Yankees MVP Richardson to speak April 29

New York Yankees legend Bobby Richardson, a national leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will speak April 29 at a luncheon at Abilene Christian University. The event is sponsored by ACU’s Center for Building Community, in partnership with the Big Country FCA and ACU Athletics. Tickets for the luncheon, which begins at 11:45 […]

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What Si said: An unofficial Abilene travelogue

As Silas “Uncle Si” Robertson himself would say, 95 percent of the following is truthful and 5 percent has been added to spice things up. Or who knows? Maybe it’s the other way around. Regardless, here’s what the star of A&E’s hit TV show would be inclined to say about his trip to ACU for […]

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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 […]


McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year […]


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 […]


ACU Remembers: Dr. Alvie Davis

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for professor emeritus of chemistry Dr. Alvie Lee Davis (’55), one of Abilene Christian University’s longest-tenured professors and the namesake of its biochemistry research lab. He died March 20 at age 83 after a struggle with cancer. His service will be at the University Church of Christ, […]


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 […]


Students meet Uruguayan president Mujica

Abilene Christian University students participating in Study Abroad programs around the world gain some memorable experiences each semester. Last week on a public street in the Uruguayan oceanside capital of Montevideo, ACU students Lindsay Urban, Anna Beasley and Elise Brimberry ran into the unconventional president of their host country. Jose “Pepe” Mujica has been the elected leader […]


Best-selling author Eric Metaxas here April 11

Eric Metaxas, the best-selling author who brought to life heroes of the Christian faith in Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, and who is featured on the popular “I Am Second” video series, will be speaking twice at Abilene Christian University on April 11. His visit is sponsored by ACU’s Center for Building Community, which has brought […]

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