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ACU hires first vice president for research

ACU hires first vice president for research

By on September 7, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of Dr. Russell “Rusty” Kruzelock as its first vice president for research. He will begin work at ACU on Sept. 14. “ACU has a history of attracting and producing leaders in academic inquiry, and our past decade of remarkable growth in research has revealed the need for an experienced […]

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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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ACU breaks ground on new residence hall and Freshman Village

ACU breaks ground on new residence hall and Freshman Village

By on August 24, 2020 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Abilene Christian University students began a new school year today, and a new residence hall project has launched as well, with a groundbreaking Saturday on East North 16th Street. The new facility is scheduled to open in Fall 2021 and will replace McDonald Hall, which was demolished during the summer. Construction of the residence hall […]

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NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

By on July 31, 2020 in Academic News with 3 Comments

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing […]

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Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

By on June 24, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to […]

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ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

By on June 22, 2020 in ACU News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has received a $120,000 budget renewal of the teams’ sponsored research award through Idaho National Laboratory, titled “Investigation of Instrumentation, Data Analytics, and Simulation Synergies for the Versatile Test Reactor.” This grant was initially awarded in August 2018 for $150,000 and represented the NEXT Lab’s first federal support. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. […]

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ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

By on June 12, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The nuclear physics group at Abilene Christian University has been awarded a three-year renewal in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The recent extension is for $793,000, and includes funding for a post doctoral fellowship for the first time in the history of these grants. The university has sustained budget renewals since it originated in 1982. Other universities […]

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ACU nursing program receives maximum re-accreditation from CCNE

ACU nursing program receives maximum re-accreditation from CCNE

By on June 9, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Abilene Christian University has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum period of 10 years. ACU’s baccalaureate B.S.N. program was first accredited in 2014. “Earning the maximum re-accreditation is evidence of the high-quality program ACU’s School of Nursing faculty has built,” […]

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Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

Debate team earns national rankings, individual awards

By on May 2, 2020 in Academic News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s forensics and debate team earned several national rankings from the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) after competing in nine tournaments during the 2019-20 school year. ACU competed against teams from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Stephen […]

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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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