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CAS Mourns Loss Of First Executive Director, Co-Founder Phyllis Mable
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Student affairs lost a perennial advocate for student learning and accountability. Phyllis Mable, former CAS president and the first CAS executive director, passed away May 9. Please take a moment to learn about her incredible life and the indelible legacy she has left in higher education. A Celebration of Phyllis' Legacy will be held June 29 at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C. For more information or to RSVP, please email Kristan Skendall. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
June 25-27 |  Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute
July 11-13 |  Supporting International Student Academic Success
July 23-25 |  Outcomes-Based Assessment for Career Services
Oct. 21-23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 21-23 |  2012 CSPA-NYS Annual Conference
Oct. 24 |  Campus Sustainability Day 2012
Nov. 1-4 |  2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
Dec. 9-11 |  Leadership Educators Institute

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Gretchen Metzelaars Named ACPA Indianapolis 2014 Annual Convention Chair
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Ohio State University Senior Associate Vice President Gretchen Metzelaars has been selected to chair the ACPA Indianapolis 2014 Annual Convention. As an active ACPA volunteer leader and dedicated member, Gretchen most recently was the major speakers chair for the 2008 (Atlanta) and 2009 (Metro DC) ACPA conventions. Her other contributions to higher education related to meeting planning and program presentation include events at ACUI, NACA, and NASPA. She will work closely with Vice President Kathleen Kerr, who will assume her presidency at the upcoming ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention in March.

ACPA's Commission For Wellness Hosts Free Dial-A-Dialogue
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Join ACPA's Commission for Wellness at 2 p.m. Eastern time June 22 for a free conference call on self-care. Student affairs practitioners often struggle with taking care of themselves in addition to tending to everyone else's needs. Join in the conversation to discuss why wellness matters by calling 213-342-3050 with access code 480635#. Learn more about the Commission for Wellness.

U.S. Department Of Education Launches New College Savings Accounts For Disadvantaged Students
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A new College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project recently was unveiled by the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to help disadvantaged students pay for higher education. The $8.7 million needed for the initiative will come from federal funds in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), aimed at improving college readiness among low-income middle school and high school students. About 10,000 GEAR UP students will receive $200 in seed money to start accounts as freshmen in high school. Students then will have the opportunity to earn $10 a month, which would be matched by the government over the next four years, with the chance to save more than $1,000 by the end of high school. The money would be designated for educational expenses in college. The hope is that the savings accounts and counseling will help students develop smart financial habits. More

15 Best Cities For College Grads To Live, Find Work
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More than half of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder — but where? The job website recently released the "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list, the fifth iteration of its collaboration with The list names the 15 best cities for recently graduated job seekers based on several criteria. More

Isaac Bowers: New Gainful Employment Regulations May Impact College Students
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The author writes that much as been written that absent government intervention, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1. But another change also looms. The U.S. Department of Education's new gainful employment regulations also are slated to take place July 1. In the long run, though, gainful employment may well have a larger impact on more students. More


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