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Last Chance! Register For #ACPA15 And Save!
The 2015 ACPA Annual Convention is 84 days away and we welcome you to Tampa with open arms. We have an amazing slate of keynote speakers planned, Pecha Kucha presentations lined up, a variety of program sessions and career development support through Career Central at Convention.

You can save $50 on your registration through Friday, December 19! Your pass to #ACPA15 is a few clicks away, register today!
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

Dec. 11-13 |  Leadership Educators Institute
Jan. 14-16, 2015 |  Ohio State Conference — Discover — Connect — Lead
Feb. 3-5, 2015 |  South Dakota State Conference — Together Toward Tomorrow
March 5-8, 2015 |  2015 Annual Convention in Tampa
March 7-8, 2015 |  Next Gen Conference

Why Determination Matters More Than Smarts In Getting Ahead
Fast Company
If you are constantly told you're a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Would it make you work harder because you know your ability, or make you lazier because you know you're already ahead? Carol S. Dweck, a leading expert in motivation and professor at Stanford University, studies the effects that praise has over mindset. What she's found is simple alterations in wording greatly shape attitude toward work, and whether one will strive hard enough to reach their full potential.
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Read Member Of The Week Raechel Hester's Story
ACPA has been a great investment in my future and an outlet to stay connected to my colleagues. As a graduate assistant, I had an opportunity to attend an innovative session presented by the person who would become my supervisor. As a young professional, I had an opportunity to volunteer with the Commission for Career Services as way to meet other young professionals in my functional area, and I currently serve as a Directorate member for the Commission for Career Services, which allows me to help other young professionals connect with ACPA in the same way I did. Share your own story.
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Survey: Reveals Conflicted Mindset Of College Students About ADHD Prescription Stimulant Misuse, Abuse And Diversion
Medical News Today
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Misuse finds that college students' perceptions and attitudes towards the misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulants are complex. The findings paint a portrait of students who recognize the risks of misuse, but understand why some students may choose to misuse, given the academic pressures in today's college environment.
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Employers: Sign Up Now For ACPA's Virtual Career Fair
Please join us for our first ever Student Affairs Virtual Career Fair on February 17, 2015. This is a great way to advertise positions, promote your institution, and interact with student affairs candidates before meeting face-to-face, all from the convenience of your office. Registration is free for all employers who post positions with Career Central at Convention by January 16, 2015. Sign up today!
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Recruiting International Students In A Virtual World
University World News
Traditionally, universities deliver an open day with faculty heads and staff attending to deliver a wide range of content over the course of a day. However, in an increasingly competitive market, many British universities are facing a growing challenge to attract prospective students while minimizing costs. Increasingly, institutions are choosing to embrace the virtual open day as a cost-effective way to effectively track and maintain interest during and after the event to facilitate new student recruitment.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    College Students Are Vulnerable To Depression (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Domestic Violence As Prevalent For College Students As Sexual Assault (PBS Newshour)
Most College Students Don't Graduate On Time (Smithsonian)
Do 80 Percent Of Top Students Really Get Into An Elite College? (Slate)
3 Ways International Students Can Find A Mentor In College (U.S. News & World Report)

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2015 ACPA Sustainability Institute: Eco-Justice And Student Affairs
The ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee is excited to present the 2015 ACPA Sustainability Institute: Eco-Justice and Student Affairs. In a new format this year, the Sustainability Institute will be offered as a morning pre-conference on Thursday, March 5 prior to the opening of convention in Tampa, Florida. We will introduce the concept of eco-justice and further examine the connections between environmental sustainability and social justice. The institute will offer attendees opportunities to learn about best practices in the area of eco-justice and the chance to generate ideas to take back to their respective campuses. More information can be found here. Registration is now open for both ACPA and all pre-convention colloquia. Additional questions can be directed to Dillon Kimmel at
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4 Ways Studying In The U.S. Challenges Students
U.S. News & World Report
The study abroad wave has brought a lot of international students to America, especially from Asian countries. One reason for this, especially for students from my home country of China, is that many parents think America has a better education system and that if their children study in the U.S., they will have a better future. But people who just follow the wave and come to the U.S. are missing something. International students' lives can be very different from the lives of students who attend college in their home country. The following challenges show the benefits of studying abroad as well as the disadvantages, which prospective international students should know about before making the decision to study abroad.
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International Attendees Welcome Webinar
The Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development and ACPA IO staff will be hosting a webinar for international colleagues attending the 2015 Convention on December 15th at 3:00pm. EST. The webinar will provide an overview of onsite logistics, opportunities for programming and professional development, and much more.
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Students Predict College Life In 100 Years
USA Today
Sorting hats to pick your major. Admissions decisions based solely on social media profiles. Nap pods. Cafeteria food crafted via 3D printers. And dorm-to-classroom teleportation. These are a few of the many ideas my students recently brainstormed in response to a single question: What will college life be like in 100 years? In his well-reviewed documentary "Ivory Tower," filmmaker Andrew Rossi addressed a range of issues and innovations impacting contemporary higher education — from skyrocketing tuition and massive student debt to MOOCs (massive open online courses) and work-study hybrids.
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Commission For Admissions, Orientation And The First Year Experience Technology And Orientation Webcast
The Commission for Admissions, Orientation and the First Year Experience is proud to offer a webcast on Technology and Orientation!

Click here to register for Part 2. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2pm - 3pm EST
Part 2: Exploring Orientation Registration/Attendee Management Systems and Options Thinking about improving the effectiveness of your orientation registration system? Find out more about the options available from campuses currently using them!

Participation is limited to 100 viewing sites. Individuals on the wait list will receive a link to the recorded webinar. We highly encourage participation in both parts of this two-part webcast series. This two-part webcast series is open and free to all ACPA and non-ACPA members. For questions, please e-mail Patty Witkowsky, AOFYE Directorate Member.

About Campus Writers Retreat
The About Campus Writers Retreat is designed to provide a supportive, collaborative environment in which you can develop your idea while bolstering your skills and confidence as a writer. Through workshops, one-on-one consultations, and creative activities, the editorial team will push you to break out of the confines of academic style and to embrace the writing process in new ways. The retreat will ultimately culminate in an issue of About Campus dedicated to select articles developed during this process.
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Call For Proposals: Noel-Levitz/ACPA Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Diverse Populations
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations in Atlanta, April 13-14, 2015. Presentations can address a wide range of topics on enrollment management and student success for diverse populations. The deadline for submission is January 2, 2015. Click here for additional information on the Symposium and to access the online submission form.



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