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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.

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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Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

By on June 6, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Once upon a time – on May 21, 2015, to be exact – the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of America. This week’s Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, or CALF, is one of the reasons why, and Abilene Christian University characters are playing their part to […]

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Social work degree leads to shift in career path for Medina

Social work degree leads to shift in career path for Medina

By on May 30, 2019 in Features with 1 Comment

Ruben “Andy” Medina (’14 M.S.S.W.) found his social work degree to be the perfect segue into a career in the medical field. After completing his master’s degree at ACU, Medina spent two years as a medical social worker at a Level 3 trauma center in his hometown of El Paso. “The work was extremely rewarding,” he […]

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March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

March Madness: Men’s, women’s basketball teams honored during Chapel

By on March 18, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

The atmosphere in Moody Coliseum reverberated with excitement this morning as ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men’s and women’s basketball teams who are both headed to the NCAA Tournament later this week. “This is an amazing milestone for ACU,” Schubert said to students attending Monday Chapel. “This is so much […]

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Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

By on February 6, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Shannon Que, senior social work major from Abilene, is one of three college students from across the nation who were awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize from the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Que received the prize for her proposal to research college […]

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Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

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

The Friends of ACU Library will host former First Lady Laura Bush as featured speaker at its spring fundraiser. “Voices of Hope: An Evening with Laura Bush” will begin at 5 p.m. March 28 at Hunter Welcome Center and will be moderated by best-selling author and ACU alumnus Max Lucado (’77). The event takes its […]

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10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

10 Questions with CEHS dean Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

By on January 25, 2019 in 10 Questions, Faculty Spotlights with 1 Comment

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, recently named dean of the College of Education and Human Services, believes the university is uniquely poised to take on the challenges facing higher education today. “I believe ACU has the flexibility and ingenuity to step into the future with hope and excitement,” she says. “Our mission is timely, and […]

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