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Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

The lights just keep shining brighter on ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing. In November, a virtual reality game designed by a three-student team was accepted for distribution by Steam, which bills itself as “ the ultimate destination for playing, discussing and creating games.” “They’ve boosted their resumes and portfolios by leaps and bounds,” … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Curt Dickson

Dr. Curtis Allen Dickson (’66), professor emeritus of exercise science and health at Abilene Christian University, died Jan. 6, 2020, after an extended illness. He was 82. A memorial service honoring his life is planned for 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, in the Family Room at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. 16th St., Abilene, … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Nancy Jane Johnson Coates

Professor emerita of education Dr. Nancy Jane Johnson Coates died Nov. 27, 2019, at age 85. A memorial service will be held Dec. 24, 2019, at 10 a.m., at Piersall Funeral Chapel (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas 79602). Coates was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Paducah, Kentucky, and graduated from Obion (Tennessee) High School in … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Sally Reid

Dr. Sarah “Sally” (Johnston ’69) Reid, professor emerita of music, died Dec. 21, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 71. Memorial service arrangements are pending. Reid was born Jan. 30, 1948, in East Liverpool, Ohio, and graduated from Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah, in 1965. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education … Continued

Brecheen directed ACU’s Bible Teachers Workshop and Bible Lectureship (Summit) for years.

ACU Remembers: Dr. Carl Brecheen

Teams and teamwork personified the life, work and ministry of Dr. Carl Brecheen (’52), who died Dec. 19, 2019, in Abilene at age 90. A memorial service for the beloved Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of Bible, missions and ministry will be Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. … Continued

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding … Continued

Rosario Gibbs smiling at camera in front of NEXT lab sign

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable … Continued

Lara Seibert Young and Hugh Jackman

Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to … Continued