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Bird Scooters return to ACU

Abilene Christian University and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, are once again teaming up to bring shared e-scooters to the campus. The eco-friendly transportation option can be activated through a free mobile phone application and used to replace gas-powered car trips around Abilene. Bird will provide quarterly donations to ACU based on … Continued

ACU enters agreement to serve Coca-Cola products on campus

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages will be the new beverage provider for Abilene Christian University beginning May 2. ACU signed a five-year contract with the Dallas-based bottler, which will bring Coca-Cola products to the university’s main cafeteria, The World Famous Bean; on-campus retail dining locations; concession stands; and vending machines.   A recent survey of faculty, staff and … Continued


18th annual FilmFest showcases student creativity

Ten short films representing the work of more than 70 ACU students premiered to a packed Paramount Theatre during ACU’s 18th annual FilmFest gala April 7. The teams behind this year’s submissions included students from 15 different majors from across campus. At the event, awards were given in 11 categories including writing, acting and cinematography. … Continued

ACU launches $250 million campaign to foster continued success on a broader stage

Abilene Christian University launched Higher Ground, a $250 million comprehensive campaign, designed to invest in people, programs and facilities to ensure ACU can successfully compete on a larger national and international stage. Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president, announced the public phase of the campaign April 2 at the annual President’s Circle donor event and reported … Continued

Junior class Sing Song rehearsal 2022

ACU Sing Song 2022 kicks off in new location

Abilene Christian University’s 66th annual Sing Song will be more familiar in size and style this year after pandemic restrictions impacted last year’s show, but the 2022 event will take place in a new location. Construction continues on a major renovation of Moody Coliseum, the longtime venue for Sing Song, so the show will go … Continued

Attentive counselor listens to female patient, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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, 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 other … Continued

Kate Bowler

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 breaks ground on Wessel Hall for first-year students

ACU’s Freshman Village came another step closer to reality Friday as donors, alumni and friends of the university gathered to break ground on a new residence hall for first-year students. Wessel Hall, named for ACU trustee Rick (’81) and his wife, Debbie (Rains ’80) Wessel, of Westlake, Texas, will be constructed on the site of … Continued

Keith Patterson

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