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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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ACU announces new vice president for student life

ACU announces new vice president for student life

By on July 12, 2018 in ACU News with 1 Comment

Dr. Scott McDowell has been named vice president for student life at Abilene Christian University and will begin duties on Aug. 1. McDowell comes to ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president for student life. Prior to that he served for […]

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Kirby fund a resource for students in need

Kirby fund a resource for students in need

By on May 20, 2017 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Glasses. Diapers. Groceries. Rent. Staff members in the office of Student Life at Abilene Christian University each year encounter students who need help paying for all of these life necessities as they encounter difficult situations and personal hardships during their time here. For example, one student paying her and her brother’s way through school needed […]

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ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

By on October 14, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene. Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated […]

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Preparation underway for VIA projects

Preparation underway for VIA projects

By on June 24, 2014 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

As fundraising continues for ACU’s historic Vision in Action initiative, preparation is underway this summer for construction of two new science buildings and two new on-campus stadiums. Crews this morning began groundwork on what will become a new stadium for ACU’s legendary track and field program and dominant women’s soccer team – clearing and leveling […]

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Cox cited for community catalyst work

By on May 6, 2014 in Alumni News with 0 Comments

Reg Cox (’84), minister of the Lakewood (Colo.) Church of Christ, has come a long way since earning his psychology degree. He has served as an admissions counselor at Abilene Christian University, a campus minister in south Florida, then back to ACU for nearly 17 years in various Student Life leadership roles at his alma […]

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McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

By on April 8, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year […]

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One student killed, five injured in accident

One student killed, five injured in accident

By on January 26, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News with 15 Comments

A tragic accident southeast of campus on Friday night claimed the life of one Abilene Christian University student and injured five others. The six traveling in one vehicle were hit by another vehicle as they were driving south on Highway 36 in eastern Taylor County about 8:21 p.m. Friday. The driver of the other vehicle […]

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Dancing policy outlined by Thompson’s Q&A

Dancing policy outlined by Thompson’s Q&A

By on February 27, 2012 in Campus News with 10 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s revised policy regarding dancing on campus is explained in a Q&A with ACU administrator Dr. Jean-Noel Thompson on the Christian Chronicle blog. Thompson, who is vice president for student life and dean of students, announced that after several years of study, the following change was being made to provide safe, supervised on-campus […]

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