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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, February 20 2019

A $5.5 million gift from the estate of a Carroll University alumnus will be used by the college to establish two new scholarships, support an existing scholarship and create an endowed faculty position, the school announced Tuesday, Feb. 19. The donation, from 1963 Carroll graduate Bill Yersin, is the largest single gift in the school's history. More.

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Wednesday, February 20 2019

Illinois College has been awarded a $646,028 Access to Early Research Opportunities in STEM (AERO-STEM) grant by the National Science Foundation to provide support for 16 academically-talented, low-income students earning degrees in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Incoming students across two cohorts will be selected for the program and provided with annual scholarships based on the cost of attendance, typical sources of financial aid and each student’s remaining financial needs. More.

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Monday, February 18 2019

Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author and Macalester College writer-in-residence, was all wit and charm Wednesday evening as he chatted with Minnesota Public Radio host Kerri Miller in front of a live audience at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre.The breezy Jamaican genius has reasons to smile, if not be downright giddy. News came yesterday that “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” the opening volume of James' Dark Star trilogy, debuted at number 4 on the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. More.



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Monday, February 18 2019

A spot at the final table of the National Horseplayers Championship — think the World Series of Poker but for betting on horses — hung in the balance. So in that moment, Marshall Gramm, a Rhodes College economics professor, decided to bet on a horse 1,700 miles away named Homefieldadvantage. And then that horse won the race, cementing Gramm as one of the world’s 10 best horse racing handicappers this year. More.

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Sunday, February 17 2019

Veteran educator Mark Willhardt was named Monmouth College dean and vice president for academic affairs. Willhardt, who has been an English professor at the college since 2000 and has served as interim dean since June, played an essential part in the development and implementation of Monmouth’s new majors in data science, engineering and neuroscience, and the Center for Social and Civic Change was launched while he was interim dean. More.

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Saturday, February 16 2019

A 22-1 record at Birthright Alumni Hall, 50 wins and still counting, and one conference championship are just some of the accolades for the Stillman College basketball team's senior class. The No. 5 ranking the Tigers received this week in the NAIA Division I Coaches’ top 25 is the highest ranking any Tiger team has received. More.

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Friday, February 15 2019

Headlining guest clinicians for the Hastings College Jazz Festival include two members of the original The Blues Brothers Band and other outstanding performers who travel across the country and around the world. The festival is scheduled for April 1 and 2 on campus, with the festival concert set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, in Lynn Farrell Arena. More.

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Friday, February 15 2019

After nearly 18 years, Donald R. Eastman III, the president credited with transforming St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College, has announced his retirement. The news came during a campuswide meeting earlier this month. His last day will be June 30, 2020. But the search for his replacement is already in the works. More.

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Friday, February 15 2019

The Arkansas State University Department of Military Science and Leadership is declaring Lyon College as an affiliate unit of the ASU Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Beginning in the fall of 2019, Lyon students will be able to take ROTC classes led by the ASU ROTC Cadre for Lyon College. More.

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Thursday, February 14 2019

Bloomfield College has announced that Dr. Marcheta P. Evans will become the College’s 17th president beginning on June 1, 2019. She will succeed Richard A. Levao. Dr. Evans is both the first woman and African American to lead the College in its 150-year history. She was unanimously selected by the College’s Board of Trustees after a nationwide search by Academic Search, an executive search firm dedicated to serving higher education institutions. More.

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Saturday, February 09 2019

Daniel G. Lugo, J.D., a distinguished higher education professional and inspirational leader known for innovative resource development at some of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts institutions, has been named the 21st president of Queens University of Charlotte. Lugo will succeed Pamela Davies, Ph.D., who announced in April her plan to retire after 17 years as president. During her tenure, Queens has had record increases in enrollment and a fourfold growth in its endowment, among her many accomplishments. More.

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