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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.

Wednesday, December 23 2020

The Monmouth College natatorium was as empty and gray as the sky beyond its towering windows one recent afternoon, the gloom pierced by one striking burst of color — a pair of lemon-yellow Crocs placed on the Lane 4 starting block as a memorial to a man never seen on a pool deck without them. More.

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Wednesday, December 23 2020

Muskingum University has announced that, in partnership with Zane State College, it will receive $200,000 in Capital Bill Funding to support the Health & Wellness Complex through the recently passed Ohio Senate Bill 310. The largest capital project in the University’s history, the HWC will provide new and upgraded facilities for academic programs, athletics, recreation and wellness, Construction began in summer 2020 with completion scheduled for fall of 2022. More.

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Tuesday, December 22 2020

Global education and faculty development will be taking center stage this spring at Bloomfield College. With input from the Faculty Council, Academic Affairs recently charged two new task forces to address these important strategic priorities of the College. Each task force is expected to provide specific, actionable recommendations grounded in best practices that represent the mission and core values of Bloomfield College. More.

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Monday, December 21 2020

At Buena Vista University’s Estelle Siebens Science Center, professors idled a small laboratory as the COVID-19 pandemic continued this fall. The lab is about to come off the inactive list. BVU has offered use of a freezer in the Science Center to public health officials in their quest to safely store vials of the vaccine to be administered to residents of Buena Vista County in coming weeks. More.

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Monday, December 21 2020

Sometime next year, the restored Wright Leppien Opera House in downtown Alma will be transformed to showcase the type of performances it was known for in its heyday, at the turn of the 20th century. That’s thanks to a $15,000 grant awarded to Alma College by the nonprofit organization Michigan Humanities, the state’s affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities. More.

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Sunday, December 20 2020

A Tusculum University professor will spend 2021 researching opportunities to help preserve the rich biodiversity in the southern Appalachian Mountains through adoption of revised agricultural practices that will still meet the need for an increased food supply. Through his study, Dr. Conor Keitzer will prioritize areas for the implementation of agricultural conservation practices – or ACP – that can benefit terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. More.

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Sunday, December 20 2020

The White House announced the appointment of College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis to the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission, a group that will promote patriotic education across America. Those appointed will serve two-year terms. Davis has overseen more than a decade of focused patriotic education at College of the Ozarks. More.

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Thursday, December 17 2020

University of the Ozarks will receive a nearly $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish a program that will support pastors of rural and minority-serving Presbyterian Churches throughout Arkansas. The program will be launched during the summer of 2021 and will be designed to assist and support rural pastors in areas such as launching new churches, serving communities of color, and serving small membership churches. More.

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Thursday, December 17 2020

Alabama Power and the Southern Company has awarded Stillman College $105,000 in support of launching Alabama’s first early college-based distance learning program at a historically Black college or university. Stillman Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Rashea Workman said grants like these help ensure students can get to college. Initially, the program will benefit 40 high school students. More.

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Wednesday, December 16 2020

The University of Dubuque purchased 121 acres of unglaciated land in northeast Iowa to be used as an education and research center that will enhance the experiences of generations of students. Mostly woodlands, the property consists of three-quarters of a mile of land with limestone bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River as well as a river bottom with a spring-fed creek, 20 acres of reintroduced native Iowa prairie, and a sustainable garden. More.

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Tuesday, December 08 2020

Waynesburg University has established the Waynesburg Christian Life Scholarship, a new $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to four incoming freshmen starting in the 2021-22 academic year. The Scholarship recognizes students that have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and are involved in the life of a local church. Eligible students must be an accepted first-year student at Waynesburg University and have a GPA of at least 3.25. More.

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Friday, December 04 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities across the country for sustainable practices. Warren Wilson College ranked third place overall among baccalaureate institutions. It also ranked third place in the area of investment and finance. It was especially recognized for its civic identity framework, a framework that prioritizes civic responsibility and sustainability as the core ethos for each student. More.

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Wednesday, December 02 2020

For the past 25 years, the Social Service League of Waynesburg has raised money to support its goal of benefiting the Central Greene School District students through an annual fall fundraiser. Sadly, due to the current coronavirus epidemic, this year’s Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show was forced to cancel. Fortunately, a group of students in Professor Wesley Hershelman’s leadership class at Waynesburg University stepped in to pick up the slack. More.

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