News & Notes 
from The New American Colleges and Universities
May 2013
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Study Abroad Spots Available
For students interested in studying in Berlin, there are spots available in Nazareth's Fall 2013 program. For more information go here or email Dr. William Hopkins, program coordinator.
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Arcadia Expands Programs, Relationships in Cuba

While Arcadia University's programming in Cuba has ramped up rapidly over the last year, the initial groundwork has been years in the making, coming to fruition through connections, tenacity, existing strengths in global education and in some way, a bit of luck and good timing. Read more.

Innovative Teaching Spotlight: Valparaiso Professor Uses Active Learning to Teach Difficult Subject

Sometimes innovative teaching means hiring a sniper and being left behind on the battlefield. But it's all worth it for Valparaiso University Assistant Professor Amy Atchison who pondered how best to teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and its disheartening history of violations to her students.  Read more.

Student Perspective: An International Partnership in Health

Nazareth College student Glynis Jones '14 writes about an 8,700-mile trip from Rochester to India which changed the lives of physical therapy students and the people they hope to help.

Read more.


Nazareth Announces Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute with $6.5M Major Gifts

Nazareth College President Daan Braveman announced the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute at Nazareth College after receiving a commitment of $6.5 million in gifts from supporters of this next generation health care initiative. The $16.5 million Institute, set to open in fall 2014, physically expands on the existing educational and clinical facilities of Nazareth's School of Health and Human Services. Read more.


Samford Plans New Business Building

Samford University's Brock School of Business has launched a campaign to build a new state-of-the-art business school on Samford's campus. Birmingham insurance executive Gary Cooney, a 1974 Samford graduate, publicly announced his pledge to give the Brock School of Business at least $12.5 million to help grow business education programs at Samford. Read more.

Six NAC&U Members Named to Princeton Review's Green Guide

Drury University, Ithaca College, North Central College, Pacific Lutheran University, Stetson University and Westminster College were mentioned among the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges. 

Sage Names New Deans
Donna Heald, PhD, has accepted the position of dean of Russell Sage College, to replace Sharon Robinson, PhD, who is retiring after ten years as dean. Sage also has appointed Albert Orbinati as dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education at Sage College of Albany.

Outstanding Scranton Student Named Among Elite National Truman Scholars

Vivienne Meljen '13 completed her undergraduate studies in biology at The University of Scranton in just three years while maintaining a 3.9 GPA and participating in multiple research and community service projects. She is one of just 62 students from 54 colleges in the nation selected as a 2013 Truman Scholar. Read more.

NAC&U Students Present Research to Members of Congress
Students from Ithaca College, Manhattan College, Pacific Lutheran University and Stetson University were among just 60 undergraduates across the country selected to participate in "Posters on the Hill," an initiative sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research and designed to bring Congressional delegates up-to-speed on some of the most cutting-edge federally funded academic projects.  
Student Reflections

In the "Life as a Purple Ace" blog, University of Evansville students reflect on packing up at the end of the semester, what the arrival of spring means for studying, performing in one's last college stage production and being part of the TeamUE running team.


A Wagner College student reflects on the public speaking general education course requirement on Wagner's HawkTalk, a blog written by students.

Awards and Accomplishments

Students From Hamline University, Ithaca College, Pacific Lutheran University, Stetson University, Valparaiso University, Westminster College and Widener University Win Newman Civic Fellow Awards

Student Newspapers at John Carroll University and Butler University Win Awards
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