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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, April 18 2020

Last week, the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA partnered with the Valley Mission to help transport community members experiencing homelessness from the shelter to Mary Baldwin University. The university is providing temporary housing for more than 30 men, women and children to help prevent coronavirus COVID-19 community spread. More.

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Friday, April 17 2020

Leah Trotman, a student at Agnes Scott College, has been selected as the 2020 Truman Scholar. She’s the college’s first Truman Scholarship recipient since 2009 and the college’s fifth since 1975. Trotman is one of 62 scholars selected from 773 applicants representing 316 colleges and universities. The scholarships are awarded based on a student’s leadership, public service, academic achievement, panel interviews and essays. More.

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Friday, April 17 2020

Dr. Robert Lutz has dedicated his life to helping others. He served in the Army for nearly 30 years in emergency medicine. After retiring, he returned to his alma mater as the school’s primary care sports physician. But when the covoronavirus outbreak hit the states he was called upon by his colleagues at Atrium Health, Doctors Tom Batechlor and Carly Rivet, to serve again. More.

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Thursday, April 16 2020

Ansley Guerrero, Lynsey Hughes and Madi Wesley flew to the nation’s largest city Monday, April 13, and were waiting on their first assignments. They joined Calyn Kelly, who has been serving in New York for about two weeks, and Brianna Stine, who has been in the city for about a week. They responded to a call seeking 400 registered nurses in New York and were among 10,000 who applied. The group will work 21 days straight and then have the option of taking off a few days. More.

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Thursday, April 16 2020

Morgan Colton isn’t crafty, she’s never taken a course on garment construction, and she’s not even a member of the Eckerd College MakerSpace. But when she saw a TV news story about nurses in New York making their own personal protective equipment to battle COVID-19, she knew she’d have to summon all her tenacity to be a help to her family and community. More.

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Tuesday, April 14 2020

In the effort to help supply critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, members of King University’s Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) department are putting their knowhow and resources to work in a new and innovative way. As a result, King’s 3D printer, typically used for student projects at this time of the year, is now producing the headbands needed to help assemble protective face shields for doctors and nurses. More.

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Sunday, April 12 2020

For many years after the current global pandemic has waned, writers, artists, and scholars will choose to examine these extraordinary times. At Mary Baldwin, a group of more than a dozen faculty has said “why wait?” They have developed a new general education course for May Term that thinks through the world’s current circumstances from a number of different perspectives. More.

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Monday, March 30 2020

Concerts, events, and school programs are just a few of the many things getting canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One Buena Vista University student made the best out of a sad situation by helping to feed some of Washington D.C.'s homeless. More.

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Monday, March 30 2020

It is with tremendous sorrow that Johnson C. Smith University shares the loss of Fred "Curly" Neal, a 1975 alumnus who was a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters and the Golden Bulls basketball team. Neal played in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries from 1963 to 1985 with the Globetrotters, making him one of the world's most recognized faces. More.

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Sunday, March 29 2020

Monmouth College has joined the growing “Heart Hunters” movement, doing its part to give families a welcome distraction during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating three Monmouth College-themed hearts. The Heart Hunters social media movement encourages people to cut out paper hearts and display them in their windows to allow families to enjoy a virtual scavenger hunt from a safe distance. More.

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