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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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Missions intern witnesses physical, spiritual healing in Honduras

Missions intern witnesses physical, spiritual healing in Honduras

By on April 3, 2018 in Academic News, Features with 2 Comments

Renique Rodriguez (’18) only had 30 minutes to prepare a devotional. She was the youngest person on her mission team, she couldn’t speak much Spanish and the devotional was for men at a drug and alcohol rehab center in Honduras. “I was just praying and asking God for the words to say to speak to these […]

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ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

By on January 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year for the third year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and the […]

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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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Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

By on December 19, 2017 in Academic News, Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

On the soccer field students know him as Ryan, striker, and one of the “old guys” who are – to students’ surprise – actually good. When he began teaching at ACU, Dr. Ryan Jessup helped start a weekly pick-up soccer game where faculty, staff and students play as equals. He came to ACU in 2011, […]

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Unique course teaches students how to give well

Unique course teaches students how to give well

By on November 27, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

An Abilene nonprofit organization was awarded $25,000 from a national group thanks to two students from ACU’s Strategic Philanthropy course who brought skills they learned to the 2017 Philanthropy Lab Ambassadors Conference in Dallas. Anna Casey, a marketing major from Willow Park, Texas, and Rees Heizelman, a management major from Abilene, joined 34 students from 17 universities across the […]

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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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