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AASCU HIGHLIGHTS

AASCU Statement on the Selection of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. Read statement



AASCU Names Toyia Younger Vice President for Leadership Development and Member Services. Read news release



2017 AASCU Board of Directors Takes Office at Annual Meeting
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanely New Chair. Read more

 

Programs

Frostburg State University (Md.)
Frostburg recently finalized a new cooperative “2+2” degree program in computer science with Hanoi University of Industry in Vietnam. In October, FSU students spoke with Vietnamese Trade Minister Counselor Dao Tran Nhan, who helped facilitate the international partnership. Read more

University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield has teamed with The Volcker Alliance to help conduct a national multiyear study aimed at improving budgeting and fiscal sustainability in all 50 states. Read more

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Grants and Gifts

Frostburg State University (Md.)
Frostburg recently awarded $18,000 in its second round of grants to enhance campus sustainability. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2016 Sustainable Campus Index highlighted Frostburg for its sustainability efforts. Read more

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • IUP's College of Fine Arts received a funding award from the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance/Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to promote the university’s Community Music School. Read more
  • IUP piano faculty member Henry Wong Doe received an $11,430 arts grant from Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand) for his recording project next year. Wong Doe was one of 82 recipients, out of 200 applications in music, theater and dance, to receive funding. Read more

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith
A $200,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith will help students graduate in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields with high job demand locally and nationally. Read more

University of Central Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Institutional Development Award Network for Biomedical Research Excellence awarded the University of Central Oklahoma College of Mathematics and Science professors Morshed Khandaker, Ph.D., associate professor of engineering and physics, and Lillian Chooback, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, with Research Project Investigator grants. Read more

University of North Georgia
For the second time in three years, the federal Mathematics and Science Partnership program is backing a partnership between the University of North Georgia and area schools to strengthen student achievement in science. They are providing $126,000 in funding. Read more

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Awards and Honors

Angelo State University (Texas)
Sangeeta Singg, a professor of psychology at Angelo State University, received the Outstanding Leadership in Psychology Award from the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas at the organization’s November meeting. Read more

James Madison University (Va.)
A James Madison University administrator for the community literacy service, The Reading Road Show, and a child participant in the program, received a 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. The Show is one of 12 national winners of the prestigious award. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University alumnae Autumn Stevens and Linda Beck were both honored as Regional Teachers of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) was honored as a Purple Heart University. The designation recognizes the university’s work with veterans who were wounded in combat and are now pursuing higher education and careers at UALR. Read more

Winthrop University (S.C.)
Winthrop founder, David Bancroft Johnson, will be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame next spring, taking his place alongside such influential figures as athlete, educator and Winthrop graduate Lucille Godbold, and astronaut Ronald Erwin McNair. Read more

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Spotlight

Angelo State University (Texas)

  • Eight faculty members from Angelo State University’s (ASU) Department of Visual and Performing Arts are exhibiting their artworks at the Taragaon Museum in Kathmandu, Nepal. The exhibit is being facilitated by Edwin Cuenco of the ASU art faculty. Read more
  • ASU’s Ram Powerlifting Club brought home a host of awards from the U.S.A. Powerlifting 2016 Longhorn Open competition at the University of Texas at Austin. The ASU team notched nine individual first-place finishes and four second places. Read more

Arkansas State University
Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Pi are raising funds for Beck PRIDE Center’s Battle Buddies: Paws for Vets program. These funds are used for training classes for veterans and their service dogs. The program provides local veterans with needed support as they go about daily living. Read more

Black Hills State University (S.D.)
Graduates of the 2016 Women in Leadership class, a six-month-long educational series, were honored at the seventh annual South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity Women’s Business Conference. The Women’s Business Center at Black Hills State partnered with Coeur-Wharf Resources to make the presentation. Read more

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania undergraduate music major Hsin-Jou Lee, a piano student of Henry Wong Doe and Sun Min Kim, won first prize at the Music Teachers National Association Pennsylvania State Young Artist Competition. Read more

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Director of Purchasing and Campus Services David Errickson and senior geography major Jessica Stokes have been recognized as sustainability champions for their work and devotion to sustainability efforts at Millersville University. Read more

Saginaw Valley State University (Ga.)
A team of two Saginaw Valley State University students won a regional moot court competition in Chicago. The win earned teammates Connor Hughes and Madison Laskowski an invitation to the national tournament next year in Florida. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University

  • Susan Swartwout, director of the Southeast Missouri State University Press, has announced a foreign rights publishing agreement with Kang Yi of Harbin Engineering University in northeast China to translate the book Faulkner and Morrison into Chinese and to distribute it to scholars in China. Read more
  • For the second year in a row, Southeast Missouri State University students have participated in the communication studies department’s Skin Deep Project, the brainchild of instructor Jeanne Harris. Last year, Harris became concerned that students did not understand the impact of certain words. Read more
  • Two digital art students and two recent digital art alumni of Southeast Missouri State University were part of a creative arts team, directed by Kevin Hand, that won an Award of Excellence in animation and special effects at the IndieFest Film Awards. Read more

Stockton University (N.J.)

  • Students from Stockton University represented the United Kingdom as part of the National Model United Nations program at Kobe City University in Japan. The trip also included visits to Hiroshima and Kyoto. Read more
  • Education about civics in colleges could reverse declining levels of public knowledge about government, and increase political participation, according to research published by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton. The report was written by Jennifer Forestal, an assistant professor of political science. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Nitin Agarwal, the UALR Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy endowed chair and a professor of information science, and his doctoral students Samer Al-Khateeb and Nihal Hussain presented their research on cyber defense at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conference in Virginia. Read more
  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Chi Omega Gamma Zeta chapter raised more than $800 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the third annual Rent-A-Puppy event. The fundraiser drew more than 150 people to spend 15 minutes with the puppy of their choice for $5. Read more

University of North Georgia
The Georgia Forestry Commission have contracted a team from the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis to conduct a study on how much tree canopy the state had in 2015. UNG faculty and students are receiving data from the U.S. Geographical Service, analyzing it, and then developing a model that will be transferred onto a map of Georgia. Read more

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