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Joey Cope: Power is not in the position you take

Three of Abilene Christian University’s most popular new programs are offered by its Department of Conflict Resolution: an online master’s degree in conflict resolution and reconciliation, a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution for Educators. The department’s home is the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution, located on the southeast corner of Judge … Continued

Academic colloquy to honor Everett Ferguson

What do you get an esteemed church historian for his 80th birthday? Colleagues from around the world who are fans of Dr. Everett Ferguson (’53) think an academic colloquy is in order. The life and work of Ferguson, ACU’s distinguished scholar-in-residence and LeMoine G. Lewis Professor Emeritus of Church History, will be honored during Eucharist & Ecclesiology, … Continued

Bynum, Nelson honored with alumni awards

In an emotional conclusion to Abilene Christian University’s busiest weekend of the spring, two graduates accepted the university’s most prestigious alumni awards on Sunday at a luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center. University president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) gave Dr. Marcus Nelson (’94) the Young Alumnus of the Year Award then honored Cmdr. David Bynum (’84) … Continued

Grateful JMC students ‘pay it forward’

It’s better to give than to receive, or so it would seem within Abilene Christian University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. In response to a donor’s half-a-million-dollar contribution, JMC students recently took a fistful of dollars and headed across Abilene to perform random acts of kindness – to “pay it forward,” as the saying … Continued

Moore sees ACU cultures interacting, thriving

Several events will help Abilene Christian University recognize Black History Month this February: March 1-2, Cullen Auditorium – Ruth, a play performed by members of the Black Students Association. Call the Office of Multicultural Enrichment at 325-674-6562 for tickets, which are available starting Feb. 18. Sundaes on Mondays, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies … Continued

Curl, Bonner turned the tide as ACU integrated

[issuu showflipbtn=true pagenumber=50 documentid=121216035320-0385d6eb8ac84b53a4d9139d02776780 docname=acu_today_fall_2012 username=abilenechristian loadinginfotext=ACU%20Today%20Fall%202012 showhtmllink=true tag=acu width=420 height=269 unit=px] As our nation stops today to formally remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s worth noting that the late civil rights leader was sitting in a jail cell in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963, as Billy Curl (’64) and Larry … Continued

10 Questions with researcher Dr. Curt Niccum

Just 150 miles east of Abilene, one of the largest exhibits of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever assembled is available for viewing through Jan. 13 at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, includes original scrolls with texts from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, the Psalms, Isaiah and … Continued

Partridge earns prestigious grad scholarships

Brittany Partridge is the first student in ACU history – and one of only a small number of those in the nation in 2012 – to earn a prestigious Truman Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship for graduate school. A political science major and December 2012 Abilene Christian graduate from Annandale, Minn., she is featured in “Threads of … Continued

Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

One of the feature stories in the Fall 2012 issue of ACU Today is “Willing and Abel,” a profile of 1982 graduate Abel Alvarez, an ACU trustee and minister of the Harvey Drive Church of Christ in McAllen who is an inspiring example of alumni servant leadership in his South Texas hometown. For years, Alvarez … Continued

Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) to replace Dale Wainwright as a Texas Supreme Court justice, effective Dec. 3, 2012, for a term to expire at the general election in 2014, making him the second Abilene Christian University graduate to serve on the state’s highest civil court. Jack Pope (’34) was the … Continued