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NEXT Lab student researcher awarded National Science Foundation fellowship

When Keaton Brewster graduates in May with a degree in physics and mathematics, he’ll be taking with him more than a diploma. A research proposal stemming from his work in ACU’s NEXT Lab has earned him a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowships Program. With his annual stipend of $34,000, Keaton … Continued
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Nursing instructor brings front-line experiences to the classroom

She used to have downtime during nursing shifts to chat with patients and their family members. She used to not feel so much anxiety at work, or at home. She used to not have to worry about her profession putting her family at risk.  A year into working in a COVID-19 unit at Abilene’s Hendrick … Continued

17th annual FilmFest premieres student films under the stars

In an ordinary year, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene would roll out the red carpet for ACU’s FilmFest Gala, the university’s annual student film competition, now in its 17th year. But this year was, of course, no ordinary one, and so the festival moved outside for ACU’s first-ever FilmFest: Under the Stars. Last Friday … Continued

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Nutrition major finds internship, calling at ACU

When Meda Bow was 12, her family moved from the U.S. to South Africa. That’s when she saw firsthand how important the science of nutrition could be. Her mother was a kinesiology professor, now retired, and her father an agricultural researcher. In South Africa, the family lived on a farm in a rural area where … Continued

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UCLA coaching legend John Wooden had an affinity for ACU

Abilene Christian University and UCLA have never played a collegiate basketball game against each other. That will change today at 4:15 p.m. when the No. 14-seed Wildcats and No. 11-seed Bruins meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional in Indianapolis. They have a unique connection in their legendary former head coach … Continued

Joe Pleasant, whose two late free throws and stolen pass sealed ACU’s upset win over Texas, leaps with joy while leading teammates off Unity Court at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during the NCAA Tournament.

Trending topic: Wildcats’ win draws flurry of attention

Just after the clock struck midnight Sunday, the rest of the sports world was discovering what Wildcat fans already knew: The Abilene Christian University men’s basketball team meant business and its defense could keep up with some of the nation’s best teams – and then some. No. 14-seed Abilene Christian’s upset of No. 3-seed University … Continued

ACU-Texas showdowns have made other sports history, too

It won’t necessarily be a bad thing should the pace of tonight’s NCAA Tournament basketball game hit the gas and “turn into a track meet” between Abilene Christian University and The University of Texas at Austin. After all, that’s how the Wildcats and Longhorns have known each other best for more than 80 years. While … Continued

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At NCAA Tournament, typical days are anything but ordinary

If a normal day exists at an NCAA Tournament transformed by COVID-19 health protocols, it took the Wildcats a few days before experiencing one. Upon arrival in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday for their second consecutive appearance in March Madness, the NCAA required the team to pass two COVID-19 tests before it could meet together and … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Larry Bradshaw

Dr. Larry Bradshaw (’65), longtime Abilene Christian University professor and founding general manager of National Public Radio affiliate KACU-FM, died March 17, 2021, in Abilene, after an extended illness. He was 77. A visitation with family will be Sunday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors, (733 Butternut, Abilene, Texas 79602). The family … Continued


Wildcats enjoy big stage of March Madness in equally big venue

For many college basketball teams, no one would blame them if their first arrival at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this week played out a little like the famous scene from the movie Hoosiers. In the classic 1986 sports movie, small-town high school basketball players enter with wide eyes and in awe of the large … Continued