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Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

By on November 16, 2017 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

When Zach Garza (’04) asked the 65 boys he coached on a junior high football team how many lived in a home with no father, 45 raised their hands. He wasn’t too surprised. Zach, too, had grown up with no father. He had gotten lucky when several older men intervened in his life, steering him […]

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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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Campus News

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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Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

By on November 6, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s not every day you find something significant when searching the internet. But Dr. Joe Stephenson recently did just that. He unearthed a manuscript of a play called The Dutch Lady, hidden for centuries in the archives of the Boston Public Library. The play is more than 300 years old and has been chilling in […]

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Alumni News

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 4 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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Anthony, Gasore named 2018 Alumni Award recipients

Anthony, Gasore named 2018 Alumni Award recipients

By on October 30, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University will honor April Anthony, of Dallas, Texas, and Serge Gasore, of Kigali, Rwanda, with its two most prestigious annual alumni awards in February. Named as the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is April Anthony, class of 1989, of Dallas, Texas, who is a member of ACU’s Board of Trustees, CEO of Encompass […]

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Sports

Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

Kick starter: A decade for Wilson as ACU’s pitch man

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

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. Other than that name, there would appear to be few similarities between […]

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Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Eight greats enter ACU Sports Hall of Fame

By on October 24, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

ACU inducted another distinguished class of former student-athletes into the ACU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 20 in a ceremony at the Hunter Welcome Center. The inductees were football standouts Kirby Jones (’79) and Kenny Davidson (’81), men’s basketball star James Wright (’85), men’s track and field all-America Albert Lawrence (’85), softball standout Katie (Bryan ’05) Thomas, golf all-America […]

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