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ACU professor hired as ethics attorney for U.S. Department of Justice

ACU professor hired as ethics attorney for U.S. Department of Justice

By on August 21, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News

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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NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Wildcat Stadium

NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Wildcat Stadium

By on August 17, 2017 in Campus News

Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE will perform a free concert Sept. 15 at the grand opening of Wildcat Stadium. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and is open the community. The band’s sixth studio album, Hard Love, debuted at debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums […]

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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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Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

By on May 25, 2017 in Alumni News, Campus News, Features

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also […]

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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

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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Kirby fund a resource for students in need

Kirby fund a resource for students in need

By on May 20, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News

Glasses. Diapers. Groceries. Rent. Staff members in the office of Student Life at Abilene Christian University each year encounter students who need help paying for all of these life necessities as they encounter difficult situations and personal hardships during their time here. For example, one student paying her and her brother’s way through school needed […]

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Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

Friends honor ‘Doc’ through scholarship​

By on April 5, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) […]

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New home for speech, language center

New home for speech, language center

By on February 10, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News

ACU’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders has moved to the Duncum Center, at the corner of East North 16th Street and Judge Ely Boulevard, and is now called the Center for Speech, Language and Learning at the Duncum Center. The conflict resolution graduate programs once housed in the facility, previously known as the Duncum […]

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Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

By on December 19, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News, Campus News, Sports

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! http://acu.today ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University http://acu.edu College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying […]

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Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

By on November 10, 2016 in Campus News, Sports

Opponents of the women’s basketball team know Lizzy Dimba, Sydney Shelstead, Alexis Mason and Suzzy Dimba as a hard-working quartet of players who helped put Abilene Christian University hoops on the map during ACU’s transition to NCAA Division I. While posing for us recently, they took a moment to enjoy a selfie during a photo shoot for “Junior Achievement,” the cover […]

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