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Senior Speakers highlight Chapel this week

The final week of daily Chapel programs for the 2010-11 school year at Abilene Christian University featured the annual Senior Speakers program. “We all have ‘an ACU story,’ whether it’s about how we got here or how we were shaped here,” said Whitney Puckett, a senior public relations major from Melbourne, Fla., one of two … Continued

Q&A with new alumni leader Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher (’92) was recently named director of alumni relations and annual projects at Abilene Christian University. He was most recently the president and CEO of Abilene Christian Schools, a role he filled after serving as elementary principal of Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth, Texas. He begins work at ACU on June 1. Where … Continued

Easter in Ephesus for Study Abroad group

The Abilene Christian University Study Abroad group from Leipzig, Germany, wrapped up its two-week tour of Turkey on Monday after spending Easter Sunday in Ephesus. With a population of a quarter million in the first century B.C., Ephesus was once of the largest cities in the world. It was one of the seven churches of … Continued

Money teaches on Study Abroad trip to Turkey

Abilene Christian University students enrolled in a Study Abroad semester in Germany this semester had an especially experienced church historian with them for their 11-day excursion to Turkey: ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64). Royce is a visiting faculty member this spring in Leipzig, Germany, at the newest of ACU’s three Study Abroad centers. He … Continued

Theatre graduates headline Spring 2011 issue

The honor of being the first dancing, singing warthog to appear on the cover of ACU Today falls to 2006 Abilene Christian University graduate Ben Jeffrey, who can be seen these days playing Pumbaa in The Lion King on Broadway in New York City. Jeffrey is one of several talented young ACU theatre graduates profiled … Continued

Money SWRC challenge grant now $3 million

Recent donations from generous friends have created a $3 million challenge grant for the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Abilene Christian University. Construction is well underway for the 113,000-square-foot facility to renovate and significantly expand the Gibson Health and P.E. Center first built in 1968.  Its opening is on schedule … Continued

ACU’s Rankin featured on Apple’s website

Dr. William Rankin, ACU’s director of educational innovation and an associate professor of English, is featured on Apple’s website. Rankin was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2009, and was selected in 2010 as one of two Texas educators to serve for a year on the honor’s advisory board. The Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board … Continued

Connected Summit garners kudos for ACU

That more than 500 professionals from education and technology fields attended the 2011 Connected Summit at Abilene Christian University this week, in spite of shrinking – or soon to shrink – budgets and a tight economy, is a testament to the importance many ascribe to the innovative mobile-learning initiative for which ACU is recognized. Attendees … Continued

Wozniak: Engineer with the heart of a teacher

Beneath the public veneer of pioneering computer engineer Steve Wozniak is a fifth-grade teacher, the keynote speaker admitted Monday night at Abilene Christian University’s 2011 Connected Summit. The co-founder of Apple Inc. spoke to a crowd of more than 2,000 in Moody Coliseum in a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. William Rankin, ACU’s director of educational … Continued

Watch Cator, Wozniak presentations live today

You can watch here the two keynote presentations today of Karen Cator and Steve Wozniak speaking at Abilene Christian University’s 2011 Connected Summit. Cator, director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, delivers a keynote lecture at 8:15 a.m. CST in Cullen Auditorium.  Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., presents at 7:30 p.m. CST … Continued