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Barna Group’s Bill Denzel on Christians Connecting Calling with Career

By on December 21, 2018 in Christianity with 1 Comment
Barna Group’s Bill Denzel on Christians Connecting Calling with Career

Bill Denzel is Vice President at Barna Group and the Executive Director of the Barna Vocation Project. Barna has a multi-year vision for studying vocation and providing data-driven resources to help people discover and activate their calling. Both Denzel and David Kinnaman, Barna’s President, are passionate about the concept of vocation—what we are called to […]

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ACU and African Christian College: Educating Christians for Service Across the World

ACU and African Christian College: Educating Christians for Service Across the World

Our mission at Abilene Christian University is to “educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” Our core work is to equip students so they can make a real difference in the world, and the story of the African Christian College (ACC) is just one example of how we hope to educate Christians […]

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How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

By on December 19, 2018 in Student life with 0 Comments
How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

Going online for your degree program seems like the perfect fit for starting your graduate degree journey. After all, you are already busy with family and career, so there is no way you have time to physically go to class. When you actually get into your program, however, you may find that it’s a little […]

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“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns

By on December 14, 2018 in Graduate School with 0 Comments
“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns

In 2013, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76’ers began a rebuilding process marshalled by a brand new general manager Sam Hinkie. At first, some questionable moves left some fans feeling uneasy about the future of their beloved “Sixers.” It was during this time of rebuilding and uneasiness that a new phrase in “Sixer” culture was born. Interestingly, […]

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Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

By on December 13, 2018 in Christianity with 81 Comments
Exploring Christians at Work: Dr. Ben Ries on the Barna Group Study

A collaborative partnership between the Barna Group in Ventura, CA and Abilene Christian University has produced a new report titled Christians at Work. The first step in a multi-year initiative focused on vocation, this powerful study examines employed, self-identified Christians in the United States. The goal was to specifically explore vocational attitudes within the respondents’ […]

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Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

By on November 26, 2018 in nursing with 0 Comments
Should You Pursue a DNP or a Ph.D. in Nursing?

Nursing professionals who wish to pursue the highest level of academic achievement in their chosen field typically choose between two prestigious degrees: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. While these doctoral-level nursing degrees share much in common, there are also key differences in both the pursuit and […]

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ACU Online Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Butcher

By on November 23, 2018 in Spotlights - Faculty with 0 Comments
ACU Online Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Butcher

Last year, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Prairie […]

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Can You Get an MBA if Your Bachelor’s is Not in Business?

By on November 13, 2018 in Business with 0 Comments
Can You Get an MBA if Your Bachelor’s is Not in Business?

If you’re thinking about pursuing your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree but are afraid your bachelor’s in biology (or anything but business) might hold you back, there’s no need for concern. It’s just one more MBA myth to think that your undergraduate degree has to be in business or economics in order for you […]

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Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

By on November 10, 2018 in Graduate School, Student life with 0 Comments
Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

Online degree programs are great for self-starters who love the flexibility and autonomy they afford. However, the downside is there’s less face-to-face contact with peers. Some online students worry that this lack of in-person networking will affect their ability to cultivate the professional relationships so vital to post-graduation career success. Professional connections are a significant […]

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5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few […]

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