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NASA Webb telescope engineer to headline Texas physics conference at ACU

Physicists, students, researchers, science teachers and even a NASA engineer will converge on the Abilene Christian University campus March 11-12 for a joint meeting of the Texas sections of three major physics professional societies: the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society and the Society of Physics Students. Mike Menzel, the NASA mission … Continued
Astronomy at Sea course visiting Mayan ruins

Honors students experience learning in unique settings

From hand-crafting dulcimers in the Maker Lab to studying stars on a cruise ship, ACU Honors students are learning in unusual settings designed to stretch their imagination and inspire their creativity. This series of short courses called colloquia are taught by faculty in every discipline, covering fun and engaging topics, such as J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle … Continued

Kyle Yarbrough Fulbright scholar

Record number of ACU students qualify as Fulbright semifinalists

Abilene Christian University saw a record number of students and recent alumni apply to the prestigious Fulbright grant competition this year – 15 – and nine of those have been named semifinalists, which is also a record for ACU.  Each year a cohort of current seniors and recent graduates utilize ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, … Continued

ACU Online honored by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., and two undergraduate online programs received top honors in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for online degrees. In the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week of “Best Online Bachelor’s … Continued

Students working in next lab

ACU moves up to doctoral tier in latest Carnegie classifications

Abilene Christian University earned Doctoral/Professional University status, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in its latest update, released Dec. 15. The Doctoral/Professional University classification (also known as R3) includes institutions that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees each year. ACU had previously been part of the Master’s Colleges and … Continued

America's Top Online Colleges 2022

ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2022. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. “Since 2015, ACU Online has significantly grown our online degree offerings in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they are,” said … Continued

Serving others is all in a day’s work for ACU nursing student

Caleb Shirley has gained plenty of hands-on training through ACU’s nursing program, but one night in the ER showed him just how prepared he was. He was working in the emergency room at a local hospital with a less experienced nursing student shadowing him. Only three nurses were on duty that day, and they were … Continued

ACU receives CCCU grant focusing on immigration, inclusion

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities announced last week that Abilene Christian University is one of six CCCU-member institutions selected to receive a $10,000 grant as a part of the Inclusion Immigration Collaborative.  The grant is designed to support projects that engage students with other groups to build more inclusive and welcoming communities across … Continued

STAR Fund members 2021-22

ACU student investment fund hits $2 million

Students at Abilene Christian University are managing a now-multi-million-dollar investment fund that is part of the university’s endowment. The Student Trading and Research (STAR) Fund gives students first-hand experience with investing and financial management, and their success led to the fund reaching a new high of $2 million at the start of the 2021-22 academic … Continued