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An Evening of Mystique with Prof. Haley

0 Commentsby   |  04.06.11  |  Announcements, Creative Writing

On Thursday, April 14, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. we will be having a literary gathering during which our writer in residence, Prof. Al Haley, will share some of what he has been writing the past three years while serving as the James W. Culp Distinguished Professor of English.

We will meet in the “old” Brown Library auditorium (now the Core Classroom).  For your entertainment and emotional/physical sustenance there will be:

  • Student jazz quintet
  • Guest appearance of the doppleganger of a best-selling author
  • Two students reading their published poems
  • Guest appearance of an English faculty member in disguise
  • Reading from Prof. Haley’s novel-in-progress
  • Door prize with a retail value of more than $50!
  • Coffee and cookies

We hope, schedule permitting, you can come to this event.

P.S. Why is this being called an “Evening of Mystique”?  Prof. Haley says, “It’s because I seem to have written a novel about suburban Christians who encounter ‘signs and wonders.’ As you might imagine, these episodes are quite perplexing.  It’s not ‘magic,’ but does it amount to bonafide ‘miracles’?  At this point we’re just going to refer to it as ‘mystique’…  “ 

Careers in Non-Profit

0 Commentsby   |  02.25.11  |  Announcements, Career Planning & Information, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The 2nd Annual Careers in Non Profit Event will take place on March 8th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Hunter Welcome Center.

Students will be able to talk with representatives from Boys and Girls Club, Disability Resources, Love & Care Ministries, and the Noah Project.

The Keynote Speaker will be Janet Ardoyno, VP of Agency Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Light snacks will be served.

Students should RSVP to

Information Session – ACLE – Teach English in Italy

0 Commentsby   |  02.25.11  |  Announcements, Career Planning & Information, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, March 7th | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Living Room | McGlothlin Campus Center

Two ACU students, Matthew Hale and Trevor Cochlin will be speaking about their experiences with the ACLE organization. They will explain how they taught English through sports, music and a variety of other activities at summer camps throughout Italy.  Students should RSVP through ACU CareerLink

Application for English Department Scholarships

0 Commentsby   |  02.14.11  |  Advising Information, Announcements, Scholarship


The English Department at ACU offers the scholarships listed below to English and English-Education majors on a competitive basis.  To be eligible, students must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students when applying and must plan to return to ACU in the fall after the scholarship award is announced in the spring.  Previous recipients of scholarships are invited to reapply. The amount of the awards varies from $1000 to $1500 per semester.

The Watson Scholarship
  • Awarded for character, scholarship, and need
The Garrett-Watson Scholarship
  • Awarded to an English major with at least a 3.0 GPA
The Ellis Scholarship
  • Awarded to students with unusual potential in the profession of English whether in writing, teaching, editing, or other areas
The Mima Williams Scholarship
  • Awarded to excellent students of language and literature with creative and social competence who plan to teach and who are good all-around students
  • Recipients should plan to teach in either college, middle school, or high school; have a record of compliance with university rules; have an outstanding moral and spiritual reputation; excel academically but also be well-rounded, not strictly an English scholar; and show unusual potential as a teacher.  Need is not a factor.
The Jack Welch Scholarship
  • Award based on character, academic ability, and financial need

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a one-page letter of application outlining your eligibility for an English scholarship.  Be sure to describe your career goals, your financial need (if applicable), activities that indicate your good character, and your academic performance while enrolled at ACU.  Also, please detail any scholarly work you have done or scholarly activities you have been involved in (e.g., original research, paper presented or published, awards or publication for creative writing, participation in a conference).
  2. Prepare a one-page résumé outlining your academic work, your extracurricular activities, and your employment history.
  3. Submit the resume and letter of application to Dr. Shankle, ACU Box 28252 or Chambers 308.

Deadline:  February 28, 2011

English Department Chapel

0 Commentsby   |  01.28.11  |  Announcements, Department Chapel

Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies

0 Commentsby   |  01.26.11  |  Announcements, Career Planning & Information, Scholarship

Big Brothers Big Sisters

0 Commentsby   |  01.25.11  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Good afternoon!

I work in the PR department for Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Abilene. BBBS is an organization that helps children succeed by matching them with a caring adult mentor. These mentors provide encouragement and make a lasting difference in a child’s life through friendship.

There are currently 133 kids on our waiting list and several of them have been waiting be matched for more than a year.

If you would be interested in volunteering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, please contact me at 325-674-3102.

Thank you so much for helping us help the children of Abilene. Have a great day!

Rebecca Steele Baker

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Reading Lists for Spring 2011

0 Commentsby   |  12.21.10  |  Advising Information, Course Reading Lists

Summer Teaching Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  12.14.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2011 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Are responsible and hard working
  • Have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students
  • Have regular access to a reliable car

We welcome you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:

If this link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser.

This Summer Reading Programs Publication was sent by the Institute of Reading Development
5 Commercial Boulevard Novato, CA, 94949, USA

WorldWide Witness

0 Commentsby   |  11.16.10  |  Announcements, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about God?
Do you want to change the World?
Do you want to serve others and share your faith?
Do you want to grow?
If you answered “yes,” then WorldWide Witness is the program for you.  And you don’t have to be a Bible major to participate!

What is WorldWide Witness?
World Wide Witness provides students with practical missions experiences outside of the classroom. Under the guidance of effective, experienced missionaries, you will have the opportunity to develop ministry skills that will enable you to serve God wherever you live and whatever your career.  Internships last 6-10 weeks during the summer months. Apprenticeships last 6-24 months after graduation. The application process begins each fall.

WorldWide Witness Long-term Goals are to:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to hear God’s call to long-term missionary services.
  • Assist young men and women in developing ministry skills.
  • Increase the vision for missions in our churches by equipping the next generations with first-hand experience in cross-cultural ministry.
  • Give missionaries on the field energetic, short-term help with specific tasks on the field.
  • Encourage mission-minded students to network and develop partnerships for long-term ministry.

Brief List of Possible Locations and Activities

  • Campus Ministry in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Spanish Language Studies in Costa Rica
  • Ronald McDonald House for Kids in Leipzig, Germany
  • Orphanage in Accra, Ghana
  • Orphanage in Mariupol, Ukraine
  • Youth Activities & Camps in Brisbane, Australia
  • Youth Activities & Camps in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Remote Village Outreach in Burkina Faso
  • House Churches in The Bronx, New York
  • Inner-city Work in Houston, Texas
  • Dry Bones in Denver, Colorado

For more information click on this link

Contact Information

Larry Henderson 674-3757

Gary Green 674-3782

Facebook:  World Wide Witness