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Dr. Rusty Towell, director of NEXT Lab; Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president; Christopher Hanson, NRC chair; and Douglass Robison, CEO and founder of Natura Resources in the lobby of the Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center.

Top U.S. nuclear official visits ACU’s NEXT Lab

The Honorable Christopher Hanson, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), visited Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab) Oct. 12 to meet with senior leaders from ACU and Natura Resources. “Hanson shared his priorities for the NRC, which included advanced reactors, supporting academic institutions and improved safety,” said Dr. Rusty … Continued

ACU Celebrates Academic Partner, the Texas Rangers, Entering the MLB Playoffs

As the official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers, Abilene Christian University congratulates our partner for their advancement into the MLB playoffs for the 2023-2024 season.  “We at ACU are always excited to see our corporate partners excel in all areas of their organization,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief executive officer for ACU Dallas. … Continued

Wildcat Week 2023

ACU’s fall enrollment tops 6,000

Abilene Christian University welcomes more than 6,000 students this fall, marking the university’s sixth consecutive year of record enrollment. The enrollment of 6,219 reflects an increase of 4.6% over last year and more than 19% over the past five years.  This fall’s record enrollment includes 1,021 new freshmen who come from every region of Texas, … Continued

Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center

ACU celebrates grand opening of science, research facility

The Gayle and Max Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) – home of Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory and the future home of one of the first advanced reactors in the United States – opened on Friday with more than 300 people on hand to celebrate the occasion and tour the … Continued

ACU pre-law students with Riley, center, at the SMU Dedman School of Law.

ACU Pre-Law partners with SMU for scholarship

Students in the pre-law program at Abilene Christian University have an exclusive opportunity to receive funding for their law school studies through a new partnership with Southern Methodist’s Dedman School of Law. SMU’s Dedman School of Law is looking to enroll more highly qualified students from ACU into its existing Juris Doctor program and has … Continued

Natura Resources selects Zachry Nuclear Engineering to design reactor for deployment at ACU

Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory and Abilene-based Natura Resources have taken another step toward construction of one of the first advanced reactors in the United States. Zachry Nuclear Engineering has been selected to design the Natura Resources Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) that will be deployed on ACU’s campus. “Natura Resources is excited … Continued

Recent ACU graduate Devon Grey completed a graphic design internship at Lands' End this summer and then took a full-time role with the company.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Devon Grey and Trevon Hardy

Connections to large companies regularly help students at Abilene Christian University land internships and roles to further their careers. Devon Grey (’23) started as a remote graphic design intern at Lands’ End this summer and is now a full-time associate graphic designer for the company. Grey graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree … Continued

Maddie Rogers, senior graphic design and advertising major from Abilene, will be a graphic design intern at Walt Disney World for six months starting this summer.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Maddie Rogers

‘The Most Magical Place on Earth’ is currently home base for recent Abilene Christian University graduate Maddie Rogers (’23), who is a graphic design intern for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Two summers ago, Rogers was a graphic design intern at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, to further her skills. Rogers graduated in … Continued