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Weeden's swimming feats speak loudly

Sophomore Jess Weeden doesn’t particularly like attention, but the medal-winning veteran of the United States Deaflympic team will have to get used to the notoriety of being on the front cover of ACU Today’s Winter 2012 issue. In “Answering Her Call,” writer Paul Anthony (’04) profiles the Wisconsin native who quietly is making a difference … Continued

Alumni use their talents to advance Thai school

“I believe in what God is doing here,” wrote Brent Pennington (’93) when we first began corresponding with each other in March of last year. Work had begun on a new campus for the young K-12 educational institution he and three other Abilene Christian University alumni lead, and they were waiting on official word from … Continued

10 Questions with Karen Witemeyer

CBA best-selling author Karen (Gaskin ’93) Witemeyer writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House, believing that the world needs more happily-ever-afters. A two-time Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist, she has written A Tailor-Made Bride, To Win Her Heart, Head in the Clouds and her latest, Short-Straw Bride. To Win Her Heart won the … Continued

Siburt returns to classroom for Maymester

Determined for months to return to the classroom, Dr. Charles Siburt (’68) did exactly that this morning, as he began to teach a week-long Maymester class for the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University. Siburt, who surprised colleagues and students by participating in Commencement on May 12 in Moody Coliseum, has been battling … Continued

Biar's journey included two ACU degrees

South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation, and in “You Will See,” a feature story in ACU Today magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, you’ll also read of the amazing journey Zechariah Manyok Biar  experienced on his way to a role in its new government. While Biar was working on two master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University … Continued

Denningtons’ wee bit of Ireland included ACU

If you don’t think we live in a small world inhabited by more Abilene Christian University people than you’d imagine, just ask Albert (’71) and Vicki (Rushing ’74) Dennington of Austin, who shared a fascinating story about an afternoon on their recent 40th wedding anniversary trip to Ireland: Just as a picture doesn’t show the … Continued

Knox still healing from injury, surgery

ESPNChicago.com reported Wednesday that former Abilene Christian University wide receiver Johnny Knox was still recovering from surgery to repair a severe back injury and might miss the entire 2012 National Football League season if his rehabilitation work required it. The speedy Knox had surgery to stabilize a fractured vertebra after a collision in the Bears’ … Continued

ACU among three universities in SLC study

Presidents of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference met yesterday to discuss business, including a search committee focused on the managed growth of the 49-year-old league. Division II-affiliated Abilene Christian University was a founding member of the SLC in 1963. “I received a phone call late Wednesday afternoon from Southland Conference commissioner Tom Burnett, informing … Continued

Enlow's images glimmer in ‘Wave Reviews’

We needed a photographer, a scuba diver and, at times, an acrobat to photograph the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center. We found all three of them in Jeremy Enlow, whose images grace the cover story of the Winter 2012 issue of ACU Today – 26 pages of coverage of the university’s … Continued

Last week to see students' art in Dallas gallery

Thanks to the generosity of an alumnus, top students from Abilene Christian University’s Department of Art and Design have some of their best work displayed in a Dallas gallery this month. The exhibit, EIR, opened May 3 and closes May 26 in Gallery A of Cohn Drennan Contemporary on 1107 Dragon Street. Drennan (’80), the … Continued