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#ACPATrendingNow Poll Is Live!
ACPA
Be a part of the #ACPATrendingNow selection process by participating on our online poll. Our goal is to bring the most relevant and current discussion topics in a round table format at #ACPA15. If you are interested in facilitating one of these please e-mail Dwayne Todd, 2015 Program Co-Chair.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Jan. 30 |  Colorado State Conference — Some Assembly Required
Feb. 3 |  Free Webinar: What Everyone Needs To Know About Title IX and the SaVE Act
Feb. 3-5 |  South Dakota State Conference — Together Toward Tomorrow
Feb. 13 |  North Carolina CPA Research Symposium
March 5-8 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa
March 7-8 |  Next Gen Conference
June 7-10 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 13-17 |  2015 Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
June 17-19 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 22-24 |  2015 Conference on College Men
Oct. 18-21 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3, 2015 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice


Keys To Academic Improvement As A U.S. College Student
U.S. News & World Report
It is not easy for international students to stay on top of their workload, especially when freshmen are in an environment that is far different from their home high school. There is so much free time, many entertainment options and friends that can distract them from finishing homework that is due the next day. Once students—particularly new international freshmen—realize that they have done something wrong, their GPA has probably already started going down. Here are a few tips to help you avoid all of that distraction and stay on top of your classes.
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Eight Days To Save On #ACPA15 Convention Registration
ACPA
The 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa is upon us and there's still time to save on your registration. Opening General Session kicks off on Thursday, March 5 with HEd talks from Jose Antonio Vargas, Steph Hammerman, and Eboo Patel! Your journey to Tampa, Florida starts by clicking here.
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Migrant College Students Face More Stress Than Their Peers, Study Says
Los Angeles Times
Recent federal policies to limit deportations and state programs to expand financial aid have benefited college students who entered the country illegally, but those young people still face emotional, educational and money problems, according to a new national study by UCLA researchers. The report found that those students — often brought to the U.S. as children — have significantly higher levels of anxiety than other undergraduates.
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Accepting Nominations And Applications For JCSD Editorial Board
ACPA
The Journal is currently receiving applications and nomination 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.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Well-Prepared In Their Own Eyes (Inside Higher Ed)
Reverse Culture Shock Impacts Students Returning From Abroad (USA Today)
Have You Ever Wanted To See Your College Admissions Record?
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(LearnU)
What Do International Students Do After Graduating? (University World News)

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Has College Become Dangerous For Students?
Psychology Today
A great deal of press attention has focused on the problematic and often unethical behavior of college students in recent years. Campus sexual assaults, excessive drinking, and academic cheating scandals have been headline news impacting even our nation's most elite universities. A major cheating scandal was exposed at Harvard University, problems with sexual assault have been highlighted at Stanford University, and the entire Greek system of fraternities at the University of Virginia was recently shut down (then reopened) over sexual assault reports.
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Krystal Schofield October 18, 1970 — December 21, 2014
ACPA
Krystal Schofield was a leader in residence life and higher education. Krystal attended Illinois State University in Normal, IL where she earned bachelor and graduate degrees in Communication and Sociology. While at ISU, she began what was to become a thriving career in Residence Life. She was a resident director at Texas Tech University and then Cornell University before becoming a permanent fixture at the University of Tampa. Krystal worked diligently for 15 years, opening seven new residence hall at UT, and becoming the Associate Dean of Residence Life, Conduct and Orientation. Her vibrant personality, grace under pressure, and infectious laugh and smile allowed her to be the best advocate, colleague, mentor, and accomplished professional. The University of Tampa is holding a celebration of her life on Thursday, March 5th at 2pm in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club and all are welcome to attend. If you have any questions feel free to contact, Stephanie Russell Krebs, srkrebs@ut.edu.
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On Some Campuses, Students Get To Class With Underground Tunnels And Skywalks
The Huffington Post
For college students in the Midwest, trudging through snow to get to class is a part of life, though some have a way around it. Minnesota campuses like Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities have skywalks available for students to use, which connect buildings above ground, usually from the second or third story. People can use the skywalks, sometimes called skyways, to cross streets and switch between buildings without ever stepping outside.
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Employers & Job Seekers: Check Out ACPA's Virtual Career Fair
ACPA
Please join us for our first ever Student Affairs Virtual Career Fair on February 17, 2015. This is a convenient way for employers and candidates to interact and discuss new openings before meeting face-to-face. Sign up today!
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Your College May Be Banking On Your Facebook Likes
The New York Times
EverTrue, a Boston startup that applies modern social media analytics to the traditional field of higher-education fund-raising, was born out of the frustrations of Brent Grinna, a former captain of the Brown University football team. A few years back, Mr. Grinna agreed to help lead a fund-raising drive for his fifth college reunion. To court prospective donors, Brown provided him with spreadsheets listing his classmates' names and contact details. But that raw data, he says, offered little insight into the particular interests that might encourage a graduate to donate to the school. Worse, many of the email addresses and phone numbers were out-of-date.
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Register For The International Student Affairs Study Tour: Ireland And The United Kingdom
ACPA
ACPA is working together with sister associations, faculty from Miami University (Ohio), and partners in Ireland and the United Kingdom to produce an international study tour focused on student affairs. This is an educational tour of very distinct regions—Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland—to develop an understanding of the structure and practice of higher education in the region and gain insight into the issues and strategic directions for higher education and student services/affairs in this historic region. The registration deadline is February 18.
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Active Learning Classes Leave Students Dissatisfied
The Daily Pennsylvanian
A new form of learning has taken sail at Penn in recent years, but negative student feedback suggests stormy seas ahead. Structured, Active, In-Class, Learning courses, or SAIL courses, which emphasize self-reliance in education, have become a typical part of Penn students' schedules. These courses force students to work through problems and learn concepts through independent learning instead of following an instructor's lead to the answer. Operating on the theory that students absorb concepts better through group problem-solving, SAIL method courses were first offered in STEM fields and are expanding into business and even humanities courses.
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Register Your Student Leaders For Next Gen
ACPA
Do you work with undergraduates who have interest in student affairs/higher education work? Register them to attend the Next Generation Conference held in conjunction with the ACPA Annual Convention. The registration fee of $125 provides access to both the full Convention and Next Gen. Learn more information and register today!
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Free Panel Discussion: Student Affairs Trends We Are Watching In 2015
ACPA
February 9, 2015 at 1:00pm EST.
To kick off 2015, ACPA and our educational partner Academic Impressions have convened a panel of forward-thinking student affairs practitioners to learn what policy, technology, and student learning trends they are watching for 2015. Panelists include incoming ACPA President Dr. Gavin Henning and Tony Doody from Rutgers University. Space is limited. Register for this free webcast today!

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CTYC Webinar — "The Connection Between Student Organizations, CSSE Benchmarks, And Student Engagement In The Two-Year College"
ACPA
Thursday, February 19th at 1:00pm EST.
ACPA's Commission for the Two Year College and Phi Theta Kappa presents an interactive webinar on student success and the connections between student organizations , CCSSE benchmarks, and student engagement. Register today!

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