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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

Kehl, McCurley to run in Boston Marathon

Four Abilenians have qualified to compete April 16 in the 116th Boston Marathon, and two of them are ACU staff and faculty members. Dr. Kevin Kehl, executive director of the Center for International Education, and Dr. Libby McCurley, assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition, will be two of the anticipated 26,000 runners to navigate Boston’s … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Colleen Durrington

Abilene Christian University trustee and longtime former professor and administrator Dr. Rose Colleen (Stockburger ’77 M.Ed.) Durrington, 75, died Monday in Abilene, Texas. Her health failed in recent months from a sudden illness experienced following an overseas trip in June 2011. Born March 23, 1937, in Fayetteville, Ark., she graduated from McMurry University with a … Continued

Red Thread's Partridge named Truman Scholar

At 17, Brittany Partridge went on a mission trip to Romania where she met other girls her age. These girls, however, lived a life far different than her own. They were among the millions of young people around the world being bought and sold like objects, sometimes for child labor, more often for sex. The … Continued

ACU Remembers: Sue Ann Gibson

Sue Ann (Chance) Gibson, 49, former longtime administrative coordinator in Abilene Christian University’s Center for International Education (CIE), died March 30 in Abilene after a battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1962, in Tulia, Texas, she attended school in Brownfield and graduated from Shamrock High School and attended West Texas A&M University before marrying Russell … Continued

ACU, McAllen ISD sponsor conference

Much like Abilene Christian University, McAllen Independent School District takes seriously its efforts to integrate mobile learning into the classroom. In fact, it may be the largest district in the United States working to place mobile technology into the hands of all its students – from kindergartners to high school seniors – more than 25,000 … Continued

ACU medical missions trip aids Guatemalans

Another of the Spring Break traditions for Abilene Christian University students – especially those studying toward a career in the health professions – is a medical missions experience in Central America, conducted by Health Talents International (HTI). This past week, 20 students were accompanied by ACU’s Terri Aldriedge, R.N., to observe and volunteer in Clinica … Continued