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‘He was just Max’: An evening with Max Lucado

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Posted on April 27, 2016 | Filed under Features,News,Showcase | No comment

When Max Lucado arrived on campus as a wide-eyed, longhaired teen in the early 1970s, he never imagined he’d be a best-selling author. Ninety million sold copies later, Lucado spoke to an audience of mentors, friends and admirers at the university that introduced him to his faith. On Monday evening, Lucado was honored at the […]

Benefit run attracts 140 runners despite half marathon cancellation

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Posted on April 24, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

One hundred and forty participants lined up across from the ACU police station Saturday morning to take part in the 33rd annual Kirk Goodwin Run. The event hosted by the men’s social club Galaxy, was first started in 1983 in honor of Kirk Goodwin, a member of the 1983 Galaxy pledge class who passed away in a […]

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Crippen’s adjustments add offensive spark

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Posted on April 22, 2016 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | No comment

At six feet two inches and 225 pounds, junior Russell Crippen is built to hit baseballs a long way. However, despite pacing the team with the most home runs each of the last two seasons, Crippen has transitioned into becoming not just one of the Wildcats’ most powerful hitters, but also the most efficient. Crippen […]

Turning Tables: Garza boosts Abilene nightlife

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Posted on April 22, 2016 | Filed under Features,News,Showcase | No comment

Rudy Garza, senior marketing major from Corpus Christi, is turning the tables on Abilene nightlife. Garza has been the Friday night DJ of Stairs, a downtown nightclub that opened last November, and will be playing his last set this Friday from 9-12 p.m. Garza bought his first turntable in January and began performing at friends’ […]

Student and professor awarded Fulbright scholarships

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Posted on April 22, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

For the first time at ACU, both a student and professor have received a Fulbright award. A Fulbright U.S. Scholar award is one of the highest honors the federal government gives with regard to scholarship and international exchange. Dr. David Dillman, professor of political science, received a teaching grant to teach in Serbia while Jennie […]

KACU Pledge Drive finishes short

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Posted on April 22, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Last week’s pledge drive at KACU finished around $5,000 dollars short of their goal. The radio station, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, originally planned to raise $38,000 for the fall semester. Nathan Gibbs, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications and general manager at KACU, said the lower numbers were to […]

Steven Moore addresses bullying in a new children’s book

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Posted on April 20, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Dr. Steven Moore’s new children’s book Theodore Thumbs, a story about bullying, is now published and sold online. Steven Moore, an associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature and director of the McNair Scholars Program, said he was inspired by firsthand experience while growing up and other people he knew in the same situation. “There is […]

ACU Police, administration respond to “parties”

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Posted on April 14, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase,Special Projects | No comment

Cars were lined on either side of the road and scores of people were walking in the middle of the street, and Beth Reeves could barely drive through to her house. “I thought, ‘Had something happened?’” Reeves said. As the congregational care minister at Highland Church of Christ, Reeves was used to seeing crises. But when she […]

Students organize walk for suicide prevention

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Posted on April 14, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Ellipses Initiative, a new mental health awareness group on campus, is sponsoring a community walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention at ACU’s Beauchamp Amphitheater Saturday at 9 a.m. Kalie Dame, freshman animal science/pre-vet major from Olney, said it was very important to her to get this walk on campus. “My family started a community walk […]

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Moses, Enriquez, Archer win highest voter turnout election

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Posted on April 7, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

Students’ Association executive cabinet elections had the highest voter turnout in ACU history with Abbey Moses, Abraham Enriquez and Matthew Archer winning. A total of 1,441 students voted for the executive president, vice president and treasurer. Moses, a junior political science major from Abilene, was elected as the third female executive president in SA history. Jennifer Haltom […]

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New faces establish strong core for ACU baseball future

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Posted on April 7, 2016 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | No comment

The ACU Baseball team has had some highs and lows this season. After staring off the season 6-3 before conference play started, they have now fallen to 10-17 heading into the midway point of the season and beginning the heart of their conference schedule. There has been some bright points to the season, such as key transfers […]

All-Club Rush marks unofficial beginning to rushing season

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Posted on April 6, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

With more than 300 students already registered to pledge next fall, the stage is set for a large turnout at Thursday’s All-Club Rush. After a pledging interest meeting last week, registration opened early Tuesday morning and Mark Jackson, assistant director of student organizations and programs, said 320 students signed up within the first three hours. Trojans […]