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Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship

Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship

By on August 24, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

On the first day of classes of Abilene Christian University’s 110th year, perhaps its most well-known graduate called more than 4,400 students to the kind of discipleship to which he also aspires. “God wants you to be a disciple of Jesus Christ,” said Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) during ACU’s annual Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. […]

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Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Known throughout the Southwest for their generosity, Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber became the recipients today of one of Abilene Christian University’s highest accolades: an honorary doctorate. Each of the Harbers were presented today with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated through lives of selfless service to others. A citation […]

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McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

By on November 3, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The recent visit of W. Mark Lanier, J.D., to campus was more than an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear from a difference-maker. The noted Houston trial lawyer was another example of thought-provoking leaders from all walks of life brought to ACU by Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) and the university’s Center for Building Community. […]

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‘Ben Hur’ was best when Heston narrated it

‘Ben Hur’ was best when Heston narrated it

Watching movies in Abilene’s historic Paramount Theatre is a memorable experience, which many will be reminded of again this weekend when Ben-Hur plays in the 2012 Paramount Theatre film series. But it will have a hard time coming close to one of its showings – albeit a partial one – in 1989. In October of […]

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