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Summit offers 10 chapel credits

By Callie Oliver
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

This year, Summit will offer students the chance to earn up to 10 Chapel credits with 20 possible opportunities.
There will be 10 forums, and each forum will be worth two Chapel credits.
“This is going to allow students to go to Chapel and hear some amazing stories and testimonies,” said Mark Jackson, co-director of Chapel.
The forums [...]

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Student T-shirt company looks to expand

By Allison Barksdale
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Classy. Patriotic. Unique. These three words sum up the essence of Republic Society, a T-shirt company started by Bret Wheeless, Kevin Carroll and Cade Allen.
“Republic Society is about power to the people, and we want students to feel like they’re part of society when they buy a shirt,” said Whelless, sophomore management major from Frisco.
Republic Society [...]

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JamFest lines up old and new performers

By Abbey Bowling
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

JamFest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 on the lawn outside of the Hunter Welcome Center during Homecoming week.
Colby Hatchett,  junior accounting and finance major from Fort Worth, helped run the two rounds of performance auditions—the second of which wrapped up on Thursday night—leaving a total of about 8-10 performers in the lineup.
“We’re [...]

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Summit to further complicate parking

By Madelyn Bane
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The competition for parking spots will heat up Monday with the start of Summit.
With the loss of about 360 spots to construction, students, faculty and visitors will have to adjust to the lack of parking space.
“It will be tough, and it will be frustrating for some, but I still think we have adequate parking,” said [...]

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“Road Trip” to Freshman Follies

By Kynzie Newman
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

With nearly 400 freshman participants this year, Freshman Follies is ready to get the show on the road, literally.
Freshman Follies is a variety show that features hall acts and specialty acts. Hall acts are performances by groups of people, such as singing and dancing. For this act, anything goes. The only requirement is that the [...]

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Family Studies major renamed by department

By Elijah Evans
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The family studies major was renamed last spring, and this fall it was officially cataloged as the child and family services degree.
The marriage and family studies department renamed the program to better represent the spirit of the degree. Because family studies is a multi-disciplinary field, the department believes the name change will now clearly communicate [...]

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Episcopal priest to be Summit’s first female preacher

By Linsey Thut
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

This year’s Summit will feature the first woman preacher as a theme speaker. Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest and the author of several award-winning books, her most recent being Learning to Walk in the Dark.
Brady Bryce, director of Summit, said Taylor is an outstanding preacher and various people had suggested her as [...]

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Admissions uses unique initiative to attract students

By Daniel Block
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

In an effort to advocate the ACU difference, the admissions office revamped its initiative to attract potential students by taking a more charitable approach.
Prospective students no longer receive the typical viewbook from the university. Now, they get a personalized letter with the option to choose one of three charities for the admissions office to donate [...]

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Students to speak at Summit

By Elijah Evans
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Summit recruited numerous students to speak at this year’s conference.
Brady Bryce, director of ministry events and Summit, said Summit leadership listened to students, faculty and other individuals across campus to unearth student speakers.
“We tried to be widely diverse in the disciplines that are represented and just find out who people want to hear from,” Bryce [...]

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ACU Women’s Tennis Team in Oklahoma

By Victoria Rodriguez
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

This weekend the ACU women’s tennis team will take their talents north to compete in the Oklahoma Invitational. This will be the first trip for the team to Norman, Okla. where they will face off against the largest number of regional rivals yet.
“I am really excited for this tournament! I think we have some amazing [...]

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$260k saved on energy bills this year

By Madeline Orr
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Turning off the lights at night, replacing old equipment and a strategic partnership have led to an estimated $260,000 in cost-avoidance for the university over the last eight months.
Significant savings on energy bills come after launching an energy saving initiative in January and the addition of Ben Rude, an on-campus Cenergistic energy specialist, in April.
Cenergistic [...]

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SA finalizes fall budget, 49% goes to student organizations

By Allison Brown
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The 91st Students’ Association Congress passed the fall 2014 budget Wednesday night after adding three amendments to the original proposal. Members proposed and debated seven amendments, but four failed to pass during voting.
Each semester, Students’ Association has a $90,000 budget that funds SA and other groups on campus. SA received over $141,500 in requests from [...]