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26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

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

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 26th annual Gutenberg Celebration. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, Oct. 11. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an awards presentation to follow at 7:45 p.m. This year’s honorees are: Jonathan Smith […]

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ACU extends Cenergistic energy conservation program through 2022

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

Abilene Christian University has renewed and expanded its energy conservation plan with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company with headquarters in Dallas. The university expects continued future success in both utility cost savings and reduction in energy and utility usage on campus. The program originally began in January 2014 when ACU identified goals of achieving increased […]

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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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Hear from ACU thought leaders

Hear from ACU thought leaders

By on September 7, 2018 in Newsmakers, Perspectives

Members of the ACU community often stand out as thought leaders in their fields. Here is a collection of their opinion pieces as shared by various media outlets.

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NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

By on August 31, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research […]

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Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

By on August 8, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The day the vision was confirmed for three families seeking a different way to live came when a landowner changed his mind and decided to sell them the property they had their eye on. It wasn’t just that the landowner changed his mind. It was why he changed his mind that was affirming, said Rosten […]

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ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for 11th year

ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for 11th year

By on July 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For 11 consecutive years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Based on the responses of 53,000 people across 253 institutions, The Chronicle chose 84 four-year colleges that provide above-average work environments. The assessment had two portions: a questionnaire about the institution characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire […]

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Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, what comes “next after” this? It’s a question people ask every day, whether about the next work project or the next step in life. For Jeff Giddens, ACU Class of 2005, and two friends, the answer was in the question itself, as they formed NextAfter, a company that helps nonprofit organizations leverage conversion rate […]

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Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Caitlin Winegeart’s internship at Wal-Mart’s headquarters paid off nicely with a job waiting for her when she completed her Master of Accountancy degree. Q&A with Caitlin Winegeart I once heard it said that not everyone is comfortable walking into a church building, but everyone goes to work. With this in mind, there is no better […]

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Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

Dr. Mikee Delony | Language and Literature

By on June 20, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mikee Delony did not start out to be an English teacher – or any teacher for that matter. In fact, she went straight from high school into the workforce, and it was years before she began to pursue a bachelor’s degree. But when she started, it seemed that she just couldn’t stop. “Going to college […]

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