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Profs reflect on Year Two of mobile learning

Profs reflect on Year Two of mobile learning

By on June 19, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

As the second year of ACU’s award-winning mobile-learning initiative draws to a close, faculty members are reflecting on lessons they’ve learned – and some important shifts in the classroom. “You can’t stuff a classroom into a little device,” says Dr. Dwayne Harapnuik, director of faculty enrichment at ACU’s Adams Center for Teaching and Learning. “Because […]

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Alumni make a difference in city government

Alumni make a difference in city government

By on May 21, 2010 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has long challenged its students and alumni to make a difference in the world. Many alumni currently serve in leadership roles – at churches, schools, universities and many other institutions. And alumna Janice Hahn (’74) hopes to soon be serving the entire state of California. Hahn, who has served on the Los […]

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AT&T awards $1.8 million contribution to ACU

AT&T awards $1.8 million contribution to ACU

By on May 12, 2010 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University and AT&T have been partners in mobile learning since its beginning. Several years ago, the university partnered with AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent in developing its wi-fi network, and the several thousand mobile devices distributed through ACU’s mobile-learning initiative are powered by an AT&T connection. The company has long been committed to higher education, […]

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Theatre alums shine in Lion King, Phantom

Theatre alums shine in Lion King, Phantom

By on March 26, 2010 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Visitors to New York City this summer who have attended Abilene Christian University theatre productions may spot a familiar face onstage. Ben Jeffrey (’06) has just landed the role of Pumbaa in the Tony Award-winning hit,  The Lion King, on Broadway. While an ACU student, Jeffrey starred in Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Seussical, […]

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Students help with alumna’s medical expenses

Students help with alumna’s medical expenses

By on February 25, 2010 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

ACU Sing Song, one of the most beloved traditions on campus, took on a new dimension this year. Working with two corporate sponsors of the show, Documation and Chase Productions, the event’s four co-chairs decided to award $1,000 to the winning group in each category (men, women and mixed voices) to donate to the charity […]

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New recreation and wellness center announced

New recreation and wellness center announced

By on February 19, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Today, in chapel, the university announced plans to break ground on a new project – the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The project, which has been in the works for two-and-a-half years, will involve a substantial renovation and expansion of the 41-year-old Gibson Health and Physical Education Center, adjacent to Moody […]

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ACU looks at uses for iPad

By on February 16, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

With the recent announcement of Apple’s new iPad device, ACU is considering the implications of this device – and other similar ones that may follow it – for the future of mobile learning on campus. The Abilene Reporter-News ran an article on Friday detailing some of the university’s plans, which include working to make The […]

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ACU receives media coverage related to iPad

ACU receives media coverage related to iPad

By on January 29, 2010 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Since Wednesday’s announcement of the iPad, the technological world has been speculating on how this device will be used – for business, personal and educational purposes. ACU, with its already-strong connection to Apple’s array of products, has received a slew of media coverage since the announcement. Dr. William Rankin, director of educational innovation, who was […]

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JMC to publish The Optimist on new iPad

JMC to publish The Optimist on new iPad

By on January 27, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced plans to publish its award-winning student newspaper, The Optimist, on Apple’s new iPad device. The iPad, larger than a smartphone but smaller than a laptop, was announced today by the company, and ACU’s JMC department already has big dreams for how to use it in the […]

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Two ACU sites see holiday snow

Two ACU sites see holiday snow

By on January 9, 2010 in Campus News with 1 Comment

This year, the ACU campus in Abilene saw a white Christmas – a rare event, with temperatures remaining so cold that the snow lingered for several days. More snow fell just before the New Year, though not quite as heavily. Photographer Jessalyn Massingill captured a few images of ACU’s winter wonderland: Just a week later, […]

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