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Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

A collaborative partnership between the Barna Group in Ventura, CA and Abilene Christian University has produced a new report titled Christians at Work. The first step in a multi-year initiative focused on vocation, this powerful study examines employed, self-identified Christians in the United States. The goal was to specifically explore vocational attitudes within the respondents’ … Continued
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Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

Nursing professionals who wish to pursue the highest level of academic achievement in their chosen field typically choose between two prestigious degrees: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. While these doctoral-level nursing degrees share much in common, there are also key differences in both the pursuit and … Continued

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Can You Get an MBA if Your Bachelor’s is Not in Business?

If you’re thinking about pursuing your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree but are afraid your bachelor’s in biology (or anything but business) might hold you back, there’s no need for concern. It’s just one more MBA myth to think that your undergraduate degree has to be in business or economics in order for you … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Marc Smithers

A deep love for learning and “an abiding curiosity in the world” are two reasons Marc Smithers entered ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program last summer. The Higher Education concentration is a perfect fit for this passionate learner, who for the last 10 years has served as Assistant Dean of Students for … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Leticia Ingram

To say that ACU alumna Leticia Ingram is a passionate advocate for education is the understatement of the year. In fact, this 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year is one of just two teachers participating in The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. The prestigious panel includes three governors, 28 researchers, … Continued

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Prepare for Your First Online College Class with These Essential Tips

When you enroll in online classes at Abilene Christian University, you’re taking the next step in fulfilling your life’s calling. It’s a big undertaking that affects your future and it’s important to prepare for success before you even get started with your first online class. ACU Online’s Senior New Student Ambassador, Elisabeth Evan, put together … Continued

ACU Family

What It Means to Join the ACU Family

ACU is more than a college; it’s a close-knit community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who are passionate about learning, improving the world around them and integrating faith into their academic and professional pursuits. ACU’s staff works hard to foster a welcoming environment for students. Students, in turn, follow suit by developing close bonds … Continued

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Understanding the Benefits of Earning a DNP Degree

Nurses have a number of degree programs available to them that will open up doors and qualify them for new positions. Choosing the right program is a critical step in landing their dream job. Interested nurses should carefully consider the benefits of available programs so they can choose the one that will work best for … Continued

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Online Learning and Graduation: Can Online Students Attend Graduation Ceremonies?

Graduation is a crucial milestone of the college experience. Whether students attend classes online or in a classroom, they desire a final ceremony in which they and their fellow students can celebrate their academic journey and accomplishments. This important ritual should not be limited to on-campus students only. It’s just as important for online students … Continued

10 Job Interview Tips for Grad Students

No matter how many or how few you’ve done, job interviews can be nerve-wracking. Once you have succeeded in earning your advanced degree, you want to find a job that will take you further. As you start preparing for these interviews, we want to help you put your best foot forward. Here are our top … Continued