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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 University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video and other communication channels.

Read about Wildcats in the news

Read about Wildcats in the news

By on October 1, 2019 in Newsmakers with 0 Comments

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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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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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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Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

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

Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore and directed by theatre professor Adam Hester (’77), will be presented Feb. 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Culp Theatre. Dinner will be served Feb. 15 and a talkback session will follow the Feb. 21 performance. A spy thriller in the vein of The Americans, the intrigue in […]

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‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

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

ACU Theatre’s dancers will perform a thrilling night of dance Feb. 29, featuring faculty member Lily Balogh’s innovative and original choreography. Balogh, a New York native trained for 10 years at the School of American Ballet and summers at American Ballet Theater, among other companies. She has danced for New York City Ballet and Royal […]

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Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

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

ACU Theatre will present the Disney musical Freaky Friday at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 and 24-25 in Fulks Theatre. Dinner will be served April 25, and a talkback session will follow the performance on April 24. The show, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films, will be directed by theatre professor […]

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Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

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

Abilene Shakespeare Festival returns in June with two shows playing on alternate nights. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by retired theatre professor Gary Varner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 18, 20 and 26 in Fulks Theatre, with a talkback session following the June 26 performance. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a […]

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2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

By on July 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Summit returns Sept. 15-18 with the theme “Sorrow, Hope and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” Five theme speakers will guide attendees through the ups and downs of life as they correspond with the Psalms. This year, attendees can choose from 20 pathways related to leadership, ministry, service and spiritual growth. […]

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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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