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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.

Tuesday, August 30 2016

A section of University Street, between Jackson Avenue and North Parkway, has been named in honor of Rhodes College President William E. Troutt. Students, faculty/staff, alumni, and friends gathered Aug. 26 for the unveiling of “Dr. Bill Troutt Parkway,” which was approved by the Memphis City Council in April.  More

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Saturday, August 20 2016

Wilson College in Chambersburg has been given $500,000 to build a new veterinary medical center. The new facility will replace the old one and house new surgery suites, skill labs, dog kennels, a cat room, and several other offices. More.

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Friday, August 19 2016

King University wrestler Haley Augello is making a name for herself on the world. Augello is a part of King's women's wrestling team that has captured three straight national titles. Teammate Forrest Molinari says seeing Augello make it to the Olympics motivates those around her. More.

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Thursday, August 18 2016

What started off as renovation for the Hastings College Art Center, is now turning into a new state-of-the-art facility. It all begin with an idea from a student, Jackson Dinsdale, who died in an accident in 2014. More.

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Monday, August 15 2016

As Mary Baldwin College prepares to become Mary Baldwin University on Aug. 31, the school is taking on the ambitious task of four new academic programs, known as residential cohorts. More.

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Monday, August 15 2016

According to US News and World Report, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees have become more common for both men and women over the last decade. Even still, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a shortage of qualified workers in certain STEM disciplines. More.

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Sunday, August 14 2016

Danville’s recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of “21 Best Southern College Towns” may have caught some by surprise. For me, it’s a well-deserved honor that’s been a long time coming. More.

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Saturday, August 13 2016

Despite living amid a culture obsessed with selfies and Kim Kardashian’s weight, for the first time in recent history, more women report feeling confident about their bodies, a new College of Wooster research analysis suggests. More.

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Friday, August 12 2016

When word went out that Stillman College needed financial help, the community answered. A grass-roots campaign that relied on individuals and their friends and families raised more than $100,000 in a month, Stillman officials said. More

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Thursday, August 11 2016

The Biddle Institute at Johnson C. Smith University helps academically at-risk freshmen prepare for college. Its programs – Biddle Freshmen and Sit Lux Scholars – prepare them for their majors and leadership on campus and the community. More.

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Wednesday, August 10 2016

Davidson College, the College Board, and edX have teamed up to create Davidson Next, a way of sharing teacher-developed AP course content with teachers across the country through the edX MOOC platform. More.

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Tuesday, August 09 2016

Maryville College is one of 11 Tennessee institutions recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2016-17 school year.
CollegesofDistinction.com, a website and e-guidebook, recognized Maryville College for programs including study abroad, the Mountain Challenge, Senior Study requirement, service learning, learning communities and internships. More.

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Friday, August 05 2016

With the announcement of long-time Rhodes College president William E. Troutt retiring in June 2017, the school's trustees appointed a presidential search committee, chaired by William J. Michaelcheck and Cary Fowler. More.

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