Millsaps Issues Statement on Mississippi’s “Freedom of Conscience” Act

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Millsaps College President Dr. Robert Pearigen recently issued the following statement regarding Mississippi’s controversial “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination” act: “On March 4, 2016, Millsaps issued a statement expressing hope that, if passed, House Bill 1523 would not be used to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation. Since… Read more »

Christopher L. Holoman Will Be Centenary’s New President

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Centenary College of Louisiana has chosen Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, an academic with extensive experience in college classrooms and administration, as its 31st president. Holoman is currently Provost at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, and will assume leadership of the 191 year old Shreveport institution in July.   Read more at the Centenary website.

Updated: Interdisciplinary Symposium on The Year 1616

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The Associated Colleges of the South is pleased to co-sponsor Rhodes College’s interdisciplinary symposium on the year 1616 (the year of William Shakespeare’s death): This free public event commences with a Communities in Conversation keynote by Thomas Christensen (author of 1616: The World in Motion), on Thursday, April 21 (5:30pm reception, 6:00pm lecture, Blount)…. Read more »

William Dudley Named W & L President

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William Dudley

William “Will” Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, has been named president of Washington and Lee University. According to the W&L website, “Dudley will assume his duties on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Kenneth P. Ruscio ’76, who announced in May 2015 his intention to step down from the presidency, and who will remain… Read more »

BSC to host 24th Annual Latin American Studies Conference

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Birmingham-Southern College’s Annual Latin American Studies Symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted during the preceding year by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities, including the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) and the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Established at BSC… Read more »

ACS Faculty are 2015 Professors of The Year

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Three ACS faculty are among the 35 state-level winners of the Professor of the Year Award, sponsored by the the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. They include Michael Flowers (Theatre, Birmingham-Southern), Mary Blythe Daniels (Spanish, Centre) and Jennifer Peszka (Psychohlogy, Hendrix).

ACS Palladian for fall 2015

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Currently, there are only 93 male African American computer science Ph.D. students in the country. Of those, Morehouse produced 12. “This is counting every single black male from every school in the nation. Of all of those African American Ph.D. male students, 13 percent are coming from Morehouse, from this lab. That’s a historic number,”… Read more »

ACS Marketing Meeting is Coming in 2016

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ACS is trying to organize our first-ever professional meeting for people involved with or interested in college marketing. The first step is to find a good date. Chuck White, Vice President for Information Resources at Trinity, is hosting the event and will act as local organizer. ACS president Owen Williams has contacted your presidents, asking… Read more »

Southwestern to host ACS Gender Studies Conference

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Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas will be host to the biennial ACS Gender Studies Conference, Feb 19-21, 2016. This year’s theme is “Representing Gender Across. . .” The organizers invite faculty, students and staff of ACS schools along with other scholars to begin thinking about submitting proposals. More information is available through the event website.

Morehouse to host ‘Blended Learning and Civic Engagement’

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Rendering of the Morehouse campus

ACS faculty are invited to attend  Blended Learning and Civic Engagement: Modeling Writing as Community Activism, a blended learning seminar at Morehouse, September 17-19. The focus will be on “sharing digital strategies for service learning,” and will feature a hands-on workshop where participants will develop specific community service projects that they are working on at their… Read more »