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Johnson resigns from SA presidency, Carter takes office

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Posted on March 4, 2015 | Filed under Breaking News,News | No comment

Rodney Johnson has resigned as Students’ Association president. Beau Carter, former 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 […]

Highland ministry to try new spring break campaign

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Posted on March 4, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

After various spring break trips in past couple of years, Highland Church of Christ has decided to keep it local and spend this year around the neighborhoods of Abilene. The Highland student ministry and the university ministry will team up to take part in what they are calling Restoration Week. Wade Casey (12’), one of two […]

Missionary team visits campus to gather student interest

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

An East Texas organization that provides support for Christian missionaries will come to campus Wednesday to give interested students a glimpse inside its summer internship program. Missionary TECH Team is an organization based in Longview that works to provide national and international missionaries with materials for success. Services MTT performs include designing brochures for missionaries and designing facilities for […]

Faculty reading group improves teaching methods

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The Adams Center for Teaching and Learning has started a new reading group called Make It Stick to help faculty members improve the ways their students learn. The group is based on the book Make It Stick, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel, which explores research on the science […]

Chapel forum tackles tough topic

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Chapel Office was scheduled to present a forum Tuesday about the complex topic of eating disorders and the sexualization of women in the media. Killing Us Softly, a documentary series, is being shown as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week facilitated by We Are Not Alone, an on-campus support group for students who have or […]

Deadline for photography contest extended

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Friday’s heavy snowfall led to a submission deadline extension for this year’s Images of Aging contest to Tuesday. “It’s always fun to do this,” said Adelaide Rich, Pruett Gerontology Center student worker. “We do it to promote successful aging – taking away the negative stereotypes of what we typically think of older people.” Students have the […]

Williams heads to Mexico City for next big project

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

After producing numerous documentaries and books, Dr. Vernon Williams, professor of history, will spend his spring break in Mexico City to conduct interviews for his next film about the Pancho Villa Expedition, or Punitive Expedition, of 1916. “The story of the film is going to be the story of this expedition,” Williams said. “It will not […]

ACU debate team tops state schools

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

ACU’s debate team has become one of the nation’s best this year, traveling across the country to compete against, and defeat, top schools. The team has traveled all over the U.S. this year to locations such as Berkeley, California, Kansas City and Bellingham, Washington. Dena Counts, debate team coach and director of forensics, said the team travels every […]

SXSW utilizes apps to enhance networking opportunities

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

South by Southwest 2015 will return to Austin later this month, providing opportunities for entertainment and career-building conferences, and now-enhanced networking opportunities with four apps hitting the market. The four apps – Heard, Holonis, Vuevent and SideChef – are highlighted as the best tools this year to maximize the SXSW Conference and Festival experience for attendees, including […]

Drop in oil prices has minimal impact on endowment

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Posted on March 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The university’s $370 million endowment saw an energy impact of less than 2 percent on its value as oil and gas prices fell dramatically from last September to the end of December. Jack Rich, ACU’s chief investment officer, said initially the endowment has not been hurt that significantly by the drop in energy prices despite having a […]

Zombies to invade Buffalo Gap Historic Village

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Posted on March 2, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The running dead will invade Buffalo Gap March 28 for the fourth annual Buffalo Gap Historic Village Zombie Run. The 5K run attracts hundreds of participants from all over the state. Runners begin the race with three flags on their waist and attempt to make it to the finish line unscathed by zombies with at least […]

SA approves new student activity fee

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Posted on February 27, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Students’ Association Congress approved a proposal Wednesday that will add a $25 student activity fee to undergraduate students’ tuition. The action passed with a 29-1 vote in favor of the implementation of the new itemized budget, said Caleb Orr, sophomore class president. “It was an idea that the treasurer, Andrew Tate, came up with and […]