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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

‘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