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March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

By on March 18, 2019 in Sports with 0 Comments

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much […]

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Swab story: Young starts life-giving relay

Swab story: Young starts life-giving relay

By on April 26, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) had the finest of his many memorable moments on a track running the second leg of a relay. Last Monday at Moody Coliseum, he went first. The man who as a 19-year-old sophomore at Abilene Christian University helped the United States win a gold medal and set a world record in the […]

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Lanier tackles questions with courtroom logic

Lanier tackles questions with courtroom logic

By on October 29, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Life presents tough questions. W. Mark Lanier, J.D., a prominent Houston trial lawyer and author of Christianity on Trial, offered answers to several of them during talks Monday on the Abilene Christian University campus. Speaking in Chapel, Lanier posed two life-defining questions: “What really counts?” and “What are the two most important decisions you will […]

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Metaxas expounds on grace, responsibility

Metaxas expounds on grace, responsibility

By on April 14, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

You can count on one hand the best-selling authors who have spoken in daily Chapel at Abilene Christian University, and still have a few fingers left. Those writers who begin by leading the crowd in singing “Amazing Grace” is an even shorter list, and Eric Metaxas is likely at the top by himself. The author […]

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Campus gathers to honor accident victims

Campus gathers to honor accident victims

By on January 29, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community stopped again Sunday night and Monday morning to remember the life of a student killed in a tragic vehicle accident, a habit it would just as soon see broken. ACU junior Lindsey Smith, age 20, died Friday night when two pickup trucks collided on Highway 36, southeast of town. The […]

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Two still hospitalized from Friday accident

By on January 26, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Two of the five Abilene Christian University students injured in a tragic two-vehicle accident last night remain hospitalized this afternoon. As reported early Saturday morning, a sixth – 20-year-old junior Lindsey Smith of New Braunfels, Texas – died at the scene, as did the driver of the other vehicle, 27-year-old Jeffrey Dane Davis of Abilene. […]

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Olympic Diary: Earl Young won gold in Rome

Olympic Diary: Earl Young won gold in Rome

By on July 24, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 3 Comments

The full-color postcard, with a hand-tinted photo-illustration of London’s Buckingham Palace on one side and addressed to “Mr. Robert Hunter, Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas USA” on the other, said a lot in just a few handwritten words in 1960: “Dear Bob, Hope you can read this (the bus is bouncin’). Am now in route […]

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Red Thread’s Partridge named Truman Scholar

Red Thread’s Partridge named Truman Scholar

By on April 2, 2012 in Campus News with 1 Comment

At 17, Brittany Partridge went on a mission trip to Romania where she met other girls her age. These girls, however, lived a life far different than her own. They were among the millions of young people around the world being bought and sold like objects, sometimes for child labor, more often for sex. The […]

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The singing that stirs, and soothes, the soul

The singing that stirs, and soothes, the soul

By on November 11, 2011 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Sunday night I listened to the a cappella singing of more than 800 Abilene Christian University students at their traditional Nine O’Clock devotional in the auditorium at University Church of Christ. This particular event was not traditional: a special service to comfort the ACU family, which has been reeling from news of last Friday’s bus […]

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