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ISA to prepares for annual Ethnos show

By Kynzie Newman
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The International Students Association (ISA) will present its annual Ethnos Culture Show Nov. 7-8 in Cullen Auditorium.
The theme for this year’s show is “Stories Untold.” The idea behind the theme is that every person has a story that deserves to be heard.
The entirely student-run production unites cultures worldwide through performances and a festive atmosphere. The [...]

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Campus Court house proposed to be a coffee shop

By Hannah Little
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

An ACU graduate wants to turn a house on Campus Court into a coffee shop.
Abilene businessman Caleb Ensor, who owns the house at 2126 Campus Court, said a coffee house at that location could help stimulate further retail near campus and provide a meeting place once the on-campus stadiums are complete for soccer, track and [...]

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ACU professor receives patent

By Callie Oliver
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Dr. Ken Olree has gained a patent on a method for blocking nerve impulses that could potentially help people with epilepsy, seizures and other neurological problems.
Olree, associate professor of engineering and physics, applied for the patent in 2007 and received the rights in September of this year on his method for “coil optimization for magnetic stimulation.” [...]

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Library relocates books to first floor.

By Keith Sanders
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Brown Library has completed a move of hundreds of books to the first floor and opened up the third floor for a new uses.
Dr. Mark McCallon, associate dean of library services, said more than 385,000 books have been relocated to compact shelving on the first floor.
“We wanted to improve access to users for print [...]

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Construction progresses on Beltway North campus

By Anna Koistinen
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Beltway Park Baptist Church is projected to open its North campus early in the spring semester.
The new campus will be 1.5 miles from campus, whereas Beltway’s main campus is 14 miles south. This $7.5 million to $8 million project will include a worship center that will seat as many as 850 people, a 25-room children’s [...]

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Symphonic screams

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

For the second time in ACU Orchestra history, the orchestra played a fall Halloween concert Thursday in complete costume with themed music.
The students in the orchestra began rehearsing for the performance during the second week of school under Dr. Steven Ward, director of bands and orchestra.
The music varied from Glaser to Mussorgsky to Grofe to [...]

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Review Board discusses CORE and other courses

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The General Education Review Board has met several times over the month of October to discuss the university’s CORE and general education requirements.
Dr. Gregory Straughn, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the committee is still in the data-gathering phase of the review.
“We are asking are the outcomes being met, what’s good or [...]

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ACUPD responds to marijuana call in Mabee Hall

By Abigail Runnels
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Police Department responded to a call reporting the odor of marijuana in a men’s residence hall early last week, though no arrests were made.
At 11:57 a.m. Oct. 19, a member of Residence Life suspected two students were smoking marijuana in their dorm room in Mabee Hall. ACU Police officers arrived on the scene, conducted [...]

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GSP, Siggies crowned flag football champs

By Daniel Block
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Columns, News | Comments Off

Well folks, that’s a wrap. The flag football season has run its route, with the championship games played Tuesday night. Don’t worry, this column’s not going anywhere. Volleyball and waterball start up immediately, and I’ll be courtside and poolside to bring you all the happenings around the ACU intramural world. But first…
Men’s Champ League
The first [...]

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Justice Jeff Boyd to visit campus

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Supreme Court Justice Jeff Boyd will speak at the Alpha Chi National Honor Society induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at Chapel on the Hill.
Boyd is an ACU alumnus as well as a member of Alpha Chi. Colton McCoy, president of ACU’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, said he looks forward to hearing [...]

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Provost and President respond to AES students

By Madeline Orr
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Students from the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science met with the president of the university, Dr. Phil Schubert, and the provost, Dr. Robert Rhodes, to discuss the future of their degree plans and programs in light of the recent restructuring proposal.
Schubert assured students that he and Rhodes are fully committed to teaching out the [...]

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Police Log: Oct. 23-30, 2014

By Staff
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Weekly Highlight Report:
10/23/2014 3:03 a.m. HIT & RUN
ACU Parking Lot: University Park Apartment Lot: An ACU student reported damage to her car that occurred while it was parked in the UP lot.
10/24/2014 10:25 a.m. THEFT
ACU Facilities: Brown Library: A student reported the theft of two personal iPads and a Dell computer battery from the library.
10/25/2014 [...]