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ACPA Nominations and Elections Open
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ACPA's Nomination & Application process is open from Sept. 30-Oct. 17,2013. Become a part of ACPA's leadership — get involved NOW! For more information, please visit ACPA's Nominations & Elections page.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Oct. 9 |  #ACPACSA Twitter Chat: Professional Paths in Student Affairs
Oct. 14-16 |  Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference at the University of Vermont
Oct. 16 |  Career Central Webcast Series: Best Practices for Entry Level Job Search
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


Getting Academic Buy-In For Internationalization
University World News
Universities continue to position their professoriates for internationalization. As the heartbeat of the university, the professoriate clearly has a special role in helping to drive knowledge economies. This is particularly true in developing countries with aspirations for closer integration into the global system. However, internationalization is a double-edged sword for many countries. A university can hardly become world class without it. Yet it wildly skews the balance of "brain power" in the direction of those few countries with world-class universities.
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Pre-Register For The Academy For LGBT Advisors
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Do you enjoy advising LGBT college students, but wish you could be more equipped and the most effective with the best information, tools and resources? Campus Pride has the skill-building retreat just for you — the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor BOOTCAMP).The five day retreat is in coordination with Camp Pride and brings together LGBT student advisors and higher education staff who support LGBT youth from around the country. At the academy, you will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. The academy is for you if you want a summer professional enrichment on LGBT issues and concerns. For a limited time, you can receive $250 off the registration for a special pre-registration before Dec. 3, 2013. Go online or e-mail.
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Getting Academic Buy-In For Internationalization
University World News
Universities continue to position their professoriates for internationalization. As the heartbeat of the university, the professoriate clearly has a special role in helping to drive knowledge economies. This is particularly true in developing countries with aspirations for closer integration into the global system.

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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.

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More Students Turn To Social Media To Inform Their College Search
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The share of prospective students who used social-media Web sites to learn about colleges they were considering has more than doubled in the last four years, according to the results of a survey.

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College Success
Psychology Today
Young adults are at a tender age. It's when childhood expectations meet reality. And, it's not always pretty. Donna Moss tells us about helping your college student when he or she really needs it. With the excitement of high school graduation, we often forget that major developmental milestones lie ahead. Young adults often come home from college with all kinds of complex problems from relationships to sexuality to avoiding studies to addiction. When a twenty-something regresses, childlike behavior like avoidance, a lack of discipline or blaming isn't far away. Remember, they may be adults, but they are not too many years away from childhood.
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Nominate A Peer To Attend The Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
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Going into its 16th year, the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute (MMI) is an ACPA signature educational program for those desiring to understand their authentic leadership, strengthen their capacities, and understand self and organizational dynamics in order to lead well. Named for Dr. Donna M. Bourassa, former Associate Executive Director of ACPA, MMI has served as a successful professional development resource to hundreds of colleagues in the student affairs profession. Do you have a peer that you think would benefit from this professional development opportunity? Click here to send them a little encouragement today!
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Study Links Heavy Text Messaging With Sleep Problems Among College Students
New York Daily News
Exhausted college students should consider their smartphone habits, according to a new study that links heavy texting with sleep problems. Researchers from Washington and Lee University in Virginia discovered that among first-year students, those who sent the most text messages had the poorest sleep habits and lowest levels of emotional well-being.
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Healthy Minds Network Update
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Scholarships for Rising Scholars: For the first time, travel scholarships are available for The College Mental Health Research Symposium (March 11-12, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan). Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty are invited to apply (deadline: Dec. 1, 2013). Research Opportunities for Campuses: The Healthy Minds Network is currently enrolling campuses to participate in its online surveys of student mental health and service utilization. The Healthy Minds Study focuses on depression, anxiety, suicidality, and substance use. The Healthy Bodies Study focuses on habits and attitudes around eating, exercising, and body image. The studies are available for implementation at all types of campuses, including two- and four-year institutions. Administrators can use the population-level data to: assess need, examine prevalence among sub-groups, raise awareness, advocate for services, evaluate existing programs, strengthen grant applications, and make comparisons with peer institutions. Contact the researchers at healthyminds@umich.edu 734.936.1321 for more information or visit www.healthymindsnetwork.org.
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U.S. College Students Divided On God, Spirituality
USA Today
College students are almost evenly divided into three camps when it comes to faith, according to a new study released Thursday. About a third, 32%, are true believers. Another 32% are spiritual but not religious. And 28% consider themselves secular. Researchers from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., asked students nationwide a series of questions about their spiritual, political and moral values, ranging from belief in God and worship attendance to climate change and same-sex marriage. About 70% of the religious students were Christian, as were about 43% of the spiritual students.
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3 Common Questions From Nontraditional Students Answered
U.S. News & World Report
Nontraditional students aren't so nontraditional anymore. Roughly 71 percent of all U.S. undergraduates defy the college-student stereotype, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These students are typically 25 or older and considered financially independent for financial aid purposes, so Mom and Dad don't have to help fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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