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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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Lee presented with honorary doctorate

Lee presented with honorary doctorate

By on May 16, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Eddie Lee, superintendent of Midland Christian School, on Saturday received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters …

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Abbey Moses named Fulbright Scholar

Abbey Moses named Fulbright Scholar

By on May 4, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

Abbey Moses, senior pre-law political science major and former Students’ Association president, has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, one of the highest honors the federal government gives to graduating seniors and graduate students planning to conduct research or work abroad. The Abilene native will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia from […]

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ACU’s Alpha Chi chapter named best in the nation

ACU’s Alpha Chi chapter named best in the nation

By on April 26, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

ACU’s chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society was awarded the President’s Cup as the outstanding chapter in the nation out of 328 colleges and universities. The award was presented at Alpha Chi’s national convention April 6-7 in Louisville, Kentucky. Nine students and two sponsors gave presentations at the convention, and two students won individual […]

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Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

By on March 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

For the second year, ACU has earned a #27 ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2016 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada and some […]

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ACU to offer new Master of Science in Community Nutrition

ACU to offer new Master of Science in Community Nutrition

By on March 21, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

ACU announces the creation of a new, online graduate program within the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition: a Master of Science in Community Nutrition, with courses beginning in May 2017. This program is one of very few nutrition master’s programs that is community focused, designed to prepare students to utilize nutrition-related knowledge and skills to […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

By on February 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and […]

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