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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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Campus News

Learn about changes coming for Sing Song 2019

Learn about changes coming for Sing Song 2019

By on October 9, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Nick Tatum (’13) is director of student productions at ACU and is an instructor of communication and sociology. As Sing Song is approaching, we’re gearing up for some changes. Below are the five major changes you can expect for Sing Song 2019. This year’s hosts and hostesses will focus more on singing and […]

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ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

By on September 10, 2018 in Campus News with 5 Comments

The man who delivered the most explosive lecture ever heard on the Abilene Christian University campus will be honored in September with the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action. With a formal opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 18, the center will carry Dr. Carl Spain’s name in tribute […]

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Academic News

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

By on October 16, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date […]

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Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

By on September 20, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 […]

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Alumni News

Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

By on September 24, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Caution: If you don’t want to get involved with an endeavor that might seem outlandish, maybe even risky, but for a good cause, stay away from Chris Field (’06). This is a man who has set four Guinness World Records – all involving people he got to join him – run 22 marathons, made almost […]

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Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

By on September 12, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s Griggs […]

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Faculty Spotlights

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

By on September 10, 2018 in Faculty Spotlights with 2 Comments

A young Jerry Taylor spent a lot of time wrestling with the same question over and over, “Why me?” An older Dr. Jerry Taylor finally got his answer. “I now understand why,” he said, sitting in his office in ACU’s Biblical Studies Building. Taylor discovered his “why” through years of questioning – and listening. He […]

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Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as […]

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Athletics

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

By on October 9, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Of the various books published about Abilene Christian University through the decades, none has been focused entirely on its largest and most visible athletics program. Until now. ACU Press chose Homecoming week 2018 to introduce Wildcat Football: Three Cheers for the Purple and White, a comprehensive volume about the Hill’s most popular sport over the […]

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Keep up with Wildcats sports action

Keep up with Wildcats sports action

By on September 20, 2018 in Sports with 0 Comments

Keep up with all things sports at acusports.com. Find sports schedules here. Purchase tickets at acusports.com/tickets.

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