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Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

Pandemic impacts ACU’s two newest Fulbright Scholars

By on May 14, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

The timing couldn’t be much worse for Anastacia Badillo (’20) and Isaiah Berry (’19,). Then again, it’s never a bad time to be named a Fulbright Scholar. That’s the situation Anastacia and Isaiah find themselves in after being named Fulbright winners in the midst of a pandemic. Anastacia, a 2020 ACU graduate who is living […]

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Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

By on May 2, 2020 in Academic News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s forensics and debate team earned several national rankings from the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) after competing in nine tournaments during the 2019-20 school year. ACU competed against teams from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Stephen […]

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Communication sciences student receives 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Communication sciences student receives 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

By on May 1, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Anastacia Badillo, senior communication sciences and disorders major from Coppell, Texas, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Badillo will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Spain. Badillo is one of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will […]

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Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

Biology graduate receives 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

By on May 1, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Isaiah Berry, biology graduate from Nashville, Tennessee, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Nepal. Berry is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of […]

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ACU engineering and physics students awarded prestigious scholarships from U.S. Department of Energy

ACU engineering and physics students awarded prestigious scholarships from U.S. Department of Energy

By on April 21, 2020 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Two ACU undergraduate students – Keaton Brewster from Malibu, California, and Reuben Howe from Dale, Texas – have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE annually presents more than $5 million in awards through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated University Program to students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees or other […]

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Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

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. Oftentimes, the homeless are also the faceless of society, and basic needs such as health care are a luxury they […]

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Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

By on February 13, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The purchase of a new Study Abroad residence in Oxford, England, marks another exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. The recently renovated Victorian house, located at 163 Woodstock Rd. in Central North Oxford, will serve as housing for 26 students. It features […]

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Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

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. The first ever Social Enterprise Consulting class traveled to Costa Rica during spring break with Dr. Laura (Cleek ’88) Phillips […]

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ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

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

For 2019, the first-time pass rate for Abilene Christian University nursing graduates taking the NCLEX test was 96.08 percent, exceeding both the state and national program averages. On Friday, the Texas Board of Nursing released first-time pass rates for eligible nursing programs in the state. This marks three years in a row for ACU’s first-time […]

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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

By on November 20, 2019 in Academic News, Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable […]

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