Higher Education
Volume 5 / Issue 9
February 23, 2017
In This Issue:
SPOTLIGHT: Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a rewarding way for college students to bypass the typical high-risk activities associated with spring break, and participate in community- and service-learning trips and activities. Do you know a student who is interested in taking part in ASB to volunteer at home or abroad? Use the resources below to learn more, find options, and start planning!  

Vanderbilt University

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Why This Community College Is Getting Rid of Remedial Classes
PBS News Hour , January 31, 2017

Tennessee Governor Seeks Free Community College for All Adults
NPR, January 31, 2017

Why So Many College Students Decide to Transfer
The Washington Post , January 29, 2017

Campus Safety Challenges Range from Risky Behaviors to Natural Disasters
The Oklahoman , January 29, 2017

The Atlantic , January 29, 2017

College Leaders Discuss Future Title IX Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts
Inside Higher Ed , January 26, 2017

New University of Wisconsin Police Department Chief Hopes to Repair Connection Between Police, Campus Community
The Daily Cardinal , January 25, 2017

Expanding College Access: Promising Strategies to Boost Students' Financial Aid Completion
Education Northwest , January 24, 2017

Crosby, R. A., Salazar, L. F., & Geter, A. (February 2017).  American Journal of Sexuality Education

Characteristics of University Students who Mix Alcohol and Energy Drinks
Bonar, E. E., Green, M. R., & Ashrafioun, L. (January 2017). Journal of American College Health

Fiorito, T. M., et al. (January 2017).  Journal of American College Health

Kort, D. N., Samsa, G. P., & McKellar, M. S. (January 2017).  Journal of American College Health

Commentary on Patrick and Colleagues: High-Intensity Drinking Among Young Adults in the United States: Prevalence, Frequency, and Developmental Change
White, A. (January 2017). Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Age-Varying Association of Student Status with Excessive Alcohol Use: Ages 18 to 30 Years
Evans-Polce, R. J., Maggs, J. L., Staff, J., & Lanza, S. T. (December 2016). Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Subjective Evaluations of Alcohol-Related Consequences Among College Students: Experience with Consequences Matters
Leavens, E. L., et al. (December 2016). Journal of American College Health 


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2-3 PM ET
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education



March 16-18, 2017, Jacksonville, FL
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU)

April 6-7, 2017, Washington, DC
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment

April 18-20, 2017, Orlando, FL
End Violence Against Women International

April 24-25, 2017, Washington, DC

May 30-June 3, 2017, Austin, TX

June 24 -27, 2017, Boston, MA

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