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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, September 28 2020

At Rhodes College, we set our graduates on a path to professional success at the highest levels. Judge Amy Coney Barrett ’94 is part of that legacy as she is nominated to the Supreme Court, stated Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass. The college has a long history of connections to the highest court in the land. Alumnus Abe Fortas ’30 was a Supreme Court justice and Rhodes graduates have clerked for justices and serve as federal judges. More.

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Friday, September 25 2020

University of Dubuque (UD) was awarded a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of about $1.3 million, or $254,258 each year for the next five years, to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. In its 10th year, UD’s TRIO-SSS program serves around 140 students each academic year. The program provides students with the opportunity to have additional support through their academic journey. More.

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Thursday, September 24 2020

Davidson College Political Science Professor Susan Roberts was already in for a busy fall. Her phone has long been one of the first to ring when reporters are looking to understand North Carolina politics. But with six weeks to go until the general election, in one of the most hotly contested states and with a Supreme Court seat on the line, Roberts can expect to be in the news now through November. More.

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Tuesday, September 22 2020

More opportunities to get a post-high school education in Orlando will be available to area residents, as the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico has unveiled plans to open a new bilingual campus in Lake Nona for the 2022-23 academic year, this media outlet confirmed. The proposed campus will sit on 17 acres of land with plans for 187,000 square feet of academic and administrative buildings as well as on-site student housing (192 student beds). More.

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Sunday, September 20 2020

College of the Ozarks is establishing The William S. Knight Center for Patriotic Education on its campus, with completion slated for 2021. The Center will house the required Patriotic Education classes, attended by all college freshmen, as well as a variety of programs to foster good citizenship. The Center is a physical embodiment of the patriotic goal of the College: to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and the willingness to defend it. More.

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Saturday, September 19 2020

At Maryville College in Tennessee, General Manager James Dulin of Metz Culinary Management began meeting with university administrators back in early May to discuss benchmarks and health guidelines, and to develop a detailed campus dining plan. Procedures were adapted to correlate with recommendations from the CDC and state of Tennessee and were designed to maintain safe conditions for both the dining staff and for customers. More.

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Friday, September 18 2020

Whitworth University has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. More.

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Thursday, September 17 2020

An $843,942 Tennessee Community CARES grant will empower Tusculum University to make significant technological advancements to meet the increasing need for virtual learning during the global coronavirus pandemic. Tusculum earned the funds through a competitive grant process that enabled the university to detail how it would be able to enhance its academic resources for students to lessen the short- and long-term impact of the coronavirus on its learning environment. More.

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Thursday, September 17 2020

Mary Baldwin University, bucking national trends this fall, has more students on campus than ever before. The positive enrollment news comes as recently released college rankings from Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report highlight Mary Baldwin’s support for social mobility, and attest to how MBU encourages students’ potential and paves the way for their professional success. More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020

Environment Texas has again recognized Austin College for its commitment to renewable energy. The group recently released a report that lists Austin College as one of more than 40 colleges and universities around the country that have achieved 100% renewable energy use for its electrical needs. In 2019, Environment America, Environment Texas’s parent organization, listed Austin College as second in the nation for renewable electricity use per full-time student. More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020

The University of Tulsa’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is raising funds to support one of Tulsa’s pre-eminent African American organizations: the Greenwood Cultural Center. The Greenwood Cultural Center’s mission is “to preserve African-American heritage and promote positive images of the African-American community by providing educational and cultural experiences; promoting intercultural exchange; and encouraging cultural tourism.”  More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020

Megan Smiley’s first role in a theatrical production at Eckerd College came to her in her senior year—and it’s a lead. Her blue hair, lips and mood will embody The Moon in Into the Wind, the College’s first-ever virtual performance. Even as an aspiring dramatherapist, Smiley hadn’t expected to be doing any acting before leaving Eckerd. A necessary course redesign resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, however, made a lot of previously unexplored possibilities all too real. More.

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Tuesday, September 15 2020

For the third year in a row, Agnes Scott College is ranked No. 1 Most Innovative School in the country among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges. The college placed No. 1 in the nation for First-Year Experience among all colleges and universities for the second consecutive year and ranked No. 2 for Best Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes institutions where faculty have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. More.

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Tuesday, September 15 2020

The College of Idaho has earned it’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings for 2021. The College is named the No. 1 school for Top Performers on Social Mobility among all National Liberal Arts Colleges. Social Mobility is generally defined as upward movement of students and graduates from one socioeconomic status to another. The ranking evaluates which schools best serve underrepresented students. More.

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Tuesday, September 08 2020

Bloomfield College recently established a new Center for Student Success (CSS) led by Leah Brown-Johnson as executive director. By consolidating a number of departments that currently provide student academic and career support under the umbrella of the CSS, students will have access to a team of professionals cross-trained to provide assistance across the spectrum of needs. More.

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Thursday, September 03 2020

Mary Lanning Healthcare (MLH), Hastings College and Bryan College of Health Sciences are partnering to determine whether a new nursing program can be established at MLH by fall 2022. A memorandum of understanding between Bryan College of Health Sciences and Mary Lanning Healthcare aligns with the announcement that Rich Lloyd, PhD, will serve as executive president of Hastings College while continuing to serve as president of Bryan College of Health Sciences. More.


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