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Conference to Feature Expert on Academic Performance University News
For release: October 7, 2009

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A three-day conference Oct. 18-20 that is sure to benefit U of M academic advisers, administrators and faculty will feature a national expert on NCAA academic reform and includes a special $30 registration fee (lunch inclusive) for the main day of the event, Oct. 19. The U of M's Office of Athletic Academic Services is co-hosting the National Association of Academic Advisers for Athletes (N4A) Region 2 Conference at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center. The University of Mississippi is co-host.

Pete Boone, athletic director at Ole Miss and an NCAA committee member on academic performance, will discuss academic reform Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. The morning session includes a talk at 9:45 a.m. on academic risk assessment by Callie Hubbell, C-USA director of Compliance and Student Athlete Services. Afternoon sessions include workshops on a variety of subjects.

The Oct. 19 session that runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is designed for two-year and four-year college administrators, Memphis City/Shelby County School guidance counselors and athletic administrators as well as U of M administrators, professors and graduate students. The fee for anyone wishing to attend all three days is $75. A complete listing of speakers and activities, and a link to registration information can be found at: Contact for more details.

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