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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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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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NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

By on July 31, 2020 in Academic News with 3 Comments

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing […]

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Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

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

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to […]

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ACU nursing program receives maximum re-accreditation from CCNE

ACU nursing program receives maximum re-accreditation from CCNE

By on June 9, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Abilene Christian University has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum period of 10 years. ACU’s baccalaureate B.S.N. program was first accredited in 2014. “Earning the maximum re-accreditation is evidence of the high-quality program ACU’s School of Nursing faculty has built,” […]

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