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In this issue:

Education Realty Trust and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) promote Green Living Options for Students

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Global access to higher education on the rise
Gallup, George Mason University, the Colonial Athletic Association, and ACPA Partner to Host the Strengths in Education Conference
Study: Stress takes its toll on students' health
Advance your career by participating in the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Mid-career job seekers turn to internships, volunteer positions
ACPA as a member association of CoHEASAP supports the observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, October 16-22, 2011
ACPA members receive a 10% Discount on When a Student Attempts Suicide: The Next Seven Steps [White Paper]
Register now for the Women's Leadership Institute


Education Realty Trust and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) promote Green Living Options for Students
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The "green" way of life, which has been at the forefront of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) since its founding, is set to expand beyond a learning experience to an on-campus living-learning experience. The first on-campus housing being constructed at ESF embodies the sustainability mission of a college founded in 1911 to focus on environmental issues. While campuses across the nation have embraced the sustainability practices of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, ESF is going beyond the aspects recognized in that rating system for green building through the materials used and site design as well as other construction elements. More



Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Nov. 10-11 |  SSAO — Senior Student Affairs Officer — Symposium X
Dec. 22-Jan. 12 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage through the Amazon
Jan. 21-Jan. 25 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute


Global access to higher education on the rise
The Harvard Crimson    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College charted trends in university systems across the globe during a talk at Harvard. In particular, Director Philip G. Altbach said poor people around the world continue to see growing access to higher education. He used the United States as an example: "From the 1960s up to today, we see a tendency of higher education in the United States moving from being only accessible to elites, to including general masses of people, and ultimately towards the direction of being universally accessible." More

Gallup, George Mason University, the Colonial Athletic Association, and ACPA Partner to Host the Strengths in Education Conference
StrengthsQuest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Strengths-based development begins a student's formative years and expands through work in high school, college, and beyond. From research to practical classroom application, the world of strengths unlocks a pathway to student hope and well being. At a Gallup Strengths in Education Conference, you'll learn strategies for using strengths at your school and on your campus. Join us as we explore this exciting journey. More

Study: Stress takes its toll on students' health
The Oklahoma Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
University of Oklahoma freshman Paige Briscoe always has her nose in textbooks, but the demands of college have her envious of students who seem to manage so effortlessly. "I don't go out and am always working, yet I still feel stressed out about all of my classes," Briscoe said. "I don't know how some people are doing it." Almost half of freshmen college students are feeling the strain of university life and perceive their health to be average or below average compared with their peers, according to a recent study. More

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Advance your career by participating in the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
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ACPA has been deeply committed to the professional development of mid-level managers for many years. For 15 years, ACPA has offered the Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute (MMI); it is one of ACPA's signature educational programs and student affairs preeminent offerings for mid-level managers. Past participants have indicated that the MMI was the most transformative learning opportunity of their professional lives. More

Mid-career job seekers turn to internships, volunteer positions
Contra Costa Times via San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A commercial pilot with more than 20 years of work experience, Jagpal Mandaher saw work dry up shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He decided a career change was in order, and in his late-30s he did something usually associated with college grads: He took an internship. The Santa Clara, Calif., resident, now 44, held a low-paying intern's position with Sensitel Inc., a Sunnyvale-based software company, for about 10 months. Now employed at Logitech in a finance role, he says the internship "set me up for this job." Not only did he get his first taste of a white-collar job, but he gained insight into what part of the field most interested him. More



ACPA as a member association of CoHEASAP supports the observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, October 16-22, 2011
Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
College and university students will join forces with their peers and campus professionals on more than 800 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) on October 16-22. During NCAAW, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of awareness and educational events, all designed by the campus' prevention partners and leaders to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for current state laws and policies when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. More

ACPA members receive a 10% Discount on When a Student Attempts Suicide: The Next Seven Steps [White Paper]
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Fortunately, many students survive their suicide attempts. Yet managing the process of hospitalizing a student for psychiatric reasons is one of the most difficult situations you will ever have to deal with. And getting these students back to class — and preparing the campus for their return — takes thoughtful planning and measured response. Order your copy with discount code MAGNA10 today. More

Register now for the Women's Leadership Institute
Association of College Unions International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Women's Leadership Institute is the premier program for women leaders across campus. The program is held at a resort-style location to maximize learning and minimize distractions, and is designed for women who aspire to new leadership positions on campus. The institute features a curriculum with an overall focus on building the next generation of leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. This is a wonderful program for women of all ages to come together to learn and network with one another, forming bonds that will last a lifetime. More


 
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