Beautiful snow day!
Everything looks beautiful under a blanket of snow! #ACUSnowDay #WinterWonderland
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Beautiful snow day!
Everything looks beautiful under a blanket of snow! #ACUSnowDay #WinterWonderland
ACU student places in national photo competition - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University
David Mitchell, an Abilene Christian University student and photographer for ACU’s student newspaper, earned a spot in the top 20 in a national photojournalism contest. Mitchell, a senior psychology major, placed 18th nationally in the 2020 Photojournalism Championship, part of the Hearst Journali...
ACU Master of Athletic Training students collected items and put together Christmas bags for Jeremiah's Hope Sasha Project kids. They were delivered this week to children in the village of north Ukraine. We are proud of our grad students for putting this project together earlier this semester!
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DELIVERING JOY AT CHRISTMAS TO OUR SASHA PROJECT KIDS IN PISKI & GORNOSTAIPIL...
Yesterday, our ministry team had the privilege to travel out to the villages of Piski and Gornostaipil, which lay on the edge of the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone, and visit some of our awesome Sasha Project kids! We see these kids every other week, but this week, we got to bring a little extra JOY in the form of a Christmas gift! Thanks to the Abilene Christian University Masters in Athletic Training Program for purchasing, collecting, bagging and shipping these gift bags to us! You guys brought JOY this Christmas season!
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ACU launching mobile food pantry for local college students
Abilene Christian University is launching a mobile food pantry for local college students. According to a national study, approximately 48% of students at two-year colleges and 41% of students at four-year universities experienced "food insecurity" during their undergraduate career. Former ACU stude...
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ICYMI: This heartwarming video of #ACU students surprising professor Terry Baggs is making its way across the nation. Yesterday, it was featured on NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist and ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir – and has topped 3 million views! #GoWildcats 💜#ACUDifference
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Great things are happening at #ACU's Allen Ridge! The first two restaurants – Fuzzy’s Tacos and Phoenix Pho – are open now. Soon we'll have more restaurants, shops, apartments, a hotel and walking trails around the lake.
Happy Thanksgiving from the ACU Office of Graduate Programs. From our ACU family to yours, we hope you found reasons to be grateful today!
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The #ACU Marriage and Family Institute is offering 5 free counseling sessions for couples or families dealing with stress related to COVID-19. Call 325-674-3724 to schedule an appointment.
ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University
A partnership between Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health is providing new equipment and facilities to ACU’s occupational therapy program and offering education and resources to Hendrick clinicians. ACU’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Hendrick Health signed an agreement las...
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Hey Wildcats! Interested in pursuing an M.A. in Athletic Training?
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This week’s graduate student spotlight is Jonathan Ladd! He is currently pursuing a M.A. in English.
“I chose to come to ACU as an undergraduate primarily due to the campus’s culture and the tools which professors and the campus as a whole had to offer me as an incoming freshman. Likewise, when I was choosing where to go to school for an M.A. in English, I realized that the tools and opportunities which the professors at ACU could provide me with were unparalleled.
As far as my department is concerned, I appreciate our openness to debate and discussion on almost every topic. There will scarcely be a time where someone’s arguments or thoughts are cast aside without conversation, instead, the arguments are tested and effectively challenged in order to promote the best view possible.
My favorite project I have worked on has to be my stand-up comedy routine which I did for an honors colloquium taught by Dr. Steven Moore and Dr. Al Haley. As a part of it, we had to write and perform our own comedy set. It was at Monks Coffee Shop and there were about 100 people in the room. It was quite daunting, but it taught me how to involve an excessive amount of showmanship.”
We are very proud of Dr. Lisa Merchant, our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program Director! She was recently named Chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and ch...
A great morning of serving by the Wildcats!
Wildcats spread their light throughout the community during a Day of Service, part of #ACUMissionsWeek. #GoWildcats #ServantLeaders 💜🐾
Sweater weather, Halloween tomorrow 🎃, and friends.... What could be better than that? Happy fall season, everyone! 🍂
Don't forget to stop by the library today for Cover2Cover!
