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ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three […]

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University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

University’s first chief diversity officer brings life experience to new role

By on June 18, 2020 in Features with 2 Comments

Dr. Stephanie (Toombs ’90) Hamm is the great-granddaughter of a slave, the granddaughter of an activist and the daughter of an activist – “all people who love Jesus,” she said. Growing up, she heard stories of the efforts to integrate schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. “My grandfather was one of the initial parents who insisted on […]

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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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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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March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

March Madness: Wildcat women’s basketball team finally reaches the Promised Land

By on March 23, 2019 in Features, Sports with 0 Comments

Anyone else might have panicked when technology revolted and an electronic lock trapped them in unfamiliar territory. But the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team has experience in unnecessary confinement. On Feb. 13, with Sing Song having evicted them from their usual home court at Moody Coliseum, the Wildcats were forced to use the gym […]

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March Madness: A brief look at women basketball’s DI era accomplishments

March Madness: A brief look at women basketball’s DI era accomplishments

By on March 22, 2019 in Features, Sports with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian women’s basketball hops on the bus headed for Baylor and the NCAA DI Championship this week nearly seven years to the date Julie Goodenough was hired by then-athletics director Jared Mosley to be the program’s sixth head coach. The Haskell, Texas, native was hired March 27, 2012, and officially introduced several days later at a […]

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March Madness: ‘Trust The Process’ leads ACU to its One Shining Moment

March Madness: ‘Trust The Process’ leads ACU to its One Shining Moment

By on March 18, 2019 in Sports with 2 Comments

KATY, Texas — The ACU Wildcats have spent the better part of the last three decades searching for their One Shining Moment. They found it Saturday night at the Merrell Center as the Wildcats beat New Orleans, 77-60, to win the Southland Conference men’s basketball championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. ACU will find […]

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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

By on January 29, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 1 Comment

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. William J. Teague

ACU Remembers: Dr. William J. Teague

By on December 5, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. William J. Teague (’52), chancellor emeritus of Abilene Christian University, died in Abilene on Nov. 28, 2018, at age 91. Funeral services are planned for Dec. 6, at 11:57 a.m. in the ACU Teague Center. He was born July 12, 1927, in Olney, Texas, the youngest of six sons. His father died when he […]

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Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

Alumnus takes break from ‘Hamilton’ tour to perform at ACU Theatre’s Lights Up!

By on September 18, 2018 in Alumni News, Features with 0 Comments

Eean Cochran took five years to graduate from Abilene Christian University – and for good reason. He was getting an incredible head start on his musical theatre career. During his sophomore and junior years, Cochran was cast in Broadway tours of Dreamgirls and Bring It On, and had to juggle his coursework around his time […]

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