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McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

McDonald legacy: One of ACU’s oldest structures makes way for new residence hall

By on July 8, 2020 in Campus News with 2 Comments

The Abilene Christian University community bid a fond farewell to McDonald Hall in mid-June. The residence hall – one of the original buildings of our hilltop campus, opened in 1929 – was demolished and will be replaced by a new one. McDonald was named for Albert “A.F.” McDonald and his wife, Cornelia Elizabeth “Neelie” (Gray) McDonald, […]

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ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

By on May 1, 2020 in Campus News with 1 Comment

University Scholars from Abilene Christian University’s May and December 2020 graduating class were honored in departmental festivities.  Fifty scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to designate one scholar and nominate others for at-large consideration.  Eligibility for the honor requires a 3.5 or […]

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SOAR program, Katie Kirby fund helping students in need during COVID-19 crisis

SOAR program, Katie Kirby fund helping students in need during COVID-19 crisis

By on April 9, 2020 in Campus News with 0 Comments

As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues, ACU is able to assist students in need thanks to critical resources that have been in place for years: the Student Opportunities, Advocacy and Resources (SOAR) program in the Office of Student Life and its Katie Kirby Student Success Fund.  Since Fall 2015, SOAR staff members have worked […]

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Where will you be in 50 years? Students share aspirations for the future

Where will you be in 50 years? Students share aspirations for the future

By on March 30, 2020 in Campus News with 0 Comments

At the 51st annual President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 23, university leaders imagined ACU’s next half century and beyond. Twelve students were asked a simple, but big, question: What would you like to have accomplished in 50 years? Their answers were inspiring and varied, from wanting to revolutionize the world’s access to energy, to growing […]

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Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

By on February 27, 2020 in Campus News, Features, Sports with 0 Comments

Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to […]

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First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades, and praise from students

It didn’t take long for the ACU community to make an impression on Carson Wright when he first stepped foot on campus. He was a product of the Fort Worth public school system and wasn’t sure what to expect from ACU and Abilene. His first encounters on campus put his mind at ease and set […]

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ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

By on December 10, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding […]

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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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NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

By on October 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 2 Comments

In May 2019, Diego Zometa Paniagua was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the […]

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Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

By on October 11, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Two ACU women’s social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries with special activities at ACU Homecoming next week. Ko Jo Kai will mark its 100th anniversary by inviting its oldest living member, 102-year-old Eloise (Reynolds ’37) Carruthers, to join members in the parade. Sigma Theta Chi will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting social club alumnae to […]

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