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Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

By on April 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major […]

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Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

By on April 16, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city […]

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ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

By on April 12, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $103,000 grant to digitize and distribute 30 outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets and mobile phones at no charge. ACU is one of only seven universities to receive this grant. This project is part of the Humanities Open Book program led […]

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Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

By on April 8, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Within months of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine Wilson (’76) had a plan of action in place. “I don’t move slow if I don’t have to,” she said, in her matter-of-fact way. The diagnosis came in February 2017 when Wilson was 62. Other ACU faculty and students didn’t know it at the time, but […]

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Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

By on April 5, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In fact, the experience may be so profound that they end up changing their major or become committed to making medical missions a part of their future. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry and director of […]

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ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

By on February 11, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 6 Comments

ACU is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. students. Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and the list is published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACU is one of […]

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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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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

By on January 29, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 1 Comment

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, […]

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ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

By on December 6, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and […]

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International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

By on October 26, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

All three are from Africa, all three are exceptional students, all three are active in student government, and all three are headed for the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Meet three of ACU’s best and brightest – Olivier Iryamukuru, a senior from Rwanda; Jemimah Wavamunno, a junior from Uganda; and Shekinah Kahongo, […]

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