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ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 … Continued

ACU students mark MLK Day with service

For the third year in a row, students and faculty in Abilene Christian University’s College of Education and Human Services are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project and inviting all of the ACU campus to participate. Gathering and serving through a large-group activity isn’t possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, … Continued

Douglass Robison

10 Questions with ACU trustee and energy expert Doug Robison

A thin volume of Galileo’s 1610 landmark treatise The Starry Messenger sits on a bookshelf at oil and gas executive Doug Robison’s Abilene home. Within its pages, the famous astronomer, who turned his telescope to the stars to provide firsthand observation that ours is a sun-centered solar system and not an Earth-centered one, describes his … Continued

Dr. Tom Lee inaugural recipient of the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship

Donors joined Abilene Christian University faculty and staff for an online investiture ceremony for the Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship on Friday, Dec. 4. The virtual event, coordinated in a COVID-safe environment on ACU’s campus and joined by participants in Texas and Florida, honored the legacy of the late Dr. Clark Stevens and recognized the inaugural … Continued

ACU social work group plans mobile food pantry for college students

A team from Abilene Christian University’s School of Social Work, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Abilene and other local organizations, is planning to address food insecurity among a population not often associated with food insecurity: college students. The work is being conducted through ACU’s Institute for Social and Community Development and will address … Continued

new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of … Continued

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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

As a freshman, Lessly Rocha quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song and Freshman Follies and kicking off new traditions like tailgating and football at Wildcat Stadium. She joined other freshmen in Cornerstone, a first-year seminar class that sets the foundation for their education at ACU. “I’ve … Continued

Karla Mendoza

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. When Karla Mendoza, who graduated with a marketing degree in December, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian … Continued