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ACU Summit moves online for 2020, focuses on peacemaking

ACU Summit moves online for 2020, focuses on peacemaking

By on September 15, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s annual faith and spirituality lecture series has seen a good amount of evolution in its 114-year history, but even with more than a century of changes, this year’s event marks a first – an entirely virtual gathering. Summit typically involves church leaders, preachers, theologians and a variety of other interested Christ followers […]

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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

By on September 10, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students. Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered […]

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ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

By on August 27, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University is now the largest college in Texas powered entirely with renewable energy, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report ranks colleges and universities across the country in key energy sustainability metrics. More than 40 currently obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according […]

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Groundbreaking for residence hall is first step toward new Freshman Village

Groundbreaking for residence hall is first step toward new Freshman Village

By on August 27, 2020 in Campus News with 0 Comments

Donors, alumni and friends of ACU kicked off the new school year Saturday by breaking ground on a new residence hall on the site of former McDonald Hall, set to be a home for freshmen in Fall 2021. Standing near the construction site, April (Bullock ’89) Anthony of Dallas, Texas, board chair and one of […]

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Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

By on August 21, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert sent the following message on Friday, Aug. 21, regarding fall events: Dear ACU Community, Our campus traditionally has several fall activities that bring us together to celebrate what is held dear about our community and demonstrate our Wildcat spirit. As we lean into this unique semester, we have had to […]

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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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