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Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

Childhood experience leads alumnus to create mentoring program for boys

By on November 16, 2017 in Alumni News, Features with 2 Comments

When Zach Garza (’04) asked the 65 boys he coached on a junior high football team how many lived in a home with no father, 45 raised their hands. He wasn’t too surprised. Zach, too, had grown up with no father. He had gotten lucky when several older men intervened in his life, steering him […]

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Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

By on October 31, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The grand opening last week of ACU’s new Study Abroad villa in Leipzig marks an exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. More than 125 special guests, including the mayor of Leipzig and other local dignitaries, toured the 15,000-square-foot villa that will serve as the […]

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Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

By on October 25, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s the wonderful time of year when Monarch butterflies make their long multi-generational journey from Canada to wintering locations in central Mexico and southern California – and the ACU campus is on the route. Their beauty is incredible and the scope of their journey is amazing. But Monarchs, along with other pollinators, also serve a […]

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Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

By on September 21, 2017 in Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

The score was final – ACU 24, Houston Baptist University 3 – but the Wildcats weren’t finished. They still had to thank their fans. With arms raised, they ran to the east side of the stadium and returned high-fives from their peers, who leaned over the railing to get closer to the student-athletes. The Wildcats […]

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LiveBeyond: Hearts lost to Haiti

LiveBeyond: Hearts lost to Haiti

By on August 8, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them ACU alumni and students, have traveled to the LiveBeyond compound near Thomazeau, Haiti, since 2013 to help provide medical care, clean water, food, education and jobs, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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LiveBeyond: Images of hope

LiveBeyond: Images of hope

By on August 7, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Brandi Jo (Magee ’06) Delony was official photographer for an ACU alumni medical missions trip to LiveBeyond in January 2017. See a gallery of her photos that capture the heart of LiveBeyond.

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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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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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Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

Alum offers ‘Legacy of Hope’ to special needs families

By on January 17, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

“What would you do if you could do anything?” a friend of Julie Lyles Carr asked after Carr’s seventh child, Merci, suffered a neonatal stroke and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her fourth child, Maesy, had earlier been diagnosed with hearing loss. Carr said she would help families of children with special needs. She wanted […]

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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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