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ACU’s traditional Opening Assembly returns after three years

Abilene Christian University will begin its 117th academic year with the traditional Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum for the first time since 2019.  The ceremony, which was on hiatus for two years during the coronavirus pandemic and renovation of Moody Coliseum, will take place Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. to launch the first week of … Continued
Faulkner was one of ACU students’ most beloved Bible professors for his personable, breezy classroom style and sharing life experiences. He was named the university’s Teacher of the Year in 1982.

New Faulkner Center to offer marriage, family resources

The Paul and Gladys Faulkner Center for Marriage and Family will provide speakers, events and other resources for the Abilene Christian University community as well as the local Abilene area and beyond.  The center will be partially funded by the newly established Paul and Gladys Faulkner Center Endowment. Both the endowment and the center honor … Continued

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ACU celebrates opening of new Study Abroad facility in Oxford

Abilene Christian University celebrated the opening of a new facility for its Study Abroad program in Oxford, England, on July 12.  The North Oxford home can accommodate more than two dozen students and faculty, with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, two kitchens, five reception rooms, a studio, outside deck and backyard. ACU students and faculty have … Continued

Will Beasley

ACU names new chief of staff for president’s office

Will Beasley began work as chief of staff for the president’s office at Abilene Christian University July 11. He will work alongside Suzanne Allmon, senior advisor to the president, until her retirement in May 2023.  The chief of staff role, renamed from the previous term of “senior advisor to the president,” is responsible for the … Continued

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ACU hosts first All-State Choir Camp

A new camp joins the lineup of residential activities taking place this summer at Abilene Christian University as 50 high school students converge on campus for ACU’s first All-State Choir Camp June 29 – July 2. The high school vocalists – representing both large and small schools from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Andrews, Sweetwater, San … Continued

Chief Investment Officer Joe Lee

ACU names new chief investment officer

Joe Lee has been appointed Abilene Christian University’s chief investment officer and president of Abilene Christian Investment Management Company, effective July 25.  In this role, Lee will be responsible for managing the university’s nearly $700 million endowment. Longtime ACU CIO Jack Rich plans to retire at the end of 2022. For the last three years, … Continued

Dr. Lynn Anderson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Dr. Robert Lynn Anderson (’90 D.Min.), beloved evangelist and mentor of ministers around the world, and Abilene Christian University’s first doctoral graduate, died May 12, 2022, at age 85. Anderson was born Sept. 22, 1936, in a farming and ranching community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from high school at Western Christian College, he … Continued

ACU Day of Giving aims to serve students, change lives

Projects benefiting from Abilene Christian University’s fifth annual Day of Giving on April 26 – scholarship programs, transformational student experiences, cutting-edge technology – are all designed to help students dream bigger and aim higher. On this designated day of generosity, alumni and friends of ACU can contribute gifts of any amount to any of nine student-focused projects. … Continued

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18th annual FilmFest showcases student creativity

Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography. … Continued