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Webcast: How To Propose A Session For #ACPA15
ACPA
The Call for Programs for the #ACPA15 Annual Convention is now open and you are thinking about submitting a proposal. Question is — where to start? Join us TODAY for a webcast, hosted by Dwayne Todd, Don Stenta, and Kristan Cilente Skendall, titled "How to Propose a Session for #ACPA15" from 3 to 4 PM EST. To register for this complimentary webcast, please click here. If you have any questions, please email us at conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.
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We Urge The UN's Human Rights Council To Act Now To End LGBTI Discrimination
ACPA
In 2010, I joined with colleagues from around the world at the United Nations to create a resolution about the decriminalization of LGBT lives. At that time, many policymakers had not yet adopted the statement or understanding that LGBT rights are human rights. It is good to see continued work by many international activists and advocacy groups to achieve our dream of equal rights for all human beings. We're proud to sign onto the Joint NGO Statement and join ILGA today in this effort. The statement is due to be read on Tuesday, June 24. You can follow the debates in the Council by using the hashtag #HRC26 (and remember to tweet about LGBTI issues using #ItsTimeHRC).
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 25–27 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Oct. 19-22 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 2-4 |  Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
Nov. 9-11 |  Institute on Social Justice
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Poor Sleep May Lead To Worse Grades For College Students
HamletHub
Instead of staying up studying all night, college students might want to try a new way to improve their grades: get a good night's sleep. Researchers report that having trouble sleeping is as strong a predictor of falling grades as binge drinking or smoking marijuana. They noted that undergrads who don't sleep well are much more likely to have lower grades or withdraw from a class than other students who get enough sleep.
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ACUHO-I Open House
ACPA
Will you be in Washington, DC, for #ACUHOI? Visit the International Office on Monday, June 30, for an open house and meet and greet with our new Executive Director, Cindi Love! All friends in the DC area are welcome, so stop by from 6:00–8:00pm.

Click to RSVP to our event.

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Efforts By Colleges To Curb Assaults Focus On Fraternities
The New York Times
At the University of Tennessee this year, some fraternity pledges had hot sauce poured on their genitals. At Emory in Atlanta, pledges were required to consume items "not typical for eating" and to engage in fistfights. And at Wesleyan in Connecticut, a few months after the university reached a settlement with a woman who said she was raped at a fraternity house, another woman said that she was raped at a different fraternity house. Facing a barrage of bad publicity and lawsuits, a growing number of federal investigations and a recent White House task force report, colleges are under intense pressure to curb sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing. They have increasingly focused their efforts on fraternities.
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Technology Will Create Higher Education's Future
University World News
The development of innovation and technology in higher education to meet the world's rapidly changing needs emerged as the main focus of higher education leaders who gathered in Japan's port city of Yokohama for the conference of the International Association of University Presidents, or IAUP.

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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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ACPA Gift Store
ACPA
Our online gift store, brought to you by My Favorite Student, is the go-to place to purchase items for a recent graduate! We offer ACPA branded gear, gift baskets, care packages, flowers, and even cologne. When you shop in our gift store, a portion of the sales is donated to ACPA to support your colleagues' professional development and sustain the profession. Shop now!
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Ways Students Can Research Campus Safety
U.S. News & World Report
Sexual assaults, school shootings and other forms of on-campus violence are a major part of the national discussion of campus safety. The threat of a stolen laptop isn't as frightening, but there are many types of crime that can affect college students. As prospective college students and their families try to choose the right school, researching campus safety can seem daunting, uncomfortable or even impossible. To thoroughly evaluate a school's safety, prospective students need to research crime statistics, ask current students and campus staff the right questions and explore the programs universities have to protect and assist students, experts say.
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Complimentary ACPA Membership For CTLPA Members
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CTLPA Get to Know Us (Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association) is designed to introduce faculty members, administrators, and educators in the Caribbean to experience all that ACPA has to offer. It includes exposure to our Commissions, Standing Committees, State and International Divisions, Professional Development programs, and our culture of generating and disseminating knowledge.
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Technology Will Create Higher Education's Future
University World News
The development of innovation and technology in higher education to meet the world's rapidly changing needs emerged as the main focus of higher education leaders who gathered in Japan's port city of Yokohama for the conference of the International Association of University Presidents, or IAUP. The theme of the conference was "Creating the Future of Higher Education," and university presidents have been looking at how universities around the world can collaborate to adapt to an environment that is being transformed by technology and globalization.
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Use Your Fiscal-Year End Funds And Register For A #ProDevo Event
ACPA
Planning your professional development for the coming year? Registration for several of our signature professional development offerings, including the Residential Curriculum Institute, Institute on Social Justice, and our Annual Convention in Tampa, are now open! See a full list of opportunities and register today.
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Why College Students Do Better When The Teacher Stops Lecturing
Deseret News
When 700 biology students sit down in Scott Freeman's stadium-style lecture hall at the University of Washington, they don't lean back. They stay on their toes. They often work in small groups doing worksheets as teaching assistants move through the aisles answering questions. If Freeman does lecture, he punctuates it with electronic clicker quizzes and small group discussions followed by questions posed to randomly chosen students. Freeman takes teaching seriously because that is what he does. If that sounds obvious, it's not.
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