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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 [...]

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Women play final match in Omaha

By Daniel Block
Posted on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The inaugural Div. I Southland Conference regular season may be over for the Wildcats’ tennis teams, but there is still one tournament left to play. The men’s and women’s teams will compete in the 2014 National Invitational Tennis Tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska-Omaha this weekend.
The tournament features other teams from around the nation [...]

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McCaleb marks 50th year working with university

By Logan Sartain
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Vice President Dr. Gary McCaleb was honored Monday for his 50 years of service at ACU.
During Monday’s Chapel, President Dr. Phil Schubert recognized McCaleb and presented to him an authentic ACU Baseball jersey with the number 50 on the back, which he wore while throwing the first pitch that afternoon at the ACU v. McMurry [...]

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Rushing begins with rule change

By Kirsten Holman
Posted on April 22, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Pledging requirements have changed for the fall; Potential women pledges will now be expected to attend at least one rush for each women’s club.
“One of the things that we were noticing is that with the girls in particular, several were only going to one tea, which is kind of the kick-start for rushes,” said Mark [...]