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Campus a fall oasis for southbound Monarchs

Campus a fall oasis for southbound Monarchs

By on November 26, 2014 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Each year, Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), also known as milkweed butterflies and “King Billy” butterflies, make an amazing multi-generational migration from as far north as Canada to their winter homes in southern Mexico and California. This journey – like that of migratory birds such as snow geese, cormorants and pelicans which frequent West Texas – […]

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Alvarez, GSR helping refugees in McAllen

Alvarez, GSR helping refugees in McAllen

By on July 29, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

The U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, is on the front line of a humanitarian crisis that continues to drag on while legislators in Washington, D.C., figure out how to address it. Abilene Christian University trustee Abel Alvarez (’82) and others from his 100-member local congregation – Harvey Drive Church of Christ – are assisting by helping up to […]

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It’s Monarch time in West Texas once more

It’s Monarch time in West Texas once more

By on September 26, 2011 in Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s Danaus plexippus – Monarch butterfly – time again in West Texas. That’s the end-of-September, early-October period when our sunny days, cool nights and relatively windless afternoons make the pecan trees on Abilene Christian University’s campus a haven for tens of thousands of the insects as they migrate from the Midwest and Northeast to Mexico […]

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