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After a career as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video and other communication channels.

March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much […]

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Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

By on February 6, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Shannon Que, senior social work major from Abilene, is one of three college students from across the nation who were awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize from the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Que received the prize for her proposal to research college […]

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Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

By on January 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 2 Comments

The Friends of ACU Library will host former First Lady Laura Bush as featured speaker at its spring fundraiser. “Voices of Hope: An Evening with Laura Bush” will begin at 5 p.m. March 28 at Hunter Welcome Center and will be moderated by best-selling author and ACU alumnus Max Lucado (’77). The event takes its […]

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10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

By on January 25, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and […]

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Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

Reese has special interest in mentoring women for Christian leadership

By on January 16, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Whether counseling students in her office, leading ACU’s Center for Women in Christian Service, or uplifting women missionaries and Christian leaders around the world, Dr. Jeanene Reese (’74) is answering God’s beckoning. “My call is to be a faithful woman serving in the opportunities God has given me,” she said. And those opportunities are many. […]

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10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

10 Questions with Duke professor Charles Holton, J.D.

By on November 2, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not everyone who needs a lawyer can afford one, and sometimes those stories are the most heart-breaking, such as a single mother who found herself homeless and her two children placed into foster care because of a clerical error a local public housing authority refused to fix. Or an 80-year-old retired teacher who lost her […]

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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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Read about Wildcats in the news

Read about Wildcats in the news

By on September 17, 2018 in Newsmakers with 0 Comments

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

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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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ACU announces new vice president for student life

ACU announces new vice president for student life

By on July 12, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for […]

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