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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.

Thursday, April 26 2018

Whitworth University has been ranked No. 4 on the College Consensus 2018 list of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation. College Consensus is a unique, new college ratings website that combines the latest results from the most respected college rankings lists like U.S. News & World Report and Forbes with thousands of student reviews found on websites like Cappex and Niche. More

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Wednesday, April 25 2018

Eight months after Otterbein President Kathy Krendl announced her impending retirement, John Comerford was introduced as the university’s 21st president on April 24. Comerford is the president of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, and will begin his tenure July 1 when Krendl’s retirement begins. More.

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Tuesday, April 24 2018

Eckerd College remained the nation’s top producer of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholars this year with six students from the Class of 2020 joining the ranks as award recipients. The College has now produced 80 Hollings winners since the award was established in 2005. More.

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Sunday, April 22 2018

The university announced on Thursday that Bertie Murphy Deming Smith, a 1946 graduate of Mary Baldwin and a well-known philanthropist in the arts and educational fields, has made a $25 million “legacy gift,” to MBU. The donation is by far the largest in Mary Baldwin’s 176-year history, easily beating out the $15 million gift in 2011 also given by Murphy Deming Smith. More.

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Sunday, April 22 2018

Applications to Warren Wilson College from North Carolina residents have increased significantly this year, especially from the western part of the state. Warren Wilson’s new North Carolina Free Tuition Plan, which guarantees a tuition-free college education to every incoming North Carolina undergraduate student who is eligible for federal or state need-based aid, has piqued local interest. More.

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Saturday, April 21 2018

About four months before William Wheeler arrived as a freshman at the University of Pikeville and relaunched the university’s Black Student Union, a group of about 125 white nationalists marched through the streets just blocks away. The rally contributed to what Wheeler said is a largely unfounded stereotype of Eastern Kentucky as a hotbed of racism in America. More.

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Saturday, April 21 2018

One year after the day raised nearly $170,000 for Monmouth College in its debut year, the 18-hour, 53-minute Scots Day of Giving surged past that mark, also going past its 2018 goal of $185,300. By the end of the day, 667 alumni and friends had joined to give $217,082 to Monmouth. More.

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Friday, April 20 2018

Two University of Dubuque students and a flight instructor will participate in the 42nd Air Race Classic (ARC), an annual all-women cross-country airplane race, from Tuesday, June 19, to Friday, June 22. It’s the first time UD has had a team participate in the preeminent air race. More.

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Friday, April 20 2018

College of the Ozarks dedicated a Korean War Memorial on its campus earleri this month. The purpose of The Korean War Memorial will honor all 36,574 Americans who gave their lives, pay homage to all Korean War Veterans who served their country, and ensure that students learn about the sacrifice of so many who served in this historic conflict. More

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Thursday, April 19 2018

Future nurses can earn two degrees in four years under a partnership that begins this fall between Maryville College and Tennessee Wesleyan University. Students will begin with two years at Maryville College and complete their education at the TWU site in Knoxville, with the option to continue living on the Maryville campus. More.

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Friday, April 13 2018

Alma college is launching an ambitious three-year, $21 million campus modernization plan that will result in the remodeling of five residence halls. By fall 2020, more than 80 percent of Alma’s student housing will be upgraded with enhancements that are important to today’s college students. More.

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Tuesday, April 03 2018

Pamela Davies, president of Queens University of Charlotte, has been named the 2017 Charlotte Woman of the Year. She has been president at the university since 2002. During that time, enrollment has doubled and more than $125 million has been invested in campus infrastructure. More.


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