Honduras Oct23

Honduras

As this summer seemed be drawing to a close, I headed off to Honduras for a two week study abroad with COBA. It was the perfect time to fit in one last summer adventure. We flew into Tegucigalpa and then drove three hours into the mountains to the Mission Lazarus Ranch. Mission Lazarus is a...

DFC in India Oct07

DFC in India

Four ACU students living at CitySquare in Dallas teamed up with a group of fifth-graders to improve their south Dallas neighborhood and in the process helped the school win a national Design for Change award. Bethany Richardson, Molly Clemans, Alan Songer and Nicole Ramos traveled to India...

Live. Learn. Intern. DC 2014. Oct07

Live. Learn. Intern....

“Live. Learn. Intern.” The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) motto perfectly captures my summer internship experience.  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. of each day, I was caught up in the hustle and bustle of D.C. life. On average, I interned 34 hours a week and was in class 11 hours a week. Each day...

The Oxford Experience Oct07

The Oxford Experienc...

I must first start this blog entry off with a disclaimer:  I did not complete my undergraduate degree in English; I studied Music and Political Science.  That being said, I had the time of my life studying abroad in Oxford with the English Department and learning all about Chaucer and his...

Lessons in Latin America Oct07

Lessons in Latin America

The fact that I am sitting here back in Texas after spending seven weeks in Latin America seems completely surreal. It’s been one and a half months since our return to the U.S., yet I still find that words describing this summer fail to do my experience justice. I was blessed with the opportunity to visit three countries while abroad: Uruguay, Argentina, and Peru. Each was a uniquely different experience and presented a new perspective on Latin American culture and allowed us a glimpse into various subcultures found within each specific region. Prior to this year, I had never even considered studying abroad; frankly, I didn’t see how I...

Study Abroad Changed My Life Sep24

Study Abroad Changed...

“Study abroad changed my life,” is a phrase that is thrown around by students all the time when they’ve returned from an incredible trip to somewhere-other-than-America, and I can certainly understand why, but it’s a simplistic phrase that, in its broadness, has lost...

Graduate Admissions Workshop Sep24

Graduate Admissions ...

The McNair Scholars Program, Honors College, and Alpha Scholars Program teamed together to bring in graduate school admissions expert, Donald Asher, to conduct a workshop for our students this past weekend. Mr. Asher covered topics ranging from general application basics to how to select a...

Labor Day Cookout Sep02

Labor Day Cookout

School was still open on Monday for Labor Day, so the Honors College hosted a Labor Day Cookout for the students! We had a wonderful time out in the sun with music, hot dogs and hanging out! Check us out on KRBC news at...

Music and Bible in Germany Aug27

Music and Bible in G...

I studied abroad with the Music and Bible Departments in Leipzig, Germany this summer. Having only traveled out of the country once before (the previous summer I went to Thailand), I expected to experience the culture shock I had in Asia in addition to homesickness due to the extended length...

Colorado Internship Aug27

Colorado Internship

Spending seven weeks in Colorado, where I knew no one, and living with a family I had never met was intimidating to say the least. I But what a blessing it was to spend my summer getting to know the culture, people and corporate world of Colorado. Interning at a publishing house had long been...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug26

ALS Ice Bucket Chall...

Interim Dean of Honors, Dr. Jason Morris was challenged by the ACU Provost, Dr. Robert Rhodes for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dr. Morris accepted Dr. Rhode’s challenge this past Sunday at the Sundae’s on Sunday event with all of the new Honors Freshman!...

Iceland Adventure Aug26

Iceland Adventure

This summer, I spent one week traversing the small yet magnificent island that is Iceland. Everything about it is too good to be true; due to its isolated location, there are no bugs or reptiles and the capitol city, which contains the majority of the country’s residents has a population less than Abilene. In just the span of a few days, I saw the first discovered geyser, the site of the World’s first parliament which was founded in the year 930, a waterfall to parallel Niagara Falls, glaciers, an active volcano with a nearly impossible name, and a landscape a tone of green that is impossible to capture in a photograph. Although...