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Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

By on May 14, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

The timing couldn’t be much worse for Anastacia Badillo (’20) and Isaiah Berry (’19,). Then again, it’s never a bad time to be named a Fulbright Scholar. That’s the situation Anastacia and Isaiah find themselves in after being named Fulbright winners in the midst of a pandemic. Anastacia, a 2020 ACU graduate who is living […]

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Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer

By on April 13, 2020 in Features with 0 Comments

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional mechanical engineer didn’t end when he retired in 2013 from Weatherford International, a Houston-based oilfield service company. But it did change directions. In Houston, Bailey was director of a large engineering department. Today, he is a senior mechanical engineer in ACU’s NEXT Lab, working with faculty and mentoring […]

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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 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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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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Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

By on January 14, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The lights just keep shining brighter on ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing. In November, a virtual reality game designed by a three-student team was accepted for distribution by Steam, which bills itself as “ the ultimate destination for playing, discussing and creating games.” “They’ve boosted their resumes and portfolios by leaps and bounds,” […]

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Chemistry professor Pamplin puts his knowledge into practice in ACU’s NEXT Lab

Chemistry professor Pamplin puts his knowledge into practice in ACU’s NEXT Lab

By on January 13, 2020 in Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Kim Pamplin (’91) added another hat to the stack he already was wearing – that of senior chemist with ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory or NEXT Lab, as it’s best known. Pamplin is a professor and former chair of chemistry and biochemistry, specializing in analytical chemistry. But the […]

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NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

By on October 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 2 Comments

In May 2019, Diego Zometa Paniagua was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the […]

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Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

By on October 1, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a […]

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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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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 Missions, Alumni News 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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