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ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

By on May 1, 2020 in Campus News with 1 Comment

University Scholars from Abilene Christian University’s May and December 2020 graduating class were honored in departmental festivities.  Fifty scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to designate one scholar and nominate others for at-large consideration.  Eligibility for the honor requires a 3.5 or […]

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SOAR program, Katie Kirby fund helping students in need during COVID-19 crisis

SOAR program, Katie Kirby fund helping students in need during COVID-19 crisis

By on April 9, 2020 in Campus News with 0 Comments

As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues, ACU is able to assist students in need thanks to critical resources that have been in place for years: the Student Opportunities, Advocacy and Resources (SOAR) program in the Office of Student Life and its Katie Kirby Student Success Fund.  Since Fall 2015, SOAR staff members have worked […]

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Features

FilmFest Gala: When student film premiere at Paramount was canceled, Learning Studio took it to the web

FilmFest Gala: When student film premiere at Paramount was canceled, Learning Studio took it to the web

By on May 6, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

Six short films, representing months of work by more than 50 ACU students, were destined for a Paramount Theatre screening at the ACU FilmFest gala in early April. But when classes moved online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, so did FilmFest. On April 23, the gala, which typically draws a full house at the […]

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Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

By on April 13, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional mechanical engineer didn’t end when he retired in 2013 from Weatherford International, a Houston-based oilfield service company. But it did change directions. In Houston, Bailey was director of a large engineering department. Today, he is a senior mechanical engineer in ACU’s NEXT Lab, working with faculty and mentoring […]

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Academic News

Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

By on May 14, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

The timing couldn’t be much worse for Anastacia Badillo (’20) and Isaiah Berry (’19,). Then again, it’s never a bad time to be named a Fulbright Scholar. That’s the situation Anastacia and Isaiah find themselves in after being named Fulbright winners in the midst of a pandemic. Anastacia, a 2020 ACU graduate who is living […]

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Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

By on May 2, 2020 in Academic News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s forensics and debate team earned several national rankings from the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) after competing in nine tournaments during the 2019-20 school year. ACU competed against teams from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Stephen […]

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Alumni News

ACU Remembers: U.S. Olympic legend Bobby Morrow

ACU Remembers: U.S. Olympic legend Bobby Morrow

By on June 2, 2020 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Bobby Joe Morrow, whose exploits in track and field as a student at Abilene Christian University made history and put his alma mater on the world map, died May 30, 2020, at age 84 at his home in San Benito, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Buck […]

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Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

By on March 5, 2020 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Those who gathered to honor Wes Kittley (’81) and Joel Wells, M.D. (’06), at the 2020 Alumni Day Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2020, made it clear the two men are known for putting others first. The 2020 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively, were celebrated not only for their […]

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