Author Archives: Paul Anthony

VIA News: Chambers’ generosity made a mark

Although the building bearing the Chambers name is gone, the legacy of E.D. and Julia Chambers continues on. Chambers Hall was demolished over Spring Break – the spot where it stood for 85 years now empty, awaiting a new chapter with construction of the Halbert-Walling Research Center. With attention turning to the future, let’s take a moment to appreciate […]


VIA News: H-W groundbreaking scheduled

The campus transformation begun 13 months ago under the Vision in Action initiative continues next week, as crews break ground on the new Halbert-Walling Research Center. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. next Tuesday, March 31, after which crews will begin constructing the 54,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility serving ACU’s biology, chemistry and biochemistry, and […]


VIA News: Chambers demolition has begun

With overcast skies and raindrops in the air, 86-year-old Chambers Hall has begun its final act. A handful of spectators turned out to watch the demolition begin shortly after 9 a.m. today, then oohed and aahed as an excavator chewed the first chunks of brick and concrete off the southwest corner of the building. “We’re sad to see […]


One last #ACULoveStory

In early February, we asked Abilene Christian University alumni who met their spouses on campus to share their stories. We received dozens of tales – funny, touching, incredible. You can peruse them here. With ACU’s Elmer Gray Stadium scheduled for demolition later this month, we close with a love story featuring Dr. Paul Faulkner (’52), professor emeritus of […]

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VIA News: One week left for Chambers

Chambers Hall, the 86-year-old former library, cafeteria, residence hall and academic building on Abilene Christian University’s campus, is scheduled for demolition during Spring Break. Crews will begin tearing down the facility, which will make room for Halbert-Walling Research Center, at 9 a.m. Monday, March 9, said Scot Colley (’04), executive director of construction and risk management. […]


Mitchell, Brantlys honored on Alumni Day

From Northwest Arkansas to West Africa, the winners of Abilene Christian University’s two most prestigious awards were honored Sunday for their achievements in the worlds of public relations and medical missions. Elise (Smith ’83) Mitchell was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, the 57th in a line that, among recent winners, has […]


Share Your #ACULoveStory

Abilene Christian University students leave campus with more than a diploma: they leave with lifelong relationships – from roommates who became best friends and professors who became mentors to boyfriends and girlfriends who became spouses. This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, ACU is celebrating those marriages whose roots are planted on the Hill. If you met your future spouse on campus – whether at the […]

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VIA News: Three demolitions scheduled

When the weather begins warming up later this spring, three facilities on the Abilene Christian University campus will be coming down. Starting next week, asbestos abatement will turn into full-fledged demolition for Walling Lecture Hall, with Chambers Hall and a much-used utility building set to follow soon after. By the end of the semester, all three […]


VIA News: Chambers’ explosive final act

Chambers Hall at Abilene Christian University is too close to Phillips Education Building to bring it down with a bang, but the 85-year-old former residence hall, cafeteria, library and academic building still saw some fireworks Wednesday. The Department of Psychology, Chambers’ final occupants, were moved out over the Christmas break, leaving the building empty – and providing a […]


VIA News: Track, Bennett reflect progress

  Heading into the extended Thanksgiving weekend, a pair of Vision in Action projects on the Abilene Christian University campus are making visible progress. Crews from Beynon Sports Surfaces earlier this month finished laying down a vibrant purple track that certainly pops against the deep green of the newly installed soccer field. With that, the […]

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