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ACU political science, criminal justice students earn honors, scholarships

Students in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Abilene Christian University have earned prestigious recognition in the 2023-24 school year. “Our students explore why terrorism happens and how to stop it. Our students explore how trade can increase between Europe and South America. Our students study the challenges and dangers of the … Continued

ACU student receives $30,000 Sumners scholarship

Tamil Kayode-Adele of Midland, Texas, was recently awarded a $30,000 scholarship to Abilene Christian University by The Sumners Foundation. Adele is among 46 undergraduate students nationally to receive a Sumners scholarship in 2024. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, civic engagement and a capacity for leadership, and the funds apply toward the students’ junior … Continued

Physics graduate embraces opportunities in sciences, arts

Kaden Vasquez, a May 2024 physics graduate from Wichita Falls, came to ACU during the pandemic, a time of uncertainty for many. After his senior year of high school, he struggled to find the motivation to attend college in a world that was changing rapidly.  Still, he knew he had a passion for learning, so … Continued

Four ACU students receive major scholarships

A record number of Abilene Christian University students have been awarded major national scholarships this spring. Among the recipients are two graduating seniors who have been honored with Fulbright grants, a third student who will be participating in a Fulbright summer research institute, and a student receiving a 2024 Goldwater Scholarship. Erin Hodgson, a senior … Continued

Excelencia in Education

ACU president affiliates with Excelencia in Education’s Presidents for Latino Student Success Network

Dr. Phil Schubert, president of Abilene Christian University, has joined the national network of Presidents for Latino Student Success (P4LSS) through Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education. The P4LSS network comprises a group of  presidents and chancellors who have committed to making their campuses learning … Continued

ACU NEXT Lab receives third patent

Research at Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory (NEXT Lab) – sponsored by Natura Resources – has led to the approval of a third patent as the team works toward designing and building the first university-based Molten Salt Research Reactor. This month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office will officially award ACU the … Continued

ACU partners with IDEA Public Schools

Abilene Christian University is partnering with IDEA Public Schools in a program designed to help K-12 students in their selection of and transition to college. “ACU and IDEA Public Schools are natural partners because of our mutual commitment to student success,” said Dr. Susan Lewis, ACU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. IDEA is … Continued

Nearly 500 students set to receive degrees at ACU’s December Commencement

ACU will present 496 degrees this weekend in two Commencement ceremonies taking place at Moody Coliseum Friday and Saturday. The Friday, Dec. 15, ceremony at 7 p.m. will award 165 master’s and 67 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, Dec. 16, 264 bachelor’s degrees will be presented at 10 a.m. Both ceremonies will be livestreamed; visit … Continued

Genevieve Graessle, senior English major from Austin, helped KACU take second place in student newscast in the Public Journalists Media Association awards.

Student-staffed ACU radio station receives state, national awards

KACU, Abilene’s National Public Radio station, recently took home second place nationally for student newscasts from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA). Four full-time staff members manage station operations and oversee the students in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Abilene Christian University who serve as reporters and on-air hosts. Heather Claborn, general … Continued