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Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

By on April 27, 2017 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Some traditions at Abilene Christian University begin quite intentionally but others have inauspicious roots. The Candlelight Devotional at ACU is a little of both, and this fall celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Hill. …

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Nike innovator Hatfield is a master maker

Nike innovator Hatfield is a master maker

By on April 17, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

For someone with an impressive clientele of world-class athletes and products to his credit, Nike’s Tobie Hatfield (’87) keeps a bit of a low profile. That changed a bit with our new issue of ACU Today magazine, which takes a look at the “Master Maker” whose work as senior director of athlete innovations at Nike has helped a who’s who of the sporting world make headlines. …

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Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

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

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) […]

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Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

By on April 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

A new MLB season begins in earnest today but a special one in the life of Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) is celebrated in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine. “A Tiger in My Hometown” is my recollection of a trip last June to Detroit with Gilbreth and Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), vice president of […]

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Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

By on March 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

For two-and-a-half hours on a recent Saturday, Mike McConathy was the worst dressed man in college basketball. The men’s head coach of Northwestern State University had arrived at Moody Coliseum decked out smartly in a gray sport coat with crossing purple stripes, black slacks and a dark mock turtleneck. But just before his team tipped […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

By on February 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and […]

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Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

By on February 22, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’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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‘Owning Faith’ tackles issues of teen spirituality

‘Owning Faith’ tackles issues of teen spirituality

By on February 7, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News

Youth may grow up in the church, going to Sunday school or mid-week youth groups, but getting teenagers to keep growing their faith beyond adolescence is a challenge youth ministers continually face. Addressing the challenge, five alumni and two professors contributed to Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith of […]

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Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

By on February 3, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The straightest line between the points of Mesquite, Texas, and NRG Stadium in Houston is 250 miles. Taylor Gabriel (’15) took the scenic route. Barely three years since completing his record-setting career at Abilene Christian University, Gabriel will be the latest Wildcat player to reach the Super Bowl when his Atlanta Falcons take on the […]

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Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

By on December 19, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://acu.today ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying […]

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