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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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‘Cats battle ‘Kats for SHSU Homecoming

By Collin Wieder
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The ACU Wildcat football team will go on the road again this weekend to take on FCS perennial powerhouse Sam Houston State.
ACU enters this weekend’s contest with an even overall record of 4-4 and a 2-2 conference record. The SHSU Bearkats will go in with a 3-4 overall record and a 2-1 conference record.
Sam Houston [...]

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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 [...]

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“Big Fish” makes a big splash as Homecoming musical

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, News, Showcase | Comments Off

As the first college to perform former Broadway musical Big Fish, the Department of Theatre shares the story as this year’s Homecoming musical.
Big Fish has been a book, a movie with a star-studded cast and a Broadway musical, and now, ACU presents its first collegiate premiere.
The two leads, Tyler Hazard, senior musical theatre major from [...]

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She gets buckets: Mitchell leads way for ACU

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

No one saw it coming. At least, not with a group of seniors leading the way. Not with a solid group of upperclassmen, led by four seniors who had spent the last three years building ACU soccer into the dominant program that it is today. No one saw it coming, but that doesn’t mean it [...]

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Mitchell scores twice in Wildcat wins

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

The soccer team picked up two wins at Shotwell this weekend against Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana. The wins improve the Wildcats’ record to 6-6 and 3-1 in the Southland Conference.
The Wildcats shut out the Nicholls State Colonels 3-0 on Friday afternoon. ACU struck first on a goal by Baylee Mitchell, sophomore forward from Flower Mound, in [...]

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Big Country Balloon Fest takes off

By James Eldred
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

About a dozen hot air balloons floated gently into the sky from Red Bud Park Sunday for the grand finale of the 20th annual Big Country Balloon Fest.
In a marked improvement from last year, the weather was calm enough for pilots to take flight Saturday and Sunday and allowed a sizable crowd to attend.
“We’ve had [...]

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Entra a la Plaza serves up culture

By Emily Seidel
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

A Spanish version of Be My Baby blasted over loudspeakers as several hundred waited for the festivities of Entra a la Plaza to begin Friday night. While they waited, some had their faces painted, and others bounced around in the inflatable obstacle course. The aroma of cheese, beef and spices filled the air as the [...]

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Bid on It: Social Clubs initiate new pledges on Bid Night

By Linsey Thut
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

On Friday night, campus was filled with women skipping in single file lines wearing shirts with marker all over them and men carrying pictures of fruit and chanting about cows. No, the ACU campus did not go crazy; pledging kicked off with the time-honored tradition of Bid Night.
Throughout the night, a total of 388 students [...]

Wildcats clobber Cardinals

By Collin Wieder
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The ACU football team shut out its first opponent in two years Saturday afternoon in a rainy, humid Shotwell Stadium, 21-0, against rival Incarnate Word.
The win was the Wildcats’ first against a Southland Conference team since their return to the FCS.
The Wildcats improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference while the Cardinals dropped to [...]

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Four seniors lead soccer team into 2014 season

By Collin Thompson
Posted on September 9, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

After starting out as freshmen in 2011, seniors Madison Brown, Taylor Brown, Sarah Schoch and Katie Stivers are the only members of the soccer team to have played every year of their college career at ACU. With a combined record of 41-17-3 over that time and only one losing season, along with the change to [...]

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PepsiCo truck gets MakerLab overhaul

By Elijah Evans
Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

A multidisciplinary food truck initiative headed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, the dean of the graduate school, and designed by Nil Santana, director of the MakerLab, recently partnered with PepsiCo Inc. to eliminate a food desert in south Dallas.
Johnson and Santana desire to create a graphically-robust vehicle for educating the south Dallas community on healthy eating [...]