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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

ACU remembers: Waunette Shaver

Waunette (Fitzgerald ’60) Shaver, 80, died Jan. 3 after a lengthy illness. She married Dr. Tommy Shaver in 1949 and they were married 56 years prior to his death in 2005. Waunette earned a master’s degree in education in 1969 and taught school in the Abilene Independent School District before joining the faculty at ACU. … Continued

Coates donates rare Ethiopian books to library

The latest volumes donated to the Callie Faye Milliken Special Collections at Abilene Christian University’s Brown Library are well-traveled historical ones from Ethiopia, via Emmy-nominated Hollywood production designer Nelson Coates (’84). Coates acquired a pair of 300- to 400-year-old prayer books from an auction in Savannah, Ga., and presented them Jan. 10 to ACU officials. … Continued

Apple co-founder to speak at Connected event

Abilene Christian University’s upcoming international mobile-learning conference, Connected Summit, will feature a major presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Wozniak joins Adrian Sannier, Pearson eCollege vice president of product, and Karen Cator, director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, as headliners at the Feb. 28 – March 1 conference in Abilene. Connected … Continued

Mondays: ACU's new family day in Chapel

Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, Abilene Christian University offices will close at 11 a.m. on each first school day of the week so faculty and staff can join students in Chapel in Moody Coliseum. ACU students are required to attend daily Chapel – and have been for more than a century – but faculty and staff … Continued

Back issues of Pear, Optimist now online

Thanks to some extraordinary help from The Portal to Texas History project and Abilene Christian University’s Brown Library, you can now read free digital versions of back issues of award-winning Abilene Christian University student print media. Hosted by the University of North Texas libraries, the Portal is “a gateway to Texas history materials,” including old … Continued

Roach one of 10 finalists for new Oprah show

Dr. Tony Roach (’92 D.Min.) will be among 10 finalists to appear as a contestant on “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” when the series debuts Jan. 7 on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). OWN, which used to be the Discovery Health Channel, began broadcasting at noon today. Roach, the longtime … Continued

President Schubert's Inaugural Address

Why did Abilene Christian University president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) wear a black pair of TOMS Shoes as part of his Inauguration regalia? If you weren’t present Aug. 23 in Moody Coliseum for his Inaugural Address, you can find out by reading the transcript of the speech presented by Schubert on the day he officially … Continued

ACU remembers: Patsy Powell Duncan

Patsy Powell Duncan (’46), the first woman to serve as a vice president at Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 2 in Amarillo at age 84. The effervescent and elegant Duncan joined ACU after a career in public school teaching and administration that saw her serve as president of the Texas State Teachers Association, and later … Continued

ACU remembers: William B. “Bill” Decker

William B. “Bill” Decker, 84, associate professor emeritus of Bible at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 13 at his home in Abilene. He began teaching at ACU in 1955 as an instructor and barracks supervisor before beginning 10 years of service as a full-time assistant professor in the Bible department. Decker served as director of … Continued