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Joplin Diary 4: You can see Jesus everywhere

David Scott, a 1994 graduate of Abilene Christian University, lives in Carthage, Mo., with his wife, Whitney, and their two children. David and Whitney own Whitney Scott Photography, a boutique studio with a number of clients who were affected by the May 22 tornado in nearby Joplin that killed 151 people and injured more than … Continued

Joplin Diary 3: “I lost my selfishness”

David Scott, a 1994 graduate of Abilene Christian University, lives in Carthage, Mo., with his wife, Whitney, and their two children. David and Whitney own Whitney Scott Photography, a boutique studio with a number of clients who were affected by the May 22 tornado in nearby Joplin that killed 151 people and injured more than … Continued

Joplin Diary 2: Miss Karen’s Dance Studio

David Scott, a 1994 graduate of Abilene Christian University, lives in Carthage, Mo., with his wife, Whitney, and their two children. David and Whitney own Whitney Scott Photography, a boutique studio with a number of clients who were affected by the May 22 tornado in nearby Joplin that killed 151 people and injured more than … Continued

Joplin Diary 1: Picking up the pieces of life

Claiming 151 victims, the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in 64 years changed the face of Joplin, Mo., on May 22. After this spring’s catastrophic weather fades from memory, media accounts of the seven days of storm damage across 18 states in late May will probably begin to look a lot alike for … Continued

Wildcat catcher drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

Abilene Christian University catch Ian Tomkins was selected June 8 by the defending American League East Division champion Tampa Bay Rays in the 50th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. A native of Wilmette, Ill., Tomkins transferred to ACU after two years at Wake Forest University, helping lead the Wildcats to … Continued

105th Summit to feature Isaiah messages

The 105th annual version of Summit at Abilene Christian University includes thought-provoking presentations by more than 130 speakers, including minister and best-selling Christian author Max Lucado (’77), during four days of programming centered around messages from Old Testament-era prophet Isaiah. Summit, known for years at ACU as the university’s Bible Lectureship, is “a conversation where … Continued

Wildcats to play Sept. 17 in Cowboys Stadium

This fall, Abilene Christian University will have its second opportunity in three seasons to play in the home of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, albeit in a much newer and bedazzling venue. The inaugural Lone Star Football Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 17, a nearly all-day extravaganza of three games pitting some of the top … Continued

DuBose mentored ACU’s top ag judging teams

Livestock judging teams at Abilene Christian University didn’t have to look far for inspiration and advice when Dr. Leo Edwin “Doc” DuBose was around. DuBose, who taught animal science courses and mentored award-winning judging teams at ACU for 41 years, was on several of them while a student and led others as a beloved faculty … Continued

Wildcats aim for yet another NCAA title

Senior Amos Sang won the 10,000 meters Friday night to get Abilene Christian University off to a running start at the 2011 NCAA Division II outdoor championships in Turlock, Calif. Only nine Wildcats qualified to compete for the men’s team championship in 11 events and one relay, but half of them are same quartet (Sang, … Continued

Fulbright led campus bookstores for 42 years

James E. Fulbright (’47), a World War II hero who managed Abilene Christian University’s campus bookstores and ACU Press for 42 years, died May 21 in Abilene at age 88. He and his late sister, Joyce (Fulbright ’46) Whitefield, director of alumni files and development records, served a combined 84 years as full-time staff members … Continued