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.
Sunday, April 07 2019
Higher education can take some core elements of a Davidson College experience, focusing on the practices that develop transferable skills that employers desire, re-imagine them and scale them for many more students, Davidson President Carol Quillen. Her comments, and exchanges with the group, considered how liberal arts colleges with small enrollments can strengthen higher education's effectiveness in serving large numbers of demographically diverse learners in a rapidly changing economy. More.
Tuesday, April 02 2019
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ (NAICU) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., as the fourth president of the Association. Mistick, president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, will begin her tenure at NAICU on September 1, 2019, replacing David L. Warren, Ph.D, who is retiring after serving nearly 26 years as head of the Association. More.
Friday, March 29 2019
Davis & Elkins College has announced plans for a major renovation to their Myles Center for the Arts. The approximate $5 million project calls for expansion of the building and enhancement to the outdoor gathering area, both of which will better serve the campus and local community. Funded by Trustee June Myles, the project is one in a series of upgrades to the facility in the past seven years. More.
Wednesday, March 27 2019
International professional nursing organization, Faith Community Nurses International can now be found on the campus of Lees-McRae College. In a recent partnership between FCNI and the Lees-McRae May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the two have come together to provide FCNI with an academic partnership and home site. More.
Wednesday, March 27 2019
The cost of college textbooks can be a little scary and unpredictable from semester to semester. But not anymore at Hastings College: When fall classes begin in August, Hastings College will provide all required textbooks at no additional cost. More.
Tuesday, March 26 2019
Agnes Scott College is hosting the 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Southeast Conference. The CCL conference will include voices and concerns from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia about climate change. More.
Saturday, March 23 2019
Swift work continues as construction crews prepare multiple spaces within the Meen Center to serve as the home of the Niswonger College of Optometry at Tusculum University. Since the completion of the fall semester, crews have been extremely busy converting 50,000 square feet for this innovative new program, which has been created to address the prevalence of ocular disease in Central Appalachia. More.
Friday, March 22 2019
USA Triathlon today announced Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as the first school in the state to offer women’s triathlon as a varsity sport. Coe is the 29th school nationwide, and the 11th at the NCAA Division III level, to add women’s triathlon to its varsity offerings. The addition of women’s triathlon to Coe College’s varsity sport offerings is made possible through a grant from the USA Triathlon Foundation. More.
Wednesday, March 20 2019
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved Warren Wilson College’s application for exploratory membership in NCAA Division III. The membership process will bring additional sports and wider opportunities for the College’s student athletes. More.
Tuesday, March 19 2019
Monmouth College has launched a campaign to significantly bolster the national liberal arts college’s endowment. “Light This Candle: The Campaign for Monmouth College” aims to raise a minimum of $75 million by Dec. 31, 2022. More than 60 percent of the goal – about $45.3 million – has already been reached. More.