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ACU joins four other universities in historic move to WAC

Abilene Christian University expects to begin intercollegiate competition in the Western Athletic Conference in 2021, joining four other NCAA Division I institutions making a milestone move to the WAC, it was announced today in a press conference at the NRG Center. ACU will transition from the Southland Conference – a league it co-founded in 1973 … Continued

ACU students mark MLK Day with service

For the third year in a row, students and faculty in Abilene Christian University’s College of Education and Human Services are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project and inviting all of the ACU campus to participate. Gathering and serving through a large-group activity isn’t possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, … Continued

ACU names new dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Nannette W. Glenn has been named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Dallas campus of Abilene Christian University. “Dr. Glenn brings a unique balance of academic training and university experience in traditional and online programs,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, ACU provost. “She is fully supportive of the mission of … 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, a senior marketing major, describes her college experience at Abilene Christian University, a word she … Continued

ACU Remembers: Jeannette Lipford

Nellie Jeannette Scruggs Lipford (’49), the matriarch of Homecoming musicals and beloved voice professor for generations of students at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 22 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. A celebration of life service will be held later this fall under the direction of Piersall Funeral Directors (733 Butternut St., Abilene, Texas … Continued

NEH awards $300,000 to team led by ACU professor

An international team directed by Dr. Curt Niccum, associate director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a project to produce print and digital editions of Old Testament books in Ge’ez, the ancient … Continued

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ACU students collaborate with other colleges to combat COVID

A coalition of student leaders in Texas colleges have a message to spread and a myth to bust. The College Health Alliance of Texas includes 36 student body leaders representing 20 colleges and universities across Texas. Their goal is to lead their fellow students in adopting consistent, safe practices to combat COVID-19, so campuses can … Continued

ACU named to ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Honor Roll

For the 11th time in the last 12 years, Abilene Christian University has been recognized as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The results, published in the Sept. 18 issue, are based on an annual survey of administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members at colleges … Continued

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Summit pathway focuses on peace at the border

Several sessions at Abilene Christian University’s annual Summit will tackle the topic of immigration at the southern U.S. border, a particularly relevant subject for Texans. This pathway within Summit includes webinars, an e-book, a film and a related art exhibit that will be available online as of Sept. 21. Summit, ACU’s annual conference on faith … Continued