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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.

Wednesday, September 16 2020

The University of Tulsa’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is raising funds to support one of Tulsa’s pre-eminent African American organizations: the Greenwood Cultural Center. The Greenwood Cultural Center’s mission is “to preserve African-American heritage and promote positive images of the African-American community by providing educational and cultural experiences; promoting intercultural exchange; and encouraging cultural tourism.”  More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020

Megan Smiley’s first role in a theatrical production at Eckerd College came to her in her senior year—and it’s a lead. Her blue hair, lips and mood will embody The Moon in Into the Wind, the College’s first-ever virtual performance. Even as an aspiring dramatherapist, Smiley hadn’t expected to be doing any acting before leaving Eckerd. A necessary course redesign resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, however, made a lot of previously unexplored possibilities all too real. More.

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Tuesday, September 15 2020

For the third year in a row, Agnes Scott College is ranked No. 1 Most Innovative School in the country among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges. The college placed No. 1 in the nation for First-Year Experience among all colleges and universities for the second consecutive year and ranked No. 2 for Best Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes institutions where faculty have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. More.

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Tuesday, September 15 2020

The College of Idaho has earned it’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings for 2021. The College is named the No. 1 school for Top Performers on Social Mobility among all National Liberal Arts Colleges. Social Mobility is generally defined as upward movement of students and graduates from one socioeconomic status to another. The ranking evaluates which schools best serve underrepresented students. More.

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Tuesday, September 08 2020

Bloomfield College recently established a new Center for Student Success (CSS) led by Leah Brown-Johnson as executive director. By consolidating a number of departments that currently provide student academic and career support under the umbrella of the CSS, students will have access to a team of professionals cross-trained to provide assistance across the spectrum of needs. More.

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Thursday, September 03 2020

Mary Lanning Healthcare (MLH), Hastings College and Bryan College of Health Sciences are partnering to determine whether a new nursing program can be established at MLH by fall 2022. A memorandum of understanding between Bryan College of Health Sciences and Mary Lanning Healthcare aligns with the announcement that Rich Lloyd, PhD, will serve as executive president of Hastings College while continuing to serve as president of Bryan College of Health Sciences. More.


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Friday, August 28 2020

The Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Center) at Waynesburg University welcomes Lee Ann Wainwright, thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation that will enable the CSR Center to have a greater impact in the region by studying and addressing more community challenges. Wainwright, most recently with Chevron, will serve as the director of strategic partnerships. More.

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Thursday, August 27 2020

The College of Idaho has been recognized as one of the best schools in the west by The Princeton Review. The 2021 edition acknowledges top schools in five regions and the College is named one of the “Best in the West.” The College is one of just 127 colleges in 15 western states to receive the “Best in the West” accolades in its website feature “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”  More.

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Thursday, August 27 2020

Rhodes College will have a new supercomputing center, thanks to a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $389,662. The award will be used to build a supercomputing cluster that will serve as the cornerstone of a campus-wide research computing center. This resource will greatly advance opportunities for students to engage in computation-based scientific research alongside faculty in a wide range of disciplines.  More

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Thursday, August 27 2020

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has made a $525,000 gift to University of the Ozarks in honor of the University’s long-time former president and foundation board member, Dr. Rick D. Niece. Niece was president of Ozarks for 16 years – from 1997 to 2013 – and served as a director on the Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation (WFCSF) from 1997 to 2019. More.

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