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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.

Thursday, April 27 2017

The college tour has become a seemingly compulsory step in the college application process, particularly for students interested in competitive four-year schools. But insights from research in psychology and behavioral economics suggest a counterintuitive reason to skip them: College tours may hinder students’ ability to pick a college that will further their interests and goals. More.

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Wednesday, April 26 2017

Dr. Cynthia Warrick, who currently serves as Interim President at Stillman College, has graciously accepted the commitment to lead the school during this critical time in its 140-plus year history. “It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the 7th President of Stillman College. We will continue to uphold the traditions and standards of the College while advancing new initiatives that support our Mission, the Community, the State, and the Nation.” More.

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Tuesday, April 25 2017

Marv Levy, the former Buffalo Bills head coach and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, received the highest honor from his alma mater, Coe College, accepting the Founders' Medal, which is bestowed to those "exemplifying in extraordinary degree the qualities of a liberally educated person.” Levy is the only man to ever coach a team to four straight berths in the Super Bowl from 1990 to 1993 with the Bills. More.

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Tuesday, April 25 2017

An anonymous couple has pledged $20 million to Monmouth College in western Illinois. A statement from the college says it's the largest such gift in the school's 164-year-old history and will boost an endowment currently estimated at $100 million. More.

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Sunday, April 23 2017

As Dr. Bill Troutt retires from Rhodes College on June 30, 2017, following 18 years as president, he leaves an impressive legacy of leadership and service to the college.  I say this with great confidence, having served as a trustee of the college for more than 40 years including serving on the selection committee that invited him to come to Rhodes, and as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2009. More.

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Saturday, April 22 2017

Following the conclusion of the 2016-17 USA South Athletic Conference season, the final standings for the Overall, Men's, and Women's President's Cups have been released with Maryville College capturing its first cup in program history. The USA South President's Cup symbolizes the league's top men's and women's athletic program each year. More.

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Saturday, April 22 2017

The Trinity Tower is an iconic feature of the midtown San Antonio skyline, and soon it – along with the rest of the university – may be protected for posterity. Trinity University will pursue designation as a registered Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. More.

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Friday, April 21 2017

Parker Lawson, a 2015 graduate of Centre College, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, recognized as one of the world’s most competitive postgraduate awards. Created in 2000 with a $210 million endowment from Bill and Melinda Gates, the Class of 2017 includes 90 scholars, 41 of whom will pursue a master’s degree and 49 a Ph.D. at the world’s fourth oldest university, founded in 1209. More.

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Friday, April 21 2017

The College of Idaho’s dedication to providing students with a top-dollar education at a fair price has received national recognition, with the school earning a 2017 Best Value School Award. The award, which is issued by University Research & Review, recognizes not only affordability, but also the value students receive, including academic quality, program variety and overall student satisfaction. More.

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Wednesday, April 19 2017

It's a simple lesson, but one that's having a profound effect on many University of Dubuque students. They were given $5 at the beginning of the semester, and simply told to be good stewards of the money. Some did nothing, but the majority of them made a bigger difference than they ever thought possible. More.

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Wednesday, April 19 2017

Since shortly after the Civil War, the name Biddle at Johnson C. Smith University meant the red brick administration building and a long-dead war widow whose gift had helped start the Charlotte school. Then, a couple of years ago, flesh-and-blood Biddle kin began showing up. They brought more gifts, including a document signed by Abraham Lincoln and the beginnings of a Biddle scholarship fund. More

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Wednesday, April 19 2017

In Patriots Park at the entrance of the College of the Ozarks campus, the Missouri Gold Star Families Memorial, the first of its kind in the state, has been created to preserve the memory of the fallen and stand as a stark reminder that freedom comes at a hefty price. More.

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Tuesday, April 18 2017

The University's Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation of President Richard Dunsworth that tuition for the 2017-18 academic year remain level at $23,750, the same amount it has been since 2013-14. The announcement of the continued tuition freeze comes less than a year after the University eliminated $680 in compulsory student fees. More.

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Monday, April 17 2017

Bloomfield College Creative Arts & Technology Student, Justin Roberts ’17 will soon release his debut album, Soul Stories Volume 1: Songs about Love. Roberts, who records and performs under the name "Justin Charles," composed, produced, arranged, recorded, and engineered the six-track EP.  He will celebrate this accomplishment with a listening party on Friday, May 5, 2017. More.

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Saturday, April 15 2017

Silicon Valley innovations have changed nearly every community in America. Yet I wonder if residential colleges aren’t among the most profoundly changed. I wonder if social media and surveillance culture especially affect young learners. I wonder if the cost of making mistakes now feels too high to risk them as often.  More.

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Friday, April 14 2017

For the first time in 18 years, Warren Wilson College is beginning construction on a new academic building. The new instructional facility will cost $6 million and open in 2018. More than 160 people and 13 foundations came together to raise $4 million for the new building. The college had the rest on hand for previously designated capital expenditures. More.

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Thursday, April 13 2017

Buena Vista University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joshua D. Merchant as its new president, succeeding Frederick V. Moore, who is stepping down from the position after 22 years. Merchant will assume the role of BVU president on July 1, 2017. Merchant currently serves as vice president of development and alumni engagement at the University of North Florida (UNF) and the executive director and CEO for the UNF Foundation, Inc. More.

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Wednesday, April 05 2017

Pulitzer prize-winning historian Jon Meacham and Retired General David Petraeus recently spoke on Russia, the Trump administration and the relevance of history to current events at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton.  The two were among eight people honored as Churchill Fellows during this year’s annual “Churchill Fellows Weekend”. More

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Tuesday, April 04 2017

Agnes Scott College has exceeded the $100 million goal of its seven-year capital campaign, securing gifts and pledges totaling $115.9 million. The announcement was made by President Elizabeth Kiss during a formal dinner at the Atlanta History Center. This was the largest capital campaign in Agnes Scott’s history. More.

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Sunday, April 02 2017

Attending Davis & Elkins College was a dream come true for MacKinzie Smith and now, as a charter member of the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, she’s experiencing a reality beyond her dreams. The junior from Renick, W.Va., was among speakers for the dedication of the Center Thursday when themes of hope, dreams and preparing for the future echoed throughout addresses. More.

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