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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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ACU NEXT Lab receives first patent

ACU NEXT Lab receives first patent

By on September 8, 2020 in ACU News with 2 Comments

Professors develop innovative tool to monitor molten salt flow Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, or NEXT Lab, has taken another step toward the reality of a molten salt research reactor with the approval of its first patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office awarded ACU the patent for a high-temperature flow meter […]

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ACU hires first vice president for research

ACU hires first vice president for research

By on September 7, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of Dr. Russell “Rusty” Kruzelock as its first vice president for research. He will begin work at ACU on Sept. 14. “ACU has a history of attracting and producing leaders in academic inquiry, and our past decade of remarkable growth in research has revealed the need for an experienced […]

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ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

By on August 27, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University is now the largest college in Texas powered entirely with renewable energy, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report ranks colleges and universities across the country in key energy sustainability metrics. More than 40 currently obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according […]

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ACU breaks ground on new residence hall and Freshman Village

ACU breaks ground on new residence hall and Freshman Village

By on August 24, 2020 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University students began a new school year today, and a new residence hall project has launched as well, with a groundbreaking Saturday on East North 16th Street. The new facility is scheduled to open in Fall 2021 and will replace McDonald Hall, which was demolished during the summer. Construction of the residence hall […]

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10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

10 Questions with provost Dr. Robert Rhodes

By on November 25, 2013 in 10 Questions, Academic News, Series with 0 Comments

ACU provost Dr. Robert Rhodes joined the administration at the start of the 2012-13 school year following a 17-year career at New Mexico State University as associate dean for students and programs in NMSU’s College of Education. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. […]

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Rolando Diaz joins Laura Bush in charity event

Rolando Diaz joins Laura Bush in charity event

By on November 21, 2013 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Three Abilene Christian University alumni recently teamed with former first lady Laura Bush to raise money to aid families in crisis in the Fort Worth area. Bush spoke Oct. 11 at the 25th annual Hearts and Hope Gala. The dinner raised money for the Community Enrichment Center in North Richland Hills, a non-profit including one […]

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ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

ACU teams with AHS on Eagle Writing Center

By on November 14, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Students at Abilene High School have a unique opportunity to improve their writing skills through peer tutoring, as a result of collaboration between the high school and Abilene Christian University. The Eagle Writing Center, which opened in August, was the brainchild of James McGee, who teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at AHS and also […]

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