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Season of Caring undergoes name change

By Callie Oliver
Posted on December 5, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Season of Caring has been renamed Wildcats Serving to reflect their expansion of service opportunities.
The program will be a collaboration of Student Life, ACU Alumni Association and ACU marketing just as Season of Caring was.
“This new name allows the campaign to scale beyond a certain time of year or specific group of people,” said Jason [...]

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Local food truck grills up childhood favorites

By Allison Brown
Posted on December 5, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Abilene’s newest food truck has rolled onto the culinary scene to serve gourmet grilled cheese around town.
The Toasted Traveler, owned by Jason and Stephanie Blair and Allen and Amy Botkin, opened for business Nov. 22.
Only six months before the griddle was fired up, Stephanie was taking golf lessons from Allen. Blair discovered Botkin and his [...]

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Intramurals Finals Week is here

By Daniel Block
Posted on December 5, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The 2014 intramural season has come and gone faster than a Kojie-Moonie dating relationship. Championships have been won, tempers have been lost and glory has been found on the courts and in the pools of the Rec. This week alone, four teams added their names to the famed intramural championship hall, forever immortalized as the [...]

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12 weeks of Uruguay

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on December 5, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

It’s almost Christmas time, and it’s also almost time for me to leave Uruguay. So, I decided to mix my sentiments surrounding of the two, enjoy:
On the first week in Uruguay
The country gave to me
A milanesa that was bigger than my head
On the second week in Uruguay
My meal plan gave to me
Two amazing in-house cooks [...]

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Student wins $250 prize at Christmas Slam

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on December 5, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

During Christmas Slam, The Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization gave away $250 in gift cards to the student competing for a year’s tuition.
The winner, Andrew Collins, junior biology major from McKinney, was chosen by raffle. He shot a layup, a free throw and a three pointer in 25 seconds. Had he made the final shot from half [...]

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Students asked to take part in sexual assault prevention training

By Madeline Orr
Posted on December 4, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The office of Student Life has asked students to participate in an online training course for sexual assault prevention over the upcoming Christmas break.
The course, “Haven-Understanding Sexual Assault” is facilitated through EverFi, a website created as a learning platform. The course takes approximately an hour to complete and can be completed in a single or [...]

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Mail service manager receives 20 Under 40 Award

By Sarah Stephens
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Abilene Reporter-News honored its 20 up-and-coming businesses leaders for 2014 at a reception at Hardin-Simmons University Tuesday.
Nominations are solicited based on those who have shown leadership skills and are obviously headed for a future of success in the business industry.
Honorees are chosen out of a pool of candidates that were reviewed by an anonymous [...]

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Theatre department chooses Homecoming musical

By James Eldred
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Theatre department has chosen Mary Poppins as the Homecoming Musical for the 2015 fall semester.
Director Kari Hatfield said there were a number of reasons the show was selected.
“It’s a family favorite, and the rights became available just in time,” she said. “We just knew that it would be something our students would [...]

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Tuition lowered for theology grad students

By Daniel Block
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Graduate School of Theology announced its new affordability initiative which aims to reduce tuition costs for students pursuing a career in ministry.
The program will start in the summer and will be in effect beginning with the 2015-2016 catalog year.
With the new initiative, a student’s degree program will determine his or her tuition costs. Once [...]

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SAAC brings teddy bears to Hendrick Medical Center

By Hannah Null
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee is raising money to buy teddy bears for children at Hendrick Medical Center.
Young patients at Hendrick Medical Center have been wishing for more teddy bears, and with the holidays coming up, SAAC felt it would be a good idea to make their wish come true. SAAC wanted to make their [...]

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Swing Cats to host Yule Stomp

By Hannah Little
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Swing Cats and Jazz Band are gearing up to conduct its single and largest event, Yule Stomp.
The annual event will begin with a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by the band’s performance from 8-10 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Hall Ballroom.
Formally known as “Fall Stomp,” the event was intended to be [...]

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Graduate Studies in Education awaits doctorate approval

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Department of Graduate Studies in Education has received university approval for a new doctoral program and now waits for accreditation.
Dr. Donnie Snider, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. Bruce Scott, chair of the Department of Graduate Studies in Education (GSE), and Dr. Stephen Johnson, dean of the Graduate School, developed [...]