Latest news and features from Abilene Christian University

ACU News

Aquino co-edits handbook on the epistemology of theology

Aquino co-edits handbook on the epistemology of theology

By on November 20, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Frederick Aquino (’89), professor of theology in ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, with Dr. William Abraham of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, published The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford University Press, 2017). This volume brings together leading scholars in the fields of theology and epistemology to examine and articulate what can be […]

Continue Reading »

Professor of Old Testament pens book of meditations

Professor of Old Testament pens book of meditations

By on November 20, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mark Hamilton (’89), professor of Old Testament at ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, published Meditations for the Lone Traveler: The Life of Faith in a Changing World (2017). These 22 meditations on the songs, prayers and stories of the Bible invite readers to imagine themselves as part of a world in which human beings may fully live […]

Continue Reading »

Hear from ACU thought leaders

Hear from ACU thought leaders

By on November 7, 2017 in 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.

Continue Reading »

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

By on October 22, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre graduate Lara (Seibert ’06) Young will light up the night at the Lights Up! Cabaret event Lights Up on Lara at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene on Nov. 4. Young has starred on Broadway in Chicago (as lead Velma Kelly), Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein and recently as a swing in War Paint. All proceeds […]

Continue Reading »

Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

By on October 18, 2017 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Homecoming 2017 will take place Oct. 19-22, featuring favorite events as well as new traditions, including tailgating and the first Homecoming game in the new

Continue Reading »

Q&A with head coach Adam Dorrel

Q&A with head coach Adam Dorrel

By on September 1, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Adam Dorrel is in his first year leading the Wildcat football program after winning three of the last four NCAA Division II national titles as head coach at Northwest Missouri State University. Dorrel was named American Football Coaches Association Division II National Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Q: When you think back […]

Continue Reading »

Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

Innovative ACU: Course explores biomedical ethics

By on August 31, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

Biologist, theologian team up to challenge pre-health students  For students who major in the natural sciences, much of their course material follows the scientific method: a series of logical steps to test a hypothesis or discover an answer. But when those principles of biology are applied to real-life medical situations, tricky questions often arise. For […]

Continue Reading »

ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

By on August 21, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

An ACU professor has been hired as a top ethics attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. Stuart Platt begins work in September in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he will be assigned to the Office of Professional Responsibility. OPR is tasked with ensuring lawyers employed by the Department of Justice follow […]

Continue Reading »

ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

ACU is now a full-fledged member of NCAA Division I

By on August 20, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has completed its move to full NCAA Division I status and is now eligible for all NCAA and Southland Conference postseason tournaments. After a vote by the Division I Board of Directors, the NCAA delivered the news to ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert and director of athletics Lee De León, concluding a […]

Continue Reading »

ACU makes “Great College to Work For” list for 10th year

ACU makes “Great College to Work For” list for 10th year

By on July 25, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News

The Chronicle of Higher Education named ACU a 2017 “Great College to Work For” in its report recognizing institutions that have created exceptional work environments. The university has earned a spot on the list for the last 10 consecutive years. This year, ACU was honored in three categories: 1. Facilities, Workspace and Security: Facilities meet […]

Continue Reading »

Top