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Entra a la Plaza 2021

Celebrations, education, entertainment scheduled for Hispanic Heritage Month

Students, faculty, staff and the Abilene community will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a wide variety of events planned at Abilene Christian University. Artardecer, Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. – a sunset devotional with conchas provided at the Faubus Fountain Lake. Sponsored by ACU’s Hispanos Unidos. Open to ACU faculty, staff and students. Chapel Presentation, … Continued
Freshman class photo at Welcome Week 2022

ACU’s fall enrollment hits record high for fifth year in a row

The largest-ever student body – numbering 5,731 – enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University as the 2022-23 year kicks off with increases in all key areas: undergraduate enrollment, graduate enrollment and both the Abilene campus and ACU Online. “It’s exciting and humbling to welcome our largest-ever student body this year, as more and … Continued

Opening Assembly 2022

Newly renovated Moody Coliseum debuts in first week of classes

The new era of Moody Coliseum – beloved home of many significant events in the life of Abilene Christian University and the Abilene community – launches with the start of the 2022 academic year. The two-year renovation project is the facility’s first significant upgrade since its opening in 1968. “Moody Coliseum is at the heart … Continued

Generous donors made Moody renovations possible

More than 680 households generously contributed to the Moody renovations, including several significant donations that have been recognized with names throughout the facility. Anthony Arena recognizes donors April (Bullock ’89) and Mark (’86) Anthony. The generosity and leadership of the Anthonys, of Dallas, Texas, have transformed the ACU campus beyond recognition. Their gifts to Anthony … Continued

ACU’s traditional Opening Assembly returns after three years

Abilene Christian University will begin its 117th academic year with the traditional Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum for the first time since 2019.  The ceremony, which was on hiatus for two years during the coronavirus pandemic and renovation of Moody Coliseum, will take place Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. to launch the first week of … Continued

Fall Summit set for Oct. 13-14 with new twice-a-year format

Registration is now open for the fall event of ACU’s 116th year of Summit, Oct. 13-14, part of the new twice-a-year format designed to better serve church leaders.  Each fall, a two-day gathering will coincide with ACU’s Homecoming weekend, and each spring, a two-day event will lead into Sing Song weekend. “By joining Summit with … Continued

Will Beasley

ACU names new chief of staff for president’s office

Will Beasley began work as chief of staff for the president’s office at Abilene Christian University July 11. He will work alongside Suzanne Allmon, senior advisor to the president, until her retirement in May 2023.  The chief of staff role, renamed from the previous term of “senior advisor to the president,” is responsible for the … Continued

Remel Derrick

ACU hosts first All-State Choir Camp

A new camp joins the lineup of residential activities taking place this summer at Abilene Christian University as 50 high school students converge on campus for ACU’s first All-State Choir Camp June 29 – July 2. The high school vocalists – representing both large and small schools from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Andrews, Sweetwater, San … Continued

Chief Investment Officer Joe Lee

ACU names new chief investment officer

Joe Lee has been appointed Abilene Christian University’s chief investment officer and president of Abilene Christian Investment Management Company, effective July 25.  In this role, Lee will be responsible for managing the university’s nearly $700 million endowment. Longtime ACU CIO Jack Rich plans to retire at the end of 2022. For the last three years, … Continued