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ACU partners with Texas Rangers to offer RangersU courses to players

On Thursday, at a joint press conference at Globe Life Field, Abilene Christian University and the Texas Rangers officially announced “Rangers U Powered by ACU” — a program that allows players and coaches to earn academic credit by taking online courses taught by ACU faculty and staff in both English and Spanish. “It really started … Continued
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ACU students attend ‘Inside Washington’ seminar in D.C.

Fifteen students in the Department of Communication and Sociology at Abilene Christian University spent a portion of their Christmas break in Washington, D.C., for a week of learning more about the current political landscape of the United States.  The ACU students were part of about 300 students from across the country who attended the Inside … Continued

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Academic structure changes lead to three new colleges

Abilene Christian University will launch three new colleges and some departments will find new homes in Fall 2023, all as part of restructuring to further the growing national reputation of ACU’s academic programs, capitalize on expansion in certain areas and group similar programs together for better collaboration. ACU’s current structure for residential programs includes: College … Continued

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ACU graduates to walk the stage at new Moody Coliseum Friday

Abilene Christian University will recognize 430 graduates during December Commencement on Dec. 16 in Moody Coliseum. The 7:30 p.m. ceremony will include 228 bachelor’s degrees, 144 master’s degrees and 58 doctoral degrees.  Dr. Brad East, assistant professor in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry and the 2022 Teacher of the Year, will give the … Continued

ACU receives $29 million gift for finance program

The late Dr. Bill and Janie Dukes have given, through their estate, more than $29 million to Abilene Christian University – the largest single academic gift in ACU’s history. Their generosity will establish the Dr. William P. and Janie B. Dukes Excellence in Finance Endowment, supporting prestigious finance student scholarships, preparing students to attend highly … Continued

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ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2023. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  “With more than 40 unique online degree programs, ACU Online offers educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they … Continued

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ACU’s NEXT Lab construction permit application accepted for formal review by NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has docketed Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor.  “This is a significant achievement, and I … Continued

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ACU students bring fun and fitness to area children

In school, success is typically measured by grades, but during the noon hour every Wednesday, success is measured in giggles, yells and the overall excitement of a group of elementary students.   From 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Wednesday, 40 home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 file into the Royce and Pam Money Recreation Center at Abilene Christian … Continued

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ACU launches bold five-year strategic plan

This fall Abilene Christian University launched a new strategic plan detailing bold goals and vision for the next five years, including a possible medical school, increased research investments, a $1 billion endowment, and continued growth in enrollment and diversity of students and faculty/staff. “As ACU emerges as a National University, we are in a strong … Continued