Tag Archives: Hardin-Simmons University

Working at Love & Care Ministries a Learning Experience for HSU Freshman

Editor’s Note: Everyday Ministry is an occasional feature of Spirit of Abilene, highlighting people who weave ministry into their everyday lives. If you know someone you would like to see featured, email editor@spiritofabilene.com with the name, contact information and a brief description of the person’s ministry. By LORETTA FULTON Life is filled with learning right now for Peyten Castillo. The

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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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Meredith Stone Selected to Lead National Baptist Organization

By LORETTA FULTON Former Logsdon Seminary professor and administrator, Meredith Stone, is the new executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, a national organization. Stone and her husband, James, also a former Logsdon administrator, will remain in Abilene. The new position is effective Aug. 24. Stone will become the third executive director of BWIM in its 37-year history. She follows

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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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ACU Adds Baptist Studies Center

ACU NEWS RELEASEEmerald Cassidy To help fill a void created by the closing of another seminary in its home city, Abilene Christian University is creating a Baptist Studies Center (BSC) in its Graduate School of Theology (GST). Dr. Myles Werntz has been named the founding director of the new center. He currently serves as the T.B. Maston Chair of Christian

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Student Voices Lifted in Protest And Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON The voices sometimes were loud, sometimes plaintive, sometimes pleading, sometimes angry, all from students, faculty, and associates of Abilene’s three church-affiliated universities. They joined the chorus of other voices across Abilene and the nation that have spoken in the same tones in recent days. All were spoken in the aftermath of the latest incident of police brutality

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HEALTHCARE STUDENTS PROVIDING AID

By LORETTA FULTON Second-semester students in the physician assistant program at Hardin-Simmons University were all set for a mission trip to Peru at the end of April when their plans were abruptly halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The students were disappointed but quickly regrouped and turned their attention to people in need in Abilene or wherever the students are

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UNIVERSITIES EXTEND SPRING BREAK DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian universities announded March 12 that spring break has been extended due to the threat of the coronavirus. Both universities were set to resume classes on Monday, March 16, but have extended the days off. Following are announcements from both universities: HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY A plan has been formulated for Hardin-Simmons University that would allow us to protect

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