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ACU stops to remember accident anniversary

Two days short of a year ago, on a similarly sunny autumn afternoon, life changed dramatically for Abilene Christian University and its Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. That’s when a single-vehicle bus accident on Highway 83 in Runnels County injured 15 passengers, some critically, and killed one student. Today, ACU students, faculty and staff … Continued

Felts was first Homecoming queen in 1951

Addie (Rheiner ’55) Felts was Abilene Christian University’s first Homecoming Queen in 1951 and the Coming-Home Queen in 1961, so there’s not a lot of other royal ground to conquer this weekend at her alma mater. But she has been invited back to serve as grand marshal of Saturday morning’s parade, which pretty much tops … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Darryl Jinkerson

Dr. Darryl L. Jinkerson, associate professor of management at Abilene Christian University, died suddenly Oct. 12, 2012. He was 54. Born Jan. 21, 1958, in East St. Louis, Ill., he grew up in O’Fallon, Ill., where he graduated from high school. He met fellow freshman Cindy Madden in the registration line at Harding University, and … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Abraham Malherbe

It’s been 43 years since Dr. Abraham “Abe” Malherbe (’54) last taught a Bible class as an Abilene Christian University professor, but his legacy is still felt by many and his influence resonates in the words of today’s theology professors and scholars. Malherbe, the Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Literature Emeritus at Yale … Continued

Hahn, Poe return to discuss politics and faith

Here at the height of the campaign season, most political candidates are working dawn to dusk to get their messages out: “Keep me on the job in Washington,” or “Send me to Capitol Hill to fix the mess we’re in.” A case could be made that Abilene Christian University alumni Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) and … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Neil Lightfoot

Dr. Neil R. Lightfoot, Abilene Christian University’s Frank and Della Pack Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament, died Monday in Abilene, three days short of his 83rd birthday. Born Sept. 22, 1929, in Waco, Texas, he earned a B.A. in philosophy (1952) and a M.A. in philosophy (1955) from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in … Continued

Money Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Samuel Cook is a little more than half the man he used to be. To be more precise, he’s lost nearly a third of his body weight. He’s done it by pumping weight – cumulatively, more than a million pounds of it. Staff at the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center recently … Continued

Bonner, Curl saluted at Opening Assembly

Opening Assembly at Abilene Christian University may take place on the first day of school each fall at Abilene Christian University, but for two alumni yesterday, it felt more like Commencement. Dr. Billy Curl (’64) and Larry Bonner (’64), ACU’s first two African-American undergraduate students in Fall 1962, marched into Moody Coliseum on Monday morning … Continued

ACU announces move to Southland, Division I

Seven days from now, Abilene Christian University plays a crosstown rival (McMurry) in football for the first time in 41 years. So, in the spirit of making a little history whenever the opportunity arises, the Wildcats did something this afternoon they haven’t done in almost 50 years – agree to play in the Southland Conference, … Continued

New local elementary school honors Martinez

The first new elementary school built in Abilene in 20 years was dedicated Aug. 15 to the memory of a young teacher and alumna of Abilene Christian University who died in 2004 but left an enduring legacy in the community. Myra P. Martinez Elementary School, named after a 1994 ACU graduate who taught at College … Continued