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VIA coverage includes a look back at Bennett

Since 1930, one of the workhouse buildings on the Abilene Christian University campus has been Bennett Gymnasium, which is receiving new life this year as the future home of laboratories for the Department of Engineering and Physics. Paul Anthony (’04), ACU’s advancement communication coordinator, described the transformation in our new Spring-Summer issue as “trading in … Continued

Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

“Today is a miraculous day. I‘m thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.” Those words – the first Abilene Christian University graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), has said publicly since he contracted the Ebola virus two months ago – came during a Thursday morning news conference at Atlanta’s Emory … Continued

Moore asks grads to shower the world with love

Dr. Steven Moore, associate professor of language and literature, was the featured Commencement speaker Aug. 8 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. A native of Prince William, Va., he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1994, and a master’s (1996) and doctorate (2007) from the University of Nebraska. Moore was named ACU’s Teacher … Continued

Kinnaman to share research about Mosaics

David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group research firm and a best-selling author of books about trends regarding young people’s views of the church, will present “Your Role in the Faith Journeys of the Next Generation” at an Aug. 12 luncheon at Abilene Christian University. The content is especially designed for ministry professionals, church leaders, educators and … Continued

Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

More than 250 people gathered at Abilene’s Southern Hills Church of Christ last night for a prayer service on behalf of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), Nancy Writebol and others suffering with the Ebola virus. Both work for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia; Brantly is a physician serving a two-year fellowship and Writebol is a nursing coordinator. “Over the … Continued

New VA secretary faces a tough challenge

Editor’s note: Dr. Rick Lytle is professor of marketing and dean of ACU’s College of Business Administration. We asked him to offer some reflections on Bob McDonald, retired president and CEO of Procter & Gamble, who was approved this week to lead the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. McDonald was on campus last fall to speak … Continued

9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who … Continued

Oglesby named ACU's top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also … Continued

Summit program booklet now online

You can make plans now to attend Abilene Christian University’s 108th annual Summit by exploring the program booklet now online. More than 130 top preachers and teachers are scheduled to present Sept. 21-24 on the theme “Earthed: Discovering Our Origin in God.” Theme Speakers are Don McLaughlin, pulpit minister at North Atlanta (Ga.) Church of Christ; Dr. Barbara … Continued

Ghosts, zombies highlight Shakespeare festival

“The time has been that when the brains were out, the man would die, and there an end. But now they rise again …” Macbeth was not speaking of zombies when he delivered this line in William Shakespeare’s famous play – but he could have been. That’s essentially the premise of William Shakespeare’s Land of the … Continued