Light the Night Dance

0 Commentsby   |  09.03.12  |  Uncategorized

 

As the new year began, Welcome Week was full of new energy on campus.  After the talent show on Saturday night, CAB took advantage of one of the university’s newest policies; dancing on campus! After all, CAB has to show the freshman that ACU knows how to find creative and fun ways to have a good time on campus… FOR FREE! After a fantastic performance at ACU’s first official dance on campus, CAB invited junior Alec Van Beustring to DJ the dance. Bennet Gym was decorated with glow sticks of all colors, flying neon frisbees, laser beams, and giant glowing balls. The music’s low, heavy base that beat alongside popular music welcomed Freshman into a giant gym full of new people and an energetic atmosphere. Students had the chance to jump, wobble, and dance with about 800 fellow students. Overall, the night was a success! Nights like this allow CAB to create new and innovative ways to allow students to want to celebrate an evening together on campus!

 

 

Weekend Abilene (Early Bird Edition)

0 Commentsby   |  04.19.12  |  Uncategorized

Good day ACU students!

There is so much going on in Abilene this weekend that I had to give you what’s going on a little earlier than usual. So, no point in keeping you waiting…here goes!

 

Thursday, April 19

-UIL Regional Tennis, Abilene Christian University,  8 a.m, Free

-ACU Jazz Concert, ACU’s Cullen, 7:30 p.m., Free

-Healthy Woman Expo, Abilene Civic Center, 4 p.m., Free

-Healthy Woman 5th Anniversary Event, Abilene Civic Center, 6:30 p.m.

-Museum Matters:Engaging Art, The Grace Museum, 5:30 p.m., Free

 

Friday, April 20

-ACU All-School Rodeo, Taylor County Expo Center (Horse Barn), 6 p.m.

-AHS Varsity Baseball vs. Midland High School, Abilene High School, 4:30 p.m., $3-$5

-Relay for Life, Abilene Christian University, 7 p.m.-7 a.m., $25 per team

 

Saturday, April 21

-Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra Concert” ‘New World’, Abilene Civic Center, 8 p.m., $11-$33

-Aggie Muster 2012, Lytle Bend Ranch, 10 a.m., Free

-Arena Football:Abilene Ruff Riders vs. Amarillo Venom, Taylor County Expo Center (Coliseum), 5 p.m. Tailgate, 7 p.m. Game. $6-$12

-Family Fun Saturdays, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL), 1-4 p.m., Free

-McMurry University Sing Song, McMurry Radford Memorial Auditorium, 7 p.m., $5

 

Sunday, April 22

-Sunday’s Best Gospel Fest, Abilene Civic Center, 3 p.m., $15

 

So, fellow Wildcats, get out of the house and explore what Abilene has to offer on the fine weekend!

Until next time,

-Move it like CAB

Weekend Abilene

0 Commentsby   |  03.21.12  |  Uncategorized

Weekend Abilene is back! The hiatus is over; after Christmas/Spring breaks and Sing Song there are only a few more weeks left to enjoy Abilene before everyone disburses for the summer break. This weekend is a busy one for ACU and for Abilene.

 

Friday, March 23

-FilmFest 2012: Light, Historical Paramount Theatre, 8pm (free w/ valid ACU ID)

-Black Students Association’s Skate Night, The Skatin’ Place, 11pm ($5)

-Just One of Those Things, Abilene Community Theatre, 7:30pm ($10)

-Abilene Blues free dance lessons, St. Luke’s Orthodox Church, 8:50pm (free)

-Pioneer Drive World’s Largest Garage Sale, 2554 Barrow St., 8am-7pm

 

Saturday, March 24

-Anabel Reid Run for Water, ACU Track Field

-Pioneer Drive World’s Largest Garage Sale, 2554 Barrow St., 8am-noon

-Zumbathon for Autism, Mall of Abilene, 2pm ($10)

-Townsquare Shopping Expo, Abilene Civic Center, 9am ($3)

-Abilene Idol Final Competition, Historical Paramount Theatre, 7pm ($10)

-Miss Frontier Texas! Scholarship Competition, Frontier Texas!, 6pm (crowning winner), free

-ACU SpringFest, Hunter Welcome Center Lawn, 5pm, (free)

-Philharmonic Chamber Concert, Williams Recital Hall, ACU, 7:30pm ($15)

 

Sunday, March 25

-Church

-Sunday Funday…do something fun and enjoy the beautiful weather.

