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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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Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

By on August 31, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Biologist, theologian team up to challenge pre-health students  For students who major in the natural sciences, much of their course material follows the scientific method: a series of logical steps to test a hypothesis or discover an answer. But when those principles of biology are applied to real-life medical situations, tricky questions often arise. For […]

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Bible professor Dr. John Willis retires after 61 years

Bible professor Dr. John Willis retires after 61 years

By on August 31, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 1 Comment

Moody Coliseum was brand new and half the buildings on campus today had not been built when Dr. John Willis (’55) returned to his native Abilene in 1971 with his wife, Evelyn (Forrest ’56), and four school-aged children. He brought with him 15 years of experience on the faculty at Lipscomb University and a scholarly […]

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Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

By on July 31, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Art and design professor Dan McGregor (’97) chronicled his recent Study Abroad adventure in Leipzig …

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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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Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

By on June 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Frozen in bronze on the walkways of downtown Abilene, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy remind people of childhood stories. These characters from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood were the first sculptures Geoff Broderick, associate professor of art, helped to cast in bronze. The Texas legislature named Abilene the Storybook Capitol of Texas in 2015 […]

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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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10 Questions with Dawne Meeks

10 Questions with Dawne Meeks

Life sometimes comes full circle. That’s something  Dawne (Swearingen ’95) Meeks, director of this year’s Homecoming musical Big Fish, can tell you about. Meeks came to ACU as a freshman in 1991, the same year Adam Hester (’77) became chair of the theatre department. After graduating from Abilene Christian in 1995, she went on to […]

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Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

By on August 29, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Quoting from Ecclesiastes and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Rick Atchley (’78) implored students attending Opening Assembly on Monday at Abilene Christian University to “start your race like you want it to end,” by not focusing on what he considered the more “over-rated” parts of their young lives. ACU’s 108th school year began with several traditions […]

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Campus pauses to honor shooting victims

By on December 21, 2012 in Campus News with 0 Comments

The sound of a bell ringing at 8:30 this morning pierced the stillness of a campus that had grown quiet while faculty and staff wrapped up their work for the semester, looking forward to a holiday break that students began a few days ago. But unlike the carillon bells in the Tower of Light that […]

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