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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.

Friday, March 30 2018

The idea of expanding the learning experience of their students by partnering with sister institutions has garnered for three nationally ranked liberal arts colleges an $850,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York. Recipients include Centre College in Kentucky, and Rhodes College in Tennessee. More.

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Thursday, March 29 2018

A 21st-century pill bottle, cold-brew coffee, supply company, augmented-reality app, and a chess education concept designed and operated by Trinity undergraduates were the recipients of the latest round of seed funding from the Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition. More.

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Thursday, March 29 2018

Last year, the College of Idaho raised over $125,000 in 24 hours thanks to the generous donations and pledges of the C of I community, alumni and local organizations. The first Giving Day event far exceeded the College’s initial goals — and this year, the College hopes to exceed them once again. More.

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Monday, March 26 2018

King University in Bristol will be the first school in Tennessee to offer e-sports as a varsity program. E-sports will become the 26th varsity sport for the 151-year-old institution, and the university will join more than 70 institutions nationwide that offer scholarships for student-athletes to compete at the intercollegiate level. More.

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Saturday, March 24 2018

With nine months left until its official conclusion, Centre College’s Third Century Campaign has surpassed its $200 million goal. Announced publicly in 2015, the campaign will prepare the College for a third century of service and will conclude in January 2019 during Centre’s bicentennial. More.

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Saturday, March 24 2018

Whitworth University has broken ground on a $2.8 million expansion and renovation of its Seeley G. Mudd Chapel, a project that school officials say will lead to greater “synergy” between its campus ministry and theology department. More.

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Friday, March 23 2018

Austin College celebrated the inauguration of new college President Steven O’Day on Friday, March 23rd. The ceremony welcomed students, staff and community members to campus for the investiture and installation, including an academic procession with bagpipers. More.

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Thursday, March 22 2018

Westminster College is adding a $3.5 million athletic stadium to its campus in Fulton, Missouri. Phase I of the project will include a new turf, a scoreboard and lights on the field. Phase II of the project will include construction of the bleachers, press box, concessions and restrooms. More.

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Tuesday, March 20 2018

Westminster College’s Board of Trustees has selected Bethami (Beth) Dobkin, PhD, as Westminster’s 19th president—and the second woman to lead the college. She has a distinguished history in higher education as a faculty member and academic leader. More.

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Sunday, March 18 2018

After seeing passage last year of their bill allowing American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill foreign language requirements for high school graduation in Tennessee, Maryville College seniors Josh Anderson ’18 and Molly Ridgeway ’18 set out to make sure the state’s institutions of higher education would accept ASL as a foreign language credit for the purposes of admission to their undergraduate degree programs. More.

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Thursday, March 15 2018

The Princeton Review released its ninth annual ranking lists naming the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study—and launch a career in—game design. Bloomfield College captured the #2 spot in New Jersey and the #44 spot overall on the undergraduate schools list. More.

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Monday, March 12 2018

Jay Hurt '88 hopes to fuel the power of entrepreneurial ideas and creative thinking through a $5 million commitment to create The Hurt Hub@Davidson, a 23,000-square-foot renovated cotton mill that houses as many local entrepreneurs and innovative companies as it does students and faculty. More.

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