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ACU Faculty Member Named Chair of State Board of Examiners

ACU News ReleaseWendy Kilmer Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates marriage and family therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of the

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Local Universities show increasing denominational diversity

By LORETTA FULTON In March 2019, Bishop Michael Sis of the Catholic Diocese of San Angelo conducted Ash Wednesday services at all three of Abilene’s universities–and no one did a double-take. All three universities are affiliated with a denomination, but none has a Catholic connection. The campuses are affiliated with the Church of Christ (Abilene Christian), Baptist (Hardin-Simmons) and United

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NEH Grant Aids ACU-led International Biblical Study Team

By LORETTA FULTON An international team of scholars led by Abilene Christian University religion professor Dr. Curt Niccum has scored a major win for ACU. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded the team a $300,000 grant to produce print and digital editions of Old Testament books in Ge’ez, the ancient language of Ethiopia. Megan Roth, executive director of

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Usual and Not-so-Usual Chapel Services Greet Students

By LORETTA FULTON Praise music, scripture reading, prayers, homilies–and a dash of COVID-19 humor–greeted Abilene university students this week as they returned to campus after an extra long spring break that morphed into summer. Like most colleges nationwide, Abilene’s three universities shut down on-campus classes after spring break due to the COVID pandemic. Classes were held online for the remainder

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‘Color of Compromise’ Author coming to ACU

Jemar Tisby, an author, speaker, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, will be guest speaker for the 2021 Don Williams & Royce Money Distinguished Lecture Series at Abilene Christian University Feb. 10-11, 2021. The series is hosted by The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action at ACU. Tisby holds a bachelor’s degree from the University

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New Abilene African-American Council of Leaders Declares ‘Hatred Will Not Find A Home Here’

By LORETTA FULTON “Racism is a sin. It is a sin against God.” With those strong words, Kelvin Kelley set the tone for a press conference announcing the formation of the Abilene African-American Council of Leaders. The press conference was held Monday at North Second and Mulberry streets in front of Station 1 Venue, a former fire station that has

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Jogging With Ahmaud Arbery

By STEVEN T. MOORE Moving down Freedom Laneblack naked feet protected inside white Nike AirI keep trying to fly yet can’tas each foot rises and falls pounding the pavement belowon this cool evening with the naughtywind tickling against my legs and necka few birds cooingmoon jumping in the skyrefusing to be ignored. I see Wanted signshanging on every lampposton both sides of

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ACU’s Summer Seminar Moving Online

Registration URL: https://summerseminar2020.eventbrite.com/Event page URL: https://www.siburtinstitute.org/event/2020/7/30/summer-seminarCost: Free. Attendees must register to receive a link to the webinar. The annual Summer Seminar at Abilene Christian University is moving online this year as a precaution against spread of COVID-19. Online registration is open now for the July 30 event. The seminar will be streamed 9 a.m. to noon one day only, Thursday, July 30. The

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