ACU AlumNotes Email Newsletter
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Vol. 8, Issue 2
WILDCAT WEEK OF SERVICE
Join hands with ACU alumni and friends around the world to participate in service projects in hometowns and communities March 11-18. We're asking for one hour during one day that week to celebrate ACU's mission of service and leadership throughout the world. See the Web site for more information or to sign up online.
SHOOT FOR SUCCESS
Mark your calendar for the second annual "Shoot for Success" Sporting Clays Tournament in Dallas on Saturday, May 6. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for the ACU College of Business, the V.W. Kelley Scholarship Fund and Texoma Youth Camp. For more information, contact Jacob Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-373-4220.
Ruth (Rambo '46) Stevens died Feb. 18, at the age of 80. Wife of Dr. John C. Stevens ('38), former ACU president and chancellor emeritus, Ruth was active with the W Club and volunteered extensively at the Brown Library. Her life was celebrated at a memorial service at University Church of Christ. http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060219_ruth_stevens.html
Don Crisp ('64), chair of the ACU Board of Trustees, was honored Feb. 19 as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Crisp, who serves as chair of The Rosewood Corporation and trustee of the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate, received the highest award given to alumni during a luncheon at the Abilene Civic Center. http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060222_don_crisp.htmlhttp://www.acuoptimist.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/21/43fb5b433d7d8
A WARM HUNTER WELCOME
The ACU Board of Trustees passed a resolution during their February meeting to name a new alumni and welcome center for Dr. Robert D. and Shirley Hunter. Groundbreaking for the 57,000 square foot facility is expected next fall.
THE SECOND CHANCE
Nan (Arnold '75) Gurley is in a new movie from Song Pictures titled The Second Chance, which opened Feb. 17 in theaters nationwide. The movie stars Michael W. Smith and Jeff Obafemi Carr, two preachers from different backgrounds who are forced to work side by side in the name of Jesus. Nan's brother, Chip Arnold, was one of the scriptwriters.
LIVE LONG AND LOVE IT!
See Earline Perry ('48) modeling the latest fashions in the Senior Fashion Show at the Abilene Civic Center as part of the Live Long and Love It! Conference.
Elizabeth Alvarez ('05) is helping organize the first law school chapter of the International Justice Mission at Pepperdine University and helped write its constitution. IJM seeks to raise awareness about social injustice and support for its national and international efforts.
CAMERON'S NEW HERALD
Jeff Blackmon ('99) is the new editor and publisher of The Cameron Herald, a newspaper whose claim to fame is that of being "The Oldest in Central Texas." Blackmon has worked for several newspapers across the state and now has a column in The Cameron Herald. http://www.cameronherald.com/articles/2006/02/02/news/opinion/news01.txt
DREAMS I'LL NEVER KNOW
Jenni Jamison ('90), Dr. Cole Bennett, assistant professor of English, and Ed Priest are members of an Abilene-based folk band, JamisonPriest, which recently released a new CD titled Dreams I'll Never Know. The trio, which has performed all over Texas and in parts of Oklahoma, has independently produced two other albums, as well.
Dr. Warren Lewis ('61) recently helped edit a publication about the Restoration Movement titled Restoring the First-Century Church in the Twenty-First Century. This compilation of essays, including several written by alums and former ACU faculty, was published in honor of Don Haymes ('63). http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/don/dhfs.html
LESSONS IN ONLINE LEARNING
Loyd R. Ganey, Jr. ('80) recently published a book entitled Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook. This brief guide to online studying and learning includes step-by-step tutorials and suggestions for study skills. Visit the Web site to purchase or for more information. http://ablongman.com/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0321316843,00.html
ANOTHER SHOW-STOPPING SING SONG
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sing Song, the Abilene Reporter-News highlighted several major participants and their contributions to the annual student production, including Dr. Bob Hunter ('52), Gary McCaleb ('64), Dr. Jack Reese ('73), John Duty ('74) and Kendall Massey ('97).
The winners of this year's Sing Song competition were the women of Sigma Theta Chi, the men of Gamma Sigma Phi and the freshman class. Groups were judged on originality, costumes, presentation and vocals.
SET FREE AT LECTURESHIP
ACU's final February Lectureship featured a host of speakers on the Gospel of John, centering around the theme "You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free." This year's program also included the Restoration Unity Forum, which allowed discussion among branches of the Stone Campbell Movement. The next lectureship will be Sept. 17-20.
Six special Hashknife Awards were presented by the President's Council on the Centennial to Bobby Morrow ('58), Clark Potts ('53), Don H. Morris ('24), Judge Jack Pope ('34), Ron Hadfield ('79) and Richard Chastain (M.S. '83). The award is officially named the John and Ruth Stevens Historical Preservation Award and honors heroic and pioneering preservation of ACU's history. http://www.acu.edu/events/news/archives2006/060222_hashknife.html
PROUD TO BE A WILDCAT
In celebration of the Centennial, 100 Change the World awards were given to alumni and friends of the university during a reception in their honor on Feb. 19. Recipients include alumni and friends who quietly make a difference in small and large ways on campus, in their communities and throughout the world. See the Web site for the list of honorees.