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ACU Centennial book editor to participate in book signing

Dec. 8, 2005

Ron Hadfield, editor of Abilene Christian University's Centennial book, The ACU Century, will participate in a book signing at Texas Star Trading Company during Thursday night's ArtWalk in downtown Abilene.

The signing will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the store at 326 Cypress St., next to the Paramount Theatre.

Copies of the book are available at Texas Star Trading Company, online at www.acu.edu/centennial/merchandise.html or at ACU's Campus Store in the McGlothlin Campus Center. Buyers of the book online or at The Campus Store save $10 off the $49.99 regular price through Dec. 20.

"For anyone associated with Abilene Christian University, this book will come as a fond remembrance as well as a candid and perceptive look at a treasured institution and the people who created it," said Dr. Ron Tyler, professor of history at the University of Texas, former director of the Texas State Historical Association and former curator of history and assistant director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. "High points as well as low are included in a beautiful and well-written package. Unlike many institutional histories, this one pulses with the lifeblood from the founders to those who continue to nurture the university today."

"If there's been a more impressive university history ever published, I confess that I haven't seen it," said Glenn Dromgoole, editor of Texas Reads in the Abilene Reporter-News. "This is a remarkable book."

Hadfield is director of creative services at ACU and editor of ACU Today magazine.

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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