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Camp Confessions: Julia’s view

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. Today, Julia offers her own perspective. We first brought Julia to ACU Leadership Camps when … Continued

Camp Confessions: I love middle-schoolers

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 on campus this week: Chad and I were group leaders at Kadesh, the camp for high-schoolers, for 14 years. Kadesh … Continued

Camp Confessions: We’re baaaaaaack!

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 on campus this week: I had one week of vacation in 1999. I spent it working at Kadesh and … Continued

Camp Confessions: It’s all in the (Nall) family

This begins a series of posts over the next six days about the Leadership Camps that make an otherwise slightly sleepy university campus each summer ring with the sounds of young people having the time of their lives. This is the 30th year for Abilene Christian University to host a series of camps (KidQuest Day … Continued

Wildcat-to-Cowboy transformation continues

Two former Abilene Christian University football players continue to make progress while chasing their dream of playing for the NFL team they rooted for as youngsters: the Dallas Cowboys. Aston Whiteside is arguably the best defensive lineman to ever play in the Lone Star Conference, or at least in a generation. The 6-2, 257-pound multiple-time … Continued

10 Questions with Rangers’ game headliners

Alumni and other friends of Abilene Christian University and fans of the Texas Rangers are in for a treat June 12 when ACU has its annual get-together at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, this time for a game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ACU’s block of 850 seats in the All You Can Eat Porch is now … Continued

Generous donors come through for students

Abilene Christian University’s amazing alumni and friends once again demonstrated their commitment to ACU students’ success by meeting and exceeding a pair of matching gift challenges this spring. After an anonymous donor earlier this spring challenged ACU’s donors to give $100,000, the response was so overwhelming, a second donor expanded it with another $40,000. All … Continued

Late, great sci-fi writer Bradbury visited ACU

Abilene Christian University professors remember the visit science fiction writer Ray Bradbury made to campus in 1992 as part of the Students’ Association Major Speaker Series, as Brian Bethel’s story in the Abilene Reporter-News describes. Bradbury, 91, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness and a writing career that spanned more than seven … Continued

Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

It may be winter in Uruguay but activity is heating up again this summer at Casa ACU in Montevideo, one of the international hub sites for ACU Study Abroad. Dr. Cynthia (Barton ’81) Powell and Dr. Lynette (Blackburn ’85) Austin are there with 13 students until early July, studying global health systems. Cynthia writes that … Continued

New book: Randy Harris’ ‘Living Jesus’

Living Jesus is a new book and film series released this month by Abilene Christian University’s Leafwood Publishers. Both feature the work of Randy Harris, instructor of Bible, missions and ministry at ACU. He was the university’s Teacher of the Year in 2011, and is a popular lecturer on campus and in churches and conferences around … Continued