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Princeton Review names ACU to ‘Best in the West’ list

Abilene Christian University is listed in the “Best in the West” section of The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region website resource, launched on Aug. 31. The education services company recommends a total of 654 colleges and universities across five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and International. The “Best in the West” list … Continued
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ACU awarded $1.4 million grant to help local students

The U.S. Department of Education announced Aug. 9 that Abilene Christian University will receive a federal Talent Search grant of $1,438,050 to help low-income students who would be the first members of their families to earn degrees. The grant’s five years of funding will help 518 Abilene-area students each year find their path to college. … Continued

ACU offers free speech program for preschoolers

Abilene-area preschoolers have an opportunity to receive free language enrichment services this fall from Abilene Christian University speech-language pathology graduate students through the Program to Assist Language and Speech Skills. PALS is designed for children ages 3-5 with delayed language skills or whose speech is hard to understand but who haven’t yet received intervention or … Continued

Ralph Draper Pre-Session 2021

Faculty, staff awards announced at ACU pre-session

Abilene Christian University faculty and staff attended a pre-session gathering Wednesday for a time of inspiration, vision and gratitude to begin the academic year. In addition, award winners were announced for various faculty and staff honors. April Anthony and Dr. Ralph Draper spoke to the crowd, offering words of vision and challenge for the future … Continued

Anthony Williams

ACU names Anthony Williams as chief diversity officer

Abilene mayor Anthony Williams will be the new chief diversity officer at Abilene Christian University. Williams has served at ACU for nearly 25 years, most recently as an advancement and executive community relations officer. He has been an elected official in Abilene for more than 20 years, including the last four as mayor, and inclusion … Continued

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ACU begins replacing trees lost in February freeze

The tree population at Abilene Christian University took a hit during February’s record freeze but it’s not down for the count. In fact, despite a week of the worst winter temperatures in nearly 40 years, only about 5% of the 2,600 trees on campus will have to be removed. ACU employs three certified arborists: Corey … Continued

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ACU sees record giving levels in FY2021

Despite the widespread challenges presented by COVID-19 over the last year and a half, Abilene Christian University donors contributed financially to the mission of the university in record numbers for the fiscal year 2021 with $75.8 million in gifts, besting the previous record in 2014 of $49.8 million. “Even in the midst of a pandemic … Continued

Pat Boone

ACU to rename Cullen Auditorium after Pat Boone

Both the physical building and the name of Abilene Christian University’s Cullen Auditorium will undergo renovation this fall with the facility emerging in the summer of 2022 as the Pat Boone Theatre, an upgraded performance venue honoring an iconic recording artist with a long history of ACU connections. In his singing career, Boone sold more … Continued

refugee soccer camp 2021

Soccer camp offers skills, fun to local refugee children

A group of Abilene refugee children spent last week playing, making friends and learning new skills during a free soccer camp at Abilene Christian University, thanks to a collaboration between local volunteers, the ACU women’s soccer team and the International Rescue Committee. Drs. Heidi and Jason Morris both teach at ACU. Heidi is an associate … Continued

Dr. Jason Morris

ACU announces new director of Lynay, Center for Building Community

Dr. Jason Morris has been named executive director of Abilene Christian University’s Center for Building Community and director of the Lynay program. Morris is dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Major Scholarships at ACU and will continue to serve in those roles. The Center for Building Community and the Lynay … Continued