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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 […]

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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 […]

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Engineering, physics students make learning fun

Engineering, physics students make learning fun

By on November 17, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Learning about engineering and physics means using science, math, economics, social and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems. For students in ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, it also means using their knowledge to make learning fun for local schoolchildren. The element of fun was evident during the department’s third annual Intro Design Expo in […]

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Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

By on November 6, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s not every day you find something significant when searching the internet. But Dr. Joe Stephenson recently did just that. He unearthed a manuscript of a play called The Dutch Lady, hidden for centuries in the archives of the Boston Public Library. The play is more than 300 years old and has been chilling in […]

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Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

By on October 31, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The grand opening last week of ACU’s new Study Abroad villa in Leipzig marks an exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. More than 125 special guests, including the mayor of Leipzig and other local dignitaries, toured the 15,000-square-foot villa that will serve as the […]

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ACU to host Christianity and Literature conference in Dallas

ACU to host Christianity and Literature conference in Dallas

By on September 27, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

ACU will host the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature on Oct. 5-7 at the university’s Dallas campus. Formed in 1956, the Conference on Christianity and Literature is dedicated to scholarly excellence and collegial exchange and is composed of several hundred members from over a dozen countries and a variety of academic institutions and religious […]

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ACU named one of nation’s top universities

ACU named one of nation’s top universities

By on September 12, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” rankings released today. Overall, ACU ranked No. 18 among 90 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU also ranked No. 9 in “Best Value Schools,” which takes into account a school’s academic quality weighed against net cost […]

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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 […]

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Master of Athletic Training degree accepting applications

Master of Athletic Training degree accepting applications

By on August 2, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

ACU will offer a new graduate program within the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition: a Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.), with courses beginning in June 2018. This 55-hour, entry-level master’s degree will be offered residentially in Abilene with a new cohort beginning in June every year. It includes an experiential learning component in fulfillment of the […]

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Men sing about dating, sex more often than women

Men sing about dating, sex more often than women

By on May 18, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

A new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960-2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher percentage of their songs. The difference is due to gender disparity in the number of songs, with male singers performing a considerably […]

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