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.
Saturday, June 27 2020
Rhodes College joined the ranks of hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide in becoming a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a national organization dedicated to supporting faculty and their professional development in academia. NCFDD membership is a vital resource for supporting faculty throughout their careers. Since joining on May 26, 59 Rhodes faculty members have signed up, and 15 are currently participating in a 14-day writing challenge. More.
Thursday, June 25 2020
Westminster College is one of 101 colleges and universities from across the nation to win a prestigious 2020 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Westminster earned the award for its overall improvement by demonstrating significant program growth over three years of data. Westminster is one of only five colleges recognized in the category of private liberal arts institutions with endowments under $150 million. More.
Wednesday, June 24 2020
Austin College’s Sneed Prairie Restoration Project is the 2020 Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner in the Education category, awarded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The award marks the latest in a history of environmental leadership at Austin College. More than 11,000 Grayson County area schoolchildren and their teachers visit Austin College’s 100-acre Clinton and Edith Sneed Environment Research Area and Prairie Restoration. More.
Tuesday, June 23 2020
Two years ago, Whitworth University chemistry major Jessie Lewis used safety goggles in a lab to prevent anything from getting in her eyes. More recently, that same pair of goggles was used for protection against Spokane Police Department’s tear gas. According to Lewis, her attempts to dialogue with the police officers were to no avail. As she tried to speak to the men clad in riot gear, her attempt was met with a tear gas canister. When she went to throw it away from the crowd, she says officers opened fire on her. More.
Tuesday, June 23 2020
The Blackburn College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Mark Biermann has been named the next President of Blackburn College. He succeeds Provost Dr. John McClusky, who has served Blackburn as Interim President since December. Dr. Biermann will assume office on August 15, 2020. Mike Smiley ‘71, chairman of the Blackburn College Board of Trustees, cited Biermann’s exceptional administrative and academic background as well as his demonstrated enthusiasm for Blackburn’s unique student-managed Work Program among the reasons he emerged as the best possible candidate to lead Blackburn. More
Sunday, June 21 2020
Buena Vista University’s Strategic Partnerships initiative, aimed at growing businesses while benefiting employees of those enterprises, has aligned with its first Strategic Partner in Pro Cooperative, a full-service cooperative offering a wide range of products and services in agronomy, grain, feed, seed, energy, and more. BVU’s Strategic Partnerships offer partner organization employees, spouses, and dependents grant funding for tuition for students attending courses on the Storm Lake campus. More.
Saturday, June 20 2020
Muskingum University today announced the beginning of construction on the Health & Wellness Complex, a signature project that will expand its role in workforce development, regional health and technological innovation. The HWC will support multiple academic programs, collegiate and high school athletics, student intramural programs and outreach to the community in collaboration with healthcare providers. More.
Saturday, June 20 2020
Dr. Weston Wiebe has been named Chief Operating Officer as well as Vice President at College of the Ozarks as announced by President Jerry C. Davis. “Dr. Wiebe will assume the management of day-to-day operations of the College,” Davis said. “He is a well-educated alumnus who understands the uniqueness of the College and how it operates.” Wiebe earned his undergraduate degree at C of O, an M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. More.
Friday, June 19 2020
Three Maryville College “Dreamers” breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Trump administration effort to end Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals. The students marched in Washington, D.C., last November in favor of the program — which allows people who lived illegally in the United States as children to receive many of the same opportunities as American-born citizens. More.
Saturday, June 13 2020
President Cindy Gnadinger has been named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence winners. The list includes prominent business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Gnadinger is one of 30 women selected from among almost 200 nominations. She was inaugurated as the 15th president of Carroll in March 2018, and is the first woman president in the school’s 174-year history. More.
Friday, June 12 2020
A group comprising students and professors from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico’s School of Engineering in Bayamón is working with a team of doctors and health professionals to manufacture face shield frames, the university announced. The group, called Facing Up Covid-19, provides the equipment to personnel who are working on the front line against the COVID-19 virus. So far, the group has produced some 450 frames that have been delivered to Facing Up Covid 19. More.
Wednesday, June 10 2020
Waynesburg University was recently ranked as one of America’s best colleges by the Women’s Choice Award, an organization focused on identifying the best brands, companies and healthcare facilities that empower women. Out of the 300 schools recognized nationwide in the 2019-2020 college rankings, the University was ranked at No. 69. In the state of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg was in the top 10 (No. 9) of the 25 schools recognized. More.