April 2006

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<div class="rxbodyfield" xmlns:date="http://exslt.org/dates-and-times" xmlns:o="urn:www.microsoft.com/office" xmlns:st1="urn:www.microsoft.com/smarttags" xmlns:st2="urn:www.microsoft.com/smarttags2" xmlns:w="urn:www.microsoft.com/word" xmlns:x="urn:www.microsoft.com/excel"><span style=" color: #000000;">ACU AlumNotes Email Newsletter</span> <div style=" color: #000000;">Friday, April 21, 2006</div><div style=" color: #000000;">Vol. 8, Issue 3<br /> ________________________________________________<br /></div><div>ACU WORLDWIDE</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">ACU is taking distance education to the cutting edge by launching ACU WorldWide, a new program offering two master&#39;s programs online and utilizing Apple&#39;s Video iPod technology as an educational tool to download and access study materials at the convenience of the iPod user.&#160; This new level of online learning is designed to empower the busy professional.</span>&#160; <span style=" color: #000000;">The two master&#39;s programs currently offered are Leadership of Learning and Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation.</span></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51597" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640387" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060413_acu_worldwide.html">http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060413_acu_worldwide.html</a></div></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51598" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640388" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/academics/distanceeducation/worldwide.html">http://www.acu.edu/academics/distanceeducation/worldwide.html</a></div><br /><br /></div><div>SHOOT FOR SUCCESS</div><div>The second annual &quot;Shoot for Success&quot; Sporting Clays Tournament is Saturday, May 6, at Elm Fork Shooting Park in Dallas.&#160; Faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends are welcome to participate.&#160; Proceeds benefit scholarships for the ACU College of Business Administration, the V.W. Kelley Scholarship Fund and Texoma Youth Camp.&#160; Shells, earplugs and safety glasses are provided.&#160; See the Web site for more information or to register for the tournament.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="7305" sys_dependentvariantid="560" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640389" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://cms.acu.edu/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_authtype=0&amp;sys_variantid=778&amp;sys_revision=6&amp;sys_contentid=7305&amp;sys_command=edit&amp;sys_context=0">Shoot for Success Sporting Clays Tournament</a></div></div><div><span style=" color: #000000;"><u><br /></u></span> MEET US AT THE BALLPARK</div><div style=" color: #000000;">Join alumni and friends at Minute Maid Park in Houston for an Astros game on June 10, or Ameriquest Field for a Texas Rangers game on June 17.</div><div><br /> GOLD MEDAL NOMINATION</div><div>Former ACU Trustee and golfing legend Byron Nelson has been nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal.&#160; The nomination has moved from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate where it must receive two-thirds sponsorship.&#160; The Byron and Louise Nelson Golf Endowment Fund has provided more than $1.5 million in funding to the ACU golf program. He would be the 131st recipient of the highest honor the United States Government can bestow upon a civilian.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51599" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640391" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.eds.com/news/events/byronnelson/medal/index.aspx">http://www.eds.com/news/events/byronnelson/medal/index.aspx</a></div><br /><br /></div><div>HELPING KIDS DISCOVER GOD</div><div>David Needham (&#39;92) and Steven Miller (&#39;90) are helping preschoolers discover God&#39;s word with BOZ, the Green Bear Next Door.&#160; Reel FX, a Dallas-based animation studio where both men work, recently released the first two DVDs in its new faith-based pre-school series.&#160; BOZ is available in Christian bookstores and online.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51600" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640392" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.bozthebear.com/">http://www.BozTheBear.com</a></div></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51601" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640393" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://ww.reelfx.com/">http://ww.reelfx.com</a></div></div><div><br /> <span style=" color: #000000;">ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;">Dr. Overton Faubus, chair of the Department of Business from 1967-80, has been selected as the University of Arkansas&#39; 2006 Alumnus Accountant of the Year by the Department of Accounting at the school&#39;s Sam M. Walton College of Business.&#160; He received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1967.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51602" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640394" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060414_faubus.html">http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060414_faubus.html</a></div></div><div><span style=" color: #000000;"><br /> MISSIONARY NAMESAKE</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;">A private Christian school in Brazil has been named after JoAnn Scruggs (&#39;55).&#160; Colegio Cristao Joana Scruggs or JoAnn Scruggs Christian School is in Jereissati, Brazil, a small suburb of Fortaleza in northeast Brazil.&#160; JoAnn and others from the Northside Church of Christ in San Antonio and Wilbarger Church of Christ in Vernon have helped the school grow to an enrollment of nearly 400 students.