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Psychology prof, students debunk Anson Light

Who says there’s nothing to do in Abilene, at night, in the middle of summer? One Abilene Christian University professor and his students – armed with flashlights and iPhones – set out to solve an otherwise storied Big Country phenomenon with paranormal leanings. Final score: ACU Department of Psychology 1, Anson Light 0 For many … Continued

CNBC profiles ACU's digital textbook research

A CNBC report yesterday featured Abilene Christian University’s mobile-learning initiative, focusing on how its digital textbook research is showing publishers, professors and students a new frontier in education. Professors in ACU’s College of Business Administration and elsewhere on campus experimented during the 2010-11 school year with how iPads and digital textbooks could further enhance the … Continued

Nicklaus Award adds to Carpenter’s big year

You couldn’t blame young Alex Carpenter if his wish list for Santa is a little short this December. A number of the Abilene Christian University golfer’s days the past 12 months have already felt like Christmas morning. The list of hard-earned presents under his tree is impressive. Carpenter won the prestigious 104th Southern Amateur in … Continued

DuBose mentored ACU’s top ag judging teams

Livestock judging teams at Abilene Christian University didn’t have to look far for inspiration and advice when Dr. Leo Edwin “Doc” DuBose was around. DuBose, who taught animal science courses and mentored award-winning judging teams at ACU for 41 years, was on several of them while a student and led others as a beloved faculty … Continued

Wildcats aim for yet another NCAA title

Senior Amos Sang won the 10,000 meters Friday night to get Abilene Christian University off to a running start at the 2011 NCAA Division II outdoor championships in Turlock, Calif. Only nine Wildcats qualified to compete for the men’s team championship in 11 events and one relay, but half of them are same quartet (Sang, … Continued

Freedom Riders head home from historic trip

Twenty-two Abilene Christian University students and five faculty members have a new appreciation for the hard-fought civil rights of Americans as they wrap up a tour of historic sites across the American South. Their seven-day bus trip across Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana is being recounted in an informative blog written by Dr. … Continued

Students tab Harris as ACU’s top teacher

It was no coincidence that one of Abilene Christian University’s most beloved professors missed hearing the announcement of his selection as 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. Randy Harris spends many weekends on the road, traveling to speaking/preaching engagements, including one May 14 at a church in Muskogee, Okla., when he would have otherwise attended ACU’s … Continued

Message to new grads encourages ship-steering

Although Abilene Christian University is thousands of miles from oceans on either U.S. coastline, English department faculty member Dr. Cole Bennett chose to craft a Commencement day message about seamanship to new graduates. The assistant professor and interim chair of English was the featured speaker May 14 at ACU’s Commencement, which honored 618 students in … Continued

Archivist Berryhill receives Pepperdine award

Abilene Christian University’s Dr. Carisse Berryhill, professor of library science, was presented the Distinguished Christian Service Award on May 4 at Pepperdine University’s 68th annual Bible Lectures. The special services librarian oversees ACU archives and the Callie Faye Milliken Special Collections in Brown Library, and is a renowned scholar of Restoration Movement history. She was … Continued

Marler salutes former JMC professor Taylor

Communicating in Morse code was standard for U.S. military radio operators’ transmissions during World War II. For Dr. Heber Taylor, the secret language he learned more than 65 years ago for that wartime role had to feel unfamiliar for someone who aspired to a career as a wordsmith. The story of his journey back to … Continued