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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.

Saturday, April 24 2021

Johnson C. Smith University is now offering an esports program, which is housed in a state-of-the-art facility. JCSU is now the first historically Black college or university (HBCU) offering a trifecta program with curriculum, coursework, and a club team, and the university joins the ranks of about 200 other colleges and universities with similar programs. Esports are becoming a bigger draw for people looking to make a living doing what they love: playing video games. More.

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Friday, April 23 2021

University of Tulsa Professor of Marketing Brian Chabowski has been granted a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Finland and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Erin Iski has received a Fulbright award to the Czech Republic. The Fulbright Program is the nation's flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. More

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Friday, April 23 2021

College of the Ozarks hosted the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda C. King, at a cultural convocation on Thursday, April 8. King is an activist, author, and former state representative. King reflected on the injustice her family faced during the Civil Rights Movement and the truth her uncle spoke: “I believe my uncle spoke very truly when he said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ When you value the human person, you won’t kill anyone.” More.

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Thursday, April 22 2021

Davidson College and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have announced a new partnership that will bring more plant-based meals to a generation of students demanding healthier and more sustainable foods. The partnership with the HSUS puts Davidson College in the top tier of colleges and universities nationwide that provide plant-based options—now, more than 40 percent of the meals offered in Davidson College’s dining facility will be plant-based. More.

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Tuesday, April 20 2021

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch a Rhodes satellite into space between 2022 and 2025, the first time Rhodes has launched a spacecraft. Rhodes is among 14 small research satellite proposals and the only liberal arts college selected by NASA for the 2021 CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Rhodes is in the company of large institutions with well-established aerospace and space science programs. More.

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Tuesday, April 20 2021

Tusculum University students and administrators built on the institution’s mission to inspire civic engagement within a caring Christian environment through a recent question-and-answer session with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn. The Senator joined nine Tusculum students; Dr. Scott Hummel, Tusculum’s president; and Dr. Tricia Hunsader, the university’s provost and vice president of academic affairs, for the 30-minute discussion. More.

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Friday, April 16 2021

Mary Baldwin University has announced that Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr. have pledged $5 million to support the expansion of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at MBU. The transformative gift will fund the launch of a self-sustaining program of translational research opportunities that connect basic research to clinical practice for Doctor of Nursing Practice students and faculty. More.

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Friday, April 16 2021

Waynesburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science is offering a new major in Pharmaceutical Science and two new Pre-Pharmacy Programs. The Pharmaceutical Science major and Pre-Pharmacy Programs are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and experience they need to acquire careers in the pharmaceutical field relating to drug development, testing and research. More.

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Thursday, April 15 2021

University of the Ozarks has raised more than $73 million in gifts and commitments in its seven-year Climb Higher: A Campaign for Students, shattering the campaign’s initial goal of $55 million. The most ambitious and successful fund-raising campaign in the University’s 185-year history concluded on April 14. The campaign raised a total of $73,191,457 for student scholarships, academic programs and campus facilities. More.

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Tuesday, April 13 2021

Hampden-Sydney College has announced a $12 million gift from the estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Blair Dickinson, Jr. ’37. The Dickinsons’ extraordinary gift is the second-largest in the College’s history. The Dickinsons both believed strongly in the power of education, and Mrs. Dickinson maintained her connection with Hampden-Sydney College in the decades that followed the death of her husband. More.

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Tuesday, April 13 2021

The Centre College Board of Trustees gathered virtually for the fourth time due to COVID-19, holding its spring committee meetings the week of April 5 and concluding with a meeting of the full board on Friday, April 9. Key among the actions taken by the trustees was approval of a new 135,000-square-foot facility devoted to wellness and athletic excellence that is sure to set a new standard for holistic and co-curricular education among the nation’s top-ranked liberal arts colleges. More.

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