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‘Outlive Your Life’ film wins three Telly Awards

An Abilene Christian University documentary about alumni and students who make a real difference in the world has won three times in the 33rd annual Telly Awards. “Outlive Your Life,” Abilene Christian University’s 2011 President’s Circle film, won Tellys in the Education, Fundraising and Religion/Spirituality categories. The film profiles Eternal Threads founder Linda Egle (’73) … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Charles Siburt

Dr. Charles A. Siburt Jr., who served as one of Abilene Christian University’s leading voices in Churches of Christ for more than two decades, died early this morning in Abilene at age 65 of complications from a nearly three-year battle with IgM Multiple Myeloma. Following a private family graveside service, there will be a service … Continued

Allison Garrett named new executive V.P.

Abilene Christian University has announced the appointment of Allison Garrett, J.D., as executive vice president. Beginning Aug. 20, Garrett – the senior vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma Christian University – will fill the ACU position previously held by Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) before he transitioned into the role of president in 2010. Her … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwain Hart

Dr. Dwain Hart, one of Abilene Christian University’s most respected academic administrators and athletics coaches for more than four decades, died early today in Abilene at age 80 after a battle with cancer. A native of Calvert, Texas, he was inducted into the 2003-04 class of the ACU Sports Hall of Fame after 16 seasons … Continued

Scott to retire as California colleges chancellor

After an influential 58-year career in California’s public eye, Dr. Jack Scott (’54) will retire Sept. 1 as leader of the nation’s largest system of higher education. Scott was elected to serve in the California State Assembly in 1996, and from 2000-08, he represented California’s 21st senatorial district, which includes Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and a … Continued

Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

Abilene Christian University professors remember the visit science fiction writer Ray Bradbury made to campus in 1992 as part of the Students’ Association Major Speaker Series, as Brian Bethel’s story in the Abilene Reporter-News describes. Bradbury, 91, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness and a writing career that spanned more than seven … Continued

Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

It may be winter in Uruguay but activity is heating up again this summer at Casa ACU in Montevideo, one of the international hub sites for ACU Study Abroad. Dr. Cynthia (Barton ’81) Powell and Dr. Lynette (Blackburn ’85) Austin are there with 13 students until early July, studying global health systems. Cynthia writes that … Continued

New book: Randy Harris’ ‘Living Jesus’

Living Jesus is a new book and film series released this month by Abilene Christian University’s Leafwood Publishers. Both feature the work of Randy Harris, instructor of Bible, missions and ministry at ACU. He was the university’s Teacher of the Year in 2011, and is a popular lecturer on campus and in churches and conferences around … Continued

Alumni use their talents to advance Thai school

“I believe in what God is doing here,” wrote Brent Pennington (’93) when we first began corresponding with each other in March of last year. Work had begun on a new campus for the young K-12 educational institution he and three other Abilene Christian University alumni lead, and they were waiting on official word from … Continued

Siburt returns to classroom for Maymester

Determined for months to return to the classroom, Dr. Charles Siburt (’68) did exactly that this morning, as he began to teach a week-long Maymester class for the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University. Siburt, who surprised colleagues and students by participating in Commencement on May 12 in Moody Coliseum, has been battling … Continued