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Day of Giving largest in the university’s history

The Abilene Christian University community came together like never before on our first-ever Day of Giving on May 23: ACU received 926 gifts totaling more than $140,000. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its 111 years. “I am overwhelmed by the tremendous generosity shown by ACU’s friends and … Continued

Kirby fund a resource for students in need

Glasses. Diapers. Groceries. Rent. Staff members in the office of Student Life at Abilene Christian University each year encounter students who need help paying for all of these life necessities as they encounter difficult situations and personal hardships during their time here. For example, one student paying her and her brother’s way through school needed … Continued

Friends honor 'Doc' through scholarship​

Several Dallas-area businessmen and ACU alumni are spearheading an effort to honor the legacy of the late C.E. “Doc” Cornutt (’71) at the university he loved. Cornutt, former Abilene Christian University trustee and board chair, died in Dallas in 2016 after an extended illness shortened his life and career of service. Among survivors are his wife, Linda (Core ’70) Cornutt; daughters Sara (Cornutt ’99) … Continued

New home for speech, language center

ACU’s Center for Speech and Language Disorders has moved to the Duncum Center, at the corner of East North 16th Street and Judge Ely Boulevard, and is now called the Center for Speech, Language and Learning at the Duncum Center. The conflict resolution graduate programs once housed in the facility, previously known as the Duncum … Continued

Dorrel answers new calling: ACU head coach

ACU Head Football Coach Adam Dorrel Abilene Christian’s new head football coach Adam Dorrel visits campus for the first time for a press conference and meet-and-greet with ACU alumni and fans. Stay connected! ACU Wildcats Abilene Christian University College football’s winningest active head football coach today accepted a new job as Wildcat leader, saying … Continued

Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

Opponents of the women’s basketball team know Lizzy Dimba, Sydney Shelstead, Alexis Mason and Suzzy Dimba as a hard-working quartet of players who helped put Abilene Christian University hoops on the map during ACU’s transition to NCAA Division I. While posing for us recently, they took a moment to enjoy a selfie during a photo shoot for “Junior Achievement,” the cover … Continued

ACU CEO named #1 in the nation

ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won best overall chapter in the nation at the CEO National Conference Oct. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. ACU students also won best chapter business with Wildcat Ventures. This is the second year in a row for ACU to win in both categories. ACU competed against more than 250 chapters from across the … Continued

Jacob's Dream celebrates 10th anniversary

One of the most photographed sites in Abilene celebrates its 10th year as a landmark on the ACU campus. In the last decade, the nearly 40-foot-tall bronze sculpture has become a popular spot for baptisms, weddings, picnics and devotionals. It is a favorite backdrop for graduation and family photos. Jacob’s Dream was dedicated at the … Continued

At Dillard Hall, community is center

Abilene Christian University celebrated the grand opening of its 11th on-campus residence for students, Gayle and Max Dillard Hall, on Aug. 19, 2016, in a ceremony honoring its namesakes. More than 180 sophomore women have moved into Dillard Hall’s apartments, which contain a living space, bedroom and kitchen for two to four students. The facility … Continued

Remembering the fallen: An ACU story

World War II remains the deadliest conflict in military history in terms of lives lost in combat. Few American lives were untouched in some way, and the Abilene Christian University community was no exception. The mood of the campus, and its demographics, shifted as male faculty members and students went off to war. Gold stars – representing students, … Continued