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ACPAGrow Mentoring Opportunities — Next Cohort Deadline January 24th
ACPA
ACPAGrow allows those in higher education at all levels to connect with others beyond our own institutions. ACPAGrow is the perfect opportunity to "give back" to the profession, have meaningful discussions, and be more involved with ACPA on a one-on-one basis. Consider serving as a mentor or a protégé for ACPAGrow next cohort, and commit to a few months of conversation, dialogue and learning! Full details about the ACPAGrow mentoring program and the online application are available here. If you have any questions, please email acpagrow@acpa.nche.edu. Danielle Morgan Acosta, Member-at-Large Entry Level on the ACPA Governing Board.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Jan. 29, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training Conducting a Program Review in Student Affairs
Feb. 5, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Integrating Information Literacy in First Year Student Program
Feb. 5-7, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Conference: Developing a Comprehensive Peer Mentor Program
Feb. 17-19, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Conference: Comprehensively Evaluating Your Student Affairs Division
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Feb. 26, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Training Faculty: Essentials of Study Abroad Risk Management
March 17, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Onboarding Spring Admits for Future Success
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 29 |  2014 Institute on Sustainability
March 30 – April 2, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention
April 8, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Streamlining the Transfer Credit Review Process
April 10, 2014 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Developing an Assistance Animal Compliance Policy


How College Students Can Benefit From Some Mindfulness Training
The Huffington Post
College is full of distractions, but mindfulness training could help students stay on track and focused, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Miami found that students who took a seven-week mindfulness training course had improved attention and less mind-wandering compared with a control group that didn't receive the training.
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Travel Subsidy Application Form For First-Time Convention Attendees Living Outside The US
ACPA
If you are a first-time attendee living outside the US and planning to attend the ACPA Annual Convention in Indianapolis, you are eligible for a travel subsidy for up to $400 USD. Applications are due tomorrow 24 January. Please fill out the application. Application decisions will be made by 31 January. If you have any questions, please e-mail Richard Zereik, 2014 Convention International Adviser.
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Explore Ways U.S. Study Can Affect Future Goals, Plans
U.S. News & World Report
Studying abroad is often described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it's certainly true that when presented with the opportunity to live as an international student in a strange environment, you should take it. What should also be kept in mind, however, is that the experience of studying at a U.S. college does not necessarily end with the conclusion of your time as an international student. There is so much to be gained from studying in America, and the experiences you have as an international student can often affect your plans for the future.
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How College Students Can Benefit From Some Mindfulness Training
The Huffington Post
College is full of distractions, but mindfulness training could help students stay on track and focused, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Miami found that students who took a seven-week mindfulness training course had improved attention and less mind-wandering compared with a control group that didn't receive the training.

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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
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.

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10 Universities With The Largest Undergraduate Populations
U.S. News & World Report
Going to college may be increasingly expensive, but the cost hasn't deterred thousands of students from enrolling. Between 1992 and 1998, undergraduate enrollment was stable, but it increased by 37 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Accepting Nominations And Applications For JCSD Editorial Board
ACPA
The Journal is currently accepting applications and nominations to serve as a member of its Editorial Board. We are seeking individuals with a research background and a record of scholarly productivity. Members of the Editorial Board review manuscripts submitted for publication consideration by The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) and advise the Editors of the Journal on matters of policy and practice. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please forward the nominee's name title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and a current copy of their curriculum vitae. Materials can be e-mailed to Dominique Baker at d.baker@vanderbilt.edu. Nominations are due no later than February 7, 2014.
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International Strategy Aims To Double Foreign Students
University World News
Canada's higher education sector has welcomed the country's first comprehensive International Education Strategy — released by the government last week — that aims, among other things, to double the number of foreign students. Announcing the new strategy last Wednesday, International Trade Minister Ed Fast accepted that Canada could profit more from the lucrative global international student market. A government document admitted: "The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and France all attracted more international students than Canada." The strategy plans to double Canada's international student base from 239,131 in 2011 to more than 450,000 by 2022 — without reducing domestic recruitment.
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CTLPA Get To Know Us (Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association)
ACPA
CTLPA Get to Know Us is designed to introduce faculty members, administrators, and educators in the Caribbean to experience all that ACPA has to offer. It includes exposure to our Commissions, Standing Committees, State and International Divisions, Professional Development programs, and our culture of generating and disseminating knowledge. From January 20, 2014 - June 30, 2014 any CTLPA member who has never been an ACPA member can register for a complimentary ACPA membership. Join Us Today!
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Heavy Alcohol Consumption Linked With Worsening PTSD Symptoms Among College Students
The Huffington Post
Students with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely drink large amounts of alcohol than those without the condition, a new study from the University at Buffalo concludes. Students who have PTSD and abuse alcohol in turn make their condition worse, according to the study, which tracked 486 students over three years of examining their drinking habits.
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10 HEd Talks at ACPA 2014!
ACPA
As a part of the REINVENTion of the ACPA Convention, Indianapolis 2014 features 10 HEd talks, in place of 3 featured keynotes! These will be highly engaging and dynamic presentations, featuring some of the best thinkers and writers in the world of education, theory, service and technology. These will take place Sunday, Monday and Tuesday — and will be plenary sessions that do not have other programs running at the same time. Check out our 3 Theorist HEd Talk Speakers and 7 HEd Talk Speakers.
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NCAA Awarding $100,000 in Research Grants
ACPA
The NCAA will award $100,000 in grants for the 2014 calendar year to support research and data-driven pilot programs designed to enhance student-athlete well-being and mental health. Topics funded by the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program range from, managing transitions (e.g., from recruit to first-year student; transferring between universities; adapting from youth sports to college sports environment; developing independence from parents, to career exploration and sport exit strategies. Grant recipients will be invited to present their work to hundreds of key stakeholders in intercollegiate athletics and members of the media in January of 2015 at the NCAA Convention in Washington, D.C. Proposals will be judged in part on their potential to result in campus-level programming that can positively impact the well-being of NCAA student-athletes. Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Research%20Grant%20RFP_final.pdf.
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As College Graduate Rank Falls, Obama Unveils Education Push
MSNBC
President Barack Obama has repeatedly affirmed throughout his presidency an ambitious goal of restoring the U.S. as the world's leader in producing college graduates by 2020. On Thursday, he told university presidents and non-profit leaders who had gathered at the White House for an event on expanding college opportunity for low-income students, that he's going to continue to "act on my own if Congress is deadlocked." But just six years out, the country is still dismally far from reaching the president’s 2020 benchmark.
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