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ACU fraternity to play 68 hour volleyball game to benefit local non-profit

The men of Gamma Sigma Phi, a fraternity at Abilene Christian University, will be playing volleyball for 68 consecutive hours, and it’s all for a good cause. The event is underway Nov. 10-13 at the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center as well as the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, and donations will … Continued

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Music education student embraces roles as drum major and marine

Passion for music and hard work drives Matthew Darby, junior music education major from Lubbock, to excel in and balance his roles as a drum major for the Abilene Christian University Big Purple marching band and a lance corporal for the U.S. Marine Reserves on a daily basis.  Darby’s days are spent juggling rigorous music … Continued

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ACU students bring fun and fitness to area children

In school, success is typically measured by grades, but during the noon hour every Wednesday, success is measured in giggles, yells and the overall excitement of a group of elementary students.   From 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Wednesday, 40 home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 file into the Royce and Pam Money Recreation Center at Abilene Christian … Continued

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Ethnos receives grant for 30th year of production

“Our Heritage” is the theme for the 30th annual Ethnos production at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4-5 at the newly renovated Boone Family Theatre, and the show is benefiting from a $1,500 Hearts for the Arts grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council for the first time this year. Tickets are still available for the … Continued

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ACU biology professor discovers new species of rat in Ecuador

Dr. Tom Lee, Clark Stevens Professor of Biology at Abilene Christian University, discovered a new rat species, Thomasomys burneoi, 2,500 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, and news of the discovery has recently been published in a scientific journal.  Thomasomys burneoi is a large rat species in the rich Andes Mountain … Continued

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Students help preserve campus history at ACU Museum

Abilene Christian University has over a century’s worth of history, meaning that the ACU Museum, on the corner of Campus Court and East North 16th Street, has a plethora of artifacts in need of identification, labeling and appropriate display. In the Historical Methods course this fall, students are taking part in that process by creating … Continued

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ACU’s Teacher Education department celebrates 100th year

Abilene Christian University has been educating educators for a century, and the College of Education and Human Services will celebrate the anniversary of the department at a Homecoming event. This year also marks the 65th year for the Department of Communications Disorders, and both departments will be honored jointly Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. … Continued

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All Roads Lead Home for ACU alumni at Homecoming, Oct. 13-16

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming theme – “All Roads Lead Home” – encourages alumni to return to Abilene for a full weekend of activities on campus Oct. 13-16.  Highlights include:  Carnival – Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building lawn featuring games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and more. Homecoming Musical: Disney’s … Continued

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Author to debut novel in library luncheon event

Author and playwright Kate Anger will be reading and discussing her new novel, The Shinnery, on Oct. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Packer Forum on the third floor of the Brown Library at Abilene Christian University.  Anger is also a lecturer at the University of California-Riverside, and The Shinnery is her … Continued