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2001 News Releases

December 2001

12/20/01 - McCaleb's book on community available in time to be a Christmas 'gift'
12/17/01- Knight Kiplinger to speak at annual Economic Outlook Conference
12/13/01- Mother and daughter to graduate from ACU together; nearly 4 generations of family to participate in graduation
12/13/01- ACU aggressively pursues strategic goals
12/13/01- Gov. Rick Perry declares ACU gingerbread chapel "as big as Texas"; recognizes chef, students for dedicating the chapel to military
12/12/01- ACU earns reaccreditation by SACS
12/11/01- Houston businessman William McMinn to receive honorary doctorate, address students at ACU commencement
12/11/01- ACU chef, students dedicate 'Texas-size' gingerbread house to Texas troops serving abroad
12/07/01- ACU students plan design for Welcome Center, win scholarship money
12/07/01- ACU counselors offer tips for surviving finals, beating stress
12/06/01- Thom Lemmons to sign books at Abilene Educational Supply Friday
12/03/01- ACU business classes venture into the business world, donate to charity

November 2001

11/29/01- ACU closes school for snow and ice for first time in history
11/20/01- ACU Press director's Jabez book hits stores nationwide
11/19/01- ACU honors groundskeeper Helen Ellison with awards, scholarships
11/16/01- ACU chapter of physics society selected as outstanding chapter
11/15/01- Former ACU drama teacher, loyal Wildcat supporter dies at 97
11/15/01- ACU tops national average, according to survey of student engagement
11/14/01- ACU designates Nov. 19 'Helen Ellison Day' in honor of groundskeeper
11/13/01- ACU professor named president-elect of pre-law advisors association
11/12/01- ACU to mark International Education Week with full slate of activities
11/12/01- New chef brings worldwide experience to ACU's food services
11/12/01- ACU Service Action Leadership Team brings high schools and universities together
11/09/01- ACU alumnus receives physical therapy award
11/09/01- ACU Spring Break Campaign sign ups exceed expectations
11/05/01- ACU holds grand opening for Internet café
11/02/01- ACU to offer Muslim evangelism class during summer workshop
11/01/01- ACU history class seeks rodeo participants for oral history project

October 2001

10/31/01 - ACU considered largest youth ministry training ground in U.S.
10/31/01- World-class military photographer, ACU grad to speak at ACU
10/31/01- ACU College of Business administration opens Internet café on campus
10/31/01- ACU prepares to launch Cultural Awareness Week
10/29/01- White House staff member speaks at ACU Chapel; Pipes encourages Americans to keep faith in God and America's leaders
10/26/01- ACU plans to prepare 200 missionaries this decade
10/26/01- White House staff member, ACU graduate to speak in Chapel Monday
10/24/01- ACU listed in America's 100 Best College Buys for sixth straight year
10/24/01- ACU students begin signing up for Spring Break Campaigns
10/22/01- ACU Homecoming carnival attracts record number of people
10/22/01- ACU announces Homecoming contest winners
10/17/01- ACU carnival set to provide Homecoming fun for all ages
10/17/01- ACU's Homecoming parade takes a new route, adds new groups
10/16/01- ACU's Homecoming musical Oliver! to hit the Abilene stage
10/16/01- Buildings on ACU campus "painted purple"
10/16/01- ACU to honor alumni for distinguished achievement at Gutenberg Dinner
10/15/01- ACU Board of Trustees member, former board president dies
10/15/01- ACU Homecoming golf tournament to offer chance at big prizes
10/15/01- ACU to give the town a second coat of purple at Homecoming 2001
10/12/01- ACU students, faculty, staff gather to pledge allegiance
10/11/01- ACU students to participate in Service Saturday
10/11/01- FBI finds no trace of anthrax at ACU
10/11/01- Anthrax scare brought out ACU's teamwork
10/11/01- Abilene emergency teams prepared for outbreak
10/10/01- ACU cancels classes in the Hardin Administration Building for Wednesday afternoon
10/10/01- ACU president addresses media, students, faculty and staff
10/10/01- ACU schedules Wednesday press conference
10/09/01- ACU receives suspicious letter; closes Administration Building
10/09/01- ACU jazz ensemble in concert with new director
10/09/01- ACU announces a new program for missionary apprentices
10/08/01- ACU to celebrate United Way success with check presentation, sundaes
10/08/01- ACU Campus Store offers patriotic merchandise, donates to Red Cross
10/04/01- Christian comedienne Chonda Pierce in concert Oct. 8
10/03/01- ACU exceeds goal in United Way employee campaign
10/03/01- ACU introduces online registration for students
10/03/01- ACU retail manager Anthony Williams files for Place 3 of City Council
10/02/01- October marks third annual Christian Higher Education Month

