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Football puts perfect conference record to test

Posted on October 2, 2015 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | No comment

LIVE STATS | LISTEN | WATCH | HIGHLIGHTS vs. SFA The Wildcats (2-1 overall, 2-0 conference) put their perfect record on the line in a visit to head coach Ken Collums’ alma mater, the Central Arkansas Bears (1-2 overall, 1-0 conference). ACU shocked Central Arkansas last year with a 52-35 win in Plano. The ‘Cats needed a dominant […]

Going Home: Collums returns to Conway for showdown with alma mater

Posted on October 1, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | No comment

That slide is what made it home. That slide is what made things familiar and exciting. That slide, in the eyes of a young Ken Collums, was one of the best things in the world, and was one of the best things about going to spend time with his grandparents in Arkansas. “The biggest thing about Conway […]

Freshman Follies to hit the big screen

Posted on September 17, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Freshman halls are adding the finishing touches for their Freshman Follies performances as part of Family Weekend. As one of the biggest freshman classes begin to build their sets, design their costumes and rally their peers, it is clear that Freshman Follies is ready to hit the stage as “Silver Screen Showcase,” a theme based […]

Class of 2019 second largest in ACU history

Posted on September 11, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase | No comment

The class of 2019 is the largest freshman class in three decades, and with the number of enrolled freshmen totaling 1,070, the university has had to make changes to accommodate the large number of new students. Kevin Campbell, chief enrollment officer, said the university had begun preparing for a large number of freshmen last year. […]

West Texas Fair and Rodeo returns to Abilene

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

The 117th annual West Texas Fair and Rodeo returns to the Taylor County Expo Center Thursday through Sept. 19. The fair includes several carnival rides, a beauty pageant, a petting zoo, concession stands, concerts and exhibits for events including everything from livestock shows to calligraphy. Locals can submit their own artwork and food to be judged […]

Wildcats partner with Nike for five-year deal

Posted on September 10, 2015 | Filed under Breaking News,News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

The ACU Department of Athletics has agreed to a five-year deal with Nike to begin on July 1, 2016. Athletic director Lee De Leon unveiled the new partnership with the world’s leading athletics apparel company at a press conference in the Teague Special Events Center Thursday afternoon. “Very rarely do you have the opportunity to partner with […]

Christian Village to close, potentially become dorm

Posted on September 4, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Christian Village of Abilene may become home to students next fall. The university hopes to purchase the Christian Village retirement home facility near campus and convert it into sophomore level housing. The university has entered into an offer-option agreement with the board of trustees of Christian Village, giving the university the option to purchase the retirement home near […]

Ken Collums Show to begin new tenure on KTAB

Posted on September 1, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports,The Ken Collums Show | No comment

The Ken Collums Show will air on KTAB-TV for the 2015 Wildcat football season.  After the first week, the show will air at 11:00 am Saturday mornings The show is produced by the JMC Network student media, and is hosted by the “Voice of the Wildcats,” Grant Boone, as well as senior Shera Niemirowski,  is a weekly talk […]

The road ahead: freshman adjusts to school, football team after life-threatening accident

Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

Freshman J.R. Hall was seriously injured in a one-car accident just three days before signing with the ACU football team. He broke his neck, fractured several vertebrae near his spinal chord, suffered nerve damage and was in a coma for several days. After spending 92 days in the hospital and being placed in a wheelchair, […]

Wildcat Week encompassed old and new traditions

Posted on August 19, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

The first Wildcat Week came to a close Saturday night after a week packed with new and old ACU traditions. Though the rebranded week has a new logo, a new name and new events, upperclassmen, faculty and staff might recognize a few things that went on during the week. The first of the many significant […]

The Fast-Track to Nowhere: ACU denied chance at shorter probation period

Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on The Fast-Track to Nowhere: ACU denied chance at shorter probation period

ACU athletic programs are no longer able to take advantage of a system that once allowed the opportunity for a sports team to compete for a conference championship. Kelsey Dombrowski, sophomore goalkeeper, was not expecting this when she committed to be a Wildcat. “When I first committed to play soccer, they were still a Div. […]

Graduate School of Theology entering prestigious territory nationally

Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Graduate School of Theology entering prestigious territory nationally

Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, Wade Casey never imagined he would one day work toward earning a Masters degree from the ACU Graduate School of Theology. In fact, college didn’t appear on his radar at all until spring of his senior year in high school. “One day I just went in and talked to […]