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Study: Prescription Drug Abuse Among College Students Linked to Depression, Suicide
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Prescription drug abuse among American college students is linked to depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 26,000 college students at 40 campuses who took part in the 2008 American College Health Association National College Assessment survey. As part of the survey, the students were asked about their nonmedical use of prescription drugs such as painkillers, stimulants, sedatives and antidepressants, and about their mental health symptoms over the past year. About 13 percent of the college students reported nonmedical use of prescription drugs. More



Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
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


ACPA Foundation Speaker Showcase Raising Funds For Research and Professional Development
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As you plan for your upcoming professional development and training, please consider the great speakers in the ACPA Foundation June Speaker Showcase. These colleagues have offered their wisdom and expertise as a donation to the Foundation and to enhance the learning and leadership opportunities you provide to your staff and students. Your winning bid supports research grants and professional development funding for ACPA. Our June Speakers are listed on the Bidding for Good site, along with the professional competency areas they address with their programs, consultation and coaching. Check out the details and find out what these excellent presenters, researchers and facilitators are offering to you, your students and your campuses. The bidding time period is noon Eastern time June 14, and 5 p.m. Eastern time July 12. This year, the Foundation has added a "buy now" feature to secure the speaker immediately. See the Bidding for Good Web site for details. Thank you for your support of the ACPA Foundation! Please contact Kristin Skarie for more information.

An Update From ACPA President Keith Humphrey
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A few days ago, ACPA President Keith Humphrey tweeted from his @acpaprez account that there was much that student affairs leaders could learn from the ongoing challenges at the University of Virginia. While the details of the current situation still are unfolding and it is likely that no one will ever know the full story, Keith encourages ACPA members to study the situation and find the lessons that are applicable to student affairs. Keith sees many: Campus relationships with governing boards, advancing one's pedagogical agenda in concert with others' agendas, leadership in times of change, and the evolving nature of the higher education system. More



ACPA Seeks Partnership With United International College (China)
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On May 30, ACPA visited with United International College, located in the Guangdong Province of China. ACPA was represented by Executive Director Greg Roberts, ACPA President Keith Humphrey, and Professor Flo Hamrick. The ACPA delegates visited with several Chinese universities during a two-week period. More

Super Wi-Fi Goes To College With New Government Effort
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Google, Microsoft and more than 500 colleges and universities have created a new partnership with the team behind the Gig.U project, with plans to bring broadband to rural America using Super Wi-Fi. The Air.U partnership hopes to use the abandoned television airwaves to deliver Wi-Fi like networks to rural colleges. While these networks won't be the superfast gigabit networks research institutions will get under the Gig.U project, they could play a valuable role in getting Super Wi-Fi to the mainstream. More

ACPA Committed To Improving Overall Technology Of The Association
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ACPA is working on developing a new MyACPA.org, including an enhanced universal platform design. ACPA has also been improving the functionality of the members-only section of the Web site. All forms will be online forms shortly, which will allow requests to be processed faster and move ACPA forward in being more sustainable.

ACPA Congratulates Joe Bertolino
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Joe Bertolino, an ACPA Annuit Coeptis member and longtime vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Queens College in New York, has been named the new president of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. More


 
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