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Rare football game reboot set for Sunday

It takes a lot to postpone a scheduled college football game. For the first time Saturday in 57 years, the Abilene Christian University Wildcats did not play as intended, with record-breaking rainfall and flood warnings as the culprits. A two-day downpour in Central Texas has dumped upwards of 20 inches of rain in places such as Corsicana. … Continued

10 Questions with Broadway actor Ben Jeffrey

One of Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished young graduates is Ben Jeffrey (’06), who has played Pumbaa in Broadway’s The Lion King since 2010. Jeffrey will be performing a one-man show, 1,700 Miles to Broadway, on Nov. 10, as the fall semester Lights Up! event to raise funds for the Department of Theatre. What can someone in the … Continued

Religion and diplomacy do mix, Casey explains

It’s not often a career theologian finds work in the U.S. State Department, much less credits former Abilene Christian University professors for inspiration, but Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) is not the typical government employee. On leave from his academic post at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Optimist sportswriter works for John Kerry in the State Department’s … Continued

April Anthony honored by health executives

Former Abilene Christian University trustee April (Bullock ’89) Anthony continues to earn accolades for her business success and leadership. The Dallas resident recently received the sixth annual Innovator Award from the Healthcare Leaders Conference, an event attended by the top venture and private equity investors and CEOs from healthcare services and health information technology sectors. It “recognizes outstanding operating executives, who as CEOs have … Continued

Browning twins reined supreme for 47 years

ACU Today Spring-Summer 2015 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas When freelance photographer Jeremy Enlow arrived in Lamesa, Texas, to shoot images of two famous girls’ volleyball coaches for ACU Today magazine last fall, fans in Follis Gymnasium treated him like royalty. The word on the streets of the West Texas town was not … Continued

Students have the chops to back Temptations

When the legendary Temptations perform a concert Sunday night in the Abilene Civic Center, its horn section will be powered by a considerably younger set of musicians, all of them Wildcats and most young enough to be Otis Williams’ grandkids. Time stands still for no one, even Williams, now 73 and the only original member of the group … Continued

The Bookcase: The God Who Saves

The God Who Saves presents the powerful story, woven throughout the diverse texts of the Old Testament, of a God who is urgently and passionately in love, not just with Israel, but with all of God’s creatures, especially the poor and powerless. For the beginning university student, this textbook is an engaging and accessible encounter with … Continued

Abilene A to Z books to help needy children

A new children’s publication from Abilene Christian University Press is designed to acquaint youngsters with Abilene history and culture, and for a limited time, you can contribute to help put books in the hands of several hundred local kids from low-income families. Abilene A to Z is co-authored by Glenn Dromgoole and Jay Moore (’94), two local writers who may … Continued

Room at the Inn: Abilene hotels are booming

More than one friendly joke about Our Fair City has been cracked during weeks like this, when the 109th annual pilgrimage of sorts takes place to the four-day Summit (or Lectureship, depending on your vintage). It’s that time again, when large numbers of people arrive from across the nation and around the world, drawn to “Little Jerusalem” or … Continued

Nike swooshes into town for ACU partnership

Branding in intercollegiate athletics can be a two-way street, Lee De Leon inferred this morning in announcing that Abilene Christian University has signed a five-year athletics footwear, apparel and equipment contract with Nike, only the fifth Texas university to partner with the famous Swoosh. Clearly, that proverbial street runs along Ambler Avenue and Judge Ely Boulevard, … Continued