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December 2000 

Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide
More Americans than ever have access to the Internet, yet there is still still a significant "digital divide" separating American information "haves" and "have nots." 
| html | pdf

January 2001 

Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children Study Finds Companies in Motion Picture, Music Recording and Electronic Game Industries Routinely Target Children Under 17. Retailers Make "Little Effort" to Restrict Access to Violent Material 
| news summary | original report | follow-up report |

October 2001

Serious Incident Review: Connally Unit
Investigation of the December 2000 escape of 7 inmates from the maximum security prison. 
| html

October 2001 - October 2002

Attack on America
Website of documents and Christian resources about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

November 2002

Elections 2002
How will YOU Vote? Resources about the November 2002 general election. 

October 2003

Space Shuttle Columbia and Her Crew
Latest news from NASA about the space shuttle Columbia tragedy

November 2004

A cornucopia of websites related to this special holiday 

January 2005

Tsunami satellite images
A series of satellite images from NASA's Earth Observatory that graphically illustrate the effects of the December 2004 tsunami. See also Tsunami Dec. 2004 webpage.

March 2005

Indonesia experiences another quake
Advance data regarding the earthquake and possible tsunami hitting Indonesia on March 28, 2005. 

August 2005

Space Shuttle Discovery
Get the latest news on space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. Includes real time video, mission status, and the latest news releases.

September 2005 

Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Nation and Abilene Status of relief efforts, victim resources, and how you can help here in Abilene.

Hurricane Rita
Track Rita's progress with satellite images, predictions, and the latest weather advisories.

October 2005

Monarch Butterflies 
The Monarch's are coming through Abilene. Learn more about the migration and about this incredible insect. 

August 2006 

NARA on Google Video
The National Archives has released over 100 historic videos focusing on WWII, national and state parks, and space flight. Watch history unfold from your desktop!
| Press release | Search it in ALCON |

September 2006

Remembering 9/11 
Remembering the events, honoring the heroes, continuing the support.

November 2006

A cornucopia of websites related to this special holiday   

December 2006

A festive board of holiday pleasures to explore on the web.

January 2007

Bush's New Iraq Strategy
President Bush outlines his latest strategy for military personnel in Iraq in this Address to the Nation on January 10, 2007. 

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February 2007

State of the Union 2007
The State of Union address outlines the condition of the nation and presents president's national agenda. Get the text and webcast here.

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March 2007

The Psychological Needs of U.S. Military Service Members and Their Families: A Preliminary Report
Newly released report by the American Psychological Association and the Presidential Task Force on Military Deployment. Studies the stress of military separation upon families, friends, and soldiers. Report indicates that mental health needs are overtaxing current system of health services.
| press release | full report 

Related documents:

  • Deployment Locations
  • DeploymentLINK Family Support
  • U.S. Army Mental Health Advisory Team. Operation Iraqi Freedom


April and May 2007

Responding to Virginia Tech 
A list of resources facilitating a Christian response to the shootings at Virginia Tech  

July 2007

Remembering Lady Bird Johnson < Resources about this First Lady during the Lyndon Johnson presidency, and resident of Texas 

September 2007

Iwo Jima Name Change
Japan officially changes the name of this famous island to Iwo To.

October 2007

Texas Buys Davy Crockett Letter  The Texas Historical Commission buys what is believed to be the last letter Davy Crockett wrote.

November 2007

A cornucopia of websites related to this special holiday 

December 2007

A festive board of holiday pleasures to explore on the web.

January 2008

Climate Change  A primer on how climate change affects us and what you can do to help.  

April 2008  

WPA Library Posters (The Thinker)

Celebrate National Library Week with these vintage posters created by the Works Progress Administration. 




May 2008

Gasoline Prices 
Feeling the pinch?

September 2008

Hurricane Ike
Up-to-the-minute information on Hurricane Ike directly from NOAA weather
(Photo courtesy of NOAA/NCEP)

see also:Automatic News Feeds (RSS) RSS symbol  Ike Evacuation Routes
 Mobile Phone Alerts Texas Road Conditions
 Satellite Loop Hurricane Awareness
 Galveston Webcams  

October 2008

Elections 2008  Learn about the issues, the candidates, voting, and other things elections related.    

November 2008

Our annual cornucopia of websites related to this special holiday

 December 2008

Our annual festive board of new and old holiday pleasures to explore on the web. 

January 2009

Presidential Transition and Inauguration 2009 
Resources about what promises to be one of most significant presidential transitions of our time:  the Bush-Obama transition. 

March-April 2009

Digital TV  Facts and tips to help you make the transition.

May 2009

Swine Flu
Latest news and information related to the Swine Flu (H1N1) virus.

Swine Flu virus from a microscope

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.

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