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THE BROWN LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Save the date – Voices of Hope


We are excited to share that the Friends of the ACU Library will host Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-09), at its annual banquet, March 28, 2019. The special event, “Voices of Hope: An Evening with Laura Bush,” held at 6 p.m. on ACU’s campus, will be moderated by best-selling author and ACU alumnus Max Lucado (’77). Tickets go on sale in January!

Learn more about “An Evening with Laura Bush.”

Waynai Bible returns to ACU in December


The Waynai Bible, donated to ACU in 1956 and on exhibit in Brown Library for 57 years, will return to the university in December for a yearlong stay. It has been on loan to the Museum of the Bible (Washington, D.C.) since April 2013.

Learn more about the Waynai Bible.

Reading Commons celebration


ACU welcomed Ray Hansen (’53) to campus to celebrate the dedication of the Nancy and Ray Hansen Reading Commons with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 2. Many of Hansen’s colleagues, friends and family joined the special dedication.

Learn more about the celebration and watch the Optimist video by Amber Chavez.

New exhibit highlights historical dolls


A new exhibit celebrates the recent gift of the late Nancy (Waters ’53) Hansen’s treasured collection of historical dolls manufactured by the famous Alexander Doll Company.

The dolls on display, from the First Lady Collection, feature the inaugural gowns worn by the First Ladies of the United States.

The collection, located on the second floor of the library (near the CORE Classroom), is exhibited in her honor for the grand opening of the Nancy and Ray Hansen Reading Commons.

Read more about the new exhibit.

Maker Lab hosts woodworking workshop


The Maker Lab hosted a six-hour workshop Nov. 10 led by digital design specialist Chai Green (M.Div. ’10). Participants learned to build an easy-to-play three-string instrument called a strum stick, while learning to use a laser cutter, CNC router and woodworking tools.

Learn more about the strum stick workshop.

A spooktacular time had by all


Thirty-one students, faculty and special guests read from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Halloween for Cover2Cover in the Reading Commons.

“The most satisfying part of the event was the clear sense of joy from our readers and audience members,” said Dr. Todd Womble (’08), assistant professor of language and literature. “I’m thrilled that our Cover2Cover event was an avenue through which so many people on campus were able to rediscover the special joy that is unique to reading literature.”

Read more about Cover2Cover.

Pictured above: Shan (Pamplin ’86) Martinez, Director of Technical Services

Library staff news


Congratulations to Amos Gutierrez, our new learning technologist in the Innovation Foundry. Gutierrez will serve as ACU’s Adobe Ambassador, leading outreach to campus for utilization of Adobe’s creative tools.

Read more library staff news.

Faculty Lunch Session


The Adams Center is offering a lunch opportunity to learn about a current 20/20 Teaching Innovation Grant project and explore options for teaching innovations in your programs. The call for applications for the next group of 20/20 Fellows will be issued in January. Join us Nov. 29 from 11:30-1 p.m. for a workshop session.


The library newsletter will return in January.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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

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