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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

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