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ACU receives CCCU grant focusing on immigration, inclusion

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities announced last week that Abilene Christian University is one of six CCCU-member institutions selected to receive a $10,000 grant as a part of the Inclusion Immigration Collaborative.  The grant is designed to support projects that engage students with other groups to build more inclusive and welcoming communities across … Continued

ACU alumni to gather for Homecoming on campus Oct. 14-17

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming will return to an in-person format after missing last year due to pandemic concerns. Alumni will be back in Abilene for traditional Homecoming festivities Oct. 14-17 with the theme “Any Dream Will Do.”  Many of the weekend’s activities, including Chapel and class reunions, are taking place outdoors to reduce the spread … Continued

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ACU student investment fund hits $2 million

Students at Abilene Christian University are managing a now-multi-million-dollar investment fund that is part of the university’s endowment. The Student Trading and Research (STAR) Fund gives students first-hand experience with investing and financial management, and their success led to the fund reaching a new high of $2 million at the start of the 2021-22 academic … Continued

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Two new executives join ACU leadership

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of two new executives this week. Dan Macaluso is the next vice president for advancement and will begin work at ACU on Oct. 1. Blair Schroeder began recently as the chief planning officer, a newly created position. Vice President for Advancement Macaluso is a senior consultant and principal in … Continued

Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll 2021

ACU named among ‘2021 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program, marking the 12th time ACU has been recognized in the last 13 years.  The results, released online Sept. 13 and published in the Sept. 17 issue of the … Continued

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Arbor Day Foundation honors ACU for tree care, conservation

The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Abilene Christian University as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for 2020 – the eighth year ACU has been included in the list. Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and … Continued

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Ward to step down as ACU director of athletics

Abilene Christian University director of athletics Allen Ward announced today his intention to step down at the end of the Fall 2021 semester to pursue other professional opportunities. A search will begin immediately for his successor. The veteran athletics administrator has begun his fourth year at ACU after 25 years at Murray (Kentucky) State University … Continued

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ACU achieves record enrollment for fourth year in a row

For the fourth consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,334 students. As was the case last year, a significant part of the enrollment increase is through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. ACU Dallas launched multiple undergraduate programs last … Continued