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2000 Archived News Releases

December 2000

12/22/00- Christmas is a season for miracles: ACU instructor finds Texas-friendly plays well with Rosie O'Donnell, New Yorkers
12/13/00 - December commencement to take place Friday at ACU
12/13/00 - Congressional activities to come to life for ACU student
12/7/00 - ACU students win broadcast competition awards
12/6/00 - ACU names Phil Schubert vice president
12/5/00 - ACU vice president to conduct book signing
12/4/00 - ACU listed in America's 100 Best College Buys
12/1/00 - ACU grad gets $1 Million grant to pursue medical research
12/1/00 - ACU students prepare to sponsor eighth consecutive Habitat house
12/1/00 - ACU students to apply for congressional internship

November

11/30/00- ACU Optimist editor wins print journalism award
11/21/00 - ACU offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday
11/16/00 - Dr. Larry Fink to present street photography presentation Thursday
11/15/00 - Jazz great Ronald Wilkins to perform Thursday with ACU jazz ensemble
11/7/00 - Bruce Massey joins ACU Foundation with more than 20 years of property tax consulting experience
11/7/00 - Dr. Bruce Evans joins ACU Foundation as executive vice president
11/6/00 - ACU board member, alumnus instrumental in launching venture capital fund

October

10/27/00- ACU to focus on cultural awareness with special week of activities
10/25/00 - Janna Johnson chosen for 2000 FCS Outstanding Alumna
10/24/00 - World-class master pianist Ronald Rathbun to perform in Abilene
10/24/00 - Prejudice vanquished 60 years later (ARN story)
10/14/00 - ACU student from Garland elected Homecoming Queen
10/13/00 - Officials at Abilene Christian University break ground for Williams Performing Arts Center
10/12/00 - Pepperdine appoints ACU professor as university provost
10/12/00 - Local elementary school principal to receive ACU's Young Alumnus of the Year honor
10/12/00 - ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to present the 2000 Gutenberg Achievement Awards
10/12/00 - Friends of the ACU Library to honor Judge Jack Pope
10/11/00 - ACU Jazz Ensemble to perform fall concert
10/10/00 - Students and community to take center stage in ACU's Homecoming parade
10/9/00 - ACU students choose grand marshals for Homecoming parade
10/9/00 - ACU to "paint the town purple" for Homecoming 2000
10/9/00 - ACU carnival part of Homecoming activities
10/9/00 - ACU students gain real world experience working on high profile projects
10/9/00 - ACU plans Homecoming pep rally, barbecue to boost spirits before Homecoming football game
10/9/00 - Officials to break ground for new performing arts center at ACU
10/9/00 - ACU students to debate on presidential candidates tomorrow
10/2/00 - Women for ACU to conduct garage sale
10/2/00 - ACU's Essence of Ebony to serve as host for special Tabernacle concert

September

9/29/00- New Program to treat sexual addiction
9/25/00 - Abilene Educational Supply holds Veggie Tales premiere party benefiting Food Bank of Abilene
9/22/00 - ACU students to support football team at first pep rally
9/21/00 - Students asked to find their face among "the many faces of missions"
9/21/00 - Stenholm announces grant for ACU telemedicine project
9/18/00 - ACU'S Lectures on Preaching to be held Thursday
9/18/00 - ACU students gather and pray for rain
9/15/00 - ACU focuses on mental, physical, spiritual and relational wellness
9/15/00 - ACU physics program top in nation
9/15/00 - ACU faculty full of diversity
9/15/00 - ACU to conduct speech/hearing convention
9/15/00 - Minorities take place at head of the class (ARN Story)
9/14/00 - Composer heads to Rome to hear own work (ARN Story)
9/14/00 - Going Nuts Over Peanuts (ARN Story)
9/13/00 - ACU student receives millennium scholarship
9/13/00 - ACU enrollment hits record for third straight year
9/12/00 - WACU and friends to "Walk with Money" for scholarships
9/1/00 - ACU moves up four places in 2001 U.S. News "Best Colleges" rankings

August

8/31/00- ACU's 14th annual Beach Bash to take place Saturday
8/25/00 - ACU to kick off 95th school year with pomp, pageantry
8/22/00 - ACU students to be greeted by new theme, 34 new faculty as opening session kicks off 95th school year
8/4/00 - ACU to confer 125 degrees Friday

