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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

By on May 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when […]

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Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

Viral post turns into writing career for ‘Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors’ blogger

By on May 3, 2018 in Alumni News with 1 Comment

In one month, from August to September 2015, Jami (McKelvie ’96) Amerine saw her blog readership jump from an average of 69 views per month to 690,000. That is not a misprint. It is a an increase of 689,931 views. And it all happened thanks to one entry titled, “An Open Letter to My Children: You’re […]

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Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so […]

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Aquino’s love of teaching stems from love of learning

Aquino’s love of teaching stems from love of learning

The irony of the last name isn’t lost on Dr. Fred Aquino. It’s pronounced “Aqueeno” and comes from the same root as “Aquinas,” as in Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century Dominican friar who heavily influenced Western thought and is regarded as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Both names derive from the town of […]

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Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

“Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin,” the headline from a Brookhaven National Laboratory news release shouted. What isn’t surprising or shocking is that five people associated with ACU were among the authors of a paper on that scientific finding that was published in the Physical Review Letters, which, according to ACU physics professor Dr. Rusty […]

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Engineering, physics students work alongside world class scientists in summer research

Engineering, physics students work alongside world class scientists in summer research

By on April 5, 2018 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Summers have been most unusual the last couple of years for ACU senior Caleb Hicks – and that’s one reason he chose ACU. Instead of enjoying the scenery in his hometown of Greeley, Colorado, Caleb has been conducting research, alongside world class scientists, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago and the Los Alamos […]

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‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

By on February 28, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

Daniel Tapia enrolled at ACU as a junior in the fall of 2015 after spending two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, his home state. When it came time to move on to a four-year university, Tapia didn’t have to think about where to go. Two sisters, Nora (Tapia ’04) Perez and […]

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NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

By on January 25, 2018 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A box of Morton’s salt sitting on a table and mention of a Crock-Pot makes visitors to ACU’s NEXT Lab wonder if they are in the right place. But just a few seconds into an explanation from Rusty Towell, a professor in the university’s Department of Engineering and Physics, dispels any misgivings. This really is […]

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Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

By on January 25, 2018 in Academic News, Faculty Spotlights with 2 Comments

Remember the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” when meeting Rusty Towell (’90) for the first time. More to the point, don’t pre-judge Towell based on the cover of his scholarly books, publications and presentations. Don’t let titles like “Recent Measurements With the NIFFTE Fission TPC and the Potential to Advance Thorium Fueled […]

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