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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

Landscape crew inherited Sheriff's green thumb

Abilene Christian University students chipped in to buy groundskeeper Jim S. “Sheriff” Burgess a suit of clothes for his 80th birthday in 1956. When he retired in 1960 at age 84, they gave him a rocking chair, a hat and a double-barrel shotgun. The Sheriff was that beloved on campus, having planted trees and nurtured flowerbeds, served … Continued

ACU Remembers: Altus “Al” Scott

Abilene Christian University baseball benefactor Altus “Al” Victor Scott (’61) died Oct. 6 at age 75 in Abilene. His memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at University Church of Christ with Dr. Gary McCaleb officiating. Burial is at Elmwood Memorial Park following the service. A visitation will be held tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall-Benton Funeral … Continued

A conversation with Dr. Carlos Stroud

Dr. Carlos Stroud, professor at the Institute of Optics and Department of Physics at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), met with students at Abilene Christian University this October. Stroud is a world-renowned leader in the fields of quantum optics and laser science. He also is a distinguished traveling lecturer for the Division of Laser Science … Continued

Catch Wildcat football in Frisco Saturday

Alumni and other fans of Abilene Christian University have had an opportunity three of the last four years to watch the Wildcats play football in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This Saturday, the team will be in Frisco (north of Dallas) to host Tarleton State University at 4 p.m. CST. The game will be played in … Continued

A conversation with filmmaker Brent McCorkle

Nashville filmmaker Brent McCorkle was on the Abilene Christian University campus in May talking to students interested in the film industry. The director and writer of the 2012 film Unconditional spoke to students at the invitation of ACU alumnus and award-winning music video producer Randy Brewer (’93), owner of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures. Originally from the Metroplex, McCorkle studied … Continued

ACU Remembers: Charlene Ricketts

Phyllis Charlene Ricketts, retired veteran administrative coordinator in the Advancement Office at Abilene Christian University, died Tuesday morning in a Lubbock hospital from injuries following an automobile accident Monday in Abilene. She was 87. Born Nov. 8, 1925, in Mora, Mo., she married William “Bill” Ricketts on July 7, 1945. Charlene attended Central Missouri State … Continued

ACU team presents at World Maker Faire

This past weekend, more than 65,000 people converged on the New York Hall of Science for World Maker Faire, an international event that speaks its own unique language: makerspaces, hackerspaces, 3D printing, CNC routers and Raspberry Pi. World Maker Faire is one of 60 events sponsored by MAKE magazine this year to showcase the energy and creativity of a … Continued