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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.

Thursday, December 22 2016

Dr. Tait Keller, associate professor of history at Rhodes, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue research on the wide-spread and long-lasting environmental effects caused by World War I. NEH announced funding Dec. 14 for 86 grants in the Fellowships category. Keller’s grant is for the term of January through December 2017. More.

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Wednesday, December 21 2016

The Trinity men’s and women’s soccer players excel on the field and in the classroom. That fact was made evident, as three Tiger women’s players, and one member of the men’s team, were elected as National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-Americans. More.

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Wednesday, December 21 2016

Two bands made up of musicians from mountainous regions in their respective countries will spend the beginning of 2017 making music in China. A Warren Wilson College professor and his students are collaborating with an ensemble from southern China. The multicity, multiperformance tour includes venues in Beijing and Shanghai. More.

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Sunday, December 18 2016

In a letter to the community, more than 50 Mary Baldwin graduates say they support the decision to go co-ed and will back in financially.
The university announced last month it will enroll male students in a new residential program starting in the fall of 2017. The decision outraged some students and alums. More.
 

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Sunday, December 18 2016

“Pin to win” could well be the Blue Jays new battle cry when Westminster College introduces the first NCAA Division III collegiate women’s and men’s wrestling programs in Missouri next year. The wrestling teams were announced by college President Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Athletic Director Tracey Braden, and Coaches Tony and Mike Eierman. More.

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Saturday, December 17 2016

Belhaven’s new Engineering Partnership received a major gift of $750,000 to provide the start-up costs for the new dual degree program with the University of Mississippi. This substantial gift from Wirt and Linda Yerger will significantly advance Belhaven’s dramatic growth in STEM-related studies. More.

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Saturday, December 17 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions held its Winter Gala on Friday, December 16, at the Westminster Arts Center (WAC) at Bloomfield College.
NiCori Studios and Productions is a pre-professional theater training center and Bloomfield College partner dedicated to educating both amateur and seasoned performing artists. More.

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Friday, December 16 2016

The Stillman College board of trustees has appointed Cynthia Warrick as its interim president. Warrick serves as a senior fellow at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and has a history of leading historically black institutions in transitional phases. More.

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Wednesday, December 14 2016

Rhodes College has announced the appointment of Marjorie Hass as its 20th president following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees. An accomplished leader, scholar and educator, Hass is currently president of Austin College and the chair of the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. More.

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Wednesday, December 14 2016

Nine APCU institutions made the top 100 "Best Values" among Liberal Arts Colleges according to Kiplinger, a well-known Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. In addition, five APCU schools were among the top 100 best values for all institutions of higher education. Davidson College was ranked #2 among liberal arts colleges and all U.S. Colleges. Other APCU schools making both top 100 lists include Macalester, Centre, Rhodes. More.

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Saturday, December 10 2016

With our deepest respect and greatest admiration, Muskingum University remembers John H. Glenn, Jr. The world knew John Glenn as a pioneering Mercury 7 and space shuttle Discovery astronaut, a four-term United States Senator, a record-setting supersonic test pilot, a decorated combat Marine fighter pilot, and a successful business leader. Our Muskingum University community was extraordinarily privileged and proud to know him as a loyal alumnus, a trustee for nearly five decades, and a distinguished alumni professor. More.

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Thursday, December 08 2016

The Lyon College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. W. Joseph (Joey) King will become the 19th president of Lyon. King comes to Lyon from Emory & Henry College, where he is senior advisor to the president and interim executive director at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). More.

 

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Wednesday, December 07 2016

At the same time the University System of Georgia was issuing a warning to its public campuses Monday that they must obey immigration laws, the president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur was explaining why undocumented students attending her campus under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program deserve support. More.

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Tuesday, December 06 2016

UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and Davidson College have joined an alliance of U.S. universities aiming to boost the number of lower income students at colleges with robust graduation rates. The effort, called the American Talent Initiative, is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has pledged an initial $1.7 million for the collaboration of 30 public and private colleges. More.

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Tuesday, December 06 2016

Rhodes College and the Memphis Zoo have been neighbors for more than 90 years, and the college’s faculty and students have worked with zoo staff on a number of scientific research projects focusing on animal behavior, animal care, conservation, ecology, nutrition, and reproductive physiology. More.

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Monday, December 05 2016

Blackburn College achieved a record year for philanthropy and engagement in the year ending June 30. The college raised approximately $7.6 million in gifts and pledges, making it the largest single fundraising year in the college’s 179-year history. The previous record year brought in $4.8 million in 2013. More.

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Saturday, December 03 2016

University of Pikeville professor David Snow, D.M., received notification that his research paper, “Entrepreneurship Elsewhere: Examining the Entrepreneurial Characteristics of Eastern Kentucky Adolescents,” has been accepted for presentation at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference in Philadelphia scheduled for January 2017. More.

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