Abilene Christian University

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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.

06/03/2020

A message from Dr. Stephanie Hamm, ACU's Chief Diversity Officer

Dear ACU Community,

We have witnessed some of the worst parts of our nation. We have seen explicit racism and many manifestations of personal implicit bias. Although sad and repeatedly disappointed, I consider this to be an important opportunity to address the systemic and structural racism in our own sphere of influence. As Dr. Schubert recently stated, we have made progress, but we have also been part of the problem in the past. And we intend on moving forward--on the right side of history.

In the past, ACU has taken large and small steps toward racial equity, such as funding an Office of Multicultural Affairs, making a public apology for our past racial sins, presenting and publishing in professional journals and conferences, funding the hires of faculty and staff of color, and hosting diversity training for faculty and staff. More recently, ACU has:


• Opened The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
• The Adams Center hosted author Austin Channing Brown.
• As ACU’s first Chief Diversity Officer, I have gathered a team to better serve ACU.
• This past academic year, the campus has hosted book studies on the books: Gorman, Childers, & Hamilton’s Slavery’s Long Shadow, Brown’s I’m Still Here, and DiAngelo’s White Fragility. My team studied Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist.
• We have held faculty-wide conversations on race, created a White faculty allyship group, invited in an expert to train on ways to make our courses and classroom more inclusive and equitable, and consulted with professional entities and other universities.
• We have added courses to the cultural awareness course list and worked to create more inclusion in the undergraduate research process.
• Many faculty and staff have offered their support, and several offices and departments have hired or identified faculty of color they hope to hire; as well as made positive changes within their own departments, such as educating themselves and adjusting curriculum.
• Courageous conversations have occurred all across campus.

However, we know there is much more to be done to identify and deconstruct our structures and systems that have unintentionally maintained disparity. Our leadership wants to demonstrate ACU’s overall commitment to racial equity. Therefore, we are having open dialogue about the state of our campus and what we must do to improve. These include funding initiatives for students of color, reviewing institutional activities, focusing on diverse hires, training our administration and initiating experiential learning opportunities. We recognize that now is not the time to be silent, but to journey alongside Black and Brown communities.

As you stay tuned for updates on our progress, I ask that you be prayerful. Strong emotions have resulted from the experiences we have had and the confusion we face. I ask students, faculty and staff to have brave, positive conversations. People of color, speak truth in love. White allies, educate family and friends. Racism has affected all of us, and it takes a joint effort to fix it. I am honored to be a part of a group that is working toward a stronger university.

Blessings,
Stephanie Hamm, MSW, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer
ACU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

06/02/2020

The following message was sent to the Abilene Christian University community this morning from our president, Dr. Phil Schubert:

There is no doubt that our country is at a pivotal moment, and we are hurting. We must always respect one another, and choose love and compassion over hatred and violence. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are a tragic, and all too frequent, reminder that there is still much work to be done.

ACU doesn’t typically comment on national issues; however, this is a good time to restate both our values and our commitment to racial reconciliation. Our core values include fostering a climate of respect and appreciation for all individuals. We have long been engaged in the process of reconciliation. At times we’ve made great progress. At other times, we have, regrettably, been part of the problem, yet our steadfast commitment is to celebrate diversity, and every individual, as being uniquely created in God’s image.

We continually seek God’s wisdom and guidance as we work to identify and address issues within our campus community, and promote open dialogue that advances unity. As people of faith, we all must be part of the solution, and our campus should lead the way by demonstrating how mutual respect and appreciation for one another can lead to harmony.

I hope you will join me in seeking God’s counsel through prayer to discern how we can each make a difference. I hope you and your family will have thoughtful, serious conversations around these issues, as I am with mine. We must address the reality of racism as individuals, within our families and in our communities. ACU must be a light in the darkness.

