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Four ACU students receive major scholarships

A record number of Abilene Christian University students have been awarded major national scholarships this spring. Among the recipients are two graduating seniors who have been honored with Fulbright grants, a third student who will be participating in a Fulbright summer research institute, and a student receiving a 2024 Goldwater Scholarship. Erin Hodgson, a senior … Continued

ACU to confer degrees, honors at May Commencement

ACU will award 840 degrees this weekend in three Commencement ceremonies taking place at Moody Coliseum Friday and Saturday. The Friday, May 10, ceremony at 7 p.m. will award 246 master’s and 53 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 11, 541 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Undergraduate … Continued

Dr. Rachael Milligan, dean ACU's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

ACU announces new dean for College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Rachael Milligan has been named the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Abilene Christian University.  Milligan joins ACU from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has served in various leadership roles, including assistant dean for innovative programs and partnerships in the College of Education and executive director … Continued

ACU professor to benefit from annual Kirk Goodwin Run

Dr. Cindy Roper, professor of communication at Abilene Christian University, will be the beneficiary of this year’s Kirk Goodwin Run, a nonprofit event sponsored by ACU’s Galaxy fraternity. The run, which annually raises funds to assist people facing ongoing medical expenses, will take place May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hunter Welcome Center. In … Continued

NRC completes environmental assessment of ACU NEXT Lab

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently completed its environmental assessment of Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab, a significant milestone in its goal to build a Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR). NEXT Lab – in collaboration with Natura Resources – has set out to design, license and commission an MSRR to be … Continued

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Cornyn visits ACU’s NEXT Lab, praises nuclear research

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn visited Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab) April 2 to learn more about ACU’s research into advanced molten salt reactors, sponsored by Natura Resources. Cornyn toured the new Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center where nuclear research is underway and where the reactor will be housed. He … Continued

ACU NEXT Lab receives third patent

Research at Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab) – sponsored by Natura Resources – has led to the approval of a third patent as the team works toward designing and building the first university-based Molten Salt Research Reactor. This month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office will officially award ACU the … Continued

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ACU’s net assets surpass $1 billion

Abilene Christian University’s net assets now total more than $1 billion, marking a new level of financial health and stability. The university reached the billion-dollar milestone in November, thanks in part to the generosity of donors during ACU’s Higher Ground campaign, as well as the outstanding performance of the university’s endowment, said Lori Herrick, chief … Continued

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ACU Remembers: Terry Bowman

Longtime ACU staff member Terry Wayne Bowman, 59, died Feb. 15, 2024, in Abilene, Texas. He was born June 9, 1964, in Abilene.  A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ. Bowman worked for ACU for more than 30 years, initially as a plumber and for … Continued