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, May 26 2021
King University is launching a new special education program designed to provide elementary education students and others with the knowledge necessary for meeting the needs of specialized learners. The program, which is now enrolling for the fall semester 2021, is available for both traditional elementary education undergraduates who are seeking dual licensing as well as graduate students who wish to earn a master’s degrees in education. More.
Tuesday, May 25 2021
Blackburn College has received official communication from the Higher Learning Commission that the College has successfully been granted reaccreditation. The decision follows a comprehensive evaluation of Blackburn’s work in its mission, ethical conduct, academic programs, and institutional effectiveness. The campus-wide, multi-year process culminated with an intensive peer-review visit in March of this year. More.
Monday, May 24 2021
Buena Vista University (BVU) and Ag Partners have entered into a Strategic Partnership that will benefit both organizations as they work to strengthen people and the areas they serve. Under the agreement, Ag Partners employees, as well as their spouses and dependents, may receive grant funding to lower the overall cost of education while enrolled in classes at BVU’s Storm Lake campus. More.
Saturday, May 22 2021
Agnes Scott professor of physics and astronomy Chris DePree and his team used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array to create new, high-resolution radio images of star forming regions. These star forming regions are made up of dense clouds of gas and dust and it’s impossible to see them with optical telescopes. But radio telescopes can give researchers a glimpse inside the region. More.
Thursday, May 20 2021
In recognition of their dedicated service to the nation, members of the U.S. military who are receiving military tuition assistance from the federal government will also receive support from Tusculum University. The university has created the Military Tuition Scholarship, which will result in those individuals having no out-of-pocket expenses for their undergraduate studies. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition that the federal government does not pay. More.
Tuesday, May 18 2021
Seventeen teachers from the local San Antonio area were recognized for outstanding performance in public education by receiving the 2021 Trinity University Prize in Education. Among the criteria for inclusion on the list is outstanding classroom performance, leadership in the school and school district, leadership in the education profession, and outstanding service. More.
Friday, May 14 2021
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) congratulates professor James Rogala, O.D., FAAO, who was recently awarded a $20,000 research grant from the Appalachian College Association to study the choroidal blood supply in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Rogala’s research focus is important because AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States and other developed countries worldwide. More.
Tuesday, May 11 2021
A historical archive project continues at Illinois College’s Khalaf Al-Habtoor Archives as it works to document the COVID-19 pandemic and experiences in Jacksonville. Archive Curator and Illinois College History Professor Samantha Sauer says that the Archive Your Story project, which started last March, is in collaboration with several other schools across the country. More.
Friday, May 07 2021
Associate Professor of English Grant Jenkins and Chapman Associate Professor of Anthropology Miriam Belmaker are the latest recipients of University of Tulsa NOVA Fellowship innovation prizes from the FuTUre Fund in support of their development of innovative new courses. Jenkins plans to use his NOVA funding to develop a course on Black women’s poetry. Belmaker received funding to develop a new 4000- and 6000-level course entitled Humans as Environmental Engineers. More.
Thursday, May 06 2021
Johnson C. Smith University is one of nine recipients awarded grants as part of Wells Fargo’s $3.2 million pledge to address economic mobility, racial equity, support for minority-owned small businesses and student entrepreneurship. Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf announced a $1 million grant to JCSU that will provide scholarships, financial health education and credit score development for students majoring in business and those with aspirations of entrepreneurship. More.
Wednesday, May 05 2021
Blackburn College has announced a new partnership with the Cristo Rey Network – a system of 37 career-focused high schools across the United States. As a National University Partner, Blackburn will share Cristo Rey’s long-standing commitment to ensuring that all Cristo Rey Network graduates have access to the academic, social, and financial support they need to complete a college degree. More.