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After a career as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video and other communication channels.

Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

Fritter the K9 earns smiles, spreads good will for ACUPD

By on April 1, 2020 in ACU Today Magazine, Features with 0 Comments

What started as an April Fool’s joke between interior design professor Kelly (Kercheval ’09) Mann and ACU’s apple-fritter-loving police chief Jimmy Ellison has tongues (and tails) wagging across campus a year later. A miniature Schnauzer, dubbed Fritter the K9 and owned by Mann, has taken her place as an official ambassador for the ACU Police […]

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

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

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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ACU names Ryan Bowman new director of Office of Multicultural Affairs

ACU names Ryan Bowman new director of Office of Multicultural Affairs

By on February 26, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Ryan Bowman (’06), associate director of spiritual formation for Abilene Christian University, has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) after a nationwide search. A graduate of Southwestern Christian College, the only historically black college associated with Churches of Christ, Bowman went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication and media […]

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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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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 Academic News, Campus 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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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 Alumni 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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A nationally recognized leader in student success

A nationally recognized leader in student success

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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Read about Wildcats in the news

Read about Wildcats in the news

By on October 1, 2019 in Newsmakers with 0 Comments

ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students are regularly featured in local and national media reports. Here is a digest of recent mentions.

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Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

Abilene Shakespeare Festival to feature alternating plays

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

Abilene Shakespeare Festival returns in June with two shows playing on alternate nights. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by retired theatre professor Gary Varner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 18, 20 and 26 in Fulks Theatre, with a talkback session following the June 26 performance. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a […]

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2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

2019 Summit will explore ‘Sorrow, Hope and Joy’ from the Psalms

By on July 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Summit returns Sept. 15-18 with the theme “Sorrow, Hope and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” Five theme speakers will guide attendees through the ups and downs of life as they correspond with the Psalms. This year, attendees can choose from 20 pathways related to leadership, ministry, service and spiritual growth. […]

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