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2020-21 Debate Team

ACU debate team ranked 4th in the nation

The Abilene Christian University debate team finished the 2020-21 season ranked fourth in the nation. The team also placed fourth in the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament this month. “By all accounts and records that I can find, they just completed the best debate and forensics season for ACU in almost 40 years,” … Continued
meda bow

Nutrition major finds internship, calling at ACU

When Meda Bow was 12, her family moved from the U.S. to South Africa. That’s when she saw firsthand how important the science of nutrition could be. Her mother was a kinesiology professor, now retired, and her father an agricultural researcher. In South Africa, the family lived on a farm in a rural area where … Continued

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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

As a freshman, Lessly Rocha (’21) quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song and Freshman Follies and kicking off new traditions like tailgating and football at Wildcat Stadium. She joined other freshmen in Cornerstone, a first-year seminar class that sets the foundation for students’ liberal arts education … Continued

Karla Mendoza

First-generation ACU student leads program to help other students

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. When Karla Mendoza, who graduated with a marketing degree in December, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian … Continued

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three … Continued

Going Back to School

Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

Is “getting a degree” on your New Year’s resolution list for 2020? It’s never been easier for adult learners to return to school than it is right now. Distance learning via online degree programs has made it possible for working professionals and those with families to pursue advanced degrees without travel, without room and board … Continued

Nursing, premed students find inspiration in helping with medical missions

Sometimes students get more than they bargained for when participating in medical mission trips to other countries. In fact, the experience may be so profound that they end up changing their major or become committed to making medical missions a part of their future. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry and director of … Continued