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Recruit Your Next Colleague Through ACPA
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Hire your next colleague through ACPA's Career Central and the New Career Central at Convention. With the most affordable recruiting solutions, ACPA's career services provide you with heightened visibility and access to the best candidates.



Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

March 16 |  Support Staff Conference
Mar. 24-28 |  ACPA 2012 Louisville Annual Convention
May 17-18 |  Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training and Conference
Apr. 17 |  Webcast: Money Talks: Evaluating the Job Offer and Salary Negotiation
June 17-19 |  ACPA Institute on Sustainability
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference


Share Of College Graduates In US Hits New High
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In an encouraging sign for the American economy, the share of the U.S. adult population with at least a bachelor's degree kept growing last year, surpassing 30 percent for the first time ever. The Census Bureau, in releasing new data on education and earnings, called it an important "milestone" in American history. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-fourth of people ages 25 and older had completed four years of college or more, the bureau said. More

Do You Have A QR Code Reader?
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QR codes will be widely used during the 2012 Louisville Convention. Download a QR code reader for your smartphone today.



Oregon State Board Of Higher Education Expected To Ban Guns On Campus — Again
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Since a September court decision, students and faculty with concealed weapons permits can legally pack guns on Oregon's seven university campuses, but that soon may end. The State Board of Higher Education will consider a policy that would require people to agree not to carry guns if they want to do any business on university property, whether as a student, professor, employee, contractor, vendor, sports fan or visitor to any university event. Last year, 18 states introduced laws to allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus, reports the National Conference of State Legislatures. More

CAS to Suspend Book Sales Effective April 15
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CAS will suspend all sales of its current publications effective April 15, and immediately will start taking orders for its new publications to be released Aug. 1. In the interim, the seventh edition of the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education will be replaced with the eighth edition. Click here.

Disney Youth Education Series: College Edition
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Keepers of the Kingdom at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park play an active role in the protection and preservation of wildlife and wild places. During this three hour experience, students learn how Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park professionals in animal husbandry, education, nutrition and Imagineering are working together to meet animal care and conservation challenges. Click here to learn more about this value-priced field study available to college student groups of 10 or more participants.

Obama Urges Governors To 'Invest More In Education'
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President Barack Obama, addressing the members of the National Governors Association on Monday, reiterated his views that higher education increasingly is important for individual Americans and for the country's economic future, and that rising prices threaten to put a postsecondary education out of reach for many. But while his speeches to campus leaders have focused on colleges' responsibility to contain their own costs and the prices they charge students, he used his appearance before the governors to reiterate his belief that states share significant culpability for driving up tuition prices. More

Get to Know ACPA's CMA (Committee For Multicultural Affairs)
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Join the Committee for Multicultural Affairs: Social and Fundraiser this year at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. ACPA will honor Muhammad Ali with the 2012 Humanitarian Award. A ticket sale gains each recipient one-time entry into the museum and renders a donation to CMA's CultureFest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. CMA also is hosting a group lunch and tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27. Tickets to the Ali Center purchased through CMA are valid March 24-28. For more information on the Ali Center, check out the site. If you have any questions please contact Social Chairs Monae Kelsey or Quinneka McDonald.

Daniel De Vise: In Search Of Higher Education's Best Picture
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Who should win the real Academy Awards? Like the actors of Hollywood, our higher education system isn't perfect. Students are graduating with major gaps in their knowledge, the worst job prospects since World War II and an average of more than $25,000 in debt. There are still bright spots — and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni is pleased to showcase some shining stars and undiscovered talent in our higher education system. No tuxedo required. More


 
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