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ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Early Registration Still Open
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Join your ACPA colleagues in Las Vegas March 4-7 as we collocate our annual convention with NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. Early Registration ends January 23.

Melissa Harris-Perry, BD Wong And Ben Cohen: Featured Speakers At ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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In preparation to hear from our great speaker line-up, consider following them on Twitter to see what they have to say: Melissa Harris-Perry @MHarrisPerry; BD Wong @BD_WONG; Ben Cohen @RugbyBenCohen. Find out more about our speakers.

Which Universities Are More Highly Ranked By High School Counselors Than By Colleges Officials?
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Do high school counselors and college officials view universities differently? To answer this question, U.S. News is publishing a analysis of colleges in our National Universities rankings category that shows the academic reputation rankings gap between high school and college officials in our 2013 Best Colleges rankings. How should these results be interpreted? More

Featured Panels At ACPA 2013 Las Vegas
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Join us for five thought provoking panels during ACPA 2013. Explore the topics of Cultivating Critical Discourse, The Use of Technology in Student Affairs, Integrating Intersectional Approaches in Research and Practice, and Title IX: The Next 40 Years. Also go Inside the Studio as Michael Coomes sits down with Jamie Washington and Vernon Wall. Additional information including panelists and moderators can be found here.

So, My Program Was Accepted, Now What?
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March will be here before you know it, so stay on top of your program development. View a helpful Webcast coordinated by the ACPA 2013 Convention Program Team providing advice and suggestions for presenters to make the most of their programs. View the video here.

Colleges Using Online Chat Rooms To Reach High School Students
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A curious high-schooler hurls a flurry of questions at a UC Riverside advisor. The student asks about tuition, SAT scores, study-abroad programs, diversity and whether she would need a car. Once she gets her answers, she leaves. She doesn't bother to say goodbye. The student was sitting at a computer in the Northern California town of Watsonville. More

ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Hotels And Programming Space
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Hotel rooms are still readily available for the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention. All room reservations should be made through the link included in your ACPA registration confirmation email. Booking rooms in the ACPA room blocks in Paris, Planet Hollywood or Bally's include complimentary in-room wireless access, free parking, and discounted gym access for the duration of your stay. Some programming will also take place in the Flamingo Hotel, located immediately north of our convention hotels, though we are not contracted with any guest rooms in the Flamingo.

The New C3 (Career Central At Convention) Registration Is Open
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Each ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention registrant receives one complimentary candidate registration or one job posting with The New C3. This is an excellent opportunity to explore positions or recruit candidates for an opening. Employers who wish to interview on-site and/or post more than one position may purchase additional services. More

College Costs: Will Tuition Discounts Get More Students To Major In Science?
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How much money would it take to get an English major to switch to engineering? Would a $1,000 discount on tuition every year do the trick? What about $5,000? What if switching majors not only reduced students' debt load but also made it much more likely they'd find a job after graduation? Would that be enough to change their mind? These are the questions Florida is debating as it looks for ways to steer more students into high-paying fields that employers are eager to cultivate. More

ACPA 2013 Corporate Partners And Exhibitors
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Much of what we do as an association is made possible by the generous support of our Corporate Partners and Convention Exhibitors. Please make it a point to visit them during the convention to thank them for their support. More

Next Generation Conference
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The Next Generation conference (Next Gen), a program for undergraduate students considering careers in student affairs, will be held at Bally's on March 3-4, 2013 prior to the annual convention. For more information please visit the Next Gen Web site join the Facebook group or on Twitter at #ACPANextGen13. More

College Students To Buy More Natural Ice Beer In 2013
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Prior to the time New Year's Day has come and gone news organizations, consumer intelligence, and everyday folk alike all attempt to construct a list of what to expect in the upcoming year, what new and old will change for the good, the bad, and the ugly. These lists include predictions of fresh fads, tech trends, and social media transitions, but what most Americans tends to be interested in when it comes to inclinations about the future is money, what increases, decreases, or seemingly similar prices we will see in the new year. This year one such list has put a damper on college student's 2013 hopes and dreams, settling in as a definite negative aspect of the new year. Beer prices are up and thus 20-somethings bank accounts, they'll go down. More

Learn More About NIRSA: Leaders In Collegiate Recreation
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Find out more about the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. More


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