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ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention Cultural Districts
ACPA
Indianapolis, or frequently referred to as Indy, contains six thriving and distinct Cultural Districts, each offering an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. The city's newest amenity, the Cultural Trail, is a bicycle and pedestrian path that winds through our Convention area connecting visitors with these unique neighborhoods. City planners from Portland to Paris have traveled to Indy to see how the city managed to take away a lane of car traffic to make way for this 8-mile (or almost 13 kilometers) bicycle and pedestrian-friendly trail.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
June 19-30 |  International Study Tour: Arabian Gulf
June 26-28 |  2013 Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Sept. 15-17 |  ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOS: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
Oct. 20 – 23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute


Are Students Who Go Far Away To College More Likely To Study Abroad?
The New York Times
Katie Anne Scott was the only one of her friends to leave California for college. None of them understood her desire to leave, with so many terrific options for college in her home state. And yet to Ms. Scott, from San Diego, that was just the point. Staying in California meant she would not experience anything new. After enrolling at Emory University in Atlanta and accommodating to the South, where the car culture and the demographics were radically different, Ms. Scott found herself applying similar logic to her options for study abroad.
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Webcast: Proposing A Program For #ACPA14
ACPA
Call for Programs for the 2014 Annual Convention in Indianapolis is now open! For 2014, we are working to enhance the learning experience with new and revamped program categories. To support the program submission process, last week we held a webcast on "How to Propose a Session for #ACPA14." To view the webcast, click here.
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Why Digital Content Makes Sense For Students And Their Colleges
EdTech Magazine
As the cost of higher education continues to rise, digital natives are getting restless. Course materials, such as textbooks, can be one of the largest expenditures for a college student. The average student will spend more than $1,100 per year on books and supplies. Migrating to digital technology, such as e-textbooks, can help ease this financial burden. E-textbooks are a less expensive alternative to traditional textbooks, and they combine Internet connectivity with interactive content to enhance learning and foster collaboration.
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Facebook: A Confidence Boost For First-Gen College Students
University of Michigan via Science Daily
Facebook connections can help first-generation college applicants believe in their abilities to both apply to school and excel once they've enrolled, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

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College Health 101: Depression And Anxiety
dailyRx News
College may be an emotionally exciting and challenging time for students. But if these challenges prove overwhelming, students should seek help for any mental health issues they experience.

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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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Register Today For The 7th Annual Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI)
ACPA
The University of South Carolina and ACPA's Commissions for Housing and Residential Life and Assessment and Evaluation welcome you to Columbia, South Carolina starting October 20 through October 23 for this immersive professional development experience. Sessions offered at RCI are designed both for institutions new to the residential curriculum approach and for those with more advanced experience.
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Study: Even For Drop-Outs, College Pays
USA Today
It sounds like the worst of all worlds — borrowing money for college, then dropping out and facing the debt without a degree. But a new study argues that the investment in even a partial college education is still worth it, amounting to average earnings of $100,000 more over a lifetime than for those who merely finish high school. That's a better investment return on average than stocks and bonds — though of course much lower than the return on college for those who finish.
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Proposals For The ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series
ACPA
These live streaming Webcasts are designed to provide quality and convenient learning for college student educators, including faculty and graduate students. Each Webinar is 60-90 minutes in length. ACPA seeks proposals on a variety of cutting edge and timely topics in higher education in general, and student affairs in particular. The priority deadline for Webinar presenter proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year is July 12, 2013. Gather some colleagues today and start working on your Webinar proposal! Click here for more information about the ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series and the link to the proposal form.
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ACPA Innovation Grant Applications Are Available
ACPA
ACPA Innovation Grant applications are available online! Visit the grant's website for information about grant guidelines, the application and award process, ranking criteria and the application form. The ACPA Innovation Grants Team may allocate no more than $10,000 annually (fiscal year) for Innovation Grants submitted by ACPA members and entity groups. Two types of grants will be established: A pool of $5000 is available for grants for entity groups and a pool of $5000 is available for individual innovation grants. Grants amounts can vary but the maximum grant that will be awarded per request is $1,000.
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Study: Tighter Student Visas Rules Could Cost Billions
University World News
The British government's hardening of international student visa rules could cause long-term damage to universities and cost £2.4 billion (US$3.71 billion) over the next decade, writes Richard Adams for the Guardian. Research by Universities UK, which lobbies on behalf of British higher education, warns that the visa restrictions may mean many more overseas students choose to study in the US and Canada rather than the UK, taking £350 million a year in lost revenue with them.
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Employers: 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 Career Central 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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Facebook: A Confidence Boost For First-Gen College Students
University of Michigan via Science Daily
Facebook connections can help first-generation college applicants believe in their abilities to both apply to school and excel once they've enrolled, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. "We are very excited by these findings, because they suggest that the kinds of interactions supported by Facebook and other social media can play a role in helping young people, especially those who are traditionally less likely to go to college, feel more confident about their ability to get into college and to succeed there," said Nicole Ellison, associate professor at the U-M School of Information.
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Joint Publication: Standing Committee On Men And Masculinities And NASPA Men And Masculinities Knowledge Community
ACPA
The Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities is proud to announce its third joint publication with the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community. This publication includes pieces around research, practice, and thought on college men and masculinities from both ACPA and NASPA members. All ACPA members are encouraged to read this publication and consider ways it may impact your professional practice.
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