In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four APLU member institutions have been selected as regional recipients of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, Ball State University, University of Florida, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award – which will be announced Sunday, November 11 during the APLU Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this final of a four-part series, APLU spotlights Virginia Tech for its Water Study Research Team.
Ohio State University Professor Stephen M. Gavazzi and West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will publish their new book, Land-Grant Universities for the Future, in November. The book examines present challenges to and future opportunities facing land-grant universities. Below is the Q&A with Stephen Gavazzi, who will be signing copies of the book November 12, from 5:15 to 6:30 pm CST at the APLU Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in the Galerie 2 room.
By David J. Weerts
At the closing session of the annual meeting, APLU unveiled a report examining the need for public universities to renew their commitment to addressing student and workforce needs.
By Jorge H. Atiles