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ACU Day of Giving sets record for gifts

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and fans supported Abilene Christian University on its Day of Giving with 1,450 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $670,000 to help current students – the greatest number of gifts given in a single day to the university in its 115-year history. “The power of the ACU … Continued
2020-21 Debate Team

ACU debate team ranked 4th in the nation

The Abilene Christian University debate team finished the 2020-21 season ranked fourth in the nation. The team also placed fourth in the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament this month. “By all accounts and records that I can find, they just completed the best debate and forensics season for ACU in almost 40 years,” … Continued

ACU Day of Giving

ACU Day of Giving aims to benefit students, honor legacies

Whether through scholarships, the renovation of Moody Coliseum, a student care fund, or a race studies center, the projects that benefit from Abilene Christian University’s Day of Giving all have students at heart. The fourth annual ACU Day of Giving is scheduled for April 27. Alumni and friends of ACU can donate to one of … Continued

Elizabeth Harris

ACU student entrepreneurs collaborate for vendor fair

A pop-up market in downtown Abilene this week will feature businesses run by Abilene Christian University students. The April 24 event is organized by the Founder’s Club, a part of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, and sponsored by the Development Corporation of Abilene. More than 20 student-run organizations will take part in the … Continued

Mary Lou and Christopher Hutson

ACU Brown Library receives endowment gift for Africana Studies Collection

Dr. Christopher and Mary Lou Hutson of Abilene have made a gift to the Abilene Christian University Brown Library establishing the Christopher and Mary Lou Hutson Africana Studies Collection Endowment.  “This generous gift will provide consistent funding to build a great collection in the areas of African American and Africana Studies,” said James Wiser, ACU … Continued

Sing Song 2021

ACU Sing Song returns to its roots, adapts to COVID safety

Despite the dueling challenges of the pandemic and the renovation of Moody Coliseum, Abilene Christian University’s annual Sing Song show is going on, although with a different look and feel than in recent history. This year, Sing Song – typically held at Moody Coliseum in February – will take place April 22-25 at Abilene’s Paramount … Continued

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The Princeton Review ranks ACU among best game design programs

For the sixth consecutive year, Abilene Christian University has earned a top spot on The Princeton Review’s list of best game design programs. ACU is ranked No. 29 in the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021” list released on March 23.  “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be consistently recognized … Continued

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ACU announces plans for in-person learning in summer, fall

Students at Abilene Christian University will experience a fully in-person learning and living environment on campus this summer and in the Fall 2021 semester.  Existing masking and distancing protocols will remain in place this summer with face coverings required indoors and encouraged outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.   “We believe this is in the … Continued

D'Angelo Sands

D’Angelo Sands named president of Texas TRIO

D’Angelo Sands, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, was sworn in on March 29 as president of the board for the Texas Association of TRIO Programs. Sands has worked with ACU’s Upward Bound program for 10 years. TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide … Continued