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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, December 24 2019

The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) recently installed virtual reality biomicroscope (slit lamp) simulators in its virtual reality lab. KYCO is the first school in the country to have this state-of-the-art technology from VRmagic (Mannheim, Germany) which will allow students to train, examine and diagnose diseases on simulated-patient eyes. More.

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Tuesday, December 24 2019

Illinois College has finalize expanded agreements between the college and the University of Cuenca Ecuador, laying the groundwork for greater collaboration and student and faculty exchanges. The agreements build on a 2013 document that provided for the two institutions to collaborate on orchid research and conservation. More.

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Sunday, December 22 2019

Officials at Centre College are auctioning off blown glass bottles in the shape of the iconic Maker's Mark bottle to honor the memory of a beloved professor, Steve Powell. Powell taught Centre's next generation of glass blowing students, but for some of those in his class, he was more than just a teacher. Powell was a mentor and a friend. More.

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Sunday, December 22 2019

The Appalachian College Association (ACA), a nonprofit consortium of private liberal arts colleges in Central Appalachia, has selected King University as its new headquarters.The ACA is made up of 35 institutions throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia and offers fellowship opportunities, resources connecting faculty , scholarships and tuition discount programs. More.

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Saturday, December 21 2019

Bloomfield College has announced that seven students from the College’s WBCR internet radio station have been nominated for two national radio awards by the Interscholastic Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. The students’ radio station work was recognized in the “Best Celebrity/Artist Interview” and “Best Special Show” categories. More.

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Friday, December 20 2019

USA Triathlon today announced that Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, is the 33rd school in the nation, and the 14th at the NCAA Division III level, to add women’s triathlon to its varsity sport offerings. The inaugural team will begin competing in the fall of 2020. The school is the third in Virginia to offer women’s triathlon at the varsity level, joining Hampton University and Eastern Mennonite University. More

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Thursday, December 19 2019

The Lees-McRae New Opportunity School for Women received a $17,500 People in Need grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for summer 2020 programming. The Asheville-based foundation, which marked 40 years of service in the High Country in 2018, is a nonprofit organization that serves the 18 counties of Western North Carolina. More.

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Wednesday, December 18 2019

Illinois College has announced that a newly renovated auditorium will officially be named the Del ’72 and Lisa Dunham Auditorium in honor of a lead gift made by the family to the College. The space meets a wide range of campus needs, serving as a large-scale active-learning classroom and dynamic gathering place for campus and community events. More.

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Sunday, December 15 2019

St. Andrews President Paul Baldasare has announced that he plans to retire at the end of this academic year.  Baldasare is the first alumnus and the longest-serving President of St. Andrews.  He began his tenure as President in December 2006, prior to which time he served for nine years as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  He graduated from St. Andrews in 1977 and received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School in 1981. More.

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Friday, December 13 2019

Whether you care for its taste or not, fruitcake still makes its presence known each holiday season upon store shelves and inside display cases. Yet, the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri has turned this wintertime treat into a year-round product that’s made by its student body. More.

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Thursday, December 12 2019

Agnes Scott College has received a $2.7 million grant from The Goizueta Foundation to support programs directed toward postgraduate success. Among the new resources Agnes Scott intends to offer are digital skills boot camps via the college’s Center for Digital and Visual Literacy, increased access to career coaching and on-demand career assistance, guaranteed applied or experiential learning for students across all disciplines, nationally recognized speakers and other events. More.

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