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Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

By on January 9, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Dennis Cavitt, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) by the Board of Directors to fill a midterm vacancy, effective Jan. 1. CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission […]

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Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

Campbells Hoop: Sister schools ACU, Lipscomb go courting

By on December 15, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

It’s almost Christmas, and the family is coming over. Sunday, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team plays Lipscomb University for the second time this season but for the first time in Nashville since 1958. It’s part game, part reunion between relatives so long-lost that many of them have no idea they are kin. But […]

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The ‘Lunch Bunch’: Class of ’55 ladies haven’t lost touch

The ‘Lunch Bunch’: Class of ’55 ladies haven’t lost touch

By on December 12, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 2 Comments

Bernice (Bourland ’55) Scott knew it had been too long. When she and her classmates reconnected at their 45th class reunion in spring 2001, she resolved not to lose touch with them again. A little less than a year later, she and six of her friends met for lunch in the back room of Abilene’s […]

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Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

By on December 5, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The late Dr. John C. Stevens (’38) was an unabashed patriot who likely never heard a march he didn’t like. So he had to be smiling somewhere Nov. 10 when Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band could be overheard playing a suite of music honoring each branch of the U.S. military, with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture […]

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OMA video projects bring misunderstood diversity issues to light

OMA video projects bring misunderstood diversity issues to light

By on November 30, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News, Features

Christi Lim, president of the International Students’ Association, hoped to challenge misconceptions about cultural differences when she launched an online photography project called “Broken Views of Unbroken People.” The idea was conceived after Lim, a senior graphic design/advertising major from Malaysia, sat in a meeting where someone said all of ACU’s multicultural student organizations were […]

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Unique course teaches students how to give well

Unique course teaches students how to give well

By on November 27, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

An Abilene nonprofit organization was awarded $25,000 from a national group thanks to two students from ACU’s Strategic Philanthropy course who brought skills they learned to the 2017 Philanthropy Lab Ambassadors Conference in Dallas. Anna Casey, a marketing major from Willow Park, Texas, and Rees Heizelman, a management major from Abilene, joined 34 students from 17 universities across the […]

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Aquino co-edits handbook on the epistemology of theology

Aquino co-edits handbook on the epistemology of theology

By on November 20, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Frederick Aquino (’89), professor of theology in ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, with Dr. William Abraham of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, published The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford University Press, 2017). This volume brings together leading scholars in the fields of theology and epistemology to examine and articulate what can be […]

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Professor of Old Testament pens book of meditations

Professor of Old Testament pens book of meditations

By on November 20, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mark Hamilton (’89), professor of Old Testament at ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, published Meditations for the Lone Traveler: The Life of Faith in a Changing World (2017). These 22 meditations on the songs, prayers and stories of the Bible invite readers to imagine themselves as part of a world in which human beings may fully live […]

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Engineering, physics students make learning fun

Engineering, physics students make learning fun

By on November 17, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Learning about engineering and physics means using science, math, economics, social and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems. For students in ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, it also means using their knowledge to make learning fun for local schoolchildren. The element of fun was evident during the department’s third annual Intro Design Expo in […]

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Anthony elected first woman to chair ACU board

Anthony elected first woman to chair ACU board

By on November 14, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 6 Comments

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony of Dallas will make Abilene Christian University history early next year when she becomes the 16th chair of its Board of Trustees and the first woman to oversee the governing body of her alma mater. Recently named ACU’s 2018 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, Anthony was chosen last Saturday by the […]

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