Many people have silently agreed with the shirts and bumper stickers that read “Keep Abilene Boring.” One of the recurring lamentations heard at ACU is the lack of interesting things to do over the weekends or, for local students, over the summer.
Weekends are manageable with homework, but dying of boredom over the summer can become [...]
The 2012-2013 Student’s association cabinet formally handed over the reigns to the newly elected officers at the Fairway Oaks Country Club on Thursday night.
SA officers, Student Congress members, friends, and faculty advisers of SA attended the ceremony known as the Changing of the Guard.
Recently hired cabinet members in the positions of Chief Communications Officer, Chief [...]
On Saturday, 508 students will walk across the stage in Moody Coliseum to receive their diplomas during two graduation ceremonies.
The first ceremony at 11 a.m. will honor 267 undergraduates and 51 graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences. The second ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m., will honor 241 undergraduates and 64 graduate students [...]
The ACU Alumni Association will again be hosting an ACU night at a Texas Rangers game. It’s called “Meet us at the ballpark” and will take place June 10 at 7 p.m.
The Rangers will be playing against the Cleveland Indians.
According to the ACU website, last year more than 800 members of the ACU community attended [...]
After a week-long election, new members were welcomed into the Faculty Senate April 25 during the senate’s last meeting of the semester.
Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science, said there were three openings on the Senate and one officer position, the chair elect, which is a three year post.
“The Faculty Senate is [...]
ACU is expanding its Christ-centered community to Dallas with two new graduate programs, both of which will begin in 2014.
The programs include a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Medical Family Therapy, and a Post-Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship.
Each program will challenge students to think critically about the world while they work alongside [...]
Three staff members in the office of intramural sports and Student Recreation and Wellness Center will not be returning next semester because of cuts.
The Rec Center will work closely with the intramural sports program this next school year, leading to stronger programs and lower costs for the university.
“Intramurals merging with the Rec Center just made [...]
Part-time students may be able to vote in future Students’ Association elections.
In the final SA meeting of the semester, Executive President Rebecca Dial introduced two bills to Congress. The first bill sought to make two changes to the SA constitution, allowing for part-time students to vote and for freshmen to run for academic or building [...]
The intramural staff is buzzing with excitement about the upcoming intramural closing ceremonies, which will take place Tuesday in Bennett Gymnasium from 9-10 p.m.
“Everyone needs to come because it’s really going to be a lot of fun,” said Kenli Edwards, director of intramurals.
There will be lots of activities for students to participate in, as well [...]
Saturday’s commencement will grant seniors the reward for four years of academic achievement. For a few students, graduate awards will be given in addition to recognize their accomplishments beyond the diploma.
Two weeks before graduation, The Student Life Committee meets to review the award nominations submitted by faculty and staff.
Tina Fleet, associate vice president for Student [...]
A smoke machine in one of the dorm rooms in Mabee Hall caused the fire alarm to go off on Thursday night. ACU Police responded to the incident.
Jordan Bunch, area coordinator of Mabee Hall said, the smoke machine was included in a party in one of the rooms.
The ACU Police responded to the alarm at [...]
Caroline Thompson, freshman accounting and management major from Houston, started her very own business here in Abilene utilizing what she grew up around: gymnastics.
Thompson Tumblers is a noncompetitive gymnastics program that teaches developmentally appropriate gymnastics and gross motor skills to children ages three to six years old.
Being a [...]