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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.

Thursday, October 10 2019

Before the start of the 2019 spring semester, music composition professor Brian Bondari made a mysterious disappearance. Stepping away from his popular electronic music classes and normal faculty duties for a semester of academic leave, Bondari made a sudden re-emergence in June, holding an original creation: a new symphony, simply titled, “Trinity.” More.

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Thursday, October 10 2019

Three different rankings recently named Warren Wilson College one of the nation’s top 10 colleges for service. The Swannanoa college was ranked No. 9 for service learning by U.S. News & World Report, No. 7 for community service by Washington Monthly and No. 6 for most engaged in community service by the Princeton Review. More.

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Wednesday, October 09 2019

When Ajay Nair, who’s Indian American, became president of Arcadia University last year, he was the only person of color in the executive cabinet. Now, less than a year and a half later, 40 percent of his team are people of color, and 60 percent are women. His governing board’s racial diversity has jumped by nearly 20 percent. More.

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Tuesday, October 08 2019

Three Tusculum University leaders, who are making their mark on education at early stages in their academic careers, have earned a special distinction. Ms. Heather Keene, associate vice president of the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Ronda Gentry, executive director of student persistence and engagement; and Dr. Jacob Fait, dean of the College of Business; were honored as 40 Under Forty award recipients. More.

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Saturday, October 05 2019

About double in size of the former flight center, the state-of-the-art, 12,700-square-foot Ed Babka Aviation Learning Center helps alleviate space constraints in UD’s growing aviation program. The facility houses a dispatch desk, three classrooms, multiple offices including an area for flight instructors, four flight simulators, flight review rooms, an unmanned aircraft system lab, a visitor lounge, and conference spaces. More.

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Thursday, October 03 2019

Belhaven University will be the first and only university in America offering free tuition in the fifth year for students pursuing a double major. This promise is for full-time freshmen that declare a double major and remain continuously enrolled for four years. According to the National Survey of College Graduates, pairing a business degree and a STEM major is the most lucrative combination for students. More.

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Tuesday, September 24 2019

Three-time Emmy award winning journalist, Jim Axelrod, who joined the Bloomfield College Board of Trustees in 2014, has been named chief investigative and senior national correspondent at CBS. Prior to this appointment, he was the senior national correspondent for CBS News, reporting for CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and other CBS News broadcasts and platforms. More.

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Monday, September 23 2019

Kelsey Koelzer has been a pioneer before. An African-American woman in ice hockey, she cut her teeth and several other body parts in boys leagues, then became a first-team all-American at Princeton and the National Women’s Hockey League’s top overall draft choice. Now Koelzer, 24, will break more ground as the first coach of Arcadia University’s new women’s ice-hockey program. More.

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Monday, September 23 2019

Over the last two decades, the Little Rock Compassion Center has helped thousands of people find homes, jobs, and better lives. This summer, they began an innovation process to create even more programs and partnerships to make a deeper impact. It all started with an intern named Dawson. More.

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Saturday, September 21 2019

Westminster College recently broke ground for an $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center. The 27,000-square-foot addition to the College’s central hub for scientific learning and research is phase three of the $20 million Hoyt Renovation and Expansion Project, which was begun in 2016. More.

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