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Hill puts ACU car in Nationwide Series again

An Abilene Christian University-branded car will be back on the NASCAR Nationwide Series scene Saturday, Oct. 1, in the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover (Del.) International Raceway, according to Randy Hill (’90). Randy Hill Racing has again offered to put an ACU logo and URL on a vehicle driven by rookie Casey Roderick, this time … Continued

Higginbotham's limestone shaped landmarks

When 58-year-old Dale Higginbotham died Saturday, Sept. 24, Abilene Christian University lost a friend whose business provided materials for some of ACU’s newest and most popular landmarks. Higginbotham owned Lueders Limestone for 10 years, a 540-acre limestone quarry 30 miles north of Abilene with a reputation for providing quality building materials cut from Lueders Basin, … Continued

New five-part TEA video series features ACU

A new series of videos sponsored by the Texas Education Agency profiles the groundbreaking work being done by Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education to prepare future educators to infuse technology in their classrooms. POWER ON TEXAS includes five video segments, “ACU’s Mobile-Learning Initiative Model of Innovation,” “A Model for 21st-Century Educator Preparation,” “Learning … Continued

Wildcats' rally in Cowboys Stadium falls short

No. 3 Abilene Christian University rallied from an early 16-0 deficit but couldn’t quite catch the University of North Alabama, losing to the No. 4-ranked Lions, 23-17, in the Lone Star Football Festival in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. ACU (1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference) rolled up nearly 500 yards of offense … Continued

Innovation, value draw kudos from U.S. News

Abilene Christian University received a number of notable recognitions this week in the 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” publication by U.S. News & World Report, including another No. 1 ranking in its region and classification as an Up-and-Coming School. That makes three of the last four years for ACU to be at the top of a … Continued

Band packing its new instruments and ‘Funk’

Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band has plenty of experience marching on NFL-branded turf, but it’s been a while. All that will change this weekend when the popular marching ensemble performs in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Nine times previously, the Big Purple entertained crowds at halftime of home games for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver … Continued

Famous photos featured in ‘Freedom Road’

ACU Today Summer 2011 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas Two of the most iconic images from the American civil rights movement anchor the layout of  “Freedom Road,” a feature story in the Summer 2011 issue of Abilene Christian University’s ACU Today magazine. Thanks to the generosity of the estate of James … Continued

We’re still ‘Living in Our Brave New World’

Ten years ago, our readership probably wasn’t waiting breathlessly to see how ACU Today would cover the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. TV news accounts such as those you see rerun this weekend did enough of that without our help. But alumni magazines are bellwethers of their institutions, and there were few publications such … Continued

Former Wildcats prep for start of NFL season

The 2011 NFL regular season will begin this week with six former Abilene Christian University stars – ACU’s most-ever in one year – representing various teams. Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Johnny Knox and Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott begin their fourth seasons in the league. Danieal Manning, safety for the Houston Texans, begins his … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dema Lunsford

Abilene Christian University lost a longtime friend Aug. 15, as well as the matriarch of a thoughtful and visionary family responsible for some of the most iconic venues on campus, when Dema (Atkins ’57) Lunsford died at age 75 in Olney, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Each day, members of the ACU and Abilene community … Continued