 

Until next time,

move it like CAB

ACU FilmFest 2012: Light

1 Commentby   |  03.21.12  |  Uncategorized

Join us this Friday, March 23 at the Historic Paramount Theatre for the 8th annual FilmFest where students from the ACU community showcase their love  movie making. Film fest is an opportunity for the ACU and Abilene communities to experience the joys of cinema through the eyes of their friends and peers.

The show features original films by ACU students Jacob Kitts, Lucius and Adrian Patenaude, Asia Todd, Jamie Swallows, Caitlin Bradford, Ben Weaver and Stephen Estrada.

There will also be live music provided by Ben Miller and Asia Todd. Our host and hostesses for the show are Ana Rodriguez, Brady Johnson and Kassi Riddle.

Because of the gracious financial support of the Campus Activities Board and the Students’ Association anyone with a valid ACU ID gets in free, $5 for those without an ID. Come dressed to impress and enjoy an Oscar-like photo booth in the grand lobby!

Awards will be given the best actor and actress, best original music composition and best picture.

See you Friday!

Move it like CAB

-CAB

 

Dance in Disguise

0 Commentsby   |  03.21.12  |  Uncategorized

Last night history was made, and ACU had their first ever dance!  More than 600 people gathered under the cool, colorful lights in the Hunter Welcome Center on campus greeted by and ID check and stamp that read ‘ACU Approved’. Student,  DJ Alec, had the music bumping and the bodies moving; with dance, hip hop, techno and even a little country that kept the dance floor packed. Students came in costume for a chance to win the costume contest, sponsored by the Students’ Association. Everything from pirates to Lady GaGa inspired costumes graced the dance floor that from the first wobble to the last goodbye remained occupied with students.

 

Looks like ACU has the moves and those are the moves that will be remembered for generations to come. Students began arriving at 8:05pm, 25 minutes before the scheduled start. Whether it was curiosity, a free t-shirt that read “I Came to Dance” or the burning passion to boogie, students came in droves.  To those who worked diligently and tirelessly to make Dance in Disguise a success, be proud of your work because it was more than any of us could have hoped for! For those who came, this event would not have been one for the ACU history books without each and every person that hit the dance floor and became the life of the party.

Until next time, move it like CAB!

-CAB

Weekend Abilene

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.11  |  Uncategorized

Here comes your weekly edition of Weekend Abilene…there’s so much going on this weekend that there’s is something for everyone. Whether you’re all about the arts or die hard sports fan , there is something for you!

So here are the treasures that the weekend brings to us:

Seasonal:

ACU Christmas Slam (12/10/11); Abilene Christian University; 5:30pm

21st Annual Christmas Lane (12/6-24/11)-Abilene State Supported Living Center;6-10pm

HSU Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol (12/8-10/11)-Hardin Simmons University; 7:30pm

Classic Film Series: White Christmas (12/9-10/11)-Paramount Theatre; times vary

Wylie Baptist Church Presents: The 29th Annual Living Christmas Tree (12/9-11/11); times vary

A Christmas Celebration (12/10/11); Aldergate United Methodist Church; 7:30pm

 

Arts:

Cracked! (12/9-23/11); Center of Contemporary Arts

A Journey Without End: Ed Young; (12/9-01/14)The NCCIL; 10:00am

Melissa Miller: Habitat; The Grace Museum;10:00am

Box Office: New Year’s Eve, The Sitter, Young Adult

Sports:

ACU Basketball v. Cameron; Abilene Christian University (Women’s 5:30pm)

ACU Basketball v. Cameron; Abilene Christian University (Men’s 7:30pm)

HSU Cowgirls v. East Texas Baptist University; Hardin Simmons; 1pm

HSU Cowboys v East Texas Baptist University; Hardin Simmons; 3pm

 

I know its the weekend before finals and cramming is a necessity, but come up for air, step away from your computer, back away from the library and enjoy your weekend!  And if you’re not a book worm or procrastinator and just need something to do this weekend, we hope we gave you a variety of this to do. See you around town!