September 2001

9/27/01- ACU retail manager Anthony Williams named Vice-Chairman of Taylor County Republican Party
9/24/01- Curtain to go up this weekend at ACU Freshman Follies
9/21/01- ACU students launch Singing for the Elderly Ministry
9/20/01- Randy Truxal named president of ACU Alumni Board
9/19/01- ACU College of Biblical Studies to present Lectures on Preaching
9/19/01- ACU raises $5500 to send to New York in Chapel collection
9/19/01- ACU students rely on their faith for comfort
9/19/01- ACU president speaks at Abilene 'Day of Remembrance'
9/17/01- ACU students, staff rally to help victims, rescue workers in tragedy
9/17/01- ACU football fans raise $5,000 and more to send to NYC
9/14/01- ACU staff members to speak at conflict resolution conference
9/14/01- ACU's Hispanos Unidos to kick off Hispanic Awareness Month
9/13/01- ACU to aid NY firefighters through collection at football game
9/13/01- ACU enrolls record number of traditional undergraduates
9/12/01- ACU's Service Expo continues during trying time
9/12/01- ACU focuses daily Chapel session on national tragedy
9/10/01- ACU students, local organizations connect during Service Expo
9/07/01- ACU ranked among "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News for 8th year
9/05/01-11th annual Walk with Money set to raise $11,000 for scholarships
9/05/01- Retired Southwestern Bell president, ACU alumni to speak at ACU
9/05/01- Former ACU advisory board member inducted in CHS Hall of Honor

August 2001

8/31/01- International campus minister to speak at ACU spiritual renewal week
8/31/01- Teaching: 'It's in our blood'
8/29/01- Crisp challenges ACU to live up to middle name
8/28/01- ACU student continues trend, wins statewide fiction writing award
8/28/01- ACU director of advising named dean of students at Pepperdine
8/24/01- ACU to kick off 96th school year with pomp, pageantry
8/23/01- ACU freshmen collect 20,000 pounds of food for community
8/23/01- ACU Board of Trustees member, former biology professor, Abilene physician dies
8/21/01- ACU students to be greeted by 25 new faculty members as opening session kicks off 96th school year
8/17/01- New students to get a taste of ACU during Welcome Week
8/17/01- ACU freshmen to conduct food drive throughout Abilene
8/16/01- ACU names four new members to Board of Trustees
8/10/01 - ACU alum gets second chance at degrees
8/9/01- ACU to confer 133 degrees Friday
8/3/01 - ACU students learn lessons in inner-city Houston

July 2001

7/30/01 - 203 attend Celebration 2001
7/2/01 - Much ado about Shakespeare

June 2001

6/28/01 - ACU's McCaleb briefed on faith-based plan
6/27/01- Community July 4th fireworks celebration to take place on ACU campus
6/27/01- K.B. Massingill assumes chief information officer role at ACU
6/18/01- Teachers learn new ways of meling math, science
6/17/01- Faith-based initiatives gets positive feedback
6/13/01- ACU Leadership Camps draw kids for learning, service, fun
6/12/01- Faculty take part in ACU's first Summer Faculty Institute
6/8/01- Jan Karon, best-selling author of Mitford series, to speak at ACU Oct. 19
6/7/01- Family practice: Dental profession proves nice fit for another Estes
6/6/01- Gov. Rick Perry claims legislative success for higher education at ACU
6/5/01- Christian Higher Education Foundation to conduct development workshop at ACU
6/5/01- Summer Workshops at ACU offer 'bread for the journey'
6/4/01 - Gov. Rick Perry to conduct press conference Wednesday at Abilene Christian University

May 2001

5/25/01- Local chapter of Women for ACU name new slate of officers
5/25/01- Meadows Foundation awards ACU grant for construction of Williams Peforming Arts Center
5/23/01- ACU signs National Merit finalist Emily Petr from Lawrence Free State High School
5/18/01- ACU to 'sign' national merit finalist from Abilene
5/14/01 - ACU pre-dental, pre-med graduates continue tradition of achievement
5/12/01- Colleges' graduations go global
5/11/01- Southwestern Bell Foundation presents $125,000 grant to ACU for scholarships, high-tech improvements
5/10/01 - ACU Journalism and Mass Communication Department earns prestigious accreditation
5/5/01 - ACU television show wins award
5/3/01 - First rings to be presented tonight for ACU's new single ring tradition
5/3/01 - ACU student receives scholarship to study international political economy in Greece
5/1/01 - Fourteen chosen to represent ACU as cheerleaders for 2001-02