Not sure what to major in? Want to learn more about your areas of interest? Register for our virtual academic showcases ...
06/02/2020

Not sure what to major in? Want to learn more about your areas of interest? Register for our virtual academic showcases at acu.edu/visit #GoWildcats

May our lives reflect the love of Jesus. "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for o...
05/31/2020

May our lives reflect the love of Jesus. "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35 #SundayInspiration

We mourn the passing today of 84-year-old Bobby Morrow (’58), three-time 1956 Olympic gold medal winner and track and fi...
05/31/2020

We mourn the passing today of 84-year-old Bobby Morrow (’58), three-time 1956 Olympic gold medal winner and track and field legend who put Abilene Christian on the world map. Follow us for more coverage of ACU’s Athlete of the Century.

ACU Admissions
05/30/2020

ACU Admissions

Here's to all the graduating high school seniors - CONGRATS! Future Wildcats, post a picture in your cap and gown and tag us! We want to celebrate your accomplishments and next chapter as an ACU Wildcat!! #GoWildcats #ACU24

Don't miss out on the memories you'll make as an ACU Wildcat! 🐾 Submit your deposit TODAY! #ACU24 #GoWildcats
05/30/2020

Don't miss out on the memories you'll make as an ACU Wildcat! 🐾 Submit your deposit TODAY! #ACU24 #GoWildcats

Calling all science majors! Join us for our academic showcase on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. Hear from faculty and partici...
05/29/2020

Calling all science majors! Join us for our academic showcase on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. Hear from faculty and participate in the live Q&A! Register at acu.edu/visit #GoWildcats #ACU24

Refer a Wildcat! Know someone who should be a Wildcat? Tell us about them at acu.edu/refer #GoWildcats
05/28/2020

Refer a Wildcat! Know someone who should be a Wildcat? Tell us about them at acu.edu/refer #GoWildcats

If you are feeling stressed by COVID-19, here’s some advice from husband and wife Faith Drew (’03) and George Bitar (’99...
05/27/2020
How Couples Can Keep A Healthy Relationship During Quarantine

If you are feeling stressed by COVID-19, here’s some advice from husband and wife Faith Drew (’03) and George Bitar (’99), both graduates of ACU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. #ACUalumni

So how can you keep your relationship healthy during these stay-at-home orders? Married certified therapists Faith Drew and George Bitar joined us via Zoom to give us some advice!

Our prayers go out to Dr. Sam Stewart and family at the loss of his wife, Debbie. She served as an ACU staff member for ...
05/27/2020
ACU Remembers: Debbie Stewart - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Our prayers go out to Dr. Sam Stewart and family at the loss of his wife, Debbie. She served as an ACU staff member for 13 years.

Debbie Jean Stewart, an Abilene Christian University staff member for 13 years, died May 24, 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 61. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Minda Street Church of Christ (701 Minda Street, Abilene, Texas 79602). Stewart was born Sept.....

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional engineer didn’t end when he retired from a Houston-based company. Instead, h...
05/27/2020
Bailey’s expertise in geothermal design primed him for role as NEXT Lab senior mechanical engineer - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional engineer didn’t end when he retired from a Houston-based company. Instead, he joined #ACU's NEXT Lab. #innovativeACU

Tom Bailey’s (’71) career as a professional mechanical engineer didn’t end when he retired in 2013 from Weatherford International, a Houston-based oilfield service company. But it did change directions. In Houston, Bailey was director of a large engineering department. Today, he is a senior me...

Last week to pay your deposit and join the ACU Freshman Class of 2024! Will you be a part of the Wildcat Nation? #GoWild...
05/26/2020

Last week to pay your deposit and join the ACU Freshman Class of 2024! Will you be a part of the Wildcat Nation? #GoWildcats #ACU24

This flag, which once hung in Sewell Auditorium, is a tribute to students and alumni who served during WWII. Each star r...
05/25/2020

This flag, which once hung in Sewell Auditorium, is a tribute to students and alumni who served during WWII. Each star represented one who served. When the university received word of a death, the star was changed from blue to gold. Of the 1,088 stars, 40 were gold. Today, we honor their sacrifice. #memorialday

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the powe...
05/24/2020

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 #SundayInspiration

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1 #SundayInspiration
05/24/2020

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1 #SundayInspiration

ACU Sports
05/22/2020
ACU Sports

ACU Sports

2020 season tickets for ACU football at Wildcat Stadium are on sale. Prices remain the same as last year with general admission ticket plans available at a reduced rate of $40 per seat ($8 per game).

