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ACU names Summer Scholars for high school study abroad

Abilene Christian University announced the selection of 29 students to participate in the first-ever Summer Scholars, a study abroad opportunity for rising high school sophomores and juniors.  Summer Scholars offers the high school students a week-long college experience in England, including attending the grand opening of ACU’s Oxford campus and visits to Oxford City Centre, … Continued
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ACU Marriage and Family Institute offers free EMDR treatment

The Marriage and Family Institute at Abilene Christian University is providing five sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy at no cost from now through June 30, 2022, thanks in part to a grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene. EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and … Continued

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ACU’s longstanding church leader gathering to launch with new format for 2022

Abilene Christian University’s revamped gathering for church leaders will focus on communal experiences and spiritual renewal in its new two-day format launching this spring with the theme “Seeking Hope, Finding Joy” March 31 – April 1. Summit, now in its 115th year, began early in Abilene Christian’s history as a way of highlighting the university’s core … Continued

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ACU earns 2022-23 Military Friendly® School designation

Abilene Christian University earned the Military Friendly® School designation in the 2022-23 listings released online Monday and set to be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The full list can be found at militaryfriendly.com. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses … Continued

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Kate Bowler to speak at Friends of ACU Library dinner March 3

Best-selling author, podcaster and professor Dr. Kate Bowler is the featured speaker for the annual Abilene Christian University Brown Library fundraising dinner. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for “Incurable Optimism: Friends of ACU Library Dinner With Kate Bowler” March 3 at the Hunter Welcome Center.   Bowler studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves … Continued

ACU to honor Halbert, Osborne with alumni awards

Abilene Christian University has named its Outstanding Alumna of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year and will present the awards Saturday, Feb. 19, to Kathy (Gay ’78) Halbert and Brandon Osborne (’05). Kathy, cofounder of the Caris Foundation, is ACU’s Outstanding Alumna of the Year. Brandon, executive director of Abilene Youth Sports Authority, … Continued

ACU selects veteran FBS defensive coordinator as new head football coach

Keith Patterson, currently the defensive coordinator at Texas Tech University, will be the next head football coach at Abilene Christian University.                  Patterson’s experience includes 13 years leading some of the nation’s top defenses at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The FBS teams he coached … Continued

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Two new executives join ACU leadership

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of two new executives this week. Dan Macaluso is the next vice president for advancement and will begin work at ACU on Oct. 1. Blair Schroeder began recently as the chief planning officer, a newly created position. Vice President for Advancement Macaluso is a senior consultant and principal in … Continued

Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll 2021

ACU named among ‘2021 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program, marking the 12th time ACU has been recognized in the last 13 years.  The results, released online Sept. 13 and published in the Sept. 17 issue of the … Continued