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Bonner, Curl saluted at Opening Assembly

Opening Assembly at Abilene Christian University may take place on the first day of school each fall at Abilene Christian University, but for two alumni yesterday, it felt more like Commencement. Dr. Billy Curl (’64) and Larry Bonner (’64), ACU’s first two African-American undergraduate students in Fall 1962, marched into Moody Coliseum on Monday morning … 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

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

ACU medical missions trip aids Guatemalans

Another of the Spring Break traditions for Abilene Christian University students – especially those studying toward a career in the health professions – is a medical missions experience in Central America, conducted by Health Talents International (HTI). This past week, 20 students were accompanied by ACU’s Terri Aldriedge, R.N., to observe and volunteer in Clinica … Continued

ACU rallies but falls short of Ichabods, 52-49

Dane Simoneau threw for 424 yards and two touchdowns and 15th-ranked Washburn University overcame a furious rally by 11th-ranked Abilene Christian University to beat the Wildcats 52-49 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs Saturday afternoon in Yager Stadium in Topeka, Kan. The offensive shootout featured two of the nation’s best quarterbacks, … Continued

San Angelo concert to feature Willie, Watson

Rising country music star Aaron Watson (’00) may not yet be on a first-name basis with fans, but next Thursday night, he’ll be performing on stage with one who is. The 2011 Abilene Christian University Young Alumnus of the Year will be a special guest on stage with Willie Nelson in a concert Nov. 17 … 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

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

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

My kingdom for a chiropractor

[Written early Sunday morning on the plane, but today, Monday, is the first Internet access we have] Not quite what to call the last 3 or so hours of this 6-hour, 5,900-km flight to Paris, but most people aboard the 767 tried to spend it doing something that looked like sleeping. The seat assignment fairy … Continued