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Jacob’s Dream celebrates 10th anniversary

Jacob’s Dream celebrates 10th anniversary

By on September 16, 2016 in ACU News, Campus News

One of the most photographed sites in Abilene celebrates its 10th year as a landmark on the ACU campus. In the last decade, the nearly 40-foot-tall bronze sculpture has become a popular spot for baptisms, weddings, picnics and devotionals. It is a favorite backdrop for graduation and family photos. Jacob’s Dream was dedicated at the […]

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Summit program booklet, app now available

By on September 13, 2016 in Academic News with 0 Comments

ACU Summit Booklet 2016 110th Abilene Christian University Summit * September 18-21,2016 Abilene Christian University’s 110th annual Summit is set to run Sept. 18-21, 2016, and you can begin now to choose the classes and other sessions to attend. The theme is “Love God, Love Your Neighbor: Living the Greatest Commandments.” To make travel from the event […]

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Ideas on stage at university’s first TEDxACU

Ideas on stage at university’s first TEDxACU

Abilene Christian University’s first TEDx event begins this morning in Cullen Auditorium, where its “ReThink” theme features 13 speakers making short presentations of “ideas worth spreading”. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the […]

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Jacob’s Dream lands on ‘The Texas Bucket List’

Jacob’s Dream lands on ‘The Texas Bucket List’

By on April 3, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Jacob’s Dream, the popular sculpture site at Abilene Christian University, will be featured regionally Easter weekend on a new episode of “The Texas Bucket List” TV show. The show can be seen in Abilene on KTXS-TV at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and on more than two dozen other Texas stations. See your local cable […]

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Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

By on October 22, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. The artist, a longtime professor of art and design […]

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Higginbotham’s limestone shaped landmarks

Higginbotham’s limestone shaped landmarks

By on September 27, 2011 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

When 58-year-old Dale Higginbotham died Saturday, Sept. 24, Abilene Christian University lost a friend whose business provided materials for some of ACU’s newest and most popular landmarks. Higginbotham owned Lueders Limestone for 10 years, a 540-acre limestone quarry 30 miles north of Abilene with a reputation for providing quality building materials cut from Lueders Basin, […]

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