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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

2018 Summit features 16 pathways focused on wholeness

All-day and half-day thematic “pathways” on 16 topics related to achieving spiritual wholeness are featured in ACU’s 112th annual Summit, set for Sept. 16-18. In all, Summit will offer more than 60 sessions focused on the book of Ephesians, “Wholeness in a Broken World: Together Through the Power of the Spirit.” “Pathways will consider spiritual wholeness … Continued

NEXT Lab funding

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research … Continued

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in … Continued

Better Together: Homecoming reunions move to tailgates

Editor’s note: Craig Fisher (’92), assistant vice president for alumni and university relations, writes about a change to Homecoming reunions that will put attendees at the center of a true “coming home” experience made possible by ACU’s new on-campus Wildcat Stadium. Reunions are planned for alumni whose preferred class year ends in a 3 or 8 going back to 1973. … Continued

ACU makes “Great Colleges to Work For” list for ninth year

For nine out of the past 10 years, ACU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Based on the responses of 53,000 people across 253 institutions, The Chronicle chose 84 four-year colleges that provide above-average work environments. The assessment had two portions: a questionnaire about the institution characteristics … Continued

Garrett passes ACU Foundation torch to Benham

The ACU Foundation has a new president: Bradley Benham (’05), formerly a foundation gift officer, assumed the role June 1. Former president Dan T. Garrett (’73) has transitioned to the role of president emeritus of the Foundation. “In its 112-year history, God has always provided Abilene Christian University with gifted men and women of faith, … Continued