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Homecoming Musical ‘Wonderful Town’ taps into alumni, student talent

Homecoming Musical ‘Wonderful Town’ taps into alumni, student talent

By on October 5, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Get ready for a wonderful three-day experience beginning Oct. 12 as ACU Theatre presents a heart-warming Homecoming Musical, Wonderful Town. The show features the music of Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 100 on Aug. 25 of this year. Bernstein died in 1990, but his music – made famous in Broadway hits like West Side […]

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Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

By on October 4, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and […]

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Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

By on September 24, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Caution: If you don’t want to get involved with an endeavor that might seem outlandish, maybe even risky, but for a good cause, stay away from Chris Field (’06). This is a man who has set four Guinness World Records – all involving people he got to join him – run 22 marathons, made almost […]

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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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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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Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

By on July 19, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not just anybody gets an invitation to put on a live exhibition at a national museum in New York City, but that is exactly what happened to ACU graduate Joshua Hinson (’01), also known as Lokosh in the Chickasaw language, which he speaks and teaches. Joshua lives and works in Ada, Oklahoma, the seat of […]

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Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

By on July 18, 2018 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so […]

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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

By on May 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when […]

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Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

By on May 3, 2018 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

In one month, from August to September 2015, Jami (McKelvie ’96) Amerine saw her blog readership jump from an average of 69 views per month to 690,000. That is not a misprint. It is a an increase of 689,931 views. And it all happened thanks to one entry titled, “An Open Letter to My Children: You’re […]

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