food and he is starting right in his own backyard: Clyde, Texas. “This is where we live and we couldn’t find the things we wanted,” Trueblood said. “So we thought, why don’t we just stop complaining and create […]

Griggs Center emphasizes philanthropy

Quality business schools stress the importance of entrepreneurship, and ACU is making changes to take it one step further by continuing to educate students in the art of starting businesses, but also teach them how to help others along the way. The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy was created in late 2011 to build […]

COBA to further student business ventures with Griggs Center

The College of Business Administration is helping students create, develop and launch business ventures with the creation of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. Director of the Griggs Center, Dr. Jim Litton said, “Some board members and successful alumni wanted to enhance the focus of the College of Business in the concept of entrepreneurship […]

Video: Students unplug in new chapel

A new Chapel group on campus was formed for students who want to free themselves from outside distractions. Meagan Freeman reports for the JMC Network.

Mobile learning to be evaluated, altered

Amidst budget woes across campus, rumors of cuts in the mobile learning initiative have surfaced. Initially, local media outlets reported that the program would stop giving incoming freshman iPhones and iPods beginning in 2012. Director of Educational Innovation and associate professor of English Bill Rankin, said this story is not true. He said the program […]

Interest meeting today for Study Abroad Honduras

The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy will offer students the chance to learn about how they can study social entrepreneurship in Honduras next summer. An interest meeting for this new study abroad opportunity will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 301 of the Mabee Business Building. Dr. Jim Litton, associate professor of business and […]

Harding president to retire in 2013

The president of Harding University announced that he will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. David B. Burks will step down from the presidency after 26 years at the university associated with the Church of Christ located in Searcy, Ark. According to a news release from the university, Burks turned in […]

Highland Church of Christ hires alumni over summer to fill ministry positions

Three ACU graduates accepted positions with Abilene’s largest Church of Christ congregation this summer. Early in the summer Ben Siburt, Brandon Scott Thomas and Matt Pinson filled the various roles of executive minister, worship minister and director of communications, respectively, at Highland Church of Christ. Ben Siburt, who graduated in 2000 with a degree in […]

Multicultural enrichment aims new events to promote diverse thinking

The Office of Mulitcultural Enrichment is planning several on-campus events to celebrate its’ mission of embracing diversity. The plans include the traditional events, such as the annual Ethnos Culture Show and the annual Black History Production, and new events, such as movie nights, basketball tournaments and Chapel groups. “The office provides the campus with educational […]

Progress made in engineering department development

The Department of Engineering is a step closer to being established in the 2012-2013 school year. Faculty members of the Department of Physics are working together to develop the Department of Engineering, which will be housed in the Foster Science Building along with the physics department. They are now focusing on hiring a professor and […]

Evolving technology keeps Optimist cutting edge

In 1955, two curious Optimist freshman volunteers entered the university’s print shop where the school newspaper went to press to check on its progress. The door was open, but the pressman was across the street taking a break. The students spied a large Linotype machine in the room, and began to examine it. One of the […]

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