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Architectural rendering of Bullock Hall

New residence hall to be named Bullock Hall

Abilene Christian University’s newest residence hall, scheduled for completion in August, will be named Bullock Hall in honor of JoLynn (Calk ’59) and the late Joe Bullock, parents of ACU Board of Trustees chair April (Bullock ’89) Anthony. Joe and JoLynn were both active teachers, mentors and leaders in their church, with Joe serving as … Continued
Jason Ellis police chief

ACU hires Frisco lieutenant Jason Ellis as police chief

Abilene Christian University hired Jason Ellis, a lieutenant with the Frisco, Texas, Police Department, as its new chief of police. Ellis will begin at ACU in July. “We were impressed with his leadership, innovative ideas, and how quickly he built a strong rapport with those he interacted with,” said Kevin Campbell, senior vice president for … Continued

Lean Lab at ACU

New LEAN Lab kitchen opens in Money Center

Nutrition majors in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition have new space and equipment to help them learn to prepare, cook and teach about food. The Laboratory for Experiential Activities in Nutrition (LEAN Lab) opened in Fall 2020 in the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and includes industrial equipment similar to … Continued

Declaration Day 2021

ACU bests the competition in Declaration Days

In its first year participating, Abilene Christian University topped the list of colleges its size in the Declaration Days contest sponsored by Top of the World. More high school seniors declared ACU as their college choice during the month of April than any other school participating in the Top of the World competition, beating out … Continued

PCR testing

ACU students take on front-line roles in fighting the pandemic

They aren’t history majors, but they may be history makers.  Whether studying nursing, biology, athletic training, or other similar fields, many Abilene Christian University students took historic steps to mitigate the effects of a pandemic – administering COVID-19 tests, processing specimens in a lab and even vaccinating their peers and the community to protect against … Continued

Elizabeth Harris

ACU student entrepreneurs collaborate for vendor fair

A pop-up market in downtown Abilene this week will feature businesses run by Abilene Christian University students. The April 24 event is organized by the Founder’s Club, a part of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, and sponsored by the Development Corporation of Abilene. More than 20 student-run organizations will take part in the … 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

students on campus

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

Springboard

ACU Springboard set to award $40K to local businesses

Applications are open during March for Abilene Christian University’s annual Springboard competition through the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. This year the competition will take place virtually and, in addition to business start-ups, will include those needing to adapt to COVID-19. “The competition’s focus has always been on early-stage businesses, but this year we … Continued