</div><div style=" color: #000000;"><br /></div><div style=" color: #000000;">MORE BANK FOR HIS BUCK</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Tom Nichols (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">69) is the chairman of State National Bancshares in Fort Worth.&#160; His modus operandi involves attracting small businesses, a method that has helped his Fort Worth-based bank make leaps and bounds above other operations of its size.</span>&#160; He was featured in a recent article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.</div><div><br /></div><div style=" color: #000000;">GIVING FOR A LIVING</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Lacy (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">61) and Dorothy Harber have been named two of the top givers in the nation according to the &quot;Slate 60,&quot; a list of the country&#39;s 60 biggest givers. The Harbers, who have pledged $10 million to ACU, have also extended their generosity to the Texoma Medical Center in North Texas and Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51603" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640395" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.herald-democrat.com/articles/2006/02/23/local_news/news05.txt">http://www.herald-democrat.com/articles/2006/02/23/local_news/news05.txt</a></div></div><div><br /> <span style=" color: #000000;">RISING STAR</span></div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Patty Farley (Strader</span> &#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">81) Wenetschlaeger is one of the rising stars at Brewer, Anthony &amp; Middlebrook, P.C., a law firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.&#160; Wenetschlaeger, who practices family law, was featured in the October issue of Texas Super Lawyers and March issue of Texas Monthly.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51604" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640396" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.bamlawyers.net/wenetschlaeger.html">http://www.bamlawyers.net/wenetschlaeger.html</a></div></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51605" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640397" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.superlawyers.com/">http://www.superlawyers.com</a></div><u><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">TO THE TUNE OF THE LAW</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Austin trial lawyer Bobby Earl Smith (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">64) isn&#39;t only known for his performance in the courtroom, he and his band, Freda and the Firedogs, came close to making it big in the music world.&#160; Even though a record deal fell through with Atlantic in 1974, Smith has continued to strum away - when he&#39;s not on a case.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51606" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640398" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.austin360.com/music/content/music/stories/2006/03/18bobbyearl.html">http://www.austin360.com/music/content/music/stories/2006/03/18bobbyearl.html</a></div><u><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">READY TO DISPATCH</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Shane DeFoore (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">96) is part of the brains behind DeFNiC, the dispatching software and consulting business that has recently opened in Abilene. The software targets businesses that send out vehicles like electric companies, and plumbing and repair services.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51607" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640399" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/nw_business/article/0,1874,ABIL_7948_4526044,00.html">http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/nw_business/article/0,1874,ABIL_7948_4526044,00.html</a></div></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51608" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640400" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.dispatchedsoftware.com/">http://www.dispatchedsoftware.com</a></div><u><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">THE SKY IS FALLING</div><div style=" color: #000000;">ACU missions coordinator Larry Henderson (&#39;73) was one of 400 skydivers who made a record-breaking jump in Thailand as part of the Royal Sky Celebration in honor of King Bhumibol of Thailand. The group, which previously set records recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, broke the world record for the largest freefall formation.</div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51609" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640401" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/fe_people/article/0,1874,ABIL_7933_4563578,00.html">http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/fe_people/article/0,1874,ABIL_7933_4563578,00.html</a></div><u><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">TRAVELING PREACHER</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Lauren Garduno (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">91) spends his weekdays as a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation in Odessa - and his weekends as the minister of the Shep Church of Christ just outside Abilene.&#160; Garduno began preaching as a fill-in when he was in high school and it has evolved into a weekend ministry.