ACU in Abilene

ACU in Abilene If you live in Abilene, ACU is here for you! From professional networking to sendoff parties for high-school seniors, we’re committed to keeping the ACU community connected, engaged and energized.

This page acts as an extension of the university's main profile - facebook.com/abilenechristian - to provide information about events and activities originating in Abilene or sponsored by ACU.

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

We have a great new baseball opportunity this summer – road trip to Denver to see the Colorado Rockies, July 29! Ticke...
06/27/2019
ACU Night at the Rockies

We have a great new baseball opportunity this summer – road trip to Denver to see the Colorado Rockies, July 29! Tickets include club level access, a pregame meet and greet with ACU alumni and friends and an exclusive ball cap. Learn more:

Join us in Denver on Monday, July 29 for ACU Night at the Ballpark as the Colorado Rockies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Abilene Christian University
06/22/2019
Abilene Christian University

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.

Willie the Wildcat couldn’t resist participating in the storybook costume contest as Mr. Tiger during CALF Children's ...
06/06/2019

Willie the Wildcat couldn’t resist participating in the storybook costume contest as Mr. Tiger during CALF Children's Art & Literacy Festival in Storybook Capital of America featuring Peter Brown. Be sure to cheer on this Wildcat in today’s downtown parade beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Abilene Christian University
06/06/2019
Abilene Christian University

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

You've asked, and the lineup is ready! Join us for Movies on the Hill: ‘Incredibles 2’ on June 17 and Movies on the ...
05/31/2019

You've asked, and the lineup is ready! Join us for Movies on the Hill: ‘Incredibles 2’ on June 17 and Movies on the Hill: ‘Aladdin’ on August 12. It's going to be a great summer ☀️🎥🍿 #GoWildcats

Great feature by Timothy Chipp/Abilene Reporter-News on CooperHigh School senior, Caroline Statler. Read more with the...
05/24/2019
Abilene Cooper student has her eyes set on NASA after spending summer studying science

Great feature by Timothy Chipp/Abilene Reporter-News on CooperHigh School senior, Caroline Statler. Read more with the link below about Caroline's accomplishments. Caroline plans to pursue a physics degree at Abilene Christian University.

Caroline Statler will graduate from Cooper High School Saturday with a science career goal in mind, hoping to work at NASA after college

Grateful to community partners like Condley and Company, LLP who help keep our graduates working in Abilene! Thank you, ...
04/30/2019
Local company seeks to keep students in Abilene after graduation

Grateful to community partners like Condley and Company, LLP who help keep our graduates working in Abilene! Thank you, Jessica Ranck / KTAB News, for highlighting ACU and our accounting students.

For many university students here in Abilene, these steps could be some of their last on campus.

Congratulations, Noreen White ('90)! Noreen was one of the women honored at Monday's 10th annual Women of Outstanding Ac...
04/12/2019
Ten years of honoring women who blazed Abilene trails

Congratulations, Noreen White ('90)! Noreen was one of the women honored at Monday's 10th annual Women of Outstanding Achievement/Women of Promise & Courage Scholarship Award Luncheon on campus.

American Association of University Women annually spotlights those who have made a different in their communities.

ACU in Abilene's cover photo
04/10/2019

ACU in Abilene's cover photo

04/09/2019
Abilene Christian University

Give today! acu.edu/acugives

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

Every gift matters, and every student benefits. acu.edu/acugives #ACUgives
04/09/2019

Every gift matters, and every student benefits. acu.edu/acugives #ACUgives

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04/08/2019

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RSVP today at acu.edu/wildcats-serving!
03/29/2019

RSVP today at acu.edu/wildcats-serving!

03/24/2019
ACU Sports

Come out and welcome our Wildcats home! Meet at north entrance to Moody Coliseum at 1 p.m.! #acuwildcats

‪‼️‼️The @ACUWBB team is leaving Waco right now. They are due back in Abilene by 1 pm and would truly appreciate seeing all their fans at Moody Coliseum when they roll back onto campus. #GoWildcats ‼️‼️‬

Join us to cheer on Coach Goodenough and her players as they take on Baylor in Waco tomorrow at 4:30! We’re hosting a ...
03/22/2019
Celebrating Women: ACU Women's Basketball Coach Julie Goodenough

Join us to cheer on Coach Goodenough and her players as they take on Baylor in Waco tomorrow at 4:30! We’re hosting a free pregame party from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. #ACUMarchMadness #gowildcats

It wasn't always the plan, but as a four-year college basketball player, Julie Goodenough says coaching made the most sense.

