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Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. Abilene is a friendly city of 117,000 people, located about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with cities twice its size.

Mission: The mission of Abilene Christian University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

ACU Montevideo
07/09/2019

ACU Montevideo

Today the group of ACU Nursing visited the Perez Scremini Pediatric Oncology foundation. Introductory talk + guided tour by the facility. Very thankful to Dr. Fabiana Morosini for arranging this wonderful activity.

Field trips are very important in this whole experiential learning program. #acustudyabroad

"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone e...
07/07/2019

"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else." – 1 Thessalonians 5:15 #SundayInspiration

07/04/2019
Men's quartet sings the national anthem

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy this rendition of the national anthem performed at a women's basketball game by Mike Perkins ('01), Cory Driskill, Mark Rogers ('03) and Craig Rideout ('06).

Happy Independence Day! What's your favorite thing about the United States? Berlin Fang, director of instructional desig...
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day!

What's your favorite thing about the United States? Berlin Fang, director of instructional design for the Adams Center for Teaching Excellence, came to the U.S. from China in 2002. He shares his favorite things about the U.S. (in no particular order):
* The American people
* Public libraries
* Highly individualized (even idiosyncratic) definitions of success (not everyone is after fame or money)
* Respect for personal space and privacy
* Access to information without a firewall
* Books and movies from around the world through Netflix, Hoopla, Amazon Prime, etc.
* Music programs at K12 schools
* Parks open to the rich and poor, often with free tennis or basketball courts
* Technologies, especially Google and Canvas
* A strong and vibrant civil society of organizations serving diverse populations
* Churches and other religious services that provide an "operating system" for social norms
* If you are unhappy with a political leader, you can vote or wait him/her out in a few years
* Keeping traditions and creating new ones
* Bluebell ice cream
* HEB
What are YOUR favorite things? Share in comments as we celebrate this special day!

07/02/2019
Senior Spotlight: Dr. Marion Cawood, SAM's Serenader 6/29/16

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Marion Cawood, who died recently at age 77. The professor emerita of music was known for her beautiful opera voice. After she retired, she took a job at Sam's Club and was caught on this video singing to customers. Read more about her life at: bit.ly/2XfP2rW

Air Date: 6/26/16

"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. R...
06/30/2019

"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon." – Philippians 4:4-5 #SundayInspiration

ACU Journalism and Mass Communication
06/26/2019
ACU Journalism and Mass Communication

ACU Journalism and Mass Communication

A shout-out to JMC faculty member Doug Mendenhall from new The Christian Chronicle editor Erik Tryggestad in the current issue.

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs." – Psalm 1...
06/23/2019

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs." – Psalm 100:1-2 #SundayInspiration

ACU Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
06/22/2019

ACU Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

Brag Post: Our students are stinkin' amazing. They did excellent work in Regina where they used their skills to bind broken hearts and set free captives. I am proud of them for raising the money and setting aside the time in the middle of a rigorous program to go be the hands of Jesus. Inspiring work, guys!

Jen Harmel ('06) took what she learned through ACU's art and design department and created a thriving business that supp...
06/21/2019
Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Jen Harmel ('06) took what she learned through ACU's art and design department and created a thriving business that supports other businesses.

Achieving your dreams is never a straight path, and the ambiguity was exactly how it happened for Jennifer (Fuentes ’06) Harmel, creator of A People Party Productions. With many different beginnings, Jen said she’s pegged down the starting year as 2013. At the time, she was a teacher and needed ...

Congrats to Dr. Jason Morris for being named to the Fulbright National Screening Committee and congrats to ACU for being...
06/19/2019
Morris named to Fulbright National Screening Committee - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Congrats to Dr. Jason Morris for being named to the Fulbright National Screening Committee and congrats to ACU for being designated a top producing Fulbright institution!

If you are ever walking across the campus of ACU and hear someone talking about the Fulbright program and its opportunities abroad, there is a good chance the one talking is Dr. Jason Morris (’96). A two-time Fulbright scholar himself, Jason spends time recruiting students for the program he has c...

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!” – 1 John 3:1 #SundayInsp...
06/16/2019

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!” – 1 John 3:1 #SundayInspiration #HappyFathersDay

#TBT: This photo of the president’s office at Abilene Christian College shows a rolltop desk, several chairs and a filin...
06/13/2019

#TBT: This photo of the president’s office at Abilene Christian College shows a rolltop desk, several chairs and a filing cabinet. Taken from the 1918-19 Prickly Pear yearbook. (Sewell Photo Collection)

A great partnership.
06/12/2019

A great partnership.

