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.
Wednesday, October 28 2020
Carroll University is celebrating its recently opened Idea Lab with a new slate of programs for regional business leaders. The Idea Lab is home to the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC) at Carroll’s School of Business. It includes flexible spaces that can be configured for conferencing, research, study or individual work, and features garage doors that can be raised or lowered to create varying room sizes. More.
Tuesday, October 27 2020
Ancient Greeks and Romans didn’t go door-to-door dressed in costumes, asking for sweets from their neighbors, but they celebrated a holiday in which they could be someone other than themselves, and they believed in what we might call the “scary” practices of curses and magic. Those topics are addressed by Monmouth College classics professor Adrienne Hagen in a popular course she teaches titled “Ancient Magic and Witchcraft.” More.
Monday, October 26 2020
The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Brian Lenzmeier as BVU’s 19th President, effective immediately. Lenzmeier, who joined BVU in 2003 as a Professor of Biology, has served as Interim President since May. Board Chair Michael Pierce lauded Lenzmeier’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his extensive knowledge of departments across the University, and his command of an ever-changing educational landscape. More
Monday, October 26 2020
Lyon College and Stone Ward have created a data science partnership, which provides real-world experience to students by allowing them to collaborate and work alongside Stone Ward’s analytics team. The partnership will focus on analyzing client data and offer analyses and recommendations to Stone Ward and its clients to help move their business forward. More.
Sunday, October 25 2020
For years, the Trinity University community has rallied around the annual 1869 Challenge to support students. In 2020, though, students needed additional support for the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the global pandemic. So, Trinity took a big chance by setting a goal of 3,100 gifts over 1,869 minutes during a year that has tested us all. More.
Thursday, October 22 2020
Have a curiosity for the paranormal, or always wanted to join the Ghostbusters? You can get a little Ghost Hunting 101 with a new class from Eckerd College. The class is being taught virtually by a paranormal investigator Dr. Brandy Stark, who is an instructor with the Osher Lifelone Learning Institute at Eckerd College. More.
Wednesday, October 21 2020
When Claire Williams ’24 walks through Alma College, she’s retracing steps taken by both of her parents, as well as her grandfather and great-grandfather. Williams, a first-year student from Brooklyn, Mich., is one of only an estimated handful of four-generation students to have attended Alma in the institution’s 134-year history. More.
Friday, October 16 2020
Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has received a $1 million grant. This contribution was made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. The funding will be used to establish "The Stillman College Center for Thriving Congregations." The Thriving Congregations Initiative is a national initiative launched in 2019 to support and enhance the “vitality of Christian congregations.” In exciting news, “Stillman College is one of 92 organizations taking part in the initiative.” More.
Thursday, October 15 2020
Whitworth University dedicated the new Whitworth Athletics Leadership Team Center (the WALT) on Thursday, October 15. The $13 million, state-of-the-art facility will house all of the coaches and staff of the university’s 22 athletic programs, who used to be spread out among six buildings. The 28,000-square-foot facility includes coaches’ offices, a football locker room, conference rooms, public lounges and a 162-seat team room. More.
Friday, October 02 2020
As most graduation ceremonies went virtual this year, a small liberal arts college in West Virginia made good on its promise to give the Class of 2020 an in-person commencement. The ceremony for Davis & Elkins College graduates took place in the fall instead of spring. It wasn’t on campus and the whole class didn’t share one single stage. What did occur was the week-long, 11-stop “D&E Journey Tour” where college administrators brought the ceremonies to its graduates. More.