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Monday News 10-26-09

by   |  10.26.09  |  Honors College News

HC News: Monday, 10-26-09

HC News: Monday, 10-26-09

We’re looking for MURDER MOST FOUL!!!

by   |  10.19.09  |  Honors College News, Honors Events


We want a Murder!

Are you interested in investigating a MURDER? Have you always wanted to plan “the perfect crime?”  Would you rather read a Sherlock Holmes mystery than your assigned textbook?  Submit a script for this year’s Honors College Murder Mystery Dinner!

The Honors College is now taking submissions for the script for this year’s Murder Mystery!  We’re looking for a script with 9 to 11 characters (though they don’t all have to be suspects), about 35-40 minutes in total length, but with breaks between scenes for different courses of a meal to be served.  For this competition, we’d like you to give us 3-4 scenes of your script which introduce most of your characters, and give us an idea of your writing style.  You should also include a short summary of your plot (but WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE ENDING in either the scenes or the summary!)  The winning writer will be paid $250 for a complete script, which will be performed at this year’s Murder Mystery Dinner.

All entries must be received in the Honors Office by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th!  If you have any questions, or if you’d like more information on the nature of our previous Murder Mystery scripts, please contact Bethany at  Happy sleuthing!

A message from Dr. Ron Morgan in Oxford, England

by   |  10.15.09  |  Honors College News

Dear ACU Honors College Students,

I am writing you on a sunny October morning from a café that looks onto the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Seville, Spain.  How exciting it is to be in Europe any time of year!

Speaking of Europe, the ACU Study Abroad Program and Honors College invites you to be part of the inaugural semester of ACU’s new Semester in Germany program in Spring 2010.  There are a number of scholarships on offer to reduce the financial cost to you of spending a semester abroad.  If you are an Honors student who was a candidate for an ACU Presidential scholarship, but did not receive one, the Admissions Office offered you a Study Abroad voucher worth $1,500 when you came to ACU.  That offer still applies.  To sweeten that offer, the Study Abroad office is offering yet another $1,000, while the Honors College is offering you a further $500 travel stipend for the Semester in Germany (see Bethany Scroggins’ email of 9/09/09).

This will be a special semester.  The smaller numbers will make for a close student-faculty community and an intimate setting for exploring deep issues that emerge from the region’s political, intellectual, and religious history.  Our group travel will include various important sites in Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as several days in Croatia and perhaps other regions of the former Yugoslavia.  Your study of history and international studies will be closely linked to our examination of Christianity in culture.

What a great opportunity this will be to learn an important European language and to engage with German people, institutions and communities of worship.  While in Germany, students will take 16 credit hours, including German language courses.  The courses offered include:

BIBL 212.S3 Christianity and Culture

BIBH 380.S3 Survey of Church History

FLGE 111/112.S3 Elementary German I and II

FLGE 221/222.S3 Intermediate German I and II

HIST 472.S3 Renaissance and Reformation

HUM 240.S3 Music and the German Imagination (Fine Art Credit)

INTS 240.S3 A Mighty Fortress: A Study of German People and

Culture (Social Science Credit)

INTS 241.S3 Introduction to Global Studies (1 hour credit)

Please contact the Honors College and/or the Study Abroad Office (Ad Building 124) right away to explore this opportunity.

We’d love to have you as part of our first little band to spend a semester in fascinating Germany and central Europe.

Auf wiedersehen.

Dr. Ron Morgan, Director of ACU in Oxford (and leader of ACU in Germany for Spring 2010)

Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

by   |  10.14.09  |  Honors College Chapel

Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

Honors Chapel, 10-21-09

Join us on Oct 21st, as honors students share their experiences (and pictures) from studying abroad!

Honors Chapel, 10-14-09

by   |  10.14.09  |  Honors College Chapel

HC Chapel 10/14: Let's Start Talking

HC Chapel 10/14: Let's Start Talking

Join us for a special presentation from the Let’s Start Talking summer missions program!

HC Showcase, Part 1

by   |  10.13.09  |  Honors Events

HC Showcase: Part 1

HC Showcase: Part 1

Interested in studying abroad? Join us this Friday, October 16th, from 12:15 to 1:00 pm in the Adams Center Classroom (just inside the library) for a free catered luncheon. During lunch, honors students Morgan Negaard, Jessica Lane, and Emily Loper will share some photos of their experiences abroad this past spring, and we’ll have more info on how to apply for an Honors College Travel Grant if you plan to study abroad in the future.

Any student interested in studying abroad with an HC Travel Grant is encouraged to attend!

To RSVP, please call x2455 or email by Thursday, Oct 15th!

Enigma Movie Night!

by   |  10.02.09  |  Honors Events

Enigma Movie Night

Enigma Movie Night

Join us for a night of secrets, cryptography, and pizza!

Announcing…..Cirque d’ACU! (HC Masquerade 2009)


by   |  10.01.09  |  Honors Events

HC Masquerade 2009!

HC Masquerade 2009!

Honors Chapel, 9-30-09

by   |  09.30.09  |  Honors College Chapel

Honors Chapel, 9-30-09

Honors Chapel, 9-30-09

Please join us for Honors Chapel this Wednesday, September 30th in COBA room 201 for “Lessons From Freshman Year.” We will have a time of worship followed by a lesson from Dr. Mark Cullum. See you there!

Congratulations to Kendra!

0 Commentsby   |  09.22.09  |  Honors College News

Kendra Gregory

Kendra Gregory

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Kendra Gregory (senior ENVR and SPAN double major, minors in BIOL and CHEM and Honors College student) was just notified she won the 2009 Academic Excellence Award from Ag Workers Insurance (

Ag Workers is a mutual insurance company providing coverage for agriculture professionals in Texas.  They are GREAT supporters of students and agricultural programs across the state.  On occasion after occasion they have funded events for our students at ACU and at functions our students have participated in at other colleges and universities with ag programs across the state.

This is the first time Ag Workers has extended this award.  They hope to present the award to Kendra on campus before the end of October.