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Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

By on April 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major […]

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Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

By on April 16, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 3 Comments

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city […]

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ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

By on April 12, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $103,000 grant to digitize and distribute 30 outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets and mobile phones at no charge. ACU is one of only seven universities to receive this grant. This project is part of the Humanities Open Book program led […]

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Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

Third Day of Giving makes ACU history

By on April 10, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The ACU community broke a record for the university’s third Day of Giving on April 9: ACU received more than 1,000 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $268,000 to help current students. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its history. “We are thrilled to have […]

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Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

By on April 8, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Within months of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine Wilson (’76) had a plan of action in place. “I don’t move slow if I don’t have to,” she said, in her matter-of-fact way. The diagnosis came in February 2017 when Wilson was 62. Other ACU faculty and students didn’t know it at the time, but […]

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ACU College of Business Administration earns AACSB accreditation extension

ACU College of Business Administration earns AACSB accreditation extension

By on April 4, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

AACSB International has announced that Abilene Christian University has earned an accreditation extension for its College of Business Administration. Founded in 1916, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. “Every AACSB-accredited school […]

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Speech-language alumna creates online help for Parkinson’s patients

Speech-language alumna creates online help for Parkinson’s patients

By on April 4, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 6 Comments

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and probably no one in the country is observing it in a more dramatic way than ACU alumna Hannah (Orozco ’08) Grassie. On April 1 – no fooling – Hannah launched a private telemedicine practice to offer one-on-one therapy sessions with PD patients via a confidential video conference. Hannah’s […]

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March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

By on March 23, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Anyone else might have panicked when technology revolted and an electronic lock trapped them in unfamiliar territory. But the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team has experience in unnecessary confinement. On Feb. 13, with Sing Song having evicted them from their usual home court at Moody Coliseum, the Wildcats were forced to use the gym […]

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March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

By on March 23, 2019 in ACU News, Features, Sports with 2 Comments

The loudest, most spirited fans in the house at Abilene Christian University basketball games take up the smallest space. But it wouldn’t be March Madness without them, so when the official travel parties for ACU headed this week to the men’s and women’s Division I NCAA Tournaments in Jacksonville and Waco, the basketball band’s inclusion […]

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Grit Don’t Quit: A miniature history of ACU women’s basketball at the DI level

By on March 22, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

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