In The News
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, November 26 2018
Bloomfield College has entered the exciting world of Esports. Beginning with a soft launch in January, the College will launch an Esports program led by Student Affairs and Athletics. Bloomfield College will become a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the governing body for Esports. Funding for the new program was made possible by the generosity of Bloomfield College Trustee Joanne Marren. More.
Wednesday, November 21 2018
Since 1988, Rhodes College students have provided free meals to the homeless and hungry population of Memphis. Souper Contact is believed to be the country’s longest-running, student-led soup kitchen. Each Tuesday afternoon, students purchase supplies and then prepare meals for roughly 60-120 needy Memphians at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Midtown. More.
Wednesday, November 21 2018
Undergraduate chemistry and biology students at Tusculum University are exploring new frontiers typically associated with the masters and doctoral levels that might present solutions to varied subjects impacting the world. The topics being explored are renewable energy and cancer. Specifically, the group is looking into designing and making new materials for solar energy conversion and new drugs for chemotherapeutic applications. More.
Tuesday, November 20 2018
Chris Hochstetler is well into his second month as dean of innovation and creativity at Hastings College, a new position added to the college as part of its major overall and new direction. The new direction includes a restructured semester schedule, reformulated majors, a required exploratory area for students to complete, and the addition of travel for all students in their sophomore year. More.
Sunday, November 18 2018
More than 1,000 bowls of all shapes, sizes and colors filled the dining room of Grey Towers Castle Nov. 12 during the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, hosted by Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center. Since the event’s inception, Arcadia has raised nearly $150,000 for regional, national and international organizations. More.
Saturday, November 17 2018
One of Muskingum University’s newest professors is the 2018 recipient of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association’s (OOTA) Passion Award.
Friday, November 16 2018
Carroll University has launched the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium, a membership-based organization aimed at helping organizations across various sectors engage with and manage big data. Spearheaded by Carroll’s School of Business, the consortium will leverage the university’s faculty and alumni to provide members with data analytics expertise, educational opportunities and annual events. More.
Thursday, November 15 2018
Blackburn College is pleased to announce Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen as the next President of Blackburn College. Dr. Murray-Jensen succeeds Dr. John Comerford, who served as Blackburn President from July 2013 – July 2018. Dr. Murray-Jensen is currently the Vice President of Enrollment and External Affairs and Executive Director of the KCC Foundation for Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls, Oregon. More.
Monday, November 12 2018
College of Idaho English Professor and 1983 alumna Diane Raptosh accepted the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts on Nov. 8 in Boise’s Capitol Rotunda, receiving an engraved silver medallion from Idaho Governor and fellow C of I alumnus C. L. “Butch” Otter. Raptosh was one of 11 honorees at the biannual event, which serves as a celebration of Idaho’s outstanding contributors to the art world. More.
Sunday, November 11 2018
Austin College President Steven P. O’Day announced a $125 million fundraising campaign, “POWER Austin College,” before a gathering of the College’s faithful at Homecoming & Family Weekend. He explained that the College has been in the “quiet phase” of the campaign and has reached 75 percent of the goal, following a record-setting fiscal year of fundraising that brought in $31 million. More.