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ACU names new vice president for marketing

Sharon Ayala is Abilene Christian University’s new vice president for marketing and a member of the senior leadership team. Ayala joins ACU from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she worked for 13 years, most recently as associate vice president for marketing. She attended both Baylor University and Point Loma and holds a … Continued
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ACU NEXT Lab research published in Annals of Nuclear Energy

Students and faculty in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University recently published their first peer-reviewed journal article, “A molten salt test loop for component and instrumentation testing,” in the Annals of Nuclear Energy. Highlights of the article include: Development of a forced-flow system for testing molten salt reactor technologies. A molten … Continued

ACU set to host Christian College Library Conference in May

Librarians from Church of Christ affiliated colleges and universities will gather at Abilene Christian University next week for the Christian College Library Conference May 24-27. The event is intended to engage the Churches of Christ in cooperative projects that enhance the services offered by Christian college libraries and to facilitate communication and resource sharing among  … Continued

Alumni reflect on FilmFest impact as student festival enters 20th year

This spring more than a hundred students submitted films for the 19th FilmFest Gala at the historic Paramount Theatre: FilmFest Flashback. The event featured short films in a variety of genres including western, scifi, thriller, rom-com and documentary with awards given out in 14 categories.  Because of a shift in scheduling in 2008 that moved … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab students receive scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy

Five students who are a part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University were awarded scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy’s University Nuclear Leadership Program. Although ACU students have been awarded these scholarships in past years, this is the most scholarships ACU has received in a single cycle. Samuel Ash, … Continued

Lori Herrick, the new chief financial officer at Abilene Christian University.

ACU tabs Herrick as new chief financial officer

Lori Herrick has been promoted to chief financial officer at Abilene Christian University. As CFO, Herrick will continue to develop short and long-term financial and operational strategies to support the growth of ACU. She will lead all financial operations for both the Abilene and Dallas campuses, encompassing accounting, budgeting, compliance, internal audit, risk management, procurement … Continued

Saunders with Robert Rhodes, provost, and Dr. Phil Schubert, president of ACU, with the honorary doctorate of humane letters.

ACU Brown Library announces Landon Saunders Center for Joy and Human Flourishing

Abilene Christian University’s Brown Library announced the kickoff of fundraising for the Landon Saunders Center for Joy and Human Flourishing at the annual Friends of ACU Library dinner Wednesday night. The new center, named in honor of longtime Church of Christ minister Landon Saunders, has a mission to promote conversation and reflection upon the primacy … Continued

Foundations of Entrepreneurship students at last year's Venture Out market.

ACU student businesses collaborate for on-campus market

Students in the College of Business Administration have a chance to put their business education into practice by selling their products at the annual Venture Out Market, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 19 in Abilene Christian University’s campus mall area. The Foundations of Entrepreneurship class will be participating in the market, along with … Continued