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Putting the fun in college

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Lisa Wade's brief history of the evolution of college culture.Food fight! From Time.
How American Colleges Became Bastions of Sex, Booze and Entitlement
When Animal House was released in 1978, the alcohol industry saw an opportunity and aggressively ramped up marketing on campus. They started advertising in school newspapers, erecting massive inflatable beer cans at sporting events, promoting drink specials at nearby bars and clubs, and hiring students as representatives of their brands to give beer away for free. They spent millions in the 1980s to convince students that “it’s naturally part of college life to drink.”  Between the vision of college life promulgated by the alcohol industry and the founding of Kappa Alpha more than 150 years before, college life had steadily transformed. Nothing emerged to stop or slow the march toward more and more fun, until 1984. That year the U.S. government initiated an effort to reduce highway deaths, informing states that it would cut their t…

"But now we're stressed out..."

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Here are two of the nine signs that indicated you need time off. There are few breaks between Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday and the next holiday. From Paste.
Stress Test: 9 Signs That You Need a Break
1. Persistent Headache
Your brain is incredibly powerful and controls almost everything in your body. It releases the stress hormones that tell your body how to react. It controls the nerves, muscles and ligaments that tense up and bear stress-related injury. It control the immune, heart and stomach reactions to stress as well. When your body tenses in any area for too long, it can lead to headache issues, whether that stems from tension at the back of the neck or sinus complications from a reduced immune system. 2. Sore Muscles
Muscle tension is the body’s reflex reaction to stress, says the American Psychological Association. It’s a gut-reaction guard against injury and pain. Tense shoulders, neck and back can hurt daily — and lead to those migraine and tension headaches mentioned …

Infographic Friday

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by amejean.

Happy Australia Day!

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From Visually.

I, for one, welcome our new

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Robot overlords. How do you choose the right college major when everything is becoming automated? This piece claims health services is the answer. Liberal Arts, anyone? Anyone? From John Wasik, writing in CBS MoneyWatch.
How college students can make better career choices
For some solace, I always refer to the occupational outlook prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the government’s job-growth projections can be as compelling as oatmeal, they do reveal some basic truths.  First, significant job growth will be seen in direct human services. As America ages, we’ll need millions of occupational and physical therapists, home health aides and nurse practitioners.  The downside? These occupations may pay poorly at first. A physical therapy aide averages around $25,000 a year, although with more college and training you can ascend the pay scale. Median pay for a nurse practitioner or physician assistant is around $98,000 annually. Both are among the fastest-growing occupati…

Happy Belly Laugh Day!

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Lifehacker's Five Questions to Ask

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During your job interview. Here's number three:
3. Do Team Members Typically Go Out for Lunch, or Do They Eat at Their Desks?  This isn’t a weird question, and you can ask it in a way that comes across as you trying to get a feel for how friendly and connected your team is (or isn’t), or how relaxed the environment is (or isn’t). But, assuming the interviewer is up front with his or her answer, here’s what else you’ll be able to ascertain: Are these people overworked to the point that they can’t keep up without working through lunch hours? (And, will your future manager expect you to follow suit?)  Teams whose members never take breaks are typically tired, unhappy teams. Sleuth this one out, especially if you’re not one who enjoys being chained to your desk for several hours straight every day.

Infographic Friday

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Save the date for the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Annual Conference

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The MPAEA 2017 Conference, hosted by UAACCE 
Attend the Mountain Plains Adults Education Association (MPAEA) 2017 Conference, hosted by Utah Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education (UAACCE). Join colleagues from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming in sharing research, successful strategies, and contributions to successful student achievement. The MPAEA mission is to support and promote lifelong learning in the Mountain Plains Region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and beyond).

Conference Theme:Everyone Counts: Keys to Education, Motivation, and Success 

Date: April 11-13, 2017

Where: Downtown Radisson, 215 S. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Conference Cost: $300, Early Bird Special of $250 (due by March 1, 2017) There will be a $10 discount per person for groups of 5 or more.

Registration is open. Go to www.mpaea.org or www.uaacce.org.

Contact information: uaacce.inf…

And in tonight's fake news...

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You will find more statistics at Statista

Classes start today

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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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From Visually.

Infographic Friday

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Save the date

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ACHE South Annual Conference
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee
April 11-13, 2017

Networking 101

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Advice on keeping connected no matter where you are in your career from Lifehacker.
The People to Connect with At Each Stage in Your CareerJust Starting Out: When you’re looking for your first job, or first transition to a new job, reach out to your family and alumni. Both are groups that you already have a connection with, which helps when you haven’t been working long enough to build a strong network. Three to Five Years In: Look to a former manager for a mentor or solid referral as you make the jump up the career ladder to other opportunities. If you’re interested in taking on a junior-management role, a recruiter can help you find the right position. Mid-Career: Former coworkers who are now at other companies are a strong source of referrals when you want to move jobs, or even switch careers. Senior Level: If you want to find open senior level roles, keep in touch with people you’ve managed before and been a great boss to. They’re the ones who can vouch for you and let you know whe…

Register now

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2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference April 7th and 8th, 2017 East Tennessee State University
Friday, April 7th Opening Reception at Cranberries Restaurant - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday April 8th Conference - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  Breakfast, Lunch and breaks provided.
Call for Proposals Deadline for abstract submission is January 16, 2017 Send to: tedescom@etsu.edu Click here to download the flyer
Sponsored by: ETSU Master of Arts in Liberal Studies ETSU Appalachian Studies Department University of North Carolina Asheville Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences North Carolina State Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
2017 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference April 7th and 8th, 2017

Save the date for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Conference

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The 2017 NABCA Conference


19-22 April Tulsa OK Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa Campus University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Campus Hyatt Regency-Tulsa

Infographic Friday

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Tennessee comes in at number 10

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In a list of the worst states for careless and reckless driving behavior. Number one, or the worst, is Montana. The best is Virginia, of all places. From the Auto Insurance Center.
2nd Annual Study of America's Fatal Crash Causes
Most of us probably consider ourselves to be safe drivers. Unfortunately, not everyone is. Some individuals can be reckless and downright dangerous on the road, putting everyone around them at risk. This type of driving behavior has only increased with the use of technology, which has led to higher rates of distracted drivers on the road.  Regarding careless and reckless driving behavior, Montana had the greatest number of fatalities due to this type of driving – 108 fatalities per 100,000 residents. A common behavior cited in crash deaths in Montana was a lack of seat belt use, in addition to speeding and alcohol consumption. The next state to have the highest fatalities due to careless and reckless driving was Arkansas (86 fatalities).  The states with t…

There's a new boss

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At the Tennessee Board of Regents. Not the same as the old boss...and one who was pretty popular at Chattanooga State. From The Tennessean.
Tennessee colleges will face changes under new leader The next leader of Tennessee's largest college system officially got the job Tuesday, and her agenda could reshape the ways students across the state engage with community and technical colleges.  Bolstered by Gov. Bill Haslam's recommendation, Flora Tydings was unanimously confirmed as the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents during a conference call of board members. She will start work Feb. 1 with an annual salary of $345,000 plus benefits.  Tydings, who will be the first woman to lead a Tennessee college system, has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015 and previously served as president of a technical college in Georgia for more than a decade. After a year and a half in Tennessee, she has earned a reputation among other state leaders for …

They'll be graduating this spring

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by amejean.

A day late, I know

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