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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.

Sunday, October 23 2016

Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea—consistently recognized as one of Asia’s best Christian universities—is the first school outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico to join the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) as a full voting member.  Dr. Duk-Hoon Lee, president of Hannam University and an alumnus of the school, gave thanks to God for the unanimous decision by the APCU Board of Directors to welcome Hannam as its 56th member institution.  More.

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Saturday, October 22 2016

The ideal of higher education as a public good — once inextricably linked to the American Dream — has been all but abandoned in favor of the college degree as a private commodity. The narrow focus on earning power, coinciding with demographic shifts in the number and diversity of college students, has fueled the understanding of college as a purely private benefit rather than a good for all. More.

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Friday, October 21 2016

On Friday, Oct. 14, the Buena Vista University Art Gallery helped celebrated the University’s 125th anniversary by holding a reception for an alumni art show.  The show, titled “BVU: BA-MFA” ran from Sept. 21 through Oct. 16 and featured art made by four art alumni who had gone on to earn their Master’s degrees — Dan Perry, Bre Kathman, Kristen Tripp and Nicole Nee. More.

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Friday, October 21 2016

PayScale introduced its first college salary report in 2008, and the College Scorecard from the federal government followed last year, ushering an elephant into the hallowed halls of college admissions: What do the schools’ graduates actually earn?  More.

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Thursday, October 20 2016

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright didn’t mince words when talking about national security and foreign affairs. Albright joined Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Eric Schwartz at Macalester College for a national security forum.  More.

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Thursday, October 20 2016

Steven L. Solnick is stepping down from his post as Warren Wilson College’s seventh president to become the newest leader of The Calhoun School, an independent day school in New York City. Solnick, who assumed the presidency in July of 2012, will remain with the College until June 30, 2017. More.

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Tuesday, October 18 2016

The United States is struggling culturally and politically with questions of race and ethnicity, as it has through its entire history. It should be no surprise that these matters are surfacing on college and university campuses, as they did in the past. More.

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Monday, October 17 2016

Carroll University has received a new $1.25 million grant aimed at better preparing students to work with diverse populations in the health care field. The grant from the Health Resources Services and Administration will allow Carroll’s College of Health Sciences to work with its existing partner, the United Community Center, to develop and implement training focused in the physician assistant, physical therapy occupational therapy, nursing and public health curricula. More.

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Sunday, October 16 2016

In mid-November, the College of the Ozarks will break ground for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. According to the college, the purpose of the monument is to honor Gold Star families — those who have lost immediate family members killed in their service to the country — to preserve the memory of the fallen. More.

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Saturday, October 15 2016

Stillman College alumnus Jeff Henderson, wearing his Olympic gold medal and U.S. Team Polo jacket, on Wednesday stepped off the elevator in the college’s education building to a room full of applause. The Arkansas native and former Stillman College long jumper took an Olympic gold medal on his final jump this summer during the games in Rio de Janeiro. More.

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Friday, October 14 2016

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine tried some fried chicken from Charlotte's SouthEnd before holding a rally at Davidson College. Hillary Clinton's running mate talked about Donald Trump's apology to women, immigration and the importance of winning in North Carolina. More.

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Thursday, October 13 2016

The Great Plains Athletic Conference announced Thursday that the University of Jamestown will join the conference beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. Jamestown, located in central North Dakota, fields 18 varsity sports and will become the 12th member of the GPAC. The Jimmies are currently a member of the North Star Athletic Association. More.

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Monday, October 10 2016

On Friday, Oct. 7, Lees-McRae held the dedication ceremony for the renovated Dotti M. Shelton Learning Commons. The $2.5 million renovations began in May 2016 and came to a conclusion in mid-September. More.

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Sunday, October 09 2016

Since 2005, Pictures of Hope, founded by award-winning, photojournalist Linda Solomon, has been helping some of the 2.5 million homeless children in 49 cities throughout the country. One individual who wanted to help, after seeing Solomon on NBC Nightly News, was Dr. John Comerford, president of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. More.

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Sunday, October 09 2016

The Charlotte-based Duke Endowment has committed $12 million over four years to support faculty at Davidson College. The gift, focused on building a faculty for the future, will support Davidson’s commitment to inclusivity, allow for recruiting and hiring of pre-tenure faculty and provide all faculty with flexible professional development, research and curricular innovation. More.

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Saturday, October 08 2016

Tusculum College has added men's and women's track and field, athletic director Doug Jones announced recently. As with their other sports, the Pioneers will compete in the Division II South Atlantic Conference. The SAC has sponsored track and field since 2014. More.

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Friday, October 07 2016

Rocky Mountain College will receive an endowment of nearly $1.6 million from the Haynes Foundation. The money will be used for scholarships to undergraduate students at the Billings college who graduated from Montana high schools.  More.

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Thursday, October 06 2016

University of the Ozarks has announced a $10 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation establishing an endowed scholarship program to assist promising students from low and middle income families. President Richard L. Dunsworth announced the new Frontier Scholarship Program to the campus community in the University's Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel on Monday morning. More.

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Tuesday, October 04 2016

Just when you thought is was safe to back in the water, the Wall Street Journal has released yet another set of college rankings. However, this set of rankings emphasizes outcomes much more heaviliy, along with institutional resources, student engagement and the diversity of the student body. More.

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Monday, October 03 2016

Free speech advocates paint a picture of coddled millennials who grew up insulated from difficult ideas and now bristle at the slightest offense. On the other side are student activists, often advocating for marginalized students in a college landscape of increasing diversity, whose protests have made headlines. Now comes Eckerd College, the laid-back liberal arts school on Boca Ciega Bay, which has adopted a statement designed to head off the free speech fights that have erupted elsewhere. More.

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Monday, October 03 2016

Millennial parents are saving more for their children’s college education than older-generation parents, particularly those in Generation X, a striking finding in a survey by the country’s largest private student-loan lender. More.

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