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‘Owning Faith’ tackles issues of teen spirituality

‘Owning Faith’ tackles issues of teen spirituality

By on February 7, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News

Youth may grow up in the church, going to Sunday school or mid-week youth groups, but getting teenagers to keep growing their faith beyond adolescence is a challenge youth ministers continually face. Addressing the challenge, five alumni and two professors contributed to Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith of […]

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Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

By on November 12, 2015 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Earl Young (’62) doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not well. Then again, when you’ve already twice beaten the odds – I’m talking crazy odds, like being struck by lightning while winning the lottery – you’re probably not quick to accept others’ ideas of what can and can’t be done. The man […]

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The Bookcase: Along the Way

The Bookcase: Along the Way

By on October 25, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

With this post, we begin The Bookcase, an online series allowing readers of ACU Today a look at books authored, compiled, edited, illustrated or photographed by Abilene Christian University alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as those produced by ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers, Abilene Christian’s two imprints. It expands on what we publish […]

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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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Helton chosen to lead Alberta Bible College

Helton chosen to lead Alberta Bible College

By on April 3, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Dr. Stanley N. Helton (’92 M.S.) was selected this week to be the next president of Alberta Bible College in Alberta, Canada. He begins work July 1. Helton will become the sixth Abilene Christian University graduate to serve in 2015 as president of a college or university, joining Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) of ACU, Dr. John Tyson (’81) of Rochester College, Dr. […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

By on January 3, 2015 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Bennett B. Hutchinson (’63), former longtime Abilene Christian University professor of chemistry, died Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., at age 72. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027). A memorial service in Abilene is being planned for a later date. Hutchinson […]

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Summit program booklet now online

Summit program booklet now online

You can make plans now to attend Abilene Christian University’s 108th annual Summit by exploring the program booklet now online. More than 130 top preachers and teachers are scheduled to present Sept. 21-24 on the theme “Earthed: Discovering Our Origin in God.” Theme Speakers are Don McLaughlin, pulpit minister at North Atlanta (Ga.) Church of Christ; Dr. Barbara […]

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10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

By on November 25, 2013 in 10 Questions, Academic News, Series with 0 Comments

ACU provost Dr. Robert Rhodes joined the administration at the start of the 2012-13 school year following a 17-year career at New Mexico State University as associate dean for students and programs in NMSU’s College of Education. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. […]

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Tippens to leave Pepperdine, return to ACU

Tippens to leave Pepperdine, return to ACU

By on September 16, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 4 Comments

When he left Abilene Christian University’s English faculty 13 years ago to become Pepperdine University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Darryl Tippens reminded his long-faced friends and colleagues here that “The road between Pepperdine and Abilene is two-way.” He was right. Pepperdine announced today that Tippens will retire July 31, 2014, but his next career move […]

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Allison Garrett named new executive V.P.

Allison Garrett named new executive V.P.

By on July 6, 2012 in Academic News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University has announced the appointment of Allison Garrett, J.D., as executive vice president. Beginning Aug. 20, Garrett – the senior vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma Christian University – will fill the ACU position previously held by Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) before he transitioned into the role of president in 2010. Her […]

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