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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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VIA News: Halbert ‘proud’ of building

VIA News: Halbert ‘proud’ of building

Dean Walling (’30) – scientist, entrepreneur, benefactor – was “larger than life” to his grandson, David D. Halbert (’78). “The older I get,” Halbert said Tuesday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new science facility that will bear both men’s names, “the larger he gets.” Now the legacy of both men and their families will be quite […]

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CBS brought U.S. into Moody’s Section F

CBS brought U.S. into Moody’s Section F

By on February 2, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The ball seemed to hang in the air forever, like in one of those cheesy ABC After School Specials. This particular moment was special, but it wasn’t after school. It was Saturday, Jan. 17. And it was on CBS Sports Network, not ABC. Abilene Christian University’s halftime buzzer-beating bomb flew toward a sea of purple […]

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Hawkins, Smiley bring comedy to campus

Hawkins, Smiley bring comedy to campus

By on January 20, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Two of the nation’s most popular “clean” comedians will bring their high-energy humor to Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum on Feb. 28 when Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley (’94) perform in concert at 7 p.m. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for Abilene Christian Schools that is sponsored by ACU, Arrow Ford and Chick-fil-A. General admission, group and premium […]

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Hot-shooting Wildcats ready for CBS telecast

Hot-shooting Wildcats ready for CBS telecast

By on January 16, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

On the eve of its biggest home game in years, the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team is grateful what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. Scuffling along with a 4-6 record in late December after road losses to Tulsa, California-Riverside, Houston, Loyola-Chicago and Boise State, few fans expected head coach Joe Golding’s team to do much more than […]

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Rhodes featured in Veterans Day Tribute

Rhodes featured in Veterans Day Tribute

By on November 11, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

The story behind Saving Private Ryan – Steven Spielberg’s intense, cinematic masterpiece that was nominated in 11 categories (and won five) in the 71st Academy Awards – especially resonates with me today. In the 1988 film, Pvt. James Francis Ryan, a World War II paratrooper portrayed by Matt Damon, became the object of an intense search […]

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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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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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Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

By on May 19, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony was the featured Commencement speaker May 12 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. April is CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase, both of which she founded. In February, she and her husband, Mark Anthony (’86), made the largest gift in ACU history: $30 million for construction of an on-campus […]

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ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

ACU’s long purple line: a father’s perspective

By on May 15, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Veteran award-winning Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper columnist David Ramsey (’81) writes often for ACU Today magazine. Last Saturday, he was in Moody Coliseum to watch his son, Caleb, graduate with the Class of 2014. Caleb’s brother, Luke (’13), and sister, Ruth (’10), also are Wildcats. David says his parents met in 1949 when his father […]

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