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Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also […]

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Women’s hoops stars grace cover of new issue

Women’s hoops stars grace cover of new issue

By on August 20, 2016 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

ACU Today Summer/Fall 2016 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas It’s been 20 years since women’s basketball was the cover story of ACU Today magazine. That’s when the 1995-96 team, led by senior Jennifer Clarkson Frazier and sophomore Shalonda Bowden, went 31-2 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Our newest issue features four student-athletes who are helping the Wildcats […]

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Lucado visits with students about writing craft

Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April […]

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Stanley Shipp’s influence spanned generations

Stanley Shipp’s influence spanned generations

By on August 31, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

It was an easy decision to seek an author from the Lucado household for a Second Glance essay about the late Stanley Shipp (’46) in ACU Today’s Spring-Summer 2015 issue. But the call went to Andrea (’08), middle daughter of Max (’77), the San Antonio minister and best-selling author who is her dad. She quickly said “yes.” Max has […]

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Spring-Summer 2015 issue on the way

Spring-Summer 2015 issue on the way

By on August 4, 2015 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Although it’s in the mail, you don’t have to wait for the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU Today magazine to arrive. You can sneak a peak now at its 134 pages (84 from the printed edition and another 50 pages of Bonus Coverage in the online-only edition). “The Education of a Medical Missionary” is our look behind the life and career […]

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Mitchell, Brantlys honored on Alumni Day

Mitchell, Brantlys honored on Alumni Day

By on February 16, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

From Northwest Arkansas to West Africa, the winners of Abilene Christian University’s two most prestigious awards were honored Sunday for their achievements in the worlds of public relations and medical missions. Elise (Smith ’83) Mitchell was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, the 57th in a line that, among recent winners, has […]

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National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

National Prayer Breakfast features Brantly

By on February 5, 2015 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

This morning, for the second consecutive year, an Abilene Christian University graduate participated in the National Prayer Breakfast when Dr. Kent Brantly (’03), led a “Prayer for World Leaders” at the 63rd annual event at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton. Also in attendance today were ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64); trustee Steve Mack (’82), his wife, […]

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

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

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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Lucado to be inducted into TIPA Hall of Fame

Lucado to be inducted into TIPA Hall of Fame

Max Lucado (’77) will soon become the fourth Abilene Christian University graduate to be added to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Hall of Fame, joining an esteemed group of journalists and media pioneers with higher education roots in the Lone Star state. Lucado, a former writer on The Optimist newspaper in the late 1970s at […]

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Hahn co-chairs National Prayer Breakfast

Hahn co-chairs National Prayer Breakfast

By on February 23, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

One of the highlights of the political career of U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) was realized Feb. 6 when she co-chaired the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. A California congresswoman, Hahn was co-chair with U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas. She introduced President Barack Obama to the audience, and led the closing […]

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