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ACPA Elections Are Open: Vote Now
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Among ACPA's values is inclusiveness in and access to association-wide involvement, leadership and decision-making. ACPA's elections is an open and inclusive one; please exercise your right and responsibility. ACPA's elections process is open from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10. During this time, ACPA members can view the candidates and cast their votes for leadership positions. Three Commissions are also holding their Chair elections during the same period of time. Only members of the Commissions holding elections will be able to vote. Visit the ACPA Elections website to view the candidates for each position and their bios, and cast your vote here.

Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities
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
Feb. 11-12 |  A Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
Mar. 3-4 |  2013 Next Generation Conference (Undergraduates only)
Mar. 4-7 |  ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Annual Convention
April 3-5 |  Alcohol Policy 16

College Students Report Low Flu Vaccination Rate
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According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., colleges and universities should implement new or improved influenza vaccine strategies, such as giving flu shots at sporting events or during campus-wide, day-long campaigns, to increase the number of their students who get the annual flu vaccine. In the Journal of American College Health, the researchers found that only 1 in 5 college students at eight North Carolina universities reported getting a flu shot during the 2009-2010 flu season. More

The Association Of College & University Housing Officers — International Housing Internship Program — Open For Submissions
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The valuable and popular ACUHO-I Housing Internship Program is open and accepting submissions from both potential interns and host institutions. Applications for both interns and host sites will be accepted through Jan. 10. This program has proven to offer one of the most prestigious and competitive higher education internship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students; each year, it offers an unprecedented learning experience for both interns and host sites. More

Disabilities Cannot Prevent College Students From Succeeding
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Some college students are hard of hearing, while others have trouble seeing. No matter what their impairment may be, it is important for these individuals to know they can still earn a bachelor's or master's degree just like their peers without disabilities. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 11.3 percent of undergraduates pursuing degrees during the 2003-2004 academic year had a disability, while the same was true of 10.8 percent of students during the 2007-2008 school year. Learning disabilities, deafness, visual handicaps and health impairments were among the conditions degree seekers had to contend with during these years. More

Melissa Harris-Perry, BD Wong And Ben Cohen: Featured Speakers At ACPA 2013 Las Vegas Convention
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If you haven't already done so, there is still time to register and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates. If you have registered and received your confirmation email, be sure to book your hotel room at a discounted rate through the link provided. More

10 Colleges With The Most Students In Fraternities
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Although the movie "Animal House" and its comedic portrayal of Greek life on campus was at least partially based on Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, some of the top schools for fraternities are actually based in Tennessee. The Volunteer State is evidently hospitable to formal brotherhood societies, as it is home to two of the top five schools in the nation for percentage of fraternity enrollment. Dartmouth, where 48 percent of male students enrolled in fraternities in fall 2011, is 10th on the top 10 list. More

Vets Flock To Colleges ... But How Are They Doing?
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Record numbers of veterans are returning home from war and heading to college. The biggest draw: the generous benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which in three short years has helped 860,000 vets go to school. But there's still little known about how these students are doing. For years, Sarah Yaw has been working with veterans at Cayuga Community College, a small school in rural, upstate New York. She took a leave in 2009, around the time the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect. When she returned to the school, she found a dramatic change. More

Digital Divide Hits College-Admissions Process
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With an Internet connection and the click of a mouse, today's high school student has access to the world of higher education in fingertip reach. A student can walk the grounds of a college campus a thousand miles away without setting foot in another zip code; get instantly matched with potential sources of scholarship funding without meeting with a counselor; and apply for multiple colleges through one online application without taking a trip to the post office. But while technology is changing the face of college admissions, not all students are reaping the benefits of this virtual access to resources and information. More

For Certain College Students, This Test Calls For A Plunge
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With graduation approaching this spring, Jessica McSweeney has a sinking feeling. A senior Human Development major at Cornell University, she has completed her required science and writing classes and looks forward to traveling this summer. But one thing stands between the 21-year-old McSweeney and her diploma: three lengths in the school's 25-yard swimming pool. Cornell students must take the plunge in order to graduate, either by passing a swim test or enrolling in a beginner's swim class. More


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