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Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

Paris ballet dancer, Abilene native Alex Maryianowski teaches ACU theatre workshop

By on October 21, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

COVID-19 shutdowns around the world brought ballet dancer Alex Maryianowski from performing with the Paris Opera Ballet back to his hometown of Abilene, and Abilene Christian University students were the beneficiaries of that pandemic side effect, as he offered a guest workshop Tuesday in ACU’s Department of Theatre. Maryianowski visited as a guest artist in […]

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ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

ACU receives $1.3M federal student success support grant

By on October 16, 2020 in Academic News, Student Success with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs to fund its Student Support Service Project for a five-year period from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2025.  The university will receive $261,888 annually to fund the work of the grant, which is designed to provide […]

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ACU welcomes three National Merit finalists

ACU welcomes three National Merit finalists

By on October 8, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Three National Merit finalists are among the freshmen at Abilene Christian University this fall, and the university honored them in a ceremony Sept. 29 They join five other National Merit Finalists in the student body. The National Merit finalists in this year’s entering class are Madison Chedester, a Spanish and pre-med major from Sioux Falls, […]

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NEH awards $300,000 to team led by ACU professor

NEH awards $300,000 to team led by ACU professor

By on September 24, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

An international team directed by Dr. Curt Niccum, associate director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a project to produce print and digital editions of Old Testament books in Ge’ez, the ancient […]

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ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

By on September 23, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A coalition of student leaders in Texas colleges have a message to spread and a myth to bust.  The College Health Alliance of Texas includes 36 student body leaders representing 20 colleges and universities across Texas. Their goal is to lead their fellow students in adopting consistent, safe practices to combat COVID-19, so campuses can […]

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ACU named to ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Honor Roll

ACU named to ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Honor Roll

By on September 17, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For the 11th time in the last 12 years, Abilene Christian University has been recognized as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The results, published in the Sept. 18 issue, are based on an annual survey of administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members at colleges […]

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Summit pathway focuses on peace at the border

Summit pathway focuses on peace at the border

By on September 17, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Several sessions at Abilene Christian University’s annual Summit will tackle the topic of immigration at the southern U.S. border, a particularly relevant subject for Texans. This pathway within Summit includes webinars, an e-book, a film and a related art exhibit that will be available online as of Sept. 21. Summit, ACU’s annual conference on faith […]

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ACU Summit moves online for 2020, focuses on peacemaking

ACU Summit moves online for 2020, focuses on peacemaking

By on September 15, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s annual faith and spirituality lecture series has seen a good amount of evolution in its 114-year history, but even with more than a century of changes, this year’s event marks a first – an entirely virtual gathering. Summit typically involves church leaders, preachers, theologians and a variety of other interested Christ followers […]

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ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three […]

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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

By on September 10, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students. Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered […]

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