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Third trip’s the charm

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

On Aug. 27, Mandy Rama boarded a plane to finally return home, alongside 10 other students.
Rama, a sophomore family studies major, has a different experience than her classmates – she was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and has been waiting to return for the last 13 years.
“I want so badly to [...]

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ACU welcomes De León as new AD

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on November 13, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

President Phil Schubert announced Thursday morning in front of faculty and staff that Lee De León had been selected as the eighth director of athletics for ACU.
De León will take over all duties and responsibilities on Dec. 1.
“I feel so blessed and honored to serve as the director of athletics here,” De León said. “As soon [...]

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ACU conducts annual Veterans Day tribute

By Sarah Stephens
Posted on November 11, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

The university honored all branches of the armed forces as part of a Chapel service to commemorate Veterans Day.
Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, opened the ceremony while American flags and patriotic symbols surrounded attendees to serve as reminders. The assembly honored those who have served and those who currently serve in the military. [...]

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Schubert, Onstead break ground for new science center

By Reese Gwin
Posted on November 11, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, joined Kay Onstead and others in a ceremony Monday to break ground on the Onstead Science Center.
The ceremony marks the third project already underway as part of the Vision in Action initiative. Last spring, Onstead committed $10 million toward the project in honor of her late husband, former [...]

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Turnovers plague Wildcats, as Demons dominate

By Collin Wieder
Posted on November 8, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The Wildcats fell 34-10 to the Northwestern State Demons in ACU’s final home game of the year.
The Wildcats dropped to 5-6 and 3-4 in conference while the Demons improved to 5-5 and 3-3 in the Southland Conference.
ACU started the game off well, recovering the opening onside kick, but two plays into ACU’s drive, quarterback Parker [...]

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Epps proves excellence on both sides of the ball

By Collin Thompson
Posted on November 6, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

From offense to defense to special teams, ACU junior Jonathan Epps can do just about anything on the football field.
Epps is second on the team in all-purpose yards with 788 behind freshman redshirt running back De’Andre Brown’s 949 yards coming from passes and kick and punt returns. He also plays a key role on the [...]

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Collums makes return to alma mater, UCA

By Collin Wieder
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

ACU football hits the road for the third consecutive week as they travel to Plano for the annual DFW game.
The Wildcats will play in John Clark Stadium against second-place conference opponent Central Arkansas. ACU will enter the game at 4-5 and 2-3 in the Southland while Central Arkansas enters at 5-4 with a 4-1 Southland [...]

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Soccer wraps up 2014 campaign

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The women’s soccer team concluded its 2014 season earlier this week as second-year members of the Southland Conference. The Wildcats finished the year 8-9-2 with an in-conference record of 5-4-2.
ACU finished with a lesser record than last year, going 13-5-1 overall and 7-5 against Southland programs. But with a lot of new faces for the [...]

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Global Samaritan announces Ebola relief efforts

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Global Samaritan Resources, a local Abilene non-profit, announced a plan Wednesday to send relief to West African countries.
Simple Works, the new initiative, is an effort to provide simple solutions to the complex Ebola crisis in West Africa. The program focuses on three primary needs of people affected by the outbreak. Global Samaritan will send water [...]

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Wildcats wrap up season at Shotwell

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The women’s soccer team will look to conclude its 2014 campaign above .500 as the Wildcats fight for a couple of wins in the final two games of the season. Currently at 7-8-2, ACU will take on Lamar (4-10-1, 2-5-1) at noon Friday and McNeese State (6-8-1, 4-4-0) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Both games will [...]

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On the Hedge of Glory

By Linsey Thut
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

He’s sweet but spiky, curious but complacent, sharp but soft. His pastimes include hiking up shirt sleeves and hiding under beds. His name is Cashew, but his friends refer to him as Cash or Cash-Money.
Oh, and he’s a hedgehog.

On Sept. 6, Ali Rakestraw, junior biology major from Boulder, Colorado, drove two and a half hours [...]

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Football powers through Gyrenes for fourth win

By Collin Wieder
Posted on October 11, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The football team scored more than 50 points for the second time this year on its way to a 55-14 Homecoming win against the Ave Maria Gyrenes.
ACU improved to 4-3 overall on the year while the Gyrenes dropped to 1-5.
The Wildcat offense put together another great outing, going for 513 total yards.
The NAIA’s Gyrenes gave [...]