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Get more out of college than just an education
Forbes
Education is an important financial goal for many families. But as parents and students know, paying the bill is only part of the challenge—students need to leverage their education to build a strong future. To gain the greatest value from an education investment, students need to establish and stay focused on long-term goals.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Aug. 16 – 17 |  #SATech Toronto Unconference
Sept. 15-17 |  ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOS: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
Oct. 3-4 |  ACPA Vision Day/SSAO Symposium
Oct. 14-16 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference at the University of Vermont
Oct. 20 – 23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Dec. 18 – Jan. 3 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage and Exchanges
Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education


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More evidence that colleges are giving money to those who need it least
Bloomberg Businessweek
The private student lender Sallie Mae has released its annual look at “How America Pays for College,” which continues to show how the Great Recession shook up college funding. The share of college costs that parents are shouldering has shrunk in recent years. In 2009-10, parental income and savings covered an average of 37 percent of college costs.

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10 Highest-Priced Public Colleges For Out-Of-State Students
U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure...

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Study: College Women Binge Drink More Often Than Men
U.S. News & World Report
Female college students exceed government-suggested limits on weekly alcohol consumption more often than male students do, according to a new report by researchers at Harvard University. Men and women are starting on something of an uneven playing field. In 1990, the National...

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ACPA 2014 Convention call for programs
ACPA
Start our reinvention by submitting your program proposal for the 2014 ACPA Indianapolis Convention; the online call for programs form is open! Indianapolis, a city that has reinvented itself, reminds ACPA of the opportunity to engage continually in transformative practice and innovative approaches that benefit our growth and the learning, development, and growth of our students. Plan now to attend the convention from March 30 to April 2, 2014 and present a program. Many new innovative program types and formats will provide new ways for engagement at convention. Access the Web site to learn more about the program categories for 2014. Educational program submissions are due on Sept. 5, 2013.
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ACPA Partnership with The Healthy Minds Network
ACPA
The Healthy Minds Network (HMN) is a new initiative dedicated to translating research-to-practice in the field of college student mental health. As part of its partnership with ACPA, HMN will be sharing monthly updates about research related to student mental health, with the goal of making this research accessible and relevant to ACPA members. This month’s update provides an overview of research-to-practice networks in college student mental health and describes new opportunities for ACPA members to get involved with HMN research. HMN also hosts a free monthly Webinar. The next Webinar will be on August 6 (12-1pm ET) and August 8 (3-4pm ET).
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Speakers for 7th Annual Residential Curriculum Institute
ACPA
ACPA is proud to announce our full slate of speakers for the 7th Annual Residential Curriculum Institute in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Terrell Strayhorn will serve as the Opening Keynote Speaker, followed by Dr. Jennifer Keup, and our closing keynote speaker, Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda. To view the schedule-at-a-glance and register for the event, visit here. Early bird rates are in effect through Sept. 19, 2013.
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August E-Series - Assisting Communities Following Natural Disasters Webcast
ACPA
When a natural disaster strikes, many immediate reactions are to offer assistance in some way. However, determining what is needed, what is possible, the best way to proceed, and who to incorporate can often be a difficult process. Join the Commission for Student Involvement as they host their first E-Series of the 2013 summer featuring discussions and recommendations by panelists focusing on how universities can best respond to natural disasters when they strike. Panelists will include Dr. Wahnee Sherman, former Director of the Community Service Center at the University of Alabama, and Nicholaus Rauk, Director of Volunteer Outreach for Volunteer Louisiana. To participate in the webcast, please register online here. If you have any questions contact Alicia Erwin, Vice Chair for Programs at aerwin@poly.edu. This webcast is free and open to anyone, regardless of professional association membership.
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Social video offers new avenue for students, colleges to connect
U.S. News & World Report
Prospective college students can spend hours on a road trip or combing different websites to learn about schools, but a newer, faster option has emerged. Colleges and prospective students are hopping on the social video bandwagon to catch each other's attention.
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Registration for the Inaugural Institute for Aspiring SSAOs is open
ACPA
ACPA is hosting this new and exciting professional development event Sept. 15-17 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, for those who are considering a Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) role as a future career goal. The ACPA Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths will explore ways in which our diverse backgrounds (such as gender identity and presentation, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical/cognitive qualities) impact our move to and experience within an SSAO role.
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    Ranking America's Top Colleges 2013 (Forbes)
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Top 10 Places To Walk, Run & Bike In Indianapolis At ACPA 2014 (ACPAORG)
Do Some Have An Overly Idealistic View Of Internationalization? (University World News)

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Efforts to recruit low income students lag at some elite colleges
The New York Times
With affirmative action under attack and economic mobility feared to be stagnating, top colleges profess a growing commitment to recruiting poor students. But a comparison of low-income enrollment shows wide disparities among the most competitive private colleges. A student at Vassar, for example, is three times as likely to receive a need-based Pell Grant as one at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
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ACPA Executive Director search update
The Search Committee for ACPA’s next Executive Director, chaired by Past President Keith Humphrey, is reviewing resumes of top-tier candidates identified by William Spelman Executive Search. The Committee has been presented with a set of individuals who have impressive credentials and are deeply interested in serving as the next leader of our profession. The search committee will meet in early August to identify semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will participate in video interviews with the search committee in early October. After the video interviews, the search committee will recommend finalists to be interviewed by the Governing Board in December. ACPA anticipates making an announcement of our new Executive Director in early 2014 and introducing that individual to the membership at ACPA 2014 in Indianapolis. If you have any questions or comments about the search, please direct them to Keith Humphrey, Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo at Humphrey@calpoly.edu
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