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ACPA Elections Are Open — Cast Your Vote Now
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Please exercise your right and responsibility to get involved. ACPA's elections process is open from November 26 through December 10. Visit the ACPA Elections Slate Web page to view the candidates and their bios. Additionally, various Commissions are holding directorate board elections.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Jan. 25-29, 2014 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 23-25, 2014 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
March 29-30 |  2014 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
March 29 |  2014 Institute on Sustainability
March 30 – April, 2014 |  ACPA Indianapolis Convention
May 18 – 15 |  SAAIL — Students Activating Adaptive and International Leadership


Stopout, A Growing and Concerning Trend Among College Students
Daily Sundial
The term college dropout describes a student who decides college isn't working out the way they thought it would so they leave and never look back. However, a new report shows that a college "stopout" is becoming even more common amongst college students. The term "stopout" is used when a student decides college isn't working out for them at a certain period of time in their life. Their solution to that is to discontinue their education for a semester or two only to return when it is more convenient.
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Accepting Submissions For ACPA Pecha Kucha Presentations
ACPA
At the ACPA Indianapolis Annual Convention, we will host the inaugural Pecha Kucha event on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. We are currently accepting proposals through our online submission form through Friday, December 20, 2013. On the Convention web site, you can find resources on developing a strong Pecha Kucha presentation and view a list of people you will be presenting alongside. If you have any questions, please e-mail conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.
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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
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. Today, driven by a broader and, in our judgment, better understanding of health and its impact on learning, many institutions of higher education provide much more.
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Remembering ACPA Member Margaretha Lucas
ACPA
"When Margaretha Lucas laughed, it came from her belly; when you heard it, you knew she was sincere", said Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, University of Maryland Counseling Center director. Lucas, a Dutch expatriate, was assistant director of the center's testing and research unit. She died at age 64 on Nov. 13 after a battle with cancer. "She loved her job here, and the staff really cared about her as well," Kirkland-Gordon said. "She is a person who the students really celebrate as a mentor, a colleague, a therapist, a psychologist and a friend."
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How College Health Centers Help Students Succeed
Psychology Today
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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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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4 Ways Reverse Culture Shock Can Affect International Students
U.S. News & World Report
Before leaving for the U.S., international students likely receive plenty of advice about moving to another country and dealing with culture shock — the experience of adjusting to a new place when you arrive for the first time. However, the people at home advising you are less likely to know about reverse culture shock, the feelings you may experience when you return home after an extended time away. As the end of the fall semester rapidly approaches, some international students will soon return home for the winter break. For many, this will be the first time returning to their home country since moving to college.
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Travel Subsidy Application Form For First-Time Convention Attendees Outside The U.S.
ACPA
If you are a first-time attendee outside the United States planning to attend the ACPA Annual Convention in Indianapolis, you are eligible for a travel subsidy for up to $400 USD. Please fill out the application by 15 December 2013. Application decisions will be made by 15 January 2014. If you have any questions, please e-mail Richard Zereik, 2014 Convention International Adviser.
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Emerging Economies — Rankings In Context
University World News
The development of world-class universities is at the heart of the national strategies of many of the globe's emerging economies. China's drive to move from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy has been underpinned by generous funding to help its leading institutions compete with the world's finest. In Russia, President Vladimir Putin decreed that five of the country's universities must feature among the world's top 100 by 2020 and is backing this up with reforms — and hard cash.
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The North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) Research Symposium
ACPA
Attend the NCCPA Research Symposium. The theme is A.D.V.I.S.E. (Academic Design is Valued. Individual Strategies are Essential) and is Co-Sponsored by NACADA. It takes place on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at the Central Carolina Community College located in Sanford, NC. Higher education continues to shift focus from participation to graduation rates. More than ever, we must continuously evaluate the academic advising and support that we provide and prove that it has an impact. As national movements to redesign career and college pathways take place, we must find ways to use of data to assess students' needs and design academic support programs which integrate student/faculty support, advising, and study skills into instruction (Seidman 2005; Completion by Design, 2012).
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With Preferred Pronouns, LGBT College Students Test Limits Of Language
The Christian Science Monitor
The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else. It's an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the "shes" and "hers" that dominate the introductions are keeping third-person company with "they," ''ze" and other neutral alternatives meant to convey a more generous notion of gender.
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Healthy Minds Network's Upcoming Webinar: Harnessing Social Media: Entering The World Of Young People To Promote Wellness And Resilience
ACPA
Please join us for The Healthy Minds Network's upcoming webinar, Harnessing Social Media: Entering the World of Young People to Promote Wellness and Resilience. The webinar will take place on Monday, December 9, 3-4pm (ET) and Wednesday, December 11, 12-1pm (ET) (content the same at both sessions). The webinar is intended to help audience members, particularly practitioners, increase their understanding of how young people use social media and how it can be used as a tool to improve college student wellness. The webinar is free and requires no special software. RSVP to healthyminds@umich.edu with your name and email address, intended date of participation (December 9 or 11), and questions/comments related to social media and mental health for our panelists to address.
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Commission For Student Involvement Research Grant Application
ACPA
In order to encourage significant research in areas of student involvement (student organizations, leadership development, community service, and fraternity/sorority life), the Commission for Student Involvement awards two $500 research grants annually. All ACPA members are eligible. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Commission membership is NOT required. The research question(s) must align with the various purposes and activities of the Commission for Student Involvement's traditional functional areas or the intersections of these areas. For more information and how to apply please visit our web site. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm Saturday, February 1, 2014.
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