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Tomorrow is the Common Deadline to Nominate a Colleague for an ACPA Award
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Our members play a pivotal role in recognizing the work of those who help to shape our profession. Please take the time to nominate a colleague for one of the ACPA Awards. All members of ACPA are eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards. Award descriptions can be found here. Most of these awards have a common deadline of Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Nov. 15 |  MCPA Fall Conference and ACPA East Coast Graduate Fair
Nov. 15 |  Webcast: My Program Was Accepted for Convention, Now What?
Dec. 3-6 – 23 |  Women's Leadership Institute
Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
March 30-April 2, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention


Join Us for the "Program Was Accepted, Now What" Webcast
ACPA
Several members of the program team and ACPA leadership are presenting a Webcast entitled "My Program was Accepted for Convention, Now What?" on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Participants in this Webcast will learn valuable program preparation tips and hear about steps that they can take between now and convention to ensure a successful outcome. To attend the live Webcast, please click here and follow the prompts. If you cannot attend, a recording of the Webcast will be posted on the 2014 Convention Web site.
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More Students Coming (And Going) Overseas For College
USA Today
More than 800,000 international students, nearly half of them from China, India and South Korea, were enrolled in a U.S. college or university last year, a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year. The numbers of U.S. students earning academic credit abroad are on the rise, too, but at a slower rate and on a smaller scale. Those are among findings of an annual report on international student enrollment, released by the New York-based Institute of International Education, which publishes the data in partnership with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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The Real Reason New College Grads Can't Get Hired
TIME
It's because college kids today can't do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don't know science. Or they're clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles. These are all good theories, but the problem with the unemployability of these young adults goes way beyond a lack of STEM skills. As it turns out, they can't even show up on time in a button-down shirt and organize a team project.

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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Forbes
Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers. Decades ago most colleges and universities believed their only responsibility for student health was to set up a clinic to treat the sick and injured.

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10 Colleges With The Highest Rate Of Student Internships
U.S. News & World Report
It's a tough job market for recent college graduates. Of the workers who graduated from college in the past two years, 41 percent say they are underemployed and working in jobs that do not require their college degrees, according to a 2013 survey from Accenture, a consulting company.

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ACPA Member Reappointed to the California Student Financial Aid Commission, Pending Senate Confirmation
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The Governor of California reappointed ACPA Member, Harry Le Grande, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley. Read more about the Governor's appointments.
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Why Colleges Shouldn't Check Online Life Of Applicants
The Washington Post
Yes, Jacob and Sophia and Emma and Mason and all you other students planning to apply to college some year soon: Your online life can affect your chances of getting into the school of your dreams — or any school at all. Fair or not. According to a new survey, more college admissions officers than ever are checking out applicants by looking on the Internet and seeing what they've been up to. The annual survey, by Kaplan Test Prep, says that 29 percent of those who responded to a phone survey said they had Googled an applicant — up from 27 percent last year — and 31 percent said they checked out a student's Facebook or other social networking page, up from 26 percent last year. There was, though,  a drop — from 35 percent in 2012 to 30 percent in 2013 — in the number of admissions officers who said that they had made online discoveries that harmed a student's chances of being admitted.
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ACPA Member Dawn Thompson named University of Delaware Vice President for Student Life
ACPA
Dawn Thompson, who has served as interim vice president for student life at the University of Delaware since August, will become vice president, effective Nov. 1, Provost Domenico Grasso announced today. Thompson joined UD in 2008 as assistant vice president for student life and was named dean of students and associate vice president for student life in 2009, a role she filled until her interim appointment in August.
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10 Colleges Where Getting Involved Is Easy
U.S. News & World Report
For many college students, the memories made during an extracurricular activity – such as the student government association or a sports team – are just as valuable as what they learn from professors. Students may gain leadership experience or skills that can boost a resume. Many schools have more than 100 clubs for students to bond and explore campus life beyond the classroom, but only some institutions have an amount of extracurricular activities that's relative to their student body size. These schools have a low number of average students per club, making it easier for undergrads to get involved with a group they enjoy.
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Participate in ACPA 2014's Next Generation Conference
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ACPA's 2014 Next Gen Conference will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 2014, prior to the Start of the ACPA 2014 Indianapolis Convention.
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    States With The Most And Least Affordable Colleges (USA Today)
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Access To Higher Education Must Be A Global Priority (University World News)

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The 2014 ACPA Foundation Class of Diamond Honorees
ACPA
The Diamond Honoree Program, established by the Foundation in 1999, is both a recognition program and a fundraiser. These individuals will be honored at the 2014 ACPA Convention in Indianapolis in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs. Funds raised in their honor are used for ACPA and Foundation activities in keeping with the Association's strategic plan. Please join us in congratulating the 2014 ACPA Foundation Diamond Honorees!
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10 Odd College Traditions You Might Find Hard To Believe
USA Today
College culture revolves around age-old traditions, and it just so happens that some of these traditions are downright strange. From naked quad runs to driving backwards around campus, every student body has its own set of graduation "requirements." Check out this crazy list of traditions — although they may not be dean-approved, they sure are entertaining!
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Is Your ACPA Member Record Current?
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Don't miss out on your publications, mailings, and entity group updates! ACPA's My Profile allows you to manage your member profile information online. Update your mailing address, join the many entity groups, manage your e-mail subscriptions and more. Also, if your ACPA membership has lapsed, remember to renew your entity membership to continue receiving newsletters and updates from the groups of your choice.
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How To Go To College Like a Venture Capitalist
MarketWatch
A job after graduation. It's what all parents want for their kids. So, what's the smartest way to invest tuition dollars to make that happen? The question is more complicated, and more pressing, than ever. The economy is still shaky, and many graduating students are unable to find jobs that pay well, if they can find jobs at all. The result is that parents guiding their children through the college-application process — and college itself — have to be something like venture capitalists. They have to think through the potential returns from different paths, and pick the one that has the best chance of paying off.
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