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Curl, Bonner turned the tide as ACU integrated

[issuu showflipbtn=true pagenumber=50 documentid=121216035320-0385d6eb8ac84b53a4d9139d02776780 docname=acu_today_fall_2012 username=abilenechristian loadinginfotext=ACU%20Today%20Fall%202012 showhtmllink=true tag=acu width=420 height=269 unit=px] As our nation stops today to formally remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s worth noting that the late civil rights leader was sitting in a jail cell in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963, as Billy Curl (’64) and Larry … Continued

Montgomery, Barrow headed to Super Bowl

In his 25th year in the National Football League, former Abilene Christian University standout Wilbert Montgomery (’77) will coach in his third Super Bowl after the Baltimore Ravens’ 28-13 victory today over New England in the AFC championship game. It was Baltimore’s third appearance in the AFC title game in Montgomery’s five years as an assistant … Continued

10 Questions with researcher Dr. Curt Niccum

Just 150 miles east of Abilene, one of the largest exhibits of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever assembled is available for viewing through Jan. 13 at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, includes original scrolls with texts from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, the Psalms, Isaiah and … Continued

Partridge earns prestigious grad scholarships

Brittany Partridge is the first student in ACU history – and one of only a small number of those in the nation in 2012 – to earn a prestigious Truman Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship for graduate school. A political science major and December 2012 Abilene Christian graduate from Annandale, Minn., she is featured in “Threads of … Continued

Alvarez: Hispanic students’ guiding star

One of the feature stories in the Fall 2012 issue of ACU Today is “Willing and Abel,” a profile of 1982 graduate Abel Alvarez, an ACU trustee and minister of the Harvey Drive Church of Christ in McAllen who is an inspiring example of alumni servant leadership in his South Texas hometown. For years, Alvarez … Continued

Coates has two films in theaters this holiday

The two latest film productions designed by Nelson Coates (’84) have enjoyed solid box office runs during the Thanksgiving to New Years Day holiday season. Released in early November, Flight was a major player in theaters at Thanksgiving and is still going strong in late December. In it, Denzel Washington stars as the pilot of an … Continued

‘The Ascension’ sculpture site added to trail

A new addition to the Lunsford Foundation Trail at Abilene Christian University – a bronze sculpture depicting Christ – was made early Friday morning, completing one of its trailheads and renaming it The Ascension. A portion of Campus Court was closed for a short time while the work was finished. Dedicated in 2006, the trail … Continued

Watson puts large crowd in holiday spirit

No one would have blamed Santa Claus had he worn short sleeves and flip-flops (but he didn’t). With temperatures more befitting Spring Break than Christmas and sweet tea probably more refreshing on a warm breezy night than hot chocolate, there was one thing no one had to pretend Sunday night during Mingle and Jingle on … Continued

Memorial services set for Rex Fleming

UPDATE: A live stream of the family’s celebration of Rex’s life will be available today beginning at 10:15 a.m. at For the past two years, many in the Abilene Christian University community have been involved in a ministry of prayer and encouragement for the family of Rex Fleming, a 10-year-old who died Sunday night … Continued

Boyd appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeffrey S. Boyd (’83) to replace Dale Wainwright as a Texas Supreme Court justice, effective Dec. 3, 2012, for a term to expire at the general election in 2014, making him the second Abilene Christian University graduate to serve on the state’s highest civil court. Jack Pope (’34) was the … Continued