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ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

By on January 14, 2021 in ACU News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 […]

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ACU students mark MLK Day with service

By on January 14, 2021 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For the third year in a row, students and faculty in Abilene Christian University’s College of Education and Human Services are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project and inviting all of the ACU campus to participate. Gathering and serving through a large-group activity isn’t possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, […]

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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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ACU Brown Library to receive TexTreasures digitization funding

ACU Brown Library to receive TexTreasures digitization funding

By on December 23, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently awarded funding to Abilene Christian University’s Brown Library through its TexTreasures grant program. The $25,000 grant will facilitate digitization of the full print run of The Christian Chronicle, a major, global newspaper serving Churches of Christ since 1943. “We are grateful to the Texas State Library and […]

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ACU student places in national photo competition

ACU student places in national photo competition

By on December 17, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News, Student Success with 3 Comments

David Mitchell, an Abilene Christian University student and photographer for ACU’s student newspaper, earned a spot in the top 20 in a national photojournalism contest. Mitchell, a senior psychology major, placed 18th nationally in the 2020 Photojournalism Championship, part of the Hearst Journalism Awards competition. “The Hearst Awards are the most distinguished college media awards […]

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ACU Remembers: Former trustee Randy Nicholson

ACU Remembers: Former trustee Randy Nicholson

By on December 14, 2020 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 6 Comments

George Randolph “Randy” Nicholson, an entrepreneur, benefactor and influential former trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Dec. 11, 2020, in Abilene at age 83. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut Street, Abilene, Texas 79602). A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at […]

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Q&A with a December graduate in a most unusual year

Q&A with a December graduate in a most unusual year

By on December 11, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

  Although COVID-19 precautions precluded the usual 2020 December Commencement ceremony, more than 250 ACU students completed course requirements and are official college graduates. They’ll be invited to return for the traditional pomp and circumstance in May. Congratulations to the newest Wildcat alumni! Jessi Herrera Hometown: Schertz, Texas (near San Antonio) Major: Accounting with a […]

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ACU social work group plans mobile food pantry for college students

ACU social work group plans mobile food pantry for college students

By on December 7, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

A team from Abilene Christian University’s School of Social Work, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Abilene and other local organizations, is planning to address food insecurity among a population not often associated with food insecurity: college students. The work is being conducted through ACU’s Institute for Social and Community Development and will address […]

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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 marriage and family therapy program to offer free counseling sessions during pandemic

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

The Department of Marriage and Family Studies at Abilene Christian University is offering free counseling sessions for couples and families to address the stress experienced during the pandemic, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene. “We are concerned that rates of domestic violence, substance use, and mental health issues will rise as […]

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