Author Archives: Paul Anthony

VIA News: Purple track is in the starting blocks

Seemingly overnight, the piles of gray and brown sand covering the site of Abilene Christian University’s new track and field/soccer stadium have disappeared beneath the ground. About 400 tons of what is called root-zone sand was poured into an even layer nine inches deep and overlaid this week with sod, creating the first official soccer […]

VIA News: Onstead groundbreaking scheduled

Donors have given more than $41 million of the needed $45 million to a trio of science projects on the south side of the Abilene Christian University campus, paving the way for groundbreaking on the Onstead Science Center next month. A ceremonial groundbreaking event is scheduled for after Chapel on Monday, Nov. 10, outside the […]

VIA News: Track/soccer stadium progresses

With new engineering and physics labs still being built on the south side of campus, attention also has turned to the north, where crews have begun work on constructing a new stadium for ACU’s successful soccer and track and field teams. A live webcam is tracking the progress of the stadium, which is the second […]

VIA news: Office relocation work underway

When students return to campus this month, they’ll notice some changes as campus offices prepare for the eventual demolition of Chambers Hall. Upon completion of fundraising for the $75 million Vision in Action initiative, 85-year-old Chambers (and a one-story building currently housing WFF custodial services) will make way for the new Halbert-Walling Research Center. But […]

Category: Campus News, Events

Ghosts, zombies highlight Shakespeare festival

“The time has been that when the brains were out, the man would die, and there an end. But now they rise again …” Macbeth was not speaking of zombies when he delivered this line in William Shakespeare’s famous play – but he could have been. That’s essentially the premise of William Shakespeare’s Land of the […]

Preparation underway for VIA projects

As fundraising continues for ACU’s historic Vision in Action initiative, preparation is underway this summer for construction of two new science buildings and two new on-campus stadiums. Crews this morning began groundwork on what will become a new stadium for ACU’s legendary track and field program and dominant women’s soccer team – clearing and leveling […]

Atchley, Browns honored for selfless service

Laughter and tears were shared Sunday afternoon when Abilene Christian University honored its most recent major alumni award winners in an Alumni Day Luncheon in the Teague Special Events Center. Rick Atchley (’78), minister of the Word at The Hills Church of Christ in the Fort Worth area, was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus […]

Category: Alumni News, Events

Phillips Education Building dedicated

What’s in a name? For Danny Phillips (’81), it’s the love for Christian education modeled by his parents, Paul (’58) and Linda Phillips, whom the newly named Phillips Education Building now honors. “My mom and dad, they devoted their lives to education,” Phillips told about 100 friends, relatives, and ACU faculty and students at the […]

Scholarship campaign passes $20 million mark

Rex Fleming’s battle against brain cancer inspired many in the ACU and broader Abilene communities. Now his parents have begun the process of making sure his life, which ended too quickly in December 2012 at age 10, affects people for generations to come. The Rex Fleming Endowed Scholarship is one of more than 60 endowed […]

Bynum, Nelson honored with alumni awards

In an emotional conclusion to Abilene Christian University’s busiest weekend of the spring, two graduates accepted the university’s most prestigious alumni awards on Sunday at a luncheon in the Hunter Welcome Center. University president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) gave Dr. Marcus Nelson (’94) the Young Alumnus of the Year Award then honored Cmdr. David Bynum (’84) […]

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