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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, August 29 2019

Missouri Valley College alumni, students and friends were recently joined by the Marshall Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Walker C. Fletcher Athletic Complex. The 28,000 square foot facility, features a new strength and conditioning room, a wrestling practice facility, new office space, new locker rooms, and a new athletic training facility. More.

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Thursday, August 29 2019

Students nationwide are looking to colleges and universities to provide these high-impact practices as part of their learning experience, and Mary Baldwin University is working to increase the amount of internship opportunities it has on offer. More.

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Thursday, August 29 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded The College of Wooster a grant of approximately $325,000 to research the function of a protein that male mosquitoes transfer to females in their seminal fluid in a species that transmits viruses, including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever, the NIH recently announced. More.

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Saturday, August 24 2019

Buena Vista University has won a prestigious Google.org grant to advance programming aimed at facilitating business transitions across Iowa. This project pairs retiring business owners with up-and-coming business operators throughout Iowa and provides mentoring and educational support to new entrepreneurs from succession match to new launch. More.

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Saturday, August 24 2019

Stillman College is kicking off the school year with a new way to help autistic students. The college teamed up with Arts ‘n Autism to help give students with autism a chance to not only get a college education but have their aids in the classes with them. More.

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Friday, August 23 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will deliver Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on October 3. Justice Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1994. He was born in San Francisco and is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. More.

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Friday, August 23 2019

Hastings College students have been in class for a little more than a week now, and are getting use to more than just school schedules. The school started a new initiative this fall semester that includes the incorporation of technology into classes, a new academic calendar and curriculum. More.

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Thursday, August 22 2019

For the last 29 years, the folks at Warren Wilson College have given back to the community by volunteering their time and talents. For this year's Service Day, 23 different locations across Buncombe County saw 370 students, staff, and faculty start the school year off by volunteering. More.

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Wednesday, August 21 2019

Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck has joined Arcadia as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. An expert in communication and digital media studies, previously served as dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw four academic divisions: Journalism, Public Communication, Film and Media Arts, and Communication Studies. More.

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Wednesday, August 21 2019

Taking the next step in the succession process, the Tusculum University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Greg Nelson to lead the institution as acting president. Nelson, who has served as board chairman since 2017, will relinquish that role to focus fully on the day-to-day operations of the university. More.

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Friday, August 16 2019

When some college presidents retire, campuses build statues and rename buildings. When Donald R. Eastman III and his wife, Christine, leave Eckerd College in July 2020, the community will honor them with something far more valuable: a life-changing educational opportunity for students. More.

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Saturday, August 10 2019

Presbyterian College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 7 to celebrate the completion of new student housing on PC’s campus. The board of trustees, administrators, faculty and staff, financial partners, those who worked directly with the construction, as well as alumni and community guests, gathered at the fountain near Neville and Richardson halls for the ceremony. More.

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Thursday, August 08 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to Maryville College to fund the College’s Scots Science Scholars (S3) program. Now in its seventh year, S3 is a four-year program with a goal of increasing the number of students graduating with a major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Maryville College. More.

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Saturday, August 03 2019

Waynesburg University’s RN to BSN Program was recently recognized as a “Top Ranked Online RN to BSN Program” in the state of Pennsylvania. Programs were ranked according to accreditation, online offerings, number/variety of nursing programs, ratio of total nursing program completions vs. total program completions, annual tuition, ratio of tenured faculty, and acceptance/graduation rates. More.

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