Students returning, preparations underway for start of 1999 spring semester at ACU

For immediate release

January 5, 1999

Preparations are underway to start the spring 1999 semester at Abilene Christian University with warm welcomes and reduced-stress transitions with special efforts being made to ease the process of transfer students joining the ACU ranks.

For the first time, ACU will offer transfer students "transfer orientation." This special orientation is slated for Sunday, Jan. 10, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the East Dining Room of ACU's World Famous Bean cafeteria. Lunch, a brief orientation and get-acquainted activities are being coordinated by a diverse team of ACU staff members. The transfer orientation also will feature a campus tour and orientation to Abilene with area maps and information concerning services such as healthcare, banking, etc.

Miriam Upton, ACU's director of special projects and coordinator of the transfer orientation, said she anticipates about 75 students to attend the afternoon session.

McGlothlin Campus Center, which houses the World Famous Bean, will be the central location for students to take care of all their needs to prepare for the spring semester. All students must complete final enrollment steps in McGlothlin Campus Center Thursday or Friday, Jan. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 9-10, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Once classes start Monday, Jan. 12, two special Daily Assemblies are planned. Monday at 11 a.m. students will gather in Moody Coliseum for a praise assembly. Tuesday, students, faculty and staff will gather for a memorial service honoring Dr. Jim Mankin, associate professor and past chairman of the Department of Undergraduate Bible and Ministry, who died Dec. 16.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Tom Craig, director of media and community relations, at or call 915-674-2692.

This page is maintained by Tom Craig,
Last update: Jan. 5, 1999