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In this issue:

Penn State Mess Casts Spotlight On All Colleges
Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Do You Know What To Do After A Student Attempts Suicide?
Call For Programs: Maryland Student Affairs Conference (MSAC)
Chinese Students Flock To U.S.; Americans Seek Out Less Traditional Countries
Invisible Spending On Financial Aid
ACPA Economic Recovery Assistance Program
Call For Programs: Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Of Students Of Color
Higher Education Is Goal Of GED Overhaul
ACPA Upgrades Membership System
In Wake Of Scandal, Life On Penn State's Campus Carries On
ACPA College University Member Profile: 2012 Annual Convention
Some Occupy Wall Street Protests Focusing In On Student Loan Debt


Penn State Mess Casts Spotlight On All Colleges
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Penn State's alleged pedophilia cover-up could prove to be a powder keg that explodes into a nationwide scandal of Catholic clergy-abuse proportions, rocking colleges and other cloistered institutions where child molestation may have gone unreported for years, experts said. They added that colleges and universities must investigate themselves immediately in response to the horrific news. More



Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Nov. 21 |  Webinar: Higher Education Leadership and Globalization in the 21st Century. Co-Sponsored by the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development and the Commission for Administrative Leadership.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 |  ACPA Symposium on Professional Development in Student Affairs: Best Practices on College & University Campuses.
Dec. 22-Jan. 12 |  Cultural Study Tour: Passage through the Amazon.
Jan. 21-Jan. 25 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute.
Jan. 26 |  Webinar: Teen Mothers and College Attainment: Connecting the Efforts of School/Community Systems and Higher Education.


Do You Know What To Do After A Student Attempts Suicide? When a Student Attempts Suicide: The Next Seven Steps [Magna White Paper]
Magna Publications    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A phone call in the middle of the night is never good news. If that phone call is about a student who just tried to attempt suicide, you don't have much time. Do you know what to do? Don't put your students or your campus at risk by being unprepared. Learn how to plan for and respond to a student suicide attempt by investing in this solution-filled 40-page Magna Publications White Paper today. More

Call For Programs: Maryland Student Affairs Conference (MSAC)
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The 37th Annual Maryland Student Affairs Conference (College Park, Maryland) seeks programs that showcase innovation, demonstrate the impact our work is having on ourselves and the students we serve, and/or inspires us to develop a new skill or find ways to feel rejuvenated in our work. We are soliciting programs that will appeal to a wide variety of student affairs staff members, new professionals, front-line staff members, seasoned professionals, etc. Program proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on December 5, 2011. More

Chinese Students Flock To U.S.; Americans Seek Out Less Traditional Countries
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A record 723,277 international students were enrolled at United States colleges and universities last year, according to "Open Doors," the Institute of International Education's annual report. The largest contingent of that group — nearly 160,000, or 22 percent — were from China, a country whose student representation in the United States has, in recent years, increasingly outnumbered that of India, which occupied the top spot for most of the last decade. More

Invisible Spending On Financial Aid
Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One federal effort to make college more affordable cost almost $15 billion in 2009. Almost half of its benefits went to families making more than $75,000 per year. Yet as potential budget cuts hover over many financial aid programs, this one is left unmentioned. The difference: the benefits are distributed through the tax code, not the financial aid office. More

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ACPA Economic Recovery Assistance Program
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The ACPA Economic Recovery Membership Assistance Program offers current and lapsed members with job loss the opportunity to continue their member benefits at a reduced rate. This program includes member savings on publications and registration costs to attend professional development events and the annual convention for networking opportunities. More

Call For Programs: Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Of Students Of Color
ACPA, Noel-Levitz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color is co-sponsored by Noel-Levitz and ACPA. The Symposium will be held in Denver, Colorado, in April 2012. Proposals may cover a variety of enrollment management subjects: student retention, recruitment, marketing, financial aid, professional development, and enrollment planning. If you are interested in presenting at the 2012 symposium, please submit a proposal by December 9, 2011. More

Higher Education Is Goal Of GED Overhaul
Education Week (Subscription)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The General Educational Development program, or GED, is undergoing the biggest revamping in its 69-year history, driven by mounting recognition that young adults' future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education. Potent forces have converged to stoke the GED's redesign. A labor market that increasingly seeks some postsecondary training, paired with dispiriting rates of college remediation and completion, has sounded alarm bells that young Americans are ill-equipped for prosperous futures. More



ACPA Upgrades Membership System
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On Wednesday, November 2, ACPA upgraded the membership server to the latest platform. The upgrade offers many benefits — the most important being enhanced, modern methods of storing and protecting members' information. Also, due to the upgrade, members will notice more fun additions to their ACPA Member Profile in the upcoming months! Access your profile here. More

In Wake Of Scandal, Life On Penn State's Campus Carries On
The Morning Call    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After a week of resignations and firings at Penn State, massive media and Internet coverage, the Pennsylvania campus and its students try to regain footing in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the usually quiet campus. More

ACPA College University Member Profile: 2012 Annual Convention
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Many who registered to attend the 2012 Annual Convention are from Slippery Rock University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Kent State University, Miami University-Oxford, Ohio State University-Columbus, Loyola University-Chicago, Bowling Green State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your support! Find out more about the convention. More

Some Occupy Wall Street Protests Focusing In On Student Loan Debt
Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A prominent (if disputed) criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement has been its amorphous, platform-free nature. But as the protests that began in New York in September have continued, spreading across the United States and the world, one clear issue of concern has emerged: student loan debt. More


 
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