He’ll never win MVP or even play a single minute. But being a good sport, he’ll still suit up for every game. Even with no sweat to show for, Willie the Wildcat is a real athlete.
“Anyone who has ever been a mascot can agree, you’re essentially in a giant parka for various reasons from August [...]
Sunday afternoon, the World’s Backyard organization was off to the races, celebrating its fourth-annual Turkey Derby with kids crafting and competing.
The student-led ministry hosted its Thanksgiving event as a special and separate occasion from its usual Wednesday meeting time.
“Wednesdays become these kids’ favorite day of the week, and ours,” said Lindsey Cranford, junior management and [...]
Waking for sunrise activities, wearing uniforms and complying with orders, pledging an ACU social club has often been likened to the experience of boot camp.
However, unlike his fellow pledges, Joshua Hollers can empathize with the parallel.
At 36 years old, the junior business management major traded a life in Marine blue for that of Frater Sodalis [...]
Frater Sodalis’ haunted house is back for Halloween…and back from the dead. The 31-year club tradition takes a turn for the zombie-pocalypse, a theme sure to scare you half to death.
As the longest-running haunted house in Abilene, planning for the club’s creepy annual event began at the beginning of September and members went to work [...]
Justin Gibson is not your average student.
The 27-year-old junior social work major from Gatesville first began his college career at ACU two years after graduating high school.
Because of poor academic performance and for not meeting the Chapel requirements for two consecutive semesters, Justin was kicked out of ACU.
But last semester, Gibson got his second-chance. And that [...]
For your rants, woes, confessions and worries, Reid Rivers is all ears.
The freshman vocational missions major from Juneau, Alaska, can be seen standing in silence on the walkway between the Campus Center and the Brown Library, holding a cardboard sign with the offering: I will listen.
Rivers took on the solo project, with sign out and [...]
It is the rising plague among the nation’s college campuses, a taboo topic gone unspoken and an affliction starving for awareness.
“Eating disorders are such a lonely disease,” said Emily Muhlberg, freshman marketing major from Boerne. “It shuts you down, makes you forget about everything you used to care about, and places unnecessary shame on you. [...]
Peter Parker advised, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
No statement sticks closer to the ten elected presidents of ACU’s social clubs.
The presidents’ itinerary includes weekly meetings with Student Life, leading club meetings, organizing events, communicating with club sponsors, delegating tasks to their officers and the managing of anything and everything club-related.
“It’s quite a list,” said [...]
In an industry best known for manipulation and consumerism, advertising and public relations professor, Joyce Haley is showing students how advertising can be used for the greater good, an ambitious mission earning her the title as ACU’s 2012-13 Teacher of the Year.
Haley, a 1981 graduate of Pepperdine University, hit the professional ground running and didn’t [...]
A college career spent in the ResLife system can be summed up in one word.
“Community,” said Jake Hall, senior English education major from Springtown.
Hall, the assistant director of Smith-Adams Hall, is on his third ResLife round, a job he said goes beyond the title of midnight curfew checks to nurse or nurture the hall residents.
The lives [...]
ACU’s Mobile Learning Initiative and the AT&T Learning Studio put the school on the map as a technology trailblazer in higher education.
And with the university’s newest development, the “innovative and real” mantra never held more true.
During this year’s homecoming events, the Library will open its Maker Lab, providing creative tools and a workspace that encourages “Maker” technology [...]
The 1940s makeshift music group of student known as the Nauseating Nine left a legacy of laughs on campus, students as fans and administration with frowns.
The group’s humble beginning can be traced back to childhood friends Joe Clayton (’50) and Bill Scott (’50) growing up in Shawnee, Okla. After a move separated the childhood friends, the two [...]