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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.

Sunday, January 28 2018

When the president of the University of Pikeville Alumni Association began sharing his love of biblical archaeology with the campus and community he never imagined his hobby would create an opportunity for students and faculty at his alma mater to restore pieces of history. More.

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Thursday, January 25 2018

Everyone has a back story for how they arrived at the Senior Bowl that is detailed in dedication and dogged pursuit of football’s highest level but no one has taken a more circuitous path here than that of Michael Joseph. After all, the University of Dubuque cornerback is at the premier college all-star game but he rarely saw the field as a senior at Oswego High. More.

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Thursday, January 25 2018

The College of Idaho embraces Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day on” experience, rather than a day away from studies. During this day, one of the activities provided for C of I students not only helped them understand poverty, but it also provided them with the tools to make social change within a local community. More.

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Wednesday, January 24 2018

During his Thanksgiving break, University of Tulsa senior Brad Kerst found himself inside a latrine in a Bolivian village taking measurements to determine its volume. Figuring out how to dispose of human waste is not what most college students would opt to do for a holiday, but members of the TU chapter of Engineers Without Borders were taking the first step in a five-year project. More.

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Monday, January 22 2018

A new Centre College class focusing on “fake news” is teaching students how to discern fact from fiction in order to become well-informed, responsible citizens in a global world. Dr. Michael Strysick, director of communications at the college, is teaching the course, which is a one-semester class condensed into a shorter period of a few weeks. More.

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Sunday, January 21 2018

After six months as president of Rhodes College, Marjorie Hass says small liberal arts colleges like Rhodes are “on the defensive.” But as she was installed on January 13th as the 20th president of Rhodes, Hass defended the need for such an education in an age of technological advances and vowed to create an institution that is not fragile to the “shock and disruption” of inevitable changes already underway. More.

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Saturday, January 20 2018

The Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees announced the selection of Leocadia “Lee”  I. Zak as the college’s ninth president in its 129-year history. Zak will assume the role officially on July 1, 2018. With her broad experience in the international arena, proven leadership and management abilities, and history of being an influential change agent, Zak is well suited to advancing the college’s mission of educating students to become global leaders. More.

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Saturday, January 20 2018

College of the Ozarks announced Thursday it will pay employees a bonus. The private, Christian institution in Point Lookout plans to issue a check for $204 to each college employee. The checks are expected to be issued by the end of January. More.

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Thursday, January 18 2018

Students from local schools recently competed at the “Space Jam” Special Olympics basketball tournament hosted by Austin College. The tournament involved several different skills competitions for the participants who ranged in age from 5 to 18 years old. More.

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Thursday, January 18 2018

The College of Wooster is one of eight Ohio schools featured in the new book Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck by The Princeton Review. The book, released by Penguin Random House, highlights schools that have stellar academics, are affordable and offer strong career prospects for graduates. More.

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Thursday, January 18 2018

The Rhodes Trust has selected Elizabeth Kiss (Virginia & Balliol 1983) as the next Warden of Rhodes House. Dr. Kiss (pronounced “quiche”) comes to the Rhodes Trust after serving for twelve years as president of Agnes Scott College.  She received her B.A. in philosophy, magna cum laude from Davidson College, and she became its first female Rhodes Scholar, going on to receive a BPhil and DPhil in philosophy from Oxford.  More.

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Sunday, January 14 2018

The Northwest Commission on colleges and universities approved Rocky Mountain College for their first doctoral program. The college's provost academic vice president, Stephen Germic said the college's plan will begin a doctor of occupational therapy degree program in January 2019. More.

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Saturday, January 13 2018

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently awarded Wilson College a $460,000 grant to fund scholarships for students with financial need through the Stabler Scholarship Endowment. The endowment has provided scholarships for 230 Wilson students since the program began in 2008. More.

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Monday, January 08 2018

Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College, in Michigan, discusses how he is stretching a dollar, rethinking administrative structure at the top, and using technology to help Alma and two other small private colleges pool their curricular resources. More.

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