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Campus News

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

By on October 11, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Two ACU women’s social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries with special activities at ACU Homecoming next week. Ko Jo Kai will mark its 100th anniversary by inviting its oldest living member, 102-year-old Eloise (Reynolds ’37) Carruthers, to join members in the parade. Sigma Theta Chi will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting social club alumnae to […]

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Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon  from his new biography

Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon from his new biography

By on September 25, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Kasey Pipes (’95) has enjoyed a unique perspective on the U.S. presidency, from working as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the White House for George W. Bush, to authoring biographies on two others: Dwight D. Eisenhower and now, Richard M. Nixon. Pipes is partner and co-founder of Corley + Pipes, a consulting firm with […]

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Features

Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

By on June 6, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Once upon a time – on May 21, 2015, to be exact – the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of America. This week’s Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, or CALF, is one of the reasons why, and Abilene Christian University characters are playing their part to […]

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Leap of faith, mom’s encouragement took Gonzalez on ‘impossible’ journey

Leap of faith, mom’s encouragement took Gonzalez on ‘impossible’ journey

By on May 30, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Sam Gonzalez (’93) remembers clearly the words he spoke when Bible professor Carl Spain called, inviting Sam to enroll at ACU. That would be impossible, Sam said, because his family didn’t have the money. But Sam also remembers the words his mother spoke when Sam told her the gist of the conversation. “You’re going to […]

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Academic News

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

By on September 24, 2019 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

By on June 19, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience of studying abroad in Oxford, England. In the Fall of 2018, Cayla, a social work major whose home is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, decided to take her studies abroad and experience the culture and diversity of Oxford. She […]

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Alumni News

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on September 10, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

By on August 14, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at ACU’s Dallas campus in Addison, Texas, in August to celebrate Katie Coldwell (’00), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Coldwell’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes at Southwest Airlines, where she serves as communications director, but the journey she has taken […]

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Missions

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

By on September 5, 2019 in missions with 3 Comments

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, […]

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Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

By on August 9, 2019 in ACU News, missions with 0 Comments

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate […]

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ACU Theatre

Homecoming Musical to feature Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Homecoming Musical to feature Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU Theatre with 2 Comments

This year’s Homecoming Musical is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th St. The heart-warming family musical will be directed by Dawne (Swearingen ’95) Meeks, chair of the ACU Department of Theatre, and choreographed by faculty […]

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Annual Cornerstone Drama will feature ‘The White Rose’

Annual Cornerstone Drama will feature ‘The White Rose’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

The White Rose, directed by theatre professor Adam Hester (’77), will be presented as the ACU Cornerstone Drama at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-23 in Fulks Theatre. A talkback session will follow each performance. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a […]

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Faculty Spotlights

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Ten years ago, Dr. James Prather (’14) would have never guessed that God would lead him to the classroom. Today, he enjoys teaching courses in both computer science and Old Testament, has received numerous student-voted awards such as Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year, continues working with students on ground-breaking research projects, […]

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Criminal justice professor featured on crime documentary

Criminal justice professor featured on crime documentary

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, but he got them anyway. His students weren’t prepared for what they were about to see one day in class when Delony directed their eyes to the projection screen. Soon, a new episode of […]

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Sports

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large  in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, […]

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Football season, single game tickets now on sale

Football season, single game tickets now on sale

By on August 19, 2019 in Sports with 0 Comments

Renewals and general admission season tickets for Abilene Christian’s 2019 six-game home football schedule are on sale. Current season ticket holders are encouraged to renew by Friday, May 31 in order to secure last year’s seats, while prospective season ticket buyers can request an upgrade after purchasing at the general admission level. The most convenient […]

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