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Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

By on February 6, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

Shannon Que, senior social work major from Abilene, is one of three college students from across the nation who were awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize from the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Que received the prize for her proposal to research college […]

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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

By on January 29, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 1 Comment

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, […]

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ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

By on December 6, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and […]

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International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

By on October 26, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

All three are from Africa, all three are exceptional students, all three are active in student government, and all three are headed for the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Meet three of ACU’s best and brightest – Olivier Iryamukuru, a senior from Rwanda; Jemimah Wavamunno, a junior from Uganda; and Shekinah Kahongo, […]

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NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

By on October 16, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date […]

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Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

By on October 4, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Features with 0 Comments

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and […]

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Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

By on September 20, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 […]

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Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

By on August 31, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in […]

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Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

Grad student’s video project inspires foster parenting

By on July 18, 2018 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so […]

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Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master […]

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