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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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ACU Remembers: Don M. Shultz

ACU Remembers: Don M. Shultz

By on December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Donald M. Shultz (’52), former longtime trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 6 at age 85 in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the North Atlanta Church of Christ (5676 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel (136 […]

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ACU Remembers: Ken Rasco

ACU Remembers: Ken Rasco

By on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized with 8 Comments

After 23 years (1927-50), Clara Bishop was a hard act to follow as registrar of Abilene Christian University. But Kenneth Hugh Rasco (’48) bettered her longevity mark in the Registrar’s Office with a record career spanning 35 years (1950-85). And if you were one of the tens of thousands of students to attend ACU during […]

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9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

By on July 9, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 6 Comments

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who […]

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Spying claim added dimension to Study Abroad

Spying claim added dimension to Study Abroad

By on September 6, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Dr. Susan (Lester ’92) Lewis is vice provost and associate professor of journalism and mass communication at ACU. She taught Perspectives in Mass Communication: Germany, Spain and Czech Republic, a Study Abroad course this summer in Leipzig, Germany. Here’s a not-very-closely-guarded secret: professors love relating current events to the lessons we are teaching – […]

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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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Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

Olympic Diary: Morrow put ACU on the map

By on July 23, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 1 Comment

[youtube 96vssj1Nnj0] Abilene Christian University (then still a college) and its hometown were the same size before Bobby Morrow (’58) won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. But afterward, it seemed like the world discovered both, nearly overnight. Morrow was the star of the U.S. team, “the fastest man in the world” […]

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Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

By on June 6, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It may be winter in Uruguay but activity is heating up again this summer at Casa ACU in Montevideo, one of the international hub sites for ACU Study Abroad. Dr. Cynthia (Barton ’81) Powell and Dr. Lynette (Blackburn ’85) Austin are there with 13 students until early July, studying global health systems. Cynthia writes that […]

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