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ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwain Hart

Dr. Dwain Hart, one of Abilene Christian University’s most respected academic administrators and athletics coaches for more than four decades, died early today in Abilene at age 80 after a battle with cancer. A native of Calvert, Texas, he was inducted into the 2003-04 class of the ACU Sports Hall of Fame after 16 seasons … Continued

10 Questions with graphic designer Jeff Rogers

[youtube LqMBQwt_f9E] Graphic designer Jeff Rogers (’02) was recently featured in a national TV commercial for McDonald’s. In it, his handmade typography was the centerpiece of a creative concept by ad agency DDB Chicago. Rogers also contributed to graphics on a website and a print ad. Rogers began his own design company in 2010 after … Continued

Ramsey an eyewitness to fierce Colorado fires

ACU Today contributing writer David Ramsey (’81) has had a closer look at Colorado Springs’ Waldo Canyon Fire than most veteran news journalists would like. It’s been staring down his hometown this week. The award-winning sports columnist for the Colorado Springs Gazette has been pressed this week into duty as a reporter helping with coverage … Continued

Scott to retire as California colleges chancellor

After an influential 58-year career in California’s public eye, Dr. Jack Scott (’54) will retire Sept. 1 as leader of the nation’s largest system of higher education. Scott was elected to serve in the California State Assembly in 1996, and from 2000-08, he represented California’s 21st senatorial district, which includes Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and a … Continued

Artsy alum Rogers featured in McDonald's ad

One of Jeff Rogers’ passions is creating typography, something advertising executives at McDonald’s discovered and have spotlighted in a recent TV commercial for the fast food giant. McDonald’s new Spicy Chicken McBites are the subject and Rogers (’02) is the artist with a graphic design degree from ACU who lends his talents to helping promote … Continued

Four Wildcats competing in Olympic Trials

Former Abilene Christian University student-athletes Nick Jones, LeVance Williams, Mickey Grimes and Stephanie Warren were in action over the weekend in the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field in Eugene, Ore. Jones had trouble Friday night with the rainy weather in the shot put at Hayward Field, finishing 22nd after fouls on two of … Continued

Jones to be featured today on CBS Sports show

Nick Jones, the Abilene Christian University strongman who is competing in two events at the United States Olympic Trials this weekend and early next week, will be featured today on “CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA” at 1 p.m. CST. Jones is one of two ACU track and field standouts who qualified to compete … Continued

Camp Confessions: Creating holy moments

Today, Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall wraps up her week-long series of posts about her family’s three-generation tradition of attending, working or volunteering at ACU Leadership Camps. She and her husband, Chad (’94), and daughters Julia and Jenna, head home today to Bryant, Ark., after helping with MPulse camp this week: My dad, Winston Hamby (’57), … Continued

Camp Confessions: A day in the life of MPulse

Deana (Hamby ’93) Nall continues her week-long series of posts about her family’s three-generation tradition of attending, working or volunteering at ACU Leadership Camps. She and her husband, Chad (’94), and daughters Julia and Jenna, are helping with MPulse camp. When you hear someone say, “I volunteer at a camp for middle-schoolers,” you may have … Continued

Schubert, Watson lead off in Rangers’ big win

More than 850 Abilene Christian University alumni and other friends sitting in the All You Can Eat Porch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last night had more than a passing interest in the two teams playing at 7:05 p.m. They also were there for the fellowship and to see two Wildcats – ACU president Dr. … Continued