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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.

Monday, August 21 2017

The Austin College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Steven P. O’Day as the 16th president of Austin College, effective October 30, 2017. The announcement comes following a comprehensive national search. Interim president Michael Imhoff continues his role until October 30. More

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Wednesday, August 09 2017

Scubi Jew at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida isn’t your typical Jewish a cappella group or service club. Instead, it explores coral reefs and leads underwater cleanup sessions. Members don’t have to be Jewish to go on a dive — just scuba-certified, of course. More.

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Tuesday, August 08 2017

A woman inherits a sugarcane farm. Instead of selling it, she works to make it a successful business. That’s the foundation of Natalie Baszile’s “Queen Sugar,” a book optioned by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. Baszile is a 2007 MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College graduate. More.

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Sunday, August 06 2017

The Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center is set to open in September, according to the University of Jamestown. The Entrepreneur Center will be a one-stop shop where staff help someone analyze and develop a business idea with partnering agencies and specialists, said Tena Lawrence, UJ vice president of marketing and communications. More.

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Saturday, August 05 2017


What makes a college LGBTQ-friendly? Ask students at Decatur’s Agnes Scott, a private liberal arts women’s college. The small school situated near the bustling streets of downtown and midtown Atlanta was recently named one of the country's top 10 most LGBTQ-friendly colleges by the Princeton Review. More. 
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Saturday, August 05 2017

The Rev. Grace Burford, an ordained Buddhist minister, is Davidson's new associate chaplain. A practicing Buddhist since her own undergraduate days at Swarthmore College, Burford holds a doctorate from Northwestern University in the history and literature of religions. More.

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Friday, August 04 2017

Nearly 400 people from all over the world swore their allegiance to the United States on August 3rd in a citizenship ceremony at Trinity University. More.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

Rhodes College is listed as a “Best Southeastern College”, according to The Princeton Review’s respected annual survey. Rhodes also earned top spots on The Princeton Review’s rankings lists based on 137,000 college students’ ratings of their schools. More.

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Thursday, August 03 2017

The College of the Ozarks (#1) and Lyon College (#22) were both included in a list of private colleges compiled by Forbes that have the lowest median original federal loan amount for all undergraduate borrowers. On average, students at the College of the Ozarks graduate with $0 debt. More.

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Tuesday, August 01 2017

Former University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham died Sunday, July 30, from complications following a recent surgery. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; their son, Nathan; their daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Alejandro Lopez; and two grandchildren, Orion and Aadrock. More.

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