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Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

By on April 3, 2017 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

A new MLB season begins in earnest today but a special one in the life of Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) is celebrated in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine. “A Tiger in My Hometown” is my recollection of a trip last June to Detroit with Gilbreth and Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), vice president of […]

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Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

By on February 22, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll […]

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Sing Song turns 60: ‘The Lord Bless You’

Sing Song turns 60: ‘The Lord Bless You’

By on February 18, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Series, Sing Song with 1 Comment

As a rich tradition since 1956, about one-third of Abilene Christian University’s student body participates in Sing Song each year, during which a top men’s social club, women’s social club and mixed-voices group are crowned for having the best song medley. Over the next few days, we’ll look at highlights from six decades of this popular event. When […]

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Sing Song turns 60: The 1970s

Sing Song turns 60: The 1970s

By on February 16, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Series, Sing Song with 2 Comments

As a rich tradition since 1956, about one-third of Abilene Christian University’s student body participates in Sing Song each year, during which a top men’s social club, women’s social club and mixed-voices group are crowned for having the best song medley. Over the next few days, we’ll look at highlights from six decades of this popular event. ACU […]

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Sing Song turns 60: The 1960s

Sing Song turns 60: The 1960s

By on February 15, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Series, Sing Song with 0 Comments

As a rich tradition since 1956, about one-third of Abilene Christian University’s student body participates in Sing Song each year, during which a top men’s social club, women’s social club and mixed-voices group are crowned for having the best song medley. Over the next few days, we’ll look at highlights from six decades of this popular event. Dr. […]

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Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

Softball games a big hit with baseball alums

By on February 8, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

If one of the signs of a solid NCAA Division I baseball program is the strength of its alumni support (and it is), then Abilene Christian University’s baseball program rounded third and headed home Saturday with a successful new spin on an old format that scored big with its alums. Nearly 60 Wildcats returned to play in a […]

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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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Spring-Summer 2014 issue is here

Spring-Summer 2014 issue is here

By on September 14, 2014 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

It’s a little later than originally planned, but we wanted to be sure you received the most recent news about some exciting developments at Abilene Christian University. Although it’s in the mail, you don’t have to wait for the Spring-Summer 2014 issue of ACU Today magazine to arrive. You can sneak a peak now at its 130 pages (84 […]

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ACU Remembers: L.D. “Bill” Hilton

ACU Remembers: L.D. “Bill” Hilton

By on May 15, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

L.D. “Bill” Hilton (’48), whose 57-year administrative career spanned service to four presidents at Abilene Christian University, died May 13, 2014, in Abilene at age 88. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ, conducted by Hamil Family Funeral Home, with burial at 2 p.m. in the […]

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Campus pauses to honor shooting victims

By on December 21, 2012 in Campus News with 0 Comments

The sound of a bell ringing at 8:30 this morning pierced the stillness of a campus that had grown quiet while faculty and staff wrapped up their work for the semester, looking forward to a holiday break that students began a few days ago. But unlike the carillon bells in the Tower of Light that […]

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