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Architecture change leads to yearlong delay

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News,Sports | No comment

Wildcat football fans will have to wait two more seasons before the team moves to an on-campus stadium. The new ACU stadium will be opening in 2017 instead of the expected 2016 date. ACU Athletic Director Lee De Leon said a change in architecture firms resulted in the yearlong delay. De Leon decided to change […]

Study Abroad moves to homestay program

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

After 15 years of students filling the halls every fall, spring and summer, the Study Abroad office is closing its doors to Casa ACU in Uruguay. Instead of placing the Latin American program’s students in the dorm-like housing at 2073 Colonia, Montevideo, the office will launch a homestay program. For the program, students will live with host […]

Freshman halls adapt to large class

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The common rooms in Mabee Hall and Nelson Hall were turned into dorms over the summer. Bob Strader, the director of Residence Life Education and Housing, said the decision was made in late April when the staff learned the number of incoming freshmen. “It appeared we wouldn’t have enough beds for all the students,” said […]

The road ahead: freshman adjusts to school, football team after life-threatening accident

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

Freshman J.R. Hall was seriously injured in a one-car accident just three days before signing with the ACU football team. He broke his neck, fractured several vertebrae near his spinal chord, suffered nerve damage and was in a coma for several days. After spending 92 days in the hospital and being placed in a wheelchair, […]

Adobe CC to be available to all students

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to a select group of students free of charge beginning Monday. The university is making the software available to students in the Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication, Art and Design, Digital Entertainment Technology, as well as part of the College of Business Administration as a pilot before making it available […]

Cheerleaders forced to go without uniforms

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

ACU cheerleaders are without uniforms due to an increase in team members. The team grew from last year and now consists of 18 women and two men. Jamie Forrest, cheerleading coach, said the team decided not to go with full uniforms until all members have one. “We do have the others on order, and they should be here […]

Campus construction heats up

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Campus construction is in full swing at the beginning of this semester. New construction projects have started, construction from last semester is complete and smaller summer projects brightened up campus over the summer. Bennett Engineering and Physics Laboratory and Elmer Gray Stadium are the two primary construction projects from the spring that are finished. The […]

OME changes name, rebrands

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Office of Multicultural Enrichment has changed its name to the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Prentice Ashford, director of OMA, said the change came from the decision to better define what the program does. After evaluating the program and deciding what needed to stay and what needed to go, Ashford decided the title no longer […]

SA vice president resigns to join Rubio D.C. staff

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Posted on August 25, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

SA vice president Caleb Orr resigned Monday after accepting a position on the staff of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) in Washington, D.C. Orr, junior political science major from McKinney, spent the last two summers interning on Capitol Hill for Rubio’s office. After this summer’s internship with the senator, who is a candidate for the Republican […]

ACU alums open new Papa Murphy’s Pizza location

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Posted on August 25, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

A new Papa Murphy’s Pizza has opened just blocks away from campus, allowing local residents to customize their own fresh, take-home pizza. Alums Lisa (Layne) and Bob Herndon opened the doors to a new Papa Murphy’s Pizza located on EN 10th Street next to Arby’s. The Herndons also own a Papa Murphy’s Pizza on S. […]

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Video: ACU begins year with 110th Opening Assembly

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Posted on August 24, 2015 | Filed under News,Videos | No comment

Faculty and staff, along with students and community members gathered in Moody Coliseum Monday morning to officially begin the new school year. video by Aaron Pokluda & Forrest Lorenzen & John Puckett edited by Savanah Silva

ISA rebrands to welcome all students

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Posted on August 24, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The International Student’s Association celebrated more than 30 incoming students with its Welcome Bash Thursday evening. As part of its mission to make ACU feel more like home to students from outside the U.S., ISA members shared food, ice cream and tips on adjusting to campus life with the students. Gaby Lane, international student service […]