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.
Wednesday, February 24 2021
Officials from Lyon College and University of the Ozarks have begun discussions of possible opportunities for strategic partnerships between Arkansas’ two Presbyterian-affiliated universities. Leadership from both U of O and Lyon, located in Batesville, have begun to discuss what a strategic partnership between the two institutions might look like and have appointed steering committees made up of trustees to explore further. More.
'Embrace the history': As Tulsa reckoned with 1921 race massacre, Golden Hurricane moved city forward
Tuesday, February 23 2021
Forty-one years ago, Nolan Richardson went to the barbershop for haircuts and history lessons. He had just arrived at the University of Tulsa as an up-and-coming coach fresh off winning a junior college national title. He led the Golden Hurricane to the NIT championship in his first season, then won two conference titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. His success led to Tulsa hiring four more Black head coaches over the next four decades. More.
Sunday, February 21 2021
Stages around the world may be dark, but a glimmer of light is about to shine even amid a global pandemic. Malek Jandali '97 is set to release his first album since becoming the first composer-in-residence at Queens University of Charlotte. This is the 11th album from the world-renowned composer and pianist, whose debut recording was "Echoes from Ugarit" in 2009. More.
Saturday, February 20 2021
The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Lees-McRae College with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. Lees-McRae, which has nearly 1,000 students, is the smallest educational institution in the US to receive the Gold-level designation. More.
Friday, February 19 2021
The Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Center has become a model facility in the Caribbean and throughout Latin America for the recovery of those marine mammals, and the rehabilitation work conducted there has recently been extended to turtles and sea birds. That work is managed and funded by the Caribbean Stranding Network and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. More.
Friday, February 19 2021
William Peace University said this week it plans to add E-Sports and Gaming Administration to its degree offerings. E-sports is no longer a niche field, and it’s video game tournaments often are broadcast on ESPN these days. Among millennials and Generation Z, watching others play video games has become a common pastime, with millions of people tuning into video-game streaming services like Twitch. More.
Thursday, February 18 2021
Davidson has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for each of the past six years and ranked sixth in two of the last three years. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the college was one of 20 institutions in the country to be named a top producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar programs. More.
Bloomfield College Designated as an Institutional Affiliate in CIC Project Exploring the Pervasive Legacy of Slavery
Wednesday, February 17 2021
Bloomfield College has been designated as an Institutional Affiliate on a multiyear project with the Council on Independent Colleges (CIC), “Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past.” This initiative is designed to help CIC member institutions, their students and their communities explore the continuing impact of slavery on American life and culture. More.
Sunday, February 14 2021
In the strangeness of 2020 and the new year, Illinois College and MacMurray College stand as potential outcomes for more than 90 small colleges in Michigan and the rest of the Midwest. Illinois College is one of the fastest growing, with enrollment having picked up 30% in the last decade. MacMurray College is closed and a land auction in mid-November broke up the campus. More.
Saturday, February 13 2021
When the University of Tulsa sought input recently from local employers and other stakeholders about what they want from the school, one theme kept coming up: More well-rounded graduates. And having listened, Janet Levit, interim president, said a big focus of the university’s newly adopted strategic plan will be to encourage and better allow students to “blend the strengths of the liberal arts and technical STEM-related areas.” More.
Monday, February 01 2021
Mary Baldwin University has announced its plans to enroll students in a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program in its Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) starting in August 2021. Students will pursue specialization as either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, both of which are needed to help fill national healthcare needs. More.