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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.

Wednesday, January 30 2019

Professor Ben Chihak with Coe College says he's seen too many bicycle-versus-pedestrian crashes. So, he has built a simulator teaching people to look out for cyclists. A person puts on a virtual headset that lets them see a simulated world where bicycles are coming at them. One misstep and the person is hit over by a cyclist. More.
 

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Monday, January 28 2019

USA Triathlon just announced that King University in Bristol, Tennessee, has added women’s triathlon as a varsity sport. The NCAA Division II program is the second in the state of Tennessee, joining East Tennessee State University (DI) in Johnson City. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2019. King is the seventh school in USA Triathlon’s Mideast Region to add the sport at the varsity level. More. 

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Friday, January 25 2019

Sixty-six stu­dents from Hannam University in South Korea are in Dumaguete, Philippines to study Global Business and English at Silliman Uni­versity, according to the school’s Office of Information and Publications (OIP). Under the four-week Global Busi­ness Program, the students of Hannam’s Linton School of Global Business are being taught Philippine business and culture as well as Asian economics, Quiamco said. More.

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Thursday, January 24 2019

When Hastings College announced it would provide an opportunity for every sophomore to study abroad beginning this fall, officials said it would be a “transformational experience” that would help students become more curious about learning and change their life’s path. This month the college tested that theory when it sent 60 sophomores, two professors, its president and its director of international programs to Paris for 10 days as a pilot program for the initiative. More.

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Thursday, January 24 2019

Johnson C. Smith University is working to help address the problem of maternal deaths among black women. Each year in the United States, about 700 women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, the risk of pregnancy-related death for black women is three to four times higher than it is for white women. More

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Thursday, January 24 2019

When Warren Wilson College officials raised $6 million to build the first instructional building on their Swannanoa Valley campus in 18 years, they had some very specific goals for that structure. A couple of the most important aspects of the building design that boasts six classrooms and meeting spaces, 19 faculty offices and a large multiuse atrium, are flexibility and sustainability. More.

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Wednesday, January 23 2019

Bloomfield College has partnered with Teaneck Public Schools (TPS) to provide merit scholarships, and mentoring and academic support, to Teaneck’s exceptionally talented high school graduates. The official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was approved by the Teaneck Board on January 16. The scholarships, based on GPA and SAT score, range from $9,000 per year ($36,000/four years) to $16,000 per year ($64,000/four years). More.

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Tuesday, January 22 2019

Continuing MBU’s momentum to provide educational experiences and programs that best prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders, the university recently announced that it is moving from four academic colleges to five. The new College of Visual and Performing Arts will bring together undergraduate programs including theater, music, film, dance, studio art, art history, and arts management, along with the Shakespeare and Performance graduate program. More.

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Sunday, January 20 2019

A visit to Summit View Elementary School in Waukesha, brings back good memories for Carroll University's Ray Pierce. Pierce and his Carroll University basketball teammates are giving back, by reading with kids in the Sharp Literacy program. And like his leadership skills on the basketball court, Ray feels led to lead in the classroom. Raised by his big brother and grandfather, his mentors got him to where he is today. And now he's paying it back. More.

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Sunday, January 20 2019

Each spring, College of Idaho Professor Alan Minskoff takes the seniors who are about to graduate with a minor in journalism to dinner.  Now, Minskoff and wife Royanne formalized an even more meaningful way to support journalism students at The College of Idaho by signing an agreement to endow the Alan and Royanne Minskoff Scholarship, a multi-year commitment to fund $300,000 to journalism students at The College of Idaho.  More.

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Saturday, January 19 2019

Centre College held its Founders Day Celebration on Jan. 16, a full-day of on-campus events to kick-off its bicentennial year. Centre received its charter from the Kentucky legislature on Jan. 21, 1819. The College will celebrate its actual founding date with a day of service that will put volunteers to work at sites in the Danville community and around the country. More.

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Saturday, January 19 2019

Tulsa-area medical leaders, aware of the growing use of cannabis following legalization for medical purposes, hosted a series of researchers on Thursday for a conference at the University of Tulsa about marijuana research. The Laureate Institute of Brain Research in Tulsa sponsored the event and hosted roughly 500 guests at TU’s Lorton Performance Center, titled “Cannabis Conference: What We Have Learned Through Scientific Research.” More.

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Saturday, January 19 2019

Since 1981, Great Decisions has operated at Monmouth as a forum where the public and the academic community can freely meet in a congenial setting and discuss world affairs. Monmouth anthropology professor Megan Hinrichsen introduced this year’s opening topic, “Refugees and Global Migration” to kick off the 39th year of the Great Decisions series. More.

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Friday, January 18 2019

Whitworth University recently hosted the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a traveling exhibit that pulls from more than 7,000 items of African-American history. The mobile museum’s collection of items from the civil rights movement, music, sports and pop culture has visited more than 32 states as well as 300 schools, libraries, cultural events, conferences and religious institutions throughout the nation. More.

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Tuesday, January 15 2019

As Tusculum University works toward accreditation for its new Niswonger College of Optometry, the university expects to enroll its first optometry class in 2020 — the first step in a set of ambitious plans for the new college. One of those plans includes sending students and faculty to about 30 clinic sites throughout the region, including one on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus. More.

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