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Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

Justice Boyd and the Supremes court campus

By on December 2, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

About 500 attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 13 to listen to two cases brought before the Texas Supreme Court – and see the justices collectively flash the W-C on Abilene Christian University’s campus. Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) is officially the only Wildcat on the court, but the other eight justices showed their support […]

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Campus a fall oasis for southbound Monarchs

Campus a fall oasis for southbound Monarchs

By on November 26, 2014 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Each year, Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), also known as milkweed butterflies and “King Billy” butterflies, make an amazing multi-generational migration from as far north as Canada to their winter homes in southern Mexico and California. This journey – like that of migratory birds such as snow geese, cormorants and pelicans which frequent West Texas – […]

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Yankees MVP Richardson to speak April 29

Yankees MVP Richardson to speak April 29

By on April 16, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

New York Yankees legend Bobby Richardson, a national leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will speak April 29 at a luncheon at Abilene Christian University. The event is sponsored by ACU’s Center for Building Community, in partnership with the Big Country FCA and ACU Athletics. Tickets for the luncheon, which begins at 11:45 […]

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Best-selling author Eric Metaxas here April 11

Best-selling author Eric Metaxas here April 11

By on March 21, 2014 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Eric Metaxas, the best-selling author who brought to life heroes of the Christian faith in Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, and who is featured on the popular “I Am Second” video series, will be speaking twice at Abilene Christian University on April 11. His visit is sponsored by ACU’s Center for Building Community, which has brought […]

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A conversation with Bob McDonald

By on November 19, 2013 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Bob McDonald, retired president, board chair and CEO for Procter & Gamble and a pioneer in the areas of global trade and economic growth, recently visited the ACU campus where he addressed students in the College of Business Administration. He also was featured in COBA’s Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center, an event well […]

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Landscape crew inherited Sheriff’s green thumb

Landscape crew inherited Sheriff’s green thumb

By on October 14, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University students chipped in to buy groundskeeper Jim S. “Sheriff” Burgess a suit of clothes for his 80th birthday in 1956. When he retired in 1960 at age 84, they gave him a rocking chair, a hat and a double-barrel shotgun. The Sheriff was that beloved on campus, having planted trees and nurtured flowerbeds, served […]

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Watson grateful to escape Colorado flooding

Watson grateful to escape Colorado flooding

By on September 16, 2013 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

One of the nation’s biggest rescue airlifts since Hurricane Katrina is underway today in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, where thousands of residents have been displaced, more than 1,200 are unaccounted for and seven have died in the region’s worst flooding in a century. As a flatlander who lived in West Texas for […]

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ACU announces move to Southland, Division I

ACU announces move to Southland, Division I

By on August 25, 2012 in Campus News, Sports with 3 Comments

Seven days from now, Abilene Christian University plays a crosstown rival (McMurry) in football for the first time in 41 years. So, in the spirit of making a little history whenever the opportunity arises, the Wildcats did something this afternoon they haven’t done in almost 50 years – agree to play in the Southland Conference, […]

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