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Dr. Brad East named ACU’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Brad East is assistant professor of theology, and he’s known since high school he wanted to be just that. Now, only five years into his dream job, he’s earned the honor of Abilene Christian University’s Teacher of the Year for 2022. “The very idea that I could read, write and teach about theology for … Continued

ACU to award degrees in three outdoor ceremonies

Abilene Christian University will award 836 degrees this weekend in three Commencement ceremonies taking place on Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. The Friday, May 6, ceremony at 8 p.m. will award 257 master’s and 42 doctoral degree recipients. On Saturday, May 7, 537 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 10 a.m. and … Continued

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ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

A group of top students from Abilene Christian University’s May 2022 graduating class were honored April 28 during the University Scholars awards ceremony in the Chapel on the Hill auditorium. Approximately 50 scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to designate one scholar … Continued

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ACU debate team ranked #2 nationally for 2021-22

On the heels of hosting the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament on campus April 8-11, the Abilene Christian University debate team concluded its 2021-22 season ranked second overall in the nation, with a third-place finish in the tournament. More than 170 colleges and universities participate in IPDA, and ACU’s season-long record ranks it … Continued

ACU signs innovative partnership agreement with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Abilene Christian University is now an official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and will be providing customized academic learning opportunities for players and staff through ACU Online. In addition to the traditional benefits of a sponsored partnership, the Rangers approached ACU with ideas for a more in-depth collaboration. After discussions and … Continued

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The Princeton Review ranks ACU among best game design programs

For the seventh 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. 28 in the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021” list, one spot higher than last year.  “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be … Continued

NASA Webb telescope engineer to headline Texas physics conference at ACU

Physicists, students, researchers, science teachers and even a NASA engineer will converge on the Abilene Christian University campus March 11-12 for a joint meeting of the Texas sections of three major physics professional societies: the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society and the Society of Physics Students. Mike Menzel, the NASA mission … Continued

Astronomy at Sea course visiting Mayan ruins

Honors students experience learning in unique settings

From hand-crafting dulcimers in the Maker Lab to studying stars on a cruise ship, ACU Honors students are learning in unusual settings designed to stretch their imagination and inspire their creativity. This series of short courses called colloquia are taught by faculty in every discipline, covering fun and engaging topics, such as J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle … Continued

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Record number of ACU students qualify as Fulbright semifinalists

Abilene Christian University saw a record number of students and recent alumni apply to the prestigious Fulbright grant competition this year – 15 – and nine of those have been named semifinalists, which is also a record for ACU.  Each year a cohort of current seniors and recent graduates utilize ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, … Continued

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ACU Online honored by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., and two undergraduate online programs received top honors in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for online degrees. In the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week of “Best Online Bachelor’s … Continued