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Nursing students promote Ebola Challenge

By Hannah Little
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

A group of nursing students are promoting the #EbolaChallenge to raise money and awareness for the deadly Ebola virus on campus.
Alicia Adams, senior nursing major from San Antonio, started the campaign on campus with the help of Laura Edwards.
“It is exciting to be a part of something that has an impact on the recipient as [...]

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National Hispanic Honor Society to publish review

By Sarah Stephens
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

ACU’s chapter of the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Omega Gamma, plans to publish its first copy of Hispaniola: Encuentro de Dos Mundos in March.
The journal will be similar to the Department of Language and Literature’s Shinnery Review in terms of being published once a year and allowing students to display their creativity and [...]

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Roggendorff Replaced in Montevideo

By Reese Gwin
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Study Abroad Program in Montevideo, Uruguay, is getting a new faculty resident after a family emergency required one professor to come home early.
Dr. Paul Roggendorff, instructor in the Department of Language and Literature, originally planned to spend the entire fall semester in South America with his wife and two children. However, when his [...]

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Changes in pledge process prove successful

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Pledging underwent some dramatic changes this semester, but proved to be just as rewarding as in the past.
This semester, the pledging season was shortened from five weeks to three weeks, physical activities were banned and pledges were admitted to clubs before fall break instead of after.
“Changes come each year in the pledging process,” said Mark [...]

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Three alumni awarded at Homecoming

By Reese Gwin
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU alumni association announced the recipients for their annual alumni of the year awards at Homecoming.
The 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year was bestowed upon Elise (Smith) Mitchell, a 1983 graduate, for successes in public relations and mass communications. This award is the highest honor the university can give to a graduate.
The second highest [...]

Red Thread partners with Better World Books

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on October 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Better World Books has partnered with campus social justice clubs for an on-campus book drive to support different national government organizations.
This will be the first time the book drive will be on campus and will take place Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. There will be four different locations throughout campus. Two of the four locations [...]

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Cedar Creek Waterway pushes for bond

By Kynzie Newman
Posted on October 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Cedar Creek Waterway project is asking for $1.4 million to be put on the City Bond Election in the spring.
If passed, the City Bond Election will allow citizens of Abilene to show their support for building the Cedar Creek Waterway.
As of Oct. 15, City Hall said supporters of the Cedar Creek Waterway were in [...]

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Frats plot return of Haunted Island

By Elijah Evans
Posted on October 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

With Halloween just days away, the Frater Sodalis haunted house is almost ready to open.
The 32-year club tradition is the longest running haunted house in Abilene. It doles out a legitimately frightening 15 minutes of terror every year. Frats are calling this year’s event the return of The Haunted Island. It will be open from [...]

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Student-led food drive prepares to collect

By Callie Oliver
Posted on October 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Trick or Feed, an annual food drive put on by the Service Action Leadership Team to benefit Meals on Wheels Plus and Groceries on Wheels program, is gearing up to collect food on Halloween.
Rachel Ritchie, SALT administrative officer, and Maxwell Moore, SALT publicity officer, started the Trick or Feed program in 2012.
“Rachel and I were [...]

Police Log: Oct. 9-16, 2014

By Staff
Posted on October 17, 2014 | Filed under News, Police Log | Comments Off

Weekly Highlight Report:
10/09/2014 1:41 p.m.  THEFT
ACU: Mall Area: A student’s bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in front of the Bean.
10/11/2014 8:47 p.m. BURGLARY OF RESIDENCE
ACU Residence Hall: Smith Adams Hall: A suspect unlawfully entered a dorm room and stole the tenant’s prescription medications.
10/12/2014 5:10 a.m. THEFT
ACU Residence Hall: McDonald Hall: A student’s 38” [...]

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Doctoral education program proposal in last stretch

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on October 14, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Last month, the Department of Graduate Studies in Education (GSE) faced a likely closure of the department and its masters’ degree programs, but may have the opportunity of staying open with the addition of a doctorate of education in organizational leadership.
Dr. Donnie Snider, chair and dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. [...]

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God’s Not Dead actor headlines Christian Homes benefit

By Sarah Stephens
Posted on October 14, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Christian Homes & Family Services conducted the God’s Not Dead dinner Monday night to benefit the organization.
Kevin Sorbo, an actor who played the role of an atheist philosophy professor in God’s Not Dead, was featured as the guest speaker of the event.
Christian Homes is a 52-year-old local adoption agency and maternity care ministry that prepares [...]