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Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

By on September 20, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 […]

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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

By on September 12, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s Griggs […]

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ACU named one of nation’s top universities for 2019

ACU named one of nation’s top universities for 2019

By on September 12, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Monday. Overall, ACU ranked No. 21 among 95 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU was named No. 4 in “Most Innovative Schools” in the West, a category U.S. News added four […]

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Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

By on September 10, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense […]

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2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

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

All-day and half-day thematic “pathways” on 16 topics related to achieving spiritual wholeness are featured in ACU’s 112th annual Summit, set for Sept. 16-18. In all, Summit will offer more than 60 sessions focused on the book of Ephesians, “Wholeness in a Broken World: Together Through the Power of the Spirit.” “Pathways will consider spiritual wholeness […]

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NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

By on August 31, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research […]

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Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

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

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in […]

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Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

Career move fulfills promise Johnson made to himself while at ACU

By on August 22, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News, Features with 3 Comments

“Following your passion and being committed to your passion will be challenging, but it will be more rewarding than you can ever believe.”   These words are what present-day Terry Johnson (’02) would tell college-age Terry, as he navigated his career path and ultimately discovered God’s calling on his life. Terry knew he wanted to […]

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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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