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ACPA Bylaws Vote Passes To Affirm Changes
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The recent vote to make changes to the ACPA Bylaws was passed by an overwhelming majority of members who voted (95%–yes; 5%–no). The voting took place between March 22 to 31, 2013. Thank you to all who participated. This vote is the culmination of two years of work by the ACPA Bylaws Committee and the ACPA Governing Board. We believe that these changes, in their entirety, reflect our on-going commitment to leadership in higher and tertiary education; equity, inclusion, and social justice; and providing outstanding member benefits to students, faculty, and professionals in student affairs and student services.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
April 15-17 |  Symposium on the Recruitment & Retention of Students of Color
Apr. 18 |  Webinar: Strategies for Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
May 19-21 |  Conference on College Men 2013
June 2-4 |  2013 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


Why Top Colleges Aren't Attracting High-Achieving Poor Students
ABC News
High-achieving poor students are less likely to apply to top colleges, even when the schools offer scholarships and career preparation programs that make it more likely for that education to pay off in the future. The trend was documented in a a follow-up to that study shows simply providing those students with some basic information — like the fact that hefty scholarships for poor students exist at top colleges in the first place — can have a profound impact. It's not that most students don't want to attend top schools, the study found, it's that they are not sure how to get there.
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Register Now: ACPA Summer Career Central (SC2) In Washington, D.C.
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Summer Career Central (SC2) is a new recruitment opportunity for student affairs professionals hosted by ACPA and American University Housing and Dining Programs. This is the chance for employers and candidates alike to recruit, interview and make connections over job opportunities that have occurred since the spring recruitment season. SC2 will be held June 6-7, 2013 at American University in Washington, D.C.
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When It Comes To Curbing Drinking, College Students Do Listen
TIME
One of the more effective ways to reduce excessive drinking in college is also the most obvious — talk to freshman before they set foot on campus. It turns out that discussing drinking in any way, including why some teens drink while others abstain, as well as the potential dangers of over-indulging, during the summer before students start school can both reduce the odds that light drinkers will escalate their alcohol intake, and increase the likelihood that already heavy-drinking teens will cut down or stop, according to new research.
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ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Photos
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The ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention co-located with NIRSA-Leaders in Collegiate Recreation photos are now available online. Explore this year's very successful convention events and sessions here.
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College Students Need To Protect Wireless On iPads
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A recent study estimated that nine out of ten undergraduate students will own a smartphone by the time this year's crop of freshmen is slated to graduate. As this demographic grows, college students are increasingly at risk of having their privacy compromised.

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Secrets Of The Most Successful College Students
TIME
College admission letters go out this month, and most recipients (and their parents) will place great importance on which universities said yes and which said no.

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Study: Path Through College Is Indirect And Stressful For Many Students
MindShift
Despite a deeply held belief that success in college is crucial for success in life, the traditional path students assume they'll take is more an exception than the rule, according to a new report.

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Support For Grieving Students
Boston University
Almost every day, Mary Barber is reminded about the void left by her father's death when she was 14. A friend's dad coming to pick them up for a holiday can trigger the sadness, or a roommate calling her dad just to say hi brings the painful memory bubbling to the surface. "You're usually so consumed with life that you don't realize how sad you are," says Barber (SAR'14). "You're too busy with classes and clubs and friends. And then the grief sneaks up on you when you least expect it, and you feel like you just got hit by a truck."
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More Colleges Break The News To Would-Be Students Online
The Washington Post
Jenna Kress sat down at her computer one recent evening to check the status of her application to the University of Georgia. The 17-year-old senior at Walt Whitman High School in Montgomery County let out a scream when video fireworks lighted up her screen. The next day she learned, also online, the fate of her bid for the University of Texas at Austin: She was denied.
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Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience
ACPA
The Social Justice Training Institute being held from July 17–20, 2013 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will provide an intensive developmental opportunity for students to examine the complex dynamics of oppression and to develop strategies to foster positive change on their campuses and in their communities. Students who attend the institute will be given the opportunity to explore the identities that make up who they are and better understand the extent to which these identities impact all they do. Through facilitated activities and exercises along with small group dialogue, participants will engage in conversations that will challenge and support them in their journey toward understanding how they can each — individually &mdash impact our global community.
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College Students Need To Protect Wireless On iPads
Blogger News Network
A recent study estimated that nine out of ten undergraduate students will own a smartphone by the time this year's crop of freshmen is slated to graduate. As this demographic grows, college students are increasingly at risk of having their privacy compromised. Mobile-using students also tend to use unprotected public WiFi networks more, which adds additional risk factors to their profile. These factors combine to transform the generation that grew up using the internet most frequently into the generation that's the most vulnerable online.
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2014 Civil And Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender (LGBT) Rights Conference: Call For Proposals
ACPA
The role of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in both race-based and sexuality-based U.S. civil rights movements is frequently rendered invisible as a result of prevailing national narratives that present (presumed white) LGBT communities and (presumed straight) Black communities as opposing forces. In recent years, however, an increasing number of scholars and activists have produced work seeking to make visible the vital points of intersection and contention among the U.S. civil rights movement, the LGBT equality movement, and Black LGBT communities.
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Mindfulness Could Improve College Students' Testing Ability, Study Finds
The Huffington Post
As if the stress-relieving, healthifying effects of mindfulness weren't enough, a new study shows it could actually help students perform better on tests by boosting their memory and reading comprehension skills. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that mindfulness training could help college students do better on the verbal reasoning part of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination, an admissions test commonly used for graduate school).
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