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Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

By on July 31, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Art and design professor Dan McGregor (’97) chronicled his recent Study Abroad adventure in Leipzig …

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Faculty member turns trauma into encouragement

Faculty member turns trauma into encouragement

By on July 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Pregnant and restricted to a hospital room for 11 weeks, Jenn Rogers found comfort in handwritten notes from a group of mothers she had never met. Those mothers had once been on bedrest too, and their words gave Rogers solace through the dark time in the hospital. After her son was born at 36 weeks […]

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Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

By on June 21, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Passion for theatre, passion for kids and a passion for her cultural heritage. Alisha Taylor found a way to combine all three as she led an African dance workshop for local children that emphasized more than just style and technique. More than 20 children attended the workshop, many of whom were from Treadaway Church of […]

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Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

By on June 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Frozen in bronze on the walkways of downtown Abilene, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy remind people of childhood stories. These characters from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood were the first sculptures Geoff Broderick, associate professor of art, helped to cast in bronze. The Texas legislature named Abilene the Storybook Capitol of Texas in 2015 […]

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Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also […]

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Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

By on January 17, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

“What would you do if you could do anything?” a friend of Julie Lyles Carr asked after Carr’s seventh child, Merci, suffered a neonatal stroke and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her fourth child, Maesy, had earlier been diagnosed with hearing loss. Carr said she would help families of children with special needs. She wanted […]

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Sing Song turns 60: How it began

Sing Song turns 60: How it began

By on February 10, 2016 in Features, Series, Sing Song with 0 Comments

As a rich tradition since 1956, about one-third of Abilene Christian University’s student body participates in Sing Song each year, during which a top men’s social club, women’s social club and mixed-voices group are crowned for having the best song medley. Over the next few days, we’ll look at highlights from six decades of this popular event. Most […]

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10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

By on October 22, 2015 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 0 Comments

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the […]

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10 Questions with Opry-bound Zane Williams

10 Questions with Opry-bound Zane Williams

By on April 23, 2015 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 1 Comment

A native of Abilene, Zane Williams (’99) nearly gave up his dreams of a music career, nine years after pursuing it in Nashville, Tenn, following graduation. After a return to Texas, his instinctive feel for songwriting began to open doors. His poignant album title cut, “Hurry Home,” won the $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year honor in the John […]

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10 Questions with country star Aaron Watson

10 Questions with country star Aaron Watson

The spotlight is pretty much the same shape as the well-worn piece of wooden stage underneath the WSM radio microphone at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where Abilene Christian University graduate Aaron Watson (’00) is about to find out how it feels to step into country music’s most famous circle, literally and figuratively. And he’s not nervous […]

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