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ACU receives CCCU grant focusing on immigration, inclusion

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities announced last week that Abilene Christian University is one of six CCCU-member institutions selected to receive a $10,000 grant as a part of the Inclusion Immigration Collaborative.  The grant is designed to support projects that engage students with other groups to build more inclusive and welcoming communities across … Continued
STAR Fund members 2021-22

ACU student investment fund hits $2 million

Students at Abilene Christian University are managing a now-multi-million-dollar investment fund that is part of the university’s endowment. The Student Trading and Research (STAR) Fund gives students first-hand experience with investing and financial management, and their success led to the fund reaching a new high of $2 million at the start of the 2021-22 academic … Continued

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Princeton Review names ACU to ‘Best in the West’ list

Abilene Christian University is listed in the “Best in the West” section of The Princeton Review’s 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region website resource, launched on Aug. 31. The education services company recommends a total of 654 colleges and universities across five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and International. The “Best in the West” list … Continued

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ACU awarded $1.4 million grant to help local students

The U.S. Department of Education announced Aug. 9 that Abilene Christian University will receive a federal Talent Search grant of $1,438,050 to help low-income students who would be the first members of their families to earn degrees. The grant’s five years of funding will help 518 Abilene-area students each year find their path to college. … Continued

Ralph Draper Pre-Session 2021

Faculty, staff awards announced at ACU pre-session

Abilene Christian University faculty and staff attended a pre-session gathering Wednesday for a time of inspiration, vision and gratitude to begin the academic year. In addition, award winners were announced for various faculty and staff honors. April Anthony and Dr. Ralph Draper spoke to the crowd, offering words of vision and challenge for the future … Continued

Dr. Jason Morris

ACU announces new director of Lynay, Center for Building Community

Dr. Jason Morris has been named executive director of Abilene Christian University’s Center for Building Community and director of the Lynay program. Morris is dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Major Scholarships at ACU and will continue to serve in those roles. The Center for Building Community and the Lynay … Continued

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ACU’s NEXT Lab awarded infrastructure grant from Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) announced a grant of $367,793 to be used for infrastructure at ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab. The funding will support the radiochemistry aspect of NEXT Lab – specifically, establishing new and unique real-time direct chemical analysis capabilities for molten salt systems. For 2021, NEUP … Continued

OT Handwriting Camp

ACU’s handwriting camp offers fun, skill development

Abilene children practiced handwriting and improved their fine motor skills, all in a fun camp environment, while Abilene Christian University occupational therapy students had a chance to practice what they’re learning about pediatric therapy. ACU’s first-ever “Wildcat Writers” handwriting camp, organized by the Department of Occupational Therapy, served 24 local children over two weeks in … Continued