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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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Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

By on April 5, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In fact, the experience may be so profound that they end up changing their major or become committed to making medical missions a part of their future. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry and director of […]

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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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Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

By on October 4, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and […]

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GAP program offers extended missions experience for students, recent grads

GAP program offers extended missions experience for students, recent grads

By on October 3, 2018 in ACU Missions, Features with 0 Comments

As Amanda Daly was in the thick of her master’s in psychology at ACU, the San Diego native was unsure of the direction her life should take after graduation. She considered a Ph.D., but ended up ruling it out. She also didn’t like the idea of settling into a job after graduate school. She felt a […]

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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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Sacred Art: Ministry major finds inspiration painting Bible covers

Sacred Art: Ministry major finds inspiration painting Bible covers

By on August 30, 2018 in Features with 0 Comments

Water drips from her paintbrush as she strokes it across her unconventional canvas. Using extravagant colors and designs to dress the cover of a Bible, she sings along to “Son of God” by Chris Renzema. Since the summer of her freshman year, Mary-Claire Marcear has used Bible covers to make tangible people’s personal testimonies and […]

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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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Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

By on June 20, 2018 in Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

For many students, dreams of running a business are just that, dreams. Students think big but aren’t always sure how to go about the actual execution. But through hard work and many hours of photo shoots and editing, one student in particular has made this dream a reality. Lauren Franco, a convergence journalism major from […]

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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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