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Homecoming musical “Big Fish” is first collegiate premier

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase | Comments Off

This year’s homecoming musical is not only special because of its talented cast, but because it will be the first ever collegiate premier of the former Broadway show Big Fish.
With their connection with alumni from set designing, and performance, as well as first hand viewing from the Broadway show; the department is creating a brand [...]

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Athletic Director Jared Mosley resigns, takes job in Waco

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on August 22, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

ACU athletic director Jared Mosley announced Friday morning that he will resign to become the new CEO and president of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco.
“It obviously was a very tough decision to leave,” Mosley said. “I’ve been here 18 years going back to when I was a student, so anytime you spend [...]

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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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Former Yankee player encourages students

By Denzil Lim
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Former New York Yankee legend Bobby Richardson visited campus last Tuesday as the the key speaker at a luncheon organized by ACU and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Richardson spoke about his success in baseball, unwavering love for God and his dream for young, faith-driven athletes.
According to an article by Lance Fleming from ACU Sports, Richardson [...]

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Fort Worth Opera puts on annual festival

By Alikay Wood
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase | Comments Off

When most students think of opera they likely conjure images of a phantom in a mask or of a large woman wearing a horned helmet while belting out songs at decibel levels too high for the human ear to hear. These stereotypes, while not undeserved, often prevent students from experiencing the artistic magnificence of the [...]

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Living the dream, everyday

By Jimmy Isbell
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

Dreams do come true if you are Peyton Mosley, who is one of a few seniors on the softball team. Her dream started to come true when she first stepped into the pitcher’s circle at Poly Wells field.
Mosley was a timid walk on, but a determined young woman.
Over the course of her four years garbed [...]

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Men’s tennis wins NIT tournament

By Price Bahcall
Posted on May 1, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The ACU men’s tennis team finished its 2014 season as champions of the inaugural National Invitational Tennis Tournament as the team defeated New Jersey Tech 6-1 and avenged an early season defeat to Grand Canyon, 4-3.
The Wildcats finished the season with a 17-10 (.630) record in their first season of NCAA Div. I and finished [...]

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Seniors say farewell at devotional

By Dystanie Douglas
Posted on April 30, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

The Student Alumni Association hosted a candlelight devotional Tuesday night in the Amphitheater as a senior send-off for the first time.
The Candlelight Devotional is an annual tradition that typically takes place during Welcome Week. It is a memorable experience for all new students who attend ACU.
During the devotional, each new student is given a candle [...]

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KGR finishes strong with $30,000

By Emily Seidel
Posted on April 29, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

The 31st annual Kirk Goodwin Memorial Race exceeded expectations this weekend, raising about $30,000.
The 5K has been an annual event put on by the men of Galaxy since the mid-1980s in memory of Kirk Goodwin, a former ACU track team and Galaxy member, who was killed in a car crash in 1984. The proceeds have [...]

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Disc Jocks: ACU students throw in Nationals

By Gabi Powell
Posted on April 29, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

Doing away with clubs and caddies, disc golf is the growing sport craze among college students and on ACU’s campus.
The hybrid of a sport is played much like golf, the goal being to get the disc into the basket in as few shots as possible.

Disc golf came to the ACU campus in 2008 when [...]

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Crippen shines in debut

By Collin Wieder
Posted on April 29, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The  baseball team fell to 15-25 on the season and 5-10 in the Southland as it dropped two out of three to Houston Baptist University over the weekend.
HBU improved to .500 on the season with a 20-20 overall record and 9-12 in conference.
ACU dropped the series, but may have found another starting pitcher in freshman [...]

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Hitting a high note: ACU opera performs free show

By Alikay Wood
Posted on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase | Comments Off

The ACU Opera team hopes to introduce ACU students to the genre with “Susannah,” an Apocryphal story, this week.
Jarrett Ward, senior vocal performance major from Houston and member of the marketing team for “Susannah”, said students should have more appreciation for opera music.
“The music of opera makes you think, and often makes the listener experience [...]