VIA News: Gray Stadium demo begins Monday

Demolition of old Elmer Gray Stadium, a venerable U.S. track and field venue for decades at Abilene Christian University, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30. It will make way for the eventual footprint of the proposed Wildcat Stadium and a return to on-campus football games for the first time since World War II. Just to the southwest, new Elmer […]


McNeal headlines April 9 leadership seminar

Missional church leadership expert Dr. Reggie McNeal will be the featured speaker April 9 when CitySquare and Abilene Christian University’s Siburt Institute host a half-day Equipping for Ministry seminar in Dallas. McNeal, author of Kingdom Come: Why We Must Quit Our Obsession Over Fixing the Church and What We Should Do Instead, will speak on “Developing Kingdom Leadership.” […]


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 […]


Wildcats playing NCAA’s top baseball teams

Wildcat fans who may still be in denial that Abilene Christian University is playing major NCAA Division I competition need to head to Crutcher Scott Field in April. Kudos to head baseball coach Britt Bonneau, whose team plays in the historically strong Southland Conference, for not shying away from challenging the best competition in the Southwest. Scheduling such heavyweights can be hard on […]


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 […]


Leap of faith: West takes plunge twice

Forgive Whitney West if she didn’t quickly catch on to the fact that Tanner Swinford was asking her to marry him. She was a little wet behind the ears. It was Sunday, Jan. 25, and the junior point guard on the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team had just been baptized – along with Swinford […]


VIA News: Follow construction on webcams

Want an eagle’s eye view of the various Vision in Action construction projects at Abilene Christian University? You can follow along with the help of three webcams positioned to document progress. This webcam (click on the image for a live view) follows the new Elmer Gray Stadium site as it prepares for grand opening on April 10 and the first […]


ACU to open new Metroplex campus

Abilene Christian University has announced plans to expand its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a new campus and several new graduate programs. “The Metroplex expansion is part of a strategic plan to diversify and extend ACU’s reach,” said president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91). “It allows us to serve a greater number of students […]


Same vein: ACU, UIW find power in the blood

There were a lot of Words emanating from a small section of hecklers behind the Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team bench at the McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio last Thursday night. And they weren’t especially Incarnate. Those Cardinal sins, while unpleasant, were forgivable; in part because no one is perfect (yes, including ACU fans), 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 […]

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