Happy Cover2Cover Day! Come by the library, listen, and grab some candy! Also, correctly answer the trivia questions to be entered in a prize drawing.
You can livestream the event by following the link below:
Don’t miss out on this fun event in the library!
Our Cover2Cover event is one week away! This year we will read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in its entirety. Please join us in the Reading Commons to listen, read, and eat candy.
If interested in participating, ACU faculty, staff, and students can sign up to read for a 15 minute shift. Contact Dr. Womble at [email protected] to sign up.
Additionally, we will begin a GIVEAWAY today. Each day leading up to Cover2Cover and in-person at the event, you can enter a drawing by answering questions about books in the Harry Potter series. Swipe to view the questions and DM us your answers.
If you can't make it to the Reading Commons, you may join us at youtube.com/aculibrary
This week’s grad student spotlight features Madison Johnson, a first-year Specialist in School Psychology student.
Madison chose ACU because the campus felt like home the second she first stepped foot on it as a prospective student.
“The best thing about ACU, in my opinion, is the faculty here. They are so intentional and eager to mentor students, which has made my experience incredibly valuable. I love how the departments on campus are so close-knit and really feel like a family!
Right now we are doing a campus-wide project where we participate in an ARD simulation for a child in need of special education services. An ARD simulation is a meeting that is held in schools to evaluate the progress and needs of students with disabilities. As a school psychologist, you attend the meetings and advocate for the student. It is so cool to experience firsthand what it will be like to use our skills to advocate for students in need of our services! I also love that this project is allowing me to apply my previous training from the Teacher Ed department to school psychology!
I am thankful for Professors Katie Hathorn, Jenn Rogers, and Kelly Elliott for mentoring me during my time at ACU.”
Hey Wildcats, Homecoming is here!
Shed Market sandwiches and Homecoming T-shirts will be available at the Hunter Welcome Center from noon - 2 p.m. on Saturday. Drive-through pickup will be available at the north portico. There will be tables set up on the west side of the building for walk-ups. Food and shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This week’s graduate student spotlight is Jack Oduro, a 2nd year ACU Graduate School of Theology student pursuing a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry.
Jack is an international student originally from Ateiku, Ghana in West Africa but went to high school in Dallas, TX. Jack chose to come to ACU because it was evident that spiritual formation and academic excellence were deeply intertwined and were the central focus around student success. He was confident that he could grow in his faith here while gaining academic knowledge and the wisdom to apply them to solve issues in this world.
“In some ways, being an international student has given me more opportunities to be able to share my story to an audience who is eager to learn about different cultures and backgrounds. This has made my voice heard and valued on campus. It also gives me the opportunity to learn more about the American and Abileneian culture.
During summer 2020, I had an opportunity to do my field education at Gracepoint church in Savannah, TN. It absolutely was one of the best experiences I have had being in my program. I had an opportunity to work as an associate minister and engaged with the community on a very deep and personal level. Those moments have formed me for a lifetime of ministry in a unique and authentic way.
I am learning how to think critically through theology - making an assertion and defending my positions. I have the privilege to intern at the president’s office this semester. The experience has been incredible so far. I have been afforded incredible access to learn about organizational leadership, team management, and organizational structure.”
Our next graduate student spotlight is highlighting Terra Dupree. Terra is currently in her first year of our M.S. in Occupational Therapy program.
Originally from Oklahoma, she chose to pursue her master's degree at ACU because of the loving, welcoming, and Christ-centered environment.
“Every faculty member I have met truly cares about the students and offers support in areas beyond just schoolwork. My favorite thing about the Occupational Therapy department is that students are given opportunities to give back to the people in the community, such as volunteering and service learning projects. Service is an important part of showing others the love of Christ, so I love that ACU offers these types of opportunities for students.”
Featured in the photos, Terra is making an adaptive knife in the Maker Lab for one of her OT class projects!
Grad students, go rock this Monday! #acugrad
ACU Master of Athletic Training graduate student, Kade Parmelly.
HERE HE IS! 🤩
Our FCS Player of the Week is none other than Abilene Christian University Football's Kade Parmelly‼️ A captain of the 2019 ACU squad, the offensive lineman has played in 34 consecutive games entering the 2020 season. 🏈😼 Keep it up Kade!
