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.
Friday, December 29 2017
Since rocketing to viral fame, Max, the orange tabby known for frequenting the Macalester College library — and then getting banned from it, has become an indoor cat. Max rose to national prominence last month after a cutesy sign appeared at the Macalester library that warned people not to let him in. Max had previously been spotted on security cameras, roaming the stacks. More.
Sunday, December 24 2017
How much can walking really teach you? Can you learn enough from walking to make an entire college class about it? Kenneth Keffer, thinks you can, and he should know. Keffer has been teaching a class called the ‘Art of Walking’ at Centre College since 2002. More.
Saturday, December 23 2017
The Missouri Valley College men's and women's rodeo teams are in prime position to defend their NIRA Ozark Region championships midway through the season. The Valley men have a commanding lead of 3,533.33 to 1,945.0 points over Southern Arkansas in the standings, placing them first in the national rankings. More.
Saturday, December 23 2017
Davidson College topped all private liberal arts colleges and ranked second only to Princeton among all colleges and universities in Kiplinger's 300 Best College Values of 2018. In addition to being named the best value among private liberal arts colleges and the second-best value overall, the magazine highlighted the many ways Davidson prepares its students to lead lives of leadership and service. More.
Friday, December 22 2017
Coe College in Cedar Rapids is receiving a grant of $636,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund research on the science of glass. The study will take place over the next four years on-campus and in some leading laboratories around the world. Coe students who are involved will travel to England, Japan, Italy, and Brazil to conduct research. More.
Thursday, December 21 2017
Johnson C. Smith University has topped its $150 million fund-raising goal, a triumph that departing President Ron Carter says “shows that JCSU is not in financial crisis.” The private historically black university on Charlotte’s west side has raised more than $159 million since 2010, in a campaign designed to culminate with the school’s celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2017. More.
Friday, December 15 2017
Displayed in Ohio for the first time, a large selection of LeRoy Neiman's works will be exhibited at Muskingum University Jan. 22 through April 14. The works are on loan from The LeRoy Neiman Foundation. More.
Sunday, December 10 2017
After a national search, Arcadia University has announced that Ajay Nair, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 22nd president. A nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar, Dr. Nair assumes his role at Arcadia on April 2, 2018. More.
Saturday, December 09 2017
For years, Lees-McRae College has been providing students with a cutting-edge education to take on the healthcare world. With 10-year continued accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the school will continue to offer its expanding programs for another confirmed decade. More.