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Videos: ACPA Pecha Kuchas — ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention #ACPA14
ACPA
Browse and watch some of the #ACPA14 Pecha Kuchas today. A Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Six minutes and 40 seconds in total. This format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and allows for multiple-speaker events. Watch your favorites again today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 3–5 |  Symposium on Service-Learning
June 8–10 |  2014 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 10–11 |  Summer Career Central
June 11–12 |  2014 ACPA Presidential Symposium
June 25–27 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Just Say Yes? The Rise Of 'Study Drugs' In College
CNN
Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting. Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students -- who haven't been diagnosed with ADHD.
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Registration For #ACPA15 Is Live!
ACPA
Registration for the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida is now live! Consider. Collaborate. Create. Commit. The Convention is being held from Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, March 8, 2015! Register today, early-bird rates are in effect through Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
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First-Generation College Students Benefit From Discussing Class Differences
Stanford Report
Talking about class differences can help close the collegiate achievement gap between first- and continuing-generation students, according to Stanford research. Research has shown that first-generation college students – those who do not have a parent with a college degree – often lag behind other students in grades and graduation rates. They also often struggle socially, finding it hard to fit in and sometimes feeling like they don't belong in college.
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Advance Your Career By Attending An ACPA June Professional Development Event
ACPA
"Advancing Student Affairs, Engaging Students" is central to being a student affairs professional and an engaged member of ACPA. As you progress in your career, it is imperative to keep abreast of current issues, trends, and research in this field. We have four events this June to help you accomplish your professional goals and network with colleagues in the field. Advance Your Career by attending an ACPA June Professional Development Event.
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Internationalization — A Student-Centered Approach Is Key
University World News
Internationalization of higher education has gained public attention as one result of the increased cross-border activity of universities across the world.

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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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More Americans Getting Degrees, But U.S. Still Getting Schooled
U.S. News & World Report
More Americans are earning college degrees, but it's not time to celebrate just yet, according to a new report. The Lumina Foundation's fifth annual report evaluating higher education in America found that two- and four-year degree attainment grew by 0.7 percent between 2011 and 2012 — the largest single-year increase since 2008. Today, 39.4 percent of adults between 25 and 64 hold college degrees. Among younger adults between 25 and 34, degree attainment is even more widespread, at 40.9 percent.
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Inclusion In Association Data Collection: Both A Journey And A Destination
ACPA
ACPA is the comprehensive higher education and student affairs/services Association that lives out its long-held Core Values to support college student success. Two of these Core Values speak directly to our commitment to issues of social justice, equity, and inclusion:
  • Diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity; and
  • Inclusiveness in and access to Association-wide involvement and decision-making.
It is the Association's attentiveness to issues of inclusion, opportunities to increase understanding and competence, and recognition that our own identity matters in the work that we do that brings thousands of members back to ACPA annually.

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Internationalization — A Student-Centered Approach Is Key
University World News
Internationalization of higher education has gained public attention as one result of the increased cross-border activity of universities across the world. This activity includes, mostly, what Jane Knight defines as "internationalization abroad", which takes the form of the movement of programs, people and institutions across national borders.
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Complimentary ACPA Membership For Ivy Tech Community College Of Indiana Faculty And Staff
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Designed to introduce Ivy Tech faculty and staff to all that ACPA-College Student Educators International has to offer, this program welcomes faculty and full-time student affairs and student services professionals.
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International Students: Top 10 Tips For U.S. College Applications
The Huffington Post
International applicants to U.S. colleges and universities face unique challenges. Standardized tests are not offered as frequently, test prep is not widely available outside the U.S., and the entire process is more complex than it is in most other countries. Elizabeth and Josh have teamed off to offer these ten tips on testing, essays, and school choice for students thinking about applying to the U.S. from abroad.
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ACPA Partners With The American Democracy Project And The Democracy Commitment National Meeting
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We are pleased to co-locate the Symposium on Service-Learning with AASCU's American Democracy Project and the Democracy Commitment National Meeting. ACPA Members and Symposium on Service-Learning attendees can enjoy member rates at the TDC National Meeting, and vice versa. We hope to see you in Louisville on June 3, 2014!
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