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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, August 28 2018

At the start of this century, the rate of twins born in the United States was on a rapid rise. Monmouth College can vouch for that increase, and then some. Among its 280 new students, the College welcomed seven sets of twins – or, to be more accurate, six sets of twins, and two sisters from a set of triplets. More.

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Tuesday, August 28 2018

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra (DCSO) has been awarded the 2018 American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college orchestra division. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit competitions designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. More.

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Tuesday, August 28 2018

For the second year, Davis & Elkins College hosted a 'Rise Against Hunger' meal packaging event. More than 400 students and community members worked at various stations to package 20,000 meals for shipment to communities in need. More.

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Monday, August 27 2018

College of the Ozarks will host Amy Grant, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, as the speaker for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Through the evening, Grant will share her testimony and classic songs from her four-decade career. More.

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Sunday, August 26 2018

For Maryville College students, finding classmates with common interests is easier than ever this year, as three residence halls feature “themed living” for the first time.For example,tThe trademarked “Fit. Green. Happy.” program that can be found across campus also now has a home in Gibson Hall, where about 100 students have chosen to live with others interested in wellness and environmental sustainability. More.

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Friday, August 24 2018

Johnson C. Smith University has received $325,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to expand the school’s campus gardens so it can produce food to sell at local markets year-round. JCSU’s Sustainability Village currently has one greenhouse, a facility for tilapia and a hydroponics garden. The new funding will pay for two additional greenhouses and an aquaponics facility. More

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Friday, August 24 2018

Rocky Mountain College recently celebrated the opening of the new Dr. Charles Morledge Science Building ahead of the college's 140th anniversary celebration next month.The multi-story building will support a variety of scientific fields including biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. More.

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Thursday, August 23 2018

Haley Goranson Jacob had planned to study medicine, but some Bible classes at Crown College set her on an academic path that ultimately resulted her being named one of the top new female theologians by Christianity Today magazine. Jacob, an assistant professor at Whitworth University, is featured in the June article “10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing.”  More.

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Wednesday, August 22 2018

For two years, Trinity University associate professor of geosciences Ben Surpless has been bringing students to southern Utah to study the Sevier fault system. This past trip, he tried something new: He and his students mapped the rock outcroppings with drones. More.

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Tuesday, August 21 2018

University of the Ozarks has launched a campus-wide digital learning initiative that will support and enhance teaching and learning by providing every student and faculty member with an Apple iPad. As part of the initiative, the University has collaborated with Apple to distribute nearly 1,000 Apple iPad devices, Apple pencils and smart keyboards to its students and faculty. More.

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Saturday, August 18 2018

Faculty, students, and alumni from Belhaven’s Creative Writing Department are earning awards, opportunities, and staying active in the creative writing community. The University of the South recently invited Dr. Randy Smith, chair of creative writing at Belhaven, to its prestigious Sewanee Writers Conference. Only a handful of America’s top writers and faculty receive invitations to this premier event. More.

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Tuesday, August 14 2018

The 11th Sport Festival for Vietnamese Students in Korea (SFVSAK11-2018) took place at Hannam University in the Republic of Korea on August 11-12. The event attracted 800 Vietnamese students studying in universities across the RoK, who competed in football, table tennis, badminton, tug of war, and chess and a sport beauty queen contest. More.

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Saturday, August 11 2018

For nearly 90 years, the two marble markers stood on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, passed largely unnoticed each day by students, faculty and staff. But after a series of events that began a year ago in Charlottesville, Va., when a counter-protester was killed at a white nationalists’ rally, those two markers and their fate have sparked a discussion at Agnes Scott. More.

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Saturday, August 11 2018

Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri is pleased to announce it has received a $3.88 million bequest from Californian and former trustee, the late Ronald J. Kostich, ’63 from Upland, CA. These funds will be added to the college’s endowment for scholarships, the National Churchill Museum and the Sigma Chi fraternity. More.

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Thursday, August 02 2018

Three out of ten new classroom teachers in Arkansas are leaving the profession within five years, a disturbing trend that the University of the Ozarks’ Pat Walker Teacher Education Program is working to help change. More.

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