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Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

By on May 24, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Head Patineur and Conservator, Deep In The Heart Art Group As an art student at ACU, Rebecca Barker (’04) helped shape one of the campus icons, Jacob’s Dream, an almost 40-foot bronze sculpture, surrounded by weathered stones. Now Rebecca helps shape other artists’ work as head patineur and conservator of Deep In The Heart Art […]

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Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 740 gifts

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 740 gifts

By on May 17, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 740 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $180,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 […]

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Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

By on May 7, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when […]

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Aquino’s love of teaching stems from love of learning

Aquino’s love of teaching stems from love of learning

The irony of the last name isn’t lost on Dr. Fred Aquino. It’s pronounced “Aqueeno” and comes from the same root as “Aquinas,” as in Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century Dominican friar who heavily influenced Western thought and is regarded as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Both names derive from the town of […]

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Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

By on April 23, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Lindsie Lawson and Mackenzie Sanderson will barely have time to celebrate graduation May 12 before it’s time to start packing for the exciting next adventures in their lives. The two ACU seniors made history when both received Fulbright Scholar Awards, the first time for two ACU students to receive the honor in the same year. […]

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Childhood emergency with horse led to veterinary career

Childhood emergency with horse led to veterinary career

By on April 17, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

When Jennifer Grimes (’03) was 14, one of her family’s quarter horses was stricken with colic and required emergency surgery to save its life. That was the day she decided to become a veterinarian. The family rushed the horse to Texas A&M University’s surgical facilities and rejoiced when the surgery was successful. For Jennifer, however, […]

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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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Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

Seventh Heaven: Katy’s door at last unbarred for Wildcat women’s basketball

By on March 7, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

The stepsisters are finally going to the ball wearing Cinderella’s gown. In this fractured fairy tale, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team – after two years of dominating the Southland Conference but locked out of the league tournament on a technicality – is hunkered down in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, this week […]

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‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

By on February 28, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

Daniel Tapia enrolled at ACU as a junior in the fall of 2015 after spending two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, his home state. When it came time to move on to a four-year university, Tapia didn’t have to think about where to go. Two sisters, Nora (Tapia ’04) Perez and […]

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Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

Full Circle: Iconic domed home of the Wildcats turns 50

By on February 21, 2018 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

Though he was its leading man, he had never seen the film. Until this week when the stunningly vivid images of him and his teammates racing up and down Moody Coliseum’s revolutionary rubberized floor in the first game ever played there leapt off the screen. For a moment, John Ray Godfrey felt 41 again. “It […]

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