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Summit looks at ministry to people at margins

For thousands of people, an annual pilgrimage to Abilene for Summit began a few days ago and ends at Moody Coliseum tonight. Known prior to 2008 as Bible Lectureship, the 107th annual event Sept. 15-18 packs lectures, classes, panels, concerts and discussion with fellow Christians into four days, an experience designed to encourage, educate and … Continued

Spying claim added dimension to Study Abroad

Editor’s note: Dr. Susan (Lester ’92) Lewis is vice provost and associate professor of journalism and mass communication at ACU. She taught Perspectives in Mass Communication: Germany, Spain and Czech Republic, a Study Abroad course this summer in Leipzig, Germany. Here’s a not-very-closely-guarded secret: professors love relating current events to the lessons we are teaching – … Continued

Wildcats’ Division I adventure is underway

While the women’s soccer and volleyball teams are already out of the gate, the first game of Abilene Christian University’s new football era in NCAA Division I is Saturday night. Head coach Ken Collum’s Wildcats play Concordia College of Selma, Ala., at 7 p.m. in Shotwell Stadium, broadcast locally on Sports Radio 98.1 FM The … Continued

Atchley helps open ACU’s 108th school year

Quoting from Ecclesiastes and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Rick Atchley (’78) implored students attending Opening Assembly on Monday at Abilene Christian University to “start your race like you want it to end,” by not focusing on what he considered the more “over-rated” parts of their young lives. ACU’s 108th school year began with several traditions … Continued

Former ACU stars prepare for NFL season

Some say the National Football League’s acronym – “NFL” – also stands for “not for long,” an adage that can ring especially true this week as each team prepares for Thursday night’s final preseason game and finishes reducing rosters for the start of the regular season. While the average pro football player’s career lasts but a few years, … Continued

Dewby Ray returns to spread laughter, advice

A familiar voice was heard late last week in the Hunter Welcome Center as Dewby (Adams ’50) Ray made a visit to campus for the first time since moving to Lubbock earlier this year. Health issues for the Rays caused Dewby and her husband, Amos, to relocate near their daughter, Nan Ray (’79), but the … Continued

Deana, Chad and ACU: Long live the love

Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall is a frequent contributing writer for ACU Today magazine who lives in Bryant, Ark. Her series of 2011 posts, “Camp Confessions,” about her family’s experiences at Abilene Christian University Leadership Camps, was a reader favorite. Today is the 20th wedding anniversary for Deana and Chad (’94), who met at ACU. Her … Continued

Texas Golf Hall of Fame calls Barrow’s name

Lance Barrow (’77) may have one of the highest handicaps of all the members of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, but his accomplishments stand tall in the game he loves to bring to TV viewers many weeks each year. Barrow will be one of eight 2013 inductees honored Oct. 21 at Oak Hills Country Club … Continued

10 Questions with conductor Dr. Jack Boyd

Dr. Jack Boyd (’55) estimates there are at least 30 people in Texas who share his name. But there is only one from Abilene Christian University who is a composer and arranger, humorist, hymnal editor (Great Songs of the Church, Revised), author (14 books, with more in the works), lecturer, respected choral conductor, and beloved … Continued

Former Navajo president Shirley visits campus

Summertime travel brings many alumni to Abilene Christian University, such as those dropping off and picking up youngsters for summer camp, or those who stop to visit campus on their way to other places. Recently, one of the latter was Dr. Joe Shirley Jr. (’73), former president of the Navajo Nation, and one of his … Continued