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Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

Alumna’s autism advocacy leads to statewide initiative

By on March 26, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 1 Comment

All parents worry about their teens driving, but parents of children with autism face special concerns. An autistic teen pulled over for a traffic violation or involved in a car accident may not be able to make himself or herself understood and an atypical demeanor may cause concern for law officers. Jennifer (England ’85) Allen, […]

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Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

Aspergers101 offers help for families dealing with autism

By on March 26, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Jennifer (England ’85) Allen has worn many hats in the world of communication since she graduated from ACU, but her current job as executive director of Aspergers101 is closest to her heart. She formed the nonprofit organization to provide resources related to high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome after learning her oldest son had the condition. […]

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Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

Jessup challenges students to ‘real world’ research

By on December 19, 2017 in Academic News, Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

On the soccer field students know him as Ryan, striker, and one of the “old guys” who are – to students’ surprise – actually good. When he began teaching at ACU, Dr. Ryan Jessup helped start a weekly pick-up soccer game where faculty, staff and students play as equals. He came to ACU in 2011, […]

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Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

By on October 31, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The grand opening last week of ACU’s new Study Abroad villa in Leipzig marks an exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. More than 125 special guests, including the mayor of Leipzig and other local dignitaries, toured the 15,000-square-foot villa that will serve as the […]

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Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

By on October 25, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

It’s the wonderful time of year when Monarch butterflies make their long multi-generational journey from Canada to wintering locations in central Mexico and southern California – and the ACU campus is on the route. Their beauty is incredible and the scope of their journey is amazing. But Monarchs, along with other pollinators, also serve a […]

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Tee’s time in Dallas rewarded by a capitol experience

Tee’s time in Dallas rewarded by a capitol experience

By on October 24, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Features

“Can we call the president?” a child asked senior Courtney Tee (’17) on her last day at his school. In 2015, Tee was researching 20 fourth-graders who were rallying against child abduction at their school in South Dallas, Texas. It was so important to them, they thought then-President Barack Obama should know, so they wrote […]

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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 1 Comment

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 1 Comment

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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Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

By on July 31, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Art and design professor Dan McGregor (’97) chronicled his recent Study Abroad adventure in Leipzig …

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