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, August 16 2019
When some college presidents retire, campuses build statues and rename buildings. When Donald R. Eastman III and his wife, Christine, leave Eckerd College in July 2020, the community will honor them with something far more valuable: a life-changing educational opportunity for students. More.
Saturday, August 10 2019
Presbyterian College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 7 to celebrate the completion of new student housing on PC’s campus. The board of trustees, administrators, faculty and staff, financial partners, those who worked directly with the construction, as well as alumni and community guests, gathered at the fountain near Neville and Richardson halls for the ceremony. More.
Thursday, August 08 2019
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to Maryville College to fund the College’s Scots Science Scholars (S3) program. Now in its seventh year, S3 is a four-year program with a goal of increasing the number of students graduating with a major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Maryville College. More.
Saturday, August 03 2019
Waynesburg University’s RN to BSN Program was recently recognized as a “Top Ranked Online RN to BSN Program” in the state of Pennsylvania. Programs were ranked according to accreditation, online offerings, number/variety of nursing programs, ratio of total nursing program completions vs. total program completions, annual tuition, ratio of tenured faculty, and acceptance/graduation rates. More.
Friday, July 26 2019
Dr. Tom Bogart has announced that he will not extend his service as president of Maryville College beyond his current term, which ends in June 2020. Bogart, who previously served as dean of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania, began his presidency at Maryville College in July 2010 and was inaugurated in April 2011. When he departs in 2020, his tenure will have exceeded the average for college and university presidents by 3.5 years. More.
Thursday, July 25 2019
Buena Vista University is hosting the Drum Corps International Shoreline Classic, a Drum Corps International Tour event Monday, July 29. The event will include drum corps that will perform and compete for top honors before the 2019 Drum Corps International World Championships, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. a week later. More.
Tuesday, July 23 2019
A guide to America’s top liberal arts colleges has released its rankings for 2019 and The College of Idaho has scored well again – ranking in the top 100 overall and tops among all institutions of higher learning in the state of Idaho. College Consensus is an aggregate ranking that brings together data from reputable college ranking sites like The Wall Street Journal, Wallethub, U.S. News & World Report, plus trustworthy student review sites like Cappex and Niche. More.
Tuesday, July 23 2019
Under license of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program with N.C. Department of Agriculture and N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission, Warren Wilson College planted its first plot of industrial hemp on college land in July. This planting is a collaboration with Green Lights Farm, LLC to research the effectiveness of late season, direct seeding of industrial hemp in Western North Carolina. More.
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Artistic Director Janet Barton Speer awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Saturday, July 20 2019
With a rousing applause and a standing ovation, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Artistic Director Janet Barton Speer was presented with the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine Thursday, July 11 at the opening night of From the Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story, of which she wrote and directed. Created in 1963, the award is one of several civilian-focused honors the governor of North Carolina can bestow. More.
Saturday, July 20 2019
Stillman College is working on projects to develop a hotel and a mixed residential and retail development on college property. Stillman College President Cynthia Warrick said the projects, which could potentially be located on the northwest corner of campus, could change the whole dynamic of the institution, offering chances for additional income and new programs among other benefits. More.