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Voices from the Hill: Sandy Byers

Everyone in Abilene can tune in to 89.7 fm, but few will ever know about the lady behind the desk that makes it possible. Zane Goggans introduces Sandy Byers for the JMC Network. Video/editing by Zane Goggans

Love Knows No Bounds

With February here, Love is in the air. Aside from the romantic aspects of Valentine’s Day there’s more to love than just flowers and hearts. KACU’s Zane Goggans with the help of Kelly Zhou, has this inspiring story of an Abilene couple with an inspiring and unusual tale of love. And you can see Ray […]

Facility closings for Christmas break

Limited hours and closings for ACU facilities will begin at the start of Christmas break with most services closing just before the holiday. The entire campus will be closed on Christmas day. Some facilities and services will reopen right after Christmas Day, while others will remain closed until mid January. The most notable of the […]

Honors college to study in New York City

The ACU Honors College is offering “A Cultural Pilgrimage,” a visual and performing arts Maymester course in New York City. The Study America one-week course is an exploration of artistic and cultural highlights of downtown New York. Students will spend the majority of their time in Manhattan and some time in New Jersey going to […]

Nursing program leaving Patty Hanks

The ACU Nursing Department is planning to move its program to campus after having classes at the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing for more than 30 years. The university decided to leave Patty Hanks to create its own nursing program. ACU has been associated with the Patty Hanks since 1978, but beginning in 2013, […]

Departments await merger details

The Department of Foreign Language and the Department of Sociology and Family Studies will merge with other departments as the university realigns its budget for next year. The new budget plan will be explained to all ACU faculty and staff on Nov. 17.  The plan includes position losses for several faculty members as well as […]

City construction on Pine Street underway

The City of Abilene is working on concluding a $1.7 million, yearlong construction project on one of the city’s most important roads. Pine Street is getting a face lift after years of service. New pavement and curb work is being done to the street many visitors take into downtown Abilene. A median, built to accommodate […]

Social Responsibility In Local Businesses

Terry Johnson has been working with area residents for over seven years to help with planning for college and balancing family budgets. Most of the people he’s assisted come from lower income or disadvantaged areas. Now he’s launching a new initiative that gives local businesses affordable advertisement, and helps high school students learn business skills […]

Dancing incorporated into fitness classes

Dancing has made its way into the ACU curriculum with the addition of two new dance courses offered to all students. The courses, ballet and modern dance, are offered in the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation & Wellness Center. People who wish to participate in these classes must register and pay for the course.  […]

Actors bring authentic twist to musical

Homecoming is bringing more than just a football game for the Wildcats; it also heralds another ACU tradition, the Homecoming musical. This year’s Homecoming musical is The King and I, a story based on Margaret Landon’s 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam. The story draws from the true memoirs of Anna Leonowens in […]

Optimist alumni recall pranks, tricks during deadlines

The itching to keep the friendly rivalry alive was enough motivation for him. On a late Tuesday night in 1974, while working on deadline in the shared office space in the basement of the Campus Center, Alan Miller cunningly decided to “play a little joke” on the then Prickly Pear editor who had gone home […]

Organ donation walk to bring TV show to campus

Organ donation will be at the heart of tomorrow’s Donate Life Walk on campus, and ABC will be on campus to record the event. Donate Life Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Lunsford Trail. Students and other participants will start at the GATA Fountain and walk twice around […]

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