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New position focuses on innovative teaching in 21st century classroom

Abilene Christian University continues its commitment to provide innovative teaching and learning in its classrooms with a newly created position designed to focus on teaching. Dr. William Rankin, associate professor of English and co-director of ACU’s Connected mobile-learning Initiative has been named as the university’s first director of educational innovation. {{more}} “Dr. Bill Rankin brings…

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ACU names new alumni director

Larry Musick, ACU alumni and senior director of marketing at Lipscomb University, will become Abilene Christian’s new director of Alumni Relations, effective March 2, 2009. “We are excited to have Larry to lead our alumni relations program,” said Dr. John Tyson, vice president for development. “He brings a wealth of experience and a natural ability…

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ACU recognizes alumnus for innovative school leadership

Each year, Abilene Christian University celebrates excellence in education by naming an alumnus of the Department of Education as the Morlan Medal Award winner. This year, Dr. Marcus Nelson, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in the Judson Independent School District, will be honored.{{more}} Nelson, who has been recognized by numerous media outlets for his…

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ACU chair installed as president-elect of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family

Dr. Jackie Halstead, assistant professor and chair of marriage and family therapy at ACU, was recently installed as president-elect of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a state professional organization. {{more}}”Dr. Halstead’s appointment is a significant milestone,” said Dr. Jack Reese, professor of ministry and dean of the College of Biblical Studies. “It…

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ACU remembers longtime employee and friend

Walter Burch, minister and longtime employee of Abilene Christian University, passed away in Mission Hills, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2009, after a brief illness. He was 81. {{more}} Burch served ACU as director of publicity , journalism instructor , director of development and campaign manager/consultant . He also was a consultant for ACU in the…

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McMurry University to host Sikes-Melugin Lectureship

ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University alumnus and noted theologian Dr. Gene Tucker will be the featured speaker for the 2009 Sikes-Melugin Lectures in Religious Studies at McMurry University. The lectures are open to the public free of charge.{{more}}Dr. Tucker will be giving the following presentations: Monday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Furr Welcome…

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Abilene, Texas February 24, 2009 – The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has awarded a $50,000 one-year grant to Alliance for Women and Children to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the eighth year that the program has received Avon Foundation funding to support its work on…

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Spring Break @ your Library

Spring Break is almost here, and each location of your Abilene Public Library has great programs for all ages to enjoy while school is out. You can bring your kids to either the Main Library or the South Branch at 3 p.m. each day for a special family storytime just for them. These storytimes help…

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