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McMurry Offers Aerobics

ABILENE, Texas – Open-to-the-public Group Exercises classes at McMurry University begin August 25 ## M: Read More ## and continue throughout the fall semester. Participants may choose from a variety of time schedules and classes including Yoga, Core Training, Low Impact Aerobics, Salsa Aerobics, and Country Western Swing. All classes are held in Room 200…

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Memory Walk

Nelson Park in Abilene to be gathering place of Memory Walk ChampionsAbilene, TX – August 20, 2008 — On Saturday, September 20 ## M: Read More ## Nelson Park will host more than 500 Walkers determined to move forward the cause of Alzheimer’s care and support for those dealing with the affects of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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ACU appoints first faculty-in-residence

ACU appoints first faculty-in-residence to advance 21st Century Vision {{more}}The Abilene Christian University Provost Office, in conjunction with the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning, has named three faculty-in-residence for the 2008-09 school year. These three faculty members will lead the first of ACU’s 21st century initiatives. “Having faculty of this caliber leading initiatives in…

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West Texas Book and Music Festival

The 8th annual West Texas Book & Music Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library, is nearly upon us. The expanded Festival will be September 22-27 in downtown Abilene, at various locations, but primarily at either the Abilene Public Library or the Abilene Civic Center. A new program this year will be…

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Hispanic Heritage at your Library

September 16 through October 16 is Hispanic Heritage Month @ Abilene Public Library. {{more}} The theme for this year is Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation. This year, our cultural programs focus on the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico…

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Downtown Dayz

Abilene Public Library is joining the rest of downtown in the monthly ‘Downtown Dayz’ celebrations on the second Saturday. During September, the library will host two programs for the entire family. {{more}} At 11 a.m. Joy Harsh from the Abilene Zoo will be displaying a finny, furry or feathered friend from the Zoo. She’ll explain…

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ACU Opening Ceremony

ACU Opening Ceremony invites students to “serve, serve and serve again” Abilene Christian University students were welcomed back to the university by 1954 alumnus Dr. Jack Scott, the California state senator who was recently named the 14th chancellor of the California state community college system. {{more}} He spoke at ACU’s 103rd Opening Day Ceremonies in…

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McMurry University’s Dr. Rob Sledge

McMurry University’s Dr. Rob Sledge honored by Alpha Chi National Honor Society ABILENE, Texas – Dr. Rob Sledge, historian-in-residence and professor emeritus at McMurry University, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Alpha Chi Distinguished Alumnus Award. {{more}} Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society. Since 1922 its purpose has been to promote academic…

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Re-thinking, Re-shaping and Re-evaluation Re-entry

RE-THINKING, RE-SHAPING, & RE-EVALUATING RE-ENTRYFOXO is recognized as a local and national prolific training organization. The essence of our training resonates from a multi-disciplinary perspective. FOXO’s effective processes builds on the wholistic system approach that understands that individuals operate within a complex network of individual, family and community. {{more}} Successful initiatives must be designed to…

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Next Grace ‘Wee Wednesday’

Next Grace ‘Wee Wednesday’ set for September 10 Abilene, TX – The Grace Museum’s next Wee Wednesday program kicks off at 9:30 a.m. September 10, and all toddlers age 12- to 24- months are invited. {{more}} Wee Wednesday is a Grace program that includes a fun time of songs, games, sign language videos and more.…

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