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ACU names senior VP for marketing and strategic communications

Abilene Christian University has named an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 23 years of experience in higher education as its first senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications. Linda Bonnin has served as vice president for strategic communications at The University of Alabama since 2015. In that role, she created Alabama’s first branding … Continued
Rosario Gibbs smiling at camera in front of NEXT lab sign

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable … Continued

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

In May 2019, Diego Zometa Paniagua was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the … Continued

Social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries in Homecoming Parade

    Two ACU women’s social clubs celebrate milestone anniversaries with special activities at ACU Homecoming next week. Ko Jo Kai will mark its 100th anniversary by inviting its oldest living member, 102-year-old Eloise (Reynolds ’37) Carruthers, to join members in the parade. Sigma Theta Chi will celebrate its 50th anniversary by inviting social club … Continued

Kasey Pipes speaks at the Center for Building Community luncheon.

Pipes recounts rare stories about Nixon from his new biography

    Kasey Pipes (’95) has enjoyed a unique perspective on the U.S. presidency, from working as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the White House for George W. Bush, to authoring biographies on two others: Dwight D. Eisenhower and now, Richard M. Nixon. Pipes is partner and co-founder of Corley + Pipes, a consulting … Continued

Matt Maxwell filming Midland family in "Finding Home in Boomtown".

Award-winning filmmaker Maxwell uses storytelling as catalyst for change

Stories have the power to change the world, and ACU alumnus Matt Maxwell (’07) believes this so full-heartedly that he has devoted his life to telling them. Matt’s film Finding Home in Boomtown will be featured at this year’s ACU Summit Film Festival. The documentary film, set in Midland, Texas, tells the story of a … Continued

2019 Summit will explore 'Sorrow, Hope and Joy' from the Psalms

ACU Summit returns Sept. 15-18 with the theme “Sorrow, Hope and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” Five theme speakers will guide attendees through the ups and downs of life as they correspond with the Psalms. This year, attendees can choose from 20 pathways related to leadership, ministry, service and spiritual growth. … Continued

ACU recognized as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students

    ACU is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. students. Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program, and the list is published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. ACU is … Continued

Laura Bush to headline Friends of ACU Library fundraiser

The Friends of ACU Library will host former First Lady Laura Bush as featured speaker at its spring fundraiser. “Voices of Hope: An Evening with Laura Bush” will begin at 5 p.m. March 28 at Hunter Welcome Center and will be moderated by best-selling author and ACU alumnus Max Lucado (’77). The event takes its … Continued