Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank you for your support; please see our new blog

Abilene Christian University sincerely thanks each of you for the generous outpouring of prayers and assistance over the past three days as we heal and grieve over this unfortunate accident.

Many of you have asked how you can help, and know more about the specific needs of our students, faculty and friends.

We have created a new blog for that purpose – – a place where you can learn that and more, and keep up with the latest news about these 16 members of our family.

Thank you, and God bless.

Watch livestream of Nine O’Clock devo, Monday Chapel

Even if you can't be present in Abilene, you can watch live the devotional services being held tonight and Monday for the ACU family.

At 9 p.m. tonight, watch a livestream of Nine O’Clock, the time of praise and fellowship ACU students attend each Sunday night of the school year in the auditorium of University Church of Christ. You can view tonight's service at

At 11 a.m. Monday, daily Chapel in Moody Coliseum will be livestreamed at

The Abilene community has been invited to join ACU students, staff and faculty at both devotionals.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday evening update

Three of the injured passengers from Friday afternoon's bus accident were released from hospitals today: Dr. Jim Cooke of Abilene and students Kathleen Henderson and Kendra Unamba. Cooke is professor of environmental science. Henderson is a junior from Rockport, Texas, and Unamba is a sophomore from Midlothian, Texas.

Seven remain hospitalized, three in critical condition. They are in hospitals in Dallas, Abilene and San Angelo.

Please check back often for updates and additional information.

Services for Anabel Reid scheduled for Wednesday

A Celebration of Life service for 19-year-old Anabel Reid will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.

She died Friday of injuries from the one-vehicle bus accident that sent 16 people from ACU to area hospitals. As of Saturday evening, seven remained hospitalized, three in critical condition.

Sunday, Monday devotionals open to all

Students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend the Nine O’Clock devotional in the auditorium of University Church of Christ on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The traditional 9 p.m. gathering is a time of praise and prayer that this week will be devoted to friends and families of those injured in Friday afternoon's bus accident.

Monday morning’s Chapel at 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum also will be a time of reflection and worship. The 30-minute event is open to anyone who wishes to support the ACU community.

Message from ACU president Schubert

After spending time with students, faculty and families at an Abilene hospital this morning, Abilene Christian University president Dr. Phil Schubert prepared this message of gratitude for the many kinds of support offered to the ACU community from people around the world:

Saturday morning update

Abilene Christian University president Dr. Phil Schubert was back at Hendrick Medical Center early this morning to visit with each of those hospitalized after yesterday's bus accident near Paint Rock, Texas. He was joined by other ACU officials, faculty and staff who are helping family members of the injured.

One of the 10 patients receiving treatment in hospitals in Abilene, San Angelo and Dallas is expected to be released today.

As previously reported, five patients were released last night. One other, sophomore Anabel Reid of Petersburg, Texas, died of her injuries. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Please check back often for updates and additional information.