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, July 26 2019
Dr. Tom Bogart has announced that he will not extend his service as president of Maryville College beyond his current term, which ends in June 2020. Bogart, who previously served as dean of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania, began his presidency at Maryville College in July 2010 and was inaugurated in April 2011. When he departs in 2020, his tenure will have exceeded the average for college and university presidents by 3.5 years. More.
Thursday, July 25 2019
Buena Vista University is hosting the Drum Corps International Shoreline Classic, a Drum Corps International Tour event Monday, July 29. The event will include drum corps that will perform and compete for top honors before the 2019 Drum Corps International World Championships, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. a week later. More.
Tuesday, July 23 2019
A guide to America’s top liberal arts colleges has released its rankings for 2019 and The College of Idaho has scored well again – ranking in the top 100 overall and tops among all institutions of higher learning in the state of Idaho. College Consensus is an aggregate ranking that brings together data from reputable college ranking sites like The Wall Street Journal, Wallethub, U.S. News & World Report, plus trustworthy student review sites like Cappex and Niche. More.
Tuesday, July 23 2019
Under license of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program with N.C. Department of Agriculture and N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, Warren Wilson College planted its first plot of industrial hemp on college land in July. This planting is a collaboration with Green Lights Farm, LLC to research the effectiveness of late season, direct seeding of industrial hemp in Western North Carolina. More.
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Artistic Director Janet Barton Speer awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Saturday, July 20 2019
With a rousing applause and a standing ovation, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Artistic Director Janet Barton Speer was presented with the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine Thursday, July 11 at the opening night of From the Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story, of which she wrote and directed. Created in 1963, the award is one of several civilian-focused honors the governor of North Carolina can bestow. More.
Saturday, July 20 2019
Stillman College is working on projects to develop a hotel and a mixed residential and retail development on college property. Stillman College President Cynthia Warrick said the projects, which could potentially be located on the northwest corner of campus, could change the whole dynamic of the institution, offering chances for additional income and new programs among other benefits. More.
Friday, July 19 2019
On this particular day, students are untangling computer code with tutoring from Jesse Farmer, a computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded online clothier Everlane and the coding program Dev Bootcamp. A couple hours later, they were introducing themselves during a networking event to a small crowd of tech success stories. This was one afternoon out of a six-week plunge into the epicenter of tech startups and stalwarts alike. More.
Friday, July 12 2019
The UKirk board of directors has called Rev. Virginia “Gini” Norris-Lane as the executive director and campus ministry advocate for UKirk. UKirk provides professional support, empowerment and community for people engaged in campus ministry on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Norris-Lane steps into this new role having previously served as campus minister at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. More.
Monday, July 08 2019
With a theme of “Love Never Fails” the 2019 Global Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses kicked off at the University of Tulsa on July 5 with an address from Chairman Eric Hermanson that outlined the theme for the three-day convention. About 4,500 people attended the event at the Donald W. Reynolds Center which concluded Sunday, July 7. More.
Friday, July 05 2019
St. Andrews University, a Branch of Webber International University, has announced its intention to introduce the bachelor of arts in health services administration degree and the bachelor of science in sports performance, health and fitness degree. Additionally, St. Andrews has an application for licensure for both programs pending before the University of North Carolina Board of Governors which is required prior to the start date of either program. More.
Thursday, July 04 2019
Waynesburg University has been named a 2019-2020 College of Distinction for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes American higher education institutions for their commitment to the implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices. The University was also named a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and Christian College of Distinction. More.
Wednesday, July 03 2019
Hannam University was once again confirmed as a bona fide gateway to entrepreneurship with a fourth place ranking on a nationwide university entrepreneurship index. Hannam placed fourth in a June 14 assessment of 247 four-year and 170 two-year higher education institutions in South Korea by Maeil Business News. Its strong performance in the area of entrepreneurship included a first place ranking for sales by faculty start-ups, a sixth-place ranking for student entrepreneurship support funding, and a tenth-place ranking for number of student entrepreneurs and student start-ups. More.