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VIA News: Chambers’ generosity made a mark

VIA News: Chambers’ generosity made a mark

By on March 27, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Although the building bearing the Chambers name is gone, the legacy of E.D. and Julia Chambers continues on. Chambers Hall was demolished over Spring Break – the spot where it stood for 85 years now empty, awaiting a new chapter with construction of the Halbert-Walling Research Center. With attention turning to the future, let’s take a moment to appreciate […]

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VIA News: Chambers demolition has begun

VIA News: Chambers demolition has begun

By on March 9, 2015 in Campus News with 2 Comments

With overcast skies and raindrops in the air, 86-year-old Chambers Hall has begun its final act. A handful of spectators turned out to watch the demolition begin shortly after 9 a.m. today, then oohed and aahed as an excavator chewed the first chunks of brick and concrete off the southwest corner of the building. “We’re sad to see […]

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VIA News: This one-story building stood tall

VIA News: This one-story building stood tall

By on March 3, 2015 in Campus News with 2 Comments

This blog post will be the only fanfare Tuesday for a structure about to meet its demise on the Abilene Christian University campus, one perhaps best known by its nearly anonymous description: “that one-story building between Bennett Gym and Chambers Hall.” History shows it actually helped speak volumes about ACU for more than 50 years. One of […]

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VIA News: One week left for Chambers

VIA News: One week left for Chambers

By on March 2, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Chambers Hall, the 86-year-old former library, cafeteria, residence hall and academic building on Abilene Christian University’s campus, is scheduled for demolition during Spring Break. Crews will begin tearing down the facility, which will make room for Halbert-Walling Research Center, at 9 a.m. Monday, March 9, said Scot Colley (’04), executive director of construction and risk management. […]

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VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

By on January 28, 2015 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When the weather begins warming up later this spring, three facilities on the Abilene Christian University campus will be coming down. Starting next week, asbestos abatement will turn into full-fledged demolition for Walling Lecture Hall, with Chambers Hall and a much-used utility building set to follow soon after. By the end of the semester, all three […]

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VIA News: Chambers’ explosive final act

VIA News: Chambers’ explosive final act

By on January 8, 2015 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Chambers Hall at Abilene Christian University is too close to Phillips Education Building to bring it down with a bang, but the 85-year-old former residence hall, cafeteria, library and academic building still saw some fireworks Wednesday. The Department of Psychology, Chambers’ final occupants, were moved out over the Christmas break, leaving the building empty – and providing a […]

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VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

By on November 25, 2014 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Heading into the extended Thanksgiving weekend, a pair of Vision in Action projects on the Abilene Christian University campus are making visible progress. Crews from Beynon Sports Surfaces earlier this month finished laying down a vibrant purple track that certainly pops against the deep green of the newly installed soccer field. With that, the most […]

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VIA News: Office relocation work underway

VIA News: Office relocation work underway

By on August 11, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When students return to campus this month, they’ll notice some changes as campus offices prepare for the eventual demolition of Chambers Hall. Upon completion of fundraising for the $75 million Vision in Action initiative, 85-year-old Chambers (and a one-story building currently housing WFF custodial services) will make way for the new Halbert-Walling Research Center. But […]

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Preparation underway for VIA projects

Preparation underway for VIA projects

By on June 24, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

As fundraising continues for ACU’s historic Vision in Action initiative, preparation is underway this summer for construction of two new science buildings and two new on-campus stadiums. Crews this morning began groundwork on what will become a new stadium for ACU’s legendary track and field program and dominant women’s soccer team – clearing and leveling […]

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