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ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

By on October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene. Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated […]

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ACU Remembers: Jimmy Jividen

ACU Remembers: Jimmy Jividen

By on October 4, 2014 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

A memorial service was held this afternoon for 1951 Abilene Christian University graduate Delta “Jimmy” Jividen, 84, a longtime popular evangelist and author who died Thursday in Abilene. Jividen was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Woodward County, Okla. He was Students’ Association president at ACU, where he met his wife, Shirley Jones (’54). The couple […]

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

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

By on July 9, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 6 Comments

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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Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

By on August 29, 2013 in 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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Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

By on December 30, 2012 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

One of the feature stories in the Fall 2012 issue of ACU Today is “Willing and Abel,” a profile of 1982 graduate Abel Alvarez, an ACU trustee and minister of the Harvey Drive Church of Christ in McAllen who is an inspiring example of alumni servant leadership in his South Texas hometown. For years, Alvarez […]

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Felts was first Homecoming queen in 1951

Felts was first Homecoming queen in 1951

By on October 18, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Addie (Rheiner ’55) Felts was Abilene Christian University’s first Homecoming Queen in 1951 and the Coming-Home Queen in 1961, so there’s not a lot of other royal ground to conquer this weekend at her alma mater. But she has been invited back to serve as grand marshal of Saturday morning’s parade, which pretty much tops […]

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Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

By on June 7, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University professors remember the visit science fiction writer Ray Bradbury made to campus in 1992 as part of the Students’ Association Major Speaker Series, as Brian Bethel’s story in the Abilene Reporter-News describes. Bradbury, 91, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness and a writing career that spanned more than seven […]

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