9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who […]


Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also […]


Summit program booklet now online

You can make plans now to attend Abilene Christian University’s 108th annual Summit by exploring the program booklet now online. More than 130 top preachers and teachers are scheduled to present Sept. 21-24 on the theme “Earthed: Discovering Our Origin in God.” Theme Speakers are Don McLaughlin, pulpit minister at North Atlanta (Ga.) Church of Christ; Dr. Barbara […]


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 […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Kenneth Williams

Longtime former biology professor Dr. Kenneth Buck Williams (’50) died May 8 at age 84 in Abilene. He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Petersburg, Texas, and graduated from high school in Durango, Colo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from ACU in 1950, a master’s degree in botany from the The University of […]


Metaxas expounds on grace, responsibility

You can count on one hand the best-selling authors who have spoken in daily Chapel at Abilene Christian University, and still have a few fingers left. Those writers who begin by leading the crowd in singing “Amazing Grace” is an even shorter list, and Eric Metaxas is likely at the top by himself. The author […]


Lucado to be inducted into TIPA Hall of Fame

Max Lucado (’77) will soon become the fourth Abilene Christian University graduate to be added to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Hall of Fame, joining an esteemed group of journalists and media pioneers with higher education roots in the Lone Star state. Lucado, a former writer on The Optimist newspaper in the late 1970s at […]


Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

For the third time in its history, Pepperdine University today named a scholar with an Abilene Christian University background to be its chief academic officer. Dr. Rick Marrs (’73), dean of Pepperdine’s Seaver College since 2008, was named to succeed former ACU faculty member Dr. Daryl Tippens as provost, effective Aug. 1. Veteran administrator Dr. William Adrian […]


Spring Break focuses on academics, missions

A number of groups of Abilene Christian University students and faculty, and some alumni, devoted their Spring Break week March 9-15 to travel for academic experiences, often with missions opportunities. Several shared their experiences and images with us. Dr. Tom Lee, professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Biology, took his General Mammalogy class to the Big […]

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