Perfect match: Alums form cancer-fighting duo

Earl Young (’62) doesn’t take no for an answer. Or at least not well. Then again, when you’ve already twice beaten the odds – I’m talking crazy odds, like being struck by lightning while winning the lottery – you’re probably not quick to accept others’ ideas of what can and can’t be done. The man […]

Rare football game reboot set for Sunday

It takes a lot to postpone a scheduled college football game. For the first time Saturday in 57 years, the Abilene Christian University Wildcats did not play as intended, with record-breaking rainfall and flood warnings as the culprits. A two-day downpour in Central Texas has dumped upwards of 20 inches of rain in places such as Corsicana. […]

10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the […]

Abilene A to Z books to help needy children

A new children’s publication from Abilene Christian University Press is designed to acquaint youngsters with Abilene history and culture, and for a limited time, you can contribute to help put books in the hands of several hundred local kids from low-income families. Abilene A to Z is co-authored by Glenn Dromgoole and Jay Moore (’94), two local writers who may […]

Doctor’s healing, help known around the world

The new issue of ACU Today magazine includes a profile of perhaps Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished professional from the field of medicine: retired Dallas gastroenterologist B. David Vanderpool Jr. (’52). Vanderpool – whose career includes work on groundbreaking medical procedures and presidencies of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society and the American Board of […]

Room at the Inn: Abilene hotels are booming

More than one friendly joke about Our Fair City has been cracked during weeks like this, when the 109th annual pilgrimage of sorts takes place to the four-day Summit (or Lectureship, depending on your vintage). It’s that time again, when large numbers of people arrive from across the nation and around the world, drawn to “Little Jerusalem” or […]

Lytle to direct new ACU center, CEO Forum

Dr. Rick Lytle, longtime business college dean at Abilene Christian University, has been named director of its new Center for Leadership and Faith Development and CEO of CEO Forum Inc. in a collaborative relationship with an organization focused on spiritual development of business leaders around the world. The announcement was made last night at CEO Forum’s […]

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, […]

U.S. News: ACU a leader in innovation, value

It didn’t take long for Abilene Christian University to land on the newest – and perhaps most distinctive – portion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of top colleges and universities. After being ranked first or second on the publication’s list of “Up-and-Coming-Universities” six of the previous seven years, ACU is No. 2 […]

Return to Fresno takes football into primetime

The last time Dewitt Jones (’65) boarded a plane for Fresno, Calif., before Wednesday, he was a member of the 1963 Abilene Christian University football team heading west for the second time in a week. The Wildcats were scheduled to play their season finale against Fresno State University on Saturday, Nov. 23. But when their […]

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