2015 Spring Event


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We are very excited to share with you the news of this year’s Friends of ACU Library Spring Event. Our speaker this year is Glenn Dromgoole, owner of the Texas Star Trading Company and author of twenty-seven books covering a wide range of topics and styles, mixing whimsy with a generous dose of optimism.

Dromgoole’s topic for the evening will be, “101 Essential Texas Books, and Other Fun Stuff.”


 2015 FACUL Spring Event


Date – Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place – Hunter Welcome Center on the ACU Campus


  • One Seat: $30 (first come, first serve – no reserved seating for this price).
  • Corporate Sponsor: $1000.00 (includes eight seats–one table–which will be reserved under the name of the Corporate Sponsor as well as included in the evening’s printed program).
  • Title Sponsor: $2500.00 (includes eight seats–one table–which will be reserved under the name of the Title Sponsor as well as included in the evening’s printed program). We currently have two Title Sponsor tables available.

**There are only a total of 240 seats available for this year’s event, including any purchased as Corporate or Title Sponsors tables (eight seats per table).


A Perfectly Seasoned Chicken Breast Fried Crispy with a Lemon Herb Batter, Hickory Smoked Brisket, Spinach Salad, Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Mediterranean Style Potatoes, Walnut Layer Cake, Fresh Baked Bread with Butter, Iced Tea with Lemon, Java City Coffee and Iced Water. (or substitute chocolate mousse and seasonal fruite parfait).

More about our speaker:

Most of Glenn Dromgoole’s books are still in print, including What Dogs Teach Us, which was a New York Times Bestseller Plus selection for eight weeks, reaching number twenty-four in hardcover nonfiction in 1999-2000. Other books have dealt with fishing, baseball, kindness, small towns, and regional Texas topics.

Four of his books have been published by ACU Press – Coleman Springs USA, Abilene Stories, West Texas Christmas Stories, and his latest book, 101 Essential Texas Books.

Glenn and his wife Carol own Texas Star Trading Company in Abilene, featuring Texas books, gourmet and gifts. He is founder and chairman of the West Texas Book Festival, held annually in September in Abilene since 2001 and benefiting the Abilene Public Library. His column on Texas books runs weekly in Abilene, Lubbock, San Angelo and Bryan-College Station.

A resident of Abilene since 1985, Glenn served as editor of the Abilene Reporter-News until 1997 when he started writing books. In 2013 the Abilene Chamber of Commerce honored him as Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year.


If you have any questions about the 2015 FACUL Spring Event, please email us at facul@acu.edu or give us a call at (325) 674-4818.