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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.

Friday, November 15 2019

A faculty-wide vote of confidence at the University of Tulsa on Wednesday turned out more than three-to-one against top administrators.
The vote was 157–44 against President Gerry Clancy and 161–44 against Provost Janet Levit. The nonbinding vote came as university trustees move ahead with a sweeping reorganization plan known as True Commitment despite faculty protests they were not appropriately involved in the process. More.

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Tuesday, November 12 2019

Tusculum University introduced a new program that is committed to helping students achieve their career ambitions by providing access to high-quality education at an affordable price. The university created the Pioneer 100 award to assist students who meet certain financial and academic criteria. The program will provide free tuition to any student who is fully eligible for the Pell grant and HOPE scholarship. More.

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Monday, November 04 2019

Bloomfield College celebrated its third annual First Generation College Day on November 5. The national observance of this day is November 8. The day was launched in 2017 by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success.  More.

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Friday, November 01 2019

Construction has begun on the $6.6 million renovation project to Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. 
Funded by D&E Trustee Emerita June Myles, the project calls for a more than 6,000-square-foot glass enclosed addition which will nearly double the size of The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum, a two-story stone and brick rotunda main entrance, and the installation of an elevator, additional restrooms and a warming kitchen. More

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Thursday, October 31 2019

Ambitious thespians can take their Theatre education from white sand beaches to the Great White Way because of a new partnership between St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College and Circle in the Square Theatre School—the only conservatory program housed in a Broadway theater. Students can apply to be admitted to the 2+2 BFA Program and spend two years getting a liberal arts education at Eckerd and two years receiving conservatory training at Circle in the Square. More.

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Tuesday, October 29 2019

Wilson College has announced the appointment of Dr. Wesley R. Fugate as the 20th president in the 150-year history of the college.
Fugate, who will officially assume the Wilson presidency in January 2020, currently serves as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. More.

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Monday, October 28 2019

Muskingum University has secured $30 million dollars to build a 100,000-square-foot health and wellness complex in the heart of the campus. The multi-level facility will accommodate covered stadium seating, clinical and diagnostic areas, a fitness and performance enhancement center, a 200-meter regulation track fully equipped for indoor track and field events, a hospitality area and classroom space during the week. More.

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Thursday, October 24 2019

When an enrollment boost this fall brought an additional 57 students to the College of Idaho, Jen Nelson, director of residence life, said the college had to double-up, or even triple-up, on some of the rooms to provide enough beds. As a way to meet the growing need, C of I started a partnership with indieDwell, a Caldwell-based company that makes affordable housing units out of shipping containers. More.

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Sunday, October 20 2019

An Eckerd College professor and her students helped Dr.Jason Cavatorta, founder of EarthWork Seeds, identify which hybrid cantaloupes were most likely to fend off diseases. The hope was that all the small failures would lead to a new cantaloupe with large yields and great taste. Cavatorta held the payoff in his hand, the juice dripping onto the soil below. A new variety called Triton was growing all around him. More.

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Friday, October 18 2019

Austin College and Texas Tech University have solidified agreements that will allow Austin College students to “fast track” a master’s degree in Mass Communications from Texas Tech, with Tech faculty conducting graduate courses on Austin College campus. Thus, when the student graduates from Austin College, he or she will have completed some of the coursework required for a graduate degree at Texas Tech. More.

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