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After a career as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for Marketing and Strategic Communications and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she looks for ways to tell the university’s story on various platforms, including online, print, social media and video. If you have a story you think we should tell, email Robin at robin.saylor@acu.edu

McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

By on July 8, 2020 in Campus News with 2 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community bid a fond farewell to McDonald Hall in mid-June. The residence hall – one of the original buildings of our hilltop campus, opened in 1929 – was demolished and will be replaced by a new one. McDonald was named for Albert “A.F.” McDonald and his wife, Cornelia Elizabeth “Neelie” (Gray) McDonald, […]

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ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories

ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories

By on June 24, 2020 in ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Randy Brewer (’93), producer of award-winning music videos for Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, is putting his talent to work for his alma mater creating a series of TV commercials to air throughout Texas beginning in July. Brewer, founder of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures, has created memorable work with dozens of high-profile clients, including Underwood, Swift, Verizon, Brad […]

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University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

By on June 18, 2020 in Features with 1 Comment

Dr. Stephanie (Toombs ’90) Hamm is the great-granddaughter of a slave, the granddaughter of an activist and the daughter of an activist – “all people who love Jesus,” she said. Growing up, she heard stories of the efforts to integrate schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. “My grandfather was one of the initial parents who insisted on […]

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Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

Sen. Lucio to introduce resolution honoring Bobby Morrow in Texas Senate

By on June 9, 2020 in ACU Remembers, Sports with 0 Comments

Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. of Brownsville said June 3, 2020, at the funeral of Rio Grande Valley native son Bobby Joe Morrow (’58) that he will introduce a resolution in January when the Texas legislature convenes in Austin to honor the Abilene Christian University graduate who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympic […]

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Fast Company: The legacy of fleet-footed Bobby Morrow

Fast Company: The legacy of fleet-footed Bobby Morrow

By on June 3, 2020 in ACU Remembers, Sports with 1 Comment

Garner Roberts (’70) is a freelance writer who retired from ACU in 2004 after a distinguished career as a writer, editor, sports information director and media relations professional. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association Hall of Fame and the ACU Sports Hall of Fame. This profile of the late Bobby […]

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Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

By on April 1, 2020 in ACU Today Magazine, Features with 0 Comments

What started as an April Fool’s joke between interior design professor Kelly (Kercheval ’09) Mann and ACU’s apple-fritter-loving police chief Jimmy Ellison has tongues (and tails) wagging across campus a year later. A miniature Schnauzer, dubbed Fritter the K9 and owned by Mann, has taken her place as an official ambassador for the ACU Police […]

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Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. Oftentimes, the homeless are also the faceless of society, and basic needs such as health care are a luxury they […]

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ACU names Ryan Bowman new director of Office of Multicultural Affairs

ACU names Ryan Bowman new director of Office of Multicultural Affairs

By on February 26, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Ryan Bowman (’06), associate director of spiritual formation for Abilene Christian University, has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) after a nationwide search. A graduate of Southwestern Christian College, the only historically black college associated with Churches of Christ, Bowman went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication and media […]

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Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

By on February 13, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The purchase of a new Study Abroad residence in Oxford, England, marks another exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. The recently renovated Victorian house, located at 163 Woodstock Rd. in Central North Oxford, will serve as housing for 26 students. It features […]

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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

By on November 20, 2019 in Academic News, Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable […]

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