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Research: Social Media Has Negative Impact On Academic Performance
eCampus News
Perusing Facebook, sending rapid-fire text messages, and tweeting back and forth with friends and celebrities alike might not be the best academic strategy, it turns out. A new study released by researchers at The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine shows a link between social media use and poor academic performance. The study wasn't limited to usage of traditional social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, but instead included popular social technology like texting.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
May 19-21 |  Conference on College Men 2013
June 2-4 |  2013 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
June 6-7 |  2013 Summer Career Central (SC2)
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
June 19-30 |  International Study Tour: Arabian Gulf
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute


Application To Chair The ACPA 2015 Tampa Convention
ACPA
The role of the Convention Chair is one of the higher profile positions within ACPA. Generally appointed no less than 18 months before the convention date, the Convention Chair will work directly with ACPA leadership and International Office staff to implement a meaningful and educational convention, appoint a team of practitioners, faculty, and graduate students that can fulfill the responsibilities required of a convention planning team, manage the regular challenges associated with planning a large and complex event, and maintain an accurate account of expenditures and schedule.
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Making College Safety A Factor In Decision Making
ED.gov Blog
With National College Decision Day on May 1, just around the corner, many students along with their parents are making the difficult decision on which college to attend in the fall. What factors play a role in this decision? For students it might be the academic reputation of the school, employment opportunities after graduation, and financial assistance. But what about campus safety? Can this also be a factor in the college decision? Finding information on campus safety is easier than you'd expect. College campuses that receive Title IV funding from the Department of Education must comply with the Clery Act by collecting and publishing the last three years of their campus crime statistics as well as developing and implementing security policies for a safe campus.
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Research: Social Media Has Negative Impact On Academic Performance
eCampus News
Perusing Facebook, sending rapid-fire text messages, and tweeting back and forth with friends and celebrities alike might not be the best academic strategy, it turns out.

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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.

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10 Colleges Where The Most Students Study Abroad
U.S. News & World Report
Students who study abroad often cite it as one of the highlights of their college experience, and it is easy to see why.

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The Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute Application Deadline Has Been Extended
ACPA
The deadline for applications is now Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Do you have less than five years of experience in the student affairs field? Do you supervise a new professional you could encourage to attend NPI? Approximately half of ACPA members currently identify as entry-level professionals, and 40% have less than five years of experience in student affairs work. ACPA created the Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute (NPI) to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they collectively serve thousands of students on a daily basis.
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Engaged Students
Inside Higher Ed
Books abound about student disengagement. We read about their apathy and indifference to the world around them. Data, sadly, support these claims. Youth voting rates are low, especially when President Barack Obama isn't on the ballot, and while there is some partaking in community activities, critics have noted that some of this engagement is the product of high schools "mandating" volunteerism as a graduation requirement.
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Employers: Time to Take Advantage of Career Central (C2)
ACPA
Career Central (C2) is ACPA's year-round online job search portal. ACPA provides a premier platform for employers to post positions and shop for candidates. C2 allows employers to post positions and shop for candidates at anytime. All positions posted to C2 are shared with our network via email, Twitter and Facebook. With this exposure you are sure to find the ideal candidate.
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The Greenest Colleges: 2013 Princeton Review List
The Huffington Post
With a nod to Earth Day, the Princeton Review has released its guide to 322 of the greenest colleges in the United States, with help from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing, said in a release that students have increasingly considered colleges' environmental footprints before committing to a school. "Among 9,955 college applicants who participated in our 2013 'College Hopes & Worries Survey,' 62 percent said having information about a school's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school," he said.
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2013 Sessions For The LeaderShape Institute
ACPA
Looking to provide a transformational learning experience for students at your institution this summer? The LeaderShape Institute will provide participants with an opportunity to explore their values and develop a vision for something they care about. They do this work in community with others as they develop a healthy disregard for the impossible. The 2013 national sessions of The LeaderShape Institute will be held in 4 locations this summer.
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