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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, March 12 2021

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need. The foundation has provided more than $5.2 million to the scholarship endowment since its inception in 2009. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, and service to the community. More.

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Friday, March 12 2021

Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor has accepted a university presidency in Birmingham, Ala., and will resign from Whitworth May 31 after leading the institution since 2010. On July 1, Taylor, 51, will become president of Samford University, a 6,000-student Christian institution and the 87th oldest university in the U.S. Taylor served Samford as dean of its Brock School of Business from 2005-10 prior to serving as Whitworth’s 18th president. More.

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Saturday, March 06 2021

Marjorie Hass, president of Rhodes College in Tennessee and former president of Austin College in Texas, has been selected as the next president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). She will succeed Richard Ekman, who has led CIC for 21 years, in the summer of 2021. Hass served on the CIC Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016, including service as vice chair for resource development on the Board’s Executive Committee from 2014 to 2016. More.

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Friday, March 05 2021

Stillman College announced that it will begin the Chairman’s Legacy Fund Campaign for $500,000. The legacy fund will support the designation of a room in the future William H. Sheppard Library Museum to acknowledge the past, present, and future contributions of Board of Trustees chairs. This room will stand as a testament to show that with purpose-driven leadership Stillman College will stand the test of time and continue to be a beacon of light for students and the community. More.

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Wednesday, February 24 2021

Officials from Lyon College and University of the Ozarks have begun discussions of possible opportunities for strategic partnerships between Arkansas’ two Presbyterian-affiliated universities. Leadership from both U of O and Lyon, located in Batesville, have begun to discuss what a strategic partnership between the two institutions might look like and have appointed steering committees made up of trustees to explore further. More.

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Tuesday, February 23 2021

Forty-one years ago, Nolan Richardson went to the barbershop for haircuts and history lessons. He had just arrived at the University of Tulsa as an up-and-coming coach fresh off winning a junior college national title. He led the Golden Hurricane to the NIT championship in his first season, then won two conference titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. His success led to Tulsa hiring four more Black head coaches over the next four decades. More.

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Sunday, February 21 2021

Stages around the world may be dark, but a glimmer of light is about to shine even amid a global pandemic. Malek Jandali '97 is set to release his first album since becoming the first composer-in-residence at Queens University of Charlotte. This is the 11th album from the world-renowned composer and pianist, whose debut recording was "Echoes from Ugarit" in 2009. More.

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Saturday, February 20 2021

The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Lees-McRae College with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. Lees-McRae, which has nearly 1,000 students, is the smallest educational institution in the US to receive the Gold-level designation. More.

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Friday, February 19 2021

The Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Center has become a model facility in the Caribbean and throughout Latin America for the recovery of those marine mammals, and the rehabilitation work conducted there has recently been extended to turtles and sea birds. That work is managed and funded by the Caribbean Stranding Network and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. More.

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Friday, February 19 2021

William Peace University said this week it plans to add E-Sports and Gaming Administration to its degree offerings. E-sports is no longer a niche field, and it’s video game tournaments often are broadcast on ESPN these days. Among millennials and Generation Z, watching others play video games has become a common pastime, with millions of people tuning into video-game streaming services like Twitch. More.

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