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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, April 28 2019

Brad and Heidi Regul have been halfway around the world and back. The Reguls, both Illinois College alumni, spoke to students on campus about the three years they have spent in Dubai and what they have experienced since first boarding a jet to leave the United States. The couple is now home in Illinois to fundraise for their nonprofit.. More.

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Friday, April 26 2019

A team of five Wooster students advanced to the final round of this year’s DataFest competition at Miami University, impressing an array of academic and industry judges with their research, analytical, and presentation skills. A second Wooster team narrowly missed making the cut-off. More.

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Thursday, April 25 2019

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial is the latest installation at Patriots Park on the College of the Ozarks campus. The ceremony took place on April 24. The college broke ground on the memorial Nov. 7, 2018, according to the college. This will be the last memorial dedicated in Patriots Park. More.

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Tuesday, April 23 2019

Teams of Davidson College alumni and students are making the case for their entrepreneurial brain children in front of judges at the sixth annual Davidson Venture Fund Pitch Competition, hosted by the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. More.

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Monday, April 22 2019

Westminster College recently dedicated the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall inside its Hoyt Science Center here. Named for Fred Sullivan and his late wife, Carol Dietz Sullivan, the 112-seat lecture hall addition is part of an ongoing $20 million renovation taking place in the Hoyt Science Center.  More.

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Monday, April 22 2019

For many students, the expense of continuing education after high school seems a little out of reach. That’s a big reason why the College of Idaho is getting really creative with their fundraising efforts. The founder of the college is Dr. William Judson Boone, and Boone The Presidential Puppy is his four legged, furry namesake, who came as a result of a creative way to generate scholarships funds for students at The College of Idaho. More.

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Monday, April 22 2019

Beginning with the 2020 incoming class, the submission of SAT or ACT test scores will be optional at Alma College, which joins a growing number of selective colleges and universities around the nation that have added a track for test-optional admissions. More.

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Friday, April 19 2019

Earlier this month, the University of Tulsa (TU) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a sweeping plan that reorganizes TU, defines its institutional identity, eliminates dozens of degree programs, reallocates faculty resources and introduces new curricula and support services for students. The TU plan is important because it exemplifies the clear-eyed, data-based self-examination universities must engage in if they want to plan their future rather than just let it happen to them.  More.

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Friday, April 19 2019

Thomas Lang ’19 noticed some small similarities between the Spanish language he had been studying since sixth grade and the Japanese language he started learning at Eckerd College. Those observations paid off when his four-minute speech titled “The Portuguese Shadow in Japanese Language” won first place in the advanced-level competition of the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese 2019 Mid-Florida Japanese Speech Contest hosted at Eckerd. More.

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Wednesday, April 17 2019

Christian values are at the heart of academic life at Stillman College, a liberal arts institution located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. So when Stillman was searching for new medical coverage to offer its employees, they found a perfect fit with The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  More.

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Sunday, April 07 2019

Higher education can take some core elements of a Davidson College experience, focusing on the practices that develop transferable skills that employers desire, re-imagine them and scale them for many more students, Davidson President Carol Quillen. Her comments, and exchanges with the group, considered how liberal arts colleges with small enrollments can strengthen higher education's effectiveness in serving large numbers of demographically diverse learners in a rapidly changing economy. More.

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Tuesday, April 02 2019

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ (NAICU) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., as the fourth president of the Association.  Mistick, president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, will begin her tenure at NAICU on September 1, 2019, replacing David L. Warren, Ph.D, who is retiring after serving nearly 26 years as head of the Association. More.

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