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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.

Sunday, November 24 2019

Rockwood at Whitworth has broken ground on a $69 million senior-living redevelopment project that will bring hundreds of apartments, amenities and services to north Spokane. The development is a result of a partnership between Rockwood Retirement Communities and Whitworth University that will provide senior residents with intergenerational learning opportunities, discounted classes and access to athletic and performing arts events. Whitworth students will be able to obtain employment and internship opportunities through the partnership. More.

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Friday, November 22 2019

Belhaven University is home to the oldest singing Christmas tree tradition in the United States. For the past 87 years, thousands of students and alumni have been part of this special Christmas tradition. The two free performances of the 87th Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belhaven Bowl Stadium. More.

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Friday, November 22 2019

Demolition and construction was already well underway Tuesday at Olin Hall on Centre College’s campus, but that didn’t stop officials from holding a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for the transformative capital project. The expansion will be named the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Science and Mathematics in acknowledgment of a $3 million grant from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation in Cincinnati. More.

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Thursday, November 21 2019

Monmouth College officials have taken another step to make the College more affordable for its students. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, textbooks will be included as part of the College’s tuition. The Monmouth textbook program will reduce students’ overall annual cost of textbooks because the College will be able to negotiate and lock in more competitive prices with its supplier, Follett Higher Education Group. More.

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Thursday, November 21 2019

Duane and Lori Stueckle are well known in the Boise valley for their support of higher education. The couple has added to that legacy with the establishment of the Stueckle Scholarship at The College of Idaho, a $150,000 gift to fund scholarships for three students for three years, as well as research. More.

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Tuesday, November 19 2019

A College of Wooster senior from India isn’t especially fond of American food, but she is attracted to the relaxed atmosphere of the Wooster campus. Most importantly, Gargi Mishra, an international student from Mumbai, appreciates the educational opportunities the College offers.  More.

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Monday, November 18 2019

Macalester College is removing its founder’s name from two campus buildings in response to recent campus outcry over his “racist and dehumanizing” writings toward indigenous people, the school announced Monday. The Rev. Edward Duffield Neill was a Presbyterian pastor and historian who became Minnesota’s first superintendent of public instruction and the University of Minnesota’s first chancellor before founding Macalester in 1874. More.

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Monday, November 18 2019

The Eckerd College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 9 to elect Damian J. Fernandez, Ph.D., as the fifth president of the national liberal arts institution. Fernandez, 62, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in Puerto Rico, joins the Eckerd community with more than 30 years of higher education experience in the classroom and administration. He will assume office on July 1, 2020. More

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Saturday, November 16 2019

Westminster College students chose Elizabeth Warren, senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, as their Democratic nominee for U.S. president during the college’s 2019 Democratic Mock Convention. More than 250 students cheered, waved flags, sported buttons and dressed in symbolic costumes Wednesday at the event that only happens on campus every four years, preceding a U.S. presidential election year. More.

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Saturday, November 16 2019

Next semester, students at Lyon College will have a new course to choose from their class registry. It's like science -- requires a bit of math and takes a whole lot of work. It's a fermentation science course. Come spring 2020, students will get the opportunity to learn how to brew beer. More.

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Friday, November 15 2019

A faculty-wide vote of confidence at the University of Tulsa on Wednesday turned out more than three-to-one against top administrators.
The vote was 157–44 against President Gerry Clancy and 161–44 against Provost Janet Levit. The nonbinding vote came as university trustees move ahead with a sweeping reorganization plan known as True Commitment despite faculty protests they were not appropriately involved in the process. More.

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Tuesday, November 12 2019

Tusculum University introduced a new program that is committed to helping students achieve their career ambitions by providing access to high-quality education at an affordable price. The university created the Pioneer 100 award to assist students who meet certain financial and academic criteria. The program will provide free tuition to any student who is fully eligible for the Pell grant and HOPE scholarship. More.

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Monday, November 04 2019

Bloomfield College celebrated its third annual First Generation College Day on November 5. The national observance of this day is November 8. The day was launched in 2017 by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success.  More.

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Friday, November 01 2019

Construction has begun on the $6.6 million renovation project to Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. 
Funded by D&E Trustee Emerita June Myles, the project calls for a more than 6,000-square-foot glass enclosed addition which will nearly double the size of The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum, a two-story stone and brick rotunda main entrance, and the installation of an elevator, additional restrooms and a warming kitchen. More

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