AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, DECATUR, GA.
ASC has received a $2 million grant from The Goizueta Foundation for two new programs: the Goizueta Global Leadership Project and the Goizueta STEM Success Initiative.
ALMA COLLEGE, ALMA, MICH.
Alma has launched a four-year nursing program that will emphasize creative problem-solving and interpersonal skills in addition to nursing fundamentals.
ARCADIA UNIVERSITY, GLENSIDE, PA.
Arcadia, in cooperation with the Peace Corps, has established the Arcadia University Peace Corps Prep Program, an academic and service initiative designed to build cultural awareness and develop practical skills sought by the Peace Corps and other organizations and employers.
AUSTIN COLLEGE, SHERMAN, TEXAS
Austin has launched the Austin College Gateways initiative to provide students with preferred access to graduate and professional schools.
BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY, JACKSON, MISS.
Belhaven offers a new online master of science in leadership degree with a ministry concentration.
BLACKBURN COLLEGE, CARLINVILLE, ILL.
One of seven schools comprising the Work Colleges Consortium, Blackburn is the only one with a student-managed program where students can build a strong resume while reducing the cost of their education.
BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE, BLOOMFIELD, N.J.
Bloomfield continued its global expansion by announcing a partnership with Jazan University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, opening the door to student and faculty exchanges in the Middle East.
BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY, STORM LAKE, IOWA
Buena Vista graduated its first class of BVU global fellows this year. Students are selected to participate in the four-year interdisciplinary academic and travel program.
CARROLL UNIVERSITY, WAUKESHA, WIS.
The website thedailymeal.com has recognized Carroll as one of the 75 best colleges for food thanks to Carroll’s “fresh” meal program for students and sustainability efforts in the main dining room.
CENTRE COLLEGE, DANVILLE, KY.
Centre is one of only three schools participating in a new dramatic arts collaboration that will lead to a new play being written and produced on campus during the 2014-15 academic year.
COE COLLEGE, CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
Coe is embarking on a major energy reduction program with a goal of decreasing electricy use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by 50 percent.
COLLEGE OF IDAHO, CALDWELL, IDAHO
The C of I’s legacy for outstanding science education is being extended with a $9.5 million modernization of Boone Science Hall.
COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS, POINT LOOKOUT, MO.
COFO students brought home prizes in the 2014 National Phi Beta Lambda Competitions. Phi Beta Lambda is the largest and oldest student business organization designed for students to sharpen their business skills and expand their networks.
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, WOOSTER, OHIO
Wooster’s Fall Academy of Religion examined why certain books were included in the Bible while others were not.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE, DAVIDSON, N.C.
Davidson is the newest member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
DAVIS & ELKINS COLLEGE, ELKINS, W.VA.
D&E now offers a major in dance with an emphasis on American Vernacular Dance that combines American social dance traditions with academic inquiry.
ECKERD COLLEGE, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Eckerd students spent 10 days in the Gulf of Mexico last summer as part of an ongoing study of the impact of the BP oil disaster.
GROVE CITY COLLEGE, GROVE CITY, PA.
TheBestSchools.org ranked the college high on its list of the 15 best colleges for studying the Bible. They also recognized the humanities program, which is taught from a biblical-Christian worldview, and faculty who are at the forefront of conservative thought.
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE, HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA.
The Princeton Review ranked the Bortz Library at HSC as seventh in its current “Best Colleges” guide.
HANOVER COLLEGE, HANOVER, IND.
Hanover’s new healthcare and biomedical sciences program provides career discernment and enhanced preparation for students in a pre-health course of study.
HASTINGS COLLEGE, HASTINGS, NEB.
Amid plans for future growth and development, Hastings welcomed a record number of first-year students this fall.
ILLINOIS COLLEGE, JACKSONVILLE, ILL.
IC has become a leading partner of the Smithsonian Institution’s North American Orchid Conservation Center.
INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Students at Interamerican develop their business ideas through the school’s “Tiger Venture Competition.”
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY, CHARLOTTE N.C.
HBCU Digest has named JCSU’s STEM program as the best among historically black colleges and universities.
KING UNIVERSITY, BRISTOL, TENN.
King has been approved to launch a new doctor of nursing practice program.
LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, EASTON, PA.
Lafayette’s women’s lacrosse team has been named as a 2014 Division I Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association for having a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
LAKE FOREST COLLEGE, LAKE FOREST, ILL.
Lake Forest has a new minor in interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation.
LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE, BANNER ELK, N.C.
LMC recently hosted the grand opening of its May School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY, ST. CHARLES. MO.
Lindenwood now offers an RN-to-BSN degree completion program in its new School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.
