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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

By on January 29, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, Features with 1 Comment

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, […]

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10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

By on January 25, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and […]

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Oglesby enjoys mountaintops whether at work or play

Oglesby enjoys mountaintops whether at work or play

By on January 23, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Robert Oglesby (’81) likes viewing life from the seat of a fast moving Harley or atop a 14,000-foot mountain peak. He likes taking risks. And that makes him a perfect fit with his chosen avocation – youth ministry. Mentoring, guiding and developing young people is definitely a high-risk undertaking, but one that Oglesby is so […]

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High school theatre director credits ACU with helping her land ‘dream job’

High school theatre director credits ACU with helping her land ‘dream job’

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Laura Harris (’17) is living her dream as a theatre director at Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Her experience as a student at ACU was an integral part of her journey here. A graduate of ACU’s Teacher Education program, Harris’ degree plan combined theatre and education courses. She believes the classroom observation, teaching experience, […]

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Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Whether counseling students in her office, leading ACU’s Center for Women in Christian Service, or uplifting women missionaries and Christian leaders around the world, Dr. Jeanene Reese (’74) is answering God’s beckoning. “My call is to be a faithful woman serving in the opportunities God has given me,” she said. And those opportunities are many. […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. James C. “Jim” Cooke (’72), longtime Abilene Christian University professor, outdoorsman and environmental educator, died Jan. 13, 2018, in Abilene after a brief illness at age 69. A family visitation is planned for 5-7 p.m. today at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). Services honoring his life will be conducted Thursday, Jan. […]

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Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

Teacher of the Year Ashlock known for genuinely caring

By on December 12, 2018 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 2 Comments

One of the student comments that led to Dr. Rodney Ashlock’s selection as ACU’s 2018 Teacher of the Year must have been especially pleasing. When the award was presented in May, several of the comments were read, but one may stick with Ashlock forever. “He is supportive of all students, recognizes their success publicly, remembers […]

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Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

Teague remembered in historic on-campus funeral service

By on December 7, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

About 300 friends and family of the late Dr. William J. Teague (’52) gathered Thursday just before noon in the first on-campus funeral for a former Abilene Christian University president in its 113-year history. Eleven men have been ACU presidents since its founding in 1906. Teague was its ninth (1981-91), and had been his alma […]

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Teague: The changing of the watch

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

Published in People and Programs of the Past Decade, 1981-91, a review of the Teague administration accomplished at the end of his presidency in 1991 A mighty force of students has graduated from Abilene Christian University during the past decade. They are serving all over the world – many in leadership responsibilities. This is a remarkable […]

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Teague: Humor, dedication, diversity are traits of ACU chancellor

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

This article appeared in the Lifestyle section of the Abilene Reporter-News on Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991. By Jerry Reed Bill Teague’s odyssey from boyhood hometown to the town he calls home can be measured in distances far greater than the 175 road miles between Nocona and Abilene. Between the time Billy Jack Teague left Nocona to […]

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