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10 Questions with Dr. Charles Ivey

One of those with a keen interest in this week’s physics conference hosted by Abilene Christian University is Dr. Charles Ivey (’65), professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Physics from 1969-81. He built a program of distinction in physics at Abilene Christian by hiring talented faculty members and securing grants that helped provide research opportunities for … Continued

Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

Scouts from National Football League teams know Abilene is more than a place to stop for barbeque, steak and breakfast burritos. In recent years, it’s become a place to shop for future pro players on display at the Wildcats’ annual Pro Day at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility. The latest crop participated yesterday, with 11 … Continued

Casey featured in ‘Religion & Politics’ profile

As a career theologian, Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) has always answered to a higher power. These days he also finds himself influencing United States diplomacy in the nation’s capital as the only Abilene Christian University graduate working in the State Department for Secretary of State John Kerry. His office has a view of the Washington … Continued

Atchley, Minick, Shedd named to ACU board

Abilene Christian University announces the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees: Bill Minick (’82) of Dallas, Rick Atchley (’78) of North Richland Hills and Marelyn B. Shedd of Abilene. Bill Minick is president of PartnerSource, the largest consulting firm on alternatives to workers’ compensation. He graduated summa cum laude from ACU in … Continued

Hahn co-chairs National Prayer Breakfast

One of the highlights of the political career of U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (’74) was realized Feb. 6 when she co-chaired the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. A California congresswoman, Hahn was co-chair with U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas. She introduced President Barack Obama to the audience, and led the closing … Continued

10 Questions with David Ramsey from Sochi

The latest most Excellent Adventure of David Ramsey (’81) will end Feb. 23 when the XXII Olympic Winter Games conclude. An award-winning sportswriter for The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colo., he is covering his fourth Olympic Games, this time in Sochi, Russia. He writes about professional and collegiate sports in and around Colorado Springs, the home of … Continued

Globetrotters still deliver, after all these years

Last night, the Harlem Globetrotters made their 33rd appearance in Abilene since 1952 including their 10th in ACU’s Moody Coliseum, where their basketball schtick showed new inspiration but seemingly never grows old with fans of all ages. Their New Rules Tour gives fans an opportunity to vote online for variations on the game, including Make … Continued

Atchley, Browns honored for selfless service

Laughter and tears were shared Sunday afternoon when Abilene Christian University honored its most recent major alumni award winners in an Alumni Day Luncheon in the Teague Special Events Center. Rick Atchley (’78), minister of the Word at The Hills Church of Christ in the Fort Worth area, was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus … Continued

Angel in the Outfield as baseball season begins

You can tell it’s spring again – or at least it’s not far away – by the sound of baseball at Crutcher Scott Field at Abilene Christian University. ACU wraps up its season-opening series with Arlington Baptist College this afternoon with a game at 1 p.m. A familiar voice is missing, however, but not reminders … Continued

Landmark gifts shaped by roots, relationships

It’s Valentine’s Day 2014 on the Hill, where some selfless people are putting their money where their hearts are. In all the excitement of today’s announcement of the largest single gift ($30 million) and largest collection of gifts ($55 million) ever made at one time in Abilene Christian University’s history, we should not lose sight … Continued