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Faith Calls: ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast shares stories, laughs

Some travel delays did not keep three Duck Dynasty cast members from visiting campus and sharing their story with ACU students and the Abilene community Sunday night. A student event was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. but, because weather delayed their flight, it did not start until 5 p.m. But, once it began, Alan Robertson set the stage for his uncle, Si Robertson and Alan’s wife, Lisa Robertson. He began the event by addressing how Duck Dynasty became a TV show. Alan said his father, Phil Robe

Students audition for ‘Big Fish’

Open auditions for the Homecoming musical in the fall, “Big Fish”, took place last week in Fulks Theatre in the Williams Performing Arts Center. Any student or members from the Abilene community were welcome to audition. Those who auditioned were required to prepare a cut of a song in the style of “Big Fish” as well as a minute-long monologue. There were two sets of callbacks for “Big Fish.” The first was a vocal callback Monday night during which students were asked to sing a portion of one o

President’s Circle to honor donors of ACU

Comments Off on President’s Circle to honor donors of ACU The President’s Circle dinner occurs on the weekend of Sing Song every year, giving alumni and donors yet another incentive to come to Abilene this Valentine’s Day weekend. This year the President’s Circle dinner will be a little different. “Instead of a guest speaker, we will have some coffee house-style conversations with faculty and students,” said Rendi Hahn, the advancement campaign coordinator at ACU. The President’s Circle consi

FilmFest awards Patenaude, Knapp

Students dressed up in their finest Friday evening at the Paramount to participate in the 10th annual FilmFest gala to celebrate the winners of the competition. Results are as follows: Andrew Koenig, sophomore theatre major from Mission was seen in two films including The Key of L and Nerf Wars II. “I didn’t really know what to expect but I had a really great time,” Koenig said. “It was different coming from theatre doing films at a different medium.” David Porter is a sophomore theatre majo

Project Reach looks for student models

Comments Off on Project Reach looks for student models The African Students’ Association is putting together a fashion show to celebrate their cultures and allow ACU students to see a glimpse into their lives. The ASA, in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Enrichment is bringing back the Project Reach fashion show for a second year. The event is geared to incorporate clothes and culture represented at ACU, in a fun and exciting way. “The people who did come last year have a greater

Langford retires after 27 years

After 27 years, Dr. James Langford, director of technology education, takes his final bow at ACU as he retires and plans to move to California. “I’ve loved it here. It’s been a great place to work,” Langford said. Langford and his wife plan on moving to California. “We’re going to live on the same property as my son, his wife and two kids,” Langford said. Langford was a student at ACU where he met his wife. He had been traveling all over the world before moving back to Abilene to raise his c

SA begins officer elections for next year

Comments Off on SA begins officer elections for next year The Students’ Association is preparing for this year’s elections and are encouraging students to run for officer positions. “My greatest hope is that in this upcoming election a lot of people run because competition brings excellence,” Benac said. Dylan Benac, senior political science major from Boerne and SA president, has served as vice president and president in his time at ACU. “This role is more of a lifestyle than just a positio

Miss Frontier Texas continues competitions

The Miss Frontier Texas competition had its second event, “Saddle and Shoot”, on Saturday, which tested contestant’s ability to saddle a horse and shoot a gun. “Miss Frontier Texas is a scholarship competition for girls in Abilene, college-aged, that compete against each other in different tasks that women would do on the frontier, “said Brenna Jefferies, senior Ad/PR major from Bartonville and account director for Miss Frontier Texas and a former contestant. “They would saddle a horse, shoot

Theatre hires equity guest actor for ‘Macbeth’

The Department of Theatre will put on “Macbeth” for the annual summer Shakespeare festival. Josh Blann, an ACU alumnus, was hired as an equity guest artist to play the lead role as Macbeth and will be directed by Adam Hester. The festival will also feature a modern parody titled “William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead,” which will be directed by Gary Varner. Dawne Meeks, associate professor of theatre and dance, was hired last year as an equity actor for the Shakespeare Festival in “The Tamin

Department sells eggs, beef for fundraiser

The Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department is selling Rhoden Farm’s fresh eggs and ground beef as a way to raise money for their department and give back to ACU. The farm stays involved with ACU through horsemanship classes offered at the Rhoden Farms located on Texas 351, giving ACU students the opportunity to ride horses to earn a PEAC credit. Selling eggs and beef to faculty and students is another way Rhoden’s Farm stays connected. ACU alumni Jason Davis, and wife, Erin, run the
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