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HPU Hosts 38th Annual Community Thanksgiving FeastArea residents and visitors are invited to the 38th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University, scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at HPU’s Mabee University Center, located at 1219 Fisk Street in Brownwood. North Lake Community Church in May will

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ACU and McMurry Show Enrollment Increases; HSU Down

By LORETTA FULTON McMurry and Abilene Christian universities both saw enrollment increases for fall 2022, while Hardin-Simmons University recorded its third consecutive enrollment drop.  ACU, affiliated with the Churches of Christ, hit a record high for the fifth consecutive year. Total enrollment for fall 2022 is 5,731 students. The university saw increases in all key areas: undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment

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Colleges Open With Praise and Ritual

By LORETTA FULTON “You Are Here for a Reason.” That was the title of a message from McMurry University Chaplain Marty CashBurless during the opening chapel service, but it could easily have been the theme for similar ceremonies at Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian universities, as well. All three of Abilene’s universities opened the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 29. ACU

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From Jay Moore: ‘Hardin and Simmons…Nah, Too Hard to Say’

View Post Jay Moore’s newest book, “Abilene Daily: Snapshots of Home,” contains one or morevignettes from Abilene’s history for each day of the year. Periodically, stories with some connection–however loose–to Abilene’s religious life will be featured in Spirit of Abilene. The book can be purchased at Texas Star Trading Co., 174 Cypress St. www.texasstartrading.com or call 325-672-9696. Books are $27.50. Following is

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Worship Services Will Welcome Students at ACU, HSU, and McM

By LORETTA FULTON New faces and new surroundings will greet students as they gather for their first worship services at Abilene’s three universities the week of Aug. 29. Classes begin Monday at Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and McMurry universities. All three are church-affiliated and have regularly scheduled chapel services.  At ACU, which is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, students will

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HSU Honors Distinguished Alumni

Frances Renfroe, a 1960 Hardin-Simmons University graduate and former HSU math professor, is the 2022 recipient of the John J. Keeter Alumni Service Award. The Keeter Award and Distinguished Alumni recipients recently were announced by HSU. Renfroe taught in public schools in Rochelle and San Angelo for 32 years before returning to HSU in 1992 as a math professor. She

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HSU Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Carol Hall

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITYNews Release On May 13, 2022 Hardin-Simmons University celebrated its spring commencement with a morning and afternoon ceremony. During the morning ceremony, an honorary doctorate was conferred upon Mrs. Carol Hall, the former first lady of HSU. The Doctor of Humane Letters is an honorary degree awarded to individuals associated with HSU who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian and

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HSU Students Set For Kenya Mission

Hardin-Simmons University news release From April 23 to May 7, the Hardin-Simmons University physician assistant, physical therapy, and nursing programs are going on a joint medical mission trip to Kajiado, Kenya. We are looking to secure funds for needed medical equipment while we show God’s love through service! Will you partner with us to help provide needed medical supplies? Hardin-Simmons

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