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Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 … Continued

Recent grad to teach in Kyrgyzstan as Fulbright Scholar

Thanks to help from ACU’s Office of Major Scholarships, Kyle Yarbrough (’13) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will leave in September for a 10-month stay in Kyrgyzstan to teach in a secondary school. Kyle may be five years removed from ACU, but he learned those purple-and-white ties are never broken when … Continued

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Two newest Fulbright Scholars ready for adventure

Lindsie Lawson and Mackenzie Sanderson will barely have time to celebrate graduation before it’s time to start packing for the exciting next adventures in their lives. The two ACU seniors made history when both received Fulbright Scholar Awards, the first time for two ACU students to receive the honor in the same year. The award, … Continued

Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

“Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin,” the headline from a Brookhaven National Laboratory news release shouted. What isn’t surprising or shocking is that five people associated with ACU were among the authors of a paper on that scientific finding that was published in the Physical Review Letters, which, according to ACU physics professor Dr. Rusty … Continued

April (Bullock ’89) Anthony, Dr. Barry Packer (’78) and Kay (Coleman ’62) Skelton

Anthony succeeds Packer as chair, Culpepper and Wilburn added to board

When historians look back on the tenures of Abilene Christian University board chairs named Packer, the list of accomplishments will be significant. At meetings this past weekend, the role as chair of ACU’s Board of Trustees changed hands, from Dr. Barry Packer (’78) to April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Packer and his dad, the late Dr. … Continued

Tom Craig's farewell to Sing Song marked by memories

With their blue shirts covered in silver duct tape numbers, a small group scattered from Moody Coliseum back to the newsroom to wrap up the Sing Song issue of The Optimist. The year was 1989. Tom Craig and the other seniors on the newspaper staff participating in the class act, “The Cowboys Are Dead,” sang … Continued

Members of ACU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization recently toured Q1 Media in Austin to hear the inside story of the startup business. Photo: Q1 Media.

ACU’s CEO named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year

  Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2017 Global Chapter of the Year for the third year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and … Continued

Cavitt appointed to Council for Exceptional Children board

Dr. Dennis Cavitt, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) by the Board of Directors to fill a midterm vacancy, effective Jan. 1. CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission … Continued

Stevens Park honors legacy of former president, first lady

The late Dr. John C. Stevens (’38) was an unabashed patriot who likely never heard a march he didn’t like. So he had to be smiling somewhere Nov. 10 when Abilene Christian University’s Big Purple Band could be overheard playing a suite of music honoring each branch of the U.S. military, with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture … Continued

OMA video projects bring misunderstood diversity issues to light

Christi Lim, president of the International Students’ Association, hoped to challenge misconceptions about cultural differences when she launched an online photography project called “Broken Views of Unbroken People.” The idea was conceived after Lim, a senior graphic design/advertising major from Malaysia, sat in a meeting where someone said all of ACU’s multicultural student organizations were … Continued