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Theatre major drawn to ACU by FilmFest, other opportunities

Theatre major drawn to ACU by FilmFest, other opportunities

By on August 15, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Ever since he was in high school, working in the film industry has been a dream for Rankin Dean Bullard. As a 12-year-old, he started making funny videos with his mom’s camera. Then, in his junior year of high school, he started acting in theatre and fell in love with it. When he was 18, […]

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Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

By on August 13, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Craig Fisher (’92), assistant vice president for alumni and university relations, writes about a change to Homecoming reunions that will put attendees at the center of a true “coming home” experience made possible by ACU’s new on-campus Wildcat Stadium. Reunions are planned for alumni whose preferred class year ends in a 3 or 8 going back to 1973. […]

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Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

Callarmans work to make vision of intentional community come to life

By on August 8, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The day the vision was confirmed for three families seeking a different way to live came when a landowner changed his mind and decided to sell them the property they had their eye on. It wasn’t just that the landowner changed his mind. It was why he changed his mind that was affirming, said Rosten […]

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Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

By on July 19, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not just anybody gets an invitation to put on a live exhibition at a national museum in New York City, but that is exactly what happened to ACU graduate Joshua Hinson (’01), also known as Lokosh in the Chickasaw language, which he speaks and teaches. Joshua lives and works in Ada, Oklahoma, the seat of […]

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ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for 11th year

ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for 11th year

By on July 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For 11 consecutive years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Based on the responses of 53,000 people across 253 institutions, The Chronicle chose 84 four-year colleges that provide above-average work environments. The assessment had two portions: a questionnaire about the institution characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire […]

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Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

By on July 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The ACU Foundation has a new president: Bradley Benham (’05), formerly a foundation gift officer, assumed the role June 1. Former president Dan T. Garrett (’73) has transitioned to the role of president emeritus of the Foundation. “In its 112-year history, God has always provided Abilene Christian University with gifted men and women of faith, […]

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ACU announces new vice president for student life

ACU announces new vice president for student life

By on July 12, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for […]

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Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

Company founded by alumnus helps nonprofits prosper

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, what comes “next after” this? It’s a question people ask every day, whether about the next work project or the next step in life. For Jeff Giddens, ACU Class of 2005, and two friends, the answer was in the question itself, as they formed NextAfter, a company that helps nonprofit organizations leverage conversion rate […]

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Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

Caitlin Winegeart (’11) | Master of Accountancy

By on June 28, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Caitlin Winegeart’s internship at Wal-Mart’s headquarters paid off nicely with a job waiting for her when she completed her Master of Accountancy degree. Q&A with Caitlin Winegeart I once heard it said that not everyone is comfortable walking into a church building, but everyone goes to work. With this in mind, there is no better […]

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Dr. Mark Riggs | Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Mark Riggs | Professor of Mathematics

By on June 21, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Mark Riggs’ area of expertise is statistics, but at heart he is a musician. And, he notes, the two often go hand in hand. “Many people seem to link an aptitude in mathematics with music, and I am no exception,” says Riggs, professor of mathematics at ACU. “I have played the viola almost all […]

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