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Campus News

Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

By on January 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 2 Comments

The Friends of ACU Library will host former First Lady Laura Bush as featured speaker at its spring fundraiser. “Voices of Hope: An Evening with Laura Bush” will begin at 5 p.m. March 28 at Hunter Welcome Center and will be moderated by best-selling author and ACU alumnus Max Lucado (’77). The event takes its […]

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ACU football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

ACU football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU Today Magazine, Campus News with 0 Comments

With fireworks booming, fans cheering and the Big Purple blasting another tune into the September night sky, football returned home to the Hill in a big way last fall. It never left, you might say, and you’d be correct … in a way. For the past half century or so, ACU games were held and […]

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Athletics

March Madness: ACU women’s team to face No. 1 overall seed Baylor in first round of NCAA Tournament

March Madness: ACU women’s team to face No. 1 overall seed Baylor in first round of NCAA Tournament

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much […]

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Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

Tournament Time: Wildcats have two basketball teams in Southland spotlight

By on March 11, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s two resurgent basketball programs take another major step forward Friday when they play in the Southland Conference postseason tournament at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. Both are looking for a league title and the Wildcats’ first-ever berth in Division I’s annual NCAA men’s and women’s March Madness tournament featuring […]

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Academic News

ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

By on February 11, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 4 Comments

ACU is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. students. Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and the list is published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACU is one of […]

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Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

By on February 6, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Shannon Que, senior social work major from Abilene, is one of three college students from across the nation who were awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize from the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Que received the prize for her proposal to research college […]

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Features

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

By on October 4, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and […]

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GAP program offers extended missions experience for students, recent grads

GAP program offers extended missions experience for students, recent grads

By on October 3, 2018 in ACU Missions, Features with 0 Comments

As Amanda Daly was in the thick of her master’s in psychology at ACU, the San Diego native was unsure of the direction her life should take after graduation. She considered a Ph.D., but ended up ruling it out. She also didn’t like the idea of settling into a job after graduate school. She felt a […]

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Faculty Spotlights

Cross-cultural experiences help Morgan connect with students in and out of classroom

Cross-cultural experiences help Morgan connect with students in and out of classroom

By on February 20, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

Students love to stop by Dr. Janine (Paden ’77) Morgan’s office, just to talk about life, faith and ministry. Jacob Keahey, a senior missions major, is one of those, and it’s no mystery to him why students cherish the opportunity for a visit with Morgan. “I get a lot of peace being around her,” Keahey […]

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10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

By on January 25, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and […]

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Alumni News

Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

Blanton, Wilson García honored on Alumni Day

By on March 5, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Emotions were high and standing ovations were plentiful at the 2019 Alumni Day luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 17, which honored Michael Blanton (’73) as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Kara Wilson García (’07) as Young Alumna of the Year, both of whom were praised as compassionate and kind servant leaders.   Both were visibly […]

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Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

Alumnus dubbed ‘catering whiz’ brings talents to President’s Circle Dinner

By on February 25, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Attendees at the President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 16, 2019, were treated to dinner catered by Vestals Catering out of Dallas, Texas, helmed by chef Jordan Swim (’07). In many ways, the job was a way of coming full circle for Swim and his time studying abroad as a student. His experiences in Oxford, England, […]

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