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Tom Craig’s farewell to Sing Song marked by memories

Tom Craig’s farewell to Sing Song marked by memories

By on February 15, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

With their blue shirts covered in silver duct tape numbers, a small group scattered from Moody Coliseum back to the newsroom to wrap up the Sing Song issue of The Optimist. The year was 1989. Tom Craig and the other seniors on the newspaper staff participating in the class act, “The Cowboys Are Dead,” sang […]

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ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

By on January 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year for the third year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and the […]

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University awarded arboretum accreditation for landscaping efforts

University awarded arboretum accreditation for landscaping efforts

By on January 18, 2018 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received Level I arboretum accreditation status by ArbNet, a worldwide network of tree-focused gardens and practitioners established by The Morton Arboretum. ACU’s arboretum consists of 150 acres of irrigated landscape on a campus featuring some 2,500 trees. Abilene Christian’s current hilltop campus opened in 1929, built on the hard-scrabble prairie land […]

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Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

By on December 5, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The late Dr. John C. Stevens (’38) was an unabashed patriot who likely never heard a march he didn’t like. So he had to be smiling somewhere Nov. 10 when Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band could be overheard playing a suite of music honoring each branch of the U.S. military, with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture […]

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OMA video projects bring misunderstood diversity issues to light

OMA video projects bring misunderstood diversity issues to light

By on November 30, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News, Features

Christi Lim, president of the International Students’ Association, hoped to challenge misconceptions about cultural differences when she launched an online photography project called “Broken Views of Unbroken People.” The idea was conceived after Lim, a senior graphic design/advertising major from Malaysia, sat in a meeting where someone said all of ACU’s multicultural student organizations were […]

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Unique course teaches students how to give well

Unique course teaches students how to give well

By on November 27, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

An Abilene nonprofit organization was awarded $25,000 from a national group thanks to two students from ACU’s Strategic Philanthropy course who brought skills they learned to the 2017 Philanthropy Lab Ambassadors Conference in Dallas. Anna Casey, a marketing major from Willow Park, Texas, and Rees Heizelman, a management major from Abilene, joined 34 students from 17 universities across the […]

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Engineering, physics students make learning fun

Engineering, physics students make learning fun

By on November 17, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Learning about engineering and physics means using science, math, economics, social and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems. For students in ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, it also means using their knowledge to make learning fun for local schoolchildren. The element of fun was evident during the department’s third annual Intro Design Expo in […]

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Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

By on November 6, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

It’s not every day you find something significant when searching the internet. But Dr. Joe Stephenson recently did just that. He unearthed a manuscript of a play called The Dutch Lady, hidden for centuries in the archives of the Boston Public Library. The play is more than 300 years old and has been chilling in […]

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Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

By on October 25, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s the wonderful time of year when Monarch butterflies make their long multi-generational journey from Canada to wintering locations in central Mexico and southern California – and the ACU campus is on the route. Their beauty is incredible and the scope of their journey is amazing. But Monarchs, along with other pollinators, also serve a […]

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Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

By on October 22, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre graduate Lara (Seibert ’06) Young will light up the night at the Lights Up! Cabaret event Lights Up on Lara at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene on Nov. 4. Young has starred on Broadway in Chicago (as lead Velma Kelly), Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein and recently as a swing in War Paint. All proceeds […]

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