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Dissertation Of The Year Award Named For Dr. Marylu McEwen
ACPA
We are proud to announce the naming of our Dissertation of the Year Award in honor of Dr. Marylu McEwen. We want to express our deep gratitude to Dr. McEwen for dedicating her life's work, to her students and colleagues. We have been changed for the better by her deep reflection and research. She has advanced our collective understanding of the complexities of social identity and the cultivation of agency, particularly when it has seemed unattainable.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 9 |  Webcast - How to Review Programs for #ACPA15
Sept. 30 |  Higher Education Forum
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. 2-5 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Enlisting Smartphones In The Campaign For Campus Safety
NPR
Technology — and particularly smartphones — could reshape safety efforts on college campuses. At least that's the hope of some developers. Several new apps offer quick ways for college students facing unsafe or uncomfortable situations to reach out to their peers, connect with resources on campus and in their communities, or notify law enforcement. These apps for the most part target sexual assault and rape, amid growing national concern about the prevalence of incidents and criticism of the ways colleges and universities are handling them.
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Terrell L. Strayhorn Named Director Of Center For Higher Education Enterprise At The Ohio State University
ACPA
ACPA member Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn, Professor of Higher Education, has been selected to lead The Ohio State University's Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE). CHEE is a university-wide research and policy analysis center. As director, Strayhorn will lead CHEE's mission to improve student success in higher education through innovative and rigorous research on college access, affordability, engagement and excellence.
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Why College Kids Aren't Timid Or Lost
The Washington Post
Author and former Yale faculty member William Deresiewicz has created a sensation with his attack on the Ivy League, published in the New Republic. He is right to question our misplaced respect for elite colleges. He also wisely wonders why such institutions can't welcome more students from low-income homes. But his main point — that the Ivies are turning out a generation of losers — makes no sense. "Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes," he says, "but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose." You sometimes hear that from pensioners who think the whole world is going catatonic. But Deresiewicz is only 50, and he should know better.
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College Campuses Stay Busy All Season
The Boston Globe
Bagpipers skirling through Endicott College. Colby College alumni pretending to be students again — taking in lectures, eating in dining halls, and sleeping in dorms. Brides and grooms exchanging "I dos" with verdant Dean College as a backdrop.

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Sleep Problems Have The Same Effects On Students' Grades As Drug Abuse, New Study Finds
PBS Newshour
Losing sleep can have the same effects on your grades as binge drinking and chronic marijuana use, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep.

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Here's What Procrastinators Are Doing Instead Of Schoolwork
The Huffington Post
Regardless of gender or age, you probably do your fair share of procrastinating if you're in school. A new study from StudyMode, an international network that provides students with online learning tools, breaks down who procrastinates and why.

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Call For Programs And Reviewers Is Open
ACPA
You can now sign up to review or submit a proposal for the 2015 Annual Convention in Tampa! For information on the program timeline, program categories, and resources for reviewers, and suggestions for submitting a good program proposal, click here.
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College Campuses Stay Busy All Season
The Boston Globe
Bagpipers skirling through Endicott College. Colby College alumni pretending to be students again — taking in lectures, eating in dining halls, and sleeping in dorms. Brides and grooms exchanging "I dos" with verdant Dean College as a backdrop. Summer once meant dormant dorms, lonely lecture halls, and quiet quads. But increasingly college campuses in New England and beyond are abuzz between commencement and Labor Day.
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Apply Or Refer Someone For Our Strategic Business & Resource Developer
ACPA
Are you an expert in building strong relationships? Now is your chance to join our staff team. Developer of strategic business relationships/partnerships/alliances/sponsorships (non-membership revenue streams) and College/University institutional memberships.
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Do College Students Need To Pack A Safe?
USA Today
Back-to-school ads aren't just featuring deals on backpacks and blue jeans. The other day, I spotted an ad that highlighted a colorful, small safe to bring to your college dorm room. It's one more sign that college students need to think about ID theft and keeping good credit, along with good grades. About 26% of identity theft victims were 29 or younger based on complaints filed in 2013, according to the Federal Trade Commission's latest report. Younger consumers typically have clean credit histories and make easier targets.
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Read Member Of The Week Eileen Merberg's Story And Share Yours!
ACPA
I have been a member of ACPA on and off (mostly on!) since 1990. Before that, I gravitated toward associations more closely aligned with my focus area in student affairs. But I felt I was missing a broader perspective and exposure to more comprehensive professional development opportunities. I found that in ACPA. I found it even more in my state division, CSPA New York State. Share Your Story.
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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace A College Education?
The Atlantic
It's 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I'm lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor Gregory Nagy is rhapsodizing about the death of Roy, the cyborg from Blade Runner, and pointing out how certain tropes from his final soliloquy echo important themes from ancient Greek myth. The class is called "The Ancient Greek Hero," and it's one of many MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) created by HarvardX, the university's online course production company. It appears, from my limited experience, to be a fabulous class, which comes as no surprise, since it's based on a well-established in-person Harvard course of the same name.
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Share Your College Or University's ACPA Story
ACPA
Did you know? When you submit your college or university's ACPA story, you could win 5 complimentary registrations to our Annual Convention in Tampa! Get the details and share your story.
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ACPA Gift Store
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Our online gift store, brought to you by My Favorite Student, is your place to buy everything you need! We offer ACPA-branded apparel and accessories, 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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