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ACU’s NEXT Lab awarded infrastructure grant from Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) announced a grant of $367,793 to be used for infrastructure at ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab. The funding will support the radiochemistry aspect of NEXT Lab – specifically, establishing new and unique real-time direct chemical analysis capabilities for molten salt systems. For 2021, NEUP … Continued
OT Handwriting Camp

ACU’s handwriting camp offers fun, skill development

Abilene children practiced handwriting and improved their fine motor skills, all in a fun camp environment, while Abilene Christian University occupational therapy students had a chance to practice what they’re learning about pediatric therapy. ACU’s first-ever “Wildcat Writers” handwriting camp, organized by the Department of Occupational Therapy, served 24 local children over two weeks in … Continued

ACU Online Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our … Continued

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ACU awarded CCCU STEM research grant

Abilene Christian University is one of nine recipients of a grant to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics research through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and its U.K. subsidiary, Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford.  Nine CCCU member institutions were selected to receive the grant, which will provide funding to advance scientific research and … Continued

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ACU receives accreditation for online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program

Abilene Christian University has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education for its online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program. The M.M.F.T. degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for graduate students who want the convenience and flexibility of an online program.  The COAMFTE accreditation … Continued

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley named ACU 2021 Teacher of the Year

One of her graduating students described her as “entertaining,” saying she “makes even the most boring lectures engaging,” and Rachel Riley, the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Abilene Christian University, found that particularly striking because she can relate. “I enjoy a good dose of humor in all things,” Riley said. “If it’s not fun, … Continued

Commencement 2020

ACU awards degrees in three outdoor ceremonies

Abilene Christian University awarded 1,206 degrees May 7-8 in three ceremonies in Wildcat Stadium. The Friday, May 7, ceremony at 8 p.m. included 360 master’s and 102 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 8, 744 bachelor’s degrees were presented in two ceremonies – 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Because the university did not conduct a December … Continued

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