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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.

Thursday, October 31 2019

Ambitious thespians can take their Theatre education from white sand beaches to the Great White Way because of a new partnership between St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College and Circle in the Square Theatre School—the only conservatory program housed in a Broadway theater. Students can apply to be admitted to the 2+2 BFA Program and spend two years getting a liberal arts education at Eckerd and two years receiving conservatory training at Circle in the Square. More.

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Tuesday, October 29 2019

Wilson College has announced the appointment of Dr. Wesley R. Fugate as the 20th president in the 150-year history of the college.
Fugate, who will officially assume the Wilson presidency in January 2020, currently serves as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. More.

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Monday, October 28 2019

Muskingum University has secured $30 million dollars to build a 100,000-square-foot health and wellness complex in the heart of the campus. The multi-level facility will accommodate covered stadium seating, clinical and diagnostic areas, a fitness and performance enhancement center, a 200-meter regulation track fully equipped for indoor track and field events, a hospitality area and classroom space during the week. More.

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Thursday, October 24 2019

When an enrollment boost this fall brought an additional 57 students to the College of Idaho, Jen Nelson, director of residence life, said the college had to double-up, or even triple-up, on some of the rooms to provide enough beds. As a way to meet the growing need, C of I started a partnership with indieDwell, a Caldwell-based company that makes affordable housing units out of shipping containers. More.

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Sunday, October 20 2019

An Eckerd College professor and her students helped Dr.Jason Cavatorta, founder of EarthWork Seeds, identify which hybrid cantaloupes were most likely to fend off diseases. The hope was that all the small failures would lead to a new cantaloupe with large yields and great taste. Cavatorta held the payoff in his hand, the juice dripping onto the soil below. A new variety called Triton was growing all around him. More.

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Friday, October 18 2019

Austin College and Texas Tech University have solidified agreements that will allow Austin College students to “fast track” a master’s degree in Mass Communications from Texas Tech, with Tech faculty conducting graduate courses on Austin College campus. Thus, when the student graduates from Austin College, he or she will have completed some of the coursework required for a graduate degree at Texas Tech. More.

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Monday, October 14 2019

Arianah Bell ’21 spent her summer as an intern with Winning Strategies Washington in Washington DC. A TRIO SSS student with a passion for politics, Bell is part of “America Needs You,” an organization committed to fighting for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income college students by providing intensive career development, mentorship, and more. More.

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Sunday, October 13 2019

Approximately 70% of Generation Z has the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ or dream of owning their own business. So a new partnership between Coe and the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) has led to an on-campus Entrepreneur-in-Residence position. NewBoCo Chief Relationship Officer David Tominsky, Coe Class of 1998, will lead the entrepreneurial way for Kohawks. More.

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Sunday, October 13 2019

The College of Wooster is partnering with nonprofit OneEighty to provide students and employees with 24-hour access to sexual violence and harassment services, along with training and prevention programming. The college and Wooster-based agency have collaborated for more than a decade on programs to prevent sexual violence on campus, but have now entered a formal agreement. More.

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Saturday, October 12 2019

Liberal-arts colleges have long told students that they can major in whatever they want and still go on to a solid, and even lucrative, profession. After all, plenty of English majors become lawyers and doctors. But that hasn’t been as true for digital tech fields like coding, says Kristen Eshleman, director of digital innovation initiatives at Davidson College. More.

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Thursday, October 10 2019

Before the start of the 2019 spring semester, music composition professor Brian Bondari made a mysterious disappearance. Stepping away from his popular electronic music classes and normal faculty duties for a semester of academic leave, Bondari made a sudden re-emergence in June, holding an original creation: a new symphony, simply titled, “Trinity.” More.

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Thursday, October 10 2019

Three different rankings recently named Warren Wilson College one of the nation’s top 10 colleges for service. The Swannanoa college was ranked No. 9 for service learning by U.S. News & World Report, No. 7 for community service by Washington Monthly and No. 6 for most engaged in community service by the Princeton Review. More.

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Wednesday, October 09 2019

When Ajay Nair, who’s Indian American, became president of Arcadia University last year, he was the only person of color in the executive cabinet. Now, less than a year and a half later, 40 percent of his team are people of color, and 60 percent are women. His governing board’s racial diversity has jumped by nearly 20 percent. More.

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Tuesday, October 08 2019

Three Tusculum University leaders, who are making their mark on education at early stages in their academic careers, have earned a special distinction. Ms. Heather Keene, associate vice president of the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Ronda Gentry, executive director of student persistence and engagement; and Dr. Jacob Fait, dean of the College of Business; were honored as 40 Under Forty award recipients. More.

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Saturday, October 05 2019

About double in size of the former flight center, the state-of-the-art, 12,700-square-foot Ed Babka Aviation Learning Center helps alleviate space constraints in UD’s growing aviation program. The facility houses a dispatch desk, three classrooms, multiple offices including an area for flight instructors, four flight simulators, flight review rooms, an unmanned aircraft system lab, a visitor lounge, and conference spaces. More.

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Thursday, October 03 2019

Belhaven University will be the first and only university in America offering free tuition in the fifth year for students pursuing a double major. This promise is for full-time freshmen that declare a double major and remain continuously enrolled for four years. According to the National Survey of College Graduates, pairing a business degree and a STEM major is the most lucrative combination for students. More.

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