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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, March 31 2021

Two nursing organizations, RNCareers.org and registerednursing.org, have ranked Muskingum University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program #1 in Ohio. RNCareers.org also ranked the program #1 nationally, as one of only 5 programs in the country to achieve their top rating. This is the second year in a row that Muskingum’s program has received RNCareers.org’s top Ohio ranking, with a grade of 100% in their 2021 Best Ranked Nursing Programs guide. More.

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Wednesday, March 31 2021

The Rev. Phillip Blackburn of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, Ark., has been named the director of the new Thriving in Ministry program at University of the Ozarks. Established through a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., the program supports pastors of rural and minority-serving Presbyterian Churches throughout Arkansas. The program will be based out of Munger-Wilson Chapel on the Ozarks campus.  More.

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Wednesday, March 24 2021

Rhodes College has announced plans to build a new residence hall that will house 150 students in single rooms and suites. The three-floor, 61,717 square foot building models the architecture of existing buildings and will provide student rooms, flexible work and study space, spacious common spaces, and a lodge designed for the college’s multicultural VOICES student organizations. More.

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Wednesday, March 24 2021

Carl and Cynda Zeidler have pledged $500,000 to Blackburn College to create the Peter Slavish Endowed Professorship in Art. The gift honors the late Peter Slavish, an art professor at the Carlinville school from 1973 to 1996. Endowed professorships recognize outstanding achievement and provide permanent financial support for the research, special equipment and resources and creative endeavors of distinguished faculty members. More.

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Tuesday, March 23 2021

Imagine if you could walk through Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood again, gliding past the homes, businesses and churches cleared by urban renewal more than a half-century ago. That’s the mission of researchers at Johnson C. Smith University, who received a trio of grants to preserve records and histories from several former Black neighborhoods in Charlotte. More.

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Monday, March 22 2021

On March 8, coach Tracy Burton told the Alma College dance team to meet at a building off-campus to take part in a volunteer project. In actuality, there was no volunteer project in the works. Instead, Burton surprised the team by unveiling a secret she had been keeping from them for months: the building, a former church, had been transformed into a state-of-the-art dance facility. And it was all theirs. More.

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Sunday, March 21 2021

In a year that required everyone in the world to adjust because of the coronavirus, Tusculum University demonstrated that challenging times highlight the institution’s commitment to civic engagement and a caring Christian environment. Precautions that reduced group settings provided an opportunity for Tusculum to develop innovative ways to keep the community connected. More.

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Saturday, March 20 2021

Layana de Souza ’14 knows firsthand the power of sport to change lives. De Souza started playing basketball with a local nonprofit project in her home country of Brazil, and her passion for the sport led to scholarships to attend Northwest College and Lees-McRae, an MPS in Sport Management from Georgetown University, and now a spot in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Young Leaders program. More.

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Friday, March 19 2021

The College of Idaho has announced the launch of a unique ‘gap year without the gap’ program that allows students to spend their first year of college abroad while still earning credits and graduating on time. Developed in collaboration with Verto Education, the program enables students to see the world and earn general education credits before continuing their studies on campus at The College of Idaho. More.

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Saturday, March 13 2021

The University of Dubuque Heritage Center will debut its new custom-crafted pipe organ in John and Alice Butler Hall this spring. A beautiful instrument with 3,000-plus pipes, the John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ will expand students’ musical horizons and enhance campus events for generations to come. It was gifted by UD Trustee John Butler (DHL’17) and his spouse, Alice (DHL’17), in 2017. More.

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Friday, March 12 2021

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need. The foundation has provided more than $5.2 million to the scholarship endowment since its inception in 2009. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, and service to the community. More.

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Friday, March 12 2021

Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor has accepted a university presidency in Birmingham, Ala., and will resign from Whitworth May 31 after leading the institution since 2010. On July 1, Taylor, 51, will become president of Samford University, a 6,000-student Christian institution and the 87th oldest university in the U.S. Taylor served Samford as dean of its Brock School of Business from 2005-10 prior to serving as Whitworth’s 18th president. More.

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Saturday, March 06 2021

Marjorie Hass, president of Rhodes College in Tennessee and former president of Austin College in Texas, has been selected as the next president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). She will succeed Richard Ekman, who has led CIC for 21 years, in the summer of 2021. Hass served on the CIC Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016, including service as vice chair for resource development on the Board’s Executive Committee from 2014 to 2016. More.

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Friday, March 05 2021

Stillman College announced that it will begin the Chairman’s Legacy Fund Campaign for $500,000. The legacy fund will support the designation of a room in the future William H. Sheppard Library Museum to acknowledge the past, present, and future contributions of Board of Trustees chairs. This room will stand as a testament to show that with purpose-driven leadership Stillman College will stand the test of time and continue to be a beacon of light for students and the community. More.

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