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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.

Tuesday, September 24 2019

Three-time Emmy award winning journalist, Jim Axelrod, who joined the Bloomfield College Board of Trustees in 2014, has been named chief investigative and senior national correspondent at CBS. Prior to this appointment, he was the senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and other CBS News broadcasts and platforms. More.

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Monday, September 23 2019

Kelsey Koelzer has been a pioneer before. An African-American woman in ice hockey, she cut her teeth and several other body parts in boys leagues, then became a first-team all-American at Princeton and the National Women’s Hockey League’s top overall draft choice. Now Koelzer, 24, will break more ground as the first coach of Arcadia University’s new women’s ice-hockey program. More.

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Monday, September 23 2019

Over the last two decades, the Little Rock Compassion Center has helped thousands of people find homes, jobs, and better lives. This summer, they began an innovation process to create even more programs and partnerships to make a deeper impact. It all started with an intern named Dawson. More.

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Saturday, September 21 2019

Westminster College recently broke ground for an $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center. The 27,000-square-foot addition to the College’s central hub for scientific learning and research is phase three of the $20 million Hoyt Renovation and Expansion Project, which was begun in 2016. More.

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Saturday, September 21 2019

Hastings College has became the first Nebraska school in many years to be an Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. As part of the program, Hastings College is launching and managing the Nebraska Scholastic Writing Awards, and is announcing a call for submissions for students age 13 and above residing in all 93 counties within the state of Nebraska. More.

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Friday, September 20 2019

The final numbers are in and have been checked. The 2019 incoming class at The College of Idaho is officially the largest in the history of the College, and not by a small margin. The previous overall record was broken by more than 50 students, and the new freshman mark eclipsed the former record by 70 students. More.

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Friday, September 20 2019

Alma College recently launched the public phase of the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising effort in the school’s 133-year history. “Our Time Is Now: The Campaign for Alma College” aims to raise $120 million by June 30, 2021 to enhance the institution’s endowment, strengthen and enrich key programs and modernize campus facilities. More.

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Thursday, September 19 2019

An anonymous donor believing in Buena Vista University’s mission to make Northwest Iowa thrive has given the University $1 million for student scholarships. The benefactor pledges to provide four years of scholarship assistance to new enrolled students from Northwest Iowa who demonstrate significant financial need while showing high potential to return to their rural communities to be engaged, supportive citizens. More.

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Thursday, September 19 2019

U.S. News & World Report, known for its annual higher education rankings, rated 381 colleges this year on social mobility, a brand-new category it describes as “enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students.” Mary Baldwin University ranked 21st, which a top administrator credited to the institution’s welcoming campus and emphasis on individual attention. More

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Wednesday, September 18 2019

The College of Wooster has reinforced its commitment to providing a premier education to talented students no matter their socio-economic backgrounds by establishing the “Tuition Free Guarantee” for students who are eligible for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). Due to the generosity of Wooster alumni the entire cost of tuition will now be covered with grants and scholarships. More.

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Saturday, September 14 2019

Two upgraded study rooms, a new book scanner and improved access to the three librarian offices off the Information Technology Services (ITS) hallway are all coming to Armacost Library this school year courtesy of a $20,000 grant from the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church USA. More.

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