In The News
Welcome to the APCU News Blog! The posts below highlight activities and accomplishments from our member institutions as well as other items of interest from the world of higher education.
Wednesday, February 26 2020
Centre College has announced the selection of Dr. Milton C. Moreland, provost of Rhodes College, as its 21st president. A respected scholar of religion and an accomplished archaeologist, he will begin his term on July 1, 2020. Moreland will succeed John A. Roush, whose 22-year presidency is notable for its breadth of institutional transformation at a time of significant change in American higher education. More.
Saturday, February 22 2020
The Head of Partnerships Bureau at President University (Indonesia) welcomed three representatives from Hannam University (South Korea), namely Choi Jang Woo, Ph.D., Dean of College of Economics and Business Administration, Daniel Shin, Ph.D., Professor Global Business Department, and Hag-Chin Han, Ph.D., Professor of College of Economics and Business Administration to discuss the continuity of an MoU that supports student exchange programs. More.
Thursday, February 20 2020
Auguste Rodin is considered the father of modern sculpture. The French artist was bold, progressive, and successful during his lifetime. He questioned ideas of classical beauty, as well as what sculpture could be. Famous for works like “The Thinker” and “The Kiss,” his determination to portray the true human experience is still celebrated today. Now, 22 of his pieces are on display at Davidson College as part of a traveling exhibition. More.
Wednesday, February 19 2020
The cost of college may be on the minds of many, but a new study raises an important question: How much do colleges actually put back into our economy? When it comes to Carroll University in Waukesha, the answer is $340 million, according to Moscow, Idaho-based market analytics firm Emsi. Carroll’s faculty and staff constitute a $40.5 million payroll, much of which is spent locally. When it comes to students, Emsi reported a Carroll education translates into a return of $3.40 in lifetime earnings for every dollar students invest. That’s an average annual rate of return of 12.4% compared to the stock market’s 9.9% 30-year average annual return. More.
Tuesday, February 18 2020
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Dr. Scott Roulier has received a Fulbright award to Ahmedabad, India, to teach at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) and to research the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project (SRDP). Roulier is the David Trimble Sr. Professor of Political Philosophy at Lyon. More.
Sunday, February 16 2020
David McInally has announced his decision to retire as president of Coe College after the 2020-2021 academic year. Dave took office as the 15th president of Coe College on July 1, 2013. During his tenure, Dave launched efforts to increase Coe's enrollment, improve student success rates, enhance facilities and elevate the college's visibility and connections within the region and beyond. More.
Saturday, February 15 2020
Dr. Bryan Coker, vice president and dean of students at Maryland’s Goucher College, will be the 12th president of Maryville College. Coker, a native of western North Carolina who holds degrees from Rhodes College, the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, said he believes the College is well-positioned and “ready to truly thrive,” acknowledging the work of President Tom Bogart, who announced he would depart in June after 10 years at the helm. More.
Thursday, February 13 2020
Tusculum University has placed a time capsule in a wall of the Meen Center as part of the celebration of the institution’s 225th anniversary. The capsule contains letters from students describing campus life, editions of Tusculum magazine and Tusculum Review, Old Oak Festival T-shirts, a laptop, Tusculum news releases, banners, notepads and lapel pins. Members of the Tusculum campus community will open the time capsule 100 years from now. More.
Sunday, February 02 2020
University of Tulsa President Gerard P. Clancy resigned on January 30, even as the school’s trustees said TU must close a $14 million to $20 million gap in its finances over the next three years. Provost Janet Levit was named interim president. Clancy’s resignation was not a complete surprise. He took a sudden leave of absence two weeks ago and underwent abdominal surgery. In a universitywide email, Clancy said continuing health issues prompted his decision to step aside permanently. More.
Wednesday, January 29 2020
The Eckerd College SAR Marine Yard Sale comes but once a year, and it’s an occasion you do not want to miss. In past years, kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats and powerboats have been up for sale. Proceeds from the yard sale fund Eckerd’s student-volunteer maritime search and rescue team. Electronic equipment and motors will also be available for purchase. More.