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NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

By on January 19, 2021 in Academic News, Features, research with 0 Comments

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are […]

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10 Questions with NEXT Lab oversight committee chair, energy expert Doug Robison

10 Questions with NEXT Lab oversight committee chair, energy expert Doug Robison

A thin volume of Galileo’s 1610 landmark treatise The Starry Messenger sits on a bookshelf at oil and gas executive Doug Robison’s Abilene home. Within its pages, the famous astronomer, who turned his telescope to the stars to provide firsthand observation that ours is a sun-centered solar system and not an Earth-centered one, describes his […]

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Dr. Tom Lee inaugural recipient of the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship

Dr. Tom Lee inaugural recipient of the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship

By on December 28, 2020 in Academic News with 1 Comment

Donors joined Abilene Christian University faculty and staff for an online investiture ceremony for the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship on Friday, Dec. 4. The virtual event, coordinated in a COVID-safe environment on ACU’s campus and joined by participants in Texas and Florida, honored the legacy of the late Dr. Clark Stevens and recognized the inaugural […]

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ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

By on December 2, 2020 in Academic News, research with 0 Comments

In spite of challenges presented by the pandemic, undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University have devoted the past several months to preparing components for a hadron calorimeter as part of the STAR detector project – an experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory – and for the first time were able […]

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ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

By on December 1, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News, ACU Online with 0 Comments

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of […]

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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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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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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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