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ACU Remembers: Irvin Hiler

A hand-lettered poster by Dana Tanamachi in my house reflects I Thessalonians 4:11 and describes an admonition that seems to fit Irvin D. Hiler (’45) perfectly: “Live a quiet life and work with your hands.” Hiler, whose hands touched nearly every publication and printed piece produced by Abilene Christian University for 41 years, died July … Continued

A conversation with author Nika Maples

Motivational speaker and author Nika Maples (’96) suffered a lupus-induced stroke that led to quadriplegia during her sophomore year at Abilene Christian University. She recently returned to campus to share the story of her journey of hope and recovery. “The courage Nika showed in battling against a disease that nearly killed her is truly inspirational,” … Continued

Hello, Division I: New era begins today

Abilene Christian University is no stranger to playing teams from much larger institutions, but today marks the start of a new era in which the entire Wildcat intercollegiate athletics program is affiliated with NCAA Division I. As the new Spring-Summer 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine explains, preparations for a return to the Southland Conference are … Continued

Rogers lends his artistic talent to new issue

Like the McDonald’s TV commercial in which he starred last summer, we’re lovin’ Jeff Rogers’ latest gig, except this time the medium is the new issue of ACU Today magazine in which the talented artist’s work is displayed. A mural painted by Rogers was the centerpiece of a June 2012 McDonald’s promotion for Spicy Chicken McBites. The … Continued

Bynum headlines profiles of award winners

By the time you read this, Cmdr. David Bynum (’84), a Navy chaplain, will have earned his fifth academic degree, this one from the National War College (NWC) at historic Fort McNair where the Potomac and Anacostia rivers meet in Washington, D.C. Bynum – Abilene Christian University’s 2013 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year – has three degrees … Continued

10 Questions with Dr. Royce Money

It’s Sunday in Texas, but the influence of Abilene Christian University on churches around the world can be seen every day of the week, year-round. That’s the result of several generations of intentional work by a university that values its historical roots in Churches of Christ and aspires to be a valuable resource to them. … Continued

Young gets Rangers’ game off to winning start

Earl Young (’62) has been on center stage many times in his life, from winning an Olympic gold medal to setting world records in track and field. A pitching mound was foreign territory Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, but the former quartermiler delivered once again. Abilene Christian University asked the longtime Dallas businessman to represent … Continued

Earline Perry advanced her husband’s vision

Earline (Davidson ’48) Perry may have lost her husband, Lowell (’47), 36 years ago in a tragic accident, but not his love for World Christian Broadcasting and spreading the gospel to people around the world. Perry, a professor of journalism and mass communication and founder of on-campus radio station KACU, died March 25, 1977, when a … Continued

Service flag remembered World War II vets

One inspiring story to remember on this Memorial Day comes from No Ordinary University: The Story of a City Set on a Hill, the 1998 Abilene Christian University history book by Dr. John C. Stevens (’38). During World War II, the ACU campus remembered its students, faculty and alumni serving in the military with a 6 foot … Continued

KOCO-TV anchor Edwards covering tornado

Abilene Christian University journalism graduate Wendell Edwards (’92) is helping Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV5 provide live coverage of the aftermath of yesterday’s deadly tornado in nearby Moore, Okla. Edwards, a 2005 recipient of the Gutenberg Award for distinguished career achievement from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, anchors Eyewitness News 5 in The Morning. Prior to joining … Continued