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Watch Dr. Cindi Love's, "We Are The Crown Fires Of Higher Education" Parts One & Two
ACPA
Watch Executive Director Designee, Dr. Cindi Love, share her concept of ACPAers being #Crownfires of Higher Education in Parts One and Two of these videos.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

April 17 |  Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services Webinar: Center for Collegiate Mental Health — A Year In Review
June 3–5 |  Symposium on Service-Learning
June 8–10 |  2014 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 11–12 |  2014 ACPA Presidential Symposium
June 25–27 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute


Advice For U.S. College Students Abroad
FBI
Three years ago, Glenn Duffie Shriver, a Michigan resident and former college student who had studied in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was sentenced to federal prison in the U.S. for attempting to provide national defense information to PRC intelligence officers. (See sidebar for more on the case.) According to the Institute of International Education, more than 280,000 American students studied abroad last year. These experiences provide students with tremendous cultural opportunities and can equip them with specialized language, technical, and leadership skills that make them very marketable to U.S. private industry and government employers.
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Watch ACPA Past President, Kathleen Kerr At #ACPA14
ACPA
Kathleen G. Kerr, ACPA — College Student Educators International President 2013-2014 discusses the impact of volunteer leadership within ACPA in the context of her other roles as a professional leader on her campus and as a partner and mother of four girls. Inspiration for us all! Watch.
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Embrace U.S. Transportation Options As An International Student
U.S. News & World Report
America is a large place, and getting around the country may seem like a challenge for international students. With public transportation varying dramatically depending on what state and city you end up in, incoming international students will find that most, if not a majority, of Americans drive — and are often quite surprised to meet people who don't. Getting around the U.S. may seem like a tricky endeavor without a car, but becoming comfortable with American transportation isn't all that bad. The first transportation tip is to get to know your local area. Depending on where you attend college, you may find a variety of public transportation systems.
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Too Cool For Four Years In School: Students Want A College Degree In Three
TakePart
Tracy Stotts remembers spending her college career making sure she didn't waste a minute of it. That's because she fast-tracked her education at Hendrix College, a private — and pricey — college in Conway, Ark., with a plan to graduate in three years.

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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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Join Us In Louisville For The Symposium On Service-Learning
ACPA
ACPA's Symposium on Service-Learning, co-sponsored by the Commission for Student Involvement, will provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and promising practices relevant to service-learning practitioners and scholars. For purposes of this symposium, service-learning will be defined broadly to include both academic and co-curricular service-learning experiences. Educational formats at this symposium will include: topic-based plenary sessions, campus and community spotlights, community and student panels, structured small-group discussions, and individual working time. Additionally, we are thrilled to partner with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Democracy Project to co-locate our Symposium on Service-Learning with their National Meeting. ACPA members will enjoy member pricing for the American Democracy Project National Meeting, held directly after our meeting in the same hotel. Click here to register today.
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Key Findings Of Global Study On Internationalization
University World News
A survey of more than 1,300 institutions worldwide by the International Association of Universities has identified the biggest institutional risk of internationalization as being that it primarily benefits wealthier students, and the most significant societal risk as the growing commercialization of higher education. There is increasing focus on internationalization in higher education institutions worldwide, with more and more universities opening their doors to peers in other countries, according to the 4th Global Survey of the International Association of Universities, or IAU.
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Aspirations For Student Learning Symposium
ACPA
The Virginia Tech Division of Student Affairs will host the Aspirations for Student Learning Symposium from November 2-3, 2014 at the Inn at Virginia Tech. This Symposium will rally around the cause of strengthening education and learning. Dialogues surrounding each of the five Aspirations for Student Learning will be highlighted through moderated paper presentations and discussions by members of the Virginia Tech community. Call for Proposals, those interested in presenting at the symposium, should first submit a proposal by Friday, May 2, 2014. Authors whose proposals are selected for the symposium will then be asked to submit a paper by Monday, September 1, 2014. Authors of selected proposals will receive a $1,000.00 stipend for completion and presentation of the proposed paper.
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Too Cool For Four Years In School: Students Want A College Degree In Three
TakePart
Tracy Stotts remembers spending her college career making sure she didn't waste a minute of it. That's because she fast-tracked her education at Hendrix College, a private — and pricey — college in Conway, Ark., with a plan to graduate in three years. Her motivation? Saving money. "I was super-focused and also worked two part-time jobs," Stotts says. "Every minute was dedicated, and I had to be very careful not to waste even one credit." Because they don’t want to spend an extra year accumulating more student loan debt, more students are cramming four years of education into three. In turn, many universities, especially private ones where yearly tuition is $50,000 plus, are embracing the idea of getting students in and out more quickly.
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The Journal Of College Student Development's New Web Address
ACPA
The Journal of College Student Development has a new informational website. We hope the seamless integration into www.myacpa.org will be more useful for our members and authors! The previous website: www.jcsdonline.org is no longer in use. As always, you can contact the editorial office with any questions at jcsdonline@gmail.com.
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STEM Majors Growing In U.S., Suggests Research
Times Higher Education
Policy makers regularly talk about the need to encourage more undergraduates to pursue science and technology fields. New data suggest that undergraduates at four-year institutions in the US have become much more likely to study those fields, especially engineering and biology. And while much of the public discussion of STEM enrolments has suggested a STEM vs. liberal arts dichotomy (even though some STEM fields are in fact liberal arts disciplines), the new study suggests that this is not the dynamic truly at play. Rather, STEM enrolments are growing while professional field enrolments (especially business and education) are shrinking.
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Pre-Register For The Professional Academy For LGBT Advisors This Summer 2014
ACPA
Do you enjoy advising LGBT college students, but wish you could be more equipped and the most effective with the best information, tools and resources? Campus Pride has the skill-building retreat just for you — the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor BOOTCAMP).The five day retreat is in coordination with Camp Pride and brings together LGBT student advisors and higher education staff who support LGBT youth from around the country. At the academy, you will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. The academy is for you if you want a summer professional enrichment on LGBT issues and concerns. For a limited time, you can receive an early discount off the registration. Go online to www.CampusPride.org/Bootcamp or email.
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Guidebook — Mobile Guides For Colleges And Universities
ACPA
Guidebook helps organizers reduce printing and enhance the attendee experience at thousands of events each year, it's not just a tool for conferences like ACPA's. Mobile guides are increasingly popular on college campuses for a wide variety of student affairs, including orientation, homecoming, career fairs, and a lot more! If you're interested in learning more about Guidebook and how to better engage students and alumni via their mobile devices, schedule a demo with Alex Goldberg, Marketing Associate.
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