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The New Chair Of ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee
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Jim Tweedy is the new Chair of ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee! He is the Associate Director of Residence Life at the University of Delaware. He has worked with residence hall students for twenty-five years in Nebraska, Montana, and Delaware with a focus on developing co-curricular programs on leadership and civic engagement. Jim is a Salzburg “Greening the Minds” Fellow, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education Fellow, member of the UD Sustainability Task Force, and a long-time member of ACPA. He obtained his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware and teaches courses in leadership and student affairs administration. He can be reached at

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

2012 Open Doors Study: International Students Recruited More Heavily At U.S. Colleges
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Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, there were 87 undergraduates from China on its idyllic, All-American campus in Bloomington. This year: 2,224. New figures out Monday show international enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities grew nearly 6 percent last year, driven by a 23-percent increase from China, even as total enrollment was leveling out. But perhaps more revealing is where much of the growth is concentrated: big, public land-grant colleges, notably in the Midwest. More

Nominate a Colleague for an ACPA Award
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Each year ACPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of deserving colleagues at the annual convention. Review the list of awards and the nomination criteria . Please take the time to nominate a deserving colleague. For further information contact Myra F. Morgan.

Let's Help Students Speak Up Across The Cultural Divide
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SJ Culver, a writer who works in the Center for Student Success at Walden University, writes: "The most trouble I ever got into in school was in the second grade. I spoke out of turn in class; the teacher called my mother; my mother took off work and went to school to watch me apologize. As a nurse, my mother found it difficult to leave work midshift, so the impact of her presence (and disapproval) weighed heavily. The message was clear: School isn't for talking — it's for listening. Fifteen years later I was in graduate school and teaching my first section of composition at a large public university in the Midwest, and I was wondering how to get my students to participate in class discussions." More

Registration For Next Gen Conference Is Now Open
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The Next Generation Conference, simply referred to as Next Gen, will be held Sunday and Monday, March 3-4, 2013 prior to the start of the ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention. Next Gen is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about careers in student affairs. Participants will meet and learn from current graduate students, graduate preparation program faculty, and seasoned student affairs professionals who works at a variety of colleges and universities. Scholarship opportunities are available for Next Gen participants. More

Some Colleges Help Students Avoid, Handle Debt
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Now that President Barack Obama has earned re-election, the student loan ranger is anxious to see if he'll be able to fulfill his promises to address colleges' soaring tuition and skyrocketing student debt balance. For example, you may remember a promise to hold schools accountable for costs. And the student loan ranger hopes the administration will require schools to adopt initiatives like the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet and College Scorecard. More

Application To Chair The New C3 At The ACPA 2015 Tampa Annual Convention
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The New C3 is the hub for career services during ACPA's Annual Convention. C3 services include, but are not limited to: position listings, interview scheduling, workshops, mock interviews, and resume reviews to assist both candidates and employers. The New C3 chair is responsible for coordinating services and staffing The New C3 at convention and is committed to serving both employers and candidates. Applications are due on November 21, 2012. View requirements and application here. For additional information, please contact Dianna Dikitanan, ACPA Career Services Manager.

Needed: A Curriculum For Courage
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While attending college, a traditionally aged student makes the remarkable transformation from an adolescent to a young adult, and such rapid growth requires courage. Therefore, in addition to encouraging a student to write, speak and think like an adult, colleges must attend to a student's need for courage. It is a commonplace observation that parents today over-protect their children. They schedule children's activities, programming them from morning to night. Even when children have left for college, parents hover over them, checking in by phone between classes. Our students need to summon the courage to take charge of their own lives in order to construct new ideas, to explore the world and to grow in any meaningful way. More

Like CAS On Facebook
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Stay up-to-date with CAS information including newly revised standards and resources by liking CAS on Facebook. More

Hispanic Workers Show 80 Percent Without College In US Crisis
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Sitting a few steps away from a black marble memorial to his friend Mickey who was stabbed to death two years ago at age 15, Ronald Ramos looks bewildered when asked why he didn't take the SAT, seek financial aid and apply to college after graduating from high school. "Parents don't know what the system is here," he says in an interview at Georgetown South, a Latino neighborhood in Manassas, Va. "We don't know what to do." More

25th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference
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The National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. (NBGSA) is proud to announce their 25th Annual National Black Graduate Student Conference, Honoring the Past, Defining the Future. The conference will be held at the Henry Hotel — Autograph Collection in Dearborn, Michigan from March 6-10, 2013, and would like to extend a personal invitation for you to support their conference through one of their various partnership opportunities. More

Online Courses Put Pressure On Universities In Poorer Nations
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When prominent U.S. universities began offering free college classes over the Web this year, more than half of the students who signed up were from outside the United States. Consider the story of one of them: Carlos Martinez, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of El Salvador. More


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