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Why Should You Get a B.S. in Criminal Justice?

The last three years have proven difficult for Americans’ sense of safety and security. As scandals of violence and bias have rocked many police departments, the nation’s skepticism toward law enforcement has increased—leading to great unrest and distrust in American institutions. Navigating these difficult cultural pressures requires dedicated, effective, and values-driven leaders and personnel at … Continued
Dr. Jeff Frey

ACU Names New Vice President of Innovation and Business Development

Dr. Jeff Frey has been named vice president of innovation and business development at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. As vice president, Frey will be responsible for developing a new business unit that forms innovative partnerships with businesses creating direct employment pathways for ACU students. This initiative will accurately match people with professions … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Chris Flanders

“Where and how is the Spirit of God moving and how can we join and partner with God there?” This is the question at the center of Dr. Chris Flanders’ theology of missions. And it’s the same question igniting a new generation of missionally-minded Christians at ACU. Read on to learn how this American born, … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Nancy Ofoegbu

Nancy Ofoegbu has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. She knew enrolling in a Master of Business Administration program at ACU Online would be a perfect fit for a hard-working, ambitious person like herself. She expected to receive an advanced degree that would equip her with the necessary knowledge and expertise to refine and grow her … Continued

Anxiety

5 Tactics to Help Ease Workplace Anxiety

When you’re living life by a to-do list, things quickly become overwhelming. As deadlines stack up and expectations from supervisors add more pressure to your normal workload, it can feel like your performance, productivity and personal life takes a hit. According to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, “employees say stress and anxiety most … Continued

Burnout and Stress: Mental Health Crisis Hits America’s Healthcare Workers

The American mental health crisis affects everybody. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a simmering systemic issue to a boiling point. Rising levels of depression and anxiety impact large portions of our population within every category of age, race, and class—but one group hit particularly hard by this trend is healthcare workers. In fact, mental health burnout … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Catherine Garner

A Calling, Not Just a Job Dr. Catherine Garner never slows down. Whether mentoring ACU Online’s nursing students, traveling to every single county of Tennessee for a Senate campaign, building one of the nation’s first online nursing programs, leading a large multi-campus clinic system at the height of the crack epidemic or helping launch a … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Jarrett Jacobs

The role models of our formative years directly impact our development as individuals, for better or for worse. Realizing this reality, ACU alumni Jarrett Jacobs saw a need to advocate for adolescents and teens to help change the negative narratives through conflict management. Learn how his experience in our online Master of Arts in Conflict … Continued

Healthcare leadership

Planning your Healthcare Leadership Career

Written by Suzanne Moss Richins, RN, DHA, FACHE, Adjunct Faculty/SME, ACU Master of Healthcare Administration Program The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid transformation. From adapting to the challenges of providing care during a pandemic to creating innovative ways to retain staff and improve employee morale, more traditional models of care delivery are being reevaluated. … Continued

Being a Global Citizen in a Globalized World

Written by Dr. Sarah Easter, assistant professor of management at Abilene Christian University. In 2005, Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, declared that the world was flat. The thesis of his wildly popular book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century argued that globalization started … Continued