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New campus organization campaigns for gender equality

By Elijah Evans
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Allies for Feminism is a new student association this semester that intends to raise awareness about gender equality and the social stigmas surrounding feminism on campus.
The student association plans to emphasize the race and gender-encompassing aspects of feminism. They will attempt to dispel the stigmas associated with feminism, and partner with other student organizations to spread the word [...]

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Gandhi’s grandson speaks at Interfaith Council event

By Daniel Block
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson spoke in Abilene early this week regarding the value of a peaceful and nonviolent culture.
Dr. Arun Gandhi visited Abilene as a guest of the Abilene Interfaith Council. He presented as the council’s featured speaker at First Baptist Church on Monday and at Hardin-Simmons University on Tuesday.
Gandhi’s speech, titled ‘What I Learned from [...]

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Congress passes bill to fund bike rental business

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

SA voted to give $2000 to a new Wildcat Ventures bike rental company.
Connor Osburn, senior business finance major from Southlake and CEO of Wildcat Ventures, and David Guinn, senior marketing major from Graham, presented their business plan for UBikes to the 36 members present in Wednesday’s session.
UBikes is a bike rental service that will be [...]

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Global Samaritan announces Ebola relief efforts

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Global Samaritan Resources, a local Abilene non-profit, announced a plan Wednesday to send relief to West African countries.
Simple Works, the new initiative, is an effort to provide simple solutions to the complex Ebola crisis in West Africa. The program focuses on three primary needs of people affected by the outbreak. Global Samaritan will send water [...]

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‘Believe Me’ to premiere in Cullen Auditorium

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

A premiere of Believe Me will be shown for free to students at 8 p.m. Friday in Cullen Auditorium.
The film is presented by ACU FilmFest executive producers and Katheryn Cansino, alumnus and production assistant on the film.
“You come, you watch a great movie, you eat some popcorn, you ask some questions and you go and you [...]

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Colleagues praise retiring former dean

By Callie Oliver
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Dr. MaLesa Breeding will retire after 21 years at the university.
Breeding, executive director of the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning, will leave ACU to work in the Metroplex in speech pathology.
“I’m going back into speech pathology and I’ll be working with a geriatric population,” she said. “Working in direct patient care with people who [...]

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Gobmobile sets sail in GATA Fountain

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Sub T-16’s Gobmobile infiltrated GATA Fountain early Thursday morning, Oct. 16.
Jimmy Ellison, ACU chief of police, said a WFF employee contacted ACUPD about the occurrence at 5:30 a.m. and officers were immediately dispatched. Upon reaching GATA Fountain, which was turned off at the time, officers found the vehicle abandoned in the fountain. The Gobmobile was [...]

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Sing Song to feature two freshman acts

By Jonathan Ward
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

This year’s Sing Song show will feature two freshman class acts instead of one, unlike previous years.
Despite some negative reactions from students, Barrett Lewis, freshman biology major from Abilene, imagines the show and the freshmen will be just fine.
“There were a lot of people that were upset about [the change] but I think it’ll be [...]

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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 [...]