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Accepting Nominations And Applications For JCSD Editorial Board
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The Journal is currently receiving nominations and applications for service as a member of its Editorial Board. They are seeking individuals with a research background and a record of scholarly productivity. Members of the Editorial Board review manuscripts submitted for publication consideration by The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD). During the spring, new Editorial Board members will be appointed to replace some of the current members whose terms on the Board expire. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please forward the nominee's name, title, address, e-mail address, and any comments you have about the nominee. You do not need to write a letter of nomination. A name and contact information is all that is required at this time. You may e-mail (, fax (615-343-7094), or mail (JCSD Nominations, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Box 414, 230 Appleton Place, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA) this information. Nominations are due no later than February 1, 2013. More

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
Jan. 26-30 |  Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
Jan. 29 |  The New C3 Webcast: How to Run a National Search as an Employer
Jan. 30 |  How to Conduct a Successful Job Search
Feb. 6 |  Webinar: Utilizing Quantitative Methods with LGBTQ Research
Feb. 7 |  Webinar: Universal Design in Student Affairs & Higher
Feb. 11-12 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Feb. 13 |  Webinar: Teaching about Race and Racism from an Intersectional Perspective
Feb. 14 |  The New C3 Webcast: Networking: Maximizing the Convention Experience & Developing Job Search Connections
Feb. 20 |  The New C3 Webcast: Can I Live and Work Here: Navigating the Campus Visit
Feb. 27 |  The New C3 Webcast: WebcastMoney Talk: Evaluating the Job Offer & Salary Negotiation
Mar. 3-4 |  2013 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16
June 13-23 |  Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour

Colleges With The Lowest Student-Faculty Ratios
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Good news for students looking for close contact with college professors: Many National Liberal Arts Colleges boast small student-to-faculty ratios. On average, liberal arts colleges employ one faculty member per every 11.7 undergraduate students, according to data submitted by 220 ranked colleges that reported both undergraduate enrollment and student-to-faculty ratios in a 2012 survey to U.S. News. And 19 of those schools create an even more intimate learning environment, with student-to-faculty ratios of 8:1 or less. More

The New C3 Webcast "How To Run An Effective Job Search For Employers"
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It's that time of the year again. You have asked your staff members to provide you with letters of intent and realize you might have 1-2 openings for the next academic fiscal year within your department. Times have changed in the recruiting world. Join this interactive webinar and learn how to write an effective job description, utilize social media to market your position, be strategic with your national search, and utilize The New C3 effectively. Register Today.

Does College Put Kids On A 'Party Pathway'?
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A fair amount of schadenfreude greeted the release last week of a study showing that the kids of parents who pay for college return their families' largesse by achieving lower grades. The study, conducted by University of California at Merced professor Laura Hamilton and published in the American Sociological Review, offered those of us who worked our way through college — or took out burdensome student loans — a rare opportunity to gloat. But our self-congratulation is mistaken, or at least beside the point. Hamilton's work, and that of other researchers, demonstrates that we should all be concerned about the state of higher education in the U.S. today and that college students enjoying a four-year paid vacation courtesy of their parents are merely a symptom of a larger problem. More

Get A Free Earth Day Tee From SustainU
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SustainU is a clothing company focused on changing the way clothes are made to improve the environment, reinvigorate America's manufacturing sector, and educate the world about how clothing can positively impact people's lives. By creating 100% recycled apparel that's made in the USA, SustainU wants people to change the way they think about their clothing, and how they live their lives. Wear a better story. More

Generation Y College Students Need To Prepare Financially For Careers
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Generation Y, or the Millennials, is the successor to Gen X, resulting from a "baby boomlet" in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now in college or recently graduated, Gen Ys are running into the stark reality that there are more people competing for fewer jobs in today's tight economy. They'll need every advantage they can get to land high-paying jobs that can finance their anticipated life path. More

Ecuador Higher Education Study Tour
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On the imaginary line that divides the globe into North and South, Ecuador stands as one of only 17 places on earth considered as mega-diverse. You are invited to visit Ecuador this summer and take part in a 10 day international study tour that examines the major facets of the Ecuadorian system of higher education in the 21 century. This study tour hopes to bring together a group of colleagues (graduate students, faculty, and staff) from several institutions and is centered on comparing and contrasting higher education in Ecuador and the U.S. This year the theme of the study tour is: "Fostering Student Success: The Evolution of Higher Education in Ecuador". ACPA members will receive the $2,400 rate when they sign up for this study tour. More

Helping Athletes Make The Grade
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If an athletics department doesn’t have people spreading the word to high school students, counselors and parents about the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s heightened academic standards for initial eligibility, it’s doing a serious injustice to the athletes who will be arriving on college campuses in the coming years, officials say. More

ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention Technology And Social Media Updates
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The Technology and Social Media groups are excited for your arrival at convention in just over 40 days! Our New ACPA Convention Blog is our new home for news, stories, and information leading up to, during, and after the ACPA Convention is over. Subscribe to the blog's updates via email so you don't miss a single story! Stay Connected Over Social Media. Our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages are places where you can get a variety of information related to convention. If you want to receive Tweets directly to your mobile phone if you aren't on Twitter, let us know and we can help you get connected. If you are on Twitter, please share what you are learning by using the official hashtag for the 2013 ACPA Convention: #acpa13.

Journal Brings Zen, And Bio, To Mental Health
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Like many scientific disciplines, mental health is a fragmented place, with individual researchers plugging away on their favorite disorders, like depression, often without regard to how the disease connects to, say, physical health, let alone molecular biology. So just where is it that a group of scientists studying the intersection of Buddhist meditation and human-cell aging is supposed to publish? More


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