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ACU to be first Texas university in unique refugee partnership

Abilene Christian University is set to be the first Texas university to join the Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) program, designed to partner U.S. colleges and universities with their local refugee resettlement agency as a co-sponsor to host refugees on campus grounds and support them in their resettlement.  ACU and the Abilene office of the … Continued

FilmFest celebrates 20th anniversary with record-setting event

FilmFest returned to the Paramount Theatre April 19 to celebrate its 20th year promoting student filmmaking. This was a record year for FilmFest with 40 submitted scripts and 27 submitted films leading to the Gala premiere of 16 narrative, documentary and animated films. During the evening, students received awards for excellence in filmmaking in 15 … Continued

ACU professor to benefit from annual Kirk Goodwin Run

Dr. Cindy Roper, professor of communication at Abilene Christian University, will be the beneficiary of this year’s Kirk Goodwin Run, a nonprofit event sponsored by ACU’s Galaxy fraternity. The run, which annually raises funds to assist people facing ongoing medical expenses, will take place May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hunter Welcome Center. In … Continued

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ACU’s net assets surpass $1 billion

Abilene Christian University’s net assets now total more than $1 billion, marking a new level of financial health and stability. The university reached the billion-dollar milestone in November, thanks in part to the generosity of donors during ACU’s Higher Ground campaign, as well as the outstanding performance of the university’s endowment, said Lori Herrick, chief … Continued

The exterior of the Sikes Hall at Abilene Christian University

Renovated Sikes Hall to reopen with new name

Abilene Christian University’s Sikes Hall, originally opened 1977, is undergoing renovation and is closed for the 2023-24 academic year. When it reopens in August 2024, it will sport a new look – and a new name. Its reopening will coincide with the permanent closure of Mabee Hall, and Sikes will be rechristened as Mabee Hall … Continued

Depiction of Einstein image returns to campus

The creative impact of award-winning sculptor-painter Jack Maxwell (’78) rolls on at Abilene Christian University, where his latest – a familiar depiction of gleeful cyclist Dr. Albert Einstein – is now portrayed in two of its major science buildings. “Life is like riding a bicycle,” once said Einstein, a theoretical scientist considered one of the … Continued

Genevieve Graessle, senior English major from Austin, helped KACU take second place in student newscast in the Public Journalists Media Association awards.

Student-staffed ACU radio station receives state, national awards

KACU, Abilene’s National Public Radio station, recently took home second place nationally for student newscasts from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA). Four full-time staff members manage station operations and oversee the students in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University who serve as reporters and on-air hosts. Heather Claborn, general … Continued

Students at a dinner during last years' Culture Week.

ACU offices collaborating to create Multicultural Week

For the first time at Abilene Christian University, the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are collaborating to create Multicultural Week to celebrate diversity across campus. In previous years, different departments and offices have held events, such as Culture Week, but this will be the first year for … Continued

ACU received the Best-In-Class award from Cenergistic last Saturday at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium.

ACU honored for energy savings, conservation

Through a ten-year partnership to create more efficient facilities, Abilene Christian University is seeing dividends paid off and earning industry recognition for its work. ACU received the Best-In-Class Award from Cenergistic, the pioneer and leading provider of technology-enabled conservation services, for cutting expected energy use by 21%, saving $8.89 million in total energy costs and … Continued