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ACU professor casts statues for summer festival

Posted on February 26, 2015 | Filed under Arts & Culture,Showcase | No comment

The National Center for Children’s Literature has commissioned two statues from an ACU professor for the annual children’s literature festival. Geoffrey Broderick, associate professor of art, was asked to cast the sculptures into bronze for the Children’s Art and Literacy Festival in June. “Every summer, the festival connects with the NCCIL and the author to […]

Football to open against Baylor for 2018

Posted on February 26, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

The ACU football program will begin its 2018 season in Waco with a game against the Baylor Bears. Athletic Director Lee De León made the announcement Thursday afternoon. The game is one of five non-conference games ACU has scheduled against FBS opponents from 2015-2019. The Baylor game will be ACU’s highest-profile opponent in the programs history. […]

First exchange student in Japan returns

Posted on February 25, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase | No comment

Though born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ann Rachel Katagiri was mostly a stranger to the United States until the age of 14. At 6 months old, she moved to Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. She had family in Texas, her mother’s home, whom she visited every two years. But it wouldn’t prepare her for her unexpected move […]

Wildcats win fourth straight with win over Lions

Posted on February 24, 2015 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | No comment

The ACU women’s basketball team defeated the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions Saturday afternoon in Hammond, Louisiana, 83-65, increasing its record to 15-10 overall. The team’s now 7-7 Southland record maintains the Wildcats’ place at eighth in the conference but puts the ‘Cats at .500 in conference for the first time this season. “It’s been really […]

Singular Success: Tournament wins propel Reed to conference honor

Posted on February 16, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | No comment

Brittney Reed, the lone and leading senior for the women’s tennis team, was selected as the Southland Conference’s Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Reed is the second Wildcat to win the award in three weeks after her total 4-0 victories in singles and doubles after matches against Prairie View A&M University and Trinity University. […]

GSP, Siggies and seniors win Sing Song 2015

Posted on February 15, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

The men of GSP won their first Sing Song act since the end of their four-year streak in 2012. The class of 2015 will now graduate in May with its first Sing Song victory under its belt, and the women of Sigma Theta Chi won their 14th Sing Song title. GSP director Phillip Jackson said he […]

Covering a legacy like the ag department

Posted on February 15, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Showcase | No comment

On Friday, the Optimist featured a tabloid insert documenting the past, present and future of the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Some questions may have been raised, like ‘Why did we spend the time and money on an extra eight-page tabloid on one department?’ or ‘Why haven’t other departments that have been closed seen […]

Hosts and hostesses count down to the big show

Posted on February 13, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

While hundreds of students are perfecting their harmonies and complicated group choreography for their three-minute perfomance on the Sing Song stage, six students are practicing during lunch, late into the evenings and on weekends to show off their skills every night in front of thousands. The six men and women chosen to host Sing Song 2015 have […]

The Final Act: George writes one last Sing Song arrangement

Posted on February 13, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase | No comment

On Saturday night, Lydia Miranda will stand side by side with her Alpha Kai Omega sisters ready to take the Sing Song stage one last time. The girls will anxiously chatter as they prepare to take their place and perform the act they all know by heart. They will anticipate the moment the curtain rises, but no […]

Going the Distance: García Muñoz steps up for cross country

Posted on February 13, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | No comment

Diana García Muñoz stepped up her performance this season after experiencing defeat for the first time. Muñoz was competing in the 3,000-meter race at the Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock when she performed below expectations. “Watching one girl pass by after another was horrible,” Muñoz said. “I had never had so many girls pass me […]

Baseball begins season with Wolf Pack

Posted on February 11, 2015 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | No comment

ACU baseball will begin its season Friday with a three-game series against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The team returns the bulk of last year’s roster from its inaugural Southland season. They hope to build off a tough 18-36 year that featured an impressive win over powerhouse Arizona. Offensively, the Wildcats lost all-conference catcher Seth Spivey, but return […]

Basketball ‘bows exchanged for Sing Song bows this weekend

Posted on February 11, 2015 | Filed under Columns,News,Showcase | No comment

The Rec remains silent this week; one might even say it is lonely, without the dribbling of basketballs and tears of defeat to keep it company late into these warm winter evenings. In truth, the Rec’s older and bigger brother, Moody Coliseum, is stealing all the intramural glory this week with some event everyone seems […]