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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

Jack Pope honored for lifetime achievements

Judge Jack Pope is the inaugural recipient of the Judicial Lifetime Achievement Award from the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. The 1934 graduate of Abilene Christian University was presented the honor Sept. 22 in Corpus Christi at the annual meeting of the Judicial Section. According to the award criteria, it will be presented … Continued

Authors with ACU ties step into the spotlight

The last full week of September is a time to celebrate authors. While the 10th annual National Book Festival was being held Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the second largest book festival in Texas was wrapping up back in Abilene, with an Abilene Christian University flavor to it. The six-day-long … Continued

ACU remembers: Robert R. Woodward

When Abilene Christian University leaders were planning the $100 million “To Lead and To Serve” campaign in the late 1990s, they had no idea the kindness one of its longtime friends was about to bestow on them. Unbeknownst to them, Robert R. “Bob” Woodward – who lived in Kerrville, Texas, with his wife, Mary – … Continued

Opening day, Inauguration draws large crowd

Moody Coliseum hosted a near-capacity audience Monday morning to watch Abilene Christian University’s 105th Opening Assembly and the Inauguration of its 11th president. Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) encouraged each of ACU’s nearly 5,000 students to “outlive your life” and learn to make a real difference in the world. He gave several examples of those who … Continued

Welcome Week heats up for freshman class

A new school year at Abilene Christian University is not far behind when hundreds of freshmen arrive for ACU’s annual Welcome Week, which was nearing its mid-point on Wednesday night. New ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (pictured here) was one of the orange-shirted Move-in Crew to volunteer Saturday, Aug. 14, assisting those moving into residence … Continued