Today’s grad student spotlight is Koby Dudley, 2nd year Speech-Language Pathology student! Koby attends ACU because it is clear that it values its students, faculty, and staff. What she loves most about ACU is the focus on ministry through each chosen program.
“ACU's MSLP program isn't trying to turn out good SLPs. Instead, they are working to develop good people who accomplish great things through the field of Speech Language Pathology. I was anxious about graduate school, but on my first visit to campus Jamie Bearden, Dr. Barnett, and Dr. Austin each made it clear that the students here are loved and sincerely supported.
The following picture was taken in our AAC class with Professor Chrane last semester. We worked in the Maker Lab to adapt toys for children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, etc.”
Drop by the ACU Office of Graduate Programs in the Administration Building (2nd floor) to learn about our programs and how you can get an application started. Or contact us at [email protected] or 325-674-6911.
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Our graduate spotlight today is featuring Jordan Turney! He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity and a MA in Ancient and Oriental Christianity. Jordan loves that ACU Graduate School of Theology’s degree programs give him the space to dive deep into topics that interest him. Every student has a general set of required courses in biblical texts, theology, history, ministry, and languages, but they also have the freedom to put a good portion of their credit hours toward any one of the specific areas that interest them. Jordan appreciates this balance of structure and freedom.
“One project I’ve recently enjoyed is a research paper I wrote on a set of sermons from Narsai of Nisibis. Narsai is an enigmatic, yet profound theologian from around the 5th century that had a great deal of influence on the Syriac Christian tradition, which itself spread all throughout Asia during the first millennium of Christianity to places such as India and China. While many aspects of his Christian expression differ from mine, I was surprised to find that Narsai gives tangible answers to many of my questions regarding how the church should form faithful Christians in an increasingly post-Christian era.
I’m currently in a class titled Explorations in the Christian East. What’s particularly unique about this course is it is an area of historic Christianity that is not very well known to many Christians in the United States and the rest of the western world. While these expressions of Christianity are different from our own in so many ways, I am always surprised by the way these Christians can speak to us and answer nagging questions that the church has today.”
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☀️ Good morning ☀️
Take in the beauty all around campus and reflect on God’s hand in nature.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1
No Monday blues around here. Grads, go out and make the most out of this week! You've got this.
Pictured: Jonathan Shelburne, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
Today is Purple Friday and College Colors Day! We hope to see you sporting that ACU pride. Go Wildcats! 💜💜
#flashbackfriday to tailgate last year!
Way to go, Gabriela and all of our speech path students!
This "new normal" hasn't stopped #ACU speech-language pathology students from helping the community. 🗣️💻💜 Grad students like Gabriela Rupprecht continue to provide treatment via teletherapy. #GoWildcats #servantleaders
ACU Summit registration is now open! You can join in from anywhere as it is a fully online event this year.
Guess what! Summit registration is open! And it's free, just like it always is! Share a bit about yourself, and we'll send email reminders with links to join the array of online sessions beginning September 20 and continuing through the fall.
Sign up at acusummit.org/register, and be sure to share the link with your friends!
If you're an on-campus grad student, join us tomorrow for a free grab-and-go meal! Please enter the Hardin Administration Building through the NORTH doors (the entry closest to Brown Library) and proceed up the stairs to the Grad Office (Room 203).
If you are new to ACU, this is a free lunch your Graduate Student Association hosts for all graduate faculty, staff and students on the first Wednesday of each month. See you there!
It was a great first week! Continue to #DoYourPart, ACU!
And just like that, the first week is a wrap! Well done, Wildcats! 👏 Do you recognize any of our awesome faculty members smiling behind their masks? 😷💜 #ACU #MaskUp #DoYourPart
First week ✅ Tag a friend that you loved having by your side this week (masks and all 😉).
The medical work our SLP students and alums are doing is so important. Here are some ways they are on the front lines of COVID-19!
Coronavirus patients who are placed on ventilators need help from speech language pathologists such as restoring the ability to swallow.
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