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Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon  from his new biography

Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon from his new biography

By on September 25, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Kasey Pipes (’95) has enjoyed a unique perspective on the U.S. presidency, from working as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the White House for George W. Bush, to authoring biographies on two others: Dwight D. Eisenhower and now, Richard M. Nixon. Pipes is partner and co-founder of Corley + Pipes, a consulting firm with […]

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Theatre major steps onto new stage with oil and gas internship

Theatre major steps onto new stage with oil and gas internship

By on September 24, 2019 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Tré McLeod, senior musical theatre major from Houston, stepped onto a new stage this summer as an intern with Aramco Services Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the largest and most profitable oil and gas company in the world. As a business minor, Tré was most interested in learning how international relations affect business. “Working […]

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ACU named Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For”

ACU named Chronicle of Higher Education “Great College to Work For”

By on September 18, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For 11 consecutive years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. The results, released today in a special insert of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on the more than 124,000 administrators, faculty members and professional support staff […]

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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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Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

Brantlys share thoughts on returning to Africa five years after Kent nearly died from Ebola

By on September 10, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 3 Comments

When Kent Brantly, M.D., (’03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll ’06) told their young children they were moving back to Africa five years after Kent nearly lost his life to Ebola, a tangle of emotions emerged – sad, excited, happy, nervous. Ten-year-old Ruby describes it by saying “most of me is excited,” said her mom, […]

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Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

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

Ten years ago, Dr. James Prather (’14) would have never guessed that God would lead him to the classroom. Today, he enjoys teaching courses in both computer science and Old Testament, has received numerous student-voted awards such as Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year, continues working with students on ground-breaking research projects, […]

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Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

Winter Mystery to feature spy thriller ‘Pack of Lies’

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

Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore and directed by theatre professor Adam Hester (’77), will be presented Feb. 13-15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Culp Theatre. Dinner will be served Feb. 15 and a talkback session will follow the Feb. 21 performance. A spy thriller in the vein of The Americans, the intrigue in […]

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‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

‘One Night Only’ dance premiere set for Feb. 29

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

ACU Theatre’s dancers will perform a thrilling night of dance Feb. 29, featuring faculty member Lily Balogh’s innovative and original choreography. Balogh, a New York native trained for 10 years at the School of American Ballet and summers at American Ballet Theater, among other companies. She has danced for New York City Ballet and Royal […]

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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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