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.
Thursday, July 26 2018
Warren Wilson College was named one of the top 20 “Best Buy” colleges nationally in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019. Warren Wilson was one of only 10 private colleges to make the list. More.
Wednesday, July 25 2018
Rocky Mountain College Director of Aviation Dan Hargrove flew for former Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney and has also flown for President George W Bush. He now spends most of his days at the Aviation Building at Rocky Mountain College. More.
Monday, July 23 2018
Heavy hearts are continuing to mourn for the 17 lives lost in the Branson duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake. On Sunday afternoon, a memorial service was held at College of the Ozarks to comfort their spirits. More.
Sunday, July 22 2018
Students from universities across the nation may be spending summer break in San Antonio working for local startups, following the expansion of a Trinity University entrepreneurial internship program. More.
Saturday, July 21 2018
We have now been officially on the job co-presidents at The College of Idaho for more than three months and we can honestly say we are more optimistic about the future of the college today than we were the day we started. This shared leadership model extends to our entire team and speaks to the collaborative efforts we believe are necessary to accomplish anything of significance in today’s world. More.
Friday, July 13 2018
Buena Vista University and Western Iowa Tech are working together to enable students to work towards a four-year degree while attending classes, either in person or online at WIT. Students can choose from three different fields of study including criminal justice, human services and education. More.
Thursday, July 12 2018
Bloomfield College has been recognized in “Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility,” a new report by the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE, one of the most respected national centers on America’s educational institutions, has Bloomfield College as one of only five predominantly black institutions with a “high extended mobility rate.” More.
Tuesday, July 10 2018
A Galesburg, IL family will soon bring their passion for authentic Colombian coffee to Monmouth. Chad and Elsa Galyean plan to open a roastery for their business, Central Mountain Coffee, by August. In the future they’d like to team up with Monmouth College’s coffee roasting program and bring students in to help them gain hands-on experience for their classes. More.
Monday, July 09 2018
Johnson C. Smith University’s James B. Duke Memorial Library earned a $100,000 grant for “Making Space for Tech @ An HBCU.” It will fund the development of an academic Makerspace. Additionally, it will provide tools for students to hone design and technological manufacturing skills; a more desirable skillset in today’s workforce. More.
Sunday, July 08 2018
LeBron James is always on point on the court. And this laser focus carries over to his personal life. A College of Wooster professor has been following NBA star closely, not only as a fan but also as an academic. It is the off-court rhetoric — particularly when he moves from team to team — that has piqued Denise Bostdorff’s interest. More.
Saturday, July 07 2018
A Salt Lake couple recently donated a historic residence replete with antique furnishings to Westminster College for use as a presidential residence and entertaining space. The 8,019-square-foot French château in Gilmer Park was given to the college by Dale and Sheri Holt. The property, valued at $4.1 million, will be named the Westminster Holt Home. More.
Thursday, July 05 2018
Davis & Elkins College exceeded its 10-year Secure the Future campaign goal ringing in at $100,854,321 as of Saturday morning with additional gifts still being tabulated. President Chris A. Wood made the announcement during a Garden Party luncheon for donors at Halliehurst and at the amphitheatre stage prior to the Fourth of July celebration. More.