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ACU thought leaders

By on October 1, 2020 in Perspectives

Members of the ACU community often stand out as thought leaders in their fields. Here is a collection of their opinion pieces as shared by various media outlets.

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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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NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

By on July 31, 2020 in Academic News with 3 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 Academic News, ACU News 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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ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

By on June 22, 2020 in ACU News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has received a $120,000 budget renewal of the teams’ sponsored research award through Idaho National Laboratory, titled “Investigation of Instrumentation, Data Analytics, and Simulation Synergies for the Versatile Test Reactor.” This grant was initially awarded in August 2018 for $150,000 and represented the NEXT Lab’s first federal support. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. […]

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ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

By on June 12, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The nuclear physics group at Abilene Christian University has been awarded a three-year renewal in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The recent extension is for $793,000, and includes funding for a post doctoral fellowship for the first time in the history of these grants. The university has sustained budget renewals since it originated in 1982. Other universities […]

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Communication sciences student receives 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Communication sciences student receives 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

By on May 1, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Anastacia Badillo, senior communication sciences and disorders major from Coppell, Texas, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Badillo will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Spain. Badillo is one of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will […]

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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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Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

By on May 1, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Isaiah Berry, biology graduate from Nashville, Tennessee, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Nepal. Berry is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of […]

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ACU Board of Trustees adds Donny Edwards, Fernando Nasmyth and Doug Robison

ACU Board of Trustees adds Donny Edwards, Fernando Nasmyth and Doug Robison

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

Abilene Christian University has added three new members to its Board of Trustees: Donny Edwards of Decatur, Texas; Fernando Nasmyth, J.D., of Atlanta, Georgia; and Doug Robison, J.D., of Abilene, Texas. All were appointed at the board’s February meeting. Donny Edwards joined the Sagora Senior Living family of companies in 1992 and has been one […]

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