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Autumn Vaught

ACU student named Fulbright recipient for 2021-22

Abilene Christian University senior Autumn Vaught’s career plans involve cross-cultural teaching, so it’s fitting that she was studying abroad in Uruguay when she first discovered the prestigious Fulbright program, and she was teaching English at an Abilene high school when she learned she had been selected one of its next honorees. Vaught, a secondary education … Continued
2020-21 Debate Team

ACU debate team ranked 4th in the nation

The Abilene Christian University debate team finished the 2020-21 season ranked fourth in the nation. The team also placed fourth in the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament this month. “By all accounts and records that I can find, they just completed the best debate and forensics season for ACU in almost 40 years,” … Continued

NEXT Lab student researcher awarded National Science Foundation fellowship

When Keaton Brewster graduates in May with a degree in physics and mathematics, he’ll be taking with him more than a diploma. A research proposal stemming from his work in ACU’s NEXT Lab has earned him a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowships Program. With his annual stipend of $34,000, Keaton … Continued

Mary Lou and Christopher Hutson

ACU Brown Library receives endowment gift for Africana Studies Collection

Dr. Christopher and Mary Lou Hutson of Abilene have made a gift to the Abilene Christian University Brown Library establishing the Christopher and Mary Lou Hutson Africana Studies Collection Endowment.  “This generous gift will provide consistent funding to build a great collection in the areas of African American and Africana Studies,” said James Wiser, ACU … Continued

DET game design

The Princeton Review ranks ACU among best game design programs

For the sixth 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. 29 in the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021” list released on March 23.  “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be consistently recognized … Continued

RN to B.S.N.

ACU Online launches RN to B.S.N. program

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree offering – Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing – beginning in May 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for licensed RNs who want to pursue a B.S.N. degree while continuing to practice.  “This is a great opportunity for ACU … Continued

Susan Lewis headshot

ACU vice provost named ACE Fellow

Dr. Susan Lewis, vice provost at Abilene Christian University, was selected as one of 52 emerging college and university leaders for the 2021-22 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership development program in the U.S.  Since 1965, the ACE Fellows Program has strengthened institutions in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty, … Continued

NEXT Lab students

NEXT Lab advances reliable nuclear energy

Energy and electricity topics are dominating conversations in Texas after residents spent a week battling a major winter storm. Abilene Christian University, along with two other Texas universities, is at the forefront of advancing nuclear technology to address problems plaguing traditional energy sources – including unpredictable weather. Nuclear is the most dependable form of electricity … Continued

ACU students, faculty research at Fermilab

Research by ACU students, faculty published in Nature magazine

Abilene Christian University students and faculty in the Department of Engineering and Physics contributed to research being published this week in Nature, one of the world’s leading science magazines. “The asymmetry of antimatter in the proton” was published in the Feb. 24 issue. Understanding the properties of the proton helps physicists answer fundamental scientific questions. … Continued

Mitchell Schneller

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are … Continued