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ACU football returns to campus with opening of Wildcat Stadium

With fireworks booming, fans cheering and the Big Purple blasting another tune into the September night sky, football returned home to the Hill in a big way last fall. It never left, you might say, and you’d be correct … in a way. For the past half century or so, ACU games were held and … Continued
Members of ACU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization recently toured Q1 Media in Austin to hear the inside story of the startup business. Photo: Q1 Media.

ACU’s CEO named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year

Abilene Christian University’s chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization was named 2018 Global Chapter of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The Global Chapter of the Year award is given to a CEO chapter that demonstrates excellence in organizational development and … Continued

Learn about changes coming for Sing Song 2019

Editor’s Note: Nick Tatum (’13) is director of student productions at ACU and is an instructor of communication and sociology. As Sing Song is approaching, we’re gearing up for some changes. Below are the five major changes you can expect for Sing Song 2019. This year’s hosts and hostesses will focus more on singing and … Continued

ACU announces new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action

    The man who delivered the most explosive lecture ever heard on the Abilene Christian University campus will be honored in September with the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action. With a formal opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 18, the center will carry Dr. Carl Spain’s name … Continued

NEXT Lab funding

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research … Continued

Onstead Science Center marks completion of Vision in Action

The Anthony Lobby of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center was packed Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, with members of the Abilene Christian University community to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. The occasion also marked the completion of the university’s Vision in Action initiative. “It is fitting that the final project for Vision in … Continued

Tailgating 101: Tips for making the most of Gameday

The excitement of Wildcat football season is only a few weeks away, and for ACU fans this means the second year of an all-new on-campus Gameday experience, complete with Wildcat Country Tailgating. Some of the most spirited Wildcats during last season’s tailgating were ACU social clubs, whose tents dotted the Campus Mall area with members … Continued

Grad student's video project inspires foster parenting

Wendy Jones was scrolling through Facebook when she saw a familiar face on a video about the blessings of being foster parents. The familiar face was that of Jamie Bearden, associate director of admissions and student services for the Office of Graduate Programs at ACU, where Jones is chief human resources officer. She was so … Continued

Lauren Franco

Journalism student turns dream of photography business into reality

For many students, dreams of running a business are just that, dreams. Students think big but aren’t always sure how to go about the actual execution. But through hard work and many hours of photo shoots and editing, one student in particular has made this dream a reality. Lauren Franco, a convergence journalism major from … Continued

Day of Giving exceeds goal with more than 770 gifts

The ACU community successfully came together May 15 to #SupportWildcats for ACU’s second Day of Giving: ACU received more than 770 gifts, which surpassed our goal for the day. Thanks to matching funds provided for the day, gifts going toward students will total more than $216,000. Gifts for ACU’s first Day of Giving in 2017 … Continued