Tuesday - June 27, 2017
U.S. Public and Private Higher Education

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from public, private and community colleges in the U.S.

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USC Aiken Announces Tuition for Budget Year 2018
AIKEN, S.C., June 23 -- University of South Carolina's Aiken campus issued the following news release:

The USC System's Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee increases system-wide today, Friday, June 23, 2017.

The general in-state tuition rate for USC Aiken will increase by approximately $153 (inclusive of tuition and fees) per semester. This represents a 3% increase, one that all the four-year comprehensive institutions within the USC System will experience this academic year.

"We have worked diligently this last year to communicate our university's needs to the legislature. Unfortunately, ... Show Full Article

Pelletier Named to Fellowship of Christian Stewards
HANNIBAL, Mo., June 23 -- Hannibal-LaGrange University issued the following news release:

On Thursday, May 18, Dr. David Pelletier was honored by the Missouri Baptist Foundation when he was named to the 2017 class of Fellowship of Christian Stewards during an HLGU faculty/staff workshop.

The Missouri Baptist Foundation Board of Trustees established the Fellowship of Christian Stewards in 2001 as a way to present examples of Christian stewardship as a challenge to the Christian community. Those selected for the Fellowship of Christian Stewards encourage others to follow their example.

Recipients ... Show Full Article

Invasion of the Trees: Professor's Comic Connects Entertainment to Plant Sciences
STATESBORO, Ga., June 23 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release:

Imagine a character so powerful, so toxic, that it could take over the world- well, the world's forests at least. John T. Van Stan, Ph.D., assistant professor of geography, is bringing this character, and many others like it, to life, all the while educating the public on the impact invasive and native tree species have on water.

The idea for these characters and subsequent graphic novel, Plant Invasion Alters Canopy Ecohydrology, came about when Van Stan was asked by Moein Sadeghi, a doctoral student ... Show Full Article

Flag Ceremony Honors Highest-Ranking Islander Military Alumnus
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 23 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release:

On Friday, June 2, members of the ROTC Islander Army Battalion at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi honored retiring Lieutenant General Larry Wyche in a flag ceremony on campus. Wyche is the highest-ranking military officer who is also an Islander alumnus and he is retiring from the US Army this summer after more than 42 years of service.

Second Lieutenant Matthew Connell, who is studying in the MBA program, and Cadet Lorenzo Garcia, a senior nursing student, were the two Islander ... Show Full Article

Essex County College President Issues Statement on His New Position at School
NEWARK, N.J., June 23 -- Essex County College issued the following statement by President Anthony E. Munroe:

"My name is Dr. Anthony E. Munroe and I am the newly appointed President of Essex County College. In my brief time here, I have been greatly impressed with both the school's expressed and demonstrated commitment to being an open-access institution committed to providing high quality educational programs and life-long learning activities to a diverse population of students. Proof of this commitment is the fact that we serve students who hail from 59 countries.

"As many of you may know, ... Show Full Article

Bulls Notebook: USFSM Researcher to Visit Bulgaria, Refugee Camps
SARASOTA, Fla., June 23 -- The University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee campus issued the following news:

Two years after visiting Jerusalem to give a lecture about arts-integrated instruction, Dr. Helene Robinson is packing her bags for another exotic locale. This time, the assistant professor in USF Sarasota-Manatee's School of Education is heading to Sofia, Bulgaria.

"I'm very excited. It will be the farthest east I've traveled to in Europe," she said.

A specialist in arts-integrated teaching and special education, Dr. Robinson will attend a conference of the Division of International ... Show Full Article

Ashland University Holds Graduation at Mansfield Correctional Institution
ASHLAND, Ohio, June 23 -- Ashland University issued the following news release:

The first three graduates of Ashland University's "Second Chance Pell Program" received their associate's degrees on Monday, June 19, at a Commencement ceremony held at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

"These three are the first from the Ashland University Pell program to graduate since its inception in the summer of 2016, and to our knowledge the first in the country among higher education schools who received this grant," said Jim Cox, who serves as site director for AU's program at Mansfield Correctional ... Show Full Article