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Last Day To Submit An #ACPA15 Program Or Sign Up As A Reviewer
ACPA
Our #ACPA15 Call for Programs and Reviewers closes today at 11:59 ET!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 25 |  #SAgrad Open House at the ACPA Office
Sept. 28-30 |  Missouri State Conference — Ignite Leadership, Inspire Change
Sept. 30 |  Higher Education Forum
Oct. 3 |  Cynthia S. Johnson Student Development Forum
Oct. 5-7 |  New York State Conference — Knowledge, Experience, Innovation
Oct. 8-10 |  Georgia State Conference — Engineering Student Affairs
Oct. 13-15 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education conference
Oct. 19-22 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Oct. 19-22 |  Pennsylvania State Conference — Connecting the Keystone. Collaborating with Purpose. Committed to Success
Oct. 23-24 |  North Carolina State Conference — No Theme, No Holds Barred
Oct. 23-24 |  South Carolina State Conference — Collaborate
Oct. 24 |  Illinois State Conference
Oct. 27 |  Michigan State Conference — Best Practices to Next Practices, Balancing Tradition and Innovation
Oct. 30-31 |  Minnesota State Conference — Forging Our Future: Prioritizing Equality for Our Student Success
Nov. 2-4 |  Institute for Aspiring SSAOs: Exploring Underrepresented Identities and Career Paths
Nov. 9-11 |  Institute on Social Justice
Dec. 2-5 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa


Seoul And Other Asian Cities Provide Surge Of Foreign Students To US Universities
The Washington Post
Seoul is sending more students to U.S. universities than any other foreign city, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to a new analysis of federal data that shows in vivid detail a huge surge of visitors from overseas in recent years seeking higher education in the United States. From 2008 to 2012, the South Korean capital sent 56,503 students to the United States through F-1 visas. In the same time, Beijing sent 49,946 and Shanghai 29,145, reflecting the enormous demand in China for U.S. degrees. Those findings are from a Brookings Institution report that analyzed data on F-1 visas obtained through a public records request.
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Call For Nominations: ACPA Senior Scholars And ACPA Emerging Scholar Program
ACPA
To be considered for inclusion in the ACPA Senior Scholars or to nominate a deserving colleague, please forward name and contact information to Florence A. Hamrick at fhamrick@rci.rutgers.edu in advance of the October 21, 2014, deadline for submission of all application materials. To nominate a qualified individual for the Emerging Scholar Program, send the nominee's name and contact information to Florence A. Hamrick in advance of the October 21, 2014 deadline for submission of all application materials.
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Transfer Students Are Losing Time And Money
The Hill
Are you thinking of transferring colleges? Depending on the school, you might be better off flushing the cash for your first year's tuition down the toilet and starting from scratch at the new school. A new report released this month by the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics found that 39 percent of students who transferred colleges at least once lost all of their earned credits in the process. Those students who were unable to transfer a single credit ended up losing, on average, 27 credits. That's more than an entire academic year's worth of work at most schools. Meanwhile, another 28 percent of students lost some credits along the way during the transfer process. For them, about 13 of their credits — or an entire semester's worth of work — didn't transfer.
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Virtual Roundtable: Ways Professionals Can Support Our Communities Post-Laverne Cox Announcement & #Ferguson
ACPA
Please join the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) for a virtual roundtable to dialogue about ways graduate students and professionals in postsecondary education can discuss campus climates and ways to support our communities post-Laverne Cox announcement and #Ferguson. As professionals with marginalized identities, aspiring allies, and people impacted by interpersonal violence, not only will this space be provided for processing, but also time to strategize action items for advocating with and for communities impacted by recent public racialized events. To register, please contact Heather C. Lou, CMA Advocacy Coordinator at hclou@berkeley.edu by 5pm PST on September 11, 2014.
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Transfer Students Are Losing Time And Money
The Hill
Are you thinking of transferring colleges? Depending on the school, you might be better off flushing the cash for your first year's tuition down the toilet and starting from scratch at the new school.

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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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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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How To Maintain Your Immigration Status As An International Student
U.S. News & World Report
It's back-to-school time, and that means stocking up on supplies and purchasing the semester's required books. If you're an international student, you must also ensure compliance with U.S. immigration laws. If you're entering the U.S. for the first time, the information below can help you make sure you know how to maintain your legal status as an international student. International students can only enter the U.S. within 30 days of their program start date. This is important to keep in mind when planning to travel to America. You can find your program start date on your Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status."
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#SAgrad Open House
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Welcome back to a new academic year, #SAgrads! We are excited to welcome graduate students from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to a Back-to-School Open House at the ACPA International Office. Mix and mingle with graduate students from around the region, get to know the ACPA staff, and take home great resources. To visit, take the red line to the Dupont Circle stop. The International Office is at 1 Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education, conveniently located near the south entrance.
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#ACPAGrow Mentoring Opportunities: Next Cohort Deadline September 15
ACPA
Begin your new semester with a new professional connection! Professional mentoring relationships are essential to our profession, and #ACPAGrow allows those in higher education at all levels to connect with others across the country and the world. #ACPAGrow ensures that mentoring and career development can occur beyond our own institutions and provides all of us the opportunity to set aside time to reflect and discuss with colleagues in meaningful ways. Consider serving as a mentor or a protégé for the next #ACPAGrow cohort, and commit to a few months of conversation, dialogue, and learning! Conversations are supported through a series of discussion prompts surrounding professional and career development, lessons learned, and understanding campus culture. Full details about the #ACPAGrow career mentoring program and the online application are available at http://www.myacpa.org/career-mentoring or by emailing acpagrow@acpa.nche.edu.
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Colleges See Gay Students As Growth Market
TIME
Growing up as a fundamentalist Christian in Austin, Texas, Josh Bergeleen says he "didn't know that gay was a thing." That changed when he went off to college at Emory University in Atlanta, and he came out at 18, shortly after beginning his freshman year. Four years later, Bergeleen credits Emory's welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students as a key factor not only in his discovering his own identity, but in helping him stay on track to graduate from the business school this year.
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Share Your College Or University's ACPA Story
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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 everything else you need to start your academic year on the right foot. 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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Call For Applications: Developments Editorial Board
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Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs. Applications are being accepted for:

Associate Editor for Series is a Senior Member of the Editorial Board. This individual is responsible for working with potential Series sponsors and authors, assisting in the development and review of manuscripts, and tracking Series through the publication process.

Reviewers and Copy Editors work with authors, regular columnists, and Association leadership on the development and editing of articles; promote Developments and writing for publication at ACPA functions; and work on administrative projects.

The application deadline is September 5, 2014. Terms for both positions will begin in October 2014.

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Purchase Your ACPA Copy Of What Happens In Vegas Stays On YouTube Today!
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ACPA is pleased to partner with Erik Qualman, best-selling author of Socialnomics and #ACPA14 Convention Opening speaker, to present our very own ACPA edition of What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube. The ACPA edition includes a special preface from Ed Cabellon and Tony Doody, Co-Chairs of ACPA's Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Higher Education.

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Register For The Higher Education Forum
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Are universities truly preparing today's students for tomorrow's workforce? The Economist's Higher Education Forum will address the major challenges facing college and university leaders today, and ask what role private companies should have in improving the outlook for post-secondary schooling, its students, and the learning-to-earning pipeline in America and around the world. ACPA Members save $200 on registration for this event! Use code EMPEMACP.
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