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ACU faculty member named chair of state board of examiners

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of … Continued
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10 Questions with ACU senior VP Linda Bonnin

Linda Bonnin, ACU’s new senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications, is no stranger to unexpected challenges. In her role in senior leadership at three previous universities – most recently The University of Alabama – she has faced her share of obstacles and celebrated her share of triumphs. But her transition to ACU presented … Continued

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ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

A coalition of student leaders in Texas colleges have a message to spread and a myth to bust. The College Health Alliance of Texas includes 36 student body leaders representing 20 colleges and universities across Texas. Their goal is to lead their fellow students in adopting consistent, safe practices to combat COVID-19, so campuses can … Continued

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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students. Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered … Continued

ACU largest Texas university using 100% renewable energy

Abilene Christian University is now the largest college in Texas powered entirely with renewable energy, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report ranks colleges and universities across the country in key energy sustainability metrics. More than 40 currently obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according … Continued

Update on fall activities: Football, Homecoming and Family Weekend

ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert sent the following message on Friday, Aug. 21, regarding fall events: Dear ACU Community, Our campus traditionally has several fall activities that bring us together to celebrate what is held dear about our community and demonstrate our Wildcat spirit. As we lean into this unique semester, we have had to … Continued

ACU faculty honor 50 graduates as University Scholars

University Scholars from Abilene Christian University’s May and December 2020 graduating class were honored in departmental festivities.  Fifty scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to designate one scholar and nominate others for at-large consideration.  Eligibility for the honor requires a 3.5 or … Continued

Where will you be in 50 years? Students share aspirations for the future

  At the 51st annual President’s Circle Dinner on Feb. 23, university leaders imagined ACU’s next half century and beyond. Twelve students were asked a simple, but big, question: What would you like to have accomplished in 50 years? Their answers were inspiring and varied, from wanting to revolutionize the world’s access to energy, to … Continued

Nelson greatness rubs off on ACU golfers in new clubhouse

Years ago, when one of the professional golf students of the late Harvey Penick was having trouble elevating his success around the green, advice from the legendary teacher and best-selling author was short and to the point. “Eat dinner with good putters,” the late Penick told rising PGA star Tom Kite. The counsel – to … Continued