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Campus News

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

By on December 10, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding […]

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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

By on November 20, 2019 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable […]

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Features

ACU partners with Clinton Foundation and Laundry Luv to offer reading area

ACU partners with Clinton Foundation and Laundry Luv to offer reading area

By on November 22, 2019 in Features with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has partnered with the Clinton Foundation’s early childhood initiative, “Too Small to Fail,” to introduce reading spaces at Laundry Luv (Abilene). The foundation is leading a national public awareness and action campaign called “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” designed to encourage parents to talk, read and sing with their children from birth. A core strategy has […]

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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on September 10, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Academic News

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

By on September 24, 2019 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Alumni News

Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

By on November 13, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to […]

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Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

By on November 6, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, in October to celebrate Doug Ferguson (’83), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Ferguson’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only his successes as the Associated Press’s national golf writer, but the journey he has taken to […]

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Missions

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

By on September 5, 2019 in missions with 8 Comments

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, […]

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Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

By on August 9, 2019 in ACU News, missions with 0 Comments

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate […]

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ACU Theatre

Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore and directed by theatre professor Adam Hester (’77), will be presented Feb. 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Culp Theatre. Dinner will be served Feb. 15 and a talkback session will follow the Feb. 21 performance. A spy thriller in the vein of The Americans, the intrigue in […]

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‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre’s dancers will perform a thrilling night of dance Feb. 29, featuring faculty member Lily Balogh’s innovative and original choreography. Balogh, a New York native trained for 10 years at the School of American Ballet and summers at American Ballet Theater, among other companies. She has danced for New York City Ballet and Royal […]

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