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ACU looks to create upscale village near campus

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

ACU announced prospective plans for the development of an upscale mixed-use village on the north side of town. The Village at Allen Ridge, at the intersection of Interstate 20, Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, would provide Abilene’s north side with a more sophisticated center for dining, shopping, housing and entertainment. Similar to developments like […]

Faculty elects new members to Senate

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Posted on May 9, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

Faculty Senate finished counting ballots Friday, filling its nine open positions for next year. Eight new officers and one chair-elect were voted into the Senate, completing the total 22 positions. Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science, served as the past chair and ran the elections for the Senate this year. He will move out of […]

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Wildcats get ready for summertime adventures

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Posted on May 7, 2015 | Filed under News,Videos | No comment

The JMC Network went around campus and asked students what their plans are for the summer. Video/Produced by Aaron Pokluda and Forrest Lorenzen

Special awards honor prestigious seniors

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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

A few graduating seniors will be honored Saturday with special awards and scholarships. Every year, the Student Life Committee, which is made up of faculty and students representing the different colleges on campus, selects students to recognize for their contribution to ACU. Graduates will not be notified of their awards until Friday night at the commencement rehearsal. […]

Wildcats reunite at Rangers game

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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The ACU Alumni Association is inviting alumni, students and faculty to join them at the Texas Rangers game June 4 against the Chicago White Sox. The game will be in Arlington at Globe Life Park and is a great opportunity for fellowship with the ACU community from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “We’ve been hosting an […]

674 set to receive diplomas

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Posted on May 6, 2015 | Filed under News | No comment

The end of another year is here, and commencement ceremonies are near. This year, 498 undergraduate students and 176 graduate students will receive their diplomas as they walk across the stage in Moody Coliseum during Saturday’s ceremonies. Two-hundred and twelve undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences will be honored during the first […]

Special Olympics to take place at Elmer Gray Stadium

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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Filed under News,Sports | No comment

Elmer Gray Stadium will soon play host to the Special Olympics Big Country Spring Games. The Special Olympics event will begin Saturday with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and competitions starting soon after at 10 a.m. The events should run no later than 4 p.m., and admission is free. Luann Chastain, the area director for […]

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Quarterback Whisperer: Collums creates potent offense

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Posted on May 5, 2015 | Filed under Features,News,Sports | No comment

In 2005, Chris Thomsen was hired as the head coach of the ACU football program and named Ken Collums his offensive coordinator. Thomsen was brought in to turn around a program that had only won one conference championship since the glory days of the 1977 NAIA national championship team. The team had failed to field […]

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. The Campus Activities Board […]

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 […]