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Centuries-old play unearthed by professor takes the stage in London

  It’s not every day you find something significant when searching the internet. But Dr. Joe Stephenson recently did just that. He unearthed a manuscript of a play called The Dutch Lady, hidden for centuries in the archives of the Boston Public Library. The play is more than 300 years old and has been chilling … Continued

Pollinators get by with a little help from their friends

    It’s the wonderful time of year when Monarch butterflies make their long multi-generational journey from Canada to wintering locations in central Mexico and southern California – and the ACU campus is on the route. Their beauty is incredible and the scope of their journey is amazing. But Monarchs, along with other pollinators, also … Continued

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

ACU Theatre graduate Lara (Seibert ’06) Young will light up the night at the Lights Up! Cabaret event Lights Up on Lara at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene on Nov. 4. Young has starred on Broadway in Chicago (as lead Velma Kelly), Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein and recently as a swing in War Paint. All proceeds … Continued

Wildcat Stadium sunset

Wildcat Stadium marks new era for ACU community

The score was final – ACU 24, Houston Baptist University 3 – but the Wildcats weren’t finished. They still had to thank their fans. With arms raised, they ran to the east side of the stadium and returned high-fives from their peers, who leaned over the railing to get closer to the student-athletes. The Wildcats … Continued

ACU named one of nation’s top universities

Abilene Christian University was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” rankings released today. Overall, ACU ranked No. 18 among 90 top-tier regional universities across 15 states in the West. ACU also ranked No. 9 in “Best Value Schools,” which takes into account a school’s academic quality weighed against net cost … Continued

Students in class

Halbert-Walling Research Center provides room for discovery

Sussan Talamas never stops smiling. She smiles when she talks about the culture shock she experienced when she first arrived at Abilene Christian – a native of Torreon, Mexico, living in West Texas with a Japanese roommate. She quickly learned not to greet her peers with a kiss on the cheek. She smiles when she … Continued

ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

    An ACU professor has been hired as a top ethics attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. Stuart Platt begins work in September in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he will be assigned to the Office of Professional Responsibility. OPR is tasked with ensuring lawyers employed by the Department of … Continued

Needtobreathe to perform Sept. 15 at Wildcat Stadium

Grammy-nominated rock band Needtobreathe will perform a free concert Sept. 15 at the grand opening of Wildcat Stadium. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and is open the community. The band’s sixth studio album, Hard Love, debuted at debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts … Continued

ACU makes "Great College to Work For" list for 8th year

  The Chronicle of Higher Education named ACU a 2017 “Great College to Work For” in its report recognizing institutions that have created exceptional work environments. The university has earned a spot on the list for the last eight out of nine years. This year, ACU was honored in three categories: 1. Facilities, Workspace and … Continued

Andrea Lucado ('08) spoke to students as visiting writer for the Department of Language and Literature in April.

Andrea Lucado shares faith lessons in her debut book

Andrea Lucado got up at 5:30 a.m. on a Monday and started writing. What started as a stream-of-consciousness essay became memories of her time studying in Oxford, England. The first person she sent the essay to was her father, international best-selling author Max Lucado, also an ACU graduate. “He’s my dad but he would also … Continued