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Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Of Students Of Color
ACPA
How can you strengthen your recruitment of students of color, while also helping more of these students persist and graduate? Join us at this informative symposium to hear what campuses are doing to enroll and engage students of color more successfully. Keynote speakers, campus presenters, and enrollment experts will present 20 sessions on a wide range of topics, including: communicating with and recruiting prospective students of color; retaining and graduating more students of color; improving student success programming and research; and building institutional commitment to diversity. Register here.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

March 17 |  Educational Partner Program: Academic Impressions Online Training: Onboarding Spring Admits for Future Success
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 30 – April 2 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention
April 8 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Streamlining the Transfer Credit Review Process
April 10 |  Academic Impressions Online Training: Developing an Assistance Animal Compliance Policy
April 14-15 |  Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color


Helping Foreign Students Thrive On U.S. Campuses
The New York Times
In recent years, the discussion on international students in the United States has largely been about how to best recruit talented students from overseas. That may be changing. Now that foreign students are on American campuses in large numbers, the conversation is shifting from recruitment strategies to questions about serving their needs. National data on international-student retention and satisfaction is scarce. But two studies presented at last month's annual meeting of the Association of International Education Administrators may shed some light on those issues.
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Career Central At The 2014 Annual Convention
ACPA
Career Central at the 2014 Convention is shaping up to be our best yet! We already have numerous employers and candidates from around the country registered and ready to interview. If you have any questions about registering for Career Central as a candidate or an employer, please contact Ted Carroll, Program Manager for Career Central and Global Initiatives at tcarroll@acpa.nche.edu.
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Depression A Serious Issue For College Students
WebProNews
Attending college can be tough and scary for those new to the experience of being away from home. There's the heavy burden of making sure you complete all your work for classes and pass exams. Most difficult of all can be the responsibility of feeding and clothing yourself much of the time. Trying to juggle responsibilities as a newly minted college student becomes that much more difficult for those struggling with depression. There is a great deal of social stigma when it comes to admitting to the disease, leading these persons to suffer in silence. Unfortunately, symptoms of depression can make it seem like a student is lazy, disinterested, or simply a poor student. In actuality nothing could be further from the truth.
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Invited Panels At The ACPA Annual Convention In Indianapolis
ACPA
Two intriguing Invited Panels, comprised of national experts, will take place later this month at the ACPA Annual Convention in Indianapolis. Indianapolis is the home of the NCAA, and a panel comprised of athletic directors, NCAA staff, and faculty will explore Title IX’s past and future on Monday, March 31 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The second panel, targeting bullying in the workplace features SSAOs, faculty and other experts will take place on Tuesday, April 1 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Check out the full descriptions and panelists.
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Helping Foreign Students Thrive On U.S. Campuses
The New York Times
In recent years, the discussion on international students in the United States has largely been about how to best recruit talented students from overseas. That may be changing.

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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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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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Time To Put Protection Of Higher Education On The Global Agenda
University World News
The reporting in Education Under Attack 2014 shows that the problem of attacks on higher education is "immense," but most of all it tells us that a collective response is needed involving states and the international higher education sector, according to Robert Quinn, executive director of Scholars at Risk. Quinn and the New York-based network set up by the Institute of International Education were awarded the Oslo University human rights prize in 2012 for their contribution to protecting academics who face persecution and threats of violence in their own country, and for promoting academic freedom.
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Apply Today For The Standing Committee For Graduate Students And New Professionals SCGSNP Faculty-In-Residence Program
ACPA
The ACPA Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals (SCGSNP) invites two distinguished scholars to assist in the academic and professional development of the SCGSNP membership. These Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) will be encouraged to utilize their research interests while they assist developing this year's SCGSNP professional development outline. More information is available at http://www.myacpa.org/scgsnp. If you are interested in serving as a SCGSNP Faculty- in- Residence, please go to the application website to review the qualifications, responsibilities, benefits and the application process forthis program. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 14, 2014.
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5 Ways International Students Can Improve Conversational English Skills
U.S. News & World Report
If you are like most international students, you are probably pretty comfortable reading and writing in English, but not as comfortable listening and speaking in the language. Once you are in the U.S., you will soon realize that the level of conversational English that helped you score well on the TOEFL is not enough to help you get by comfortably in a U.S. college environment.
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Featured Session — Dr. Michael Coomes Interview With Dr. Gregory Blimling
ACPA
Bowling Green's Michael D. Coomes will be hosting his 7th annual "Inside the ACPA Studio" on Tuesday, April 1 at 9:00am at the ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention. This year, we asked ACPA members to tell us who Dr. Coomes should feature in this in depth interview session. Hundreds of followers voted via Twitter @ACPAConvention and on the ACPA 2014 Facebook page, choosing Rutgers' Gregory Blimling as this year's subject. Learn more about Dr. Blimling and Coomes' preparation process.
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The ACPA Commission For Spirituality, Faith, Religion, & Meaning (CSFRM) Survey
ACPA
The CSFRM seeks to provide ACPA members an arena within which to conduct research and assessment, strengthen their professional competencies, and enrich their self-knowledge and professional knowledge about issues related to meaning-making, spirituality, faith, religion, and belief within the context of higher education. The CSFRM is seeking to better understand the varied worldviews and belief systems within the ACPA membership, as well as gauge the climate in which members are able to explore their own worldviews. We would like to invite you to take part in this brief survey to do just that. Begin the survey here. Our open meetings will take place on Monday, March 31 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at the Westin Indianapolis – Capitol I and on Tuesday, April 1 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the same location. We invite you to visit our website to learn about other exciting programs and events we are sponsoring at convention. If you have any questions, please contact CSFRM Chair–Elect Joe Pritchett at jepritch@udel.edu.
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Colleges Without Mobile Apps Miss An Opportunity
Community College Daily
Many colleges would benefit from a refresher course in Mass Media 101, based on their shortcomings to communicate effectively with tech-savvy young adults through mobile devices, including smart phones and hand-held tablets. According to an analysis of 200 public and private schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, more than 70 percent of those institutions lacked a mobile presence, and nearly half of those with a mobile presence were deficient in significant ways, such as technology, mobile content or both.
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Beyond Retention: Call For Chapters Due Tomorrow
ACPA
Inspired by the African American oral tradition of call and response, Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education illuminates the calls, or personal narratives of women faculty of color who identify racialized, gendered, sexualized, and class-based challenges associated with work in predominantly White institutions. Proposal submissions are due Friday, March 7, 2014. For the complete submission procedures, contact Dr. Brenda Marina at bmarina@georgiasouthern.edu. The publisher is Information Age Publishing Book Series (IAP) Research for Social Justice: Personal ~ Passionate ~ Participatory Inquiry and the editors are Dr. Brenda Marina, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University and Dr. Sabrina Ross, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University.
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