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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, December 30 2015

Johnson C. Smith University was one of 22 finalists selected by the NCAA for its 2016 Award of Excellence. Each of the finalists have held activities exemplifying six critical Division II attributes: learning, balance, resourcefulness, sportsmanship, passion and service. More.

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Wednesday, December 30 2015

Monmouth College announced that a $500,000 gift from Deborah and Mark Kopinski will be used to establish a scholarship for students working in Monmouth's Global Food Security Triad. The Triad brings together three academic disciplines to focus on an issue of social importance. More.

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Monday, December 28 2015

Time Magazine recently looked at colleges and universisites to determine which ones have shown the greatest increase in student diversity between 1990 and 2004. Agnes Scott College and Mary Baldwin College, both APCU members, ranked in the top 25 on the list. Interestingly, both schools are also women's colleges. More.

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Monday, December 28 2015

The number of varsity sports at the University of the Ozarks will increase to 17 with the additional of men's and women's swimming for the 2016-2017 season. The schools hopes to capitalize on its proximity to Oklahoma where there are a large number of potential collegiate swimmers. More.

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Monday, December 14 2015

The University of the Ozarks is joining forces with First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville and Harmony Presbyterian Church to enhance religious life on campus. The Ozarks Collegiate Parish (OCP) will serve as a residency program for newly ordained pastors and coincide with renovations to Munger-Wilson Chapel, the spiritual heart of the university. More.

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Friday, December 11 2015

The former president of Bucknell and current director of the Evance Foundation authored this piece in the Huffington Post about the overall state of higher education and the details that Moody’s recently issued outlook may have missed. More.

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Thursday, December 10 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently published an insightful story titled “Closed Minds on Campus” that explores the sensitivity of today’s campus protesters to any and all behaviors and references that may be offensive. More.

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Tuesday, December 08 2015

The Pew Research Center has published a new report that shows that fewer Americans exhibit religious characteristics. This is largely the result of the increase in the number of “nones”, the growing minority of Americans, particularly Millennials, who say they do not belong to any organized faith. More.

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Monday, December 07 2015

Emaline Laney, a senior double-majoring in public health and chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. A maximum of 40 Marshall Scholarships are awarded each year to a pool of approximately 1,000 applicants. Recipients receive two full years of funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. More.

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Saturday, December 05 2015

In order to address on-campus incidents more quickly and efficiently, Eckerd is recruiting and training students to address a range of medical emergencies—from car accidents to drug overdoses. More.

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Thursday, December 03 2015

Monmouth College has been working with students from Syria over the past three years with encouraging results. Clarence Wyatt, president of Monmouth says the College will do what it can to continue the program, despite current political rhetoric and potential difficulties. More.

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