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ACU pre-law students with Riley, center, at the SMU Dedman School of Law.

ACU Pre-Law partners with SMU for scholarship

Students in the pre-law program at Abilene Christian University have an exclusive opportunity to receive funding for their law school studies through a new partnership with Southern Methodist’s Dedman School of Law. SMU’s Dedman School of Law is looking to enroll more highly qualified students from ACU into its existing Juris Doctor program and has … Continued

Natura Resources selects Zachry Nuclear Engineering to design reactor for deployment at ACU

Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory and Abilene-based Natura Resources have taken another step toward construction of one of the first advanced reactors in the United States. Zachry Nuclear Engineering has been selected to design the Natura Resources Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) that will be deployed on ACU’s campus. “Natura Resources is excited … Continued

Maddie Rogers, senior graphic design and advertising major from Abilene, will be a graphic design intern at Walt Disney World for six months starting this summer.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Maddie Rogers

‘The Most Magical Place on Earth’ is currently home base for recent Abilene Christian University graduate Maddie Rogers (’23), who is a graphic design intern for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Two summers ago, Rogers was a graphic design intern at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, to further her skills. Rogers graduated in … Continued

The Parade of Flags in the Opening Assembly in Aug. 2022.

Judge Shelton Gibbs to speak at ACU Opening Assembly

Abilene Christian University will begin its 118th academic year with the traditional Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. ACU alumnus Shelton Gibbs IV, state district judge for the 422nd District Court of Texas, will give the address to students, faculty, staff and visitors as the university launches its first week of … Continued

Aaron Watson concert at Moody to conclude ACU Wildcat Week

Singer-songwriter and Abilene Christian University alumnus Aaron Watson (’00) will headline a concert with Jenna Paulette at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Moody Coliseum as one of the premiere events of Wildcat Week, ACU’s official welcoming and orientation program for incoming students. Tickets to the concert are available to the public now, and ACU … Continued

Kyle Tippens, director of the Dukes School of Finance.

ACU College of Business announces inaugural Dukes Scholars

Abilene Christian University’s College of Business Administration has selected 26 students for the inaugural cohort of Dukes Scholars, funded by the Dr. William P. and Janie B. Dukes Excellence in Finance Endowment. In 2022, the late Dr. Bill and Janie Dukes donated, through their estate, more than $29 million to ACU – the largest single … Continued

Nashville producer Randy Brewer hired at Abilene Christian

Revolution Pictures founder Randy Brewer began work in May as chief storyteller at Abilene Christian University. Brewer, a 1993 graduate of ACU, is a renowned creative force who has created memorable work with high-profile clients such as ESPN, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Verizon and Sony Pictures, among others.  Over the past 26 years Brewer has … Continued

ACU names new vice president for marketing

Sharon Ayala is Abilene Christian University’s new vice president for marketing and a member of the senior leadership team. Ayala joins ACU from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where she worked for 13 years, most recently as associate vice president for marketing. She attended both Baylor University and Point Loma and holds a … Continued

Student works in next lab

ACU NEXT Lab research published in Annals of Nuclear Energy

Students and faculty in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University recently published their first peer-reviewed journal article, “A molten salt test loop for component and instrumentation testing,” in the Annals of Nuclear Energy. Highlights of the article include: Development of a forced-flow system for testing molten salt reactor technologies. A molten … Continued