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Study Abroad has new residential home in Oxford

The purchase of a new Study Abroad residence in Oxford, England, marks another exciting milestone in the university’s 21st-Century Vision goal of preparing students to think globally by offering valuable cross-cultural experiences. The recently renovated Victorian house, located at 163 Woodstock Rd. in Central North Oxford, will serve as housing for 26 students. It features … Continued
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ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

For 2019, the first-time pass rate for Abilene Christian University nursing graduates taking the NCLEX test was 96.08 percent, exceeding both the state and national program averages. On Friday, the Texas Board of Nursing released first-time pass rates for eligible nursing programs in the state. This marks three years in a row for ACU’s first-time … Continued

ACU Springboard competition announces prize money to aspiring entrepreneurs

Applications for the annual Springboard competition led by ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy are due by February 15. The 2020 Springboard competition will award up to $40,000 in funding across three different award categories: Concept ($1,000 per team) – Provide entrepreneurs at the idea stage with funding and expert help to use for … Continued

Student-designed virtual reality game accepted for distribution by Steam

The lights just keep shining brighter on ACU’s School of Information Technology and Computing. In November, a virtual reality game designed by a three-student team was accepted for distribution by Steam, which bills itself as “ the ultimate destination for playing, discussing and creating games.” “They’ve boosted their resumes and portfolios by leaps and bounds,” … Continued

ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding … Continued

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Respected Broadway actress honored as distinguished alumna

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Salmagundi Club in New York City in November to celebrate Lara Seibert Young (’06), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Seibert Young’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only her successes as a singer and actress, but the journey she has taken to … Continued

Award-winning AP golf writer honored as distinguished alumnus

A group of ACU staff and alumni gathered at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, in October to celebrate Doug Ferguson (’83), one of the university’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Citation recipients. Ferguson’s friends and colleagues celebrated not only his successes as the Associated Press’s national golf writer, but the journey he has taken to … Continued

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

In May 2019, Diego Zometa Paniagua was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the … Continued

ACU professor Bill Fowler receives Texas Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Bill Fowler, associate professor of accounting at Abilene Christian University, has been selected for the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The award recognizes Texas accounting educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession. Fowler is one of two … Continued

27th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 27th annual Gutenberg Celebration. Introduced in 1993, the Gutenberg Award recognizes distinguished professional achievements of Journalism and Mass Communication Department alumni. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, October 17. A reception will begin at … Continued