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Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

By on July 21, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

When Janice Massey, M.D., graduated from ACU in 1968, becoming a neurology professor …

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Faculty member turns trauma into encouragement

Faculty member turns trauma into encouragement

By on July 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Pregnant and restricted to a hospital room for 11 weeks, Jenn Rogers found comfort in handwritten notes from a group of mothers she had never met. Those mothers had once been on bedrest too, and their words gave Rogers solace through the dark time in the hospital. After her son was born at 36 weeks […]

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Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

By on June 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Frozen in bronze on the walkways of downtown Abilene, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy remind people of childhood stories. These characters from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood were the first sculptures Geoff Broderick, associate professor of art, helped to cast in bronze. The Texas legislature named Abilene the Storybook Capitol of Texas in 2015 […]

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Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also […]

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Cope honored by Texas Bar for conflict resolution efforts

Cope honored by Texas Bar for conflict resolution efforts

By on February 8, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

The Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the State Bar of Texas honored ACU’s Dr. Joey Cope, executive director of Duncum Center Solutions, with its highest award. Cope mediates disputes and trains people, churches and organizations in conflict management at the Duncum Center, which he helped found in 2000. He joined the State Bar of Texas […]

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Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

By on January 17, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

“What would you do if you could do anything?” a friend of Julie Lyles Carr asked after Carr’s seventh child, Merci, suffered a neonatal stroke and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her fourth child, Maesy, had earlier been diagnosed with hearing loss. Carr said she would help families of children with special needs. She wanted […]

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English professor addresses bullying in children’s book

English professor addresses bullying in children’s book

By on January 3, 2017 in Academic News

Dr. Steven Moore shows many facets of his personality, whether he’s leading singing in Chapel, having coffee with students in the campus center, or teaching poetry classes. He recently revealed another side of his personality: a child who sucked his thumb. Moore, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature and director of the […]

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Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

By on September 22, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News

Jasmin Richardson (’09) transforms into many characters as she presents herself on international musical tours, cruise ships and most recently as the face of Clinique. But while she takes on each role, Jasmin stays genuine – faithful to herself and her convictions in the ever-changing world of performing arts. “Acting is just honesty in the […]

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Jacob’s Dream celebrates 10th anniversary

Jacob’s Dream celebrates 10th anniversary

By on September 16, 2016 in ACU News, Campus News

One of the most photographed sites in Abilene celebrates its 10th year as a landmark on the ACU campus. In the last decade, the nearly 40-foot-tall bronze sculpture has become a popular spot for baptisms, weddings, picnics and devotionals. It is a favorite backdrop for graduation and family photos. Jacob’s Dream was dedicated at the […]

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