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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.

Thursday, May 30 2019

In the current social and political climate, it seems easier than ever for one to enter into conflict with another, unintentional or otherwise. Which is why The College of Idaho, in partnership with the Bartos Institute, is offering an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to gain strength in conflict management and resolution exercises from June 4-6 on the College’s campus. More.

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Tuesday, May 28 2019

The College of the Ozarks is sending 20 students, along with World War II Veteran Hall Duncan, to Normandy from June 2-13 as part of the Patriotic Education Travel Program. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II.
During this trip, participants will visit various sites of World War II in London, Normandy, Brussels, and Amsterdam, including numerous military sites and cultural museums. More.

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Monday, May 27 2019

At the conclusion of what will be 22 years of service as president of Centre College, John A. Roush plans to retire on June 30, 2020.
In making the announcement to the campus community, Roush said that he and his wife, Susie, “have talked, often, that retiring a year following the College’s bicentennial would be the best timing.” Founded in 1819, Centre marks 200 years of service this year. More.

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Friday, May 24 2019

A trio of researchers with Hampden-Sydney College has found that exposure to oil does not damage or clog whale baleen. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Alexander Werth, Shemar Blakeney and Adrian Cothren describe their study of baleen exposure to several types of oils and what they found. More

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Thursday, May 23 2019

This summer, University of Dubuque will begin construction on a university health center that will provide students with a first point of access for outpatient and preventative medical care services for physical and brain health as well as referral services to medical facilities for more serious ailments.  More.

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Tuesday, May 21 2019

The Westminster College Graduate School is now offering an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, which will benefit not only the working professional, but also current Westminster undergraduates. Beginning in fall 2019, Westminster will begin offering MBA concentrations in general management, healthcare management and business analytics. More.

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Tuesday, May 21 2019

Eckerd College was one of the first schools in the country to offer housing to students with pets. A private liberal arts college founded in 1958, Eckerd informally allowed fish and small pets for years. But in 1973, it officially sanctioned a pet policy to welcome larger animals such as cats and dogs, according to James Annarelli, Eckerd’s vice president for student life and dean of students. More.

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Monday, May 20 2019

Governor Ralph Northam visited Mary Baldwin University on May 20th to give remarks at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) meeting and discuss his priorities for higher education in Virginia. In front of SCHEV officials and leaders of Virginia’s private, non-profit colleges and universities, Northam emphasized the importance of job creation. More

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Saturday, May 18 2019

A high school senior who was offered more than $2.5 million in scholarships from 35 universities has decided to attend the University of Tulsa.
Nicholas Tsahiridis, of Branson, Missouri, plans to major in biology with aspirations of becoming a doctor, according to TU.  More.

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Friday, May 17 2019

Trinity University is launching an incubator for principals looking to open “innovative, high-quality” public and charter schools, funded by a $5 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The School Design Network will support educators who want to launch charter schools or new schools within traditional public school districts, similar to CAST Tech in the San Antonio Independent School District. More.

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Friday, May 17 2019

Philip Jefferson, a Swarthmore College economist, has been named as Davidson College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. He brings to the role deep experience as a scholar, elected official, college trustee, and a Federal Reserve System economist. More.

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Thursday, May 16 2019

Austin College science, technology, engineering and math students are putting their classroom ideas to the test. STEM students teamed up with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to make the organization's resources more efficient by planning and scheduling meals in 12 hours as opposed to four weeks. The physics students worked with the Austin College weather station, collecting data to address climate change regarding when, why, and how it's happening. More.

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Wednesday, May 15 2019

The University of Jamestown and EPIC Companies will be rolling out a mixed-use building on-campus that will be the first of its kind to come into Jamestown. The building is expected to enhance the area around the development and accommodate future growth at the University. It will have over 13,000 square feet of commercial space and house 112 student beds. More.

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