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Aaron, Grinch, Santa bring Christmas to ACU

A winter storm watch was on the horizon for the upcoming weekend, but Mother Nature cooperated once again Monday night with a delightful early winter evening for Abilene Christian University’s second annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas celebration under the West Texas stars. About 3,500 people, including more than 400 top high school seniors admitted for the … Continued

Rolando Diaz joins Laura Bush in charity event

Three Abilene Christian University alumni recently teamed with former first lady Laura Bush to raise money to aid families in crisis in the Fort Worth area. Bush spoke Oct. 11 at the 25th annual Hearts and Hope Gala. The dinner raised money for the Community Enrichment Center in North Richland Hills, a non-profit including one … Continued

ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

Students at Abilene High School have a unique opportunity to improve their writing skills through peer tutoring, as a result of collaboration between the high school and Abilene Christian University. The Eagle Writing Center, which opened in August, was the brainchild of James McGee, who teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at AHS and also … Continued

Morgan profiled during Veterans Day Tribute

A large and spirited crowd gathered Monday at 11 a.m. for Abilene Christian University’s annual Veterans Day Tribute. Patriotic and reflective music by the Big Purple Band and a video presentation profiling a World War II pilot with ACU roots were the highlights of the event, which including the traditional unfurling of the university’s large … Continued

Madagascar presidential elections offer hope

A lot has transpired on the island nation of Madagascar since 2008. That’s when 24 students in the Madagascar Presidential Scholars Program graduated from Abilene Christian University, anticipating roles in the government Marc Ravalomanana had formed in 2002 to lead their homeland to brighter days, or to use his considerable influence to secure careers in the private … Continued

Lady CRU contest seeks difference-makers

Darbie Angell (’03), founder of CRU Dinnerware, is the epitome of a woman using her talents to make a real difference in the world. The Georgetown native, whose passion for art was kindled at ACU, launched her company in 2008 when she was put on bed rest during a difficult pregnancy. In the five years … Continued

Scott, Montgomery united on NFL's Ravens

The two top running backs in Abilene Christian University history are now both members of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, although one wears a headset and the other, a helmet and shoulder pads. The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens announced today the signing of Bernard Scott (’08), who was released earlier this … Continued

Tyson inaugurated as Rochester president

Presidential inaugurations, especially for colleges and universities, are mostly solemn events. Former ACU development vice president Dr. John Tyson (’81) became Rochester (Mich.) College’s ninth president Oct. 10 in ceremonies at the Rochester Church of Christ. ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64) was one of the guest speakers. Tyson is the fourth Abilene Christian graduate selected as president of Rochester College. … Continued

Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. The artist, a longtime professor of art and design … Continued

Kirby's CHS video is finalist in GMA contest

Students at Cooper High School in Abilene let out a “roar” that has been heard across the nation, and Deborah (Talley ’09) Kirby, a graduate of Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education, was roaring right along with them. The students created a video that was named one of five finalists in a “Good Morning … Continued