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ACU Remembers: Karen Wilkerson

Karen Wilkerson, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, died Oct. 23, 2018, at age 47 following an illness. Memorial arrangements are pending. Before joining ACU’s staff in 2002 as an advisor in the university’s Talent Search program, she worked in the Upward Bound program at McLennan Community College. She was named … Continued

Mother-daughter duo's latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

  While many mother-daughter bonds are forces to be reckoned with, this pair has a special tie. Patricia (Hart ’56) McMillan and Dr. Katharine Kaye McMillan (’82)  have written 14 books together, covering a variety of topics on interior design. Their newest book, Christmas By Design, was released Sept. 18 just in time for this holiday season. Patricia worked coast-to-coast as an interior designer … Continued

Doug and Angie Robison listen during Homecoming Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Next to them are Doug's brother, Dan, and his wife, Pam. The Robison family are members of the Robison Excelsior Foundation, which has pledged $3.2 million to ACU's NEXT Lab.

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date … Continued

Sing Song performances from years past now available online

    Editor’s Note: Courtney McGaha is a member of the ACU Class of 2013. In March of 2018, I visited ACU Special Collections in the basement of the Brown Library  for the first time. I was just hoping to be able to find a few old, forgotten Sing Song VHS tapes or vinyl records … Continued

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

    Of the various books published about Abilene Christian University through the decades, none has been focused entirely on its largest and most visible athletics program. Until now. ACU Press chose Homecoming week 2018 to introduce Wildcat Football: Three Cheers for the Purple and White, a comprehensive volume about the Hill’s most popular sport … Continued

Learn about changes coming for Sing Song 2019

Editor’s Note: Nick Tatum (’13) is director of student productions at ACU and is an instructor of communication and sociology. As Sing Song is approaching, we’re gearing up for some changes. Below are the five major changes you can expect for Sing Song 2019. This year’s hosts and hostesses will focus more on singing and … Continued

Homecoming Musical 'Wonderful Town' taps into alumni, student talent

Get ready for a wonderful three-day experience beginning Oct. 12 as ACU Theatre presents a heart-warming Homecoming Musical, Wonderful Town. The show features the music of Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 100 on Aug. 25 of this year. Bernstein died in 1990, but his music – made famous in Broadway hits like West Side … Continued

26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 26th annual Gutenberg Celebration. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, Oct. 11. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an awards presentation to follow at 7:45 p.m. This year’s honorees are: Jonathan Smith … Continued

Local children watch ACU engineering students construct latrines they designed as a class project.

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and … Continued