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.
Sunday, June 24 2018
Officials from Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) announced on Thursday, June 21 the entering of an agreement that will have a significant impact on the health, well-being and economic development of Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. More.
Rhodes' Inaugural Urban Education Summer Institute Offers New Lenses to View Education, Democracy, and Social Justice
Saturday, June 23 2018
June 22, 2018
“Why are we here? Why are we learning this?’’ These are questions educators should be asking students every day, said Dr. Kevin Kumashiro to a packed room in Rhodes College’s Briggs Hall. Kumashiro is a nationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and serves as the scholar-in-residence for the Educational Studies program’s inaugural Urban Education Summer Institute. More.
Friday, June 22 2018
https://www.lanereport.com/102530/2018/06/centre-to-offer-social-justice-minor-beginning-fall-2018/Starting in the fall of 2018, Centre College will offer a new interdisciplinary minor in social justice, which was approved earlier this year by the College’s Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards. “The social justice minor stemmed from Centre’s relationship with the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s (SHECP) internship program,” said Mindy Wilson, assistant director of the Center for Career & Professional Development. More.
Thursday, June 21 2018
A total of 256 student artists, representing 101 high schools in 51 counties, are on Centre College’s campus for the 2018 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). In its 31st year, and its fifth year at Centre, GSA is a statewide education program, managed by the Kentucky Center, that brings talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the state for an annual intensive summer arts residency program. More.
Thursday, June 21 2018
Brooklyn Schumm was eager to hear what Michelle Rick, Gratiot County Circuit Court judge and advocate of preventing human trafficking, had to say on the subject. Schumm and five other students took part in a week-long, non-credit course at Alma College and used experiences such as meeting with Rick and other community leaders, and volunteering at food pantries, among other things, to learn about community organizations and service. More.
Wednesday, June 20 2018
A $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), through their Inclusive Excellence initiative, will allow Davidson College increased capacity to cultivate and sustain environments in which all students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can thrive. Davidson is one of 33 institutions to receive the competitive grant. More.
Saturday, June 16 2018
Once again, The College of Idaho has been honored on the national stage with its upcoming inclusion in the 2018-2019 edition of “Colleges of Distinction,” a national guide for colleges recognized for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. More.
Friday, June 15 2018
More than 600 students from across South Carolina will spend a week at Presbyterian College for the 72nd annual session of Palmetto Girls State. This marks the ninth consecutive year PC has hosted the American Legion Auxiliary program. The one-week leadership and citizenship training program brings top rising high school seniors to the College’s campus. More.
Friday, June 15 2018
Two young women have been selected for the first yearlong internships with Hands and Feet, an initiative to strengthen mission efforts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by encouraging partnerships and mission involvement with cities hosting the biennial meeting of the General Assembly. Melva N. Lowry, a May 2018 graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and Olivia Holland Thomas, a May 2018 graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, will serve from September 12, 2018, to August 15, 2019. More.
Thursday, June 14 2018
Before she came to Monmouth College as a faculty member, assistant professor of history Michelle Damian lived in Japan for nine years. Recently, she spearheaded the move to develop an Asian studies minor at Monmouth College. The minor was approved in March, and in May, 11 Monmouth College students embarked on a nine-day journey to two of Japan’s oldest capital cities, Nara and Kyoto. More.
Sunday, June 10 2018
Sarah Carter got to Guatemala just one week before the deadly volcano eruption. She lives with a host family about 10 miles from the Fuego volcano disaster area. The eruption killed at least 109 people and nearly 200 are believed to be missing. She said like many, she did not realize what was happening when the volcano first erupted. More.
Sunday, June 10 2018
The dream of a new athletic stadium for Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri took the first step June 7 as college and local officials gathered with approximately 100 supporters on Priest Field to break ground for the new facility. The new stadium, which will include turf, scoreboard, lights, bleachers, press box, concessions, restrooms, and other enhancements, was made possible by a generous $4 million gift by Westminster alumnus Kent Mueller ’62 ΣΑΕ and his wife Judy. More.
Saturday, June 09 2018
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Davidson was one of only three private nonprofit institutions with a graduation rate above 90 percent for the class of 2014, the latest year for which data is available. Davidson was second behind Pomona College while Georgetown University placed third. More.
Friday, June 08 2018
Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. hit the ground running in his first days as 16th president of Lees-McRae. He will be involved in events across campus during the busy months of summer. King was elected to the role of president by the Board of Trustees on January 19, 2018. Since then, he has met with various campus community groups including students, faculty and staff, to aid in a smooth transition before taking office. More.