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ACU to celebrate Black History Month with speakers, activities

During the month of February, Abilene Christian University has planned guest speakers, a silent disco, special Chapel speakers, discussion groups and a variety of other student activities in honor of Black History Month. Several ACU groups collaborated to plan and host the events, including the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Office of Multicultural … Continued
Department of Communication and Sociology students at the White House.

ACU students attend ‘Inside Washington’ seminar in D.C.

Fifteen students in the Department of Communication and Sociology at Abilene Christian University spent a portion of their Christmas break in Washington, D.C., for a week of learning more about the current political landscape of the United States.  The ACU students were part of about 300 students from across the country who attended the Inside … Continued

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ACU graduates to walk the stage at new Moody Coliseum Friday

Abilene Christian University will recognize 430 graduates during December Commencement on Dec. 16 in Moody Coliseum. The 7:30 p.m. ceremony will include 228 bachelor’s degrees, 144 master’s degrees and 58 doctoral degrees.  Dr. Brad East, assistant professor in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry and the 2022 Teacher of the Year, will give the … Continued

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ACU fraternity to play 68 hour volleyball game to benefit local non-profit

The men of Gamma Sigma Phi, a fraternity at Abilene Christian University, will be playing volleyball for 68 consecutive hours, and it’s all for a good cause. The event is underway Nov. 10-13 at the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center as well as the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, and donations will … Continued

Matthew Darby conducting Big Purple.

Music education student embraces roles as drum major and marine

Passion for music and hard work drives Matthew Darby, junior music education major from Lubbock, to excel in and balance his roles as a drum major for the Abilene Christian University Big Purple marching band and a lance corporal for the U.S. Marine Reserves on a daily basis.  Darby’s days are spent juggling rigorous music … Continued

Teacher education major directs students in P.E. lesson.

ACU students bring fun and fitness to area children

In school, success is typically measured by grades, but during the noon hour every Wednesday, success is measured in giggles, yells and the overall excitement of a group of elementary students.   From 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Wednesday, 40 home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 file into the Royce and Pam Money Recreation Center at Abilene Christian … Continued

Senior Capstone is crowning experience for ACU undergraduates

From filmmaking in Cambodia to developing a prototype for NASA, ACU students are putting their knowledge into practice every day.  Experiential learning – or learning by doing – is an important part of an ACU education and is built into the curriculum for all undergraduate majors from their freshman through senior years. Their academic experience … Continued

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ACU launches bold five-year strategic plan

This fall Abilene Christian University launched a new strategic plan detailing bold goals and vision for the next five years, including a possible medical school, increased research investments, a $1 billion endowment, and continued growth in enrollment and diversity of students and faculty/staff. “As ACU emerges as a National University, we are in a strong … Continued

Woman dancing at Ethnos production

Ethnos receives grant for 30th year of production

“Our Heritage” is the theme for the 30th annual Ethnos production at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4-5 at the newly renovated Boone Family Theatre, and the show is benefiting from a $1,500 Hearts for the Arts grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council for the first time this year. Tickets are still available for the … Continued

The Historical Methods students work at the museum every Thursday to ensure each artifact is correctly identified.

Students help preserve campus history at ACU Museum

Abilene Christian University has over a century’s worth of history, meaning that the ACU Museum, on the corner of Campus Court and East North 16th Street, has a plethora of artifacts in need of identification, labeling and appropriate display. In the Historical Methods course this fall, students are taking part in that process by creating … Continued