African Christian College is excited to be hosting the second Southern Africa cohort of graduate students as part of our partnership with Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology.

Many are alumni from African Christian College. We’re also glad to have visiting ACU students from the USA and their professor Dr Mindi Thompson. This partnership is a blessing to the Kingdom of God across Africa.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." – Ecclesiastes 3:1 #SundayInspiration
06/09/2019

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." – Ecclesiastes 3:1 #SundayInspiration

Do you follow the #TexasRangers? Meet the ACU alumnus who provides a voice for the team's social media accounts.
06/08/2019
Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Do you follow the #TexasRangers? Meet the ACU alumnus who provides a voice for the team's social media accounts.

Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he as...

Congratulations to Luis Trevino, selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Major League Baseball June First-Year Player Draf...
06/07/2019
Catcher Luis Trevino drafted by Tampa Bay Rays - Abilene Christian University Athletics

Congratulations to Luis Trevino, selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Major League Baseball June First-Year Player Draft. #GoWildcats

ABILENE – Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Second Team All-America and Abilene Christian catcher Luis Trevino Wednesday was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 40th and final round of the Major League Baseball June First-Year Player Draft. The 2019 Southland Conference Player of the Year was pick N...

Go Wildcats!
06/07/2019

Go Wildcats!

The spotlight shines on Kayla Melgar tonight at the NCAA Track and Field Championships as she'll be competing in the first of two shot put flights at 9:10pm. The Southland Conference MVP enters with a seed mark of 16.80m (52-10).

Follow her journey today on ACUSports Instagram stories.

ESPN will provide online coverage of the shot put here: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3516861/ncaa-outdoor-track--field-championships--womens-shot-put-flights-1-and-2

NCAA Live Results: https://dt8v5llb2dwhs.cloudfront.net/NCAA/index.htm

Like the late Dr. John C. Stevens, a legendary former World War II military chaplain, longtime history professor and the...
06/06/2019

Like the late Dr. John C. Stevens, a legendary former World War II military chaplain, longtime history professor and the eighth president of ACU, we too remember the sacrifice of so many to preserve freedom and protect the oppressed. #TBT #DDay

ACU theatre students will perform "My Teacher is a Monster," alumni author Jessalyn Claire (Massingill ’11) Beasley will...
06/06/2019
Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children's Art and Literacy Festival - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

ACU theatre students will perform "My Teacher is a Monster," alumni author Jessalyn Claire (Massingill ’11) Beasley will sign her debut children's book, and an ACU-sponsored bench will be dedicated – all during the Abilene Children's Art and Literacy Festival which starts today. #AbileneCALF

Once upon a time – on May 21, 2015, to be exact – the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of America. This week’s Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, or CALF, is one of the reasons why, and Abilene Christian University characters are ...

We are thankful for this rain!
06/05/2019

We are thankful for this rain!

It’s #HugACatDay 🤗 Comment below with a photo hugging your favorite cat. And maybe it’s Willie the Wildcat too!
06/04/2019

It’s #HugACatDay 🤗 Comment below with a photo hugging your favorite cat. And maybe it’s Willie the Wildcat too!

ACU Missions: Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service
06/04/2019

ACU Missions: Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service

ACU Engineering students had a wonderful week working alongside Living Hope for Honduras. They provided expertise on some impromptu drainage issues the ministry was experiencing and also laid the foundation for the new children's home!

"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." ...
06/02/2019

"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." – Psalm 19:14 #SundayInspiration

During World War II, this service flag was displayed in Sewell Auditorium. Blue stars represented every student and ex-s...
05/27/2019

During World War II, this service flag was displayed in Sewell Auditorium. Blue stars represented every student and ex-student in military service during the war. When the Registrar’s Office was notified of a death of one of the ACU military members, a gold star replaced the blue one. Of the 1,088 stars, 40 were gold. We are grateful this #MemorialDay for those who gave their all for our freedom.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord." – Psalm 19:14 #SundayInspiration
05/26/2019

"May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord." – Psalm 19:14 #SundayInspiration

Here's a great Q&A with ACU alum Denise Hamilton, who is featured on the cover of Houston Family Magazine.
05/23/2019
Mom.Me: Denise Hamilton founder of WatchHerWork | Houston Family Magazine

Here's a great Q&A with ACU alum Denise Hamilton, who is featured on the cover of Houston Family Magazine.

interview by Wendy Jackson Slaton | photography by Traci Ling Photography HFM recently met Denise Hamilton, a wife, mom, and an impressive entrepreneur who founded WatchHerWork, a multimedia digital platform…

