About 3,500 people turned out for ACU’s second annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas celebration under the West Texas stars. Among the highlights were a free concert by country star Aaron Watson and a visit from Santa.
Paying it Forward
Serge Gasore ('09), survivor of one of the most tragic days in Rwandan history, is drawing from his dark past and creating a bright future for children in his home country.
Inventing the Future
A pioneering gift of $1.8 million from AT&T is enabling the next step in teaching and learning innovation at ACU. The new AT&T Learning Studio provides a laboratory for mobile learning.
ACU is recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For, and Forbes magazine ranks ACU among the top 8% of all accredited postsecondary institutions in the country.
Liz Savoy and Christin King are ACU’s first two students to complete their Master of Science in Social Work degrees onsite at CitySquare, a nonprofit organization that aims to fight the causes of poverty in Dallas.
ACU students are accepted into medical and dental schools at a rate nearly twice the national average. And that's far from accidental. Innovative programs and an emphasis on research give our students an edge in applying for professional schools.
Heart of Service
Asia Todd's time as a mission intern in Mwanza proved to be quite eventful. For example, her "bride price" was negotiated in front of her, as village leaders debated how many cows she was worth. Since she couldn't cook or farm, Asia lost major cow points, as she describes them.
While most people whip up amazing meals in the kitchen, former Wildcat pole vaulter Tobie Hatfield ('87) cooks up visionary footwear in the Nike Innovation Kitchen, a think tank that produces some of the sports world's greatest technologies.
ACU continues to be recognized as a premier university by U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Colleges" guide.
The Maker Movement
ACU joins the Maker Movement, an international group of innovators who combine cutting-edge technologies and old-fashioned ingenuity in projects spanning robotics, electronics, knitting, photography, rocketry, food and computing. A Maker Lab will open on campus in October.
Watch graduation live!
December commencement is this week. If you can’t make it for the ceremony but don’t want to miss it, visit acu.edu/live to watch it on your computer. The ceremony starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Moody Coliseum. Joyce Haley, instructor of journalism and mass communication and advisor for the Morris & Mitchell student-run ad/PR Agency, will give the charge to graduates.
Senior marketing major Lauren Fink spent her summer in L.A.’s fashion district, dressing some of the world’s biggest stars before they hit the red carpet. As an intern for Film Fashion, a public relations company responsible for matching high-end designers to Hollywood’s hottest celebs, Lauren put her business skills and love for fashion to the ultimate test.
Scholarships make the difference
ACU has made some bold steps to improve the affordability of its world-class Christian education. The annual block tuition plan and generous financial aid are attracting students who value an award-winning learning environment and exceptional educational experience. The new Partnering in the Journey campaign is a $50 million effort to further increase affordability for deserving students and their families, as ACU Today magazine explains.
Congratulations to 2013 Alumni Award Winners
Congratulations to Cmdr. David Bynum ('84, pictured left) and Dr. Marcus Nelson ('94, pictured right), who have been named the 2013 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year, respectively. Bynum is a U.S. Navy chaplain and Nelson is superintendent of the Laredo (Texas) Independent School District.
Prentis McCarty ('13) | Criminal JusticeFor senior criminal justice major Prentis McCarty, the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center has become a place of change and goal-setting. "In 38 weeks I have lost 99 pounds through the Rec Center," McCarty says.
Keri Gray ('12) | Communication/Political Science
Keri Gray’s passion for politics and unbridled initiative landed her an internship in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi where she got a close-up view of political influence at work.
Chelsey Brumbaugh ('13) | Speech Pathology
Chelsey Brumbaugh expected to find academic excellence at ACU, but she also got a few surprises during her freshman year.
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ACU welcomes the class of 2016 to our campus. Here are a few tips on how to successfully navigate your freshman year.
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