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Dr. John's 9/11 advice ‘In Times Such as These’

For the Winter 2002 issue of ACU Today magazine, we asked Abilene Christian University alumni from various walks of life to reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 – 9/11, as it had come to be known. We called our cover story “Living in Our Brave New World.” One wrote about the ministerial work of members … Continued

West leads former Wildcats in NFL, CFL

The National Football League is the land of opportunity each season for several former Abilene Christian University football standouts, and when his proverbial moment in the sun arrived last year, Charcandrick West (’14) literally took the ball and ran with it. No one player on the 2015 Chiefs’ roster could have been expected to replace veteran Jamaal Charles when he … Continued

Willis, others making waves in science world

Writing feature stories in ACU Today magazine does not always require taking a short course in quantum physics, but with “Making Waves,” we came close. Writer Sarah Carlson (’06) was a good sport about tackling this feature in the newest issue, which involved tracking down globetrotting Dr. Josh Willis (’97) and putting into layman’s terms a bit of … Continued

At Dillard Hall, community is center

Abilene Christian University celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes. More than 180 sophomore women have moved into Dillard Hall’s apartments, which contain a living space, bedroom and kitchen for two to four students. The facility … Continued

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Rio

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad – also known as the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – are the fourth such assignment for sportswriter David Ramsey (’81), an award-winning journalism graduate of Abilene Christian University. A columnist for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado … Continued

Tim Bright, ACU's most versatile Olympian

Of the dozens of current or former Abilene Christian University athletes to make an Olympic team in the past 60 years, two stand alone in terms of longevity. Tim Bright (’83) and Delloreen Ennis (’99) each competed in three Olympics – Bright in 1984, 1988 and 1992 for the United States and Ennis in 2000, 2004 and 2008 for … Continued

Alum finds kidney donor with heart for helping

Abel Alvarez (’82), the Abilene Christian University trustee profiled in this earlier blog post, is scheduled for a life-saving kidney transplant Friday, July 1, in San Antonio. His successful search for a donor was boosted when the parent of an ACU student read our March 2 post about Alvarez’ need for someone with two healthy … Continued

Astros walk-off a win on ACU night in Houston

About 150 alumni and other fans of Abilene Christian University were on hand to cheer Tuesday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park as the hometown Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2, thanks to a walk-off home run by shortstop Carlos Correa. ACU crowds must be lucky charms for home teams; a June 7 game saw the Texas Rangers beat the … Continued

Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball … Continued

Remembering the fallen: An ACU story

World War II remains the deadliest conflict in military history in terms of lives lost in combat. Few American lives were untouched in some way, and the Abilene Christian University community was no exception. The mood of the campus, and its demographics, shifted as male faculty members and students went off to war. Gold stars – representing students, … Continued