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March 15, 2018
March 14, 2018

APLU’s Commission on International Initiatives is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. Nominations are due by Friday, April 13, 2018. The nomination information packet can be accessed here and the online submission form can be accessed here.

March 14, 2018

APLU’s online course on implementing campus-wide advising reforms was recognized yesterday with a 2018 Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The APLU course, A SMART Approach to Student Success: Strategic Management of Advising Reform and Technology, was launched last spring with the aim of helping institutions successfully adopt holistic, campus-wide proactive advising systems that have shown significant progress in advancing student success.

March 13, 2018
The APLU Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program will host an informational webinar on Monday, April 2nd from 1-2 pm EDT. The IEP Universities program was created in 2013 to recognize universities that are committed to spurring and promoting regional economic development and helping these institutions advance their work in university economic engagement. More than 58 universities have earned the designation since the program’s inception. 
February 28, 2018

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted a hurricane recovery fundraiser in Washington, DC last Saturday. After hurricanes Irma and Maria, the university created a UVI Relief Fund to support students, faculty, and staff impacted by the storms. The storms devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands and inflicted significant damage to UVI. More than 2,600 students and staff members were affected by the storms.

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