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Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

By on January 14, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The lights just keep shining brighter on ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing. In November, a virtual reality game designed by a three-student team was accepted for distribution by Steam, which bills itself as “ the ultimate destination for playing, discussing and creating games.” “They’ve boosted their resumes and portfolios by leaps and bounds,” […]

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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 ACU News, Faculty Spotlights 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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Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

By on March 19, 2019 in ACU News with 0 Comments

For the fourth year, ACU has earned a top ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2019. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2018 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada […]

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Zach Higgins (’13) | School of Information Technology and Computing

Zach Higgins (’13) | School of Information Technology and Computing

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

It was the university’s innovative approach to technology that originally drew Zach Higgins (’13) to enroll at ACU. But it was his experience with faculty in the School of Information Technology and Computing that made him realize he was in the right place. “Most of my friends at larger universities always complained of having to […]

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Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

By on March 28, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News

For the second year, ACU has earned a #27 ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2016 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada and some […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

ACU Remembers: Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen

By on August 24, 2016 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University provost Dr. Dwayne Dale VanRheenen, 72, died Aug. 11, 2016, in Washington state following an illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Abilene’s Highland Church of Christ (425 Highland Ave., Abilene, Texas 79605). A reception will follow with the family. VanRheenen was born in […]

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COBA names new dean

COBA names new dean

By on May 9, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News

Dr. Brad Crisp has been named as the new dean for the College of Business Administration. During his 10 years on the faculty at ACU, Crisp has served as director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, which earned ABET accreditation under his leadership; and he launched the online Master of Business Administration as […]

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IT grad finds niche at USAA

IT grad finds niche at USAA

By on February 5, 2016 in Academic News, ACU News, Alumni News

It was the university’s innovative approach to technology that originally drew Zach Higgins (’13) to enroll at ACU. But it was his experience with faculty in the School of Information Technology and Computing that made him realize he was in the right place. “Most of my friends at larger universities always complained of having to […]

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