July

7/25/00- ACU students study in Washington, D.C., this summer
7/25/00 - ACU students and faculty part of physics experiments
7/19/00 - Dr. Rex Kyker to be honored posthumously with ACU Distinguished Alumni Citation
7/18/00 - Women for ACU provide lunches during Summer Workshops
7/18/00 - Women's workshop to feature special luncheon
7/12/00 - ACU vice president publishes book about community
7/12/00 - ACU television station increases signal
7/7/00 - Dr. Gary McCaleb meets with Northern Ireland community leaders

June

6/29/00- Community July 4th fireworks celebration to take place on ACU campus
6/29/00 - Junior Scholars on the ACU campus
6/28/00 - Shakespeare Festival prepares for its final weekend
6/27/00 - ACU Summer Workshops 2000
6/27/00 - ACU music professor performs in Wisconsin
6/27/00 - Early day track star beat out jackrabbit (ARN story)
6/25/00 - Morrow, Young began rich tradition in Olympics (ARN story)
6/25/00 - Coaching by Hood vaulted ACU over top (ARN story)
6/9/00 - ACU professor nominated as teacher of the year
6/1/00 - ACU students from the Abilene area named to Dean's Honor Roll

May

5/28/00- Sports: ACU dominates in running events to cruise to men's title
5/28/00 - Sports: St. Augustine's pulls away to end Lady 'Cats' three-peat bid
5/26/00 - Sports: 'Cats storm out of gate; Lady 'Cats off to slow start (ARN story)
5/23/00 - Learning communities enhance education experience at ACU
5/18/00 - Three Abilene High School seniors sign with ACU, accept full-ride scholarships
5/8/00 - Mr. and Miss ACU honors presented during graduation activities
5/5/00 - Coaching legend John Wooden to headline May 17 event
5/5/00 - Birdville ISD superintendent Dr. Bob Griggs to receive ACU Distinguished Alumni Citation
5/4/00 - ACU to confer 523 degrees Saturday
5/4/00 - ACU grads to carry on family tradition

April

4/28/00- Fifty ACU students chosen as University Scholars
4/28/00 - ACU students selected as editors of student publications
4/28/00 - ACU students perform well in creative writing competition
4/27/00 - ACU students quiz NASA on how to pick an astronaut (ARN story)
4/25/00 - ACU's Class of 1950 gives advice to Class of 2000
4/25/00 - ACU alumnus writes song for Pope's birthday
4/25/00 - ACU spring commencement 2000
4/24/00 - ACU selects 2000 Jack Pope Fellows
4/24/00 - ACU professor to teach Russians to write for Christian publications
4/21/00 - ACU professor selected as guest editor of Christian journal
4/18/00 - ACU to conduct global stewardship forum
4/18/00 - WACU prepares reception for graduating senior women
4/18/00 - ACU employee identifies need, devises unique fund-raising plan to help a student financial crisis
4/18/00 - Students to conduct organ donor awareness campaign on ACU campus
4/17/00 - Seven retirees honored at ACU dinner
4/17/00 - Seven ACU employees honored for 30-plus years of service
4/17/00 - Four ACU faculty/staff members receive special honors at ACU's annual appreciation dinner
4/17/00 - ACU representatives attend Great Plains Honors Council
4/17/00 - ACU's 22nd annual visual arts student competition opens April 15th
4/12/00 - ACU students research, trade through investment group
4/7/00 - Integrated marketing workshop open to the community
4/5/00 - ACU students participate in Artwalk
4/5/00 - Galaxy to sponsor charity run in memory of Kirk Goodwin
4/5/00 - ACU students attend TAFCS meeting
4/5/00 - Ag club to host national DTA convention
4/5/00 - COBA students compete in HRM games
4/5/00 - Tri-University Job Fair to take place Thursday
4/4/00 - Abilene Higher Education Authority splits into two organizations
4/4/00 - Justice Mission president to speak on rights violations (ARN story)
4/2/00 - Prof sees new openness in Russia (ARN story)
4/2/00 - View unites religion, environment (ARN story)
4/1/00 -Census cause of campus confusion (ARN story)

