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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, October 31 2017

More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus on Oct. 27 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB). The ceremony commemorated a significant milestone for the university, Central Appalachia and all of Kentucky, as the HPEB is home to the only college of optometry in the Commonwealth and the 22nd in the nation – the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). More.

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Friday, October 27 2017

The University of Dubuque Seminary has created a program that allows interested students to experience college ministry while pursuing a theological graduate degree. The Young Adult Ministry Scholars Program provides seminary students with opportunities to facilitate small group interaction, plan curricular elements, work with social and visual media, and mentor undergraduates. More.

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Thursday, October 26 2017

On the recommendation of Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick, the Wilson College Board of Trustees voted to hold the line on tuition for an eighth consecutive year at the current rate of $23,745. More

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Wednesday, October 25 2017

A member of the Belk family is giving $10 million to Queens University of Charlotte to renovate its five-decade-old arts building. Sarah Belk Gambrell’s Gambrell Foundation is supplying the money, which is the lead gift toward a $20 million transformation of the building into an arts, culture and civic engagement space. More.

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Tuesday, October 24 2017

College of the Ozarks President Jerry Davis said he worries too few leaders understand and respect the military and the role it plays in preserving the American way of life. To correct that, every freshman enrolled at the private Christian college will be required to take a military science course called Patriotic Education and Fitness. More.

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Sunday, October 22 2017

Maryville College unveiled its bicentennial logo and tagline during the college’s annual Founder’s Day Celebration on October 19th in the William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center for the Arts. Founded as “the Southern and Western Theological Seminary” by the Synod of Tennessee on Oct. 19, 1819, Maryville will celebrate its 200th year in 2019. More.

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Friday, October 20 2017

Julie Jenkins arrived in San Antonio in 1985, a 25-year-old New Yorker set to embark on the unknown as Trinity’s new volleyball coach. With Trinity’s 25-13, 25-14, 25-11 victory October 6th over Sul Ross State, Jenkins earned her 900th win. She is now the winningest active coach in NCAA Division III and the seventh overall. More.

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Wednesday, October 18 2017

Davidson's newest campus resource, named for a 60-year college employee, provides students with professional and winter clothing, textbooks, food and kitchen supplies. Along with resources for all students, the space will host innovative and informative programming around systemic social issues and life skills, such as financial literacy. More.

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Wednesday, October 18 2017

Westminster College, the historic setting of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech and long regarded as one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, announced today that Dr. Fletcher Lamkin will take over as its next president later this year. Dr. Lamkin is currently the president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. More.

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Tuesday, October 17 2017

The Princeton Review has named Warren Wilson College, UNC Asheville and Western Carolina University to its list of the nation's greenest colleges. The college admission services company released its “Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition” last month. More.

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Sunday, October 15 2017

A major discovery of the tomb of a Maya ruler has direct ties to College of Wooster professor Olivia Navarro-Farr. It was her research that led to a grant from the Alphawood Foundation of Chicago that supports the investigations in the center of the site, where the tomb was found. More.

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Sunday, October 15 2017

Whitworth University is proud to announce The Campaign for Whitworth has surpassed its original $100 million goal, making it the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history. In the last several years, this comprehensive campaign has received gifts of all sizes, from $4 to $4 million, and from alumni and students from the Classes of 1936 to 2020. More.
 

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Saturday, October 14 2017

Coe College’s coaches showed off their new Athletics and Recreation Complex on October 13th. The complex features the brand new Kohawk Arena, which seats around 1,600 spectators as well as a fitness center and bridge over College Drive that connects the arena to the existing Clark Racquet Center. More.

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