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COVID Brings Unlikely Opportunity for ACU Student

By LORETTA FULTON Not many people can cite something good from the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Elizabeth Miller is an exception. She, like everyone else, would rather the pandemic had never occurred. But it did. And with it came the cancelation of many in-person events. Once that started happening, the word “Zoom” zipped into our vocabulary.

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ACU Presents Virtual ‘Rejoice And Be Glad’ Vespers Service

‘REJOICE AND BE GLAD’What: ACU Department of Music’s Christmas Vespers program, “Rejoice and Be Glad”When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 Access: ACU Department of Music Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ACUMusic/The 53-minute performance will remain on the page indefinitely for future viewingDetails: Christmas Vespers consists of music and readings of scripture, poetry, and prayer By LORETTA FULTON Among the many challenges of putting together

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ACU Offering Free Marriage And Family Counseling During Pandemic

ACU NEWS RELEASEWendy KilmerDirector of Communications and Media Relations The Department of Marriage and Family Studies at Abilene Christian University is offering free counseling sessions for couples and families to address the stress experienced during the pandemic, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene. “We are concerned that rates of domestic violence, substance use, and mental health

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ACU Summit 2020 a Virtual Success

ACU SUMMIT—IT’S A WRAP* Theme for the 114th Summit was “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Bridging the Divides.” Thirteen interactive digital guidebooks were created to supplement each Pathway. Those guidebooks, with links to videos, can be used as a resource for church and Sunday School curriculum planners. The free guidebooks can be accessed at http://www.acusummit.org* Summit 2020 was in an all-virtual

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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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