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Kate Bowler to speak at Friends of ACU Library dinner March 3

Best-selling author, podcaster and professor Dr. Kate Bowler is the featured speaker for the annual Abilene Christian University Brown Library fundraising dinner. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for “Incurable Optimism: Friends of ACU Library Dinner With Kate Bowler” March 3 at the Hunter Welcome Center.   Bowler studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves … Continued

ACU to honor Halbert, Osborne with alumni awards

Abilene Christian University has named its Outstanding Alumna of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year and will present the awards Saturday, Feb. 19, to Kathy (Gay ’78) Halbert and Brandon Osborne (’05). Kathy, cofounder of the Caris Foundation, is ACU’s Outstanding Alumna of the Year. Brandon, executive director of Abilene Youth Sports Authority, … Continued

Kyle Yarbrough Fulbright scholar

Record number of ACU students qualify as Fulbright semifinalists

Abilene Christian University saw a record number of students and recent alumni apply to the prestigious Fulbright grant competition this year – 15 – and nine of those have been named semifinalists, which is also a record for ACU.  Each year a cohort of current seniors and recent graduates utilize ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, … Continued

Top Reasons Why You Should Major in Bachelor of Science in Psychology

ACU Online honored by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., and two undergraduate online programs received top honors in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for online degrees. In the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week of “Best Online Bachelor’s … Continued

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ACU moves up to doctoral tier in latest Carnegie classifications

Abilene Christian University earned Doctoral/Professional University status, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in its latest update, released Dec. 15. The Doctoral/Professional University classification (also known as R3) includes institutions that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees each year. ACU had previously been part of the Master’s Colleges and … Continued

America's Top Online Colleges 2022

ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Since 2015, ACU Online has significantly grown our online degree offerings in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said … Continued

ACU selects veteran FBS defensive coordinator as new head football coach

Keith Patterson, currently the defensive coordinator at Texas Tech University, will be the next head football coach at Abilene Christian University.                  Patterson’s experience includes 13 years leading some of the nation’s top defenses at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The FBS teams he coached … Continued

Zack Lassiter

ACU names Zack Lassiter as vice president for athletics

Zack Lassiter, deputy athletics director for external operations at Oregon State University, will be the new vice president for athletics at Abilene Christian University, ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “We had a strong pool of talented candidates from across the nation,” Schubert said. “Zack really stood out because … Continued