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ACU NEXT Lab research published in Annals of Nuclear Energy

Students and faculty in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University recently published their first peer-reviewed journal article, “A molten salt test loop for component and instrumentation testing,” in the Annals of Nuclear Energy. Highlights of the article include: Development of a forced-flow system for testing molten salt reactor technologies. A molten … Continued
David D. Halbert honorary doctorate

ACU awards honorary doctorate to David D. Halbert

As part of Commencement exercises Saturday, May 13, Abilene Christian University presented David D. Halbert with an honorary doctorate. Halbert is the chairman, founder and CEO of Caris Life Sciences, a pioneering precision medicine company that helps patients receive better quality care through access to individualized medicine. With more than 40 years of experience, and … Continued

Joan Lavaki

Q&A with May 2023 graduate

Joan Lavaki graduated from Abilene Christian University in May with a degree in ministry and vocation and will attend Yale Divinity School in the fall. What drew you to your major in ministry and vocation? I was actually a vocal music education major before I became a ministry and vocation major. I thought that music … Continued

Schwarz will join the School of Nursing on their upcoming mission trip to Rwanda Children in Ntarama, Rwanda.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Andrea Sewell and Elizabeth Schwarz

Elizabeth Schwarz, a sophomore nursing major from Dallas, and Andrea Sewell, a sophomore nursing major from Columbus, Indiana, will spend a portion of their summer break furthering their nursing and intercultural skills through the Abilene Christian University’s School of Nursing trip to Ntarama, Rwanda, this summer. Schwarz and Sewell will serve at Rwanda Children, a … Continued

ACU launches official RangersU online courses to public

Abilene Christian University and the Texas Rangers baseball club today announced enrollment is underway for two college courses — Baseball History and Culture and Leadership Development — and continues through June 26, 2023. The courses are designed for baseball fans and the general public and taught by a diverse array of Texas Rangers management, Major … Continued

Max Lucado offers charge to the ACU Class of 2023 at May Commencement

Abilene Christian University launched 833 new college graduates into the world in ceremonies May 12, 13 at Moody Coliseum, with an inspirational message by 1977 ACU alumnus and pastor, speaker and bestselling author Max Lucado. ““Do not meditate on the mess. Do not rehearse your fears. You do nothing by setting your eyes on the … Continued

Students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry working with an NMR to receive a closer look at molecular structures.

ACU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives new grant from Welch Foundation

Abilene Christian University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently received a $75,000 grant from the Welch Foundation, which has funded the program for over 60 years. Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, department chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, said this is a new grant program through the Welch Foundation that will further support their equipment needs. … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab students receive scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy

Five students who are a part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University were awarded scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy’s University Nuclear Leadership Program. Although ACU students have been awarded these scholarships in past years, this is the most scholarships ACU has received in a single cycle. Samuel Ash, … Continued

Dr. Doug Mendenhall ('82), Londyn Gray, Sheridan Wood and Dr. Kenneth Pybus ('89) at the University Scholars Ceremony.

ACU names University Scholars for 2023

A group of top students in Abilene Christian University’s May 2023 graduating class were honored April 27 in the Chapel on the Hill during the University Scholars awards ceremony. Students are nominated by faculty within each department, and ACU’s faculty senate elects the top 50 students across all departments. Eligibility for the honor requires a … Continued