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Noll Childers

Three unmarked graves from WWI point to Wildcats who died serving their country

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Charlie Marler (’55), Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of journalism and mass communication, spends a good bit of his retirement time researching the history of his alma mater. One area of particular interest involves the way the lives of students, faculty, staff and alumni were affected by military conflict. On this Memorial Day, … Continued
Rebecca Barker

Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

Head Patineur and Conservator, Deep In The Heart Art Group As an art student at ACU, Rebecca Barker (’04) helped shape one of the campus icons, Jacob’s Dream, an almost 40-foot bronze sculpture, surrounded by weathered stones. Now Rebecca helps shape other artists’ work as head patineur and conservator of Deep In The Heart Art … Continued

Haitian graduate has big plans for his ACU education

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master of divinity, and minors in political science and business administration, Megeste Pierre (M.Div. ’18) is ready for just about anything he might be interested in. He’s interested in all those topics and has great plans for using them. Megeste, a native of Haiti, got his master … Continued

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 … Continued

Haley brings advertising experience into the classroom

Having a great professor can change a student’s outlook on college. Joyce Haley, who teaches advertising in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is that and more. Students love her spunky attitude and the way she brings an advertising agency feel to life in the classroom. In addition to teaching, she also serves as … Continued

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when … Continued

Dr. Fred Aquino

Aquino’s love of teaching stems from love of learning

The irony of the last name isn’t lost on Dr. Fred Aquino. It’s pronounced “Aqueeno” and comes from the same root as “Aquinas,” as in Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century Dominican friar who heavily influenced Western thought and is regarded as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Both names derive from the town of … Continued

Fulbright scholars

Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

Lindsie Lawson and Mackenzie Sanderson will barely have time to celebrate graduation before it’s time to start packing for the exciting next adventures in their lives. The two ACU seniors made history when both received Fulbright Scholar Awards, the first time for two ACU students to receive the honor in the same year. The award, … Continued

Nil Santana | Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Director of Maker Lab

The integration of technology into the 21st-century classroom is an essential part of the ACU experience. However, for professors in ACU’s creative arts programs the use of technology requires – ironically – more creativity. Today, there is a sense of communal construction of knowledge. Students are not restricted to the walls of the classroom, nor … Continued