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ACU’s NEXT Lab awarded infrastructure grant from Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) announced a grant of $367,793 to be used for infrastructure at ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab. The funding will support the radiochemistry aspect of NEXT Lab – specifically, establishing new and unique real-time direct chemical analysis capabilities for molten salt systems. For 2021, NEUP … Continued

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ACU’s Summit shifts format to better serve church leaders

Beginning in October 2021, Abilene Christian University’s traditional gathering for church leaders will take a new shape with two events each year, both focused on specific small-group communities with an emphasis on fellowship and dialogue. The 115th annual ACU Summit will take place Oct. 14-15 with a theme of “Seeking Hope, Finding Joy.” The new two-day … Continued

New USPS stamps illustrated by ACU faculty member

Many late nights of work spent obsessing over tiny lines and dots will culminate on July 23 when the U.S. Postal Service releases four new designs of its Forever stamps, all illustrated by Ryan Feerer, associate professor of design, director of the graphic design program and designer in residence at Abilene Christian University. Feerer was … Continued

OT Handwriting Camp

ACU’s handwriting camp offers fun, skill development

Abilene children practiced handwriting and improved their fine motor skills, all in a fun camp environment, while Abilene Christian University occupational therapy students had a chance to practice what they’re learning about pediatric therapy. ACU’s first-ever “Wildcat Writers” handwriting camp, organized by the Department of Occupational Therapy, served 24 local children over two weeks in … Continued

Former FBI agent heads new online criminal justice program at ACU

Brenda McAdoo has spent the last 24 years on a mission: to protect the American people from criminals here and terrorists abroad. As a special agent and crisis negotiator with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, she investigated and brought justice to crimes against children, violent crime, organized crime, and international kidnapping. So after retiring from … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Dr. William E. Wright

Dr. William E. “Bill” Wright (’51), professor emeritus of accounting and finance, died June 20, 2021, in Abilene, Texas, at age 92. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. His body is being donated to science. He was born Dec. … Continued

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our … Continued

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New residence hall to be named Bullock Hall

Abilene Christian University’s newest residence hall, scheduled for completion in August, will be named Bullock Hall in honor of JoLynn (Calk ’59) and the late Joe Bullock, parents of ACU Board of Trustees chair April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Joe and JoLynn were both active teachers, mentors and leaders in their church, with Joe serving as … Continued

Masseys Outlive Your Life 2021

Duke neurologists honored with Outlive Your Life Award

Abilene Christian University honored Wayne Massey, M.D., and Janice Massey, M.D., with the Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award at May Commencement. The couple both graduated from ACU and are now professors and neurologists at Duke University School of Medicine.  The Outlive Your Life Award is named for its first recipients, Dale and … Continued