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Aquino invited to give keynote lecture at Oxford University

Dr. Frederick Aquino, professor of Theology in the Graduate School of Theology at ACU, has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the Aquinas Colloquium, “Aquinas and Newman on Conscience.” The annual colloquium will take place on March 4, 2017 at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. It will launch the joint research project of the Aquinas … Continued

Childers invited to present in Rome

Dr. Jeff Childers of the Graduate School of Theology at ACU has been invited to present research at the conference, “Tradurre Tradire Tramandare—Translate Mislead Transmit: The Greek Fathers Between Latin Western and Syriac Eastern Worlds.” The conference will take place February 20-21, 2017 at Università Tre in Rome. As a guest of the university, Childers … Continued

Cope honored by Texas Bar for conflict resolution efforts

The Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the State Bar of Texas honored ACU’s Dr. Joey Cope, executive director of Duncum Center Solutions, with its highest award. Cope mediates disputes and trains people, churches and organizations in conflict management at the Duncum Center, which he helped found in 2000. He joined the State Bar of Texas … Continued

English professor addresses bullying in children’s book

Dr. Steven Moore shows many facets of his personality, whether he’s leading singing in Chapel, having coffee with students in the campus center, or teaching poetry classes. He recently revealed another side of his personality: a child who sucked his thumb. Moore, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature and director of the … Continued

ACU CEO named #1 in the nation

ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won best overall chapter in the nation at the CEO National Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. ACU students also won best chapter business with Wildcat Ventures. This is the second year in a row for ACU to win in both categories. ACU competed against more than 250 chapters from across the … Continued

Summit program booklet, app now available

Abilene Christian University’s 110th annual Summit is set to run Sept. 18-21, 2016, and you can begin now to choose the classes and other sessions to attend. The theme is “Love God, Love Your Neighbor: Living the Greatest Commandments.” To make travel from the event more convenient for out-of-town guests, Summit programming will end at noon on … Continued

Willis, others making waves in science world

Writing feature stories in ACU Today magazine does not always require taking a short course in quantum physics, but with “Making Waves,” we came close. Writer Sarah Carlson (’06) was a good sport about tackling this feature in the newest issue, which involved tracking down globetrotting Dr. Josh Willis (’97) and putting into layman’s terms a bit of … Continued

COBA names new dean

Dr. Brad Crisp has been named as the new dean for the College of Business Administration. During his 10 years on the faculty at ACU, Crisp has served as director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, which earned ABET accreditation under his leadership; and he launched the online Master of Business Administration as … Continued

Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April … Continued

The Hamiltons dig love and biblical history

When Old Testament scholar Dr. Mark Hamilton (’90 M.Div.) told me about his upcoming semester in Israel with his wife, Dr. Samjung Kang-Hamilton (’88 M.R.E.), revisiting the place where they first met nearly 30 years earlier, my story-telling wheels began to turn. It will likely embarrass the two Abilene Christian University professors but Hepburn and Olivier in … Continued