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ACPA's Agreement With The Partnership For A Healthier America
ACPA
We are excited to announce that effective September 4, 2014, we have signed a strategic agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Healthier Campus Initiative. We believe deeply in the core values of this program and the benefits for students, and we want to share an opportunity with you. The first ten campuses that sign commitments with PHA by October 1, 2014, will receive free registration for three people to #ACPA15 in Tampa March 5–8, 2015.
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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. 9-10 |  Wisconsin State Conference — Innovate
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


A Look At International Students At U.S. Colleges
U.S. News & World Report
The 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings provide information on nearly 1,800 schools. Many of these colleges attract students from outside the U.S. who are looking to take advantage of diverse academic and social offerings. Among National Universities — schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs — international students made up at least 15 percent of the student body at 15 of the 262 ranked schools that reported the data for fall 2013. That's an increase of five schools compared with the previous year.
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International Office Open House Today!
ACPA
Welcome back to a new academic year, #SAgrad's! We are excited to welcome graduate students from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to a Back-to-School Open House at Ping Pong Dim Sum in Dupont Circle. Mix and mingle with graduate students from around the region, tour the International Office, get to know the ACPA staff, and take home great resources. Refreshments will be provided. To visit, take the red line to the Dupont Circle stop. The restaurant is located at 1 Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education, conveniently located near the south entrance. RSVP today!
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The Rise Of The Global University
University World News
In 2011, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that 4.3 million students were enrolled in tertiary education outside of their home country, more than double the 2.1 million students who studied abroad in 2000, with the major host countries continuing to be the United States, Great Britain and Australia. While one cannot, and should not, forecast the future with certainty, it is safe to predict that the current major players in the student mobility scheme are likely to change in the future as new study abroad destinations emerge as a result of government educational and economic policies.
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Nominate A Colleague For An ACPA Award Today
ACPA
At the heart of ACPA lies a highly engaged and active membership. Without members like you, ACPA's mission could not be realized. To recognize the incredible work of our Association, we ask that you please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA Awards.
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A Look At International Students At U.S. Colleges
U.S. News & World Report
The 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings provide information on nearly 1,800 schools. Many of these colleges attract students from outside the U.S. who are looking to take advantage of diverse academic and social offerings.

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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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Nomophobia: A Rising Trend In Students
Psychology Today
Do you know this word? Nomophobia is a term describing a growing fear in today's world — the fear of being without a mobile device, or beyond mobile phone contact. Among today’s high school and college students, it's on the rise. An increasing number of college students now shower with their cellphone. The average adolescent would rather lose a pinky-finger than a cellphone. A growing percentage text or tweet instead of actually talking to others.
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Read Member Of The Week John Timmons' Story And Share Yours!
ACPA
I have been a member of ACPA for most years since 1983. Through professional opportunities within the Commission Directorate, I have a network of many other professionals, which has provided the foundation to develop innovative ideas and principles. The publications such as About Campus and Journal of College Student Development keep me informed of trends and concepts in our profession today. As a co-chair for our division-wide professional development program, ACPA is often a source and inspiration for the topics we bring to the Winthrop campus. For these reasons, I value my ACPA membership and continue to renew. Share Your Story.
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Making A Splash On Campus
The New York Times
When Louisiana State University surveyed students in 2009 to find out what they most wanted in their new recreation complex, one feature beat out even massage therapy: a lazy river. But with dozens of schools (including some of its Southeastern Conference rivals) building the water rides, the university had to do one better: When its lazy river is finished in 2016, it will spell out the letters “LSU” in the school's signature Geaux font. In the university recreation center arms race — with 92 schools reporting over $1.7 billion in capital projects, according to a 2013 study from the Nirsa: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (formerly known as the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) — the latest thing is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.
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Take Part In The ACPA Leader Nomination And Election Process
ACPA
The ACPA Leader Nomination and Election process provides a defining moment in the development of our Association. It is an opportunity to ensure that people with the necessary competencies are leading ACPA and providing governance that will fulfill the objectives of the Association. It is also an opportunity for new leaders to contribute to long lasting sustainable goals and outcomes.
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Report: Most American Colleges Lack Economic Diversity
University Herald
Most private colleges are demanding huge tuition from poor students and granting federal aids to their wealthy class fellows, according to a new report by New America Foundation. The researchers said that majority of American colleges have introduced merit scholarships to students with good grades or test scores, while charging high prices to students from low-income families. The practice initiated at private colleges is fast spreading to public universities as well. For example, in 2012, 69 percent of private colleges asked students, whose families earned $30,000 or less, to pay more than half of that salary for tuition. On the other hand, six percent of these students at public colleges paid $15,000 or more.
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National Center For Civil & Human Rights Initiative Event Oct. 3
ACPA
The National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia is in the process of organizing and launching a LGBT initiative. The first event they are having with LGBT rights as a topic is October 3. The Center's leadership has asked me to meet with them about this new LGBT initiative and to speak on the panel at this event.
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#ACPAdigital Blog: Designing Your Digital Stamp: Resources For Higher Ed Students, Educators & Future Employers
ACPA
As you and your students focus on designing your digital stamps for the future, what do you envision your stamps looking like? Read more from our Informed and Responsible Engagement with Social Technology subgroup in the latest blog from the Presidential Task Force for Digital Technology in Higher Education.
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