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Wildcats to gather at Globe Life Park in June

By Dystanie Douglas
Posted on May 7, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The ACU Alumni Association will host the 10th annual “Alumni Night at the Rangers Game” at Globe Life Park.
The game will begin Monday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians.
Each year the alumni association hosts ACU alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents at a Rangers game to cheer on the Texas Rangers. The [...]

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CitySquare students finish semester with celebration

By Allison Brown
Posted on May 7, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

ACU students finished up their year at CitySquare with a celebration of their work with Design For Change inner city students Saturday in Dallas.
Over the last year, sophomores Alan Songer, criminal justice and Spanish major from Tomball; Bethany Richardson, social work major from Nacogdoches; Molly Clemans, marketing and ad/PR major from Melissa; and Nicole Ramos, [...]

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Fourteen grads to be awarded by Student Life

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on May 6, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Fourteen students will receive awards that honor character and other admirable qualities at Saturday’s commencement ceremonies.
Every year, Student Life awards outstanding students with these awards. Each student was nominated by faculty and staff and had to meet certain qualifications to be considered for an award.
“The executive assistant to the vice president of student life gets [...]

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Graduation Ceremonies to honor 561 seniors, 124 graduate students

By Linsey Thut
Posted on May 6, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Five hundred sixty-one seniors will begin a new chapter of their lives as they walk across the stage in Moody Coliseum to receive their diplomas in one of two graduation ceremonies on Saturday.
The first ceremony, starting at 11 a.m., will honor 247 undergraduates and 43 graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences. The second ceremony, [...]

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SA conducts Changing of the Guard ceremony

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on May 6, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The former Students’ Association officers passed down their positions to the incoming officers in the Changing of the Guard ceremony last Thursday at Abilene Country Club.
Robert Hull, senior piano performance major from Ripon, California, served on the Students’ Association this year as the executive administrator and also did some of the planning for the Changing of [...]

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Eleven members elected to Faculty Senate

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on May 6, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Faculty spent the last couple of weeks electing members to the Faculty Senate for next year. As a result, 11 new Senate members have been elected.
Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science, served as the Senate’s chair this past year.
“We had our regular senate election about a week ago, and as a [...]

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University fills vice president of advancement position

By Allison Brown
Posted on May 5, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The university has named an attorney and board member the new vice president for advancement, a position which has been open for more than a year.
Jim Orr, who graduated from ACU with an accounting degree in 1986, has been hired to fill the university’s top fundraising position. The position has been vacant since spring of [...]

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Three of four students in accident released from hospital

By Staff
Posted on May 5, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Three of the four ACU students involved in the one-car rollover accident on Sunday night have been released from Hendrick Medical Center. One of the students, Michelle Weidenaar from Arvada, Colorado, went into surgery after arriving at the hospital and is now in stable condition.
Philomena DeHoyos from Seguin, Kristopher Normand from Fort Knox, Kentucky and [...]

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Four students involved in rollover accident

By Melany Cox
Posted on May 5, 2014 | Filed under Breaking News, News | No comment

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 and mass communication [...]

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About 80 percent of SA budget spent

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The Students’ Association has spent about 80 percent of its budget, said Treasurer J.P. Ralston.
SA receives about $180,000 of student fees each year to divide among campus organizations. But any money that is not spent goes to a restricted account for SA.
“Any student funds that come through SA, if they’re not used, stay with SA,” [...]

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New stadium to benefit students

By Emily Seidel
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The full-color renderings of the planned Wildcat Stadium at Anthony Field show a sports venue packed with purple for game-day action. Fresh from tailgating, crowds in the pictures pour into the pristine complex as the football on the field takes place under the festive glow of fireworks.
But what the drawings don’t show is the stadium [...]

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Leftover Bean Bucks to be donated

By Kirsten Holman
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Students will have the chance to donate leftover Bean Bucks during finals week to help aid Love and Care Ministries.
Students will be able to buy non-perishables from the Campus Store with their Bean Bucks and place them in donation buckets in the Campus Center throughout finals week. At the end of finals week, the donations [...]