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This is us: ACU Football 101

This is us: ACU Football 101

By on September 15, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

What is ACU football? Wally Bullington (’53), former player, head coach and athletics director, has the answer.

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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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Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

Promised Land: Exodus ends with D1 designation

By on September 1, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

It would be silly to compare Abilene Christian University’s four-year Division I transition to Israel’s four decades of wandering in the wilderness. I mean, have you actually seen the NCAA’s application process? Pharaoh’s army would’ve turned tail at first sight. A journey that began in earnest when Dr. Phil Schubert (’91), in the days leading […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she […]

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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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ACU makes “Great College to Work For” list for 10th year

ACU makes “Great College to Work For” list for 10th year

By on July 25, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News

The Chronicle of Higher Education named ACU a 2017 “Great College to Work For” in its report recognizing institutions that have created exceptional work environments. The university has earned a spot on the list for the last 10 consecutive years. This year, ACU was honored in three categories: 1. Facilities, Workspace and Security: Facilities meet […]

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Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

By on July 21, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

When Janice Massey, M.D., graduated from ACU in 1968, becoming a neurology professor …

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Ballards seek organ donor with rare blood type

Ballards seek organ donor with rare blood type

By on June 5, 2017 in ACU News with 2 Comments

An Abilene couple whose hopes were buoyed by the way ACU Today readers responded to another alum’s need for a unique kidney donor last year, has asked for their story to be shared as well. …

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Day of Giving largest in the university’s history

Day of Giving largest in the university’s history

By on May 24, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The Abilene Christian University community came together like never before on our first-ever Day of Giving on May 23: ACU received 926 gifts totaling more than $140,000. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its 111 years. “I am overwhelmed by the tremendous generosity shown by ACU’s friends and […]

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