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Wildcats partner with Nike for five-year deal

The ACU Department of Athletics has agreed to a five-year deal with Nike to begin on July 1, 2016. Athletic director Lee De Leon unveiled the new partnership with the world’s leading athletics apparel company at a press conference in the Teague Special Events Center Thursday afternoon. “Very rarely do you have the opportunity to partner with […]

Student arrested for alleged assault on roommate

A male student was arrested early Thursday morning by Abilene police and charged with assault family violence. Stephen Simmonds, senior finance major from Austin,  was arrested Thursday at 1:45 a.m. and booked at Taylor County Jail. Officers with the ACU Police Department and the Abilene Police Department responded to a report of a loud disturbance inside a […]

Johnson resigns from SA presidency, Carter takes office

Rodney Johnson has resigned as SA president. Beau Carter, formerly vice president, has assumed the position. Chris Riley, vice president of Student Life, informed Congress of Johnson’s decision and read a letter from Johnson explaining his decision at Wednesday’s SA meeting. Johnson was not present at the meeting. “This year has not been easy for me […]

Council votes against closure of AES majors

The University Undergraduate Academic Council voted 7-2 against the university’s proposal to discontinue majors in agribusiness, animal science and environmental science during a meeting Wednesday. Dr. Susan Lewis, vice provost, said in an email that although the proposal and the responses from the department and the dean included many details, the council’s scope Wednesday was to vote […]

Four students involved in rollover accident

Four ACU students were injured in a rollover accident on Loop 322 near Highway 36 just before 9 p.m. Sunday. The students are Philomena DeHoyos from Seguin, Kristopher Normand from Fort Knox, Kentucky, Shalina Sadruddin from Carrollton and Michelle Weidenaar from Arvada, Colorado. The students were sent to Hendrick Medical Center. Anna Koistinen, freshman journalism […]

Student biker hit by car

A vehicle hit an ACU sophomore nursing major on a bike at the crosswalk of Campus Court and EN 16th Street, sending him to the hospital this morning. A SUV hit the student while he was biking across the street, causing the student to fly off the bike, said Sydney Wooton, eyewitness and junior social […]

ACU accepts invitation from Southland

The ACU Board of Trustees and administrators have decided to accept the invitation from the Southland Conference to transition into NCAA Division I status. The official announcement will be made Saturday, Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at a press conference in the Hunter Welcome Center.

ACUPD arrest three suspects in robbery, burglary

The ACU Police Department arrested three suspects in an armed robbery outside of Barret Hall on June 11. The arrests came that evening, less than 12 hours after the incident occurred. Devin Jerone Tate, 18, Joshua Lynn Jiminez, 22, and Anthony Jermaine Rocha, 17 were arrested and booked into the Taylor County Jail, according to […]

No decision made yet on iPad mandate

The decision to require all full-time ACU undergrad students to have an iPad by August 2013 has yet to be made. Team 55 sent an email to rising juniors encouraging them to choose the iPad option from the Mobile Learning Initiative because all full-time undergrads will be required to have an iPad in the fall […]

Miller moved to Hendrick Hospice Care

UPDATE: Pat Miller woke from the coma Saturday evening. Emmett Miller posted on Facebook at 9:30 that she was responsive and asking about people. “Still not sure what has happened,” he wrote. “Keep praying.” — Pat Miller, who was involved in the Nov. 4 bus accident, has been transferred to Hendrick Hospice in Abilene from […]

ACU student hit by car and hospitalized

An ACU student was hit by a car Friday while crossing Judge Ely Boulevard. The female student, who’s name has not yet been released, attempted to cross the street in front of Taylor Elementary School. The outside lanes yielded to the pedestrians but the inside lane did not. Police officers said that the cars had […]

Students respond to bus accident

Students were shocked when news broke on campus that students and faculty were involved in a bus accident this afternoon. A total of 16 ACU-affiliated passengers, including students, faculty and the spouse of a faculty member, were on their way to Medina Children’s Home for a service project when their 24-passenger bus rolled off the […]

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