In The News
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.
Friday, March 29 2019
Davis & Elkins College has announced plans for a major renovation to their Myles Center for the Arts. The approximate $5 million project calls for expansion of the building and enhancement to the outdoor gathering area, both of which will better serve the campus and local community. Funded by Trustee June Myles, the project is one in a series of upgrades to the facility in the past seven years. More.
Wednesday, March 27 2019
International professional nursing organization, Faith Community Nurses International can now be found on the campus of Lees-McRae College. In a recent partnership between FCNI and the Lees-McRae May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the two have come together to provide FCNI with an academic partnership and home site. More.
Wednesday, March 27 2019
The cost of college textbooks can be a little scary and unpredictable from semester to semester. But not anymore at Hastings College: When fall classes begin in August, Hastings College will provide all required textbooks at no additional cost. More.
Tuesday, March 26 2019
Agnes Scott College is hosting the 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Southeast Conference. The CCL conference will include voices and concerns from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia about climate change. More.
Saturday, March 23 2019
Swift work continues as construction crews prepare multiple spaces within the Meen Center to serve as the home of the Niswonger College of Optometry at Tusculum University. Since the completion of the fall semester, crews have been extremely busy converting 50,000 square feet for this innovative new program, which has been created to address the prevalence of ocular disease in Central Appalachia. More.
Friday, March 22 2019
USA Triathlon today announced Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as the first school in the state to offer women’s triathlon as a varsity sport. Coe is the 29th school nationwide, and the 11th at the NCAA Division III level, to add women’s triathlon to its varsity offerings. The addition of women’s triathlon to Coe College’s varsity sport offerings is made possible through a grant from the USA Triathlon Foundation. More.
Wednesday, March 20 2019
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved Warren Wilson College’s application for exploratory membership in NCAA Division III. The membership process will bring additional sports and wider opportunities for the College’s student athletes. More.
Tuesday, March 19 2019
Monmouth College has launched a campaign to significantly bolster the national liberal arts college’s endowment. “Light This Candle: The Campaign for Monmouth College” aims to raise a minimum of $75 million by Dec. 31, 2022. More than 60 percent of the goal – about $45.3 million – has already been reached. More.
Sunday, March 17 2019
Blue Cross of Idaho hyas extended its reach and impact to the whole health of body and mind as it committed to funding two full-tuition Heritage Scholarships at The College of Idaho. The Heritage Scholarship is a competitive scholarship, designed for highly-qualified students with exemplary academics, and provides full tuition for the duration of the student’s time at the College. More.
Saturday, March 16 2019
Buena Vista University has approved the launch of the Center for Criminal Justice Studies. The innovative Center–which will be housed in Swope Hall on the BVU campus–will include a simulation room, three crime scene investigation rooms, a meeting area, and classroom space. More.
Friday, March 15 2019
The Duke Endowment has announced a $24 million grant to Davidson College, the fourth largest donation in the college's history. The award will fund full-tuition scholarships, following what James B. Duke set out to do nearly a century ago in his pledge to educate those whose future contributions would benefit society. More.
Thursday, March 14 2019
Maryville College’s 200th anniversary was recognized by recent events in Nashville, including the governor proclaiming 2019 “Maryville College Bicentennial Year” in Tennessee. Rep. Jerome Moon, R-Maryville, led the recognition and presentation of House Joint Resolution No. 14, which honored and commend the faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters of Maryville College. More.
Thursday, March 14 2019
The Princeton Review released its tenth annual ranking lists naming the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study—and launch a career in—game design. Bloomfield College has captured the #1 spot in New Jersey and the #35 spot overall on the undergraduate schools list. Last year, the College earned the #2 spot in New Jersey and the #44 spot nationally. More.