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Gilbreth to take mound before Rangers' game

Ceremonial first pitches at major league baseball games tend to be more flop than fantastic, like the errant and globally ridiculed attempt in late May by an artist more experienced at rapping than throwing. But if the designated catcher assigned to receive another such pitch before the June 9 game between the Texas Rangers and … Continued
Lori Windham discusses the Hobby Lobby case on MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, March 25, 2014

10 Questions with attorney Lori Windham

As senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D., has argued some controversial cases, among them the right of a Santeria priest to conduct animal sacrifice in the garage of his Texas home. Now as a member of the legal team representing Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the Affordable Care … Continued

Shirley running again for Navajo presidency

This week is the anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, legislation signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge on June 2, 1924, granting rights to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States. Ninety years later, a notable beneficiary is Abilene Christian University alumnus Dr. Joe Shirley Jr. (’73), who recently became … Continued

Ash honored with award from Pepperdine

Earlier this month, longtime Bible faculty scholar Dr. Tony Ash (’59 M.A.) became the most recent Abilene Christian University graduate to receive the Distinguished Christian Service Award from Pepperdine University. The presentation was made May 1 in Malibu, Calif., at the 71st annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, for Ash’s work as an “inspiring Bible professor, mentor of university students; specialist … Continued

Anthony tells grads to seek work they can love

Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony was the featured Commencement speaker May 12 in Moody Coliseum at ACU. April is CEO of Encompass Home Health and Homecare Homebase, both of which she founded. In February, she and her husband, Mark Anthony (’86), made the largest gift in ACU history: $30 million for construction of an on-campus … Continued

ACU's long purple line: a father's perspective

Veteran award-winning Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper columnist David Ramsey (’81) writes often for ACU Today magazine. Last Saturday, he was in Moody Coliseum to watch his son, Caleb, graduate with the Class of 2014. Caleb’s brother, Luke (’13), and sister, Ruth (’10), also are Wildcats. David says his parents met in 1949 when his father … Continued

Cox cited for community catalyst work

Reg Cox (’84), minister of the Lakewood (Colo.) Church of Christ, has come a long way since earning his psychology degree. He has served as an admissions counselor at Abilene Christian University, a campus minister in south Florida, then back to ACU for nearly 17 years in various Student Life leadership roles at his alma … Continued

New advancement VP Orr has deep ACU roots

Each time James “Jim” Orr walks across campus, he’s potentially retracing a lot of family footprints along the way. Four generations of them, in fact. The 1986 accounting graduate was announced today as Abilene Christian University’s new vice president for advancement, inheriting a key role in the development and funding of his alma mater’s growth … Continued

Richardson's stories with Yankees inspire fans

Forging a star-studded career as a player for the New York Yankees in their glory days of the 1950s and ’60s may not have required divine intervention. But don’t tell that to Bobby Richardson, who continues to lead a life after professional baseball as though his future depended on God’s continuing favor. And it does, as he … Continued

Roberts' first Boston Marathon was symbolic

Former longtime ACU media specialist Garner Roberts (’70) has documented countless sporting events in his career as a member of the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame. Last week, however, was his first to cover the Boston Marathon, and his son, Dr. Koy Roberts (’93), who was running in it for the first time. … Continued