Video: ACU football suffers last second loss to Georgia State

By Staff
Posted on August 30, 2014 | Filed under News, Sports, Videos | Comments Off

Daniel Zepeda recaps ACU football’s first game of its 2014 season. Big moments include new quarterback Parker McKenzie’s first start and Nick Richardson getting two sacks closer to the ACU record.

Reporting by Daniel Zepeda
Video/editing by Shera Niemirowski

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$19 million left to raise for Vision in Action

By Madeline Orr
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The Vision in Action fundraising initiative is 75 percent complete, leaving about $19 million left to raise, said Jim Orr, vice president for advancement.
“We’ve made good progress since the gifts were made,” Orr said. “We’re right at 75 percent of the $75 million goal, so right around $56 million has been raised to date.”
The initial [...]

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Campus takes on ALS ice bucket challenge

By Emily Seidel
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

As the latest group at ACU to be publicly challenged, the freshman class was called out last week to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the final day of Welcome Week.
That’s right, the entire freshman class.
Alex Abston, student director for Welcome Week, said Aubree Selinger from the Alumni Association nominated all incoming freshmen [...]

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Tuition discount increases Bible majors

By Allison Brown
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

A change in Bible majors’ tuition may be the cause of an increase in majors.
The number of freshmen and transfer students declared as Bible majors has increased to 50-55, up from the low 40s last year. The final number won’t be available until official numbers are released on the twelfth day of classes.
This year, the [...]

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TEDx Talk being brought to ACU

By Tommy Evans
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

ACU will host its very own TEDx event on April 17 in Cullen Auditorium.
Under the theme “(re)think,” the goal of the event is to question the status quo and consider how a single individual’s idea might radically alter an entire community, according to their website.
Dr. Lauren Lemley, assistant professor of communications and director of the speaking [...]

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ACU tells freshman “1 is 2 Many”

By Jonathan Ward
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

ACU hosted its first “1 is 2 Many Campaign” Tuesday night to promote personal safety and awareness of sexual misconduct.
The event included speakers such as Chris Riley, vice president of Student Life, Jimmy Ellison, ACU chief of police, and Lori Bunton, advocate for Abilene’s Regional Victim Crisis Center.
Bunton and her team of volunteers and students [...]

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Career Center changes networking system

By Elijah Evans
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Career Center replaced ACU CareerLink in July with College Central Network, the nation’s largest network of college job seekers.
The Career Center looked to streamline the networking process and provide students an interface that was easy to use.
“It’s social networking to the max,” said Jessica Carrigan, senior  management and marketing major from Tioga.
Carrigan works [...]

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Cedar Creek Waterway Project making slow progress

By Linsey Thut
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Community members are bonding in an ongoing development project called the Cedar Creek Waterway project to create new recreational parks and keep a natural creek running through Abilene.
Cedar Creek, a creek that runs through Abilene, connects multiple parks throughout Abilene, such as Will Hair Park and Kyle Young Park.
Jim Cooke, environmental science professor and supporter [...]

Home-school may change college recruitment

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on August 27, 2014 | Filed under News | No comment

Last year, Haley Renemar had no idea how to get into college. Monday, she began her collegiate experience at ACU.
Renemar, freshman convergence journalism major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was home-schooled from kindergarten up to high school graduation last year. Her parents preferred the rigorous, personal atmosphere of home education over “indoctrinating” public school education, she [...]

COBA undergoes change in leadership

By Emily Seidel
Posted on August 27, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The College of Business Administration saw a shift in leadership as two department chairs and the associate dean transitioned into full-time faculty positions before the semester began.
As of June 1, Dr. Don Pope, chair of Management Sciences, Bill Fowler, chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, and Dr. Monty Lynn, associate dean of the [...]

Kent Brantly discharged from Emory hospital

By Allison Brown
Posted on August 27, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

Dr. Kent Brantly was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on August 21, less than a month after contracting a deadly disease,
Brantly contracted the Ebola virus on July 23 while working for Samaritan’s Purse as a medical missionary in Liberia, one of the countries effected by the outbreak of this disease. He remained in [...]

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Board supports Schubert despite divorce proceedings

By Madeline Orr
Posted on August 26, 2014 | Filed under News | Comments Off

The ACU Board of Trustees’ Chairman, Dr. Barry Packer, said the board is deeply saddened by the entry into divorce proceedings between President Phil Schubert and his wife Jamie. Nevertheless they believe Schubert is the right person to lead the university.
In an email to faculty and staff, Packer said board members will continue to support [...]