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Social work major receives research prize from Center for Public Justice

Shannon Que, senior social work major from Abilene, is one of three college students from across the nation who were awarded the Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize from the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C. Que received the prize for her proposal to research college … Continued
Dr. Dylan Pfeifer

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, … Continued

Occupational therapy students adapt toys for children with special needs

Students in ACU’s occupational therapy program created a special kind of holiday magic by turning the Maker Lab into a Santa’s workshop for children with special needs. The project was part of the Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics course required for students earning their Master of Science in occupational therapy. Students in the class were divided … Continued

Members of ACU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization recently toured Q1 Media in Austin to hear the inside story of the startup business. Photo: Q1 Media.

ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and … Continued

International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

All three are from Africa, all three are exceptional students, all three are active in student government, and all three are headed for the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Meet three of ACU’s best and brightest – Olivier Iryamukuru, a senior from Rwanda; Jemimah Wavamunno, a junior from Uganda; and Shekinah Kahongo, … Continued

Doug and Angie Robison listen during Homecoming Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Next to them are Doug's brother, Dan, and his wife, Pam. The Robison family are members of the Robison Excelsior Foundation, which has pledged $3.2 million to ACU's NEXT Lab.

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date … Continued

Local children watch ACU engineering students construct latrines they designed as a class project.

Engineering class project turns into real-world missions experience

Garrett Rhoden learned something he wasn’t expecting to learn in an engineering class: He has a heart for missions. The realization came after a trip to Honduras in May that was part of an engineering class taught by Dr. Timothy Kennedy, P.E. Garrett, a senior engineering major, spent part of the summer helping install latrines and … Continued

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 … Continued

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in … Continued

Grad student's video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so … Continued