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Sacred Art: Ministry major finds inspiration painting Bible covers

Sacred Art: Ministry major finds inspiration painting Bible covers

By on August 30, 2018 in Features with 0 Comments

Water drips from her paintbrush as she strokes it across her unconventional canvas. Using extravagant colors and designs to dress the cover of a Bible, she sings along to “Son of God” by Chris Renzema. Since the summer of her freshman year, Mary-Claire Marcear has used Bible covers to make tangible people’s personal testimonies and […]

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Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

By on August 22, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 1 Comment

“Following your passion and being committed to your passion will be challenging, but it will be more rewarding than you can ever believe.”   These words are what present-day Terry Johnson (’02) would tell college-age Terry, as he navigated his career path and ultimately discovered God’s calling on his life. Terry knew he wanted to […]

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Campus News

ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

By on September 10, 2018 in Campus News with 5 Comments

The man who delivered the most explosive lecture ever heard on the Abilene Christian University campus will be honored in September with the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action. With a formal opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 18, the center will carry Dr. Carl Spain’s name in tribute […]

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NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

By on August 31, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research […]

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Academic News

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

By on September 20, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 […]

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Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

By on August 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in […]

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Alumni News

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

By on September 12, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s Griggs […]

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Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

By on September 10, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense […]

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Faculty Spotlights

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

By on September 10, 2018 in Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

A young Jerry Taylor spent a lot of time wrestling with the same question over and over, “Why me?” An older Dr. Jerry Taylor finally got his answer. “I now understand why,” he said, sitting in his office in ACU’s Biblical Studies Building. Taylor discovered his “why” through years of questioning – and listening. He […]

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Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as […]

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Athletics

Keep up with Wildcats sports action

Keep up with Wildcats sports action

By on September 20, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Keep up with all things sports at acusports.com. Find sports schedules here. Purchase tickets at acusports.com/tickets.

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Legendary coach and A.D., Wally Bullington, dies at 87

Legendary coach and A.D., Wally Bullington, dies at 87

By on July 20, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Beloved Abilene Christian University football coach and athletics administrator Foy Wallace “Wally” Bullington died Friday following an illness at age 87. The visitation is set for Friday, July 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Home at 733 Butternut. The memorial service will be Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ. […]

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