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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

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