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McCaleb marks 50th year working with university

By Logan Sartain
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Vice President Dr. Gary McCaleb was honored Monday for his 50 years of service at ACU.
During Monday’s Chapel, President Dr. Phil Shubert recognized McCaleb and presented to him an authentic ACU Baseball jersey with the number 50 on the back, which he wore while throwing the first pitch that afternoon at the ACU v. McMurry [...]

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Rushing begins with rule change

By Kirsten Holman
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Pledging requirements have changed for the fall; Potential girl pledges will now be expected to attend at least one rush for each girls club.
“One of the things that we were noticing is that with the girls in particular, several were only going to one tea, which is kind of the kick-start for rushes,” said Mark [...]

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Students nominated for Mr. & Ms. ACU

By Nathan Lundeen
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Five men and five women from ACU’s graduating class have been nominated by students to receive the honor of being named Mr. and Miss ACU.
Rodney Johnson, junior marketing pre-law major from Odessa and executive vice president of Students’ Association, is in charge of the 2014 Mr. and Ms. ACU. SA President Dylan Benac who would [...]

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Condoleezza Rice to visit Global Samaritan

By Matthew Sloan
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Abilene nonprofit Global Samaritan Resources will bring one of the most famous women in America to Abilene in the fall.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the Abilene Civic Center Nov. 18 at an event sponsored by Global Samaritan and all three local private universities.
“A couple of months ago we reached out to [...]

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Big Brothers and Sisters reduces list size

By Meigan Gardner
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Two hundred and thirteen Abilene children have been removed from the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list thanks to Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union and their record-breaking, five-year fundraising campaign.

The campaign raised about $150,000 through their organized annual “Skip-A-Loan” program.

“Our members are so supportive and look forward to the annual Skip-a-Payment program so they [...]

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Students audition for ‘Big Fish’

By Grace Coan
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Open auditions for the Homecoming musical in the fall, “Big Fish”, took place last week in Fulks Theatre in the Williams Performing Arts Center.
Any student or members from the Abilene community were welcome to audition. Those who auditioned were required to prepare a cut of a song in the style of “Big Fish” as well [...]

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Relay for Life runs for two days on fields

By Micah Hermsdorf
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The American Cancer Society will host Abilene’s 20th anniversary Relay for Life event Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The Relay will take place at Big Country Soccer Complex. Amy Carnes, Relay for Life Specialist for the American Cancer Society, helped organize this event.
“Cancer never sleeps and so that night, neither do we,” [...]

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SA allocates $3,000 to three bills

By JC Peeples
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The Students’ Association Congress voted to allocate $3,000 to three separate events on campus.
The allocated money will help fund the Band Banquet, Raid the Rec and Party on the Patio.
The first bill was proposed and written by Trevor Wyatt, freshman music education major from Fort Worth.
“The budget for the Williams Performing Arts Center would greatly [...]

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Project REACH debuts cultural fashions

By Allison Brown
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Project REACH Fashion Show hit the runway yesterday to showcase different cultures on campus.
The fashion show, sponsored by African Students Association, was at 6 p.m. yesterday in the old bowling alley area of the Campus Center. The show featured 17 students from different cultures modeling attire from all over the globe. In keeping with the [...]

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Kirk Goodwin Run alters traditional race

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The men of Galaxy will put on the 31st annual Kirk Goodwin Memorial Run 5K and the Run the West half marathon, this Saturday.
The run will begin on ACU’s campus and go around the Abilene area, varying on route for both types of races. Individuals can run the 5K for $20 and the Run the West [...]

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Buffalo Gap hosts new ‘Zombie Games’

By Dystanie Douglas
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The Buffalo Gap Historical Village will have its third annual fundraising event, “The Zombie Games.”
The Zombie Games is a family-friendly, team-building apocalypse game that combines acts as seen on The Walking Dead, the Hunger Games and Survivor. Participants will work together in physical and mental challenges to gather supplies, solve puzzles and out-wit the [...]

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Campaigns end year’s outreach programs

By Micah Hermsdorf
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Spots are still available for any students interested in going on the free, final Weekend Campaign in Laredo from Friday to Sunday.
Jaymee Myller, a senior nursing major from Arvada, Colo., is one of the leaders of the campaign. She is responsible for the location of the campaign at the Latin American Lutheran Mission.
“My grandparents have [...]