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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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Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

Women entrepreneurs in Costa Rica benefit from ACU Study Abroad course

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. The first ever Social Enterprise Consulting class traveled to Costa Rica during spring break with Dr. Laura (Cleek ’88) Phillips […]

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7 things we love about ACU in the fall

7 things we love about ACU in the fall

By on November 26, 2019 in Features

All people talk about is pumpkin spice, but there are a million more reasons why fall is our favorite season here at ACU. From football games that bring generations of ACU alumni together to cozy coffee dates, the new season brings old traditions and new ones to campus. We’re sharing our seven favorite ways to […]

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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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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 November 14, 2019 in Alumni 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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Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

Recent Fulbright scholars reflect on experiences abroad

By on October 1, 2019 in Academic News, Features with 0 Comments

Mackenzie Dalton and Angela Jirik didn’t have to do any googling to learn about life abroad as a Fulbright Scholar when they received the honor in the spring. All they had to do was contact any number of a long list of former ACU students and faculty who have received the same honor. Just a […]

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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 Features 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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Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

Professor equally at home in computer science, Bible classrooms

By on September 5, 2019 in Faculty Spotlights, Features 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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Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

By on September 3, 2019 in Alumni News, Campus News, Features with 0 Comments

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a […]

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Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

Upperclassmen, recent grads give advice to new students

By on August 20, 2019 in Features with 0 Comments

Stepping onto a college campus for the first time can be intimidating, exciting and terrifying all at once. We asked a few ACU senior and recent graduates to share words of wisdom, reflecting on their time at ACU. We hope their answers will bless our new students as they take that first step into the […]

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