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VIA News: Chambers' explosive final act

Chambers Hall at Abilene Christian University is too close to Phillips Education Building to bring it down with a bang, but the 85-year-old former residence hall, cafeteria, library and academic building still saw some fireworks Wednesday. The Department of Psychology, Chambers’ final occupants, were moved out over the Christmas break, leaving the building empty – and providing a … Continued

ACU Remembers: Colby McDaniel

Colby Elizabeth McDaniel, a 19-year-old freshman at Abilene Christian University, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service was held yesterday at Altamesa Church of Christ, her hometown congregation in Fort Worth. She was born Oct. 12, 1995, and graduated in 2014 from Southwest Christian School, where she was a talented … Continued

Still time to enroll in ACU’s Preaching Seminar

It’s Christmas but there is still room at the inn for your favorite preacher to attend Abilene Christian University’s first Preaching Seminar Jan. 8-10 on campus in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. The enrollment fee is only $75 and includes four meals and all seminar materials. Sponsored by ACU’s Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, the three-day … Continued

Do you believe in Santa? David Himes does

Most of the year, David P. Himes (’70) is a direct marketing executive in Washington, D.C., who runs his own consulting practice and whose resume includes an impressive list of former and current clients – Pier 1 Imports, Procter & Gamble, American Express and Godiva Chocolatier, to name a few. But come December each year, … Continued

Time, Life, SI: Wildcats have covered them all

This is Dec. 10 and it’s been 58 years – to the day – since Wildcats appeared on the front covers of Life and Time, two of the most iconic news-feature magazines in the world. Bobby Morrow and Kent Brantly, M.D., were the honorees, the first an Abilene Christian University junior who was an Olympic hero and … Continued

VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

Heading into the extended Thanksgiving weekend, a pair of Vision in Action projects on the Abilene Christian University campus are making visible progress. Crews from Beynon Sports Surfaces earlier this month finished laying down a vibrant purple track that certainly pops against the deep green of the newly installed soccer field. With that, the most … Continued

De Leon brings Division I experience to role

It’s been a dozen years since Abilene Christian University went “out of network” to hire a director of athletics, but it’s not as unusual as one might think for the Wildcats to lean on someone for that job who does not have a framed ACU diploma on the wall. Lee De Leon was introduced to … Continued

VIA News: Ground broken for Onstead Center

Abilene Christian University celebrated groundbreaking Monday for the new Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center, ceremonially beginning the third of five projects in the university’s historic Vision in Action initiative. The event, which took place outside Walling Lecture Hall on the campus’ south quad, honored the generosity of Kay Onstead, whose $10 million gift for a … Continued

McCaleb's guest speakers enrich campus life

The recent visit of W. Mark Lanier, J.D., to campus was more than an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear from a difference-maker. The noted Houston trial lawyer was another example of thought-provoking leaders from all walks of life brought to ACU by Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) and the university’s Center for Building Community. … Continued

Lanier tackles questions with courtroom logic

Life presents tough questions. W. Mark Lanier, J.D., a prominent Houston trial lawyer and author of Christianity on Trial, offered answers to several of them during talks Monday on the Abilene Christian University campus. Speaking in Chapel, Lanier posed two life-defining questions: “What really counts?” and “What are the two most important decisions you will … Continued