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Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

By on September 24, 2019 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The […]

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ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

By on September 10, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. News highlighted […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

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. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee

By on June 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96). A two-time Fulbright scholar himself, Jason spends time recruiting students for the program he has come to love and trust. […]

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Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

Dalton receives Fulbright award to teach in Malaysia

By on April 17, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, much less getting it, wasn’t on Mackenzie Dalton’s mind when she enrolled at ACU as a freshman. Then she met Dr. Jason Morris, dean of the university’s Honors College. He mentioned the opportunity and convinced her to apply. Mackenzie, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, is an accounting major […]

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Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

Jirik receives Fulbright award to teach in Colombia

By on April 16, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 3 Comments

Angela Jirik doesn’t know exactly where’s she going yet and may not know until she touches down in Colombia in late July. The South American country is definite but beyond that, the details are sketchy for one of ACU’s latest recipients of a Fulbright Scholar Award, given by the U.S. Department of State. “The city […]

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ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

By on April 12, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $103,000 grant to digitize and distribute 30 outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets and mobile phones at no charge. ACU is one of only seven universities to receive this grant. This project is part of the Humanities Open Book program led […]

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Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

Students present Parkinson’s research with special significance for retired professor

By on April 8, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 1 Comment

Within months of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine Wilson (’76) had a plan of action in place. “I don’t move slow if I don’t have to,” she said, in her matter-of-fact way. The diagnosis came in February 2017 when Wilson was 62. Other ACU faculty and students didn’t know it at the time, but […]

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Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

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. Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In […]

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ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

By on February 11, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 5 Comments

ACU is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. students. Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and the list is published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACU is one of […]

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