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ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

By on September 10, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. News highlighted […]

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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on September 10, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, Faculty Spotlights with 0 Comments

Ten years ago, Dr. James Prather (’14) would have never guessed that God would lead him to the classroom. Today, he enjoys teaching courses in both computer science and Old Testament, has received numerous student-voted awards such as Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year, continues working with students on ground-breaking research projects, […]

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Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore and directed by theatre professor Adam Hester (’77), will be presented Feb. 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Culp Theatre. Dinner will be served Feb. 15 and a talkback session will follow the Feb. 21 performance. A spy thriller in the vein of The Americans, the intrigue in […]

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‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre’s dancers will perform a thrilling night of dance Feb. 29, featuring faculty member Lily Balogh’s innovative and original choreography. Balogh, a New York native trained for 10 years at the School of American Ballet and summers at American Ballet Theater, among other companies. She has danced for New York City Ballet and Royal […]

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Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre will present the Disney musical Freaky Friday at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 and 24-25 in Fulks Theatre. Dinner will be served April 25, and a talkback session will follow the performance on April 24. The show, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films, will be directed by theatre professor […]

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Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large  in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, […]

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Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

By on September 3, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a […]

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ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Two Abilene Christian University graduates, Matthew Kacsmaryk, J.D., and Brantley Starr, J.D., have been confirmed as U.S. District judges. “It is rare for any Christian university to have a federal judge confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” said Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, “and since January ACU now […]

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Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

FBI director Christopher Wray has named an ACU adjunct criminal justice professor as an FBI assistant director. Stuart Platt is the new FBI assistant director overseeing the Office of Professional Responsibility, located at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Platt was sworn in Aug. 27. The Office of Professional Responsibility strives to ensure that FBI […]

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