-Move it like CAB

Christmas Slam

1 Commentby   |  12.08.11  |  Uncategorized

If you plan on going out of town this weekend, you may want to rethink that…missing Christmas Slam would be a huge mistake! OK, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but missing the wobble, donating teddy bears to children and some awesome basketball is, “no me gusta” as I would say, but if that doesn’t peak your interest, missing Mark Lewis dressed as Santa Claus is like…there are no words! Here’s a little preview of what’s going down:

5:30

Women’s Basketball v. Cameron

6:30

Pre Game Party and pic w/ Santa

7:30

Men’s Basketball v. Cameron

Halftime

Teddy Bear toss for Seasons of Caring

Wobble

Post Game

Elf (the movie) w/ free popcorn and drinks

I also hear rumours of sleigh rides and elves, and I’ll do what I can to possibly make it snow (not sure I can really make that happen). There will be tons of give-a-aways, free pizza, and if that doesn’t get you there, I guess nothing will. So, grab some friends, your appetite and your cheering voice so we can cheer out Wildcat basketball teams to victory! See you there.

 

-Move it like CAB
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Weekend Abilene

0 Commentsby   |  12.02.11  |  Uncategorized

So the end of the semester is creeping for some, and coming like a speed train for many and there aren’t many days left for you to enjoy Abilene before you’re packing your things and headed to the snowy mountains to hit the slopes, going to enjoy family in your home town or keeping your head buried in books to complete an intensive January short course. You have your head spinning with the millions of papers and projects that you have to do before the end of the semester, but give yourself a break, even for an hour, step away from your books, leave the library and get some fresh crisp Fall air. Here are some suggestions for you study break:

 

ACU Men’s Basketball Game, Moody, Saturday at 7pm

HSU Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol, HSU, Saturday/Sunday, 7:30pm. Call 325-670-1405 for ticket information

Go see a movie–Arthur Christmas, Hugo and Tower Heist have all gotten rave reviews. Grab some friends, take your study group or your roommate(s), see and movie and tell us what you think.

 

Some time this weekend, ladies step away from Pinterest, guys put down the control and take a break from Call of Duty and go mingle with the rest of society. I pray you all have a great weekend! If you’re traveling, please be safe, if you’re staying, come support the Wildcat basketball team…you’ll be in for a great surprise!

Until next time…move it like CAB

-CAB

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

0 Commentsby   |  11.15.11  |  Uncategorized

Critics reminded us in the beginning Mr. Ollivander told a young Harry Potter that we should expect great things from him; it’s been said that the conclusion to Harry Potter is just that. Some called it a “fitting farewell” to the millions of Harry Potter fans. For all of you who looked at your parents as Muggles, and dreamed of your first trip to Diagon Alley, this night is for you.  Join CAB for the bold and epic end to the stories of the boy who lived. Have a Harry Potter costume with nowhere to wear it…don’t worry, we’re having a costume contest! Embrace your inner Harry, Hermione, Ron or Luna Lovegood, pull out all the stops and you could have a chance to win awesome prizes! Author J.K. Rowling said the final movie is probably the best of all, so for all you courageous Gryffindors, witty Ravenclaws, hard working Hufflepuffs, and cunning Slytherins grab your broomsticks, fellow housemates and fly on over to Cullen Auditorium at 9:30pm on Friday for the final battle between good and evil.

It All Ends.

See you there,

CAB

Weekend Abilene

0 Commentsby   |  11.11.11  |  Uncategorized

So you think there’s nothing to do in Abilene? Give me a chance to prove you wrong. Grant it, we’re not that far from out neighboring big cities to the east and west, but let’s save the gas and explore all the awesomeness that Abilene has to offer. Here’s a list of what’s going on this weekend in Abilene:

Sports:

ACU Whitten Inn Tipoff Classic (11/11-12/11; 8pm)

ACU Wildcat Football v. Incarnate Word (11/12; 1pm @ Shotwell Stadium)

UIL Region 2-1A Volleyball (Moody Coliseum)

 

Arts:

Fund the Farmers benefit concert (11/11; 6:30-midnight, Old Hamby Gym)

ACU Culture Show, Ethnos: Dream Vacation (11/11-12/11; 7:30pm, Cullen Auditorium)

Classic Film Series: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (11/11-12; 7:30pm, Paramount Theatre)

Abilene Philharmonic’s Holiday Home Tour (11/12; 11am, Fairway Oaks Homes)

Christmas Belles Opening Weekend (11/10-12; 7:30pm, Abilene Community Theatre)

 

Community:

Veterans Day Parade (11/12, 11am, Historic Downtown Abilene)

2nd Annual: Stop Violence One Step at a Time (11/12; 1-3pm)

TJ Maxx Grand Opening (11/13)

 

Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful for a weekend of exploration, discovery and fun here in the big country. Happy Veterans Day!

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