A&E News Archive

Fall 2010

A&E Students Serve Medina Children’s Home: Students from the Department of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at Abilene Christian University take a weekend mission trip to serve... More

Sophomore attends Sustainability in Higher Education conference: Samantha Futrell attended the Sustainability in Higher Education conference ... More 

A&E students attend World Missions Workshop: ACU A&E students joined students from around the nation at the 50th annual World Missions Workshop on October 14-17... More 

Nicodemus Digs Into Wildlife Crimes: Dr. Michael Nicodemus finds exemplary instruction and networking opportunities in the Wildlife Crimes summer course at Vermont Law School... More 

Fall 2009

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at Rhoden: A&E has partnered with ACU's Counseling Center to facilitate the new EAP program... More  

Block and Bridle Convention: Students and faculty represented the A&E department at the National Block and Bridle Convention... More

Medina Children's Home Trip: The A&E department took their fifth annual trip to Medina Children's Home on Oct. 22-25... More

2009 Outstanding Alumni Recipients: David Forrest, Ph.D., ('74) and Brian Turnder ('00) were our 2009 recipients... More

Homecoming BBQ 2009: A&E’s homecoming BBQ Awards Luncheon had a great turnout.  There were roughly 120 in attendance including A&E faculty and staff, students of the department, award recipients and alum... More

Annual Renewable Energy Conference:  Dr.  Jim Cooke and four A&E students attended "the biggest event in the South." ... More

Kendra Gregory Ag Scholarship Award Winner: Congratulations go out to Kendra Gregory, senior environmental science and Spanish double major from Pittsburgh, as the first recipient of the 2009 Academic Excellence Award from Ag Workers Mutual Auto Insurance... More

Ag Missions Luncheon:  The Ag Missions Luncheon Monday, Sept. 21 consisted of three presentations from two students of ACU's Agricultural and Environmental Science department as well as a guest speaker... More

Environmental Peer Audit Training:  Dr. Jim Cooke was privileged to attend the Texas Environmental Peer Audit Training on Aug. 11-13, 2009.  The EPA training is in conjunction with and approved by Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Inc., ... More

AES Back to School Cookout:  At the beginning of each fall, the AES club invites all faculty, staff and students to a Back to School cookout held at the Rhoden farm...  More

Summer 2009

Alex Wann in Honduras:  A mountainous area where Mission Lazarushead quarters and the projet research site is located... More

Rhoden Field Laboratory:  Our goal is to make our facilities as green as possible.  Be our guest and witness the transformation of A&E's field laboratories... More

FFA Convention: Representatives of the department attended the 81st Texas FFA Convention in Dallas July 7-10... More

A&E Travel to NACTA 2009: Dr. Ed Brokaw, Dr. Florah Mhlanga, Prof Emmett Miller, Cason McInturff (ANSC, Sr.) and Dr. Foy Mills, Jr. attended the 55th Annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference hosted by Oklahoma State University in June 2009... More

Spring 2009

DTA 2009 Convention Trip: Over the weekend of April 2-4, some of A&E's best and brightest made the trip to Missouri State University for the 50th annual convention of  Delta Tau Alpha (DTA), the national honor society for agricultural students... More

SAAS Convention 2009: Five members of the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department (A&E) family traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS)from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3... More

Fall 2008

Becoming a Strengths Based Department: This past year, A&E faculty and staff committed to becoming a strengths-based department... More

A&E Alum Thompson named to newly endowed CASNR chairmanship: Texas Tech University announced today (Nov. 20) the establishment of the J.A. Love Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources... More

A&E involved with Hurricane Ike relief work: A group of Minter Lane Church of Christ members and Abilene Christian University students spent 6 days (Dec. 14-19, 2008) volunteering on Galveston Island and Point Bolivar, Texas, doing hurricane relief work... More

Medina Children's Home 2008 Mission Trip: As a part of its goal of combining learning and service to the world around us, the A&E department has made a November tradition of traveling to the Medina Children's Home, located in Bandera County, about 25 miles southwest of Kerrville, Texas... More

2008 A&E Homecoming Award Recipients: Dr. Sidney Allen, Daniel Dominguez, and Joseph Bunting were the 2008 award recipients... More

A&E Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Michael Nicodemus: Michael Nicodemus grew up in the small rural town of West Liberty, WV... More

Ag. and Environmental Science Back-to-School Cookout: On August 28, the Department hosted a welcome and back-to-school cookout at the Rhoden Farm for all A&E majors and faculty... More

Creation Care at ACU: In the midst of the international debate over global warming and its causes, it is all too easy to overlook the ways that individuals can make a difference closer to home... More

