Corporate Social Responsibility Apr14

Corporate Social Res...

I’ve always been curious about the way things work, but when I arrived at ACU, I didn’t really know what it meant to conduct research. In spite of my ignorance, I started asking questions about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and somehow spent the next two-and-a-half years trying to...

Petting tigers and meeting the President in Uruguay Apr07

Petting tigers and meeting the President in Urugua...

We took a class trip to Buenos Aires and I absolutely fell in love with the city. This city seems so foreign and beautiful yet so familiar at the same time. The architecture reminds of the beautiful old buildings of NYC combined with the city planning I saw in Athens mixed with a very European feel. I felt so at home with it’s amazing parks, art museums, artisan markets and cafes. I felt like I could stay there forever and still find new things to love. My only regret is that we only got 5 days in the city. I got to see some amazing live tango and eat some great Argentine steaks. BA absolutely amazed me, I can easily say that is one...

Leadership Summit 2014 Apr04

Leadership Summit 20...

Ever since I have been a part of the College of Business Administration at ACU, I have heard so much about Leadership Summit and have always wanted to go, and this winter I was finally able to! Leadership Summit is technically a January short course that offers a Christian business leadership...

Brugman and Orr – Honors and Debate Mar07

Brugman and Orr R...

ACU speech and debate talent recognized Posted February 27, 2014 ACU senior Dylan Brugman has been chosen to represent the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) at the 2014 NPDA national tournament. Brugman, a senior Honors student studying political science and sociology, will...

Fulbright Scholar – Wiepie Rojas Mar07

Fulbright Scholar &#...

Wiepie Rojas (’13) | Fulbright Scholar Hometown: Waxahachie, Texas As recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, Wiepie Rojas is expanding her worldview by teaching English in Malaysia and hoping to make a difference in the youth of the country. I was truly intrigued by...

Blogging in the Park Mar05

Blogging in the Park

Justice and Urban Studies Team Design for Change – Dallas My inspiration for this week’s post comes from something that is so much bigger than me. It comes from an experience I had that I can’t explain, but that I have been thankful for ever since it happened. During the JUST students’...

Photography Colloquium Feb10

Photography Colloquium

Photography Colloquium students braved the cold this weekend to explore downtown Abilene and take photographs with Nil Santana. To see all of the students work, visit this link....

Archaeological Dig in Israel Feb05

Archaeological Dig i...

During this past winter break, I spent twenty-three days in Israel. Spending half the time on an archaeological dig and the other half exploring the rich culture and history of the country, I was greatly fortunate to have an experience unlike any other. How do you write in just paragraphs...

Rising From Ashes: Event Success Feb03

Rising From Ashes: Event Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the showing of the film, Rising From Ashes. We had a great turn out and loved hearing from our special guests about their experience with making the film. ACU’s Optimist wrote a special feature story on the event. The night began with a traditional Rwandan music preformed by Nkurunziza Adrien and Rushimisha Romulus, Congo refugees currently living in Abilene. ACU Freshman Wesley Robbins sang the film’s theme song, “Walk On” and three of ACU’s Rwandan students preformed a traditional Rwandan dance. After the inspirational film, students and faculty had an opportunity to hear...

Rising From Ashes Event Jan29

Rising From Ashes Ev...

On Wednesday, January 29th in Moody Coliseum there will be a special showing of the film, Rising From Ashes. The event begins at 6:30 with traditional African music and the film will begin at 7:00 PM. Rising From Ashes is a documentary about cycling legend, Jock Boyer, and a group of Rwandan...

The Optimist: Honors Colloquia Become More Diverse Jan29

The Optimist: Honors Colloquia Become More Diverse

A special article on the Honors College upcoming colloquia can be found in the Wednesday, January 29th edition of the Optimist. Students interest in enrolling in colloquia can find out more information by contacting Honors College advisor, Alison Spencer (alison.spencer@acu.edu). Colloquia offered during Spring 2014 include:   If Two Heads are Better Thank One, Let’s Try Two Thousand: A Study of Collective Intelligence Dr. John Homer and Dr. Rebecca Hunter Pizza, Pills, and Psysiology: Biochemical and Exercise Physiological Perspective on Health Dr. Matthew Garver and Dr. Bruce Hopkins Our Father Abraham: Exploring Opportunities...

A New Perspective Jan24

A New Perspective

Does God Need Me? This odd question was answered in a striking way for me during COBA’s Leadership Summit this year. We know that each and every one of us are children of our great heavenly Father. We know we are created by His own hands and that He created us with a purpose in mind. But, we...