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Gale’s career helps ACU join NCAA elite

Tall cotton. Rare air. That’s what Abilene Christian University is walking in and breathing tonight after Mitchell Gale’s strong and accurate arm helped move the Wildcats near the mountaintop of college football quarterbacking productivity. With 408 yards passing in tonight’s 24-12 season-ending win in San Antonio over the University of Incarnate Word, Gale passed Billy … Continued

ACU stops to remember accident anniversary

Two days short of a year ago, on a similarly sunny autumn afternoon, life changed dramatically for Abilene Christian University and its Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. That’s when a single-vehicle bus accident on Highway 83 in Runnels County injured 15 passengers, some critically, and killed one student. Today, ACU students, faculty and staff … Continued

Felts was first Homecoming queen in 1951

Addie (Rheiner ’55) Felts was Abilene Christian University’s first Homecoming Queen in 1951 and the Coming-Home Queen in 1961, so there’s not a lot of other royal ground to conquer this weekend at her alma mater. But she has been invited back to serve as grand marshal of Saturday morning’s parade, which pretty much tops … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Abraham Malherbe

It’s been 43 years since Dr. Abraham “Abe” Malherbe (’54) last taught a Bible class as an Abilene Christian University professor, but his legacy is still felt by many and his influence resonates in the words of today’s theology professors and scholars. Malherbe, the Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Literature Emeritus at Yale … Continued

Hahn, Poe return to discuss politics and faith

Here at the height of the campaign season, most political candidates are working dawn to dusk to get their messages out: “Keep me on the job in Washington,” or “Send me to Capitol Hill to fix the mess we’re in.” A case could be made that Abilene Christian University alumni Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) and … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Neil Lightfoot

Dr. Neil R. Lightfoot, Abilene Christian University’s Frank and Della Pack Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament, died Monday in Abilene, three days short of his 83rd birthday. Born Sept. 22, 1929, in Waco, Texas, he earned a B.A. in philosophy (1952) and a M.A. in philosophy (1955) from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in … Continued

Oh Happy Day: Comeback win thrills ACU fans

Half of those wearing purple went home happy Saturday night from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the exception being the fans of Tarleton State University). The ACU Wildcat football team had something to do with that, rallying in the second half to take an exciting 34-31 win over the rival Texans in the second annual Lone … Continued

Money Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Samuel Cook is a little more than half the man he used to be. To be more precise, he’s lost nearly a third of his body weight. He’s done it by pumping weight – cumulatively, more than a million pounds of it. Staff at the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center recently … Continued

News about ACU’s newest, oldest alumnae

Willa B Patterson honored at Opening Assembly One of Abilene Christian University’s newest centenarians was on hand Monday morning at Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) introduced 100-year-old Willa B Patterson to the large crowd, explaining that the 1937 graduate became a teacher, and has spent her life dedicated to … Continued

Bonner, Curl saluted at Opening Assembly

Opening Assembly at Abilene Christian University may take place on the first day of school each fall at Abilene Christian University, but for two alumni yesterday, it felt more like Commencement. Dr. Billy Curl (’64) and Larry Bonner (’64), ACU’s first two African-American undergraduate students in Fall 1962, marched into Moody Coliseum on Monday morning … Continued