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ACU faculty honor 52 graduates as University Scholars

A group of top students from Abilene Christian University’s May 2021 and December 2020 graduating class were honored April 29 during the University Scholars awards ceremony in the University Church of Christ auditorium. Approximately 50 scholars are selected annually by the Faculty Senate based on nominations from the academic departments. Each department is invited to … Continued
Sing Song 2021

ACU Sing Song returns to its roots, adapts to COVID safety

Despite the dueling challenges of the pandemic and the renovation of Moody Coliseum, Abilene Christian University’s annual Sing Song show is going on, although with a different look and feel than in recent history. This year, Sing Song – typically held at Moody Coliseum in February – will take place April 22-25 at Abilene’s Paramount … Continued

Brette Tanner named 17th head coach of ACU men’s basketball

Abilene Christian University athletics director Allen Ward announced Wednesday that longtime Wildcat associate men’s basketball head coach Brette Tanner has accepted an offer to be the 17th head coach in program history. “I’m humbled and honored to be the next head coach of Abilene Christian basketball, and to continue leading this program,” said Tanner, who … Continued

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The Princeton Review ranks ACU among best game design programs

For the sixth consecutive year, Abilene Christian University has earned a top spot on The Princeton Review’s list of best game design programs. ACU is ranked No. 29 in the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021” list released on March 23.  “It’s rewarding for our faculty and students to be consistently recognized … Continued

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ACU announces plans for in-person learning in summer, fall

Students at Abilene Christian University will experience a fully in-person learning and living environment on campus this summer and in the Fall 2021 semester.  Existing masking and distancing protocols will remain in place this summer with face coverings required indoors and encouraged outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.   “We believe this is in the … Continued

D'Angelo Sands

D’Angelo Sands named president of Texas TRIO

D’Angelo Sands, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, was sworn in on March 29 as president of the board for the Texas Association of TRIO Programs. Sands has worked with ACU’s Upward Bound program for 10 years. TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide … Continued

NEXT Lab students

NEXT Lab advances reliable nuclear energy

Energy and electricity topics are dominating conversations in Texas after residents spent a week battling a major winter storm. Abilene Christian University, along with two other Texas universities, is at the forefront of advancing nuclear technology to address problems plaguing traditional energy sources – including unpredictable weather. Nuclear is the most dependable form of electricity … Continued

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