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Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

Pennington wins U.S. Department of State scholarship for study abroad

By on September 24, 2019 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Kate Pennington knew she wanted to study abroad from the moment she attended new student orientation the summer before entering college.  She was surprised to find out, however, that she was chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The […]

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Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Social work major finds life-changing opportunity in Oxford

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. Cayla Savari took an opportunity that changed her life in a personal way during the already life-changing experience […]

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Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

Grand opening of Study Abroad location in Leipzig draws a crowd

By on October 31, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The grand opening last week of ACU’s new Study Abroad villa in Leipzig marks an exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. More than 125 special guests, including the mayor of Leipzig and other local dignitaries, toured the 15,000-square-foot villa that will serve as the […]

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Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

By on July 31, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Art and design professor Dan McGregor (’97) chronicled his recent Study Abroad adventure in Leipzig …

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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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Students meet Uruguayan president Mujica

Students meet Uruguayan president Mujica

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

Abilene Christian University students participating in Study Abroad programs around the world gain some memorable experiences each semester. Last week on a public street in the Uruguayan oceanside capital of Montevideo, ACU students Lindsay Urban, Anna Beasley and Elise Brimberry ran into the unconventional president of their host country. Jose “Pepe” Mujica has been the elected leader […]

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Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

By on October 22, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. The artist, a longtime professor of art and design […]

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Spying claim added dimension to Study Abroad

Spying claim added dimension to Study Abroad

By on September 6, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Dr. Susan (Lester ’92) Lewis is vice provost and associate professor of journalism and mass communication at ACU. She taught Perspectives in Mass Communication: Germany, Spain and Czech Republic, a Study Abroad course this summer in Leipzig, Germany. Here’s a not-very-closely-guarded secret: professors love relating current events to the lessons we are teaching – […]

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Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

Students explore global healthcare in Uruguay

It may be winter in Uruguay but activity is heating up again this summer at Casa ACU in Montevideo, one of the international hub sites for ACU Study Abroad. Dr. Cynthia (Barton ’81) Powell and Dr. Lynette (Blackburn ’85) Austin are there with 13 students until early July, studying global health systems. Cynthia writes that […]

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10 Questions with Dr. David Dillman

By on April 16, 2012 in Academic News with 0 Comments

Dr. David Dillman (’70), professor of political science and director of the Jack Pope Fellows Program, is Abilene Christian University’s marathoner par excellence. He has 38 to his credit, including 10 Boston Marathons. However, this third Monday in April – Patriot’s Day, when the 116th Boston Marathon will be run – he and his wife, […]

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