Higher Education
Volume 4 / Issue 12
March 23, 2016
In This Issue:

Sex Offender Management Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2016 Sex Offender Management Fellowship Program. The Fellowship seeks to fund up to two fellowship positions focusing on enhancing its capacity to provide assistance and support to public or private colleges and universities on their response to, prevention of, and education about sexual violence and other sex offending behaviors on college campuses. Eligible applicants are limited to individuals, as well as state, tribal, or local government, organizations, or academic institutions seeking to provide federal-level experience for one of its staff members. Applications are due April 25. To learn more, click here.

The Blueprint for Campus Police: Responding to Sexual Assault

The University of Texas at Austin, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault released a blueprint that addresses gaps in current sexual assault research, and identifies best practices in campus police response to sexual assault. The blueprint presents a multi-tiered approach to implementing victim-centered and trauma-informed practices for responding to sexual assault cases. It is intended to serve as a guide for police at all levels (chief executives, investigation, and patrol), particularly campus police. To access the blueprint, click here.

Scholarship Rewards Students' Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

Truth Initiative is seeking college and graduate student applicants for the annual Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations. This scholarship will recognize two individuals who demonstrate commitment to community service and use creative arts to help reduce tobacco use among communities disproportionately affected by tobacco. The application deadline is April 30. To learn more, click here.

Healthiest Nation 2030: National Public Health Week

The American Public Health Association will be organizing its annual National Public Health Week on April 4-10. In order to support participating schools and communities, the American Public Health Association has developed a website dedicated to providing resources; news; links to events, including those at colleges and universities; and other information related to National Public Health Week. To learn more, click here.

The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color

The American Council on Education and the Center for Policy Research and Strategy released an issue brief on the development and evolution of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color. The brief discusses key data trends highlighting the nationwide gender gap in educational outcomes and identifies different strategies that institutional leaders across educational sectors should consider for addressing this need. To access the report, click here.

Too Distressed to Learn? Mental Health Among Community College Students

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Healthy Minds Network at University of Michigan released a report highlighting findings from a new study conducted at 10 community colleges across the nation on students' experiences with mental health services. The data indicated that poor mental health conditions are prevalent and inadequately addressed among community college students, both in absolute terms and in comparison to students at four-year colleges and universities. To access the report, click here.

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Ventura County Star, March 17, 2016

The Atlantic, March 16, 2016

Campus Safety Magazine, March 15, 2016

The Baltimore Sun, March 15, 2016

Daily News Journal, March 15, 2016

USA Today, March 15, 2016

Community College Daily, March 14, 2016

The Atlantic, March 13, 2016

Boyle, S. C. et al (June 2016) Addictive Behaviors

Wardell, J. D., Strang, N. M. & Hendershot, C. S. (May 2016) Addictive Behaviors

Park, J. Y., Seo, D. C. & Lin, H. C. (April 2016) American Journal of Public Health

Jackson, D. D. et al (March 2016) American Journal of Sexuality Education

Reeves, B., Ickes, M. J. & Mark, K. P. (March 2016) American Journal of Sexuality Education

Barraco, C. L. et al (March 2016) Addiction Research & Theory

Kroshus, E. & Davoren, A.K. (March 2016) Journal of American College Health

Adams, D. R., Meyers, S. A. & Beidas, R. S. (March 2016) Journal of American College Health

Commemorating National Minority Health Month 2016 
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 1:30-3:30 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Office of Minority Health is hosting a Health Equity Forum in recognition of the National Minority Health Month and the 30th anniversary of the HHS Office of Minority Health. The webinar will discuss initiatives and campaigns initiated in 2015 and highlight new initiatives that are underway to reduce health access disparities and promote health equity. To learn more, click here.


National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
March 28-31, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Operations Unite is sponsoring a summit to bring together professionals from local, state, and federal agencies; business; academia; clinicians; treatment providers; counselors, educators; state and national leaders; and advocates impacted by or involved in preventing prescription drug abuse and heroin use. The purpose of the summit is to engage participants in collaborative discussions on problem-solving strategies to address the growing substance abuse epidemic. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Higher Education & Students with Autism
Friday, April 1, 2016, West Hartford, CT

The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence is hosting a half-day conference for college and university faculty and staff to learn strategies for improving the success of college students with autism. The conference will include keynote presentations, a student and parent panel, and a practitioners' panel. To learn more, click here.

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Alcohol Tour
Saturday, April 2, 2016, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Saturday, April 16, 2016, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, April 30, 2016, Randolph Macon University, Ashland, VA

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is organizing a series of campus and community events promoting best-practice strategies to reduce underage and high-risk drinking; strengthen campus and community partnerships; and improve the health, safety, and quality of student life on and off campus. Student leaders, community members, law enforcement personnel, alcohol retail licensees, and college administrators and staff are encouraged to attend. To learn more, click here.

7th National Collegiate Recovery Conference
April 6-8, 2016, Atlanta, GA

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education is sponsoring a conference convening experts in the fields of education and addiction and recovery, as well as students, families, and clinicians, to discuss recovery support systems in higher education. The conference will provide students in recovery with opportunities to highlight their experiences, successes, and challenges in completing their postsecondary education. The conference will also include plenary sessions with experts in related fields, and networking opportunities. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

#Real College: National Convening for Higher Education Leaders
April 28-29, 2016, Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab is convening a conference on addressing food and housing insecurity among undergraduates. The conference will focus on how higher education leaders and policymakers can effectively address food and housing insecurity among their student population and best support affected students as they complete their degrees. To learn more, click here. To register, click here.

Saving Higher Education: Identifying Solutions that Really Work
Friday, April 29, 2016, East Hartford, CT

The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence is hosting a conference on effective learning strategies for students attending institutions of higher education. The conference includes workshops, a plenary session, and a student panel. To learn more, click here.

Campus Safety Magazine 2016 East and West Conferences
July 25-26, 2016, National Harbor, MD
August 9-10, 2016, Long Beach, CA

Campus Safety Magazine is organizing two-day training workshops, led by Safe Haven's International and The Clery Center. The workshops will focus on emergency preparedness and safety on school campuses, including safety on postsecondary campuses. The conference will also feature safety expert panel sessions, plenary sessions, company exhibits, and networking opportunities. To learn more about the East Coast conference, click here. To learn more about the West Coast conference, click here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2016 Communities Talk Higher Education Initiative
See event details below. For more information on any of these events, contact Tom Colthurst.

Carroll College Community Forum
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30-7:30 PM MT; April 12, 2016, Noon-2 PM MT, Helena MT

To learn more, click here.

Transylvania University Town Hall Meeting: A Solution Based Dialogue on Alcohol Enforcement
Friday, April 8, 2016, 9-11 AM ET, Lexington, KY

To learn more, click here.

From Research to Rehab: Virginia Commonwealth University Town Hall
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM ET; Friday, April 15, 2016, 8 AM- 1 PM ET, Richmond, VA

To learn more, click here.

College of Saint Scholastica: What You Need to Know
Monday, April 18, 2016, Duluth, MN

To learn more, click here.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Communities Talk for Action
Tuesday, April 19,2016, Corpus Christi, TX

To learn more, click here.

Salt Lake City Community College De-Stress Fest
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11 AM-1 PM MT, Taylorsville, UT

To learn more, click here.

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