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Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

By on December 5, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The late Dr. John C. Stevens (’38) was an unabashed patriot who likely never heard a march he didn’t like. So he had to be smiling somewhere Nov. 10 when Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band could be overheard playing a suite of music honoring each branch of the U.S. military, with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture […]

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Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

By on May 31, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Earlier this month, longtime Bible faculty scholar Dr. Tony Ash (’59 M.A.) became the most recent Abilene Christian University graduate to receive the Distinguished Christian Service Award from Pepperdine University. The presentation was made May 1 in Malibu, Calif., at the 71st annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, for Ash’s work as an “inspiring Bible professor, mentor of university students; specialist […]

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ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

By on May 15, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Veteran award-winning Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper columnist David Ramsey (’81) writes often for ACU Today magazine. Last Saturday, he was in Moody Coliseum to watch his son, Caleb, graduate with the Class of 2014. Caleb’s brother, Luke (’13), and sister, Ruth (’10), also are Wildcats. David says his parents met in 1949 when his father […]

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Service flag remembered World War II vets

Service flag remembered World War II vets

By on May 27, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

One inspiring story to remember on this Memorial Day comes from No Ordinary University: The Story of a City Set on a Hill, the 1998 Abilene Christian University history book by Dr. John C. Stevens (’38). During World War II, the ACU campus remembered its students, faculty and alumni serving in the military with a 6 foot […]

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Wildcat 101: A primer on our fightin’ mascot

Wildcat 101: A primer on our fightin’ mascot

By on February 9, 2013 in Alumni News, Sports with 2 Comments

There’s some big news coming from Abilene Christian University athletics next Friday. In the meantime, here are some facts you might want to know about our Wildcat mascot: According to No Ordinary University: The Story of a City Set on a Hill, the 1998 ACU history book by Dr. John C. Stevens (’38), ACU’s mascot was […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Doug “Fessor” Fry

ACU Remembers: Dr. Doug “Fessor” Fry

Dr. Douglas “Fessor” Fry Sr., 95, one of Abilene Christian University’s most beloved band directors, died March 16 in Abilene. A private burial will be held for Fry in Tyler, and a public memorial service will be held later in Abilene. Born July 15, 1916, in Spicewood, Fry (’40) graduated from Levelland High School in […]

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We’re still ‘Living in Our Brave New World’

We’re still ‘Living in Our Brave New World’

By on September 11, 2011 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Ten years ago, our readership probably wasn’t waiting breathlessly to see how ACU Today would cover the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. TV news accounts such as those you see rerun this weekend did enough of that without our help. But alumni magazines are bellwethers of their institutions, and there were few publications such […]

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July is prime time for former ACU presidents

July is prime time for former ACU presidents

By on July 7, 2011 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Although it was not likely a prerequisite for their selection, Abilene Christian University’s three past presidents – plus its founder – were all born the same week in the middle of July. This photographic portrait of the most recent trio – (from left) Drs. John C. Stevens, William J. Teague and Royce L. Money – […]

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Pair-ee

Pair-ee

By on July 5, 2008 in Campus News with 0 Comments

I can’t see a photo of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris without thinking of my dear friend, the late Dr. John C. Stevens, ACU’s eighth president, who died last year. One of the most iconic photos in American history is of 28th Infantry troops during a victory parade in Paris after the city’s liberation […]

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