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.
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 »
Dr. Edward F. Leonard III, who is currently president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, has been named the 14th president of Birmingham-Southern College, college officials announced Wednesday. In his eight years at Bethany, Leonard grew enrollment more than a third and completed the school’s largest fundraising campaign. The small liberal arts college improved facilities… Read more »
Activate your classroom and engage your students using videos, projects and discussion. The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability is pleased to announce a new workshop program to assist faculty as they infuse a new method of assessment into the classroom with an all-inclusive on-line learning module. Full Cost Analysis (FCA) is a method… Read more »
Birmingham Southern College will host a workshop on May 19th, 2015 called Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts: What is it, are are we teaching it? Participants will explore the meaning of critical thinking, learn about ways to use blended learning and other high-impact practices to improve critical thinking, and build activities to enhance and… Read more »
“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Mountaintop speech was more than brilliant rhetorical art; it was also the culmination of a lifetime spent in intense and extensive reading,” writes Scott Newstok, Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College. April 3rd is the anniversary of the delivery of this famous speech, and Prof. Newstok describes the event in its… Read more »
Dianne Loftis, senior at Rhodes College and Audrey Morrow, senior at Hendrix college, are among just 50 students across the nation who have been selected to be 2015 recipients of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The award, named in honor of the founder of IBM, provides funding for an academic year of study abroad. A… Read more »
The Centre Contemplative Studies Initiative is pleased to invite members of the ACS to a workshop on the practice of contemplative pedagogy June 12th – 14th at the historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, near Danville, Kentucky. The workshop will include presentations, discussion, and practice experience for faculty interested in how contemplative pedagogy can enrich… Read more »
The library directors (or designees) of the 16 institutions in the Associated Colleges of the South gathered last week in Atlanta. It was the first such birds-of-a-feather ACS meeting to include an attendee from each of the colleges, which made us librarians proud. ACS’s new president, R. Owen Williams, joined us for the entire meeting…. Read more »
All of higher education has been under the gun for some time; with recession, out came the cannons. Liberal arts colleges have been especially battered, such that they could use a new narrative. At the Associated Colleges of the South — a consortium of 16 nationally recognized liberal arts colleges — we believe it is… Read more »
Faculty at the liberal arts colleges and universities that make up the ACS membership are gearing up for the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Professors Scott Newstok at Rhodes Colllege and Hank Dobin at Washington and Lee are collaborating on a project to identify and help coordinate the numerous Shakespeare-related events that will… Read more »
Hendrix College President Bill Tsutsui will receive the inaugural Bridges to Friendship Award from the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin. Read more.
ACS President Dr. Owen Williams was part of a select group of college representatives invited to attend the College Opportunity Day of Action, hosted on December 4th, 2014, by President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C. Invited representatives of colleges and universities were asked to draw up formal statements of commitment… Read more »
San Antonio businessman, past head of U.S. Southern Command, to join University leadership group SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio businessman and former military commander, retired Gen. James T. “Tom” Hill ’68, has been elected to the Trinity University Board of Trustees. Hill, president of JT Hill Group Inc., provides guidance on strategic leadership and… Read more »
Birmingham-Southern College will launch its second digital classroom, a partnership with Locust Fork High School, on Monday, Feb. 9. Birmingham-Southern opens second blended learning classroom BSC received a $120,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to design and build two blended learning classrooms, one on campus and one at the high school in… Read more »
Millsaps College is proud to announce the return of its Semester Abroad Program in Yucatán, which will be offered in the Fall Semester of 2015. Using your regular tuition, room and board, you will be able to live and study abroad for the entire fall semester in Mexico. In fact, the program will cost the… Read more »