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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, June 26 2021

The Olympic rings that hung over her as she swam countless laps in the Queens University of Charlotte pool are now becoming a reality for Anabel Knoll. In May, Knoll made history, becoming the first NCAA varsity triathlete to qualify for an Olympic team. Knoll will represent Germany in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games next month, competing in the individual Olympic triathlon and the mixed relay, which is making its Olympics debut. More.

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Friday, June 25 2021

What do beer and the liberal arts have in common? A lot, actually, according to Dr. Nathan Duncan. Every aspect of human history is closely related to beer, he said, adding that the oldest known written recipe is a recipe for beer, and the oldest records of commerce and tax receipts from ancient Mesopotamia all deal with beer brewing. More.

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Tuesday, June 22 2021

Trinity University’s Mexico, the Americas, and Spain Program (MAS) has received a $2 million donation from Carlos and Malú Alvarez. This generous gift will support the MAS program which connects the University to the cultures, experiences, curriculum, and enhanced opportunities within the dynamic field of the vibrant Hispanic community surrounding Trinity’s campus.  More.

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Tuesday, June 22 2021

A $4 million gift will expand career-related programs and opportunities for all Davidson College students through the Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development. Part of the gift will be used to renovate the existing space inside the Alvarez College Union, creating additional spaces for conversation, engaging workshops and employer interactions. A larger portion of the gift will support programming and greater student access to employers. More.

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Monday, June 21 2021

Juneteenth will be the first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years after the passing of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. The holiday honors the end of slavery by commemorating the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas finally learned the Civil War had ended and they were free. For Dr. Aman Nadhiri, a professor at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, it's a holiday that reflects America's struggle for a more perfect union. More.

 

 

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Saturday, June 19 2021

As the seventh president of Stillman and the first female president, Warrick’s vision has changed the path of the college. Warrick seeks to make Stillman a place of community that partners with others, including businesses, schools, nonprofit and community organizations, and local and state governments. As Stillman grows and creates more opportunities for its students and the community, the vision Warrick is working to put in place is building a legacy designed to stand the test of time. More.

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Friday, June 18 2021

It’s an issue educators and professionals agree needs to be addressed. A new educational program at Carroll University in Waukesha has begun to tackle both sides of the issue, with a focus to get more students into a field of work as the need for post-COVID care grows. Carroll has initiated its new Masters of Science in Behavioral Health Psychology, a program that’s “uniquely positioned” to prepare the next generation of clinicians and scholars who will address today’s behavioral health issues. More.

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Friday, June 18 2021

Buena Vista University (BVU) and Midwest Christian Services, of rural Peterson, have entered into a Strategic Partnership that will benefit both organizations as they strive to build up the people and the areas in which they serve. Under the agreement, Midwest Christian Services 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.

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Thursday, June 17 2021

The Graduate and Professional Studies Counseling Program at Waynesburg University was recently awarded a four-year grant totaling more than $1 million from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals. The purpose of the Program is to develop and expand experiential training opportunities to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce. More.

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Thursday, June 17 2021

Just weeks after concluding his undergraduate education at The College of Idaho, Armando Guerrero is deep in preparation for a year teaching in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar. Earlier this spring, the anthropology/sociology major learned he had become just the second student from the College ever selected for a Fulbright Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. More.

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Thursday, June 17 2021

CNN recently selected a Belhaven University commencement address by artist Makoto Fujimura as one of the 17 greatest commencement speeches of all time. Fujimura’s 26-minute speech on April 30, 2011, takes a permanent place in history among speeches from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, former US President Barack Obama, and talk show host Oprah Winfrey at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and Stanford University. More.

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Monday, June 14 2021

Soldiers and airmen of the Montana National Guard will be eligible to apply for a tuition waiver at Rocky Mountain College as part of a new agreement between the organizations. RMC’s approval of the Montana National Guard’s new 100% Tuition Fee Waiver will mean the National Guardsmen and women attending Rocky Mountain College will potentially receive a debt-free college education. More.

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