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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.
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
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 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
What are YOUR favorite things? Share in comments as we celebrate this special day!
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. Remember, the Lord is coming soon." – Philippians 4:4-5 #SundayInspiration
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 100:1-2 #SundayInspiration
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 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 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 #SundayInspiration #HappyFathersDay
#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.
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
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 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...
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.
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 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 ...
Nearly 900 ACU and Texas Rangers fans turned out last night for ACU Night at Globe Life Park sponsored by the Alumni Association. Men's basketball coach Joe Golding threw the game’s ceremonial first pitch. #GoWildcats #GoRangers
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!
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." – Psalm 19:14 #SundayInspiration
Congrats to these two Wildcats who are headed to the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor National Championships. #GoWildcats
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
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 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 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, 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 (‘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 31:25 #SundayInspiration
The chances of playing college ball with a high school teammate are 1-in-100. Playing with your cousin? One-in-1 million. 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
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.
Medical missions are as life-changing for those who serve as for those they go to serve.
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 1:14 #SundayInspiration
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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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).
ACU 2019 Commencement - 3pm
ACU Commencement 2019 11 am
ACU Commencement 2019 - 11am
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 Chapel with Dr. Tom Lee
Dr. Tom Lee explains steps we can take in caring for creation. #EarthDay
The Ultimate Sacrifice
On this day, we remember His sacrifice that took away the sins of the world, even as we look ahead to Easter, the day we celebrate when the life of heaven overcame the death and decay of this world forever. #GoodFriday
ACU Chapel with Chris Seidman
Chris Seidman explains how to find God's light when we have lost our way in life's dark moments.
Day of Giving – You Made History!
You made ACU history! For our third Day of Giving, you gave more than 1,000 gifts that, thanks to matching funds, totaled more than $268,000 to help current students. That’s the most gifts given in a single day to the university in its 113 years. Thank you! Great things happen when #ACUgives!
ACU Chapel with Reverend Felicia Hopkins
Listen as Felicia Hopkins explains where we can turn when we find ourselves surrounded by the enemy and life's difficult circumstances. #ACUchapel
Day of Giving – Students Say Thanks
ACU students have a few encouraging words for the donors who have helped make today great! But we aren't through yet: We passed our original goal of gifts from 750 donors, which unlocked $25,000 in funds! Now a group of generous donors has issued a challenge: They will add $50 to every gift made until we reach 1,000 donors. Don't wait – make a gift at acu.edu/acugives and #SupportWildcats. #ACUgives
Day of Giving Message – Wildcat Basketball Coaches
Head men's and women's basketball coaches Joe Golding and Julie Goodenough have a Day of Giving message for ACU alumni and friends! Join them in giving back at acu.edu/acugives. Plus: We just unlocked $75,000 in matching funds for the day – help us reach our donor goal of 750 and unlock an additional $25,000! #ACUgives #SupportWildcats
Day of Giving 2019
For 113 years, students’ lives have been changed at Abilene Christian. Today, we give back to ensure futures continue to be transformed here. Join us for our third Day of Giving and show what great things happen when #ACUgives. Give today at acu.edu/acugives! #SupportWildcats
Day of Giving 2019
Coming soon ... acu.edu/acugives #ACUgives
ACU March Madness Watch Party
It's time to DANCE! Let us know where you're watching from tonight!
ACU Chapel on March 18, 2019 with Ryan Bowman
Greatness lies in the intersection between God's plans and our willingness to adapt to new challenges. Listen as Ryan Bowman illustrates what it takes to satisfy the fullness of our life's purpose.
March Madness celebration in ACU Chapel
It was an exciting morning as Dr. Phil Schubert congratulated members of the Wildcat men's and women's basketball teams who will join the March Madness this week! #gowildcats #ACUwildcatnation #ACUMarchMadness
Live from Mevo #gowildcats #ACUwildcatnation #ACUMarchMadness
Selection Show Watch Party!! #gowildcats #ACUwildcatnation #ACUMarchMadness
Sing Song 2019
Join us for the first live stream Sing Song. Cheer loud and let us know what you think throughout the evening. Enjoy the show!
We’re not kitten, it’s almost ACU Student Productions time! Wishing all our friends a happy Valentine’s Day 💜🐾 We’ll see you this weekend, Wildcats!
ACU Chapel Feb. 11, 2019 with Shane J. Wood
Where is God when we feel alone? Shane J. Wood explores how Jesus' dying words on the cross demonstrate God's faithfulness even during times when we feel abandoned.
ACU Chapel Feb. 6, 2019, with Dr. Richard Beck
What will you regret most at the end of your life? Dr. Richard Beck, psychology professor, offers advice on avoiding an important mistake.
ACU Chapel Feb. 4, 2019, with Cyrus Eaton
"Whether you are a Christian or not, you long for things that only God can satisfy. And we sometimes settle for illusions of what God wants to offer us." – University chaplain Cyrus Eaton
2018 ACU Commencement
12 Days of ACU
On the twelve days of Christmas, ACU gave to me 🎵 #GoWildcats
Doors to Opportunity
Behind each door at Abilene Christian University is an opportunity, and your support of students through the Exceptional Fund helps make these opportunities possible. Open the door for a student with a gift today, and change a life. Visit acu.edu/open-doors. #GivingTuesday
Veterans Day Chapel 2018
ACU is committed to recognizing our veterans and service members whose sacrifice and devotion to duty and country deserve recognition today and always. Listen to General John A. Bradley speak about his service and how he found his calling in an unexpeted way.
Monarch Butterflies at ACU
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Philippinans 4:8 #SundayInspiration
ACU Chapel with Erika Teilmann
Jesus promised his followers that they would encounter suffering and trials as a part of living in this world. Listen to Erika Teilmann address how we, as Christians, are called to think about our own tribulations.
ACU Chapel with Charles Nix
What is your mission? Charles Nix gives the call for everyone to step out of their comfort zone for the sake of the kingdom. #ACUChapel
2018 Homecoming Parade!
Vision in Action Update
The recent opening of the Robert R. and Kay Onstead Science Center officially marked the completion of ACU’s Vision in Action initiative, which transformed our campus through enhancements to science and athletics facilities. Take a minute to watch this video, and join us as we celebrate this success and the visionaries who paved the way.
"The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders." – Psalm 65:8 #SundayInspiration
Homecoming 2018: Better Together
Wildcats are better together, and Homecoming will be no exception. Come home and celebrate this Oct. 11-14 – register today at acu.edu/homecoming.
Announcing the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
Listen to Dr. Jerry Taylor, the new director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action, as he commemorates the man who used his pulpit to fight against division in the church. #Summit #ACUchapel
Chapel with April Napier
How do we work together as the body of Christ? Listen as April Napier, ACU's new director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, dives into what it means to be humble and what it takes to support our fellow members. #ACUChapel
ACU Chapel with Dr. Phil Schubert
All of us experience our own, everyday fears about life, work, our families, and our identities. ACU President Dr. Phil Schubert addresses the root cause of fear and how we, as Christians, can face our biggest phobias with a little faith. #ACUChapel