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THE BROWN LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Voices of Hope


First Lady Laura Bush – recently named Texan of the Year by The Dallas Morning News – will be the keynote speaker at the Brown Library’s spring fundraiser March 28. The event, Voices of Hope: An Evening with Mrs. Laura Bush, will be moderated by best-selling author Max Lucado (’77).

Click here to learn more.

Anonymous donor makes printing suite possible


The Maker Lab built a new 3D printing suite over the holidays, thanks to an anonymous year-end donation. The five new FormLabs resin printers and finishing stations will increase 3D printing capacity and quality for ACU students, faculty and staff.

Click here to learn more about the anonymous gift and printing suite.

Rev. Dr. Jorgen Boytler to speak at Chapel on the Hill


Please join us for a CHARIS lecture from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Chapel on the Hill in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. Boytler will explore the topic, “Restoring the Ancient Ecclesia: The Moravians' 500-Year History of Faithfulness.”

Click here to learn more about this event.

Waynai Bible travels back to ACU


The restored Waynai Bible returned to campus Dec. 20 after being featured in a traveling exhibit called “Passages” in Colorado and its inclusion in an exhibition in Germany honoring the Reformation, part of the Museum of the Bible’s “This is Our Book” exhibit.

Click here to learn more about the restored Waynai Bible.

Make-a-thon becomes tradition


On Dec. 1, the Maker Lab partnered with the the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association to host their second annual Make-a-thon, an event that adapts toys for children with disabilities. This year’s event included a website providing instructions on how to adapt the toys, allowing makers to select the toy they wanted to adapt and complete modifications at their own pace with step-by-step instructions.

Click here to read The Optimist’s coverage of the event, written by Allison Harrell.

Blog series authored by student employees


In conjunction with our recent online and in-house exhibit, “The book will be preaching after you and I have gone home”: Marshall Keeble’s Print Legacy, Special Collections and Archives student employees Sandrine Ingabire, Jeaniece Silas and Sarah Dillinger were tasked to research and write short notes as part of a blog series on the lives of some of the men Keeble mentored. Their work focused specifically on the “Fellow Workers” pictured in Biography and Sermons of Marshall Keeble, Evangelist.

Click here to read more about their research.

Library staff news


Congratulations to administrative coordinator Penny Ruot (pictured, left), who celebrates 10 years on our staff.

Congratulations to our budget assistant, Jan Bower (center), who retired after 15 years of service to Brown Library.

We are excited to introduce our new budget assistant, Wei Ji (right).

Read more library staff news.

Margaret and Herman Brown Library
ACU Box 29208
Abilene, Texas 79699-9208
325-674-2340

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