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Globetrotters still deliver, after all these years

Last night, the Harlem Globetrotters made their 33rd appearance in Abilene since 1952 including their 10th in ACU’s Moody Coliseum, where their basketball schtick showed new inspiration but seemingly never grows old with fans of all ages. Their New Rules Tour gives fans an opportunity to vote online for variations on the game, including Make … Continued

Atchley, Browns honored for selfless service

Laughter and tears were shared Sunday afternoon when Abilene Christian University honored its most recent major alumni award winners in an Alumni Day Luncheon in the Teague Special Events Center. Rick Atchley (’78), minister of the Word at The Hills Church of Christ in the Fort Worth area, was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus … Continued

Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

You can tell it’s spring again – or at least it’s not far away – by the sound of baseball at Crutcher Scott Field at Abilene Christian University. ACU wraps up its season-opening series with Arlington Baptist College this afternoon with a game at 1 p.m. A familiar voice is missing, however, but not reminders … Continued

Landmark gifts shaped by roots, relationships

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014 on the Hill, where some selfless people are putting their money where their hearts are. In all the excitement of today’s announcement of the largest single gift ($30 million) and largest collection of gifts ($55 million) ever made at one time in Abilene Christian University’s history, we should not lose sight … Continued

Section F brings fan energy back to basketball

Perhaps it was the presence of an ESPN crew, broadcasting games from Moody Coliseum to a nationwide audience Jan. 25 for the first time ever. Maybe it was the Chapel credit for attending. It could just be a new-found, long-overdue interest once more in basketball. Whether one or all three, the re-emergence of students sitting … Continued

Fullerton’s exploits live on, four decades later

Every student has a story. Raymon Fullerton (’73) has more than most. The Second Glance essay in the Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine provides the campus legend an opportunity to explain himself and several of the memorable stunts he and a band of merry-makers pulled as students at Abilene Christian University more than … Continued

Tiffany exhibit features lecture by Dr. Ian Fair

“In Company With Angels” an exhibit of historic stained glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany are on display in Waco, Texas, through January at the Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum. Dr. Ian Fair (’68), ACU adjunct professor of New Testament, is a featured speaker there Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5:45 p.m. in … Continued

Bryan’s show featured tonight in Dallas gallery

Five silent short films by award-winning graphic designer, photographer and filmmaker Paul Bryan (’05) will be presented at 8:15 p.m. tonight in “Believe It Anyway!” in the Heidt/Hall Theater at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary art gallery in Dallas’ Uptown District (3120 McKinney Avenue, 214-953-1212). The films depict five stories from the Old Testament: creation, the flood, … Continued

The best internships are enriched by alumni

Some of the most valuable internships Abilene Christian University students enjoy are those made possible by ACU alumni. The cover story of ACU Today magazine’s new Fall-Winter 2013 issue is “The Power of Internships” and chronicles the experiences of students last summer from Abilene to Africa, and beyond. One of them was served by Caroline Nikolaus, … Continued

Haley tells grads: Be crazy, courageous, patient

Joyce (Williams ’03 M.S.) Haley, instructor of journalism and mass communication, and faculty advisor to Morris & Mitchell, Abilene Christian University’s student-run advertising/public relations agency, was the featured speaker at December Commencement, held Dec. 13 in Moody Coliseum. Selected in May 2013 as Abilene Christian’s Teacher of the Year, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University … Continued