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Madagascar presidential elections offer hope

A lot has transpired on the island nation of Madagascar since 2008. That’s when 24 students in the Madagascar Presidential Scholars Program graduated from Abilene Christian University, anticipating roles in the government Marc Ravalomanana had formed in 2002 to lead their homeland to brighter days, or to use his considerable influence to secure careers in the private … Continued

Lady CRU contest seeks difference-makers

Darbie Angell (’03), founder of CRU Dinnerware, is the epitome of a woman using her talents to make a real difference in the world. The Georgetown native, whose passion for art was kindled at ACU, launched her company in 2008 when she was put on bed rest during a difficult pregnancy. In the five years … Continued

Scott, Montgomery united on NFL's Ravens

The two top running backs in Abilene Christian University history are now both members of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, although one wears a headset and the other, a helmet and shoulder pads. The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens announced today the signing of Bernard Scott (’08), who was released earlier this … Continued

Tyson inaugurated as Rochester president

Presidential inaugurations, especially for colleges and universities, are mostly solemn events. Former ACU development vice president Dr. John Tyson (’81) became Rochester (Mich.) College’s ninth president Oct. 10 in ceremonies at the Rochester Church of Christ. ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money (’64) was one of the guest speakers. Tyson is the fourth Abilene Christian graduate selected as president of Rochester College. … Continued

Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. The artist, a longtime professor of art and design … Continued

Kirby's CHS video is finalist in GMA contest

Students at Cooper High School in Abilene let out a “roar” that has been heard across the nation, and Deborah (Talley ’09) Kirby, a graduate of Abilene Christian University’s Department of Teacher Education, was roaring right along with them. The students created a video that was named one of five finalists in a “Good Morning … Continued

Landscape crew inherited Sheriff's green thumb

Abilene Christian University students chipped in to buy groundskeeper Jim S. “Sheriff” Burgess a suit of clothes for his 80th birthday in 1956. When he retired in 1960 at age 84, they gave him a rocking chair, a hat and a double-barrel shotgun. The Sheriff was that beloved on campus, having planted trees and nurtured flowerbeds, served … Continued

ACU Remembers: Altus “Al” Scott

Abilene Christian University baseball benefactor Altus “Al” Victor Scott (’61) died Oct. 6 at age 75 in Abilene. His memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at University Church of Christ with Dr. Gary McCaleb officiating. Burial is at Elmwood Memorial Park following the service. A visitation will be held tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall-Benton Funeral … Continued

A conversation with Dr. Carlos Stroud

Dr. Carlos Stroud, professor at the Institute of Optics and Department of Physics at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), met with students at Abilene Christian University this October. Stroud is a world-renowned leader in the fields of quantum optics and laser science. He also is a distinguished traveling lecturer for the Division of Laser Science … Continued

Catch Wildcat football in Frisco Saturday

Alumni and other fans of Abilene Christian University have had an opportunity three of the last four years to watch the Wildcats play football in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This Saturday, the team will be in Frisco (north of Dallas) to host Tarleton State University at 4 p.m. CST. The game will be played in … Continued