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Campus to look alive on Dead Day

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Posted on May 3, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Filled with snacks, a recycle drive, puppies and a disc golf tournament, Dead Day will be anything but dead Monday. The Students’ Association will be handing out snacks and drinks to students in front of Brown Library. Andrew Tate, SA vice president and senior biology major from Abilene, said this will be from 8-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Also on Monday, the […]

Student arrested for alleged assault on roommate

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under Breaking News,News | No comment

A male student was arrested early Thursday morning by Abilene police and charged with assault family violence. Stephen Simmonds, senior finance major from Austin,  was arrested Thursday at 1:45 a.m. and booked at Taylor County Jail. Officers with the ACU Police Department and the Abilene Police Department responded to a report of a loud disturbance inside a […]

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JMC Network Newscast – May 1, 2015

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News,Videos | No comment

This week on the final JMC Network Newscast of the semester…First, a look at the 32nd annual KGR run. Then a recap of the senior sendoff devo. Next, a look back at the Ben Rector concert, and finally the JMC Network ask students how they survive finals week. Produced by Savanah Silva Videos by Kynzie […]

SAAC overhauls sports banquet

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has revamped its annual sports banquet. A notable speaker and a new venue will headline the event on Monday night. For the first time, the ACU athletics banquet will be in the Hunter Welcome Center rather than the Teague Special Events Center. The banquet will also feature a speaker from outside the […]

No more cheesin’ in the Starbucks line

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

A year after its intended shut down, the camera enabling students to see how long the Starbucks line was finally turned off. A camera with a live video feed of the Starbucks line was taken offline Tuesday, one year later than intended. In April 2014, the Brown Library received a grant from the Texas State Library […]

COBA students allegedly violate academic integrity policy

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Students in the College of Business Administration are under investigation after a group was allegedly caught violating academic integrity. Several classes were reported to have participated in some form of cheating. According to ACU’s academic integrity and honesty policy, examples of academic dishonesty include acquiring answers for any assigned work or examination from any source not […]

Relaxation Room offers quiet getaway

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Medical and Counseling Care Center (MACCC) is offering students, faculty and staff the chance to unplug and relax, just in time for finals. The Relaxation Room offers a zero-gravity massage chair, several playlists and some alone time for anyone feeling stressed or overworked. “This has been a service that we’ve provided now for the last […]

Forensics receives new director

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Alumnus and former debate team member Dylan Brugman will transition into the position of director of forensics in fall 2015. Brugman, of Aurora, Colorado, was on the team for three years while double majoring in political science and sociology. Now, he is currently finishing his master’s degree in communication. Brugman said he enjoyed being on the debate […]

SA Inducts three new cabinet members

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Posted on May 1, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Students’ Association finalized it’s 2015 cabinet Thursday with the election of a new executive administrator, chief communications officer and chief financial officer. Abbey Moses, junior political science major and peace and social justice studies minor from McKinney, is serving as ACU’s executive administrator. Bret Wheless, sophomore marketing major from Frisco, will serve as the CCO. Austin […]

Sophomore housing registration software quickly crashes

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Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The women’s sophomore housing registration server quickly crashed Wednesday, just minutes after the registration process opened. The server was unable to handle the number of requests it received and crashed. The registration process was  impeded only for female registrants, said Bob Strader, director of residence life education and housing. ResLife quickly identified the error, suspended female registration, wiped all registration […]

The Fast-Track to Nowhere: ACU denied chance at shorter probation period

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Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

ACU athletic programs are no longer able to take advantage of a system that once allowed the opportunity for a sports team to compete for a conference championship. Kelsey Dombrowski, sophomore goalkeeper, was not expecting this when she committed to be a Wildcat. “When I first committed to play soccer, they were still a Div. […]

Blue Bell recall empties ice cream in Bean

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Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The ice cream case in The Bean stands empty in the absence of Blue Bell, which recalled all products last week after 10 illnesses, including three deaths, were linked to the company’s frozen desserts. The company’s troubles began in March when the bacteria listeria monocytogenes was found in a 3-ounce institutional/food service ice cream cup […]