Summer 2008

Honduras Internship: Kendra Gregory: Situated in southern Honduras is Las Palmas Refugio....A&E has partnered with Mission Lazarus to increase the productivity of the ranch.  I was fortunate enough to intern in Honduras this summer and work on agricultural projects designed to increase milk production at the ranch... More

 Spring 2008 

New Animal Science Program Ready for Fall '08: The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is excited to announce that the new Animal Science Program is ready for the Fall 2008 semester... More

Hurley Miller Named Texas AgriLife Extension District 4 Administrator: ACU A&E alumnus Hurley Miller’s administrative duties will cover a 22-county region in northern Texas... More

2008 DTA Convention: The 49th annual Delta Tau Alpha national convention was held on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS, March 27-29, 2008....This year Dr. Kent Gallaher accompanied a delegation of seven students to the national convention... More

2008 DTA Induction Ceremony: On Thursday, February 28, seven ACU students were inducted into the Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society, a national honor society for agricultural and environmental science students... More

Gallaher and Wann Present Research at SAAS Convention: The Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) is an umbrella organization that facilitates a joint meeting of the southern branches of the various professional societies dedicated to agricultural science... More

Fall 2007

A&E Medina Children's Home Outreach: Professors Emmett Miller and Kent Gallaher led a group of AES students on an outreach trip to the Medina Children’s Home over the weekend of November 2-4... More

A&E Welcomes a New Faculty member, Dr. Florah Mhlanga: Dr. Florah Mhlanga was born and raised in rural Zimbabwe in a family of nine children. Zimbabwe is a small country in Southern Africa... More

Summer 2007

International Research: ACU's mission is "change the world". For us in A&E, that means not only protecting the environment but helping the hungry and disenfranchised. Research conducted this summer by Dr. Kent Gallaher and Dylan Wann, environmental science major from Torrington WY, was aimed at helping the poorest of the poor by improving food quantity and quality for subsistence farmers in the mountains of Southern Honduras...More

A&E Attend the 79th FFA Convention in Corpus Christi: Dr. Kent Gallaher (Associate Professor of Environmental Science), Mandy Scudder (Administrative Assistant) and Emmy Clark (Animal Science and Agribusiness Major) represented the A&E department at the 79th annual FFA Convention in Corpus Christi, TX, July 9-12, 2007...More

Faculty Attend NACTA Conference, June 20-22, 2007: Drs. Ed Brokaw, Kent Gallaher and Foy Mills attended the 53rd annual NACTA conference held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 20-22.  The theme of the conference this year was “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”...More

Park Ranger James Chambers' Quick Response Saves a Life: Canyon Lake Park Ranger James Chambers says he was just doing his job. Thanks to his quick actions and quick use of resources a Canyon Lake visitor will be around for a while longer... More

A&E Family Welcomes Dru Stevens: Dru Stevens recently graduated in May with a B.S. in Agribusiness. She was previously serving as our part time student farm manager for the past year, but moved into the position of full time farm management on June 1 for our Department...More

Spring 2007

Agricultural Consortium of Texas Conference, April 11-13: A&E hosted the Agriculture Consortium of Texas, Texas Junior College Ag Association and Texas Collegiate Agriculture Student Association joint annual meeting, April 11-13...More

A&E Student Presents Research at Professional Meeting: Covering 13 states, from Texas to the Carolinas and from Kentucky to the Gulf Coast, SAAS (Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists) acts as an umbrella organization facilitating a joint meeting of the southern branches of the various agricultural sciences...More

A&E Family Welcomes Mandy Scudder: At the beginning of the Spring semester, A&E welcomed a new member to its family: Mandy Scudder...More

Report from the Rhoden Farm Manager: Over the past year, I served as the part-time student farm manager of the ACU Rhoden Farm. I have always loved agriculture and especially the farming and ranching part of it. This position has allowed me to learn continually, while also getting to teach others...More

Spring Break Campaigns to Virginia Beach and Montana: Spring Break Campaigns are a big part of student life at ACU. Approximately 400-500 students travel to many cities in the USA...More 

AES 2007 Spring Banquet: On Thursday, May 3, 2007, the A&E Department with special guests gathered at the Elks Art Center in downtown Abilene to celebrate the close of another great academic year...More

A&E Students Attend DTA National Convention: This Spring, two young women from A&E accompanied Dr. Kent Gallaher to the 2007 Delta Tau Alpha National Convention, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University...More

ACU All School Rodeo: The ACU All-school Rodeo is held every year in April. It is not only an opportunity to show off our department, but gives many students from Urban areas to participate in a once in a lifetime event...More


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