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><u><a contenteditable="false" href="http://mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16377643&amp;BRD=2288&amp;PAG=461&amp;dept_id=475621&amp;rfi=6" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" sys_dependentid="51610" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_relationshipid="640402">http://mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16377643&amp;BRD=2288&amp;PAG=461&amp;dept_id=475621&amp;rfi=6</a><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">BRONZE STAR</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Sgt. Maj. William Skiles, husband of alum Tanis (Boucher</span> &#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">82) Skiles, was recently awarded the Bronze Star for Valor in Iraq.&#160; Sgt. Maj. Skiles was the first sergeant for Company E on the outskirts of Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom.</span></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51611" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640403" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/ac95bc775efc34c685256ab50049d458/68065a391371f1a0852571040005c831">http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/ac95bc775efc34c685256ab50049d458/68065a391371f1a0852571040005c831</a></div><u>?</u></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><u>OpenDocument</u></div><div style=" color: #000000;"><u><br /></u> BIG COUNTRY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Wes Kittley (&#39;81) and James Segrest (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">59) are among eight athletes who will be inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in May.</span>&#160; Kittley, a state champion in the 880-yard run as a senior in high school in Rule, was an all-American at ACU.&#160; He is now the head track and field coach at Texas Tech University.&#160; Originally from Bangs, Segrest ran on relay teams that set five world records from 1956-58 at ACU, then was a successful coach.&#160; He now lives in Granbury.</div><div style=" color: #000000;"><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51612" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640404" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_local/article/0,1874,ABIL_8006_4507579,00.html">http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_local/article/0,1874,ABIL_8006_4507579,00.html</a></div><u><br /><br /></u></div><div style=" color: #000000;">HOT OFF THE PRESSES</div><div><span style=" color: #000000;">Austin H. Emery (</span>&#39;<span style=" color: #000000;">62) recently published a book titled &quot;Christians Are People Who Worship.&quot; The book can be purchased directly from Emery at 305 Scott Dr., Mena, AR 71953, for $5.</span></div><div><br /></div><div>Former ACU track standout Gilbert Tuhabonye (&#39;01) recounts in his new book, &quot;This Voice in My Heart,&quot; how he escaped a fiery death to run the race for his life.&#160; The book will be available May 2 at online retailers and other outlets.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51613" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640405" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.tbbmedia.com/">http://www.tbbmedia.com</a></div></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51614" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640406" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.amazon.com/">http://www.amazon.com</a></div></div><div><br /> SEND YOUR KIDS TO CAMP</div><div>Spaces are still available in ACU&#39;s premier Leadership Camps: Cross Training, Kadesh Life Camp, MPulse, Learning to Lead and KidQuest Day Camp.&#160; Each camp is uniquely designed to encourage the growing faith of the youth who attend, help kids build positive peer relationships and challenge young people to boldly lead the life of a disciple of Jesus at any age!&#160; To learn more or register online, see the Web site.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51615" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640407" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/events/camps/home.html">http://www.acu.edu/camps</a></div><br /><br /></div><div>THIRD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT</div><div>Guy (&#39;79) and Julie (Grasham &#39;80) Blasingame are again coordinating the Rachel Blasingame Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament in memory of their daughter, who was killed in an automobile accident the spring before she was to attend ACU.&#160; This year&#39;s tournament will be Monday, June 5, at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Rockwall.</div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51616" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640408" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.4rachelsgift.org/">http://www.4rachelsgift.org</a></div></div><div><span style=" color: #000000;"><u><br /></u> PROUD TO BE A WILDCAT</span></div><div>ACU is on the forefront of a new way of thinking about libraries on college campuses.&#160; <span style=" color: #000000;">Talking out loud and drinking coffee are allowed in the new Learning Commons of the Brown Library, which provides new educational and recreational accommodations for students featuring a Starbucks Coffee bar, group workspaces, comfortable chairs and computers inside the library.</span></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51617" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640409" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060403_librarycommons.html">http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060403_librarycommons.html</a></div></div><div><div class="rx_ephox_inlinevariant" contenteditable="false" inlinetype="rxvariant" rxinlineslot="105" rxselectedtext="" sys_dependentid="51618" sys_dependentvariantid="709" sys_folderid="" sys_relationshipid="640410" sys_siteid=""><a href="http://www.acu.edu/academics/library/learningcommons.html">http://www.acu.edu/academics/library/learningcommons.html</a></div></div></div>
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