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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

The Top 10 Resources for ACU Online Students

You know that ACU Online offers exemplary education in a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered environment—but do you know about the wide range of resources ACU offers its students? From online tutoring to an Adobe Suite account to over 20,000 free Bible study videos, our resources go beyond your traditional needs and allow you to take care … Continued

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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

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

ACU students named Sumners Scholars, $30,000 scholarships awarded

Three Abilene Christian University students are among 43 students nationwide named as 2022 Sumners Scholars by the Sumners Foundation. Each student receives a $30,000 scholarship. Emma Jaax, junior accounting and financial management major from Boerne, Texas; Hannah Maniscalo, junior political science major from Spring, Texas; and Gracyn McGathy, junior journalism major from Austin, Texas, have … Continued

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ACU debate team ranked #2 nationally for 2021-22

On the heels of hosting the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament on campus April 8-11, the Abilene Christian University debate team concluded its 2021-22 season ranked second overall in the nation, with a third-place finish in the tournament. More than 170 colleges and universities participate in IPDA, and ACU’s season-long record ranks it … Continued