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Chipotle rolls into town, chooses location

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Posted on July 15, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Chipotle is coming to Abilene and permits have been filed with the City of Abilene for renovations to a building on S. Clack Street. The long-awaited burrito chain will be located at 3800 S. Clack St. in a former Citibank location near Target. No opening date has been set […]

Men’s basketball hosts prayer vigil for Dallas

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Posted on July 14, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

The ACU community and Abilene citizens bowed their heads in response to national tragedies with a prayer vigil hosted by the ACU men’s basketball team Wednesday night in Hart Auditorium. The prayer vigil was created for people to come together and pray about the Dallas shootings which brought devastation across America last week. The event in downtown Dallas was […]

VP of Operations leaves after 17 years, takes job at higher ed software corp.

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Posted on July 14, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

Kevin Roberts, vice president of operations and planning, will leave ACU after 17 years of working on campus. Roberts accepted a position as regional sales manager with Florida-based Campus Management Corp., a major software provider in higher education. Roberts will continue to be based in Abilene. His last day with ACU is July 29. In […]

Spencers say “sayonara” to Abilene, head to Japan

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Posted on July 14, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

An ACU couple is packing their bags for a new chapter in their lives. Alison and Nathan Spencer are wrapping up their last few days of work on campus before heading to Japan. Alison Spencer, academic coordinator for the Honors College, won the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) award and will move to Japan with her husband […]

Mail services, Living Room to move for centralized advising

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Posted on July 10, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

The Campus Center Living Room will be eliminated and Mail Services will move to make room for an expanded Depot, which will include centralized advising offices. University administration announced in the spring a decision to move academic advising to a centralized location. Kevin Campbell, chief enrollment officer, is directing the change because it will affect student enrollment and […]

New COBA dean outlines goals, leadership style

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Posted on July 8, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

The College of Business Administration’s new dean brings analytical leadership and development goals to the position. Dr. Brad Crisp, former director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, took his position as the new dean of COBA May 9. He served as the interim dean since January when Dr. Rick Lytle stepped down. A search committee chaired […]

Jackson, Cuevas’ positions eliminated as Student Life restructures

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Posted on June 3, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

The Office of Student Life eliminated the roles of Mark Jackson, associate director of student organizations and programs, and Mary Beth Cuevas, associate director of Leadership Camps. Chris Riley, vice president of student life, said the office reduced their positions from full-time to reduced full-time positions because of budgeting. “In Student Life, we constantly evaluate the best way to continue […]

Spiritual Formation Credits double community service activities

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Posted on May 27, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

Two semesters after the Office of Student Development initiated Spiritual Formation Event Credits, the number of students involved in community service more than doubled. In Spring 2015, about 90 students participated in community service, but the number of students rose to 260 in spring 2016, according to data released by the Office of Student Development. Called Faith […]

Wildcats softball trio takes one more swing

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Posted on May 6, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

As seniors Demi McNulty, Cara Hoover and Julia Montoya gear up for their last weekend donning the purple and white, the three reminisce on some of their favorite moments from their four years of memories. McNulty, who plans to achieve a masters degree in athletic administration said she will never forget when redshirt sophomore Hannah Null threw […]

Students arrested on felony drug charges

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Posted on May 5, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

Two students were arrested Tuesday at their home two blocks from campus on drug-related charges, according to the Abilene Police Department. The APD Special Operations Division executed a search warrant at 10:33 a.m. at a residence on the 500 block of E.N. 23rd Street. During the search, Abilene police arrested Brendan Pierre Richelet, junior marketing major from Coppell, […]

Annie retires from omelet station

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Posted on May 5, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

Annie Capers left behind her pan, assorted vegetables and devoted omelet-lovers when she retired from the World Famous Bean three weeks ago. Though she made hundreds of cheese-covered egg creations each day, Annie often remembered individual students’ usual orders. She called students “baby” and was quick with the words “love you.” “She was tired,” said Darryl Karp, food service […]

Substitute hired as permanent jazz director

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Posted on May 5, 2016 | Filed under News | No comment

The Department of Music hired a new jazz director, Mike Rogers, to direct the jazz programs and instruct music theory courses permanently this year. Rogers, a graduate student from the University of North Texas, was previously hired as one of the many jazz substitutes since Derek Brown, former Jazz Director, left ACU to pursue a […]