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THE BROWN LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Friends of ACU Library Honors Karen Hendrick


We are pleased to announce that Friends of ACU Library (FACUL) will honor Karen (Nelson ’65) Hendrick with the 2018 Friend of the Year award at a lunch presentation in the Library Forum, Monday, Sept. 17 from noon - 1:30 p.m. Hendrick will share her family’s story of giving to ACU and how a servant’s heart can make an impact on the lives of people around them. RSVP today for the free presentation and lunch.

Click here to read more about Hendrick’s faithful service to ACU.


Click here to read the library's annual report, 2017-18 Year-In-Review. Don’t miss the summary of library faculty and staff publications and the library’s service statistics for the past year!

Foster discusses Alexander Campbell’s New Testament


Join Dr. Doug Foster on Monday, Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the Adams Center for a presentation on Alexander Campbell’s version of the New Testament first published in 1826, and his translation of Acts for the American Bible Union in 1858. Foster will explore how Campbell’s work contributed to the wave of American Bible translations in the 19th century, the circumstances prompting the vicious and unrelenting criticism of his work from almost every Christian group, and the implications of Campbell’s work on the way we look at the use of the Bible today.

Click here to read more about Foster’s work.

Library renovates Union and Scholars Lab


Two innovative library spaces will open this fall, providing new collaboration and discovery opportunities to faculty and students. The Library Union is the newly updated and refurnished student co-working space on the top floor between the AT&T Learning Studio and the Innovation Foundry. The north side of the Union is now home to the ACU Scholars Lab, a digital scholarship lab supporting computer-enabled research and scholarly publication. Look for more information and an invitation to the grand opening in September! Click here to read more about the renovations.

Coughlin addresses a national problem in a new book from ACU Press


An estimated 20 million children are oppressed by bullying, and ACU Press is proud to address this issue with the help of Paul T. Coughlin. Free Us From Bullying distills input from tens of thousands of students, teachers, parents and church leaders with insight gathered over a decade of research to encourages students and parents to act with courage against the social injustice of bullying.

Click here to read more about Coughlin’s ministry and his new book with ACU Press.

ACU Library partners with Department of Language and Literature for fall reading events


Please join us as Brown Library partners with the Department of Language and Literature this fall to bring you several great reading and performance opportunities:

  • Story Shorts | Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 | Noon - 1 p.m. | Reading Commons
    Story Shorts is a series of monthly readings the first Thursday of the month. Stop by the Reading Commons to listen and read along as faculty and students read their favorite short stories.

  • Poetry Slam | Sept 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Atrium
    Enjoy performances by Al Haley’s poetry workshop students.  Join in the fun – all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the open-mic session.

  • Cover2Cover | Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | Reading Commons
    Stop by the Reading Commons to listen to readings from faculty, students and special guests and grab some candy on Halloween!

Click here to learn more about upcoming reading events.

Library leadership news


Congratulations to Trent and Amanda (Arzigian ’12) Dietz. Daniel “Danny” Simon Dietz was born at 8:22 p.m. on June 17. 

This summer in the Maker Lab, Darren Wilson became the director and Dr. Nil Santana (M.S. ’00) was appointed associate director of design.

Melinda (Stucker ’93) Isbell was appointed to library faculty as assistant professor and research and instruction services librarian.

Click here to read more about Brown Library’s leadership news.

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