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International students headed to National Leadership Forum in D.C.

All three are from Africa, all three are exceptional students, all three are active in student government, and all three are headed for the National Student Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Meet three of ACU’s best and brightest – Olivier Iryamukuru, a senior from Rwanda; Jemimah Wavamunno, a junior from Uganda; and Shekinah Kahongo, … Continued

Mother-daughter duo's latest book features Christmas decor from leading designers

  While many mother-daughter bonds are forces to be reckoned with, this pair has a special tie. Patricia (Hart ’56) McMillan and Dr. Katharine Kaye McMillan (’82)  have written 14 books together, covering a variety of topics on interior design. Their newest book, Christmas By Design, was released Sept. 18 just in time for this holiday season. Patricia worked coast-to-coast as an interior designer … Continued

Doug and Angie Robison listen during Homecoming Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Next to them are Doug's brother, Dan, and his wife, Pam. The Robison family are members of the Robison Excelsior Foundation, which has pledged $3.2 million to ACU's NEXT Lab.

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date … Continued

Sing Song performances from years past now available online

    Editor’s Note: Courtney McGaha is a member of the ACU Class of 2013. In March of 2018, I visited ACU Special Collections in the basement of the Brown Library  for the first time. I was just hoping to be able to find a few old, forgotten Sing Song VHS tapes or vinyl records … Continued

New book brings detailed history of ACU football to life

    Of the various books published about Abilene Christian University through the decades, none has been focused entirely on its largest and most visible athletics program. Until now. ACU Press chose Homecoming week 2018 to introduce Wildcat Football: Three Cheers for the Purple and White, a comprehensive volume about the Hill’s most popular sport … Continued

26th annual Gutenberg Celebration to honor outstanding alumni

The ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three distinguished alumni during the 26th annual Gutenberg Celebration. The Gutenberg Celebration will take place in Hunter Welcome Center on Thursday, Oct. 11. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an awards presentation to follow at 7:45 p.m. This year’s honorees are: Jonathan Smith … Continued

ACU extends Cenergistic energy conservation program through 2022

      Abilene Christian University has renewed and expanded its energy conservation plan with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company with headquarters in Dallas. The university expects continued future success in both utility cost savings and reduction in energy and utility usage on campus. The program originally began in January 2014 when ACU identified goals … Continued

Barna, ACU partner in research on how faith impacts the workplace

You might expect most people of faith to see being a “pastor” or “missionary” as the most sacred job a person could hold. However, new Barna Group research exploring how Christians approach their work found that, when asked if it’s better to be in ministry or to simply represent one’s faith well at work, 64 … Continued

ACU named one of nation’s top universities for 2019

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 annual “Best Colleges” rankings released Monday. Overall, ACU ranked No. 21 among 95 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU was named No. 4 in “Most Innovative Schools” in the West, a category U.S. News added four … Continued

Dr. Justin Velten (left) and Dr. Carley Dodd

Alumnus, professor emeritus launch cross-cultural assessment tools

So, you think you’re ready to live and work in eastern Europe for a few years or maybe serve as a missionary in Rwanda. What about your spouse and children? Are they as excited about the prospect as you are? Ever wonder if those emotions are just wanderlust setting in or perhaps a false sense … Continued