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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, May 29 2018

The Blackburn College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Jennifer Braaten to serve as interim President of Blackburn College effective July 1. Braaten will serve in that role while Blackburn conducts a nationwide search for a new permanent president. Hazel Loucks, chair of the Blackburn Board of Trustees, noted that Dr. Braaten brings strong experience to Blackburn as a former college president, most recently at Ferrum College, in Ferrum, Virginia.  More.

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Thursday, May 24 2018

A memorial service at College of the Ozarks Friday honored U.S. Army veterans who served in what is considered the first major conflict of the Vietnam War. Members of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, which was under the command of the late Lt. Col. Hal Moore, along with friends and family, gathered at the college to memorialize the Battle of Ia Drang and those who have died. More

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Monday, May 21 2018

Wheeling up on roller blades, a senior speaker took the stage Saturday as part of a new tradition during the Hastings College graduation ceremony at Lynn Farrell Arena. President Travis Feezell said the youth of the speakers was the start of a tradition he hopes to begin at Hastings College. More.

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Sunday, May 20 2018

Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman founded Quick Sip Cold Brew Coffee around the idea of specialty cold brew coffee during his freshman year at Trinity University. Hurrell-Zitelman and his partner recently entered Quick Sip in the first round of the Louis H. Stromberg Venture Plan competition at Trinity and received one of the five $5000 seed money investments from the school. More.


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Sunday, May 20 2018

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” actor Woody Harrelson revealed to the host that he had attended Hanover College at the same time as Vice President Michael Pence. While this was a very interesting tidbit, Harrelson further revealed that he attended the Presbyterian college to study theology, something that the actor had not previously spoken about. More.

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Saturday, May 19 2018

Kim Trevathan, a Maryville College professor and writer, has been canoeing up the Tennessee River for the past 58 days. His trip ended at the Holston River Park after a 652-mile journey from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville. Trevathan recreated the journey he took in 1998 that is detailed in his book, Paddling The Tennessee River: A Voyage On Easy Water. More.

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Thursday, May 17 2018

Since 2006, The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council has done its part to improve the Treasure Valley community via grant funding and investment earnings from the Seagraves Family Foundation. This year’s council has continued the 12-year tradition of giving, distributing $13,000 in funding to 13 local charitable organizations this month. More.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Mindy Walls, West Virginia University’s Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will be joining Waynesburg University as the W. Robert Stover Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the fall. The position was endowed through a recent $2 million gift from the Stover Foundation and served as the lead gift in the University’s O.A.K.S. (Opportunity And Knowledge Strengthened) Campaign. More.

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Twelve Belhaven University dance majors traveled to the nation’s capital earlier this month for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Among hundreds of compositions from the nation’s top collegiate dance programs, Belhaven is the only Mississippi university and Christian college that performed at the 2018 National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C. More.

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Tuesday, May 15 2018

The University of Jamestown has appointed Dr. Robert Badal President Emeritus and dedicated a campus building in his honor. The Board of Trustees, the President’s Cabinet, and representatives from the faculty and staff attended the dedication, which renamed the Nafus Center the Badal Nafus Center. The Badal Nafus Center houses Knight Hall cafeteria, and the student and alumni centers. More.

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Thursday, May 10 2018

University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb recently announced the appointment of Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, as dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) effective July 1, 2018. Bacigalupi has 13 years of experience in optometric education and previously served as the assistant dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)-College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. More.

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Tuesday, May 08 2018

Dr. Pamela Davies has announced her plan to step down as the 20th president of Queens University of Charlotte at the conclusion of the 2018/19 academic year. She will remain in her position until June 30, 2019, or until her successor is in place. Davies has been president since July 2002, More.

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