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ACU CEO named #1 in the nation

ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won best overall chapter in the nation at the CEO National Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. ACU students also won best chapter business with Wildcat Ventures. This is the second year in a row for ACU to win in both categories. ACU competed against more than 250 chapters from across the … Continued

Summit program booklet, app now available

Abilene Christian University’s 110th annual Summit is set to run Sept. 18-21, 2016, and you can begin now to choose the classes and other sessions to attend. The theme is “Love God, Love Your Neighbor: Living the Greatest Commandments.” To make travel from the event more convenient for out-of-town guests, Summit programming will end at noon on … Continued

Willis, others making waves in science world

Writing feature stories in ACU Today magazine does not always require taking a short course in quantum physics, but with “Making Waves,” we came close. Writer Sarah Carlson (’06) was a good sport about tackling this feature in the newest issue, which involved tracking down globetrotting Dr. Josh Willis (’97) and putting into layman’s terms a bit of … Continued

COBA names new dean

Dr. Brad Crisp has been named as the new dean for the College of Business Administration. During his 10 years on the faculty at ACU, Crisp has served as director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, which earned ABET accreditation under his leadership; and he launched the online Master of Business Administration as … Continued

Lucado visits with students about writing craft

The last time Max Lucado (’77) likely visited the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s news room, he was a shaggy-haired columnist for The Optimist newspaper in the mid-1970s. Last Tuesday the best-selling Christian author sat in a chair, sipping coffee and sharing wisdom about the craft of writing with Abilene Christian University students. Lucado was honored April … Continued

The Hamiltons dig love and biblical history

When Old Testament scholar Dr. Mark Hamilton (’90 M.Div.) told me about his upcoming semester in Israel with his wife, Dr. Samjung Kang-Hamilton (’88 M.R.E.), revisiting the place where they first met nearly 30 years earlier, my story-telling wheels began to turn. It will likely embarrass the two Abilene Christian University professors but Hepburn and Olivier in … Continued

Scholarship campaign passes $50 million mark

Thanks to a $20 million commitment from Lacy (’61) and Dorothy Harber of Denison, Texas, Abilene Christian University’s Partnering in the Journey campaign has exceeded its goal to raise $50 million for endowed scholarships for students to assist in making college more affordable. Partnering in the Journey now stands at $50,075,647 in commitments. The $20 … Continued

JMC students win advertising awards

Students from ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication won several awards at the American Advertising Awards ceremony, hosted by the Abilene chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Student advertising/PR agency Morris + Mitchell and multimedia production agency 99 West won Gold and Silver awards for their work in the professional category. Although these organizations … Continued

IT grad finds niche at USAA

It was the university’s innovative approach to technology that originally drew Zach Higgins (’13) to enroll at ACU. But it was his experience with faculty in the School of Information Technology and Computing that made him realize he was in the right place. “Most of my friends at larger universities always complained of having to … Continued

Childers presented with honorary doctorate

Terry L. Childers (’74) on Friday received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society. Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) extolled Childers’ … Continued