Highland Church introduces instrumental Sunday service

By Allison Brown
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Highland Church of Christ had its first Sunday morning instrumental service on August 17.
The service introduced the church’s new format, with a second service at 11 a.m. on Sundays after an a cappella service at 8:30.
The elders announced a year ago that they would begin making preparations to implement instruments on Sunday mornings.
Dr. John Willis, [...]

ACU Clinic doctors up staff

By Rachel Fritz
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Clinic has partnered with Hendrick Medical Center and is now outsourcing medical services.
As of now, the clinic will be operated by Hendrick employees instead of ACU employees.
“We decided to make this change for a number of reasons,” said Dr. Allison Garrett, executive vice president.
The search for a different model began two years ago [...]

ACU considering concerts on campus

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

More entertainment may come to campus as a result of the survey students received earlier in the summer measuring music tastes, price ranges and more.
A group of ACU personnel began meeting in June to brainstorm ways to make each students’ experiences on campus more entertaining and have been conducting weekly meetings since. Students’ Association President Rodney [...]

ACUPD responded to fatal stabbing at The Grove

By Abigail Runnels
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

ACU police were among the first responders to a fatal stabbing earlier this summer at The Grove Apartments.
ACUPD, along with Abilene PD, answered a call at 2:20 a.m. on July 27 at the complex on Judge Ely Blvd. Kaleb Cory, a 19-year-old Abilene resident, was stabbed and later pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center.
“Multiple APD units [...]

JUST Program modifies recruiting and curriculum

By Allison Brown
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Justice and Urban Studies Team is approaching its third year with new recruiting strategies and a fortified curriculum.
JUST, a program of the Honors College, is a collaboration between ACU and CitySquare that operates on-campus and on-ground in Dallas. Over the past two years, ACU students have partnered with CitySquare to fight urban poverty in [...]

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Riley selected as vice president of Student Life

By Madeline Orr
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Chris Riley, a 2000 ACU graduate, was hired this summer for the position of vice president of Student Life. Previously he served as the university’s associate general counsel and legal compliance coordinator for eight years.

Riley said his first week in the role, beginning on August 4, was spent meeting with all other officers [...]

Former student hired as new OME director

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Prentice Ashford was appointed as the new director for the Office for Multicultural Enrichment.
OME advises and oversees campus groups like Black Students Association, Hispanos Unidos, Sanctify Hip Hop Company, SHADES Step Squad and Virtuous Sisterhood. Though students lead the groups, Ashford will be the director of those students.
“What we want to accomplish for students is [...]

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Photo Gallery: Welcome Week 2014

By Staff
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Photos, Showcase | Comments Off

Every August the First-Year Program provides the Welcome Week experience for all incoming freshmen and transfer student. Students participate in mentor groups, games, service projects, intramurals and the infamous candlelight devo.

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Missions program sends students throughout the world

By James Eldred
Posted on August 21, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

About 70 students interned in nearly 30 countries this summer as part of the WorldWide Witness program.
WorldWide Witness was founded in 2001 to act as ACU’s summer mission internship program. Students typically stay with a host family to work in the community according to their spiritual gifts and talents, said WorldWide Witness director Larry Henderson.
“It’s [...]

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Student Life makes changes to pledging process

By Madeline Orr
Posted on August 21, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

The Office of Student Life has shortened the social club pledging process to a three-week period and prohibited the use of physical activity to initiate pledges.
Chris Riley, vice president for Student Life, informed social club presidents of the changes during a Sunday night meeting at his house. Riley said the changes are the result of a [...]

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Library Starbucks gets certified makeover

By Linsey Thut
Posted on August 20, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Starbucks in the library was renovated and updated over the summer so students can now grab their caffeine fix from an actual Starbucks franchise.
Anthony Williams, chief business services officer, said library baristas trained over the summer with representatives from Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. to learn how to brew the official Starbucks drinks.
“Some of the [...]

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Wildcats to gather at Globe Life Park in June

By Dystanie Douglas
Posted on May 7, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Alumni Association will host the 10th annual “Alumni Night at the Rangers Game” at Globe Life Park.
The game will begin Monday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians.
Each year the alumni association hosts ACU alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents at a Rangers game to cheer on the Texas Rangers. The [...]