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Class project lands alumna’s design in Museum of Modern Art annual catalog

Class project lands alumna’s design in Museum of Modern Art annual catalog

By on October 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Features with 0 Comments

What started as an illustration class assignment has turned into a money-making opportunity for Katelyn Goodman (’17) of Abilene. A pop-card she created of Santa’s sleigh in flight is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s new catalog and is also available for sale in the museum’s brick-and-mortar store on West 53rd Street in New […]

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Tee’s time in Dallas rewarded by a capitol experience

Tee’s time in Dallas rewarded by a capitol experience

By on October 24, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Features

“Can we call the president?” a child asked senior Courtney Tee (’17) on her last day at his school. In 2015, Tee was researching 20 fourth-graders who were rallying against child abduction at their school in South Dallas, Texas. It was so important to them, they thought then-President Barack Obama should know, so they wrote […]

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New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

New stadium promises exciting Gameday experience

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Sports with 0 Comments

Home sweet home field advantage You’ll be able to see it from miles away. Driving into or around the north side of Abilene, especially at night, you’ll look toward the Hill and will see its lights illuminating the West Texas sky. You may already be used to seeing the Tower of Light from a distance, […]

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Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

By on August 31, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Biologist, theologian team up to challenge pre-health students  For students who major in the natural sciences, much of their course material follows the scientific method: a series of logical steps to test a hypothesis or discover an answer. But when those principles of biology are applied to real-life medical situations, tricky questions often arise. For […]

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Bible professor Dr. John Willis retires after 61 years

Bible professor Dr. John Willis retires after 61 years

By on August 31, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Moody Coliseum was brand new and half the buildings on campus today had not been built when Dr. John Willis (’55) returned to his native Abilene in 1971 with his wife, Evelyn (Forrest ’56), and four school-aged children. He brought with him 15 years of experience on the faculty at Lipscomb University and a scholarly […]

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10 Questions with Mike and Michelle Patterson

10 Questions with Mike and Michelle Patterson

By on August 31, 2017 in 10 Questions, ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Alumni couple picks up pieces after deadly Texas twister Many breathe a sigh of relief now that the peak of another tornado season has passed in the Lone Star State. One alumni family in Rockwall, Texas, knows the feeling all too well. It’s taken nearly two years, but Mike (’90) and Michelle (Kehoe ’90) Patterson […]

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2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Kevin Starks

2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Kevin Starks

By on August 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

In Fall 1993, when Kevin Starks (’98) was an incoming ACU freshman on the men’s basketball team, he encountered a question about his personal ambition on ACU’s Athletics Publicity Questionnaire. His answer was nearly prophetic: “To become a coach or preacher or maybe do both.” Almost 20 years later, Starks serves as associate head of […]

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Summer-Fall 2017 Issue

Summer-Fall 2017 Issue

By on August 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine

Enjoy highlights from the Summer-Fall 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine, including the cover story about country music artist Aaron Watson.

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2017 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Tasha Lemley

2017 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Tasha Lemley

By on August 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

He was there every day. Tasha (French ’02) Lemley walked past the same bench every morning on her way to work. Day after day, the same homeless man was sitting there as she hurried by. She had graduated from ACU with a photojournalism degree, but had become interested in graphic design, moving to Nashville to […]

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2017 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Dr. Shaun Casey

2017 Distinguished Alumni Citation: Dr. Shaun Casey

By on August 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 1 Comment

When Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) was growing up, family conversation around the dinner table often centered on two topics: religion and politics. “I’ve always been intrigued by the public implications of religious belief and practice,” Casey said. “For a lot of Americans, belief is a matter of consumer choice. But I’ve always thought there was […]

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