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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.

Tuesday, February 27 2018

Call it effective advertising and marketing or the result of the expansion of programming, either way Mary Baldwin University is celebrating the new year with a record high increase of new applications. More.

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Monday, February 26 2018

The College of Idaho has appointed two highly successful business and non-profit leaders to the office of President to lead the state’s oldest private college into the future. Former President of TitleOne Corporation Doug Brigham and the former CEO of the Treasure Valley YMCA Jim Everett have been selected as the Presidents of The College of Idaho. More.

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Thursday, February 22 2018

It could be a life-or-death decision. What do you do when police pull you over? A Davidson College graduate tells us he was tired of getting profiled so he created an app that he says could save lives. More.

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Wednesday, February 21 2018

Rhodes College has released a new economic impact study revealing it contributes $316.6 million to the local economy every year. The analysis also found Rhodes graduates are among the highest paid in Tennessee. More.

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Tuesday, February 20 2018

Hunter Carpenter, a junior at UJ, won the award for Best Classical Acting Performer in the Semi-Final Round of the Irene Ryan Auditions competition at this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region 5. More.

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Sunday, February 18 2018

Campus Consortium, the largest global education association of schools, colleges and universities, has awarded Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) a $252,465 grant to implement a mobile app for students and faculty. More.

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Saturday, February 17 2018

Fifty-one years ago, students formed a human chain cutting across campus to move 70,000 books from the Strahorn Library to the new N.L. Terteling Library. On Feb. 15, 2018, over one hundred students, staff, faculty and alumni from the C of I formed yet another chain, this time delivering the final 1,000 books to the new Cruzen-Murray Library that opened on Jan. 31. More.

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Friday, February 16 2018

Stillman College alumnus Max Parker will be among the authors participating in the second annual Stillman Alumni Authors event, which is part of the 2018 homecoming celebration. More.

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Thursday, February 15 2018

Announcements of a change in food service and the location of a new Chick-Fil-A on campus, as well as a poll for a new logo, are the most recent publicly visible steps in the transition of Tusculum College to Tusculum University. Less publicly known are efforts to develop new academic programs and partnerships with international universities, all of which are part of the transition. More.

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Thursday, February 15 2018

The University of Pikeville is working alongside AppHarvest in its goal of making Eastern Kentucky the high-tech greenhouse capital of the U.S. The agricultural startup, founded by emerging entrepreneur and Kentucky native Jonathan Webb, will break ground on its first $60 million high-tech greenhouse in spring of 2018. More.

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Wednesday, February 14 2018

Carroll University received a five-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant in support of the Scholarships in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant project, Carroll University Pro-STEM Initiative: Promoting STEM Retention through Self-EfficacyMore.

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Thursday, February 08 2018

Each Maryville College student in the class faced the same challenge: Start with $1,000 and make it through a month. “There were people who were crashing and burning on day five,” said Kristie Lee, one of 14 students in the January-term course Action to Advocacy. More.

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Thursday, February 08 2018

Trinity University is a step closer to getting most of its campus designated a National Historic District. Trinity began seeking the historic designation last year in an effort to recognize the work of architect O’Neil Ford, who designed the majority of the red-brick buildings on campus. More.

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Thursday, February 08 2018

Hampden-Sydney College has announced the launch of a $50 million campaign focused on the school’s endowment. The campaign’s chief priorities are to develop Hampden-Sydney’s scholarship endowment to ensure that qualified students have access to the college regardless of family income and to provide funding distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. More.

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Sunday, February 04 2018

Westminster College congratulates its 18 U.S. Ski & Snowboard student-athletes who competed for Team USA at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. The athletes represented the United States in events like giant slalom, moguls skiing, snowboardcross and Nordic combined. More.

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Saturday, February 03 2018

The Centre College Board of Trustees learned at its annual winter meeting in Louisville that the Third Century Campaign — which kicked off in January 2015 to increase the endowment by at least $200 million — has reached a total of $198,863,116. That leaves $1,136,884 to raise with 11 months left in 2018. More.

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