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Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

In Honduras where contemporary and realistic traditional art is the normal, Helga Sierra (’12) has surprised the market with her abstract creations. “There’s not a lot of art education here, which has been one of the main hurdles with doing abstract art,” Helga said. “Here people are used to seeing portraits or landscapes, and if … Continued

2019 Summit will explore 'Sorrow, Hope and Joy' from the Psalms

ACU Summit returns Sept. 15-18 with the theme “Sorrow, Hope and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” Five theme speakers will guide attendees through the ups and downs of life as they correspond with the Psalms. This year, attendees can choose from 20 pathways related to leadership, ministry, service and spiritual growth. … Continued

ACU Remembers: Calvin Cooley

Calvin Wayne Cooley Sr. (’62), a former member of Abilene Christian University’s world and collegiate record-setting relay teams, died July 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, at age 80. Born April 2, 1939, in Abilene, Texas, he grew up in nearby Hodges and graduated high school in Hawley in 1957 after a standout athletic career in … Continued

ACU Remembers: Robert McLeod

Robert McLeod (’62), one of the finest athletes in Abilene Christian University history, died July 6, 2019, in Houston, Texas, at age 80. A private memorial service for his family will be held at a later date. McLeod was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Merkel, Texas, graduating from high school there in 1959 after a … Continued

ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

ABILENE – The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, has launched a consortium with a goal to build a university-based molten salt research and test reactor. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. ACU students and faculty from … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Marion Cawood

Professor emerita of music Dr. Elizabeth Marion Cawood died June 22, 2019, in Abilene Texas, at age 77. Cawood was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Harlan, Kentucky, where her father was superintendent of schools for 38 years. She graduated in 1958 from Harding Academy in Searcy, Arkansas, and attended Tulane University and Lipscomb University before … Continued

Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

      Achieving your dreams is never a straight path, and Jennifer (Fuentes ’06) Harmel, creator of A People Party Productions, has traveled a winding road as her business has grown from a single pop-up market to a full-on marketing tool for businesses. Jen started her business in 2013. At the time, she was … Continued

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience of studying abroad in Oxford, England. In fall 2018, Cayla, a social work major whose home is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, decided to take her studies abroad and experience the culture and diversity of Oxford. She took classes … Continued

Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96). A two-time Fulbright scholar himself, Jason spends time recruiting students for the program he has come to love and trust. … Continued