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Rogers lends his artistic talent to new issue

Like the McDonald’s TV commercial in which he starred last summer, we’re lovin’ Jeff Rogers’ latest gig, except this time the medium is the new issue of ACU Today magazine in which the talented artist’s work is displayed. A mural painted by Rogers was the centerpiece of a June 2012 McDonald’s promotion for Spicy Chicken McBites. The … Continued

Bynum headlines profiles of award winners

By the time you read this, Cmdr. David Bynum (’84), a Navy chaplain, will have earned his fifth academic degree, this one from the National War College (NWC) at historic Fort McNair where the Potomac and Anacostia rivers meet in Washington, D.C. Bynum – Abilene Christian University’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year – has three degrees … Continued

10 Questions with Dr. Royce Money

It’s Sunday in Texas, but the influence of Abilene Christian University on churches around the world can be seen every day of the week, year-round. That’s the result of several generations of intentional work by a university that values its historical roots in Churches of Christ and aspires to be a valuable resource to them. … Continued

KOCO-TV anchor Edwards covering tornado

Abilene Christian University journalism graduate Wendell Edwards (’92) is helping Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV5 provide live coverage of the aftermath of yesterday’s deadly tornado in nearby Moore, Okla. Edwards, a 2005 recipient of the Gutenberg Award for distinguished career achievement from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, anchors Eyewitness News 5 in The Morning. Prior to joining … Continued

A conversation with Shannon Wilburn

In 1997, Shannon (McKnight ’92) Wilburn had a simple idea: Make extra cash by selling “gently used” children’s clothes from the living room of her home. Her side business has since grown into Just Between Friends, a national children’s and maternity consignment franchise she co-founded that made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies, Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 Franchises and Kiplinger magazine’s “One … Continued

A conversation with author Hal Runkel

Hal Runkel (’00 M.M.F.T.), best-selling author of ScreamFree Parenting, ScreamFree Marriage and The Self-Centered Marriage, spoke on the Abilene Christian University campus this semester as part of the university’s Sacred Relationships series. Runkel, a graduate of ACU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program and a 2012 recipient of ACU’s Distinguished Alumni Citation, is an expert on helping families face conflict and … Continued

Phillips Education Building dedicated

What’s in a name? For Danny Phillips (’81), it’s the love for Christian education modeled by his parents, Paul (’58) and Linda Phillips, whom the newly named Phillips Education Building now honors. “My mom and dad, they devoted their lives to education,” Phillips told about 100 friends, relatives, and ACU faculty and students at the … Continued

2013 Summit program booklet available online

Abilene Christian University’s 107th annual Summit may still be several months away (Sept. 15-18), but you can explore the program booklet for it today. “Margins: Following Jesus at the Edge in Luke’s Gospel” is the theme, as the popular event formerly known as Bible Lectureship takes a look at how to minister to people from … Continued

Jack Pope is ACU’s newest centenarian today

Jack Pope (’34), one of Abilene’s most famous sons and an esteemed state jurist who has inspired two generations of public servants at his alma mater, will be showered with greetings today in Austin when he turns 100 years old. The only Abilene Christian University graduate to serve as chief justice of the Texas Supreme … Continued

A conversation with author Bob Goff

Bob Goff held an ACU audience at rapt attention while speaking April 2 in Chapel during Justice Week at Abilene Christian University. The New York Times’ best-selling author of Love Does, Goff founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization serving people in India and Uganda. A partner in the Washington state law firm of Goff & DeWalt, he also … Continued