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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, July 29 2020

The challenges of COVID-19 have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students who enroll at Belhaven University in the fall. Belhaven will be the only university in America giving its traditional students full-tuition scholarships for any of its online master’s degrees. The scholarships are for freshmen, transfers, and all returning students who enroll for the fall semester’s traditional campus program. More.

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Friday, July 24 2020

Bridge Builders Charlotte, a joint effort between Belk Chapel at Queens University and Interfaith Youth Core, officially launched this week with a goal of boosting interfaith cooperation and understanding to promote social justice and educational equity across the Charlotte region. They aim to use campus-community partnerships to overcome social divides and make our community stronger – with a specific aim of strengthening the Charlotte community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. More.

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Friday, July 24 2020

Elizabeth Forys, Ph.D., the Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences at Eckerd College, taught a lab class outside for 12 years. To make sure every professor has that option, Forys and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Noëlle Boucquey were tasked by administrators with completing a full inventory of suitable outdoor academic spaces on-campus and creating a reservation system. More.


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Thursday, July 23 2020

The University of Jamestown and Jamestown Public Schools announced Tuesday plans for an $11 million renovation to Taylor Stadium-Rollie Greeno Field that will impact football and track and field. Starting this fall, the project will renovate the Jimmies' current football stadium and track, replacing the current grass with turf, new stadium lights, new press boxes, a concourse, updated restrooms and concessions, and a paved parking lot. More.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

Mary Baldwin University has recently formed a Coalition for Social Justice to address pressing issues of social justice and racial inequality looking forward to the 2020–21 academic year and beyond. Forming the coalition is the starting point for a broad effort that aims to involve the entire MBU community in tackling issues like systemic discrimination, racial inequality, and the legacy of slavery. More.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

In the aftermath of Davidson College’s abrupt shift to online-only instruction last spring, a professor and team of student researchers embarked on a project that now is informing the rapidly changing plans colleges and universities are making for a fall semester unlike any other. Their work, viewed by thousands of institutions and the businesses that hope to partner with higher ed to navigate the new environment, offers insight into decision-making from schools in North Carolina to California. More.

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Tuesday, July 21 2020

By now, most Americans understand that the current spike in cases was caused by the wishful thinking of April and May that caused the country to reopen faster than it should have. But that understanding has somehow not prevented a new round of wishful thinking when it comes to the opening of universities and schools. Rhodes is a striking exception. It has — how crazy is this? — done exactly what it said it would do. More.

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Monday, July 20 2020

The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees has announced the start of a national search for the 21st president of the institution. The board has formed a Presidential Search Committee with Trustee Marcia MacLeod serving as chair and Trustee Scott Dickman as vice chair. The first order of business for the committee is the selection of an executive search firm to guide the national search. More.

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Friday, July 17 2020

The Carroll University School of Business has been granted membership by the EFMD, a globally recognized membership organization and accrediting body for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities. Carroll’s School of Business is the only institution of higher learning in Wisconsin to earn this distinction. School of Business Dean Hamid Akbari said three elements were critical in deciding Carroll’s acceptance into the organization. More.

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Friday, July 17 2020

Panthers owners David and Nicole Tepper have created a scholarship at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte to assist students facing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pledge is for $250,000 and will benefit as many as 70 students. The gift will also help prevent a decrease in enrollment at JCSU as it navigates operational challenges amid the pandemic. More.

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Thursday, July 16 2020

The Kentucky College of Optometry is now accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The approval caps a five-year process, the Appalachian Express-News reports. The program at the University of Pikeville had to meet standards in several areas, including curriculum, faculty, students and research. Michael Bacigalupi, dean of the college, said the accreditation was a major milestone. More.

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Friday, July 10 2020

At the time Taylor Alexander, Alexander Kingsley, and Quinton Moeggenborg created their project for the Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, they did not know how much it would fit in with the theme of future events. Tragically, it did. The three Alma College students won the Overall People’s Choice award for their project at the 22nd annual symposium, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More.

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Thursday, July 09 2020

Sara Emma “Emy” Blair ’52 and H. Duane Blair have left an estate gift in excess of $8,000,000 to Agnes Scott College. Originally from Stone Mountain, Emy said she did not choose Agnes Scott; it was chosen for her. Her mother and grandmother went to Agnes Scott. Emy’s mother required her to attend Agnes Scott her first year, then allowed her to transfer. Emy ultimately decided to remain at Agnes Scott, graduating in 1952, with a degree in mathematics. More.

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