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.
Thursday, November 26 2020
Rhodes College has joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a group of 51 national liberal arts colleges committed to addressing systemic racism and the unique challenges pertaining to racial diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. Alliance membership provides a range of resources that will assist the college in achieving its strategic goals of fostering a culture of belonging and ensuring a transformational student experience. More.
Wednesday, November 25 2020
Alex Gordon ’21 sat on a folding camp chair at Cobb Loop furiously dialing phone numbers of her classmates on Election Day and asking them if they had already voted.
Wednesday, November 25 2020
Tusculum University is presenting an impressive and thought-provoking exhibit “Art in the Holocaust” for the community to visit at its Knoxville campus. The free exhibit features 21 panels containing art prints that enable the viewer to reflect on the horror of the Holocaust but be inspired by the artist’s perseverance, a release says. The art was created during the Holocaust in ghettos, camps, forests and in hiding. More.
Tuesday, November 24 2020
Two anonymous Asheville donors have established a scholarship fund for Warren Wilson College music students, beginning with a gift of $200,000, with plans to give additional gifts in the coming years toward a total of $1 million. The Jazz Past – Jazz Future Scholarship Fund will help Warren Wilson’s Music Program provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding student musicians enrolled at the College and studying music. More.
Friday, November 20 2020
The Lerman Endowment for Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance at Maryville College, funded through a gift from Dr. Anita Baker Lerman ’82 and Elycia Lerman of Lambertville, N.J., will help fund several initiatives, including campus diversity, inclusion and tolerance training programs at Maryville College. It will also fund new resources for Maryville College’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion, including books, videos and other training materials. More.
Thursday, November 19 2020
Arcadia University ranked #1 in the nation in undergraduate study abroad participation in the 2020 Open Doors report, released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Nov. 16. Arcadia earned this prestigious recognition based on the percentage of undergraduate students participating in a study abroad experience at a master’s level college or university, as determined by IIE. Arcadia University has been a leader in international education for over 70 years. More
Friday, November 13 2020
Ensuring a well-rounded experience for college student-athletes has been a focus for Muskingum University President Dr. Susan S. Hasseler. Her philosophy led to her appointment to the NCAA Division III Presidents Council. She will be one of 18 members on the highest governing body in Division III, which establishes and directs the general policy of the division, as well as Division III's strategic plan. More.
Thursday, November 12 2020
Westminster College honored the sacrifice of its veterans and the College’s rich military history by conducting a soft opening of its new Veterans Memorial and Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, south of the museum’s location in Hunter Activity Center. More than 50 students, faculty, staff, and veterans gathered outside of the museum around the newly named Veterans Plaza to witness the unveiling of the College’s new Memorial Battle Cross. More.
Wednesday, November 11 2020
Matthew vandenBerg, vice president for advancement and external relations at Alma College, has been selected as the nineteenth president of Presbyterian College. vandenBerg was selected by PC’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 28. He will succeed Bob Staton on February 1. In May, Staton announced that he will retire on Dec. 31, 2020 after five years as president of the College. More.
Tuesday, November 10 2020
Expanded financial grants mean expanded college research. In turn, expanded college research means expanded opportunities for college students. Such is the case at The College of Idaho, where biology professors Sara Heggland and Luke Daniels both received new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $270,000 to expand the College’s research opportunities. More.