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ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

ACU outranks other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national benchmark

By on September 10, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a new U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. The university also achieved its highest overall regional ranking ever – 12th – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “America’s Best Colleges,” an improvement of nine places over 2019. U.S. News highlighted […]

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Christian Health Service Corps attracts ACU alumni to serve as medical missionaries

Christian Health Service Corps attracts ACU alumni to serve as medical missionaries

By on August 1, 2019 in Alumni News, missions with 2 Comments

It seemed like destiny when Dr. Tony Rector noticed a change of address from where he had been sending checks to support a medical missionary he knew. The checks had been sent to Christian Health Service Corps at an address in Boerne, near San Antonio. Now, the address said “Fruitvale, Texas,” located in East Texas just […]

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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 ACU News, 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 ACU News, 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 ACU News, 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 ACU News, 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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Latest issue celebrates new Gameday culture

Latest issue celebrates new Gameday culture

By on August 30, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments

With Wildcat Stadium’s second season about to begin, the cover story of ACU Today’s new Spring-Summer 2018 issue offers a retrospective of the inaugural year of a game-changing athletics venue for Abilene Christian University. “Game On” provides a look at ACU’s first season at Anthony Field through the camera lenses of talented photographers Jeremy Enlow, Kim Leeson, Scott Delony […]

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