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Kate Bowler giving a presentation

Kate Bowler keynotes FACUL fundraising dinner; Hutsons named 2021 Friends of the Year

Friends of ACU Library hosted its spring fundraising dinner on March 3, featuring Kate Bowler, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, cancer survivor, and Duke University professor. The sellout crowd of 250 heard Kate cheerfully demolish the perfectionism that prevents joy and even hilarity during grief, illness, and disappointment. Before Kate’s speech, James Wiser, Dean of Brown Library, recognized Christopher and Mary Lou Hutson as the 2021 Friends of the Year for their endowment gift to fund the Africana Studies Collection.

University digital repository

University digital repository reaches milestone achievement

ACU Library is thrilled to announce the university’s online, open-access digital repository, Digital Commons @ ACU (DC@ACU) reached a significant milestone with its one-millionth download in late December 2021! We preserve and provide access to student and faculty work, such as working papers, published articles, conference papers, presentations, senior theses, graduate theses, and dissertations. University Special Collections and Archives utilizes DC@ACU to disseminate uniquely-held or otherwise unavailable archival materials, rare books, and periodicals as well as a range of historic university archives, media, and records.


Great Songs of the Church

A Century of Great Songs: E. L. Jorgenson’s Remarkable Hymnal

Located in the main display area of Special Collections and Archives, this exhibit celebrates the centennial of the 1921 publication of the landmark hymnal Great Songs of the Church that was used by congregations, schools, colleges and universities, and singing assemblies around the world.

Max Lucado Collection:

Tell Me the Easter Story

Located in the Learning Commons Max Lucado Collection case is a new library exhibit called “Tell Me the Easter Story” that invites meditation during the Easter season on the passion of Jesus Christ and features seventeen works about the death and resurrection of Jesus written by Max Lucado between 1986 and 2013.