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ACU Remembers: Roy Shake

Memorial services today will celebrate the life of longtime ACU biology faculty member Roy Eugene Shake, who died April 3, 2022, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89.  Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601) for a service that will also be … Continued
Junior class Sing Song rehearsal 2022

ACU Sing Song 2022 kicks off in new location

Abilene Christian University’s 66th annual Sing Song will be more familiar in size and style this year after pandemic restrictions impacted last year’s show, but the 2022 event will take place in a new location. Construction continues on a major renovation of Moody Coliseum, the longtime venue for Sing Song, so the show will go … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Terry Childers

Dr. Terry Lee Childers (’74), a pioneering alumnus and former trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 8, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 68. A memorial service will be held Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Church of Christ (650 E. Ambler Ave., Abilene, Texas 79601). Childers was born Dec. 31, 1952, … Continued

10 Questions with sociology professor, podcaster Dr. Daniel Morrison

The Annex, one of the top social science podcasts in the nation, has a new host – Dr. Daniel Morrison, associate professor of sociology at Abilene Christian University. Morrison began working with The Annex, hosted at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), during the 2020-21 academic year and joined the team as a … Continued

The wild history of ACU’s mascot

You all know Willie the Wildcat, but did you know ACU’s first mascot was an actual, live cat? In 1923, Sam Cox of Ozona, Texas, donated a young bobcat that had been captured on his ranch near the banks of the Devil’s River to become the university’s first Wildcat mascot. Bob Thomas made his debut … Continued

ACU alumna overcomes obstacles to launch career with Google

Overcoming challenges is nothing new for Ikumi Kobayashi (’15), who traveled more than 6,000 miles from her hometown of Ibaraki, Japan, to study at Abilene Christian University. She grew up with a profound hearing loss in both ears and relies on lip-reading as well as hearing aids to help her communicate. She also faced the … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. William E. Wright

Dr. William E. “Bill” Wright (’51), professor emeritus of accounting and finance, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. His body is being donated to science. He was born Dec. … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Michael Sadler

Dr. Michael Ervin Sadler, former Abilene Christian University faculty member, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene at age 73. A memorial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Ministry Activity Center at University Church of Christ (733 E.N. 16th St., Abilene, Texas 79601), and visitation with his family will be Friday from 6-8 … Continued