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 […]

Students have the chops to back Temptations

When the legendary Temptations perform a concert Sunday night in the Abilene Civic Center, its horn section will be powered by a considerably younger set of musicians, all of them Wildcats and most young enough to be Otis Williams’ grandkids. Time stands still for no one, even Williams, now 73 and the only original member of the group […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

2015 Summit program booklet now online

Abilene Christian University’s 109th annual Summit is quickly approaching, and the program booklet is available online to help you plan your visit. This year’s summit, Sept. 20-23, will explore the theme “Same Mind: United in Imitating Christ,” based on Philippians. In addition to seven theme speakers, more than 130 classes will address topics and issues […]

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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 […]

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