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Campus News

Where will you be in 50 years? Students share aspirations for the future

Where will you be in 50 years? Students share aspirations for the future

By on March 30, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

At the 51st annual President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 23, university leaders imagined ACU’s next half century and beyond. Twelve students were asked a simple, but big, question: What would you like to have accomplished in 50 years? Their answers were inspiring and varied, from wanting to revolutionize the world’s access to energy, to growing […]

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First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

It didn’t take long for the ACU community to make an impression on Carson Wright when he first stepped foot on campus. He was a product of the Fort Worth public school system and wasn’t sure what to expect from ACU and Abilene. His first encounters on campus put his mind at ease and set […]

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Features

Management professors bring back Social Enterprise Consulting course for Spring Break

Management professors bring back Social Enterprise Consulting course for Spring Break

By on March 3, 2020 in ACU News, Features with 0 Comments

It’s been a while since Dr. Sarah Easter (’06) was working on a master’s degree in business administration, but not so long that she doesn’t remember two specific classes, one in domestic consulting and one in international consulting. “Those were my favorite classes,” Easter, an assistant professor in ACU’s Department of Management Sciences, said. Remembering […]

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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 ACU News, Features 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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Academic News

Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

By on February 13, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The purchase of a new Study Abroad residence in Oxford, England, marks another exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. The recently renovated Victorian house, located at 163 Woodstock Rd. in Central North Oxford, will serve as housing for 26 students. It features […]

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Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

By on January 28, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

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. The first ever Social Enterprise Consulting class traveled to Costa Rica during spring break with Dr. Laura (Cleek ’88) Phillips […]

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Alumni News

Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

Kittley, Wells honored at Alumni Day luncheon

By on March 5, 2020 in ACU News, 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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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 November 14, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News 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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Sports

March Madness v2.0: Wildcat teams on tourney trail

March Madness v2.0: Wildcat teams on tourney trail

By on March 9, 2020 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

That ride was so much fun, let’s do it again. Whether you dust off your “Texas Two Step” or “First Dance” T-shirt from last year or start shopping for a new souvenir one, Wildcat basketball fans’ adrenaline will kick into high gear this week as Abilene Christian University men’s and women’s teams head south on […]

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Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

By on February 27, 2020 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to […]

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Missions

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

By on March 6, 2020 in ACU News, missions with 0 Comments

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. Oftentimes, the homeless are also the faceless of society, and basic needs such as health care are a luxury they […]

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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 9 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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