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Archive for May 2008

Permian Basin Stories or Spotlights

ECISD Place 2 Trustee, Fay Batch, was declared re-elected to her post during last Tuesday’s board meeting. If memory serves me correctly Fay is the first African American female to {{more}} serve as an ECISD Trustee. She assumed the position in Oct. 2007 after Trustee Renda Berryhill abruptly resigned. Mr. Hector Mendez, a long time…

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Study Thunderstorms

If you are interested in Thunder storms and enjoy the beauty of mother nature we are putting togather a course for you.The course will cover from the forming to the decaying stage of the thunderstorm.Also will cover the many arensal of the storm like hail,flash flooding,heavy rain,high {{more}} winds and the Tornado.At the end of…

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Physics professor becomes fifth Piper Professor from ACU

Dr. Paul Edwin Morris, professor of physics and philosophy at Abilene Christian University, has been selected as a 2008 Piper Professor, becoming part of the distinguished group of professors honored by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation since 1958. Morris is only the fifth ACU professor to receive this distinction.”Dr. Paul Morris joins {{more}} a distinguished…

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Texas Authors Series –Lisa Wingate

Friends of the Abilene Public Library wrap up their 2008 Texas Authors Series Tuesday, May 13th at noon with a visit from novelist Lisa Wingate. Wingate will present a sneak peak at her new set of small-town Texas novels for Bethany House Publishers. The series debuted with Talk of the Town earlier this year. A…

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Bring back summer jobs for youth

For more than 30 years, beginning in the 1960s, the federal government saw the enormous benefit of providing summer jobs to millions of disadvantaged youth across America.But since 2000, the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program, has lost its direct funding, and is now effectively buried among 10 competing programs within the Workforce Investment Act.With…

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ACU students and faculty test firefighters in Human Performance Lab

Dr. Joe Bell, associate professor of exercise science and health and the director of ACU’s Human Performance Lab , recently assisted in the physical fitness testing of members from the Abilene Fire Department. Bell, together with 20 of his students, tested 179 firefighters as part of their annual fitness training. “This cooperative effort with the…

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ACU’s Center for Conflict Resolution receives grant

The Center for Conflict Resolution at ACU recently received $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Abilene to assist with the costs of developing conflict resolution curriculum and training materials for economically and educationally disadvantaged adults. Once the materials are developed, the Center will partner with Abilene nonprofits currently serving disadvantaged adults to help implement the…

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ACU alumnus appointed dean of Seaver College

ACU alumnus appointed dean of Seaver College ACU alumnus Dr. Rick Marrs has been appointed dean of Seaver College at Pepperdine University, following the retirement of W. David Baird. Marrs currently serves as the associate dean of the college. Marrs earned his bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Divinity at Abilene {{more}} Christian University in…

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ACU computer science students participate in conference at Midwestern

Earlier this month, three teams of ACU senior computer science students participated in the 12th Annual North Texas Area Student Conference at Midwestern University. The theme of the conference was “Technology & Innovation: The Keys to Progress,” with {{more}} Dr. Paulus Micikevicius from NVidia Corporation as the keynote speaker. The conference included presentations by student…

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