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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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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

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
June 7-10, 2015 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 22-24, 2015 |  2015 Conference on College Men
Oct. 18–23, 2015 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3, 2015 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice

Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking
The New York Times
Despite decades of research, hundreds of campus task forces and millions invested in bold experiments, college drinking in the United States remains as much of a problem as ever. More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. An additional 600,000 are injured while drunk, and nearly 100,000 become victims of alcohol-influenced sexual assaults. One in four say their academic performance has suffered from drinking, all according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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Speaking From A Place Of Privilege: Why Barack Obama Can't Win For Losing On Race?
Dr. Sherry K. Watt is the Associate Professor of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Iowa and Senior Scholar in ACPA—College Student Educators International. She is an author and the editor of the forthcoming book, Designing Transformative Multicultural Initiatives: Theoretical Foundations, Practical Applications, and Facilitator Considerations. Her research on privileged identity exploration expands the understanding of the various ways in which people react to difficult dialogue related to social issues.
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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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The Quiet Struggle Of College Students With Kids
The Atlantic
In 2001, Michelle Marie enrolled at Oregon State University. After two years of community college, and then another two years at home taking care of her baby, Marie was ready to complete her bachelor's degree. But that meant she'd need to find someone to watch her daughter, who was nearly two years old, and both resources and information were scarce. "At the time nobody was asking me if I was a student parent. Nobody was saying, 'Hey, we're aware that you're a member of a population that is perhaps not served by the services and resources that are available,'" Marie says. "I felt like I had to set aside my parent status in order to be a student."
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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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Internationalizing The Curriculum And All Learning
University World News
Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in internationalization of the curriculum, in theory and in practice. Essentially, this is because internationalization of the curriculum has the potential to connect broader institutional agendas focused on internationalization with student learning. All students will live in a globalized world, as professionals and citizens, and this is a common rationale for internationalization.
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Read Deborah Casey's Member Of The Week Story And Share Yours
ACPA has nourished my professional identity for over 20 years. I developed a deep appreciation and affinity for ACPA early in my career as a graduate student and continue to feel a strong "sense of place" within the organization through my leadership opportunities with the SSAO Advisory Board, the Standing Committee for Disability, the Commission for Administrative Leadership, and the Convention Planning team. Share Yours.
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Student Victims Less Likely To Report Rape
U.S. News & World Report
Most rapes and sexual assaults go unreported, and college students are less likely than non-students to report them, according to new data from the U.S. Justice Department. While 32 percent of non-student victims choose to report the incident to police, only 20 percent of students do. A report from the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics looked at women ages 18 to 24, who are most at risk for rape and sexual assault. In 2013, there were 1.4 victims of rape or sexual assault for every 1,000 females ages 12 to 17 and 25 and older.
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ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree Class
It's time for ACPA members to support the research, scholarship and professional development of our field by celebrating the ACPA Foundation Diamond Honoree Class of 2015! We encourage all ACPA members to visit the Diamond Honoree website to meet the Class of 2015 and make donations in their honor. All donors will be invited to a special reception at the ACPA 2015 Convention in Tampa, FL. Questions about the Diamond Honoree Program can be directed to Dr. Keith Humphrey at
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