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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.

Monday, March 30 2020

Concerts, events, and school programs are just a few of the many things getting canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One Buena Vista University student made the best out of a sad situation by helping to feed some of Washington D.C.'s homeless. More.

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Monday, March 30 2020

It is with tremendous sorrow that Johnson C. Smith University shares the loss of Fred "Curly" Neal, a 1975 alumnus who was a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters and the Golden Bulls basketball team. Neal played in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries from 1963 to 1985 with the Globetrotters, making him one of the world's most recognized faces. More.

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Sunday, March 29 2020

Monmouth College has joined the growing “Heart Hunters” movement, doing its part to give families a welcome distraction during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating three Monmouth College-themed hearts. The Heart Hunters social media movement encourages people to cut out paper hearts and display them in their windows to allow families to enjoy a virtual scavenger hunt from a safe distance. More.

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Sunday, March 29 2020

Macalester College Athletics will host virtual wellness sessions designed for the Macalester community from March 30-May 10. "These virtual wellness sessions are meant to keep the Macalester community healthy, happy and connected during this difficult time of isolation," Director of Sport Medicine and Performance/Head Athletic Trainer Paula Natvig said. "We can still build towards excellence while behaving responsibly. We call it thriving in place." More.

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Saturday, March 28 2020

Following the announcement that MacMurray College will close at the end of the spring semester, Illinois College President Barbara A. Farley expressed her sadness at the news and IC’s dedication to serving MacMurray students. More.

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Friday, March 27 2020

As faith communities have been ordered to close their doors during this time of crisis, congregations and leaders are using creative new ways to bond together in worship.
Take Maryville College, for example. Now that the college has moved to remote learning, things are being done a bit differently. More.

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Thursday, March 26 2020

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy responded quickly when the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued an urgent request to academic institutions for personal protective equipment. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates, a top concern for those in the healthcare field is access to this equipment.  More.

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Thursday, March 26 2020

The Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing and the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics has donated protective gear to The Valley Hospital to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the thousands of healthcare workers at the hospital. More.

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Friday, March 20 2020

Westminster College will waive the SAT/ACT requirements for fall 2020 admission consideration in response to the closing of testing sites across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Westminster’s test-optional approach, students are encouraged to submit test scores if they have them, but students without test scores will still be considered for admission. More.

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Friday, March 20 2020

Dorothy Allison, accomplished writer and Eckerd College alumna, gave a reading from her novel “Bastard Out of Carolina,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992. To a crowd of around 100 students in the Cobb Gallery, she spoke about her writing and writing process on Wednesday, March 4. She also visited classes to speak on writing and lead a workshop. More.

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Monday, March 02 2020

Dr. Travis Feezell announced on February 28 that he would step down as president of Hastings College effective March 2, 2020, to accept another leadership position in higher education. Feezell became the 17th President of Hastings College on June 1, 2017, following a national search. More.

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