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Matthew Darby conducting Big Purple.

Music education student embraces roles as drum major and marine

Passion for music and hard work drives Matthew Darby, junior music education major from Lubbock, to excel in and balance his roles as a drum major for the Abilene Christian University Big Purple marching band and a lance corporal for the U.S. Marine Reserves on a daily basis.  Darby’s days are spent juggling rigorous music … Continued
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ACU students bring fun and fitness to area children

In school, success is typically measured by grades, but during the noon hour every Wednesday, success is measured in giggles, yells and the overall excitement of a group of elementary students.   From 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Wednesday, 40 home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 file into the Royce and Pam Money Recreation Center at Abilene Christian … Continued

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ACU launches bold five-year strategic plan

This fall Abilene Christian University launched a new strategic plan detailing bold goals and vision for the next five years, including a possible medical school, increased research investments, a $1 billion endowment, and continued growth in enrollment and diversity of students and faculty/staff. “As ACU emerges as a National University, we are in a strong … Continued

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Ethnos receives grant for 30th year of production

“Our Heritage” is the theme for the 30th annual Ethnos production at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4-5 at the newly renovated Boone Family Theatre, and the show is benefiting from a $1,500 Hearts for the Arts grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council for the first time this year. Tickets are still available for the … Continued

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ACU biology professor discovers new species of rat in Ecuador

Dr. Tom Lee, Clark Stevens Professor of Biology at Abilene Christian University, discovered a new rat species, Thomasomys burneoi, 2,500 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, and news of the discovery has recently been published in a scientific journal.  Thomasomys burneoi is a large rat species in the rich Andes Mountain … Continued

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ACU Ranked Fifth in the Nation for Online Ed.D. Program

Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs for 2022. Fortune Education, a highly respected industry and education ranking provider, presented the award.  The Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs ranking highlights the top online universities that provide Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership programs for those … Continued

Willie the Wildcat poses with visitors to ACU's 2021 Homecoming.

All Roads Lead Home for ACU alumni at Homecoming, Oct. 13-16

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming theme – “All Roads Lead Home” – encourages alumni to return to Abilene for a full weekend of activities on campus Oct. 13-16.  Highlights include:  Carnival – Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building lawn featuring games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and more. Homecoming Musical: Disney’s … Continued

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ACU named among ‘2022 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. This marks the 13th time ACU has been recognized in the last 14 years and the third consecutive year for ACU to receive the Honor Roll designation.  … Continued

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ACU’s fall enrollment hits record high for fifth year in a row

The largest-ever student body – numbering 5,731 – enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University as the 2022-23 year kicks off with increases in all key areas: undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment and both the Abilene campus and ACU Online. “It’s exciting and humbling to welcome our largest-ever student body this year, as more and … Continued