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Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

Spring musical comedy will feature Disney’s ‘Freaky Friday’

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, ACU Theatre with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre will present the Disney musical Freaky Friday at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 and 24-25 in Fulks Theatre. Dinner will be served April 25, and a talkback session will follow the performance on April 24. The show, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films, will be directed by theatre professor […]

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Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large  in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

Although just 5-7, Gabriel looms large in 2019 fortunes of Chicago Bears

By on September 5, 2019 in ACU News, Sports with 0 Comments

At age 28, Taylor Gabriel (’15) finds himself the elder statesman not only of Abilene Christian University alumni playing in the National Football League but of wide receivers on his team, the Chicago Bears. In fact, he’s the lone former Wildcat on an NFL roster as the 2019 season begins tonight in the Windy City, […]

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Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

By on September 3, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a […]

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ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

ACU grads Matthew Kacsmaryk and Brantley Starr confirmed as federal judges

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Two Abilene Christian University graduates, Matthew Kacsmaryk, J.D., and Brantley Starr, J.D., have been confirmed as U.S. District judges. “It is rare for any Christian university to have a federal judge confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” said Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, “and since January ACU now […]

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Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

Adjunct ACU criminal justice professor named FBI assistant director

By on August 28, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

FBI director Christopher Wray has named an ACU adjunct criminal justice professor as an FBI assistant director. Stuart Platt is the new FBI assistant director overseeing the Office of Professional Responsibility, located at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Platt was sworn in Aug. 27. The Office of Professional Responsibility strives to ensure that FBI […]

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Dr. Marcia Straughn named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing

Dr. Marcia Straughn named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing

By on August 27, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Dr. Marcia Straughn has been named as dean of ACU’s School of Nursing. Straughn previously served as department chair. She has been involved with all program levels within the School of Nursing, ranging from classroom and clinical courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to work on the Doctor of Nursing Practice project […]

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ACU Special Collections and Archives receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU Special Collections and Archives receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

By on August 26, 2019 in ACU News with 1 Comment

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $40,000 grant to ACU Special Collections and Archives as part of its Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. The grant will enable the archive to evaluate and plan for optimizing the physical storage conditions and preservation environment for its holdings of more than 30,000 rare books and […]

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Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society receives national awards

Sigma Delta Pi Hispanic Honor Society receives national awards

By on August 20, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

ACU’s Omega Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2018-19. This is the sixth year in its history that Abilene Christian enjoys this prestigious distinction. In addition, because ACU maintained Honor Chapter status each year of the 2016-19 triennium, […]

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Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

By on August 20, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Stepping onto a college campus for the first time can be intimidating, exciting and terrifying all at once. We asked a few ACU senior and recent graduates to share words of wisdom, reflecting on their time at ACU. We hope their answers will bless our new students as they take that first step into the […]

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Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

Southwest Airlines communications director honored as distinguished alumna

By on August 14, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 1 Comment

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at ACU’s Dallas campus in Addison, Texas, in August to celebrate Katie Coldwell (’00), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Coldwell’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes at Southwest Airlines, where she serves as communications director, but the journey she has taken […]

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