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McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

McCaleb’s guest speakers enrich campus life

By on November 3, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The recent visit of W. Mark Lanier, J.D., to campus was more than an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear from a difference-maker. The noted Houston trial lawyer was another example of thought-provoking leaders from all walks of life brought to ACU by Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) and the university’s Center for Building Community. […]

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Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers’ game

By on June 6, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and […]

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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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McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

By on April 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year […]

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Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

By on February 16, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

You can tell it’s spring again – or at least it’s not far away – by the sound of baseball at Crutcher Scott Field at Abilene Christian University. ACU wraps up its season-opening series with Arlington Baptist College this afternoon with a game at 1 p.m. A familiar voice is missing, however, but not reminders […]

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Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

By on June 12, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) has been on center stage many times in his life, from winning an Olympic gold medal to setting world records in track and field. A pitching mound was foreign territory Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, but the former quartermiler delivered once again. Abilene Christian University asked the longtime Dallas businessman to represent […]

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10 Questions with Rangers’ game headliners

10 Questions with Rangers’ game headliners

By on June 8, 2012 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Alumni and other friends of Abilene Christian University and fans of the Texas Rangers are in for a treat June 12 when ACU has its annual get-together at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, this time for a game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ACU’s block of 850 seats in the All You Can Eat Porch is now […]

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