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.
Friday, July 30 2021
The University of Jamestown was one of 16 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) institutions to receive a perfect score of 100 in the 2020-21 Champions of Character initiative, the national office announced Wednesday. Traditionally, institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. More.
Wednesday, July 28 2021
College of the Ozarks, a Christian university in Missouri will host a “National Symposium on Patriotic Education” this September. Organizers have already confirmed notable speakers such as former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Open to the public, it will feature a launch of HardWorkU.org, which aims to provide free resources about America’s founding. More.
Sunday, July 25 2021
A downtown Pikeville, Kentucky, hotel could soon become a new dormitory for the University of Pikeville. University president Dr. Burton Webb has confirmed that the university has signed a purchase agreement to buy the Hilton Garden Inn. Webb said the Inn will be a perfect fit as a needed dorm for students. It's across the street from campus, cheaper to renovate and students can move in quicker. More.
Saturday, July 24 2021
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has elected William D. Moak, Belhaven University’s Chair of Communications Department, into its prestigious College of Fellows. Moak is one of only five Mississippians to be inducted into the honorary organization that is comprised of 350 leading professionals and educators from around the country. More.
A walk to remember: University of Tulsa athletes and coaches trek to Black Wall Street as a show of unity
Friday, July 23 2021
Athletes and coaches representing every sports program at the University of Tulsa laced up their sneakers Wednesday morning, but not for practice or a competition. The large group of several hundred departed campus for a unity walk, trekking roughly 4 miles toward downtown and ending in the Greenwood District near the historic site of "Black Wall Street.” More.
Thursday, July 22 2021
Beginning in fall 2022, Blackburn College will offer a new bachelor of arts degree in music with specializations in piano and voice performance. This innovative academic program, which will be distinctive to Blackburn, is designed to prepare students with music performance skills and provide in-depth entrepreneurial knowledge needed to launch professional careers in the music industry. More.
Wednesday, July 21 2021
As part of its recently announced $50 million Initiative for Wellness and Athletic Excellence, Centre College will expand its south fields athletic complex to include new baseball facilities. The baseball facilities will be part of the larger, 135,000-square-foot construction project in the heart of campus that will set a new standard for excellence among the nation’s top-ranked liberal arts colleges. More.
Sunday, July 18 2021
Dahlia Krutkovich likes to talk to people who think she’s wrong. “I’m open to and really eager to understand people who disagree with me,” she says. “Even if I think their arguments are flawed or silly or even harmful, I want to give them a fair shake rather than just dismissing them.” That’s a principle Krutkovich ’21 takes away from her time at Davidson College. More.