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ACU faculty selected for inaugural ATE Inquiry Initiative exploring opportunity gaps in education

Two Abilene Christian University faculty members have been selected to participate in the inaugural Inquiry Initiative sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators.  Dr. Dana Mayhall, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. Amy Spiker, associate professor of teacher education, are two of just 80 university- and school-based teacher educators and education scholars from around … Continued

Fall Summit set for Oct. 13-14 with new twice-a-year format

Registration is now open for the fall event of ACU’s 116th year of Summit, Oct. 13-14, part of the new twice-a-year format designed to better serve church leaders.  Each fall, a two-day gathering will coincide with ACU’s Homecoming weekend, and each spring, a two-day event will lead into Sing Song weekend. “By joining Summit with … Continued

Study Abroad grand opening

ACU celebrates opening of new Study Abroad facility in Oxford

Abilene Christian University celebrated the opening of a new facility for its Study Abroad program in Oxford, England, on July 12.  The North Oxford home can accommodate more than two dozen students and faculty, with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, two kitchens, five reception rooms, a studio, outside deck and backyard. ACU students and faculty have … Continued

Will Beasley

ACU names new chief of staff for president’s office

Will Beasley (’11) began work as chief of staff for the president’s office at Abilene Christian University July 11. He will work alongside Suzanne Allmon, senior advisor to the president, until her retirement in May 2023.  The chief of staff role, renamed from the previous term of “senior advisor to the president,” is responsible for … Continued

NEXT Lab students

ACU NEXT Lab partners with Teledyne Brown to design molten salt research reactor

Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory has contracted Teledyne Brown Engineering to perform front-end engineering and design work to produce the first university-based molten salt research reactor (MSRR). “We received interest in working on this first-of-a-kind project from over a dozen top engineering companies,” said Dr. Rusty Towell, director of NEXT Lab and … Continued

ACU students named Sumners Scholars, $30,000 scholarships awarded

Three Abilene Christian University students are among 43 students nationwide named as 2022 Sumners Scholars by the Sumners Foundation. Each student receives a $30,000 scholarship. Emma Jaax, junior accounting and financial management major from Boerne, Texas; Hannah Maniscalo, junior political science major from Spring, Texas; and Gracyn McGathy, junior journalism major from Austin, Texas, have … Continued

Remel Derrick

ACU hosts first All-State Choir Camp

A new camp joins the lineup of residential activities taking place this summer at Abilene Christian University as 50 high school students converge on campus for ACU’s first All-State Choir Camp June 29 – July 2. The high school vocalists – representing both large and small schools from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Andrews, Sweetwater, San … Continued

Chief Investment Officer Joe Lee

ACU names new chief investment officer

Joe Lee has been appointed Abilene Christian University’s chief investment officer and president of Abilene Christian Investment Management Company, effective July 25.  In this role, Lee will be responsible for managing the university’s nearly $700 million endowment. Longtime ACU CIO Jack Rich plans to retire at the end of 2022. For the last three years, … Continued

ACU ties record with three Fulbright grantees

Three Abilene Christian University students will live, work and learn abroad next school year as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. ACU had nine students qualify as semi-finalists this year, a record number, and three were named finalists, tying the … Continued

Brad East

Dr. Brad East named ACU’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Brad East is assistant professor of theology, and he’s known since high school he wanted to be just that. Now, only five years into his dream job, he’s earned the honor of Abilene Christian University’s Teacher of the Year for 2022. “The very idea that I could read, write and teach about theology for … Continued