March

3/31/00- TAMFT names ACU professor as new president
3/30/00 - ACU students survey Dublin rodeo site, ranch
3/29/00 - ACU sociology and criminal justice students, professors participate in conferences
3/29/00 - Abilene Intercollegiate Nursing School to conduct auction, dinner
3/23/00 - "An Evening at the Meyerson" to showcase ACU musical performers
3/23/00 - UN officer in charge of Rwandan genocide investigation to speak at ACU April 4-5
3/22/00 - Au Sable representative to speak on environmental stewardship
3/12/00 - Sports: Another sweep of indoor titles for ACU (ARN story)
3/12/00 - Sports: ACU stays hot with doubleheader sweep (ARN story)
3/8/00 - Dr. Rick Lytle officially takes reins as dean of ACU's College of Business Administration
3/8/00 - Professors' hymn featured on Vatican Web site
3/7/00 - Columbine victim's father brings message to students (ARN story)
3/7/00 - Sports: Abilene Intercollegiate men's golf tournament Freshman star shines for ACU (ARN story)
3/6/00 - John Best announced as new program director
3/3/00 - ACU to present spring dinner theatre
3/2/00 - Senior art majors to showcase their work at ACU
3/2/00 - Youth minister, driver of six girls killed in car accident to speak at ACU
3/1/00 - Columbine parent to speak at ACU

February

2/29/00- Friends to honor ACU professor in memorial service
2/29/00 - Walk/Run ACU to take place Wednesday
2/29/00 - Dr. Ervin Seamster calls for holiness as key to spiritual growth
2/28/00 - ACU celebrates annual TRIO Day
2/28/00 - Japanese students visit ACU, study American culture
2/28/00 - Dr. Royce Money expresses hope for future of Churches of Christ at ACU annual Bible Lectureship
2/28/00 - Show 'popped' with marriage proposal (ARN story)
2/26/00 - Apology is good step toward better race relations, says ACU lecturer (ARN story)
2/25/00 - ACU survey claims younger generation has new attitude about church, religion (ARN story)
2/24/00 - ACU alumnus named editor of the San Angelo Standard-Times
2/24/00 - Lectureship visitors provide economic boost (ARN story)
2/23/00 - ACU faculty members to present inter-disciplinary recital
2/23/00 - Estate donated to ACU to be converted to retreat facility
2/23/00 - ACU honors grad posthumously (ARN story)
2/22/00 - ACU to serve as host for Skywarn training program
2/22/00 - ACU faculty, staff, students recognized for Y2K assistance
2/22/00 - ACU alumna recognized for community involvement
2/22/00 - ACU receives award at black leadership conference
2/22/00 - ACU to increase power of television station
2/22/00 - ACU to present new awards at Sing Song 2000
2/22/00 - ACU apology marks gain in race relations (ARN editorial)
2/22/00 - Judge, ACU grad delivers message on media civility (ARN story)
2/22/00 - ACU clubs, classes shine in Sing Song 2000
2/21/00 - ACU president calls for cooperation; apologizes (ARN story)
2/19/00 - Performing Arts Center at Abilene Christian University to be named for J. McDonald and Judy Williams of Dallas
2/18/00 - ACU presents Mass Communication Ministry Symposium
2/17/00 - ACU to participate in NBC satellite seminar tonight
2/16/00 - Researchers to present insights into next generation of young people at ACU's youth and family ministry conference
2/16/00 - Parents of the Year to be presented to ACU student body Friday
2/15/00 - ACU faculty-student collaboration receives national recognition
2/15/00 - ACU to serve as host for public debate with Dutch team
2/15/00 - Innovative Houston ministry to receive ACU's Christian Service Award
2/15/00 - ACU stalwart James Muns to receive top alumnus award for 1999
2/14/00 - Lectureship 2000 to focus on unfinished business; open dialogue for Christian growth
2/14/00 - Friends of the ACU Library to sell books, honor volunteer this week
2/7/00 - Six students chosen as hosts, hostesses for ACU's Sing Song 2000
2/4/00 - ACU alumnus conducts "Classroom Connect" series

January

1/27/00 - Sing Song 2000 to entertain thousands with unforgettable show
1/26/00 - KACU to feature William Doppmann Friday as prelude to live performance Feb. 3
1/26/00 - ACU records largest spring enrollment in the school's history
1/26/00 - 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum takes giant step towards reality
1/25/00 - McCaleb & Co. to feature Sammy Baugh Thursday, Jan. 27
1/24/00 - "Pianist giant" William Doppmann to perform at ACU
1/20/00 - Apple Computer recognizes ACU Campus Store in Best Store Contest
1/20/00 - "Juxtapositions" show open to the public now
1/19/00 - ACU to present winter dinner theatre
1/19/00 - ACU contest winner to receive iMac from Campus Store
1/18/00 - Retention expert says focus on mission and values
1/18/00 - Dyess chaplain memorializes King at ACU ceremony (ARN Story)
1/12/00 - ACU offers first distance learning class to students in area towns
1/12/00 - Annual Economic Outlook Conference at ACU expands to showcase economic trends, promote regional economic growth
1/7/00 - Leading authority on student retention to address ACU faculty, staff