April 2001

4/25/01 - ACU men's social club to play record-breaking basketball game
4/24/01 - English students to conduct poetry readings
4/23/01- ACU presents five awards to faculty, staffers; honors retirees, long-time servants
4/19/01 - ACU Jazz Ensemble to perform spring concert
4/18/01 - Cancer researcher at Abilene Christian University offers hands-on biotechnology experience to undergraduate students
4/18/01 - ACU student receives scholarship to Baylor School of Law
4/18/01 - Dr. Jerry Drennan receives MHMR service award
4/18/01 - Advisory: Class of 1951 to celebrate golden anniversary at ACU
4/17/01 - Council for Advancement and Support of Education honors ACU work
4/16/01 - ACU pair facilitates foreign adoptions
4/14/01 - Program recognizes Challenger astronaut McNair's widow speaks to barrier-breaking college students
4/13/01 - COBA student and faculty win research award
4/12/01 - ACU students prepare to serve community
4/11/01 - NASA engineer speaks at Honors Program Spring Banquet
4/6/01 - Ag Clubs Annual Intramural Rodeo
4/2/01 - Galaxy to sponsor charity run in memory of Kirk Goodwin

March 2001

3/30/01- Crisis management expert speaks on prevention
3/30/01 - Widow of Challenger crew member Ronald McNair to speak at ACU dinner
3/30/01 - ACU students prepare to serve community
3/29/01 - NASA engineer to speak at Honors Program Spring Banquet
3/28/01 - National expert on crisis management to speak at ACU
3/27/01 - ACU to participate in Rent-a-Poet event
3/23/01 - Twenty-four elementary/middle school students to compete in spelling bee at ACU
3/23/01 - ACU Music Department to present annual operas
3/23/01 - Bircher to receive 2001 Morlan Educational Award
3/22/01 - KACU membership drive underway
3/20/01 - Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott to conduct "Soul Mates" seminar at ACU
3/20/01 - Single ring tradition comes to life at ACU
3/20/01 - Premiere of newest Veggie Tales at Abilene Educational Supply
3/14/01 - Student conducts survey; information released nationally
3/8/01 - ACU's men's social club to run to Arkansas to benefit Habitat for Humanity
3/7/01 - ACU students enjoying Spring Break in various ways
3/7/01 - Approximately 600 ACU students to go to 31 Spring Break Campaign destinations
3/7/01 - Senior Horizons retreat to offer education, recreation
3/6/01 - Art Linkletter to speak at ACU Wednesday
3/6/01 - Artist Rolando Diaz to close benefit show with autographs, reception
3/6/01 - Representatives from universities in France, Mexico to meet with ACU officials to establish new international internship program
3/2/01 - Youth and family ministry conference focuses on discipleship
3/2/01 - ACU announces results of youth ministry survey
3/2/01 - Church of Christ history serves as core of ACU's Center for Restoration Studies

February 2001

2/27/01- ACU creates Center for Conflict Resolution
2/23/01 - Lyric soprano to perform at ACU
2/22/01 - ACU claims 13 Addy honors
2/21/01 - U.S. Congressman Charlie Stenholm to speak at ACU TRIO Day luncheon
2/21/01 - Youth and Family Ministry Conference schedule to offer unique insights through full slate of speakers
2/21/01 - Sing Song winners announced at conclusion of fourth show
2/20/01 - Scholarship 2001 to take place at ACU
2/19/01 - ACU presents youth and family ministry conference
2/19/01 - First "Change the World" awards at ACU to be given at Lectureship
2/17/01 - Abilene Christian University concludes largest campaign in the school's history, surpasses $100 million goal
2/16/01 - Christians in electronic media to take center stage at ACU Lectureship
2/16/01 - Talena Mara to speak and sing at Women for ACU dinner
2/16/01 - Friends of the ACU Library bring Newfoundland's Dr. Hans Rollman to Abilene to speak
2/16/01 - Brecheens and Faulkners to receive ACU's Christian Service Award Monday
2/16/01 - Royce Caldwell to be honored as ACU's Alumnus of the Year
2/15/01 - Al and Linda Campbell to be honored as ACU's Parents of the Year
2/14/01 - ACU president wins highest volunteer award from Abilene United Way
2/7/01 - Dallas artist Rolando Diaz to offer 20 original works for show and sale as fund-raiser for new non-profit humanitarian organization
2/2/01 - ACU records largest spring enrollment in the school's history
2/2/01 - Sing Song to entertain thousands with odyssey through time

January 2001

1/30/01- First Black Alumni Family Reunion to take place at ACU
1/30/01 - ACU students complete Leadership Summit in the mountains
1/30/01 - Ashford calls for all people to love at MLK birthday celebration in Dallas
1/30/01 - Poet Li-Young Lee to conduct poetry reading for the public
1/23/01 - Tickets for WACU dinner go on sale Feb. 1
1/22/01- ACU faculty members present at religion and literature conference
1/18/01 - Annual Economic Outlook Conference at ACU features morning session and Outlook luncheon
1/18/01 - Marriage and family therapists Dennis and Emily Lowe to come to ACU to offer marriage enrichment opportunities
1/15/01 - Students return to ACU for 2001 spring semester; plans come together for major events on campus
1/10/01 - Lectureship 2001 to focus on being a witness for Christ
1/10/01 - Ten ACU students to volunteer time Saturday for humanitarian relief

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