Sept. 8, 2011

Submit an ACPA 2012 Convention program proposal by Sept. 12
How will you create possibilities in Louisville, Kentucky, March 24 - 28? Plan now to attend the convention and consider presenting a program as part of that experience. Browse the ACPA Louisville 2012 website to learn more about the convention theme, professional competencies, critical issues, how to submit a program and view examples of program proposals. Education program proposals are due Monday, Sept. 12. Join us to Create Possibilities at the Louisville 2012 Convention.More

Recent high school graduates optimistic about value of college
Los Angeles Times
Despite the rising costs of a college education, most recent high school graduates say that earning a college degree is worth the time and money, and most are optimistic that they and their peers will find good jobs and careers. That is the good news from a national survey of 1,500 graduates from the class of 2010 that was released Tuesday by the College Board, the nonprofit association that runs the SAT and Advanced Placement tests.More

ACPA past president profile: May L. Cheney
May L. Cheney was a teacher appointment secretary at the University of California, Berkeley and served as ACPA's first president. Cheney and eleven other appointment secretaries attended the National Association of Deans of Women meeting as special guests in 1923, where the group of twelve met to discuss mutual concerns and to start a new organization, the National Association of Appointment Secretaries — NAAS. In February 1924, Cheney was elected the first president of NAAS, which is now known as ACPA.More

Carnegie Mellon receives $265 million pledge
The Associated Press via Google News
Carnegie Mellon University has received a huge new pledge to expand its programs. The $265 million gift from former steel executive William S. Dietrich II is one of the largest in recent years from an individual to a private university, and the largest in the school's history, officials told The Associated Press.More

Calling all ACPA Student Members
The $75 Transitional Membership is specifically designed as a benefit to all current Student Members, who renew their membership within a year of graduating. So renew your membership and take advantage of the membership type specifically designed for you.More

For-profit versus public universities
The Collegian
Choosing to attend which college is hard enough. Between location, money, friends, degree programs and campus life, things can start to get a little complicated when it comes down to making a decision. When the option of a private university versus a public college is thrown into the mix, it can create an even greater whirlwind of dilemmas. Both public and private universities offer students different incentives, which can make the decision making process very difficult.More

Nominations for ACPA Awards
Please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA Awards including Emerging and Senior Scholars. Award descriptions can be found here. Contact Myra F. Morgan for more information.More

20 surprising higher education facts
U.S. News & World Report
Lynn O'Shaughnessy, nationally recognized college expert, shares some of the latest higher education statistics that you might find surprising.More

Call for programs — 4th Annual Veterans Symposium for Higher Education
Enhance your development and participate in the 2012 Veteran Symposium focusing on campus programs and services for veteran students and their families. Submit a program proposal or learn more about the symposium. ACPA serves as a cooperating sponsor for the symposium held Feb. 20-21 in Louisville, Kentucky.More

Do you enjoy a college scholarship advantage?
A new scholarship study conducted by Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FinAid and Fastweb, explodes the myth that minorities receive more than their fair share of college scholarships. It's actually white students who attract the outsized share of scholarship dollars from private scholarship providers, as well as from colleges and universities.More