Category Archives: Hardin-Simmons University

JEWISH HISTORY, BEAUTY CELEBRATED

  By LORETTA FULTON Saturday, Oct. 27, was an ugly day. Eleven people who were worshipping at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue were murdered by a gunman whose hatred of Jews suddenly turned deadly. In Abilene, far from Pittsburgh, there were reminders that total strangers mourned alongside the loved ones of the victims and other Jews in Pittsburgh. Paul Cornelius,

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CEDAR: TOUGH BUT REWARDING

By LORETTA FULTON A two-week gathering of people from all over the world in Abilene last summer carried the cumberson title, Communities Engaging with Difference And Religion. Thankfully, it was shortened to its acronym, CEDAR. Still, one participant, Kelvin Kelley, associate professor of theology and coordinator of student diverstiy programs at Hardin-Simmons University, kept asking himself a question throughout the

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HSU HOSTS CORNERSTONE LECTURES

By GRACE MITCHELL Hardin-Simmons University Dr. Scott Sharman, senior pastor at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson, will be guest speaker for the Cornerstone Lecture Series Tuesday-Thursday at Hardin-Simmons University. Sharman has served as the pastor of Alsbury Baptist Church since it started meeting in 1994. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University, a master’s from Southwestern Seminary and a

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HSU HONORS ITS BARRIER BREAKERS

By LORETTA FULTON At 105, Virginia Connally’s still got it–wit, intellect, grace, elegance. Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, added another first to her lengthy list of firsts Sept. 6. when she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the James B. Simmons Award given by Hardin-Simmons University. The dinner was all class–starting with Connally and family members arriving at the

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SIMMONS, CONNALLY HONORED AT HSU

Thursday, Sept. 6, will be a big day at Hardin-Simmons University as new students are officially welcomed at fall convocation in the morning and the university’s oldest living graduate is honored that night. Fall convocation will begin at 9 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium. Guest speaker will be Michael Evans, Sr., pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Chgurch in Mansfield and president of

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STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

    McMurry University students stain a picnic table, left, and work in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church garden as part of a day of community service prior to school starting. Classes started Aug. 27 at all three of Abilene’s church-affiliated universities. As part of orientation week at each school, new students took part in community projects. Photos by Loretta

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