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ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

By on January 14, 2021 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 […]

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ACU student places in national photo competition

ACU student places in national photo competition

By on December 17, 2020 in Campus News with 3 Comments

David Mitchell, an Abilene Christian University student and photographer for ACU’s student newspaper, earned a spot in the top 20 in a national photojournalism contest. Mitchell, a senior psychology major, placed 18th nationally in the 2020 Photojournalism Championship, part of the Hearst Journalism Awards competition. “The Hearst Awards are the most distinguished college media awards […]

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Features

Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

By on January 22, 2021 in Features with 4 Comments

Bao Catteau’s start in life was filled with uncertainty. Now he is certain – he wants to become a physician. Born in Shenzhen, China, Bao was abandoned as an infant. A police officer found him and placed him in an orphanage, where he was given his name and a place to live. When he was […]

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NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

By on January 19, 2021 in Features with 0 Comments

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are […]

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Academic News

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

By on July 31, 2020 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing […]

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Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

By on June 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to […]

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Alumni News

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

By on September 24, 2020 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

After working for three years as a nurse at a large teaching hospital in Dallas, Haley McNeese (’17) was well-versed in her chosen profession. But she still faced a steep learning curve when she joined Christian Health Service Corps in June to serve at Hospital Mision Tarahumara, working with indigenous people in the Sierra Madre […]

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Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

By on August 24, 2020 in Alumni News with 3 Comments

Vicente Rojas Aguirre was perfectly happy with his job at an engineering consulting firm in Abilene, but the 2017 ACU graduate just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to return to campus and work at a job with the potential to impact lives all over the world. So when a position  in ACU’s NEXT Lab came […]

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