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Will Beasley

ACU names new chief of staff for president’s office

Will Beasley began work as chief of staff for the president’s office at Abilene Christian University July 11. He will work alongside Suzanne Allmon, senior advisor to the president, until her retirement in May 2023.  The chief of staff role, renamed from the previous term of “senior advisor to the president,” is responsible for the … Continued
Remel Derrick

ACU hosts first All-State Choir Camp

A new camp joins the lineup of residential activities taking place this summer at Abilene Christian University as 50 high school students converge on campus for ACU’s first All-State Choir Camp June 29 – July 2. The high school vocalists – representing both large and small schools from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Andrews, Sweetwater, San … Continued

Chief Investment Officer Joe Lee

ACU names new chief investment officer

Joe Lee has been appointed Abilene Christian University’s chief investment officer and president of Abilene Christian Investment Management Company, effective July 25.  In this role, Lee will be responsible for managing the university’s nearly $700 million endowment. Longtime ACU CIO Jack Rich plans to retire at the end of 2022. For the last three years, … Continued

Dr. Lynn Anderson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Dr. Robert Lynn Anderson (’90 D.Min.), beloved evangelist and mentor of ministers around the world, and Abilene Christian University’s first doctoral graduate, died May 12, 2022, at age 85. Anderson was born Sept. 22, 1936, in a farming and ranching community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from high school at Western Christian College, he … Continued

ACU Day of Giving aims to serve students, change lives

Projects benefiting from Abilene Christian University’s fifth annual Day of Giving on April 26 – scholarship programs, transformational student experiences, cutting-edge technology – are all designed to help students dream bigger and aim higher. On this designated day of generosity, alumni and friends of ACU can contribute gifts of any amount to any of nine student-focused projects. … Continued

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18th annual FilmFest showcases student creativity

Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography. … Continued

Bono at Fulbright Prize

ACU administrator’s nomination netted Bono a national prize

Irish rock musician Bono is the Grammy-award winning lead singer of U2, admired worldwide as an activist and humanitarian, an honorary knight in the United Kingdom, and one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year for 2005. And thanks to Dr. Jason Morris (’96), dean of the Honors College at Abilene Christian University, he can … Continued

ACU launches $250 million campaign to foster continued success on a broader stage

Abilene Christian University launched Higher Ground, a $250 million comprehensive campaign, designed to invest in people, programs and facilities to ensure ACU can successfully compete on a larger national and international stage. Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president, announced the public phase of the campaign April 2 at the annual President’s Circle donor event and reported … Continued

Junior class Sing Song rehearsal 2022

ACU Sing Song 2022 kicks off in new location

Abilene Christian University’s 66th annual Sing Song will be more familiar in size and style this year after pandemic restrictions impacted last year’s show, but the 2022 event will take place in a new location. Construction continues on a major renovation of Moody Coliseum, the longtime venue for Sing Song, so the show will go … Continued