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Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

By on January 9, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Dennis Cavitt, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) by the Board of Directors to fill a midterm vacancy, effective Jan. 1. CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission […]

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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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ACU Remembers: Dr. Chantrey Fritts

ACU Remembers: Dr. Chantrey Fritts

By on August 15, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Longtime Abilene Christian University teacher education professor Dr. Chantrey Alfred Fritts Jr. (’53) died Aug. 9, 2016, at age 85. He was a 41-year resident of Abilene, spending the final few years of his life in Lubbock while caring for his wife through a medical crisis, and then his own struggle with Alzheimer’s. Fritts was born […]

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ACU grad is Colorado Teacher of the Year

ACU grad is Colorado Teacher of the Year

By on October 26, 2015 in Alumni News

Leticia Ingram wasn’t expecting to receive 2015 Colorado Teacher of the Year, but there was no question in her colleagues’ minds about whether she deserved the honor. A history and math teacher at Basalt High School in Roaring Fork School District, Leticia was awarded for her passion and expertise with English learners and their families […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Roger Gee

ACU Remembers: Dr. Roger Gee

By on January 30, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. Roger D. Gee (’53), who had two distinguished careers in education – in public schools and at Abilene Christian University – died Jan. 26, 2014, in Abilene at age 81. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in Abilene at Hillcrest Church of Christ, with a private burial afterward at Texas State […]

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Kirby’s CHS video is finalist in GMA contest

Kirby’s CHS video is finalist in GMA contest

By on October 16, 2013 in Alumni News with 2 Comments

Students at Cooper High School in Abilene let out a “roar” that has been heard across the nation, and Deborah (Talley ’09) Kirby, a graduate of Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education, was roaring right along with them. The students created a video that was named one of five finalists in a “Good Morning […]

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Phillips Education Building dedicated

Phillips Education Building dedicated

What’s in a name? For Danny Phillips (’81), it’s the love for Christian education modeled by his parents, Paul (’58) and Linda Phillips, whom the newly named Phillips Education Building now honors. “My mom and dad, they devoted their lives to education,” Phillips told about 100 friends, relatives, and ACU faculty and students at the […]

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New five-part TEA video series features ACU

New five-part TEA video series features ACU

By on September 22, 2011 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

A new series of videos sponsored by the Texas Education Agency profiles the groundbreaking work being done by Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education to prepare future educators to infuse technology in their classrooms. POWER ON TEXAS includes five video segments, “ACU’s Mobile-Learning Initiative Model of Innovation,” “A Model for 21st-Century Educator Preparation,” “Learning […]

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Summer 2011 issue headed to your mailbox

Summer 2011 issue headed to your mailbox

By on September 4, 2011 in ACU Today Magazine with 1 Comment

Study Abroad students at Abilene Christian University see the world while living and learning in a distant country for a semester. Those who spent Spring 2011 in ACU’s international center in Leipzig, Germany, got an extra treat: an 11-day tour of some of the most biblically significant sites in and around Turkey. The cover story […]

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