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Deana, Chad and ACU: Long live the love

Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall is a frequent contributing writer for ACU Today magazine who lives in Bryant, Ark. Her series of 2011 posts, “Camp Confessions,” about her family’s experiences at Abilene Christian University Leadership Camps, was a reader favorite. Today is the 20th wedding anniversary for Deana and Chad (’94), who met at ACU. Her … Continued

Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

Dr. Mark W. Hamilton, professor of Old Testament, was the featured speaker at Abilene Christian University’s August Commencement, held Aug. 9 in Moody Coliseum. He served as editor-in-chief in 2009 of The Transforming Word: a one-volume Bible commentary, and is now working on a textbook introducing the theological and literary dimensions of the Old Testament for … Continued

ACU Remembers: Irvin Hiler

A hand-lettered poster by Dana Tanamachi in my house reflects I Thessalonians 4:11 and describes an admonition that seems to fit Irvin D. Hiler (’45) perfectly: “Live a quiet life and work with your hands.” Hiler, whose hands touched nearly every publication and printed piece produced by Abilene Christian University for 41 years, died July … Continued

Hello, Division I: New era begins today

Abilene Christian University is no stranger to playing teams from much larger institutions, but today marks the start of a new era in which the entire Wildcat intercollegiate athletics program is affiliated with NCAA Division I. As the new Spring-Summer 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine explains, preparations for a return to the Southland Conference are … Continued

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