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Student and professor awarded Fulbright scholarships

For the first time at ACU, both a student and professor have received a Fulbright award. A Fulbright U.S. Scholar award is one of the highest honors the federal government gives with regard to scholarship and international exchange. Dr. David Dillman, professor of political science, received a teaching grant to teach in Serbia while Jennie […]

Professor, students involved in gravitational wave research proving Einstein’s theories

Dr. Josh Willis and a couple of physics students were involved in scientific research that supports Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, opening new windows for astronomy. Every year since 2011, Willis, associate professor of the engineering and physics department, spent several months in Hannover, Germany as a visiting scientist and senior lead developer on the […]

SSID wireless network released on campus

To commemorate National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, the Department of Information Technology released a new secure network for everyone to use. ACUsecure, the new SSID, is just the latest development for ACU’s wireless network. A SSID, short for service set identifier, acts as a password when it is sent over a wireless local-area […]

FAC to write letters to retirement homes in Abilene

Freshman Action Council is holding a service project called Crown of Glory, where students can write letters to residents in retirement homes. Abby Weaver, junior Biblical studies major from Lufkin, and Megan Gregory, sophomore speech pathology major from Hurst, are two of the three FAC co-chairs and said their goal this year is to send 400 […]

Students explore southwestern art for Fall Break

A group of art students and a professor took a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit various artists and studios this fall break. Students got to visit with Frank Morbillo and Bill Weaver, who are both masters at metal casting and fabrication, as well as tour Shidony Foundry. The trip also included an […]

29th Chemistry Circus will continue traditions with new name

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Engineering and Physics are collaborating this year to continue the Chemistry Circus with the addition of new demonstrations. The Chemistry Circus is an event that takes place every year during Homecoming, usually in Walling Lecture Hall. The chemistry club usually hosts the event with the chemistry and biochemistry departments, but with […]

Chinese Moon Festival to celebrate old Chinese legend

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association is putting on a festival to celebrate the legend of the Chinese goddess of the moon. Steven Yang, sophomore English major from Thailand and vice president of CSSA, will be the emcee and will retell the legend to the attendees. “This year there will be me recounting the story […]

New pre-vet club on campus

Animal science majors have created a club on campus specifically for students looking to become veterinarians. Kimery Hankins, sophomore animal science major from Abilene, saw that there wasn’t really a club just for pre-vet majors and decided to talk to Dr. Ed Brokaw, chair of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, about establishing a […]

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