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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

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