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10 Questions with Debut Dagger winner Sherry Rankin

10 Questions with Debut Dagger winner Sherry Rankin

By on December 4, 2017 in 10 Questions, Features with 0 Comments

When Sherry Rankin heard her first full-length novel, Strange Fire, had won this year’s Crime Writers Association’s Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers, she was stunned. “To be honest, I entered it mostly as a way to toughen up and learn to deal with rejection,” said Rankin, assistant professor of English at ACU. She had just completed […]

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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 1 Comment

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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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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English professor addresses bullying in children’s book

English professor addresses bullying in children’s book

By on January 3, 2017 in Academic News

Dr. Steven Moore shows many facets of his personality, whether he’s leading singing in Chapel, having coffee with students in the campus center, or teaching poetry classes. He recently revealed another side of his personality: a child who sucked his thumb. Moore, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature and director of the […]

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ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

By on November 14, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Students at Abilene High School have a unique opportunity to improve their writing skills through peer tutoring, as a result of collaboration between the high school and Abilene Christian University. The Eagle Writing Center, which opened in August, was the brainchild of James McGee, who teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at AHS and also […]

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