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Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

By on October 11, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Two ACU women’s social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries with special activities at ACU Homecoming next week. Ko Jo Kai will mark its 100th anniversary by inviting its oldest living member, 102-year-old Eloise (Reynolds ’37) Carruthers, to join members in the parade. Sigma Theta Chi will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting social club alumnae to […]

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Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

By on August 13, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Editor’s note: Craig Fisher (’92), assistant vice president for alumni and university relations, writes about a change to Homecoming reunions that will put attendees at the center of a true “coming home” experience made possible by ACU’s new on-campus Wildcat Stadium. Reunions are planned for alumni whose preferred class year ends in a 3 or 8 going back to 1973. […]

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Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

By on October 18, 2017 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Homecoming 2017 will take place Oct. 19-22, featuring favorite events as well as new traditions, including tailgating and the first Homecoming game in the new

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Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

Candlelight devo tradition burning bright

By on April 27, 2017 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Some traditions at Abilene Christian University begin quite intentionally but others have inauspicious roots. The Candlelight Devotional at ACU is a little of both, and this fall celebrates its 25th anniversary on the Hill. …

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Long Story: How Ove got a leg up on history

Long Story: How Ove got a leg up on history

By on October 21, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The man who kicked the world’s longest field goal had never so much as seen an American football game six weeks before. On Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming weekend in 1976, Ove Johansson (’77) booted a 69-yarder through Shotwell Stadium’s south end zone uprights, eclipsing the record set earlier in the day and establishing one that […]

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New issue of ACU Today takes flight

New issue of ACU Today takes flight

By on February 26, 2016 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

ACU Today Winter/Spring 2016 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas The newest issue of ACU Today magazine mailed recently. And while our cover story has never before been tied to Second Glance, the one-page essay near the end of each issue, this one is not your everyday subject. “The Songbird who gives ACU voices their wings” […]

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Room at the Inn: Abilene hotels are booming

Room at the Inn: Abilene hotels are booming

By on September 21, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

More than one friendly joke about Our Fair City has been cracked during weeks like this, when the 109th annual pilgrimage of sorts takes place to the four-day Summit (or Lectureship, depending on your vintage). It’s that time again, when large numbers of people arrive from across the nation and around the world, drawn to “Little Jerusalem” or […]

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Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

Brantly: Focus on stopping Ebola in Africa

By on October 14, 2014 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

While this week’s developing news about a second diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas is worrisome to some Metroplex residents, the comments of local and federal health officials there are echoing what Samaritan’s Purse physician Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) said Friday at Abilene Christian University, his alma mater. Nina Pham, a nurse among other healthcare workers who […]

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Brantlys’ journey takes unexpected detour

Brantlys’ journey takes unexpected detour

By on October 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

“Where are you right now?” That question came in an urgent phone call yesterday to Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (’03). Brantly and his family happened to be on a road trip to Abilene where he and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06), are scheduled to speak Friday on the ACU campus. Doctors from Nebraska were […]

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10 Questions with Amber Brantly

10 Questions with Amber Brantly

By on October 2, 2014 in 10 Questions, Alumni News, Features, Series with 3 Comments

When Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly accepted a call to the medical missions field in Liberia in 2013, they had no inkling their lives might one day be the making of international headlines. “It still feels bizarre to me that people know about us, that it even mattered to so many people […]

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