ACU in Abilene's cover photo
03/22/2019

ACU in Abilene's cover photo

03/22/2019

‪Our ACU Wildcat Men's Basketball team will arrive back to campus today and it‘d be great to see as many Wildcats there to greet our team! Meet at the north entrance to Moody Coliseum at 12:30 p.m. It’s a chance to congratulate them on a great season! #GoWildcats #ACUMarchMadness‬

ACU in Abilene's cover photo
03/21/2019

ACU in Abilene's cover photo

We love our community partners! Thanks for joining #ACUWildcatNation, Lytle Land & Cattle🎉
03/21/2019

We love our community partners! Thanks for joining #ACUWildcatNation, Lytle Land & Cattle🎉

When life hands you lemons.. you drink Wildcat Lemonade while cheering on our Wildcats! We will be broadcasting the game in our restaurant tonight! Go Wildcats!!

ACU Sports
03/21/2019

ACU Sports

As if you needed another incentive to head over to Moody tomorrow night for the NCAA tournament watch party, you can snag one of these commemorative T-shirts! Fans who are coming to the game can also pick these up at the tailgate event in Jacksonville tomorrow afternoon!

The Optimist
03/21/2019

The Optimist

Make sure to snag one of these First Dance shirts tomorrow at @acusga’s watch party TOMORROW in Moody 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Show your support for ACU – update your profile picture! You can add one from your profile (click to update your profi...
03/17/2019

Show your support for ACU – update your profile picture!

You can add one from your profile (click to update your profile picture, then select Add Frame) or by going directly to facebook.com/profilepicframes. Type 'Abilene Christian University' in the search field and select your preferred frame option. #GoWildcats

Men’s basketball is on its way to March Madness! Everyone is invited to the Selection Show Watch Party at 5 p.m. today...
03/17/2019

Men’s basketball is on its way to March Madness! Everyone is invited to the Selection Show Watch Party at 5 p.m. today, when the team will learn its opponent and the date and time for its first-round game. Brown Family Club Level at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium. Doors open at 4 p.m. See you there! #GoWildcats #WildcatMadness

If you're traveling to Houston to support Wildcat basketball in the Southland Conference Tournament starting Friday, be ...
03/15/2019

If you're traveling to Houston to support Wildcat basketball in the Southland Conference Tournament starting Friday, be sure to get there in time to hang out at the pregame parties!

Come join fellow Wildcats at the Leonard Merrill Center in Katy (Lot A) before each game for fun, free food, rally towels and other giveaways.

- WBB Pregame Party, Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m., tipoff at 11 a.m.
- MBB Pregame Party, Friday, 6-7:15 p.m., tipoff at 7:30 p.m.

Look for the ACU tent. Spread the word. Go Wildcats!

Congrats, Gary Douglass ('75), on being hired as Big Country CASA's new executive director! All the best as you lead thi...
03/14/2019
Big Country CASA hires new executive director

Congrats, Gary Douglass ('75), on being hired as Big Country CASA's new executive director! All the best as you lead this organization.

Big Country CASA hired a new executive director Wednesday. The new executive director, Gary Douglass, earned his bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and a master’s degree from West Texas A&M University. Douglass will be replacing Angela Sharp. Sharp started with Big Country CAS...

Thanks to Skytop Homes for their year-round generosity and support of ACU Athletics! #gowildcats
03/12/2019

Thanks to Skytop Homes for their year-round generosity and support of ACU Athletics! #gowildcats

We couldn’t be more proud to support ACU Athletics! This basketball season we donated 💰 for every wildcat free throw made and we’re honored to present a check this weekend at the last home game of the season! Go cats! 💜

Go Wildcats!
03/12/2019

Go Wildcats!

Our men’s and women’s basketball teams are competing in the 2019 Southland Conference basketball tournament this week in Katy!

The action for both teams starts Friday:
The women’s team (No. 4 seed) plays in the quarterfinals at 11 a.m., and the men’s team (No. 2 seed) plays in the second semifinal game at approximately 7:30 p.m.

An All-Session ticket book is only $60 and reserves a seat in the ACU section for all of the men’s and women’s games through the entire tournament. Click here to purchase: https://bit.ly/2VRSAQB

The Alumni team will be on site 90 minutes before each game to celebrate. Just look for the big purple tent in Lot A at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. They’ll have free food, rally towels, fun activities and more. See you there! #GoWildcats

Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy
02/23/2019

Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy

Mark your calendars and come SHOP and SUPPORT these young entrepreneurs!

