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SAND hosts first Jingle Bell Jog 5K

By Kynzie Newman
Posted on November 25, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will conduct its first Jingle Bell Jog.
SAND promotes professions in nutrition and serves students and the wider public by providing valid nutrition information and services. The group has a fall fundraiser each year, and this year it is transitioning from the traditional Zumbathon to a 5K.
The money raised [...]

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Images of Aging contest begins

By Callie Oliver
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Gerontology Center has begun taking submissions for their annual Images of Aging contest.
All current ACU students are encouraged to submit an original photo for the contest. There are three categories open for submission: color, black and white and mobile. The photo must contain a person who is 60 years or older.
Winners of the contest [...]

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Shinnery Review converting to online publication

By Kynzie Newman
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Shinnery Review is taking small steps to transition its way to a completely online publication.
The Shinnery Review is ACU’s literary magazine, annually publishing student poetry, photography, short stories and artwork. It also facilitates workshops and poetry readings and brings distinguished literary figures to campus.
Maggie Marshall, senior English major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the assistant [...]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters considers abandoning annual fundraiser

By Keith Sanders
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Big Brothers Big Sisters conducted its annual fundraiser Bowl for Kids’ Sake last Saturday with a turnout that proved to be disappointing compared to previous years.
Due to this year’s low turnout, the organization is considering abandoning the annual event for next year.
Mallory Ashford, director of events and corporate development for Big Brothers Big Sisters in [...]

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Lifetime Wellness no longer required for new students

By Daniel Block
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Incoming students are only required two kinesiology credits, rather than three, to fulfill their general education requirement which has caused Lifetime Wellness to be dropped from the core curriculum as a mandatory class.
The change came into effect for the current catalog year. Freshmen may choose between enrolling in two physical education activity classes or Lifetime [...]

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Sing Song rehearsals extended

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Sing Song rehearsals will be extended into December to combat a lack of time between the beginning of the spring semester and opening night.
The spring semester will begin Jan. 12, and opening night of Sing Song is scheduled for Feb. 12. With only one month to rehearse, Tom Craig , director of student activities and [...]

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SA passes bill to fund speed humps

By Allison Brown
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Students’ Association passed a bill during Wednesday’s Congress session to assist in funding the refurbishment of speed bumps around campus.
Sean Branchaw, senior mathematics major from Derwood, Maryland, has been pushing for legislation on speed bumps for the last few months. Branchaw’s “bill to cooperatively fund the removal of speed bumps and the installation of speed [...]

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Debate team qualifies for national championship

By Jonathan Ward
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

For the first time in the team’s history, ACU Speech and Debate qualified for a championship at a national tournament last weekend.
Joyce Schuster, senior justice and urban studies major from North Richland Hills, and Caleb Orr, sophomore political science major from McKinney, came in second at Washburn University’s competition in Topeka, Kansas. Schuster and Orr also [...]

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Student entrepreneurs compete for cash

By Allison Brown
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Entrepreneurs young and old filled Hart Auditorium Wednesday morning for this year’s Springboard Elevator Pitch competition.
Ten groups of aspiring business students advanced to the final round of the idea competition, competing for prizes of $1,500 for first place, $750 for second, $250 for third and $250 for audience favorite.
Russell Garrett, new Springboard program coordinator, [...]

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Focusing on real news: no ifs, ands or butts

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Last week, one giant step was taken for mankind.
For the last 10 years, Rosetta spacecraft has roamed the solar system, following a comet headed toward the sun. And last week, Rosetta’s probe, Philae, landed on the comet.
That may not seem like a big deal to you, but think about it for a second.
A machine in [...]

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Track, soccer complex takes shape

By Reese Gwin
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The rubber track and grass field were laid in the new track and soccer complex on the North side of campus last week.
The project is beginning to look the part as the two athletic surfaces nearing completion. The track is still without lanes, and the field has yet to fully take root, but the once [...]

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ACU Startup Week brings alumni to town

By Sarah Stephens
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy recognized Startup Week with its annual ACU Entrepreneur Network Dinner Tuesday evening at the Hunter Welcome Center.
The event brought together visiting alumni and members of ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Association with fellowship and food. It gave students the opportunity to gain wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs to and [...]