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Bynum, Nelson honored with alumni awards

In an emotional conclusion to Abilene Christian University’s busiest weekend of the spring, two graduates accepted the university’s most prestigious alumni awards on Sunday at a luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center. University president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) gave Dr. Marcus Nelson (’94) the Young Alumnus of the Year Award then honored Cmdr. David Bynum (’84) … Continued

After 16 years, there’s a new cat in town

The last time Abilene Christian University changed athletics logos, Dr. Royce Money (’64) was its relatively new 10th president, George Herbert Walker Bush turned the White House over to an Arkansas governor, and Aladdin was Disney’s newest movie venture, with wise-cracking comedian Robin Williams bringing new life to an otherwise predictable Middle Eastern folk tale. Fast-forward 16 years to … Continued

10 Questions with arranger Dr. Ed George

Sing Song’s 57th annual musical extravaganza opens Friday night for three shows in Moody Coliseum. Tickets are still available for Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m.) performances. Saturday night’s show is sold out. Tickets can be purchased online. A special “preview show” is underway tonight in which patrons simply pay at the door and … Continued

Wildcat 101: A primer on our fightin’ mascot

There’s some big news coming from Abilene Christian University athletics next Friday. In the meantime, here are some facts you might want to know about our Wildcat mascot: According to No Ordinary University: The Story of a City Set on a Hill, the 1998 ACU history book by Dr. John C. Stevens (’38), ACU’s mascot was … Continued

Wildcats make the most of Houston road trip

There were more than few firsts last weekend in Houston for the Abilene Christian University baseball team, their fans and some special kids they befriended while there. Head coach Britt Bonneau’s baseball team split its four-game series in the season-opening Astros-in-Action Division II Baseball Tournament. It was the first time for a Wildcat team to … Continued

Grateful JMC students ‘pay it forward’

It’s better to give than to receive, or so it would seem within Abilene Christian University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. In response to a donor’s half-a-million-dollar contribution, JMC students recently took a fistful of dollars and headed across Abilene to perform random acts of kindness – to “pay it forward,” as the saying … Continued

Moore sees ACU cultures interacting, thriving

Several events will help Abilene Christian University recognize Black History Month this February: March 1-2, Cullen Auditorium – Ruth, a play performed by members of the Black Students Association. Call the Office of Multicultural Enrichment at 325-674-6562 for tickets, which are available starting Feb. 18. Sundaes on Mondays, Feb. 4, 8 p.m., Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies … Continued

Campus gathers to honor accident victims

The Abilene Christian University community stopped again Sunday night and Monday morning to remember the life of a student killed in a tragic vehicle accident, a habit it would just as soon see broken. ACU junior Lindsey Smith, age 20, died Friday night when two pickup trucks collided on Highway 36, southeast of town. The … Continued

Two still hospitalized from Friday accident

Two of the five Abilene Christian University students injured in a tragic two-vehicle accident last night remain hospitalized this afternoon. As reported early Saturday morning, a sixth – 20-year-old junior Lindsey Smith of New Braunfels, Texas – died at the scene, as did the driver of the other vehicle, 27-year-old Jeffrey Dane Davis of Abilene. … Continued

One student killed, five injured in accident

A tragic accident southeast of campus on Friday night claimed the life of one Abilene Christian University student and injured five others. The six traveling in one vehicle were hit by another vehicle as they were driving south on Highway 36 in eastern Taylor County about 8:21 p.m. Friday. The driver of the other vehicle … Continued