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26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

By on October 4, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 26th annual Gutenberg Celebration. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, Oct. 11. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an awards presentation to follow at 7:45 p.m. This year’s honorees are: Jonathan Smith […]

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Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

By on June 20, 2018 in Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

For many students, dreams of running a business are just that, dreams. Students think big but aren’t always sure how to go about the actual execution. But through hard work and many hours of photo shoots and editing, one student in particular has made this dream a reality. Lauren Franco, a convergence journalism major from […]

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Ty “Rowdy” Riggins (’20) | Advertising/Public Relations

Ty “Rowdy” Riggins (’20) | Advertising/Public Relations

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The opening of Wildcat Stadium kicks off a new era for ACU, and Ty “Rowdy” Riggins is all in. The sophomore from Abilene is getting hands-on experience for his advertising/public relations major by serving as a student Gameday director and helping plan ACU’s inaugural football season in the new Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. He’s […]

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Jonathan Raitz (’18) | Convergence Journalism

Jonathan Raitz (’18) | Convergence Journalism

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Jonathan Raitz came to college ready to grow, and at ACU, he found fertile soil. The senior convergence journalism major from Bandera, Texas, found mentors and friends, an inspiring peer group and welcoming spiritual community, getting involved in social club, serving as a Wildcat Week leader and writing for The Optimist. “ACU is the kind of […]

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Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as […]

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10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

By on August 17, 2016 in Alumni News, Series, Sports with 0 Comments

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad – also known as the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – are the fourth such assignment for sportswriter David Ramsey (’81), an award-winning journalism graduate of Abilene Christian University. A columnist for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado […]

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Lucado visits with students about writing craft

Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April […]

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JMC students win advertising awards

JMC students win advertising awards

By on February 29, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News

Students from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication won several awards at the American Advertising Awards ceremony, hosted by the Abilene chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Student advertising/PR agency Morris + Mitchell and multimedia production agency 99 West won Gold and Silver awards for their work in the professional category. Although these organizations […]

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Do you believe in Santa? David Himes does

Do you believe in Santa? David Himes does

By on December 24, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Most of the year, David P. Himes (’70) is a direct marketing executive in Washington, D.C., who runs his own consulting practice and whose resume includes an impressive list of former and current clients – Pier 1 Imports, Procter & Gamble, American Express and Godiva Chocolatier, to name a few. But come December each year, […]

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Kent Brantly’s nephew shares lessons learned

Kent Brantly’s nephew shares lessons learned

By on September 2, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

If there’s something familiar sounding about the name Brantly Houston, it’s no accident. The Abilene Christian University senior advertising and public relations major is the nephew of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), the now world-famous medical missionary whose seemingly miraculous recovery from the Ebola virus still has the medical world buzzing. Houston spoke to fellow students […]

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