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Register Now: Early-Bird Rates End Today For Residential Curriculum Institute
ACPA
Early-bird rates for the Residential Curriculum Institute are in effect through today Thursday, September 19. The University of South Carolina and ACPA's Commissions on Residential Life and Assessment and Evaluation welcome you to join us October 20-23 for this immersive professional development experience. Participants have the opportunity to view an alternative to traditional programming models. Sessions offered at RCI are designed both for schools new to the residential curriculum approach and for those with more advance experience. To view the schedule-at-a-glance and register, visit our web site.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Oct. 14-16 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference at the University of Vermont
Oct. 20 – 23 |  Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 15 |  MCPA Fall Conference and ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair
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


Most College Students Favor LGBT Civil Rights, But Many Don't
Phys.org
Although college students generally support equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, many still don't, according to a new University of Michigan study. About one in five college students oppose or are neutral to LGBT policies involving employment protection and nearly a third oppose or are neutral to same-sex marriage and civil unions. U-M researcher Michael Woodford said "heterosexism" still exists and influences college students' opinions.
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Former ACPA President Honored By Mortar Board
ACPA
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society recently presented the Distinguished Lifetime Membership Award to Dr. William R. Butler, vice-president emeritus and professor of education at the University of Miami. The Mortar Board Distinguished Lifetime Membership Award is presented each year to exceptional Mortar Board alumni who have exemplified a lifelong devotion to Mortar Board’s ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Honorees have retained connections with Mortar Board and have demonstrated outstanding community or campus service with national or international impact.
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Athletics Cost Colleges, Students Millions
USA Today
College sports create undeniable campus pride and identity, but spending has increased so fast it's taking money from academics and student services. The University of Cincinnati and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for example, added $6 million and $1.2 million, respectively, this year to prop up their already heavily subsidized sports programs and keep up in the national arms race. "There's always a ripple effect. They say, 'We've got to keep up to be competitive,'" said Brit Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland and co-chairman of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. "When we reach the breaking point, I don't know."
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The End Of The University? Not Likely
University World News
Although the global apocalypse did not occur on Dec. 21, 2012, the year 2012 was full of apocalyptic headlines about the end of the university as we know it.

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9 Ways Going To College Affects Your Health
Life Science
The waning days of summer herald the time when many young people wave farewell to their parents' home and head to college, where they'll face a barrage of challenges and changes, from overwhelming intro classes to inscrutable roommates.

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Should Students Use A Laptop In Class?
The Wall Street Journal
There's a widely shared image on the Internet of a teacher's note that says: "Dear students, I know when you're texting in class. Seriously, no one just looks down at their crotch and smiles."

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U.S. Colleges Spend More On Rich Students, Less On Poor
MoneyWatch
A common misperception among many Americans is that both the rich and the poor can afford to pay for college. Under this view, affluent families have the money to pay the full price, while low-income households can rely on government grants and assistance from colleges. It's the middle-class families that get clobbered financially. Except that this scenario isn't true. The middle class is indeed struggling to pay for college -- but so are poorer families. Federal data shows that states, as well as colleges and universities, have been trimming the aid they provide to lower-income students for years. By contrast, schools are funneling more money to affluent students.
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Become An ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series Presenter
ACPA
ACPA needs YOU! We are looking for presenters for the ACPA Higher Education Webinar series for spring 2014. The ACPA Higher Education Webinar Series provides quality professional development opportunities for student affair professionals, faculty and graduate students. These 90-minute live streaming Webcasts are designed and moderated by experienced practitioners and senior scholars within their areas of expertise. For more information on the Webinar series, click here. To submit a presentation proposal, click here.
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The End Of The University? Not Likely
University World News
Although the global apocalypse did not occur on Dec. 21, 2012, the year 2012 was full of apocalyptic headlines about the end of the university as we know it. Three main drivers have been and still are fuelling these predictions: the worldwide massification of higher education; the increasing use of information and communication technology in teaching and the delivery of education; and the ongoing globalization of higher education. These developments will make the traditional university obsolete in 2038. At least, that’s what some want us to believe.
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Call For Columnist — Developments
ACPA
Developments is a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs. Currently, they are seeking someone to write for their Global Affairs column. The Global Affairs column is a regular feature article focusing on internationalization and global perspectives of student affairs work. The column covers a variety of issues: from ensuring your campus maintains a global perspective, to issues impacting student affairs and development on campuses internationally. The Developments' team is committed to publishing high quality scholarship that will influence knowledge and practice in the field. Interested individuals should submit the following:
  • Cover letter expressing their interest and highlighting qualifications and abilities.
  • A CV or Resume.
  • A writing sample
The Deadline is September 25, 2013. Please submit to Paul Eaton, Editor, Developments, via e-mail at developments@acpa.nche.edu.

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