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Q&A with a nursing major who’s a wife, mom and Army veteran

Q&A with a nursing major who’s a wife, mom and Army veteran

By on November 10, 2020 in ACU News, Features with 1 Comment

Laura Hamilton is a junior at Abilene Christian University, but she’s also a wife, a mom and a military veteran. After several years as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Army, Hamilton set her sights on serving in a different way and chose ACU’s School of Nursing as the path to her next chapter. […]

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ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

By on November 5, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

A partnership between Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health is providing new equipment and facilities to ACU’s occupational therapy program and offering education and resources to Hendrick clinicians. ACU’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Hendrick Health signed an agreement last year in which Hendrick will donate $75,000 to ACU across three years. That gift has […]

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First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

By on November 4, 2020 in ACU News, Features, Student Success with 1 Comment

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.  When Karla Mendoza, a senior marketing major, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian University, a word she […]

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ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

By on October 27, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of […]

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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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