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Programs

Lock Haven University (Pa.)
Lock Haven University (LHU) and UPMC Susquehanna have announced a partnership that will provide important opportunities for health education to LHU students, UPMC employees and the local community. Read more

State University of New York at Geneseo

  • State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo’s Together Program has straightforward aspirations: to build a cultural bridge between undergrads and the region’s Spanish-speaking community. Coordinated through the Language and Literatures’ Center for Language and Cultures, the program brings Spanish-speaking families to campus for adult literacy and pre-K to grade 12 tutoring by Geneseo students. It’s a win-win—students and community members break linguistic barriers and embrace cultural diversity. Read more
  • The Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate (ACCC) completed its pilot initiative and will launch campus-wide in Fall 2019 as an opt-in program open to all SUNY Geneseo and Campus Auxiliary Services employees. The ACCC is designed to further participants’ knowledge of issues of identity and power, promote skills for fostering inclusion, and provide structured opportunities to directly apply their learning to benefit the larger campus community. Read more

University of Houston-Clear Lake (Texas)
University of Houston-Clear Lake and United States International University in Nairobi have established a memorandum of understanding to collaborate through faculty and student exchange programs and to create research initiatives. Read more

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Worth Noting

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Three AASCU member institutions—Georgia College & State University, Millersville University (Pa.) and Troy University (Ala.)—have been named 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. The recognition honors innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. Read more

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Grants and Gifts

Lock Haven University (Pa.)
Earlier this spring, six research teams, including one from Lock Haven University, were chosen to receive a grant through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health. Read more

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Enel Green Power, the second-largest wind power operator in Oklahoma, recently provided almost $14,000 in financial support to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) for technology upgrades at the USAO Observatory and in the John A. Morris Speech and Language Clinic, and to support the Campus Co-Op and the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. Read more

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Awards and Honors

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dr. Nickolas Jovanovic, professor and coordinator of Architectural, Civil, and Construction Engineering programs at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been elected to a four-year term on the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Accreditation Operations. Read more

University of Central Oklahoma 

  • James Machell, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently received the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Vision Award from the National and State Teacher of the Year Chapter of Oklahoma. The award, established to honor educators in Oklahoma whose background, foresight and wisdom have resulted in the enhancement of the teaching profession in the state, is selected by former Oklahoma Teacher of the Year winners. Read more
  • The University of Central Oklahoma, in partnership with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Edmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, received a RedBud Award in the category of “Best Partnership” for the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Read more

University of Houston-Clear Lake (Texas)
An innovative leader, University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Dean of Students Iliana Melendez has been chosen as president-elect of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, known as TACUSPA. Read more

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Spotlight

Lock Haven University (Pa.)
Thomas O’Neill has returned to Lock Haven University (LHU) after more than 35 years to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology and interdisciplinary studies that he began in 1983. He received his long-awaited LHU degree, which will enable him to continue his teaching career and further his pursuit of helping people, during the spring commencement ceremony. Read more

Millersville University (Pa.)
On April 9 and 10, Millersville University (MU) students competed in a debate tournament sponsored by the Douglass Debate Society, which is present across all 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Two MU teams came away with the top spots. Read more

Slippery Rock University (Pa.)
A Slippery Rock University physics professor sheds light on an experimental test that occurred 100 years ago that changed the way scientists look at the forces of nature. A total solar eclipse, which occurred May 29, 1919, helped scientists prove Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, superseding Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion related to gravity and the belief that light travels in a straight line. Read more

State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at Geneseo students raised $150,197 in this year’s Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. Geneseo’s event is among the largest in the country in support of Relay For Life. There were 77 teams and more than 1,700 participants this year. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Juliann Fiallos, a junior geology/biology double major from Ansonia, Connecticut, spent several months this spring examining the levels and impact of microplastics in the Fourche Creek wetlands. Microplastics are microscopic pieces of plastic that are released into the environment as plastic products slowly begin to break down. Read more
  • Peter Stuckey, database administrator in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Information Technology Services, serves as a volunteer beekeeper for beehives in the Campus Garden. The honeybees pollinate the two-acre garden, which leads to more food production. Much of the food is donated to the Trojan Marketplace Food Pantry to feed students and members of the community facing food insecurity. Read more

University of Central Oklahoma 
The DaVinci Institute, Oklahoma's Creativity Think Tank, recently named a University of Central Oklahoma student as one of its 2019 DaVinci Scholars. Mary Pease, a senior elementary education major from Shelbyville, Indiana, earned the recognition and a $1,000 grant for her project proposal that will introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based learning to upper-elementary level students. Read more

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Robert BlueBack, a senior at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, has been accepted to the prestigious Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference. Held in June at Middlebury College in Vermont, the conference features a range of workshops with successful contemporary authors and accepts only a handful of applicants each year. Read more

University of West Florida
The seventh annual University of West Florida (UWF) Dance Marathon raised more than $55,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. All proceeds were donated to Pensacola’s Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. During UWF Dance Marathon, participants stand on their feet and dance for 10 hours in support of children who cannot. The Miracle Network Dance Marathon is held at more than 400 locations across the country and has raised over $250 million since 1991. Read more

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse County criminal justice practitioners are getting better at predicting whether the county’s offenders will have a repeat offense thanks to a study by a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professor and her students. “Being able to validate the arrest proxy gives students the opportunity to take what they are learning in the classroom and apply it to a real-world example,” explains Sociology and Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Lisa Kruse. Read more