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Chris Field

Alumni author finds disruption is good for the soul

Caution: If you don’t want to get involved with an endeavor that might seem outlandish, maybe even risky, but for a good cause, stay away from Chris Field (’06). This is a man who has set four Guinness World Records – all involving people he got to join him – run 22 marathons, made almost … Continued

ACU extends Cenergistic energy conservation program through 2022

Abilene Christian University has renewed and expanded its energy conservation plan with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company with headquarters in Dallas. The university expects continued future success in both utility cost savings and reduction in energy and utility usage on campus. The program originally began in January 2014 when ACU identified goals of achieving increased … Continued

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 … Continued

Entrepreneurial sisters grow consignment sale after Springboard win

  For eight years, sisters Summer (Pierson ’99) Walters and Kate (Pierson ’03) Stover have built their company on the idea of “Reduce. Reuse. Resell.” My Sister’s House, a pop-up consignment sale hosted by the two Wildcats with a passion for giving, got a running start by winning the Springboard Idea Challenge sponsored by ACU’s … Continued

ACU named one of nation’s top universities for 2019

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Monday. Overall, ACU ranked No. 21 among 95 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU was named No. 4 in “Most Innovative Schools” in the West, a category U.S. News added four … Continued

Dr. Justin Velten (left) and Dr. Carley Dodd

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense … Continued

Bible professor finds healing, answers through solitude

A young Jerry Taylor spent a lot of time wrestling with the same question over and over, “Why me?” An older Dr. Jerry Taylor finally got his answer. “I now understand why,” he said, sitting in his office in ACU’s Biblical Studies Building. Taylor discovered his “why” through years of questioning – and listening. He … Continued

ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

    The man who delivered the most explosive lecture ever heard on the Abilene Christian University campus will be honored in September with the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action. With a formal opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 18, the center will carry Dr. Carl Spain’s name … Continued