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Video: Locals march in memory of civil rights leader

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Posted on January 23, 2015 | Filed under News,Videos | No comment

Abilene locals took a walk across the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge located in downtown Abilene to commemorate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. Video/editing by Emily Studer and Laura Benson

The playground for engineers expected to open in February

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Posted on January 23, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Construction on Bennett Gymnasium, after a semester-long delay, will be finished by mid-February, and the Department of Engineering and Physics will move in throughout the remainder of the semester. The project was delayed after the discovery of an original concrete structure 21 feet beneath the ground. Much like a jigsaw puzzle, the concrete required the construction […]

RA and AD process changes slightly

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Posted on January 23, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Office of Residence Life Education and Housing is in the process of filling 70 positions and hopes to fill the positions by March. Every year, ResLife sifts through 200-250 applicants to fill resident assistant positions. Ryan Randolph is the area coordinator for Barret and Smith-Adams Halls and has a hand in selecting ADs and […]

Lacrosse ready for league play

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The ACU lacrosse team will compete in an organized league for the first time in the program’s history. Starting Saturday, the ‘Cats will be official participants in the Lone Star Alliance, a lacrosse league including teams from across Texas and the South. “This is going to be a big weekend for us and hopefully kick off […]

Abilene community marches in remembrance of Dr. King

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Hundreds of Abilenians marched across the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge Monday to commemorate Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights Movement. Men, women and children of all ages joined in the march including several ACU students and faculty members. Taylor Crumpton, sophomore psychology major from Coppell, attended the march to remember and celebrate […]

ACU trustee and Taco Bueno founder dies

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Bill Waugh, ACU alumnus, former ACU trustee and founder of the Taco Bueno fast food chain, died Tuesday in Dallas where he lived. Waugh, 79, graduated from ACU in 1959 with a degree in fine arts. It was that same artistic eye and an innovative business sense that led him to launch several successful restaurant […]

Chapel exemptions not exempt to change

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Chapel Office has modified its exemption policies for this semester, allowing students greater leeway to fulfill their credit requirements. The new exemption policy is designed to make it easier for students with schedule conflicts to satisfy the Chapel requirement and remain off Chapel probation. Mark Jackson, associate director of student organizations and programs, said […]

Committee selects Canvas to replace OpenClass

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Students have entered their final semester of the OpenClass learning management system (LMS), as a committee of faculty members decided to fully switch to Canvas for the fall 2015 semester. Some classes began using Canvas this semester. The JMC 495 Internship class started using it to keep attendance and grades. The change to Canvas continues the trend […]

Sanctify getting a fresh start

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Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The dance team Sanctify is getting a fresh start this semester. The club will conduct dance tryouts from 2-5 p.m. Saturday in Studio B of the Money Student Recreation and Wellness center. The mission of Sanctify is to redeem the image of hip-hop and glorify God through dance. While the club did not perform last […]

Online sexual assault and harassment course still available

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Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The deadline to be entered in a drawing for three $100 Starbucks Coffee Company gift cards for taking the sexual assault course ended Monday and winners were chosen Tuesday. Before winter break, the Office of Student Life sent an email to students requesting they take an online sexual assault course as part of a legal requirement. […]

Stadium fundraiser to sell bricks and seats

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Posted on January 18, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The Office of Advancement will sell seats and bricks to raise money for the new football and soccer stadiums. So far, donors have committed $19.7 million, $10.3 million short of the $30 million goal, advancement officials said. “The fundraising campaign related to the athletic stadia is designed to create awareness of opportunities and needs surrounding […]

Professors react to French attack

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Posted on January 16, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The two-man double terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo has left millions disturbed, including two ACU professors who have family residing in Paris. The French magazine features satirical cartoons, jokes and reports targeted toward political leaders and political matters. Last week, the magazine published a cartoon that depicted Muhammad, a Muslim prophet. Depicting Muhammad in any […]