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A conversation with Rebecca Balcarcel

Poet Rebecca Balcarcel will visit Abilene Christian University on April 3 to help celebrate National Poetry Month with a free, open reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Core Classroom adjacent to the Brown Library. Listen as she talks about her writing technique, her early influences and her favorite poem. She also shares one of her … Continued

Fullerton’s exploits live on, four decades later

Every student has a story. Raymon Fullerton (’73) has more than most. The Second Glance essay in the Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine provides the campus legend an opportunity to explain himself and several of the memorable stunts he and a band of merry-makers pulled as students at Abilene Christian University more than … Continued

Tiffany exhibit features lecture by Dr. Ian Fair

“In Company With Angels” an exhibit of historic stained glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany are on display in Waco, Texas, through January at the Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum. Dr. Ian Fair (’68), ACU adjunct professor of New Testament, is a featured speaker there Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5:45 p.m. in … Continued

Bryan’s show featured tonight in Dallas gallery

Five silent short films by award-winning graphic designer, photographer and filmmaker Paul Bryan (’05) will be presented at 8:15 p.m. tonight in “Believe It Anyway!” in the Heidt/Hall Theater at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary art gallery in Dallas’ Uptown District (3120 McKinney Avenue, 214-953-1212). The films depict five stories from the Old Testament: creation, the flood, … Continued

The best internships are enriched by alumni

Some of the most valuable internships Abilene Christian University students enjoy are those made possible by ACU alumni. The cover story of ACU Today magazine’s new Fall-Winter 2013 issue is “The Power of Internships” and chronicles the experiences of students last summer from Abilene to Africa, and beyond. One of them was served by Caroline Nikolaus, … Continued

Board report looks at identity, mission, future

An historic document is included in the new Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine. “For Such a Time As This: The Identity, Mission and Future of Abilene Christian University” is a presentation of a Board of Trustees special report you should make time to read. The board articulated “what it means for ACU to … Continued

Haley tells grads: Be crazy, courageous, patient

Joyce (Williams ’03 M.S.) Haley, instructor of journalism and mass communication, and faculty advisor to Morris & Mitchell, Abilene Christian University’s student-run advertising/public relations agency, was the featured speaker at December Commencement, held Dec. 13 in Moody Coliseum. Selected in May 2013 as Abilene Christian’s Teacher of the Year, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University … Continued

10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

ACU provost Dr. Robert Rhodes joined the administration at the start of the 2012-13 school year following a 17-year career at New Mexico State University as associate dean for students and programs in NMSU’s College of Education. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. … Continued

A conversation with Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald, retired president, board chair and CEO for Procter & Gamble and a pioneer in the areas of global trade and economic growth, recently visited the ACU campus where he addressed students in the College of Business Administration. He also was featured in COBA’s Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center, an event well … Continued

ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

Students at Abilene High School have a unique opportunity to improve their writing skills through peer tutoring, as a result of collaboration between the high school and Abilene Christian University. The Eagle Writing Center, which opened in August, was the brainchild of James McGee, who teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at AHS and also … Continued