VIA News: This one-story building stood tall

This blog post will be the only fanfare Tuesday for a structure about to meet its demise on the Abilene Christian University campus, one perhaps best known by its nearly anonymous description: “that one-story building between Bennett Gym and Chambers Hall.” History shows it actually helped speak volumes about ACU for more than 50 years. One of […]


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. […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Jerilyn Pfeifer

Dr. Jerilyn (Kyker ’70) Pfeifer, a former ACU professor and administrator who was the first woman to be named principal of an Abilene high school, died Feb. 22, 2015, in Abilene at age 66. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave, Abilene, Texas 79605). A private […]


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 […]


U.S. Senate confirms Pitman as federal judge

Abilene Christian University graduate Robert Pitman (’85), who has been serving as a U.S. attorney, was recently confirmed by the Senate as federal judge of the Western District of Texas, a lifetime position in San Antonio. President Barack Obama nominated Pitman in June 2014 to fill a role vacant since 2008, when W. Royal Furgeson Jr. retired […]


ACU Remembers: William R. Waugh

William R. Waugh (’59), a talented artist and innovative businessman who founded and developed successful Taco Bueno, Casa Bonita, Casa Viva, Crystal’s Pizza, and Burger Street restaurants across the Southwest, passed away Jan. 20, 2015, in Dallas, Texas, at age 79. A memorial service will be held at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home (7405 W. Northwest Highway, […]


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 […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Bennett Hutchinson

Dr. Bennett B. Hutchinson (’63), former longtime Abilene Christian University professor of chemistry, died Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., at age 72. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Otter Creek Church of Christ (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027). A memorial service in Abilene is being planned for a later date. Hutchinson […]


ACU Remembers: Colby McDaniel

Colby Elizabeth McDaniel, a 19-year-old freshman at Abilene Christian University, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service was held yesterday at Altamesa Church of Christ, her hometown congregation in Fort Worth. She was born Oct. 12, 1995, and graduated in 2014 from Southwest Christian School, where she was a talented […]


Still time to enroll in ACU’s Preaching Seminar

It’s Christmas but there is still room at the inn for your favorite preacher to attend Abilene Christian University’s first Preaching Seminar Jan. 8-10 on campus in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. The enrollment fee is only $75 and includes four meals and all seminar materials. Sponsored by ACU’s Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, the three-day […]

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