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Famous photos featured in ‘Freedom Road’

ACU Today Summer 2011 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas Two of the most iconic images from the American civil rights movement anchor the layout of  “Freedom Road,” a feature story in the Summer 2011 issue of Abilene Christian University’s ACU Today magazine. Thanks to the generosity of the estate of James … Continued

We’re still ‘Living in Our Brave New World’

Ten years ago, our readership probably wasn’t waiting breathlessly to see how ACU Today would cover the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. TV news accounts such as those you see rerun this weekend did enough of that without our help. But alumni magazines are bellwethers of their institutions, and there were few publications such … Continued

New Abilene school to carry Martinez' name

The next public school built in the Abilene Independent School District will be named after an Abilene Christian University graduate with a passion for education. Myra P. Martinez Elementary School will be built on the site of the old Franklin Middle School on the corner of North 12th and Merchant streets, and honor the memory … Continued

California voters elect Janice Hahn to Congress

Janice Hahn (’75), three-term member of the Los Angeles City Council, has become the second Abilene Christian University graduate to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, joining U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (’70) of Houston. She won a runoff election last night over Republican Craig Huey to represent California’s Congressional District 36. Hahn won … Continued

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