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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.

Friday, September 30 2016

“This book will make you laugh aloud, but it will also make you feel tender about all junky, ugly, poor, poisonous, regular and vulnerable things of this world that Betts so tenderly notices.” These words are part of a review by Sarah Vap, author of “End of the Sentimental Journey,” about a stunning new book of poetry, “An Unwalled City”, by Genevieve Betts, who teaches poetry for Arcadia University’s MFA program in Glenside. More.

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Thursday, September 29 2016

The University of Tulsa in 2015 was added to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 352 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.  The University continues to add to its leadership in green technology with the construction of a solar array to power the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. More.

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Thursday, September 22 2016

The Center for Faith and Service, based at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, has announced the fourth annual list of Seminaries that Change the World (STCTW). Among the winners are four seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary. More.

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Tuesday, September 20 2016

University of Dubuque President Jeffrey F. Bullock today formally announced the end of the University’s Achieving the Dream campaign. The second largest capital campaign in UD’s 164-year history raised a record $120 million – $20 million more than the initial goal. More.

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Tuesday, September 20 2016

King University has been ranked among the “25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South” and “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities” for 2017 in the United States by Christian Universities Online (CUO), an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher education. More.

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Sunday, September 18 2016

Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day is one of the longest-held traditions on the Tusculum College campus, and nearly 700 students, faculty, staff and alumni fanned out into the region last week to provide a day of service, helping others and improving the community. More.


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Thursday, September 15 2016

Maryville College picked up a new college ranking this year among many national recognitions, earning a spot on the “Sierra” magazine “Cool Schools” list.  The Sierra Club compiles the rankings as a comparison of colleges’ commitments to environmentalism. More.

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Monday, September 12 2016

The Center for Technology + Creativity officially opened just in time for the start of the fall semester. The multi-level, 26,000-square-foot facility was part of an extensive renovation project that transformed the College's previous student center into an impressive new home for the College’s award-winning Division of Creative Arts & Technology (CAT.) More.


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Saturday, September 10 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte on September 15th. Clinton praised the recent federal court ruling that struck down key portions of North Carolina's 2013 voter identification and ballot access law.   More

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Saturday, September 10 2016

For the seventh year, Warren Wilson is among U.S. News and World Report’s top-tier schools deemed the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.”  Warren Wilson College also gets the nod as one of the top 25 national liberal arts colleges that sends graduates into the world with the least amount of student loan debt. More

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Friday, September 09 2016

A class at Presbyterian College is gaining national attention for taking on football and faith. Students tackle topics like how far is too far to be a devoted football fan. They watch films, read books, and write papers on finding their own statement of football faith. More

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Friday, September 09 2016

Whitworth University unveiled a new logo on Wednesday that represents a departure from the school’s previous logos – a flag with a “W” on it, or a crest featuring a book and torch. The new graphic has three vertical rhombuses in the traditional Whitworth red color. More

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Wednesday, September 07 2016

A member of the United Arab Emirates royal family known as the "Green Sheikh" for his environmental work spoke at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in Bayamon about lessening the world's dependence on oil and creating bilateral opportunities for Puerto Rico and the UAE. More

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Monday, September 05 2016

As provost and professor of communication at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia, Kathy Richardson said she delighted in playing a mentoring role for her colleagues and students. Now, the new president of Westminster College will continue in her efforts of "passing the torch," as she gets to know those involved in the college community. More

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Monday, September 05 2016
Since arriving at Bloomfield College, College President, Richard A. Levao and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, William H. Turner III, have established their leadership in many ways, including embracing and encouraging the importance of philanthropy for the College's future. Now Levao and Turner have quietly made the selfless pledge to bestow nearly $1.5 million dollars combined to the College. More
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Saturday, September 03 2016

Frederick V. Moore, president of Buena Vista University since 1995, will resign from that position, effective June 30, 2017. Moore will be relocating to Florida to join his wife, Susan, and be closer to the couple's son, who has lived in a special-care facility near Orlando for the past three years. More

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Saturday, September 03 2016

During the summer months, the Hastings College campus underwent a major facelift, starting with the completion of the new, state-of-the art Jackson Dinsdale Art Center. More

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Thursday, September 01 2016

Rhodes College is getting an honor worthy of its lush lawns and towering stone buildings. The Princeton Review ranked the Memphis college as the Most Beautiful Campus.  Rhodes also came in second for the Most Engaged in Community Service. More

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Thursday, September 01 2016

More international students are studying at Carroll University this year than ever before. 2,700 undergrad students are enrolled at Carroll University.  57 international students start this fall.  35 students arrived in Milwaukee Wednesday. More

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