Latest news and features from Abilene Christian University


ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions. 

Astronomers have made a new detection of gravitational waves and for the first time have been able to trace the shape of ripples sent through spacetime when black holes collide. Read how ACU played a part in this groundbreaking discovery

Award-winning children’s author Penny (Parker ’77) Klostermann isn’t waiting around to begin living happily ever after. That fairy tale phase of her life began the minute her debut picture book was accepted by Random House Books for Young Readers. Learn more

WFAA-TV in Dallas tells a touching story about Forerunner Mentoring, a nonprofit founded by Zach Garza (’04) and dedicated to providing support to young men growing up without an involved father. Learn more

Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) will become the new director of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs on July 1. Learn more

Tracey (Alcorn ’93) Ferguson was recently named editor in chief of both Ebony and Jet, overseeing the magazines’ online and print publications. Learn more

Midland Christian School superintendent Eddie Lee was presented with an honorary doctorate from ACU during a ceremony Monday in Midland. Learn more

Nil Santana (’00), director of the ACU Maker Lab, was accepted to the Adobe Education Leader Program, which includes top creative educators from around the world. Learn more