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Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

By on September 21, 2017 in Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

The score was final – ACU 24, Houston Baptist University 3 – but the Wildcats weren’t finished. They still had to thank their fans. With arms raised, they ran to the east side of the stadium and returned high-fives from their peers, who leaned over the railing to get closer to the student-athletes. The Wildcats […]

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LiveBeyond: Hearts lost to Haiti

LiveBeyond: Hearts lost to Haiti

By on August 8, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them ACU alumni and students, have traveled to the LiveBeyond compound near Thomazeau, Haiti, since 2013 to help provide medical care, clean water, food, education and jobs, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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LiveBeyond: Images of hope

LiveBeyond: Images of hope

By on August 7, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Brandi Jo (Magee ’06) Delony was official photographer for an ACU alumni medical missions trip to LiveBeyond in January 2017. See a gallery of her photos that capture the heart of LiveBeyond.

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Campus News

ACU named one of nation’s top universities

ACU named one of nation’s top universities

By on September 12, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” rankings released today. Overall, ACU ranked No. 18 among 90 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU also ranked No. 9 in “Best Value Schools,” which takes into account a school’s academic quality weighed against net cost […]

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Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she […]

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ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

By on August 21, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

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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Alumni News

LiveBeyond: Vanderpools named 2017 Alumni of the Year

LiveBeyond: Vanderpools named 2017 Alumni of the Year

By on September 19, 2017 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

When David Vanderpool, M.D., (’82) arrived on 
Jan. 14, 2010, Haiti had just experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

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ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

ACU Remembers: Chris Kyker

By on September 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Jewell Christine “Chris” (White ’46) Kyker, Abilene Christian University’s 2008 Outstanding Alumna of the Year,

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Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

Duke University honors ACU alumna as trailblazer in neurology

By on July 21, 2017 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

When Janice Massey, M.D., graduated from ACU in 1968, becoming a neurology professor …

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Sports

ACU dominates HBU to win Wildcat Stadium opener

ACU dominates HBU to win Wildcat Stadium opener

By on September 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University took defending its new home turf quite literally Saturday night, limiting Houston Baptist University to 129 yards of offense in a 24-3 win before a sellout crowd in the inaugural game at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. ACU improved to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Southland Conference, playing a home game […]

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Women’s cross country team dominates its home 6K

Women’s cross country team dominates its home 6K

By on September 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

The Abilene Christian women’s cross country team had four finishers in the top-five Saturday morning at the Naimadu Classic, while senior Ryan Clearly led the men’s team with a sixth-place showing. Alexandria and Michaela Hackett established a clear lead heading into the third lap of the Casi Florida 6K. Allie then separated herself from her twin sister […]

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This is us: ACU Football 101

This is us: ACU Football 101

By on September 15, 2017 in ACU News, Sports with 1 Comment

What is ACU football? Wally Bullington (’53), former player, head coach and athletics director, has the answer.

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