Fall-Winter 2013 issue on its way

Nigel Gwini interned in one of the top cancer labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Nigel Gwini interned in one of the top cancer labs at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Happy New Year! Even if your printed copy of ACU Today’s Fall-Winter 2013 issue has not yet arrived in the mail (it’s on the way), you can sneak a peak at the online version now. The printed issue is 80 pages but another 50 pages of Bonus Coverage bring the online version to more than 130 pages of great images and stories about the latest from Abilene Christian University.

From Abilene to Africa and beyond, ACU students benefit each summer from unique internship opportunities that enrich their education and often lead to offers of full-time employment. That’s the cover story of this issue – “The Power of Internships” – and it features a look at students who served in life-changing, career-affirming internships around the world last summer. And in our online-only Bonus Coverage, you’ll find another three profiles of students who interned in San Antonio, Cambodia and Honduras. We give special emphasis in a sidebar, “All in the Family,” to alumni who make internships possible for current Wildcats. You can join them by contacting ACU’s Career Center (email careers@acu.edu or call 325-674-2473), where the staff is ready to pair you and your company’s intern and hiring needs with the next wave of talented students from Abilene Christian.

Other stories you won’t want to miss:

  • _B3F0158.CR2“For Such a Time As This: Mission, Vision and Future of ACU, a 16-page historic report from the Board of Trustees;
  • A profile of Earline Perry, the latest winner of the Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award;
  • “A House for Healing,” a Q&A with Dr. Becky Hammack and a look at the renovated Zona Luce Building, the home for the new ACU School of Nursing (Hammack is dean of the nursing school);
  •  “Taking Shape,” a tour of the new ACU at CitySquare facility on North Akard Street in Dallas;
  • Bonus Coverage: an expanded look back at Homecoming and Summit and ACU’s first intercollegiate athletics competition in NCAA Division I this fall;
  • “Making Amends,” a Second Glance essay by campus legend Raymon Fullerton (’73), who now lives in New York City with his wife, Lindy (Kyker ’74); and
  • Other ACU news, including the latest from your classmates in EXperiences. Sidebar stories there profile Dr. John N. Tyson Jr. (’81), recently inaugurated as president of Rochester College, and the late Al Scott (’61), former Wildcat pitcher and generous benefactor of the ACU baseball program.

Watch this blog in the next couple weeks for backstories of some of these major articles in the new issue.

View the new online issue


One Comment

  1. jerrypipes
    Posted January 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Ron, Enjoyed the article on internships. I am an ACU graduate of the class of 1964 with degrees in business and education. I was an executive with the YMCA for 36 years, the last nine years as CEO of the Fort Worth Texas YMCA. The YMCA has some 2,500 units in the USA and in over 100 countries. A majority of these YMCAs provide internships. Students working on Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Physical Education, Communication or Business degrees make good candidates for these internships. The national office of the USA YMCA is in Chicago where the internships are coordinated. A student may also contact YMCA staff at the YMCA in their hometown. I would also be happy to answer any questions. – Jerry Pipes

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