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ACU alum leading NCTC through bus tragedy

Abilene Christian University knows all too well the effects a tragic bus accident can have on an academic community. It’s been a little less than three years since a busload of students and faculty from ACU’s Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was involved in an accident that killed sophomore Anabel Reid and injured 15 others, some critically. … Continued

Brantlys seek to raise awareness of Ebola

It was a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C., for Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) and his wife Amber (Carroll ’06). The ACU alumnus testified before congressional committees Tuesday and Wednesday about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The couple also met privately with President Obama in the Oval Office. Brantly contracted the deadly virus … Continued

VIA coverage includes a look back at Bennett

Since 1930, one of the workhouse buildings on the Abilene Christian University campus has been Bennett Gymnasium, which is receiving new life this year as the future home of laboratories for the Department of Engineering and Physics. Paul Anthony (’04), ACU’s advancement communication coordinator, described the transformation in our new Spring-Summer issue as “trading in … Continued

College Football Hall of Fame has ACU flavor

While in Atlanta recently for the football game with Georgia State University, some Abilene Christian University fans had the opportunity to tour the new College Football Hall of Fame, which was recently relocated from South Bend, Ind., and re-imagined in a media-rich, state-of-the-art venue that has wowed visitors. A Wildcat helmet is one of 768 … Continued

'Saving Dr. Brantly' airs tonight on NBC

While Dr. Kent Brantly (’03) was lying in a hospital bed in Liberia fighting for his life, he remembers saying to God, “I know you can save me … but even if you don’t, I want to be faithful to you.” Now, 15 days after the medical missionary was released from Emory University Hospital in … Continued

DaDaDa, DaDaDa: Fans, team on ESPN stage

The Abilene Christian University Wildcats didn’t play football this past weekend, but only because they opened the season with a rare midweek game last week. They’ll be on national or regional TV four more times this season but won’t have the captive audience it had Aug. 27 when their matchup with Georgia State University was … Continued

Wildcats open season tonight on national TV

It would be an understatement to refer to Abilene Christian University’s game tonight in Atlanta with Georgia State University as the only game in town. In fact, it’s the only college football contest being played in America and ESPNU will broadcast it nationally beginning at 6 p.m. CST. ACU’s Alumni Association is hosting a pregame … Continued

Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

“Today is a miraculous day. I‘m thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.” Those words – the first Abilene Christian University graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), has said publicly since he contracted the Ebola virus two months ago – came during a Thursday morning news conference at Atlanta’s Emory … Continued

Wildcat mom reviews inaugural football camp

We asked Amber (Gilbert ’99) Bunton, ACU manager of creative services, to describe her experience in the July 31 Football 101 Camp for Moms, an inaugural event on campus sponsored by the Wildcat football coaching staff. She is married to former ACU football letterman John Bunton (’94). I am the daughter of Baby Boomers who … Continued

Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

More than 250 people gathered at Abilene’s Southern Hills Church of Christ last night for a prayer service on behalf of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), Nancy Writebol and others suffering with the Ebola virus. Both work for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia; Brantly is a physician serving a two-year fellowship and Writebol is a nursing coordinator. “Over the … Continued