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ACU named to ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Honor Roll

For the 11th time in the last 12 years, Abilene Christian University has been recognized as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The results, published in the Sept. 18 issue, are based on an annual survey of administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members at colleges … Continued
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Summit pathway focuses on peace at the border

Several sessions at Abilene Christian University’s annual Summit will tackle the topic of immigration at the southern U.S. border, a particularly relevant subject for Texans. This pathway within Summit includes webinars, an e-book, a film and a related art exhibit that will be available online as of Sept. 21. Summit, ACU’s annual conference on faith … Continued

ACU Summit moves online for 2020, focuses on peacemaking

Abilene Christian University’s annual faith and spirituality lecture series has seen a good amount of evolution in its 114-year history, but even with more than a century of changes, this year’s event marks a first – an entirely virtual gathering. Summit typically involves church leaders, preachers, theologians and a variety of other interested Christ followers … Continued

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three … Continued

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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students. Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered … Continued

Dr. Rusty Towell is director of ACU's NEXT Lab.

ACU NEXT Lab receives first patent

  Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, or NEXT Lab, has taken another step toward the reality of a molten salt research reactor with the approval of its first patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office awarded ACU the patent for a high-temperature flow meter Aug. 5, 2020, after a three-year process of … Continued

ACU hires first vice president for research

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of Dr. Russell “Rusty” Kruzelock as its first vice president for research. He will begin work at ACU on Sept. 14. “ACU has a history of attracting and producing leaders in academic inquiry, and our past decade of remarkable growth in research has revealed the need for an experienced … Continued

ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

Abilene Christian University is now the largest college in Texas powered entirely with renewable energy, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report ranks colleges and universities across the country in key energy sustainability metrics. More than 40 currently obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according … Continued

ACU breaks ground on new residence hall and Freshman Village

Abilene Christian University students began a new school year today, and a new residence hall project has launched as well, with a groundbreaking Saturday on East North 16th Street. The new facility is scheduled to open in Fall 2021 and will replace McDonald Hall, which was demolished during the summer. Construction of the residence hall … Continued

Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert sent the following message on Friday, Aug. 21, regarding fall events: Dear ACU Community, Our campus traditionally has several fall activities that bring us together to celebrate what is held dear about our community and demonstrate our Wildcat spirit. As we lean into this unique semester, we have had to … Continued