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ACU Remembers: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Dr. Robert Lynn Anderson (’90 D.Min.), beloved evangelist and mentor of ministers around the world, and Abilene Christian University’s first doctoral graduate, died May 12, 2022, at age 85. Anderson was born Sept. 22, 1936, in a farming and ranching community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from high school at Western Christian College, he … Continued

ACU Remembers: Roy Shake

Memorial services today will celebrate the life of longtime ACU biology faculty member Roy Eugene Shake, who died April 3, 2022, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89.  Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601) for a service that will also be … Continued

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18th annual FilmFest showcases student creativity

Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography. … Continued

Halbert, Osborne presented with top awards at 2022 Alumni Day Luncheon

For those in attendance of ACU’s 2022 Alumni Day Luncheon, one fact was very clear: Thousands of lives have been changed thanks to the work of the two guests of honor. Family, friends, coworkers and hundreds of others gathered Feb. 19, 2022, at the Hunter Welcome Center to celebrate Kathy (Gay ’78) Halbert and Brandon … Continued

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Honors students experience learning in unique settings

From hand-crafting dulcimers in the Maker Lab to studying stars on a cruise ship, ACU Honors students are learning in unusual settings designed to stretch their imagination and inspire their creativity. This series of short courses called colloquia are taught by faculty in every discipline, covering fun and engaging topics, such as J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle … Continued

ACU breaks ground on Wessel Hall for first-year students

ACU’s Freshman Village came another step closer to reality Friday as donors, alumni and friends of the university gathered to break ground on a new residence hall for first-year students. Wessel Hall, named for ACU trustee Rick (’81) and his wife, Debbie (Rains ’80) Wessel, of Westlake, Texas, will be constructed on the site of … Continued

Katelyn Cole, The Bookcase Beauty

Third-grade teacher becomes inadvertent Instagram influencer

By day, Katelyn (McLarty ’14) Cole is an elementary school teacher, wrangling third-graders for the Northwest ISD in Fort Worth, Texas. But in her off time, the ACU alumna has become a popular Instagram influencer with more than 60,000 followers who share her passion for books. An avid reader – she made her way through … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Terry Childers

Dr. Terry Lee Childers (’74), a pioneering alumnus and former trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 8, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 68. A memorial service will be held Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601). Childers was born Dec. 31, 1952, … Continued

Serving others is all in a day’s work for ACU nursing student

Caleb Shirley has gained plenty of hands-on training through ACU’s nursing program, but one night in the ER showed him just how prepared he was. He was working in the emergency room at a local hospital with a less experienced nursing student shadowing him. Only three nurses were on duty that day, and they were … Continued

10 Questions with sociology professor, podcaster Dr. Daniel Morrison

The Annex, one of the top social science podcasts in the nation, has a new host – Dr. Daniel Morrison, associate professor of sociology at Abilene Christian University. Morrison began working with The Annex, hosted at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), during the 2020-21 academic year and joined the team as a … Continued