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10 Questions with ACU trustee and energy expert Doug Robison

A thin volume of Galileo’s 1610 landmark treatise The Starry Messenger sits on a bookshelf at oil and gas executive Doug Robison’s Abilene home. Within its pages, the famous astronomer, who turned his telescope to the stars to provide firsthand observation that ours is a sun-centered solar system and not an Earth-centered one, describes his … Continued
Vicente Rojas Aguirre

Engineering grad returns to alma mater to work on molten salt project

Vicente Rojas Aguirre was perfectly happy with his job at an engineering consulting firm in Abilene, but the 2017 ACU graduate just couldn’t turn down an opportunity to return to campus and work at a job with the potential to impact lives all over the world. So when a position in ACU’s NEXT Lab came … Continued

ACU Board of Trustees adds Donny Edwards, Fernando Nasmyth and Doug Robison

Abilene Christian University has added three new members to its Board of Trustees: Donny Edwards of Decatur, Texas; Fernando Nasmyth, J.D., of Atlanta, Georgia; and Doug Robison, J.D., of Abilene, Texas. All were appointed at the board’s February meeting. Donny Edwards joined the Sagora Senior Living family of companies in 1992 and has been one … Continued

Physics students, faculty participate in landmark research

“Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin,” the headline from a Brookhaven National Laboratory news release shouted. What isn’t surprising or shocking is that five people associated with ACU were among the authors of a paper on that scientific finding that was published in the Physical Review Letters, which, according to ACU physics professor Dr. Rusty … Continued

Dr. Rusty Towell

Rusty Towell: Innovative scholar, down-to-earth teacher

Remember the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” when meeting Dr. Rusty Towell (’90) for the first time. More to the point, don’t pre-judge Towell based on the cover of his scholarly books, publications and presentations. Don’t let titles like “Recent Measurements With the NIFFTE Fission TPC and the Potential to Advance Thorium … Continued

Nutrition

Why Registered Dietitians Should Get Their M.S. in Nutrition

Nutrition and dietetics is booming. From 2020-2030, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects there will be an average of 5,900 job openings each year for nutritionists and dietitians. This projection marks an 11% growth rate of the field in the next decade, far outpacing the average occupation growth rate of 8% growth rate. … Continued

criminal justice

Why Should You Get a B.S. in Criminal Justice?

The last three years have proven difficult for Americans’ sense of safety and security. As scandals of violence and bias have rocked many police departments, the nation’s skepticism toward law enforcement has increased—leading to great unrest and distrust in American institutions. Navigating these difficult cultural pressures requires dedicated, effective, and values-driven leaders and personnel at … Continued