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ACU named Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For”

ACU named Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For”

By on September 18, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For 11 consecutive years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. The results, released today in a special insert of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on the more than 124,000 administrators, faculty members and professional support staff […]

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ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

By on September 10, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. News highlighted […]

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ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Two Abilene Christian University graduates, Matthew Kacsmaryk, J.D., and Brantley Starr, J.D., have been confirmed as U.S. District judges. “It is rare for any Christian university to have a federal judge confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” said Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, “and since January ACU now […]

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Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

FBI director Christopher Wray has named an ACU adjunct criminal justice professor as an FBI assistant director. Stuart Platt is the new FBI assistant director overseeing the Office of Professional Responsibility, located at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Platt was sworn in Aug. 27. The Office of Professional Responsibility strives to ensure that FBI […]

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Dr. Marcia Straughn named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing

Dr. Marcia Straughn named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing

By on August 27, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Marcia Straughn has been named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing. Straughn previously served as department chair. She has been involved with all program levels within the School of Nursing, ranging from classroom and clinical courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to work on the Doctor of Nursing Practice project […]

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ACU Special Collections and Archives receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU Special Collections and Archives receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

By on August 26, 2019 in ACU News with 1 Comment

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $40,000 grant to ACU Special Collections and Archives as part of its Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. The grant will enable the archive to evaluate and plan for optimizing the physical storage conditions and preservation environment for its holdings of more than 30,000 rare books and […]

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Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society receives national awards

Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society receives national awards

By on August 20, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

ACU’s Omega Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2018-19. This is the sixth year in its history that Abilene Christian enjoys this prestigious distinction. In addition, because ACU maintained Honor Chapter status each year of the 2016-19 triennium, […]

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ACU offers $80,000 scholarship to Abilene and Big Country distinguished students

ACU offers $80,000 scholarship to Abilene and Big Country distinguished students

By on August 13, 2019 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University is proud to announce the Abilene and Big Country Distinguished Student Award, totaling $80,000 per student, available to graduating high school students in our area who are granted admission to ACU. “We know our high schools have intellectually gifted and engaged students who are academically prepared for success in higher education,” said […]

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ACU earns national accreditation of teacher education program

ACU earns national accreditation of teacher education program

By on August 6, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) has awarded full seven-year accreditation to the Abilene Christian University Teacher Education Program. After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission issued the decision at its July 10 meeting along with the following rationale: The program presented […]

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ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

By on July 3, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

ABILENE – The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, has launched a consortium with a goal to build a university-based molten salt research and test reactor. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. ACU students and faculty from […]

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