Sustainable Landscaping Workshop 2018

by   |  02.26.18  |  Uncategorized

Program Sponsored by the ACU Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department, and the Taylor County AgriLife Extension Service Master Gardener Program. More »

Meet Veronica, the New Farm Manager

by   |  04.28.17  |  Uncategorized

Veronica Shaeffer, AES Rhoden Field Laboratory Farm Manager, (2016–)

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Meet Dr. Jim Carpenter

by   |  04.07.17  |  Uncategorized

Dr. Jim Carpenter, Associate Professor in the ACU AES Department

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A Fresh Start for AES Club


by   |  10.09.14  |  Uncategorized

The 2014-15 school year is well underway and that means a fresh start for the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AES) Club. With that fresh start come fresh faces and fresh ideas. This year’s AES Club officers are:
· Kevin Coburn- President
· Will Morales- Vice President
· Brice Benge- Treasurer
· Jamie Gordon- Secretary
· Anna Curby- Reporter
· Cade Deines- Professional Director
· Reece Wells- Social Director
According to AES Club president, Kevin Coburn, the club’s aim this year is to “empower students both professionally and academically through service, spiritual community, and relationships.”
Anna Curby, AES Club reporter, says she is excited to get to capture club events in pictures and hopes to gain more “campus-wide recognition” for the club and department.
A few changes are in store for the AES Club this semester. One of those is the addition of Cade Deines in the new role of Professional Director. Cade’s role is to help members be successful in the classroom and the workplace.
The AES Club will also begin a partnership with the Ben Richey Boys’ Ranch this semester. This is an exciting opportunity to serve in our community and create a lasting relationship with a reputable organization. More »

Wildlife’s OBSESSION with Calvin Klein

by   |  04.29.14  |  Uncategorized

coyoteRecently, the A&E Department has been doing some intriguing research. You might even call it aromatic.

The theory is that Calvin Klein’s fragrance OBSESSION for men can be used to attract wildlife. More »

60th ACU Rodeo Breaks Records

by   |  04.08.14  |  Uncategorized

Four guys wrestling a steer.The 60th Annual ACU Rodeo was one for the record books, setting new highs in attendance and participation! Students, ACU faculty and children alike got in on the action this year.

Zeta Rho took home the gold for girls and the men of Trojans did likewise for the guys. Grace Mason and Connor Mills championed the individual events. The teams of ACU faculty members that competed “did great and were fun to watch,” said Sara Bishop, sophomore animal science major. Four year old, Jake Warner, son of A&E student Kevin Warner, even attempted to ride a goat, said Bryce Gerlach, senior environmental science and wildlife major. More »

Three more Weekend Campaigns planned

by   |  02.26.14  |  Uncategorized

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ACU and Abilenians work at Cedar Creek

by   |  02.18.14  |  Uncategorized

Trailer full of tires pulled from Cedar Creek.

Students and members of the Abilene community clean up a dumpsite for the Cedar Creek Waterway project. (Optimist photo by Brittany Jackson)

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Posted on February 4, 2014 More »

Department sells eggs, beef for fundraiser

by   |  02.18.14  |  Uncategorized

Chicken behind fence.

ACU students spend time growing crops and taking care of animals at the ACU Farm. (Optimist photo by Wyatt Morgan)

By Grace Coan
Posted on February 4, 2014 More »

A&E Alum Helping with Philippines Disaster Relief

by   |  11.20.13  |  Uncategorized

In November, Alex Wann, a 2010 graduate of ACU’s A&E Department, was called to help with disaster relief after super typhoon Yolando hit the Philippines. Wann has been working with Samaritan’s Purse in Bolivia with water quality.

Wann worked at the Samaritan’s Purse base in Tacloban City, which was hit very hard by the storm. His work included water, sanitation and hygiene, but focused on sanitation. Wann said “these kinds of interventions are critical in the aftermath of such a disaster to prevent the spread of disease.” Wann said the work would be intense and communication would be scarce, but he was excited to see what God would do through this situation. More »