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ACU Centennial book offered at special holiday price

Nov. 22, 2005

The ACU Century, Abilene Christian University's Centennial book, is now available for holiday gifts at a discounted price of $39.99 through Dec. 20. The book can be purchased at ACU's Campus Store or online at www.acu.edu/centennial/merchandise.html.

Almost two years of research and writing went into the 192-page, full-color, oversized (10"x14"), "coffee-table style" photographic history book edited by Ron Hadfield and designed by the award-winning ACU Creative Services staff.The book's regular price is $49.99.

"This Centennial book is a treasure," said Dr. Michelle Morris, Centennial Celebration director and vice president for University Relations. “If you have any ties to ACU, you will want to look at 'The ACU Century' again and again.”

The ACU Century is organized by decades and features narrative essays about important people, history and traditions in ACU's first 100 years, as well as important and rare photography of events and historical items from archives and the Centennial Collection.

“It should be an indispensable keepsake of the Centennial for alumni, students, parents and friends,” said Hadfield, director of Creative Services and editor of ACU Today magazine. “We used some of the best feature writing from the pages of Horizons and ACU Today magazines, as well as new essays from our best alumni writers. Some of the photographs have never been published before, and many reflect the hard work of a crew of dedicated volunteer researchers who have worked for more than year to help us find and identify images for publication.”

ACU, a national leader in Christian higher education with 4,700 students from around the world, was founded Sept. 11, 1906. The university is celebrating its Centennial year from Aug. 22, 2005 to Sept. 11, 2006 with the theme "Called to Faith and Excellence."

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