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Update On Hurricane Sandy
Residents affected in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut can register for assistance here . To assist communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and the Caribbean, your contributions will be helpful to the following organizations: American Red Cross, National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster, DirectRelief International, American Jewish World Service.

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Dec. 2-4 |  Institute on Social Justice
Dec. 5-7 |  Symposium on Professional Development in Student Affairs
Dec. 5-7 |  Symposium on Service-Learning
Dec. 9-11 |  Leadership Educators Institute
Jan. 26-30 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Feb. 4 - 6 |  Institute for Aspiring SSAOs — Exploring Diverse Identities & Vocation
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

Record Number Complete High School And College
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Although the United States no longer leads the world in educational attainment, record numbers of young Americans are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data. This year, for the first time, a third of the nation's 25- to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor's degree. That share has been slowly edging up for decades, from fewer than one-fifth of young adults in the early 1970s to 33 percent this year. More

ACPA President's Blog: University First Responders
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I've spent a lot of time on the phone last week. I talked a bunch to my mom and brother, who live in Southwestern Connecticut, just outside New York City. My mom told me about the house across the street from our family house, now crushed under the weight of a massive hundred year oak tree that fell in the storm. Luckily, everyone made it out. More

Ancillary Space For ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Deadline Extended To Nov. 12
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Have a meeting or reception that needs space at the 2013 Convention? Submit your Ancillary Program request by Monday, Nov. 12. Questions? Contact Rachel Beech, Ancillary Programs Chair.

Some Like It Quiet
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Not everyone likes to study while listening to their neighbor's jazz music in one ear and the party next door in the other. So for those who prefer physics problem sets to parties — or at least want the option of studying on a Saturday night — universities designate certain residence halls or floors "quiet." "Even though we offer many lounges and many spaces on campus where they can study, I think many students are most comfortable studying in their own environment," said Bridget Reeland, assistant director for residential life at Illinois State University, where about 1,400 of the 6,000 housing spots available are designated as quiet. More

ACPA Graduate Preparation Program Fair
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Each year, ACPA hosts a Graduate Preparation Program Fair to help prospective students and practitioners learn about the wonderful things happening in our programs. In 2013 it will be no different. However, there is a slight change to the timing of the fair. Because of changes in the convention calendar, the 2013 Graduate Preparation Program Fair will be held on Monday, March 4 from 9-10 a.m. (The on-site location will be announced at a later date.) It will be held in conjunction with the Next Generation Conference so there will be many future professionals in attendance. If you are interested in reserving a table for the 2013 Graduate Preparation Program Fair, please contact Michael D. Coomes.

Colleges Implement Tobacco-Free Policies
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The University of California, Los Angeles is the latest college to institute a tobacco-free campus policy that should put an end to the use of products like cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and even electronic cigarettes on campus, according to the Los Angeles Times. The ban, expected to start April 22, will help create a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors and to decrease the amount of litter that non-biodegradable cigarette butts create. More

Call For Programs — Maryland Student Affairs Conference
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Don't forget to submit your conference program proposals by Dec. 3! The 38th Annual Maryland Student Affairs Conference seeks programs that showcase innovation, demonstrate the impact our work is having on ourselves and the students we serve, and/or inspire us to develop bold new ideas. As we consider the opportunities of increased student diversity, demand for greater accountability, advancements in entrepreneurship, learning outside traditional classrooms, and working more efficiently with the resources in our campus communities, we should continue our efforts to provide exceptional programs and services.

Campus Host For Conference On College Men
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ACPA and NASPA are seeking a campus host for the upcoming fourth Conference on College Men. Created in 2007, this biannual conference aims to continue the dissemination of new scholarship and professional strategies geared toward college men and masculinities. The next conference is tentatively scheduled for May 2013. Please contact Vernon Wall to receive a prospectus to be completed and returned no later than Nov. 13.

May We Interest You In Our College-Counseling Package?
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If you're a college counselor, then maybe — just maybe — you've had a recurring nightmare in which you've been replaced by a computer, or a robot, or perhaps some kind of artificial intelligence, a HAL 9000 for the Age of Demonstrated Interest. Rest assured, this isn't happening, at least not yet. More

The New Leadership Alliance Publication
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The Alliance is pleased to announce a new publication to help colleges improve their assessment and accountability practices, Assuring Quality: An Institutional Self-Assessment Tool for Excellent Practice in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment. A follow up to the Alliance's 2012 publication, Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education, Assuring Quality is designed to be part of an institution's formative evaluation process with a focus on continuous improvement. More


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