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Men sing about dating, sex more often than women

A new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960-2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher percentage of their songs. The difference is due to gender disparity in the number of songs, with male singers performing a considerably … Continued

Lee presented with honorary doctorate

Eddie Lee, superintendent of Midland Christian School, on Saturday received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for distinction in education and contributions to society. Lee was awarded the degree, one of Abilene Christian University’s highest honors, at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. He is the 85th person to receive such an award in the … Continued

Abbey Moses named Fulbright Scholar

Abbey Moses, senior pre-law political science major and former Students’ Association president, has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, one of the highest honors the federal government gives to graduating seniors and graduate students planning to conduct research or work abroad. The Abilene native will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia from … Continued

ACU’s Alpha Chi chapter named best in the nation

ACU’s chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society was awarded the President’s Cup as the outstanding chapter in the nation out of 328 colleges and universities. The award was presented at Alpha Chi’s national convention April 6-7 in Louisville, Kentucky. Nine students and two sponsors gave presentations at the convention, and two students won individual … Continued

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

For the second year, ACU has earned a #27 ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2016 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada and some … Continued

ACU to offer new Master of Science in Community Nutrition

ACU announces the creation of a new, online graduate program within the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition: a Master of Science in Community Nutrition, with courses beginning in May 2017. This program is one of very few nutrition master’s programs that is community focused, designed to prepare students to utilize nutrition-related knowledge and skills to … Continued

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and … Continued

Aquino invited to give keynote lecture at Oxford University

Dr. Frederick Aquino, professor of Theology in the Graduate School of Theology at ACU, has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the Aquinas Colloquium, “Aquinas and Newman on Conscience.” The annual colloquium will take place on March 4, 2017 at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. It will launch the joint research project of the Aquinas … Continued

Childers invited to present in Rome

Dr. Jeff Childers of the Graduate School of Theology at ACU has been invited to present research at the conference, “Tradurre Tradire Tramandare—Translate Mislead Transmit: The Greek Fathers Between Latin Western and Syriac Eastern Worlds.” The conference will take place February 20-21, 2017 at Università Tre in Rome. As a guest of the university, Childers … Continued

Cope honored by Texas Bar for conflict resolution efforts

The Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the State Bar of Texas honored ACU’s Dr. Joey Cope, executive director of Duncum Center Solutions, with its highest award. Cope mediates disputes and trains people, churches and organizations in conflict management at the Duncum Center, which he helped found in 2000. He joined the State Bar of Texas … Continued