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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, January 19 2019

Centre College held its Founders Day Celebration on Jan. 16, a full-day of on-campus events to kick-off its bicentennial year. Centre received its charter from the Kentucky legislature on Jan. 21, 1819. The College will celebrate its actual founding date with a day of service that will put volunteers to work at sites in the Danville community and around the country. More.

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Saturday, January 19 2019

Tulsa-area medical leaders, aware of the growing use of cannabis following legalization for medical purposes, hosted a series of researchers on Thursday for a conference at the University of Tulsa about marijuana research. The Laureate Institute of Brain Research in Tulsa sponsored the event and hosted roughly 500 guests at TU’s Lorton Performance Center, titled “Cannabis Conference: What We Have Learned Through Scientific Research.” More.

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Saturday, January 19 2019

Since 1981, Great Decisions has operated at Monmouth as a forum where the public and the academic community can freely meet in a congenial setting and discuss world affairs. Monmouth anthropology professor Megan Hinrichsen introduced this year’s opening topic, “Refugees and Global Migration” to kick off the 39th year of the Great Decisions series. More.

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Friday, January 18 2019

Whitworth University recently hosted the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a traveling exhibit that pulls from more than 7,000 items of African-American history. The mobile museum’s collection of items from the civil rights movement, music, sports and pop culture has visited more than 32 states as well as 300 schools, libraries, cultural events, conferences and religious institutions throughout the nation. More.

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Tuesday, January 15 2019

As Tusculum University works toward accreditation for its new Niswonger College of Optometry, the university expects to enroll its first optometry class in 2020 — the first step in a set of ambitious plans for the new college. One of those plans includes sending students and faculty to about 30 clinic sites throughout the region, including one on Tusculum’s Greeneville campus. More.

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Monday, December 24 2018

A rap video produced by Davidson College students in the fall was nearing 11,000 views -- little wonder given its approval on Twitter by NBA star Steph Curry. The video plays off the video Curry and his Davidson College basketball teammates helped make 10 years ago and takes a humorous jab or two at it. That video hit a million views after Curry became famous with the Golden State Warriors. More.

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Saturday, December 22 2018

King University had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the governing body that helps uphold the educational quality of degree-granting institutions throughout the South. Reaccreditation was awarded at the completion of a regularly scheduled, detail-intensive study that takes place once every 10 years and covers all of King’s academic programs and services. More.

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Wednesday, December 19 2018

The Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) has awarded Eckerd College more than $30,000 to help its faculty and students answer the heady question “Why did I choose this work?” NetVUE is a group of colleges and universities formed to foster the exploration of vocation through the lenses of theology and critical thinking. More.

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Sunday, December 16 2018

Tusculum University held their fall graduation ceremony on December 15th. This was the first graduation Tusculum has held since it converted to a university in July. Officials say about 300 students graduated on Saturday inside Pioneer Arena inside the Scott M. Niswonger Commons on campus.  More.

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Sunday, December 16 2018

George and Sondra Juetten have been proponents of the arts and higher education for decades. The pair has taken the passion they have for both students and the performing arts and generously gifted $100,000 to The College of Idaho to establish the Joe Golden Scholarship for students in theatre and music. More.

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