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Spring Break focuses on academics, missions

A number of groups of Abilene Christian University students and faculty, and some alumni, devoted their Spring Break week March 9-15 to travel for academic experiences, often with missions opportunities. Several shared their experiences and images with us. Dr. Tom Lee, professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Biology, took his General Mammalogy class to the Big … Continued

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

ACU Remembers: Dr. Clyde Austin

Dr. Clyde Neal Austin (’53), the Robert and Mary Ann Hall Chair and professor emeritus of psychology at Abilene Christian University, died March 7, 2014, in Abilene following an illness. The renowned expert on the study of cross-cultural re-entry was 82 years old. A memorial service will be held April 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Abilene’s University Church … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dr. Roger Gee

Dr. Roger D. Gee (’53), who had two distinguished careers in education – in public schools and at Abilene Christian University – died Jan. 26, 2014, in Abilene at age 81. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in Abilene at Hillcrest Church of Christ, with a private burial afterward at Texas State … Continued

ACU Remembers: Bill Woodhouse

Bobby Morrow (’58) has deservedly received accolades too numerous to count for his performances on the track at Abilene Christian University in the 1950s. But he ran with other talented Wildcats on the multiple world record relay teams that made headlines. One of them was Bill Woodhouse (’59), who died yesterday at age 77 in … Continued

10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

ACU provost Dr. Robert Rhodes joined the administration at the start of the 2012-13 school year following a 17-year career at New Mexico State University as associate dean for students and programs in NMSU’s College of Education. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. … Continued

10 Questions with researcher Dr. Curt Niccum

Just 150 miles east of Abilene, one of the largest exhibits of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever assembled is available for viewing through Jan. 13 at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, includes original scrolls with texts from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, the Psalms, Isaiah and … Continued

ACU Remembers: Leon Reese

Civic and church leader Wyllis Leon Reese (’41), who was inducted to the Abilene Christian University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, died June 28 at age 92. His memorial service was yesterday in Abilene. Long after his own athletics exploits were over as an Abilene Christian University basketball star – he pioneered the one-hand … Continued

10 Questions with graphic designer Jeff Rogers

[youtube LqMBQwt_f9E] Graphic designer Jeff Rogers (’02) was recently featured in a national TV commercial for McDonald’s. In it, his handmade typography was the centerpiece of a creative concept by ad agency DDB Chicago. Rogers also contributed to graphics on a website and a print ad. Rogers began his own design company in 2010 after … Continued

ACU Remembers: Dee Nutt

Dee Nutt (’50), a legendary figure in the history of men’s basketball at Abilene Christian University, died yesterday in Tyler, Texas at age 84. A standout player for the Wildcats, he led his team in scoring three straight years (1947-48, 1948-49 and 1949-50), and to the Texas Conference championship each of the four years he … Continued