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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

Driving into or around the north side of Abilene, especially at night, you’ll look toward the Hill …

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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 0 Comments

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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2017 Young Alumna of the Year: Chelsea Buchholtz

2017 Young Alumna of the Year: Chelsea Buchholtz

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

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz, J.D., still can’t believe she’s ACU’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she […]

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