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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. As a freshman, Lessly Rocha (’21) quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song […]

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Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

Major renovation of ACU’s Moody Coliseum to begin in December

By on November 12, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News, Sports with 1 Comment

The half-century-old domed home of Abilene Christian University’s basketball games, volleyball matches, Chapel services, Sing Song performances and Commencement ceremonies – to name a few – will receive a significant upgrade over the next two years. “Moody Coliseum is at the heart of many of our campus traditions and is a critical part of our […]

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10 Questions with ACU senior VP Linda Bonnin

10 Questions with ACU senior VP Linda Bonnin

By on October 6, 2020 in 10 Questions, Campus News with 4 Comments

Linda Bonnin, ACU’s new senior vice president of marketing and strategic communications, is no stranger to unexpected challenges. In her role in senior leadership at three previous universities – most recently The University of Alabama – she has faced her share of obstacles and celebrated her share of triumphs. But her transition to ACU presented […]

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ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

By on September 23, 2020 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

A coalition of student leaders in Texas colleges have a message to spread and a myth to bust.  The College Health Alliance of Texas includes 36 student body leaders representing 20 colleges and universities across Texas. Their goal is to lead their fellow students in adopting consistent, safe practices to combat COVID-19, so campuses can […]

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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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