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New Internship Opportunity!

0 Commentsby   |  06.16.15  |  Advising Information



Click HERE to learn more about this opportunity!

Student Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  04.27.15  |  Advising Information


Still in need of an internship?

New opportunities available HERE!

Attention Spanish Majors!

0 Commentsby   |  04.22.15  |  Advising Information


Jobs for Spanish Majors – Teaching at Independent College-Prep Schools


Southern Teachers Agency, the nation’s most experienced educational placement service, has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.  Today, we serve nearly 600 of the South and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top private and independent schools.


STA currently has 97 faculty positions listed for Spanish teachers.  Click to see a geographic list of current job openings for Spanish teachers.


Hiring Expectations at independent schools

  • Schools focus on prospective teachers’ academic credentials and their skills in communicating and building relationships with teenagers.  Many teacher candidates have enjoyed working with kids as camp counselors and recreation league coaches.
  • Certainly, a degree in secondary/language education and some undergraduate student-teaching experience can be advantageous, but they aren’t hiring prerequisites.  Schools hire Spanish majors to teach Spanish courses, and they provide new faculty members with ongoing support and professional development.
  • Generally, students should have GPAs of 3.0 or higher to be strong candidates for these teaching positions.


STA Application process 

Click here to apply online.  Start the process as soon as possible!  There is no fee. STA’s services are free to candidates.

Once you’re accepted as an STA candidate, a Placement Counselor will contact you and begin working with you to find the right professional fit for your skills and interests as a teacher, a coach, a co-curricular program leader, and an enthusiastic new member of an outstanding school community.


            Apply today!    SouthernTeachers.com


Congratulations Dr. Cole Bennett!

0 Commentsby   |  04.20.15  |  Advising Information

Congratulations to Dr. Cole Bennett on winning the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Colleague Service Award!

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The Colleague Service Award is given to a faculty member who encourages, mentors, and supports faculty colleagues in pursuing the mission of Abilene Christian University. Past recipients of this award are: Tracy Shilcutt, Kim Pamplin, Deb Williams, and Neal Coates.

This year’s recipient shows a great disposition toward everyone and a willingness to help and assist in the varied needs of the department. By maintaining a sense of humor and academic integrity this person creates a relaxed and productive working environment. He personifies the three words used in selecting the winner of this award: encourager, mentor, and supporter of his colleagues. In spite of all the responsibilities as department chair and merging two departments, he takes care of each one of the faculty personally, regularly stopping by offices to check up and to see if anything is needed. As the director of a student-focused support center, he is in a unique position to extend the notion of colleague to the student body: both graduate and undergraduate. In doing so, he brings insights into campus-wide conversations that demonstrate a distinctive understanding of teaching and learning. I am proud to present this year’s Colleague Service Award to Dr. Cole Bennett.

Student Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  04.10.15  |  Advising Information


New internship opportunity, majors!

Click on the link to find out more about this Technical Writing Internship!


0 Commentsby   |  03.30.15  |  Advising Information


Three Sigma Delta Pi members presented essays in Spanish at the XVI Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Texas Tech University on Friday.
If you see Emily Kruse, Anai Reyes and Maddie Pickle, please congratulate them on a job well done.

They worked with the issue of identity in three great novels by: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel and Sandra Cisneros.

Language and Literature Presents…

0 Commentsby   |  03.30.15  |  Advising Information





Poet Sarah Cortez comes to ACU

Writer Sarah Cortez visited classrooms and gave a public reading of her poetry and prose this past week. She shared from both her childhood and from her experience as a police officer for one of Houston’s surrounding districts. IMG_3174

Our own Dr. Beatriz Walker took Sarah’s works and translated them for her students to read as Cortez listened to her poems in both English and Spanish.

Professor Al Haley showed Sarah around Abilene and hosted a public reading in Hart Auditorium. IMG_3179

Law enforcement from around Abilene received an invitation to her reading where Cortez invited the audience on a  ride-along through the streets of Houston. Brutally honest and beautifully presented, Sarah Cortez’s poetry and prose were magnificent to hear and experience.

If you were able to be at any of Sarah Cortez’s appearances, thank you! Your attendance only furthers the likelihood of great writers coming to ACU to share their work and life experiences!



Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  03.16.15  |  Advising Information



The Shakespeare Standard is currently in need of your writing and grammatical prowess.

Do you fit the bill?

Find more information HERE.

You Are Invited!

0 Commentsby   |  03.03.15  |  Advising Information

Soirée française / French evening

at the home of

David and MarDee McAnulty
1650 Pemelton
Abilene, TX 79601

Thursday, March 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Christian fellowship / Meal / Games / Music

Let us know if you plan to come…

Student Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  03.02.15  |  Advising Information


Intern at the acclaimed Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX.

Famous for its collection of rare art including works from

Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso.

Click HERE to find out more.