Abilene, Texas – Alliance for Women & Children A-Teens program for teen girls will be hosting four camps and three day camps this summer. All girls entering sixth through ninth grades are invited to participate in this year’s summer programs. The camps are priced no more than $35 with financial assistance available, and are filled…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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