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Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

By on February 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and […]

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VIA News: The Quad named for McGlothlins

VIA News: The Quad named for McGlothlins

By on November 8, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The ACU community has a new spot on campus to enjoy: The Quad. The outdoor gathering space in front of the Onstead Science Center on the south end of campus was dedicated in a Nov. 6 ceremony in honor of Ray (’49) and Kay (Dollar ’49) McGlothlin, longtime supporters of ACU and members of Hillcrest […]

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Halbert gift tops science capital campaign

Halbert gift tops science capital campaign

By on August 13, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A recent gift of nearly $3 million from alumni Jon (’82) and Linda (Ellis ’83) Halbert has helped Abilene Christian University reach its capital goal in the Vision in Action (VIA) initiative to build three major science facilities. The generosity of the Dallas couple means ACU has raised $45 million to build the 54,000-square-foot Halbert-Walling […]

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VIA News: Halbert ‘proud’ of building

VIA News: Halbert ‘proud’ of building

Dean Walling (’30) – scientist, entrepreneur, benefactor – was “larger than life” to his grandson, David D. Halbert (’78). “The older I get,” Halbert said Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new science facility that will bear both men’s names, “the larger he gets.” Now the legacy of both men and their families will be quite […]

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VIA News: Chambers’ generosity made a mark

VIA News: Chambers’ generosity made a mark

By on March 27, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Although the building bearing the Chambers name is gone, the legacy of E.D. and Julia Chambers continues on. Chambers Hall was demolished over Spring Break – the spot where it stood for 85 years now empty, awaiting a new chapter with construction of the Halbert-Walling Research Center. With attention turning to the future, let’s take a moment to appreciate […]

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VIA News: H-W groundbreaking scheduled

VIA News: H-W groundbreaking scheduled

By on March 25, 2015 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The campus transformation begun 13 months ago under the Vision in Action initiative continues next week, as crews break ground on the new Halbert-Walling Research Center. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. next Tuesday, March 31, after which crews will begin constructing the 54,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility serving ACU’s biology, chemistry and biochemistry, and […]

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VIA News: Chambers demolition has begun

VIA News: Chambers demolition has begun

By on March 9, 2015 in Campus News with 2 Comments

With overcast skies and raindrops in the air, 86-year-old Chambers Hall has begun its final act. A handful of spectators turned out to watch the demolition begin shortly after 9 a.m. today, then oohed and aahed as an excavator chewed the first chunks of brick and concrete off the southwest corner of the building. “We’re sad to see […]

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VIA News: One week left for Chambers

VIA News: One week left for Chambers

Chambers Hall, the 86-year-old former library, cafeteria, residence hall and academic building on Abilene Christian University’s campus, is scheduled for demolition during Spring Break. Crews will begin tearing down the facility, which will make room for Halbert-Walling Research Center, at 9 a.m. Monday, March 9, said Scot Colley (’04), executive director of construction and risk management. […]

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VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

By on January 28, 2015 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When the weather begins warming up later this spring, three facilities on the Abilene Christian University campus will be coming down. Starting next week, asbestos abatement will turn into full-fledged demolition for Walling Lecture Hall, with Chambers Hall and a much-used utility building set to follow soon after. By the end of the semester, all three […]

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