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SA officers prepare for fall

By Meigan Gardner
Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

As the semester draws to an end, the newly elected Students’ Association executive officers prepare to serve ACU’s campus.
Cabinet members were elected Thursday when 1,304 students voted using an online voting system for the first time. SA saw an increase in student participation with about 120 more votes than last year.
Rodney Johnson, current SA [...]

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Faith Calls: ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast shares stories, laughs

By Grace Coan
Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | No comment

Some travel delays did not keep three Duck Dynasty cast members from visiting campus and sharing their story with ACU students and the Abilene community Sunday night.
A student event was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. but, because weather delayed their flight, it did not start until 5 p.m. But, once it began, Alan Robertson set the stage for [...]

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Jam session promotes ASA, entrepreneurs

By Linsey Thut
Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

The African Students Association hosted a Jam Session on Tuesday in Cullen Auditorium to raise awareness of their club, as well as support student entrepreneurs at ACU.
Chantal Mwiza, sophomore accounting major from Kigali, Rwanda and treasurer of ASA, said she hoped the Jam Session caught the attention of multiple students around campus.
“I don’t think people [...]

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Chapel celebrates Easter with Holy Week

By Logan Sartain
Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Chapel during Holy Week this year will follow the life of Jesus as told in the gospel of Matthew, leading up to the crucifixion through a new and unique format.
Each year, the Chapel Office tries to make Chapel different during Holy Week, said Abbie Baird, junior youth and family ministry major Leander and Chapel worship coordinator.
The [...]

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Suspects identified as HSU students

By Marissa Jones
Posted on April 9, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | 1 comment

Five males involved in the fake parking ticket incident have been identified as students from Hardin Simmons University.
ACU Police Department announced it had identified the five suspects on Tuesday. Later that day, they were identified to the public as HSU students in a statement released by HSU president Lanny Hall.
“These shameful actions do not reflect [...]

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Pepperdine professor speaks on law school

By Emily Seidel
Posted on April 8, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Professor Jim Gash, ACU alum and former associate dean of students at Pepperdine University, visited the College of Business Administration Monday to give a presentation to pre-law students.
Gash graduated first in his class from the Pepperdine School of Law in 1993. He is currently in his 15th year as a professor of law at Pepperdine, [...]

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‘Cats take down Southland’s top team

By Price Bahcall
Posted on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | No comment

The ACU men’s tennis team finished their weekend matches with a big win over Southland Conference’s top team, Nicholls State.
The men started the weekend in Houston where they took on Rice and lost 1-5. Then they made a pit stop in Kerrville and blanked Schreiner University 7-0. The Wildcats did not allow more than two [...]

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Upcoming play explores memory

By James Eldred
Posted on April 3, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

The ACU Theatre Department began rehearsals Tuesday for “The Glass Menagerie”, a powerful memory play that continues the season’s theme of exploring the intricacies of relationships. The play will come to the stage April 10-12 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.
Dawne Meeks, associate professor of theatre, said the play fulfills a dream to direct a work [...]

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Dancing queens: Omega seeks to fuse dance and faith

By Brantly Houston
Posted on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase | No comment

Omega Dance Company was founded in the 2010-2011 school year to fuse the art of dance and worship.
“The mission of Omega is to educate girls about dance and how it can be used as a form of worship to God,” said Lizzie Folwell, junior marketing and management major from Abilene and member of Omega since [...]

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‘Cats on prowl for Cards

By Collin Wieder
Posted on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | No comment

ACU baseball’s Southland Conference season started off well this last weekend when the Wildcats won their first Southland Conference series 2-1 over University of Incarnate Word.
They head into another series this weekend against Southland opponent, Lamar. ACU enters the game with a 12-13 overall record and a 2-1 Southland record, while Lamar enters with a [...]

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ACU slated for a pair of matches

By Daniel Block
Posted on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | No comment

The ACU women’s tennis team is back in action this weekend with two matches on Saturday. The Wildcats will host Nicholls State University in the morning and McNeese State University in the second match of the day. Both games are part of the Southland Conference regular season schedule.
Nicholls currently sits fifth in the conference standings [...]

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Festival exhibits undergrad research

By Logan Sartain
Posted on April 1, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | No comment

Yesterday, the university hosted its largest undergraduate research festival to date.
About 125 presentations were given throughout the day, said Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, director of undergraduate research.
This was about 30 more presentations than last year’s festival, Sutherlin said.
The purpose of the festival is to give students the opportunity to present the work the put into researching.
“Research [...]