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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, March 30 2016

Lara Johnson, a senior art major at Rhodes College, has been named a Watson Fellow, a prestigious designation that includes a stipend to be used for travel and study abroad for 2016-2017. Johnson is one of only 40 graduating college seniors nationwide awarded the fellowship. She plans to visit Japan, Brazil, India, and Poland while completing her project “A Geek About Geeks: An International Exploration of Geek Identity and Culture.” More.

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Tuesday, March 29 2016

Five Monmouth College students have been selected to receive a total of $20,000 in emergency funding through the Syria-Yemen Emergency Student Fund (ESF) of the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Emergency Student Fund is intended to assist students in a single semester near the completion of their college studies, providing a small but important supplement enabling the student’s completion of the degree. More.

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Thursday, March 24 2016

With tongue planted firmly in cheek (I think), Frank Bruni examines the increasing selectivity of the nation's best colleges and where it might lead in the years to come.  Can your school top an acceptance rate of 0%?  More.

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Tuesday, March 22 2016

In mid-March, Davis & Elkins College hosted a Symposium on Faith, Spirituality and Higher Education at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality and Tourism. The event, attended by about 70 participants, featured keynote speakers Drs. Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen - nationally renowned authors and scholars on the interaction between religion/spirituality and higher education - and also included lectures and panel discussions with different presenters throughout the day. More.

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Sunday, March 13 2016

King University has adopted a new admissions policy which will make ACT, and/or SAT scores optional. The University has chosen a more holistic test optional approach to evaluations for acceptance to the university. Exam scores will continue to be utilized for specific programs that must have them for state/national requirements. More.

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Sunday, March 13 2016

Top-seeded Stillman defeated No. 4 LeMoyne-Owen 90-76 to seize the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Men’s Basketball Tournament title, Saturday evening at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala. The team will now represent the conference in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Division II Tournament as the automatic qualifier. More.

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Thursday, March 10 2016

Former President Bill Clinton was on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University last week in support of his wife Hillary’s Democratic campaign for equal opportunity. He is the first ex-president to visit JCSU. William Howard Taft is the only incumbent president to visit, in 1909.  More.

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Thursday, March 10 2016

The No. 4-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team turned back every push by No. 10-ranked Freed-Hardeman University last week and the Scots cruised to the American Midwest Conference Women's Postseason Tournament championship with a 63-57 win over the Lady Lions. More.

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Monday, March 07 2016

Author and New York Times op-ed writer Frank Bruni recently crafted a piece about the efforts that certain colleges are making to conduct college admissions in a manner that brings greater socioeconomic diversity to campuses and makes them richer places to learn and better engines of social mobility. Davidson College was one of three schools profiledMore.

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Sunday, March 06 2016

The Board of Trustees at Muskingum University has selected Susan Schneider Hasseler as the institution's 21st president. Dr Hasseler previously served as dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences and dean of community engagement at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. More.

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Friday, March 04 2016

The Bob Dylan Archive has been acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and The University of Tulsa and will be permanently housed in Tulsa, under the stewardship of TU’s Helmerich Center for American Research. More.

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Friday, March 04 2016

The Board of Trustees at the University of the Ozarks has voted to eliminate mandatory student fees and to keep the cost of tuition unchanged. Tuition will remain at $30,850 for the school year beginning this fall and that $680 in fees such as technology, activity and media charges will be eliminated. The university says the result is a 1.9 percent decrease in the cost of attending the school. More.

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Thursday, March 03 2016

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst has been honored by the Idaho Business Review as one of Idaho’s 2016 Women of the Year. Borst, one of 50 honorees selected by the IBR, attended a Feb. 26 celebration in Boise to accept the award and was featured in the annual Women of the Year magazine. More.

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