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ACU faculty selected for inaugural ATE Inquiry Initiative exploring opportunity gaps in education

Two Abilene Christian University faculty members have been selected to participate in the inaugural Inquiry Initiative sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators.  Dr. Dana Mayhall, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. Amy Spiker, associate professor of teacher education, are two of just 80 university- and school-based teacher educators and education scholars from around … Continued
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ACU NEXT Lab partners with Teledyne Brown to design molten salt research reactor

Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory has contracted Teledyne Brown Engineering to perform front-end engineering and design work to produce the first university-based molten salt research reactor (MSRR). “We received interest in working on this first-of-a-kind project from over a dozen top engineering companies,” said Dr. Rusty Towell, director of NEXT Lab and … Continued

ACU students named Sumners Scholars, $30,000 scholarships awarded

Three Abilene Christian University students are among 43 students nationwide named as 2022 Sumners Scholars by the Sumners Foundation. Each student receives a $30,000 scholarship. Emma Jaax, junior accounting and financial management major from Boerne, Texas; Hannah Maniscalo, junior political science major from Spring, Texas; and Gracyn McGathy, junior journalism major from Austin, Texas, have … Continued

ACU ties record with three Fulbright grantees

Three Abilene Christian University students will live, work and learn abroad next school year as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. ACU had nine students qualify as semi-finalists this year, a record number, and three were named finalists, tying the … Continued

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Dr. Brad East named ACU’s 2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Brad East is assistant professor of theology, and he’s known since high school he wanted to be just that. Now, only five years into his dream job, he’s earned the honor of Abilene Christian University’s Teacher of the Year for 2022. “The very idea that I could read, write and teach about theology for … Continued

ACU to award degrees in three outdoor ceremonies

Abilene Christian University will award 836 degrees this weekend in three Commencement ceremonies taking place on Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. The Friday, May 6, ceremony at 8 p.m. will award 257 master’s and 42 doctoral degree recipients. On Saturday, May 7, 537 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 10 a.m. and … Continued

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ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

A group of top students from Abilene Christian University’s May 2022 graduating class were honored April 28 during the University Scholars awards ceremony in the Chapel on the Hill auditorium. Approximately 50 scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to designate one scholar … Continued

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ACU debate team ranked #2 nationally for 2021-22

On the heels of hosting the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament on campus April 8-11, the Abilene Christian University debate team concluded its 2021-22 season ranked second overall in the nation, with a third-place finish in the tournament. More than 170 colleges and universities participate in IPDA, and ACU’s season-long record ranks it … Continued

ACU signs innovative partnership agreement with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Abilene Christian University is now an official higher education partner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and will be providing customized academic learning opportunities for players and staff through ACU Online. In addition to the traditional benefits of a sponsored partnership, the Rangers approached ACU with ideas for a more in-depth collaboration. After discussions and … Continued

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The Princeton Review ranks ACU among best game design programs

For the seventh 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. 28 in the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021” list, one spot higher than last year.  “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be … Continued