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Men sing about dating, sex more often than women

A new analysis of popular song lyrics from 1960-2008 reveals that men sing about both romantic love and sex more often than women. However, female artists sing about romantic love in a higher percentage of their songs. The difference is due to gender disparity in the number of songs, with male singers performing a considerably … Continued

Lee presented with honorary doctorate

Eddie Lee, superintendent of Midland Christian School, on Saturday received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for distinction in education and contributions to society. Lee was awarded the degree, one of Abilene Christian University’s highest honors, at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. He is the 85th person to receive such an award in the … Continued

Abbey Moses named Fulbright Scholar

Abbey Moses, senior pre-law political science major and former Students’ Association president, has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, one of the highest honors the federal government gives to graduating seniors and graduate students planning to conduct research or work abroad. The Abilene native will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia from … Continued

ACU’s Alpha Chi chapter named best in the nation

ACU’s chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society was awarded the President’s Cup as the outstanding chapter in the nation out of 328 colleges and universities. The award was presented at Alpha Chi’s national convention April 6-7 in Louisville, Kentucky. Nine students and two sponsors gave presentations at the convention, and two students won individual … Continued

Friends honor 'Doc' through scholarship​

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) … Continued

Princeton Review recognizes ACU’s game design program

For the second year, ACU has earned a #27 ranking on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2017. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in 2016 of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada and some … Continued

ACU to offer new Master of Science in Community Nutrition

ACU announces the creation of a new, online graduate program within the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition: a Master of Science in Community Nutrition, with courses beginning in May 2017. This program is one of very few nutrition master’s programs that is community focused, designed to prepare students to utilize nutrition-related knowledge and skills to … Continued

Two trustees added to ACU Board

Abilene Christian University has added two new members to its Board of Trustees: Cecil Eager of New Braunfels and Guy “Mojo” Lewis, D.D.S., of Houston. Board chair Dr. Barry Packer said the new members will officially start their term of service in May. Eager is owner of the historic Gruene Mansion Inn and Gruene Cottages … Continued

Halbert-Walling Research Center opens

The Abilene Christian University community came out in force Feb. 17 to celebrate the grand opening of the Halbert-Walling Research Center, one of the pillars of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative. Hundreds gathered at the ceremony and toured the 54,000-square-foot facility that serves as the new home for the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and … Continued

Missionaries, advocate honored at Alumni Day

Chelsea (Thornton ’01) Buchholtz still can’t believe she’s Abilene Christian University’s 2017 Young Alumna of the Year. Just look at the previous recipients of the award, she told attendees at the Alumni Day lunch Feb. 19: 2016’s Gilbert Tuhabonye (’01), an inspirational speaker, author, running coach and philanthropist; and 2015’s Dr. Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll … Continued