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Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

Gilbreth’s No. 13 baseball jersey retired by ACU

By on February 10, 2020 in ACU News, Features with 1 Comment

Only the seventh uniform number to be retired in Abilene Christian University athletics history – and the first in baseball – was celebrated Saturday night, but don’t let the two digits fool you. The No. 13 jersey once worn by Bill Gilbreth (’69) was anything but unlucky to the man who wore it. Gilbreth, the […]

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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 ACU 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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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

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. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

By on June 6, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Once upon a time – on May 21, 2015, to be exact – the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of America. This week’s Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, or CALF, is one of the reasons why, and Abilene Christian University characters are playing their part to […]

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Leap of faith, mom’s encouragement took Gonzalez on ‘impossible’ journey

Leap of faith, mom’s encouragement took Gonzalez on ‘impossible’ journey

By on May 30, 2019 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Sam Gonzalez (’93) remembers clearly the words he spoke when Bible professor Carl Spain called, inviting Sam to enroll at ACU. That would be impossible, Sam said, because his family didn’t have the money. But Sam also remembers the words his mother spoke when Sam told her the gist of the conversation. “You’re going to […]

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Social work degree leads to shift in career path for Medina

Social work degree leads to shift in career path for Medina

By on May 30, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 1 Comment

Ruben “Andy” Medina (’14 M.S.S.W.) found his social work degree to be the perfect segue into a career in the medical field. After completing his master’s degree at ACU, Medina spent two years as a medical social worker at a Level 3 trauma center in his hometown of El Paso. “The work was extremely rewarding,” he […]

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Bruce twins go their separate ways – for a good cause

By on May 28, 2019 in ACU Missions, ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Twins Jessica and Elayna Bruce did not plan to attend ACU. They wanted to “break the trend” in their family of ACU alumni. But with their sights set on missions and studying abroad, ACU won them over, and they are glad it did. The strength and tenacity of their older brother Jackson, who has autism, […]

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ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities

By on April 12, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News, ACU Online, Features with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University has received a $103,000 grant to digitize and distribute 30 outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets and mobile phones at no charge. ACU is one of only seven universities to receive this grant. This project is part of the Humanities Open Book program led […]

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Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

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. Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In […]

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March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

March Madness: ACU basketball band makes big sound, impression at NCAA Tourneys

By on March 23, 2019 in ACU News, Features, Sports with 2 Comments

The loudest, most spirited fans in the house at Abilene Christian University basketball games take up the smallest space. But it wouldn’t be March Madness without them, so when the official travel parties for ACU headed this week to the men’s and women’s Division I NCAA Tournaments in Jacksonville and Waco, the basketball band’s inclusion […]

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