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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, March 28 2017

The Higher Learning Commission has now formally broadened the University of Jamestown’s accreditation to include mechanical engineering. Qualified pre-engineering students will be admitted into the major this summer. The engineering program will be housed on the University of Jamestown campus in the historic Sorkness Center, the former home of the nursing program. More.

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Tuesday, March 28 2017

For the first time in school history, Monmouth College has added men's and women's lacrosse teams to its athletic programs. While the players were eager to be a part of a start-up program, the first time head coaches have been behind the scenes for a year already. More.

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Monday, March 27 2017
Lees-McRae will go head-to-head against Maryville College in the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Top Adventure College competition. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine initiated the competition five years ago to highlight those colleges and universities with a “commitment to outdoor and environmental initiatives, quality of outdoor athletes and programs and opportunities for adventure,” according to the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine website. More.
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Saturday, March 25 2017

Christian Universities Online recently ranked the top 25 Christian schools based on five main factors: faculty-to-student ratio, percent of undergraduates receiving financial aid, selectivity, retention rate and graduation rate. Whitworth University was ranked as the top Christian university in the West. More.

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Thursday, March 23 2017

Presbyterian College hosted its Special Olympics on Friday, March 24, 2017. By hosting an event that allows the visiting athletes to shine and show off their skills, student athletes at Presbyterian College are also able serve others and ensure that they are having fun on this special day. More.

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Saturday, March 18 2017

More than 55 members of the Athlete Ally community have signed an open letter in opposition of Senate Bill 6, Texas’ anti-transgender bill. Published a day after the Texas Senate voted to approve SB6, the letter’s backers say they “believe that everyone should be afforded the same access, opportunity and experience both in sport and under the law,” so they’re banning together to speak out against the bill, as well as other anti-LGBT bills already filed. More.



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Saturday, March 18 2017

The Austin College athletics department will add two new teams next year, with the addition of men’s and women’s water polo to Kangaroo athletics. The teams will compete as a club in 2017-18, with the intent to become an NCAA varsity program in 2018-19. More.

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Friday, March 17 2017

Spencer Sigtryggsson was 14 when she left home. Those who didn’t know better might surmise she was a stereotypical teen who ran away or was shipped off to boarding school after clashing with her unenlightened parents. But the Sigtryggsson, now 16, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she'll be graduating from Mary Baldwin University in May with a degree in applied mathematics and a minor in music — all before getting her driver’s license. More.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has announced that David S. Cunningham, professor of religion and director of the CrossRoads Project at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, will become director of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) program, beginning September 1, 2017. More.

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Thursday, March 16 2017

King University is joining forces with the University of Tennessee to help engineering students. Starting this fall, students can start their higher education at King University gaining a liberal arts foundation in math, physics, and other sciences before transferring to UT and one of four engineering programs. More.

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Tuesday, March 14 2017

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Agnes Scott College is a recipient of the 2017 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The award was created to recognize institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period, and includes a $10,000 prize. More.

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Monday, March 13 2017

Davidson College is offering a free two-week online course on “fake news. The course is in response to a recent Davidson College grad’s fake news story during the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential race that went viral. The fake story was eventually shared with 6 million people and brought embarrassment to the college. More.

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Sunday, March 12 2017

When it comes to winning a national ski-racing championship, nobody does it quite like the Rocky Mountain College women and senior sensation Frida Svedberg. More.

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