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Friends honor 'Doc' through scholarship​

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) … Continued

Gilbreth’s MLB career celebrated in new issue

A new MLB season begins in earnest today but a special one in the life of Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) is celebrated in the Winter-Spring 2017 issue of ACU Today magazine. “A Tiger in My Hometown” is my recollection of a trip last June to Detroit with Gilbreth and Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64), vice president of … Continued

Angels and Demons: Clothed in righteousness

For two-and-a-half hours on a recent Saturday, Mike McConathy was the worst dressed man in college basketball. The men’s head coach of Northwestern State University had arrived at Moody Coliseum decked out smartly in a gray sport coat with crossing purple stripes, black slacks and a dark mock turtleneck. But just before his team tipped … Continued

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and … Continued

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll … Continued

‘Owning Faith’ tackles issues of teen spirituality

Youth may grow up in the church, going to Sunday school or mid-week youth groups, but getting teenagers to keep growing their faith beyond adolescence is a challenge youth ministers continually face. Addressing the challenge, five alumni and two professors contributed to Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith of … Continued

Super Man: Gabriel soars to NFL stardom

The straightest line between the points of Mesquite, Texas, and NRG Stadium in Houston is 250 miles. Taylor Gabriel (’15) took the scenic route. Barely three years since completing his record-setting career at Abilene Christian University, Gabriel will be the latest Wildcat player to reach the Super Bowl when his Atlanta Falcons take on the … Continued

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://blogs.acu.edu/acutoday ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying … Continued

Pit Stop: ACU returns to Lobos’ hoops haven

Dr. David Wray (’67) didn’t score the most famous two points in the history of the University of New Mexico’s legendary basketball arena known as The Pit. That distinction belongs, now and forever, to Lorenzo Charles whose unintentional alley oop dunk at the buzzer led North Carolina State University and fiery coach Jim Valvano to … Continued

So long Shotwell: Mud, sweat and tears

EDITOR’S NOTE: This Saturday at 6 p.m., Abilene Christian University will play its last home football game at Shotwell Stadium. The historic venue will carry on as the place where Abilene and Abilene Cooper high schools play, but next fall ACU moves into new Wildcat Stadium for its first season of on-campus football in more than 50 years.  … Continued