Faculty, staff and students volunteered today in the disaster recovery efforts. From clearing debris at homes and busine...
05/21/2019

Faculty, staff and students volunteered today in the disaster recovery efforts. From clearing debris at homes and businesses to conducting one-on-one needs assessments, it was a blessing to help those neighbors in need. #AbileneStrong

"Thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust sha...
05/19/2019

"Thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15 #SundayInspiration

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, ...
05/18/2019
Criminal justice professor featured on crime documentary - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, but he got them anyway. He is featured in a new episode of “On the Case With Paula Zahn” about a case he worked as a homicide detective in Houston.

Bob Delony didn’t need any more credentials to earn the respect of the students in his criminal justice classes at ACU, but he got them anyway. His students weren’t prepared for what they were about to see one day in class when Delony directed their eyes to the projection screen. Soon, a new epi...

To the hurting on Mother’s Day: “Grief and joy can hold hands.” Beverly Ross (‘79) lost her daughter, Jenny Bizaillion (...
05/12/2019
To the hurting, on Mother's Day | The Christian Chronicle

To the hurting on Mother’s Day: “Grief and joy can hold hands.” Beverly Ross (‘79) lost her daughter, Jenny Bizaillion (‘00), in 2010. Read her thoughts in The Christian Chronicle.

As Mother’s Day draws near, many are celebrating the joy of being a mother. Yet others find this day to be one that places a piercing spotlight on the brokenness of their heart. Those who know me know I love a party! I love to celebrate. However, I remember the agony I felt on …

Happy Mother's Day! "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." – Proverbs 31...
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day! "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." – Proverbs 31:25 #SundayInspiration

The chances of playing college ball with a high school teammate are 1-in-100. Playing with your cousin? One-in-1 million...
05/08/2019
‘It’s blood’: Cousins from local high school to continue soccer careers at same college

The chances of playing college ball with a high school teammate are 1-in-100. Playing with your cousin? One-in-1 million. But for Arlington seniors Jordan Michie and Brennan Reuland, they'll get that chance at ACU. Read about these future Wildcats in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. #gowildcats

Jordan Michie and Brennan Reuland have been two of the all-time best in program history. Both have passed the previous career assists record of 31 and both are about to do the same in career goals (65).

"I will keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8 #SundayInspiration
05/05/2019

"I will keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8 #SundayInspiration

Dr. Chris Dowdy (’03), vice president of academic affairs for Paul Quinn College, was recognized at this year’s Dallas B...
05/03/2019
2019 40 Under 40 Awards: Chris Dowdy, Paul Quinn College - Dallas Business Journal

Dr. Chris Dowdy (’03), vice president of academic affairs for Paul Quinn College, was recognized at this year’s Dallas Business Journal’s Class of 2019 “40 Under 40.” #amazingalumni

As the vice president of Academic Affairs at Paul Quinn — one of the oldest historically black colleges west of the Mississippi — Chris Dowdy is working to create an academic model that supports the needs of today’s students as they prepare for the workforce.

Alum Eean Cochran ('15) performing in Hamilton Dallas. Congrats on all your achievements, Eean!
04/28/2019

Alum Eean Cochran ('15) performing in Hamilton Dallas. Congrats on all your achievements, Eean!

If you’ve had the opportunity to see Hamilton in Dallas recently, you saw ACU Theatre - Abilene Christian University alum Eean Cochran (‘15)! Eean has been a swing on the “Hamilton” national tour for a little more than a year, and lately he often performs the roles of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton. We’re so proud of you, Eean! #acuwildcats #acualumni

"We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." – John 1...
04/28/2019

"We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." – John 1:14 #SundayInspiration

04/26/2019
ACU Class of 1969: A Look Back

Welcome back, class of 1969! We trust you are celebrating this Golden Anniversary in style. Here's a #TBT look back to that time fifty years ago.

ACU has received a @MellonFdn and @NEHgov grant for the digitization and creation of freely accessible ebooks for 30 out...
04/26/2019
ACU receives grant from Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

ACU has received a @MellonFdn and @NEHgov grant for the digitization and creation of freely accessible ebooks for 30 outstanding works of scholarship relating to the study of American religion. ACU is one of only seven universities in the country to have been awarded. #GoWildcats

Abilene Christian University has received a $103,000 grant to digitize and distribute 30 outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets and mobile phones at no charge. ACU is one of only seven universities to receive this grant. This projec...

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