Brantly urges students to pursue discipleship

On the first day of classes of Abilene Christian University’s 110th year, perhaps its most well-known graduate called more than 4,400 students to the kind of discipleship to which he also aspires. “God wants you to be a disciple of Jesus Christ,” said Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) during ACU’s annual Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. […]


Halbert gift tops science capital campaign

A recent gift of nearly $3 million from alumni Jon (’82) and Linda (Ellis ’83) Halbert has helped Abilene Christian University reach its capital goal in the Vision in Action (VIA) initiative to build three major science facilities. The generosity of the Dallas couple means ACU has raised $45 million to build the 54,000-square-foot Halbert-Walling […]


Cover story tells the Brantlys’ amazing journey

Life has been a whirlwind for Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), since his surreal summer of 2014, when the ACU graduate was living quietly with his family as a physician and medical missionary in West Africa, only to become gravely ill and make headlines on every major news network. One of the few people to have contracted and survived the Ebola virus, he is […]


Spring-Summer 2015 issue on the way

Although it’s in the mail, you don’t have to wait for the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU Today magazine to arrive. You can sneak a peak now at its 134 pages (84 from the printed edition and another 50 pages of Bonus Coverage in the online-only edition). “The Education of a Medical Missionary” is our look behind the life and career […]


Brantlys begin national book tour in NYC

One of the busiest weeks in the lives of Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly begins today in New York City where the two Abilene Christian University graduates begin a national book tour. Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic is released Tuesday, July 21, a year to […]


Smiley headlines conference honoring Olbricht

Dr. Thomas H. Olbricht won’t be present but the 35th annual Christian Scholars’ Conference beginning Wednesday at Abilene Christian University still bears his name and reflects his enthusiasm for biblical research. “Tom is the academic renaissance man, with a Ph.D. in rhetoric, an M.Div. from Harvard and substantive scholarship in Restoration history,” said conference director Dr. David Fleer […]


Harbers presented with honorary doctorates

Known throughout the Southwest for their generosity, Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber became the recipients today of one of Abilene Christian University’s highest accolades: an honorary doctorate. Each of the Harbers were presented today with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated through lives of selfless service to others. A citation […]


Better Days: A Baltimore son hopes for his city

When West Baltimore erupted in chaos and conflict recently, so did social media. Before the responding ladder trucks could douse the businesses set ablaze in the protest of the death of Freddie Gray, millions of itchy-fingered Americans took to Twitter, Facebook and other assorted apps with knee-jerk analysis that fanned the flames of what feels […]


Swab story: Young starts life-giving relay

Earl Young (’62) had the finest of his many memorable moments on a track running the second leg of a relay. Last Monday at Moody Coliseum, he went first. The man who as a 19-year-old sophomore at Abilene Christian University helped the United States win a gold medal and set a world record in the […]


Ideas on stage at university’s first TEDxACU

Abilene Christian University’s first TEDx event begins this morning in Cullen Auditorium, where its “ReThink” theme features 13 speakers making short presentations of “ideas worth spreading”. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the […]

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