Watch our Engineering and Physics academic showcase this Friday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Hear from the faculty and join the li...
05/22/2020

Watch our Engineering and Physics academic showcase this Friday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Hear from the faculty and join the live Q&A! Sign up today at acu.edu/visit #GoWildcats

05/20/2020
Richard Beck in ACU Chapel

ICYMI: Students who’ve taken Dr. Richard Beck’s psychology classes are familiar with his "Secret to Happiness” lecture. Listen to his thoughts on happiness and more in this #virtualchapel talk.

Refer a Wildcat! Know someone who should be a Wildcat? Tell us about them at acu.edu/refer #GoWildcats
05/20/2020

Refer a Wildcat! Know someone who should be a Wildcat? Tell us about them at acu.edu/refer #GoWildcats

Season of Hope is a vital way to ensure our Wildcats go on to become the courageous leaders of today and tomorrow, regar...
05/19/2020

Season of Hope is a vital way to ensure our Wildcats go on to become the courageous leaders of today and tomorrow, regardless of their financial resources: acu.edu/hope #ACUTogether

The greatest example of love: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in h...
05/17/2020

The greatest example of love: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 #SundayInspiration

ACU’s Marriage and Family Institute is offering five FREE online sessions for couples or families. Learn what is healthy...
05/17/2020

ACU’s Marriage and Family Institute is offering five FREE online sessions for couples or families. Learn what is healthy in your relationship and what could be better! Call 325-674-3724 to register. #ACUTogether

ACU’s Marriage and Family Institute is offering five FREE online sessions for couples or families. Learn what is healthy...
05/16/2020

ACU’s Marriage and Family Institute is offering five FREE online sessions for couples or families. Learn what is healthy in your relationship and what could be better! Call 325-674-3724 to register. #ACUTogether

Interested in studying business at ACU? Register for the virtual COBA academic showcase at acu.edu/visit
05/15/2020

Interested in studying business at ACU? Register for the virtual COBA academic showcase at acu.edu/visit

ACU Admissions
05/14/2020

ACU Admissions

Hey Future Wildcats! As a reminder, your roommate selection is due Friday, May 15. To request a roommate or to fill out the form to be matched with another student, you will need to visit my.acu.edu, click on Quicklinks, and select the MyHousing portal.

05/14/2020
Aaron Watson message to Class of 2020

Hey, Wildcat Class of 2020! Country music artist and fellow ACU grad Aaron Watson (’00) has a few words just for you! #GoWildcats #ACUTogether

Way to go Keaton Brewster and Reuben Howe! 👏 The two #ACU physics and engineering majors were awarded prestigious schola...
05/14/2020
ACU engineering and physics students awarded prestigious scholarships from U.S. Department of Energy - ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Way to go Keaton Brewster and Reuben Howe! 👏 The two #ACU physics and engineering majors were awarded prestigious scholarships by the U.S. Department of Energy. #GoWildcats

Two ACU undergraduate students – Keaton Brewster from Malibu, California, and Reuben Howe from Dale, Texas – have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE annually presents more than $5 million in awards through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated U...

We love hearing about soon-to-be Wildcats! 🐾 Merkel High senior Kaydi Pursley gets the gold medal for originality! The p...
05/13/2020
Merkel pole vaulter Kaydi Pursley elevates skills in converted grain barn

We love hearing about soon-to-be Wildcats! 🐾 Merkel High senior Kaydi Pursley gets the gold medal for originality! The pole vaulter has been working on her craft in a former grain elevator. #GoWildcats #thefutureisyours

With school facilities closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, high school athletes have had to get creative with their workouts.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! 🌺“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. A woman who fears the...
05/10/2020

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! 🌺
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” – Proverbs 31:25 #SundayInspiration

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