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.
Saturday, April 30 2016
Long before he won an NBA title, a league MVP award and he and the Warriors began re-writing the NBA record book, Stephen Curry was a pretty successful player at Davidson College in North Carolina. On Tuesday, his Wildcats career was honored with his being named to the Southern Conference Hall of Fame. More.
Thursday, April 28 2016
Like most freshmen, Allison Jones arrived on the campus of Warren Wilson College in 2011 with few possessions. But she remembers one item vividly. Her parents bought Jones a bike before she left for college, which was ironic because she did not share their passion for the sport as a teenager. That decision ended up shaping the course of her life. More.
Thursday, April 28 2016
Hampden-Sydney College has appointed John Lawrence "Larry" Stimpert as its twenty-fifth president. His unanimous selection by the Board of Trustees follows a six month national search. Dr. Stimpert succeeds Dr. Christopher B. Howard who served as president for seven years before being selected as the President of Robert Morris University. More.
Wednesday, April 27 2016
According to data recently compiled by Centre College, 98 percent of the Class of 2015 is either employed or pursuing advanced study since graduation this past May. The total is based on reporting from 96 percent (311 out of 324) of graduates. This improves upon similarly high results of 95 and 96 percent, respectively, the previous two years. More.
Sunday, April 10 2016
When students arrive at college these days, they hear a familiar mantra about the purpose of higher education: Find yourself. Use these four years to discover who you are. Self-discovery, they are told, is the road to adulthood. So why is it that so many students feel such anxiety? On campus, we hear the same complaint again and again: “I’ve done lots of extracurriculars. I’ve taken a variety of courses. Why can’t I figure out who I am and what I want to do?” More.
Sunday, April 10 2016
College Factual, an organization with the mission to help every student get the best fit education for less, has ranked Presbyterian College sixth in a list of the best colleges for the money nationwide. According to their website, this ranking includes “hundreds of colleges that offer a great education at a reasonable price” while factoring in “how long it takes an average student to graduate from each particular school.” More.
Saturday, April 09 2016
What started as a women's seminary nearly 175 years ago progressed to a four-year women's college in the 20th century. And on August 31st of this year, the Staunton, Virginia institution will become Mary Baldwin University. The change reflects what the institution is now, according to Mary Baldwin President Pamela Fox. More.
Friday, April 08 2016
Richard Ledgett, deputy director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency (NSA), said that a greater level of "conversation" regarding privacy and national security must be undertaken between the American people and Congress before the expiration of key provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) next year while addressing several hundred students at Westminster College as part of Westminster College's "Year of Churchill". More.
Thursday, April 07 2016
Every year, dozens of College of Idaho students enjoy off-campus study experiences with their professors and peers. Now, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, C of I has endowed the “Howard Berger Student Travel Fund,” which will support study abroad programs in the College’s history department for students with financial need. More.
Wednesday, April 06 2016
Graduates of Lake Forest College will hear from the man who twice helped elect the President of the United States, David Axelrod, The former senior adviser to President Barack Obama will address the roughly 350 graduates at Ravinia Festival Park on May 7th. Currently, Axelrod serves as the director of the Institute for Politics at the University of Chicago and as a political commentator for CNN. More.
Tuesday, April 05 2016
U.S. News and World Report recently published a list of the most affordable private medical schools in the country. The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville was ranked 3rd behind Baylor University's College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. UPike plans to open a college of optometry later this year. More.
Monday, April 04 2016
Dr. Peter Millet says he plans on stepping down as president of Stillman College at the end of his current three-year contract with the school. That contract originally brought Millet to Stillman and the provost before he was appointed to serve as president in July of 2015. The contract will expire at the end of June 2017. More.
Sunday, April 03 2016
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of Carol M. Schuler as vice president for State Fund programs. Schuler is presently vice president for development at Davis & Elkins College. In her new role she will provide support and member services for state-based consortia dedicated to advancing and strengthening independent colleges and universities through collaborative programs, seeking grants and scholarship support, and promoting to the public the value of independent higher education. More.
Saturday, April 02 2016
With applications submitted and offers of admission now being mulled over by high school seniors across the nation, making the right decision about where to attend college weighs heavily on the minds of young men and women everywhere. A new ranking by College Raptor hopes to make the process easier by using a methodology based on acceptance, freshman retention and graduation rates, all filtered through its earlier “best college” rankings. More.
Saturday, April 02 2016
Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee has been selected as a co-recipient of the Southpointe CEO Association’s World Class CEO Award for 2016. Located south of Pittsburgh, the Southpointe CEO Association is supported and directed by CEOs in the Southpointe business park. Lee has also been named to The Pennsylvania Business Central's Top 100 People list of 2013 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®. He is an elder at the Presbyterian Church, has served on the Greene County Planning Commission and is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia and the FBI Citizens Academy. More.
Friday, April 01 2016
After seven years and after seeing through several major initiatives at Mary Baldwin College, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Catharine O’Connell will step down from her post this summer to become provost and dean of the college at Illinois College (IC) in Jacksonville, Illinois. More.