LYON COLLEGE, BATESVILLE, ARK.
Lyon’s new core curriculum, EPIC (Educating Productive Involved Citizens) awaited returning students this fall and the largest freshman class in the school’s history.
MACALESTER COLLEGE, ST. PAUL, MINN.
In 2014, five Macalester graduating seniors received Fulbrights to Germany, Brazil and Nepal, and President Brian Rosenberg received a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, ends in August 2017.
MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE, STAUNTON, VA.
MBC welcomed its charger class of occupational and physical therapy students this fall to its new College of Health Sciences.
MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE, TENN.
MC recently graduated the first class of its New Opportunity School for Women, designed to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, undereducated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian region.
MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY, DECATUR, ILL.
Millikin has installed new artificial turf on its football field.
MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE, MARSHALL, MO.
Missouri Valley has added a writing studies concentration for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English.
MONMOUTH COLLEGE, MONMOUTH, ILL.
Designed to nurture Presbyterian students into church leaders, Monmouth College’s Presbyterian Scholars program offers generous scholarships as well as spiritual retreats, trips to national church conferences and the chance to meet prominent Presbyterian leaders including recent guest speakers Rodger Nishioka, Rick Ufford-Chase and John M. Buchanan.
MONTREAT COLLEGE, MONTREAT N.C.
Montreat has a new degree program, bachelor of science in Bible and religion, preaching and evangelism, that features the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association School of Evangelism’s training curriculum.
MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY, NEW CONCORD, OHIO
Muskingum has a new major in petroleum geology.
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, CLINTON, S.C.
Presbyterian College launched an innovative program that leads students to make key career decisions. The school of pharmacy gained accreditation status and graduated its first class this summer. Renovations are happening across campus, and sometime next year students will be introduced to a totally new Georgia Hall, the college’s largest residence hall.
QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE, CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Queens has a new triathlon club.
RHODES COLLEGE, MEMPHIS, TENN.
Rhodes has moved up to the number three spot on The Princeton Review’s ranking of the most beautiful campuses.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, BILLINGS, MONT.
Rocky has added an unmanned aerial systems (drone) course as part of its aviation program.
ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY, LAURINBURG, N.C.
SAU equestrian teams made a strong showing in this year’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship Competition.
SCHREINER UNIVERSITY, KERRVILLE, TEXAS
Schreiner has launched a global scholars living and learning community. At the end of the year, participants will spend three weeks studying at South Korea’s Hannam University.
STERLING COLLEGE, STERLING, KAN.
Sterling has new majors in health science and criminal justice.
STILLMAN COLLEGE, TUSCALOOSA, ALA.
In June, Stillman named Peter Millet as the sixth president in the college’s 138-year history.
TRINITY UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Trinity’s physician-executive program has been ranked top in the nation by Modern Healthcare magazine.
TUSCULUM COLLEGE, GREENVILLE, TENN.
Tusculum is building a new math and science center.
UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE, DUBUQUE, IOWA
UD has formed a partnership with the University of Iowa College of Law that will allow UD students to apply to the law school during their junior year.
UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN, JAMESTOWN, N.D.
UJ was named to U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural list of “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS, CLARKSVILLE, ARK.
University of the Ozarks students volunteered nearly 6,000 hours in the Clarksville community and beyond last year. Students participated in such projects such as Christmas Angels, Habitat for Humanity, habitat restoration and cleanup, translation services for schools and medical centers, Special Olympics, Alpha & Omega mission trips and animal shelters.
UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE, PIKEVILLE, KY.
UPike was named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
UNIVERSITY OF TULSA, TULSA, OKLA.
TU’s College of Law has been ranked number three on PreLaw Magazine’s list of “Best Value Private Law Schools.”
WARREN WILSON COLLEGE, ASHEVILLE, N.C.
The college is second among 246 national liberal arts colleges in the category of “service staff, courses and financial aid support,” according to Washington Monthly, a “Best Buy” according to The Fiske Guide, and fifth among LGBT-friendly schools according to The Princeton Review.
WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY, WAYNESBURG, PA.
Waynesburg will begin offering a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, FULTON, MO.
Westminster’s National Churchill Museum hosted a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that told the story of military mail and communication from the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, NEW WILMINGTON, PA.
Westminster offers a new social media minor in the department of communication studies, theatre and art.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Westminster graduated its largest class ever in 2014.
WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY, SPOKANE, WASH.
Whitworth celebrated its 125th anniversary with a weekend of special events including an address by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, N.C.
Peace has a new online RN-to-BSN program.
WILSON COLLEGE, CHAMBERSBURG, PA.
The Wilson College farm has received “certified organic” status from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.