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LiveBeyond leaders eye ominous hurricane

LiveBeyond leaders eye ominous hurricane

By on October 3, 2016 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

A short message left Sunday afternoon on the Facebook page of Abilene Christian University alumnus David M. Vanderpool, M.D., was direct yet confident with a potential disaster looming on the horizon: “The LiveBeyond team is prepared to act as first responders when Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti with clean water, food and medical care.” Matthew, the most powerful […]

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Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship

Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship

By on August 24, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

On the first day of classes of Abilene Christian University’s 110th year, perhaps its most well-known graduate called more than 4,400 students to the kind of discipleship to which he also aspires. “God wants you to be a disciple of Jesus Christ,” said Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) during ACU’s annual Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. […]

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Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Known throughout the Southwest for their generosity, Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber became the recipients today of one of Abilene Christian University’s highest accolades: an honorary doctorate. Each of the Harbers were presented today with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated through lives of selfless service to others. A citation […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

ACU Remembers: Dr. Ted Starnes

By on December 9, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Dr. Ted Duncan Starnes (’55), former Abilene Christian University theatre technical director and director of university events, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Abilene, Texas, at age 81, following a 38-year career in higher education at ACU and Pepperdine University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest Church of […]

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Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

By on August 29, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Quoting from Ecclesiastes and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Rick Atchley (’78) implored students attending Opening Assembly on Monday at Abilene Christian University to “start your race like you want it to end,” by not focusing on what he considered the more “over-rated” parts of their young lives. ACU’s 108th school year began with several traditions […]

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News about ACU’s newest, oldest alumnae

News about ACU’s newest, oldest alumnae

By on August 30, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Willa B Patterson honored at Opening Assembly One of Abilene Christian University’s newest centenarians was on hand Monday morning at Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) introduced 100-year-old Willa B Patterson to the large crowd, explaining that the 1937 graduate became a teacher, and has spent her life dedicated to […]

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Bonner, Curl saluted at Opening Assembly

Bonner, Curl saluted at Opening Assembly

By on August 29, 2012 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Opening Assembly at Abilene Christian University may take place on the first day of school each fall at Abilene Christian University, but for two alumni yesterday, it felt more like Commencement. Dr. Billy Curl (’64) and Larry Bonner (’64), ACU’s first two African-American undergraduate students in Fall 1962, marched into Moody Coliseum on Monday morning […]

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106th year begins, unofficially, at Nine O’Clock

By on August 28, 2011 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Before another 11 a.m. Opening Assembly begins with familiar strains of music played by the Big Purple Band, even before the first 8 a.m. Monday class of a new school year, Abilene Christian University students gathered for the first campus-wide activity of the school year: worship. Several hundred students were in the auditorium of nearby […]

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