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VA Gives Guidance For Same-Sex Marriage Benefits
Dr. Cindi Love, ACPA Executive Director Designee
I have good news to report about LGBT identified veterans on our campuses. On June 20, the Veterans Affairs Administration published its first official guidance for same-sex married couples on the benefits and services to which they are entitled under current laws and regulations. I am celebrating this announcement because it matters to our students, to the professionals in student affairs who support them and because it matters to me.
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Use Your Fiscal-Year End Funds And Register With Us
ACPA
Searching for insightful professional development opportunities in the coming year? Registration for several of our signature professional development offerings, including the Residential Curriculum Institute (RCI), Institute on Social Justice, and our Annual Convention in Tampa is now open! To view a full list of offerings, click here
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 30 |  ACUHO-I Open House
Sept. 9 |  Webcast - How to Review Programs for #ACPA15
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
Nov. 13 |  Webcast - Your Program Was Accepted, Now What?
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Data: College Degree Still Worth The Investment
USA Today
Despite rising tuition and falling wages, college graduates continue to earn far more over a lifetime than a worker with no more than a high school diploma, an analysis of four decades of federal data shows. The main reason: Average wages also have declined for workers with no college degree. The gap between wages for college graduates and those without a college degree remains near all-time highs.
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Apply To Host The 2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
ACPA
We're looking for an institution to host the 2015 Residential Curriculum Institute in October 2015! Bid forms are due this Friday, June 27. Click here to apply today. For more information, contact Tricia Fechter, pfechter@acpa.nche.edu.
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Older College Students Face Challenges
U.S. News & World Report
College brochures often depict fresh-faced, newly minted high school graduates, ready to for the first time venture out of their parents' homes to their dorm rooms. The problem with that picture is those students — the 18- to 22-year-old "traditional" college students — are no longer the norm. In fact, most students who used to be classified as nontraditional — older students, those with families and jobs, as well as veterans — are now more common on college campuses.

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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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Complimentary ACPA Membership For CTLPA Members
ACPA
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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ACPA Foundation Accepting Nominations For The Diamond Honoree Program
ACPA
The ACPA Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2015 Class of Diamond Honorees. Nominees are expected to have demonstrated sustained contributions to ACPA; higher/tertiary education; and the student affairs/services profession at the local, state, national and international levels. The 2015 Class of Diamond Honorees will be recognized at the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida. Submit nominations electronically to Keith Humphrey by Monday, June 30.
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Gender Gap On Safety
Inside Higher Ed
Female students are considerably more concerned about campus violence than their male peers and are less likely to think their colleges are doing enough to protect them, according to a new survey conducted by Chegg, the textbook rental company. Non-lethal assaults — including sexual assault — remain a serious safety concern for female students on college campuses, according to the survey. The top safety concern for male students, and by a large margin, was property crime.
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Submit Nominations For The Inaugural Dissertation Of The Year Award
ACPA
We are seeking nominations for the newly created Dissertation of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize a completed dissertation that demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to knowledge in the general field of student affairs and student services. The dissertation may be in any scholarly tradition or methodology and focus on any topic in the field. Nominations are due this Tuesday, July 1. Please direct questions to Diane Cooper.
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Older College Students Face Challenges
U.S. News & World Report
College brochures often depict fresh-faced, newly minted high school graduates, ready to for the first time venture out of their parents' homes to their dorm rooms. The problem with that picture is those students — the 18- to 22-year-old "traditional" college students — are no longer the norm. In fact, most students who used to be classified as nontraditional — older students, those with families and jobs, as well as veterans — are now more common on college campuses.
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Wrap-Up Of The 2014 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute
ACPA
The 2014 Phyllis L. Mable New Professionals Institute was held June 8–10 at Washington University in St. Louis. We created NPI to address the knowledge and skills emerging professionals desire as they serve thousands of students collectively on a daily basis. Learn more about NPI.
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A Black College Student Has The Same Chances Of Getting A Job As A White High School Dropout
Think Progress
African-American students need to complete two more levels of education to have the same probability of getting a job as their white peers, a new study by Young Invincibles finds. The researchers looked at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census, isolating the effects of race and education on unemployment. They found that an African-American male with an associates degree has around the same chance of getting a job as a white male with just a high school diploma.
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Has Your College/University Renewed Its Membership?
ACPA
Exciting new benefits have been added to this year's College/University Membership! We have expanded our complimentary individual memberships and continue to offer a complimentary webinar. Get more information about College/University membership.
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