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Sep. 26, 2013

October Is Careers In Student Affairs Month (#ACPACSA)
ACPA
We have a number of great opportunities planned for Careers in Student Affairs Month (#ACPACSA). All month long we'll be collecting your "Images of Student Affairs" on Instagram, using the hashtag #ACPACSA. Submit your image that corresponds with the following statement, "Student Affairs is..." For complete contest rules, and prize information, click here. We also have three complimentary Webinars and two Twitter chats planned for October. Click here for the full schedule and to register today! Questions? E-mail info@acpa.nche.edu.More

App For College Students Focuses On Suicide Prevention
USA Today
Students at an Ohio college who may be considering suicide, or those who encounter them, could get more online help starting this fall. Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is offering a free mobile app students can use to connect with emergency responders if they are potentially suicidal. It's part of a pilot program from eReadia LLC, customized for Miami students. A number of other colleges across the country are also using the app, according to the company's website.More

Engaging Speakers Reinvent ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention
ACPA
Six HEd Talk Speakers (so far) will join us to reinforce the REINVENTion of the 2014 ACPA Indianapolis Convention. Hear and learn from the diverse perspectives these HEd Talk Speakers bring to our attendees. Among this dynamic group are Brené Brown, Erik Qualman and Tricia Rose. Register Today.More

App For College Students Focuses On Suicide Prevention
USA Today
Students at an Ohio college who may be considering suicide, or those who encounter them, could get more online help starting this fall. Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is offering a free mobile app students can use to connect with emergency responders if they are potentially suicidal. More

More Students Turn To Social Media To Inform Their College Search
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The share of prospective students who used social-media Web sites to learn about colleges they were considering has more than doubled in the last four years, according to the results of a survey.More

10 Highest-Priced Public Colleges For Out-Of-State Students
U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.More

Britain's New Strategy To Get More Students Abroad
University World News
With just one U.K. student studying abroad for every 15 international students coming the other way, Britain is launching a bold initiative to tackle the imbalance. Unveiled on the same day as the government's new international education strategy Global Growth and Prosperity, which focuses on attracting even more of the world's students to British higher education, it was somewhat overlooked when first announced at the end of July.More

Washington Update From Carol Holladay, ACPA Pubic Policy Liaison
ACPA
The Current State of Play in Washington: After yet another tragedy this week with the mass shooting at the Navy Yard, Congress is back to work. We would like to ensure we recognize those who lost their lives in this tragic event. The families impacted from lost lives were not just military families but civilians who worked as contractors in an environment where they felt they were safe and serving their country in their own way. Our hearts and thoughts extended to those families just blocks from not just the Capitol but many of our homes, parks and schools. As a result, gun issues are back on the table but few see any movement forward. More

Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
ACPA
Don't miss out on your publications, mailings, and entity group updates! ACPA's My Profile allows you to manage your member profile information online. Update your mailing address, join the many entity groups, manage your e-mail subscriptions and more. Also, remember to renew your entity membership if your ACPA membership has lapsed to continue receiving newsletters and updates from the groups of your choice.More

How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Forbes
Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers. Decades ago most colleges and universities believed their only responsibility for student health was to set up a clinic to treat the sick and injured. Today, driven by a broader and, in our judgment, better understanding of health and its impact on learning, many institutions of higher education provide much more.More

Free Online Classes Shouldn't Replace Teachers And Classrooms — They Should Make Them Better
Slate
For a year or two there, free online classes seemed like they just might be the future of higher education. Why, some influential computer scientists wondered, should there be thousands of colleges and universities around the country all teaching the same classes to small groups of students, when you could get one brilliant professor to teach the material to the whole world at once via the Internet?More