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ACU alumni to gather for Homecoming on campus Oct. 14-17

Abilene Christian University’s Homecoming will return to an in-person format after missing last year due to pandemic concerns. Alumni will be back in Abilene for traditional Homecoming festivities Oct. 14-17 with the theme “Any Dream Will Do.”  Many of the weekend’s activities, including Chapel and class reunions, are taking place outdoors to reduce the spread … Continued
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Two new executives join ACU leadership

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of two new executives this week. Dan Macaluso is the next vice president for advancement and will begin work at ACU on Oct. 1. Blair Schroeder began recently as the chief planning officer, a newly created position. Vice President for Advancement Macaluso is a senior consultant and principal in … Continued

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ACU named among ‘2021 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program, marking the 12th time ACU has been recognized in the last 13 years.  The results, released online Sept. 13 and published in the Sept. 17 issue of the … Continued

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Arbor Day Foundation honors ACU for tree care, conservation

The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Abilene Christian University as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for 2020 – the eighth year ACU has been included in the list. Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and … Continued

Ward to step down as ACU director of athletics

Abilene Christian University director of athletics Allen Ward announced today his intention to step down at the end of the Fall 2021 semester to pursue other professional opportunities. A search will begin immediately for his successor. The veteran athletics administrator has begun his fourth year at ACU after 25 years at Murray (Kentucky) State University … Continued

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ACU achieves record enrollment for fourth year in a row

For the fourth consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the fall semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,334 students. As was the case last year, a significant part of the enrollment increase is through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. ACU Dallas launched multiple undergraduate programs last … Continued

‘We Light the Fire’ music video highlights ACU’s new branding campaign

ACU has produced an original music video to accompany its new branding campaign, We Light the Fire Within. “ACU has a special spark that carries beyond the classroom,” said Linda Bonnin, senior vice president for marketing and strategic communications, who created the brand story. “The impact our graduates have on their communities through their personal … Continued

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ACU names Anthony Williams as chief diversity officer

Abilene mayor Anthony Williams will be the new chief diversity officer at Abilene Christian University. Williams has served at ACU for nearly 25 years, most recently as an advancement and executive community relations officer. He has been an elected official in Abilene for more than 20 years, including the last four as mayor, and inclusion … Continued

ACU is named a Tree Campus USA for the seventh year.

ACU begins replacing trees lost in February freeze

The tree population at Abilene Christian University took a hit during February’s record freeze but it’s not down for the count. In fact, despite a week of the worst winter temperatures in nearly 40 years, only about 5% of the 2,600 trees on campus will have to be removed. ACU employs three certified arborists: Corey … Continued

ACU sees record giving levels in FY2021

Despite the widespread challenges presented by COVID-19 over the last year and a half, Abilene Christian University donors contributed financially to the mission of the university in record numbers for the fiscal year 2021 with $75.8 million in gifts, besting the previous record in 2014 of $49.8 million. “Even in the midst of a pandemic … Continued