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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.

Wednesday, October 24 2018

Waynesburg University and Chevron Corp. have unveiled the Chevron Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, thanks to $250,000 in initial funding from the oil and gas company. The center, which will be housed at Waynesburg's facility at Southpointe, will work on building social responsibility initiatives among southwestern Pennsylvania's corporate world. More.

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Wednesday, October 24 2018

The Eckerd College Education Program and Policy Committee has approved a proposed Bachelor of Arts in Animal Studies and a minor in entrepreneurship. Animal studies, elsewhere known as anthrozoology, is an interdisciplinary major that draws from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities to trace the history and consequences of human relationships to animals. More.

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Monday, October 22 2018

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Jameson and UPMC Horizon officials have announced a 10-year sponsorship of a new UPMC Sports Complex at Westminster College (PA). The men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams will use the synthetic field, which will be located adjacent to the Memorial Field House. Terraced bleachers and a press box will be added in a later phase of construction. More.

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Sunday, October 21 2018

“The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd president. The University community, along with representatives from more than 50 institutions of higher education and governing bodies across the nation, came together to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in Arcadia’s 165-year history. More.

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Saturday, October 20 2018

Hastings College is changing the way they do things when students start the fall semester of 2019. Every student will receive a Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, as well as curated set of apps to support learning in and out of the classroom. This is one of several initiatives announced last month from Hastings College. More.

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Friday, October 19 2018

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is working with Next Level Leadership, Inc., a non-profit training organization that creates educated African-American leaders, to establish a program where future leaders can cultivate and flourish. The program will occur over the course of five months, and the first class will be selected in January from students, professionals, and citizen applicants from the Charlotte area. More.

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Friday, October 19 2018

The Medical Lake School District is partnering with Whitworth University to provide mental health care to its students, families, staff and the community. The students in Whitworth’s program are required to complete 3,000 hours of postgraduate experience under qualified supervision, and working in the Medical Lake School District will help them accumulate those hours. More.

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Thursday, October 18 2018

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS) has received a $936,102 grant to help support the Clergy Coaching in Community and Context initiative. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations  that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges. More.

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Monday, October 15 2018

Bloomfield College is undertaking a search for the next president of its historic campus, located 15 miles from New York City in northern New Jersey. The new president will build upon the 16-year leadership provided by retiring President Richard A. Levao. The next president of Bloomfield College will be asked to write the next chapter in the history of this unique and life-changing institution. More.

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Friday, October 12 2018

The Lees-McRae College cycling team recently captured the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship, winning the conference’s mountain bike discipline. Lees-McRae finished with 1,620 points, just 62 points ahead of Brevard College. Rounding out the top ten were Union College (Ky.), Auburn, Lindsey Wilson, Milligan, King University (Tenn.), the University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and Kennesaw State. More.

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