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Seidman: Live from the blessing, not for it

Seidman: Live from the blessing, not for it

By on May 24, 2016 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chris Seidman (’92), senior minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site fellowship in Dallas, was the featured Commencement speaker May 4 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. One of the most involved students to ever study on the Hill, he co-founded the memorable Candlelight Devotional experienced by freshmen each August during Wildcat Week. He began his career in ministry […]

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Childers presented with honorary doctorate

Childers presented with honorary doctorate

By on December 14, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society. Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Childers’ […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

By on December 9, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-year career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of […]

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Moore asks grads to shower the world with love

Moore asks grads to shower the world with love

By on August 14, 2014 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Dr. Steven Moore, associate professor of language and literature, was the featured Commencement speaker Aug. 8 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. A native of Prince William, Va., he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, and a master’s (1996) and doctorate (2007) from the University of Nebraska. Moore was named ACU’s Teacher […]

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Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also […]

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Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

By on May 19, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony was the featured Commencement speaker May 12 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. April is CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase, both of which she founded. In February, she and her husband, Mark Anthony (’86), made the largest gift in ACU history: $30 million for construction of an on-campus […]

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ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

By on May 15, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Veteran award-winning Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper columnist David Ramsey (’81) writes often for ACU Today magazine. Last Saturday, he was in Moody Coliseum to watch his son, Caleb, graduate with the Class of 2014. Caleb’s brother, Luke (’13), and sister, Ruth (’10), also are Wildcats. David says his parents met in 1949 when his father […]

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10 Questions with Dr. Charles Ivey

10 Questions with Dr. Charles Ivey

One of those with a keen interest in this week’s physics conference hosted by Abilene Christian University is Dr. Charles Ivey (’65), professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Physics from 1969-81. He built a program of distinction in physics at Abilene Christian by hiring talented faculty members and securing grants that helped provide research opportunities for […]

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Madagascar presidential elections offer hope

Madagascar presidential elections offer hope

By on November 7, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

A lot has transpired on the island nation of Madagascar since 2008. That’s when 24 students in the Madagascar Presidential Scholars Program graduated from Abilene Christian University, anticipating roles in the government Marc Ravalomanana had formed in 2002 to lead their homeland to brighter days, or to use his considerable influence to secure careers in the private […]

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Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

By on August 12, 2013 in Academic News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Dr. Mark W. Hamilton, professor of Old Testament, was the featured speaker at Abilene Christian University’s August Commencement, held Aug. 9 in Moody Coliseum. He served as editor-in-chief in 2009 of The Transforming Word: a one-volume Bible commentary, and is now working on a textbook introducing the theological and literary dimensions of the Old Testament for […]

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