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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
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Journalism student reflects on the power of a simple touch, a lesson learned in Uganda

Sometimes lessons learned on a mission trip extend far beyond the trip itself. Emily Shafer, a senior journalism major from Lubbock, Texas, tells about one such lesson. Emily was chosen to travel to Kampala, Uganda, as part of Wildcat Academics on Mission, a program that integrates mission and service with coursework. She accompanied ACU speech … Continued

Impromptu moment with Cambodian girls leads to gift of connection for ACU volleyball player

While some students took time off this summer to relax with their families, many Wildcats spent their summer serving and learning. Londyn Gray, a senior journalism major and ACU volleyball player from Weatherford, Texas, traveled to Cambodia on a trip organized through ACU’s WorldWide Witness program. There, she worked with Cambodia Christian Ministries, teaching English … Continued

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ACU students fill their summer serving, learning around the world

Summer has come to an end, and the ACU campus is again bustling with activity. While some students took time off to relax with their families, many Wildcats spent their summer serving and learning. Here are just a few of the activities our students engaged in over the summer, ranging from international mission trips to … Continued

Academic News

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ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2023. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  “With more than 40 unique online degree programs, ACU Online offers educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they … Continued

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ACU’s NEXT Lab construction permit application accepted for formal review by NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has docketed Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor.  “This is a significant achievement, and I … Continued

Chemistry

ACU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives continuous grant funding for more than 60 years

Abilene Christian University’s chemistry and biochemistry programs received a research grant from the Welch Foundation this year, marking more than 60 years of funding. This round is their highest award yet at $150,000 over the next three years. The Welch Foundation supports chemistry research in Texas, and members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry … Continued

Alumni News

James Webb Telescope scientist to speak at ACU Oct. 13

Dr. Scott Acton, a 1984 graduate of Abilene Christian University who has spent nearly 24 years working on the James Webb Space Telescope, will speak on campus Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Boone Family Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Acton, a wavefront sensing and controls scientist with Ball Aerospace, … Continued

Willie the Wildcat poses with visitors to ACU's 2021 Homecoming.

All Roads Lead Home for ACU alumni at Homecoming, Oct. 13-16

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming theme – “All Roads Lead Home” – encourages alumni to return to Abilene for a full weekend of activities on campus Oct. 13-16.  Highlights include:  Carnival – Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. on the Hardin Administration Building lawn featuring games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and more. Homecoming Musical: Disney’s … Continued

Generous donors made Moody renovations possible

More than 680 households generously contributed to the Moody renovations, including several significant donations that have been recognized with names throughout the facility. Anthony Arena recognizes donors April (Bullock ’89) and Mark (’86) Anthony. The generosity and leadership of the Anthonys, of Dallas, Texas, have transformed the ACU campus beyond recognition. Their gifts to Anthony … Continued

Campus News

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ACU’s NEXT Lab construction permit application accepted for formal review by NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has docketed Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor.  “This is a significant achievement, and I … 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

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

ACU Online

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ACU named among America’s Top Online Colleges by Newsweek

Abilene Christian University has been named one of America’s Top Online Colleges for 2023. The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.  “With more than 40 unique online degree programs, ACU Online offers educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines to meet today’s learners where they … 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

Business

6 Steps to Starting A Business

The biggest names in business are well-known: Amazon, Google, Apple and Disney. But what do these Fortune 500 brands have in common other than being giants in the consumer world? Interestingly, all four began their business ventures from humble beginnings — in a garage, no less. And even before that, they all started with a … Continued