02/20/2019
TEDxACU

TEDxACU

Things are getting exciting! TEDxACU 2019 is in just NINE DAYS! Do you have your ticket yet? Save your seat at tedxacu.org/attend. #tedxacu #IF

Proud to sponsor Stephanie Barham's fifth grade class at Wylie Middle School - Abilene, TX. with their kindness campaign...
02/17/2019
Big Hearts: Wylie fifth-grade students embrace kindness campaign

Proud to sponsor Stephanie Barham's fifth grade class at Wylie Middle School - Abilene, TX. with their kindness campaign. "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." Watch this KTAB News interview with Brittany Pelletz to learn more about their campaign.

Along with Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies, the fifth grade students at Wylie Middle School are getting a lesson in kindness.

02/17/2019
Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University

Join us for the first live stream Sing Song. Cheer loud and let us know what you think throughout the evening. Enjoy the show!

ACU friends at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature's exhibition opening of Worlds of W O N D E R: ...
02/15/2019

ACU friends at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature's exhibition opening of Worlds of W O N D E R: David Ezra Stein. The exhibition will be on view through May 18.

A great annual event on the ACU campus.
02/11/2019
The future of STEM is female

A great annual event on the ACU campus.

An estimated 17 percent more male students pursuing a bachelor's degree identified a STEM major than their female counterparts, according to the 2018 Science and Engineering Indicators Report by the National Science Foundation.

Mark your calendars: Homecoming 2019 is Oct. 17-20! See y'all there!
02/06/2019

Mark your calendars: Homecoming 2019 is Oct. 17-20! See y'all there!

ACU Sports
01/25/2019

ACU Sports

Here’s a look at the Diaper Derby contestants who'll be racing during halftime of the ACU men’s basketball game vs. Central Arkansas.

The inaugural Wildcat Diaper Derby is presented by The Birthplace at Hendrick.

Come cheer on the babies and watch our Wildcats take on the Bears of UCA Saturday at 1 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. The men's game is scheduled to tip off at 3:30 p.m. and will be live streamed on ESPN+.

Go Wildcats!

Services have been set for Dr. Jim Cooke, longtime professor who died Sunday after a brief illness. Read more about his ...
01/16/2019
ACU Remembers: Dr. Jim Cooke : ACU Today | Abilene Christian University

Services have been set for Dr. Jim Cooke, longtime professor who died Sunday after a brief illness. Read more about his life.

Dr. James C. “Jim” Cooke (’72), longtime Abilene Christian University professor, outdoorsman and environmental educator, died Jan. 13, 2018, in Abilene after a brief illness at age 69.

Calling all young alumni in Abilene: Come hang out with other Wildcats at Miguel’s on January 24. Click to RSVP!
01/16/2019
Abilene Young Alumni Meet-Up

Calling all young alumni in Abilene: Come hang out with other Wildcats at Miguel’s on January 24. Click to RSVP!

You’re invited to hang out with other Wildcats at Miguel’s on January 24.

01/15/2019
Creation Care with Dr. Jim Cooke

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of longtime ACU professor Dr. Jim Cooke, who died Sunday after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Minter Lane Church of Christ in Abilene. This recent video, prepared for an environmental science course, provides insight into his teaching.

The Birthplace at Hendrick and Abilene Christian University Athletics invite you to enter your baby to participate in th...
01/10/2019
Wildcat Diaper Derby | Diaper Derby

The Birthplace at Hendrick and Abilene Christian University Athletics invite you to enter your baby to participate in the first annual Diaper Derby on Saturday, January 26. Click on the post below to learn more!

ACU in Abilene's cover photo
01/10/2019

ACU in Abilene's cover photo

Wait a sec — The first 500 fans at Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Tech in Lubbock get a free ACU throwba...
12/13/2018

Wait a sec — The first 500 fans at Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Tech in Lubbock get a free ACU throwback T-shirt? We’ll be there! Join us — get tickets at acu.edu/awaygame! #gowildcats 😺🏀

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Abilene class visited the ACU Maker Lab and learned more about higher educa...
12/07/2018

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Abilene class visited the ACU Maker Lab and learned more about higher education at their visit this week. The class also worked through the chilly temps to take this photo at Wildcat Stadium. Thanks for being a part in making Abilene an exception community to live, learn and work!

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