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Biar's journey included two ACU degrees

South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation, and in “You Will See,” a feature story in ACU Today magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, you’ll also read of the amazing journey Zechariah Manyok Biar  experienced on his way to a role in its new government. While Biar was working on two master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University … Continued

Affordability campaign will boost scholarships

A quality university education is an investment, as any person who knows the value of an advanced degree will tell you. Paying for it can be another story, as anyone with a degree also can tell you. Abilene Christian University has made some bold moves to keep the cost of its education affordable. ACU already … Continued

Enlow's images glimmer in ‘Wave Reviews’

We needed a photographer, a scuba diver and, at times, an acrobat to photograph the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center. We found all three of them in Jeremy Enlow, whose images grace the cover story of the Winter 2012 issue of ACU Today – 26 pages of coverage of the university’s … Continued

Last week to see students' art in Dallas gallery

Thanks to the generosity of an alumnus, top students from Abilene Christian University’s Department of Art and Design have some of their best work displayed in a Dallas gallery this month. The exhibit, EIR, opened May 3 and closes May 26 in Gallery A of Cohn Drennan Contemporary on 1107 Dragon Street. Drennan (’80), the … Continued

New issue ready for mailbox splashdown

The Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center has been visited more than 160,000 times since it opened last September. The new issue of ACU Today magazine, which mails this week, will give you a behind-the-scenes look without breaking a sweat. The cover story of our 80-page Winter 2012 issue, “Wave Reviews,” begins … Continued

Elmer Womack photo a rare and welcome find

As keepers of Abilene Christian University’s largest photography archive, we are always pleased to find new images worth preserving and sharing. A recent email from 1978 alumnus Mack Womack included the sad news of the recent passing of his father, Elmer Womack (’41) and a remarkable photograph with which to remember him. Mack’s father is … Continued

Reese points new grads to Bonhoeffer's advice

Dr. Jack Reese (’71), dean of the College of Biblical Studies and the Graduate School of Theology, and professor of preaching and worship, was the featured speaker at Saturday’s May Commencement at Abilene Christian University. As it has for several years, ACU held ceremonies at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during its May event – … Continued

Sewell’s message to 1923 grads still a good fit

Final exams begin this week at Abilene Christian University, when reflections upon how another school year could go by so amazingly fast (or enormously slow, depending on one’s viewpoint) begin in earnest. Last week, students heard different perspectives on the school year from the Senior Speakers who presented in Chapel: Noemi Palomares, Kyle Ferrell, Keri Gray … Continued

10 Questions with Dr. David Dillman

Dr. David Dillman (’70), professor of political science and director of the Jack Pope Fellows Program, is Abilene Christian University’s marathoner par excellence. He has 38 to his credit, including 10 Boston Marathons. However, this third Monday in April – Patriot’s Day, when the 116th Boston Marathon will be run – he and his wife, … Continued

‘Ben Hur’ was best when Heston narrated it

Watching movies in Abilene’s historic Paramount Theatre is a memorable experience, which many will be reminded of again this weekend when Ben-Hur plays in the 2012 Paramount Theatre film series. But it will have a hard time coming close to one of its showings – albeit a partial one – in 1989. In October of … Continued