Andrew W. Pitts New Testament Scholarship Recipient

Andrew W. Pitts New Testament Scholarship Recipient

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship has been awarded to Andrew W. Pitts (Chair, Biblical Studies Department and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Arizona Christian University) for his paper entitled, “The Genre of the Third Gospel and Greco-Roman Historiography: A Reconsideration.” Andrew, a member of SBL since 2005, received his Ph.D. from McMaster Divinity College in 2014. He serves as an editor for Early Christianity in its Hellenistic Context (Brill, 2013-present), an ongoing series of edited volumes devoted to advancing understanding of Christian origins. The goal of the Achtemeier Award is to stimulate the finest and most penetrating work in New Testament studies and to foster the future of biblical scholarship. To that end, the award is given to a member who has completed her/his doctorate within the last ten years. There is a cash award of $1,000. Papers for this award are evaluated on the basis of three categories: • persuasive thesis that engages the New Testament and demonstrates quality of scholarship and significance in the field, • clarity of expression and thought, and • originality and creativity. The 2015 Achtemeier Award Committee consisted of Warren Carter (Brite Divinity School), and Adela Yarbro Collins (Yale Divinity School), and Laurence L. Welborn (Fordham...
Jamie Rasmussen, Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church, to Speak at ACU’s 53rd Commencement

Jamie Rasmussen, Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church, to Speak at ACU’s 53rd Commencement

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce that one of Arizona’s leading megachurch pastors — Scottsdale Bible Church Senior Pastor Jamie Rasmussen — will speak at ACU’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony May 23. ACU’s 53rd Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Bethany Bible Church, 6060 N. 7th Avenue in Phoenix. Jamie Rasmussen has served as the Senior Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church since the fall of 2007. In addition to leading Scottsdale Bible, Jamie serves as the Chairman of the Board for United Pastors of Arizona. This group of large-church pastors promotes and proclaims the Gospel by displaying relational and missional unity among Arizona pastors and their churches. Jamie also serves on the Board of the Forum of Christian Leaders, which exists to teach, equip, and encourage Christian leaders in the United States and around the world. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He also serves on the Board of Phoenix Seminary. “Jamie Rasmussen is one of the most respected large-church pastors in America,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “He is also a huge supporter of Christian higher education in general, and ACU in particular, and his friendship and support have been a big encouragement to me the past few years.” Jamie is married to his wife, Kim, and together they have three adult children: Hannah, Abby, and Paul. Abby Rasmussen will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona Christian University at this 2015 Commencement...
New Sport Psychology Emphasis

New Sport Psychology Emphasis

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce a new emphasis in its already popular Psychology program, Sport Psychology! The Sport Psychology emphasis has many of the same features of the general psychology program, including a rigorous research component and a focus on American Psychological Association  objectives, but it also includes exciting new courses to prepare students for careers in coaching, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports psychology, or athletic training. Coursework includes Introduction to Sport Psychology,  Kinesiology, Sensation and Perception, and Psychology of Learning and Motivation. Like the general Psychology degree, students are well-prepared for competitive psychology graduate programs. For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn Pela, chair of the Behavioral Studies Department or the ACU Office of Admissions at...
ACU Significantly Increases Merit Aid for Fall 2015!

ACU Significantly Increases Merit Aid for Fall 2015!

Increased Merit Aid! Arizona Christian University is excited to announce that we are significantly increasing merit aid for incoming students! Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, freshmen students are eligible for the following academic awards: Pierson Academic Excellence Award: $52,000 over four years Dean’s Scholar Award: $44,000 over four years Faculty Honor Award: $36,000 over four years Phoenix Award: $24,000 over four years Plus, all Pierson and Dean’s Scholar recipients will be eligible to participate in the ACU Honors Weekend, February 6-7, 2015, where they will interview to receive additional aid. To participate in the ACU Honors Weekend, students must have submitted an application and all supporting documentation and be accepted to ACU prior to the event. ACU also offers the following awards to transfer students: Transfer Scholar Award: $7,000 per year (GPA of 3.5 and above) Transfer Achievement Award: $5,000 per year (GPA between 3.0 and 3.49) Transfer Merit Award: $2,500 per year (GPA between 2.5 and 2.99) Your application for admission to Arizona Christian University also serves as your application for the above scholarships. To determine your eligibility for freshmen merit awards, use the ACU True Cost Calculator at arizonachristian.edu/affordable President’s Scholarship ACU offers a limited number of President’s Scholarships. Applicants must meet the following criteria, submit an essay and then are selected following an interview process: 3.85 GPA (non-weighted) ACT composite score of 30 or SAT math and verbal combined score of 1340 If you think you might be eligible for a President’s Scholarship, contact your admissions advisor for more information. Other Financial Aid Opportunities ACU offers athletic and music talent awards, church matching grants, and...

J-Term 2015

J-Term is just around the corner! Taking a J-Term class at Arizona Christian University allows you to get ahead in your studies and save money! Any J-Term course credit hours you add to your fall schedule will be free until you reach 18 credit hours in your fall semester.* With both online and on-campus options, course offerings include Bible, Behavioral Studies, Business, History, Mathematics, and many others courses that are part of the General Studies or Major and Minor requirements. Some specific J-Term courses to look out for are “New and Trending Topics: God & Evolution,” “Christ & Culture,” and “Contemporary Ethics.” Registration is open now! Class size is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible. To register, just follow these simple steps: Log in to your MyACU account to view the course listing. Or see listing HERE. Meet with your faculty advisor to determine the proper course work to take for your degree requirements. Make sure your advisor signs your registration worksheet. Complete and submit the registration form by January 7, 2015 to the Welcome Center. You do not need to include payment for tuition and fees. *Additional fees apply for online courses. Find out more information about J-Term...
ACU’s New CORE Curriculum

ACU’s New CORE Curriculum

This fall ACU introduced the 2014 freshman class to a new liberal arts curriculum. The roll out of new freshman classes raises many questions. Why was there a need to change the curriculum? What can students expect from these changes? How will this further the mission and vision of our university? Dorothy Sayers, one of the great writers of the 20th century, also asked questions concerning the nature and purpose of education. In her piece “The Lost Tools of Learning,” she frames her essay by raising a critical question: “The modern boy and girl are certainly taught more subjects – but does that always mean that they actually know more? Is not the great defect of our education today… that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils ‘subjects,’ we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning.” Sayers identifies the primary task of the educator – teaching students how to learn – and suggests returning to a more classical education to fix the flaws of modern schooling. For Sayers, this necessarily includes an understanding of education wherein students are taught to think critically and evaluate wisely. The current shift in ACU’s liberal arts curriculum is in step with Sayer’s classical vision. More importantly, the change in curriculum helps ACU fulfill its own vision, which is to “educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with truth.” The godly saints of the past who confronted culture and powerfully proclaimed the Gospel were often those who could engage with the world by clearly sharing truth. Paul – a...
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