Academic advising seminars offered Oct. 12 and Nov. 16

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Every semester the Division of Undergraduate Studies invites the Penn State community to hour-long presentations featuring academic advising topics. These sessions provide opportunities for professional development, networking and advising discussions. No registration is necessary, and all faculty and staff members are welcome to attend. This semester’s presentations feature two important issues:

Homeless Students and Penn State’s Mission to Provide All Pennsylvania Residents Access to Higher Education
1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12
Paterno Library (Mann Assembly Room)

During the 2013–2014 school year, more than 1.2 million homeless students attended K–12 schools in the United States, and more than 56,000 homeless students were identified as attending colleges or universities in this country. Many experts suspect these figures will continue to increase. Pennsylvania — with more than 1,100 students without homes — was ranked 13th among all states with the largest populations of homeless students. Cyekeia Lee, director of higher education initiatives for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), will discuss the increasing number of homeless students attending schools across the country and provide strategies we can use to identify and support them.

EPPIC: Advanced English for International Students at Penn State
Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 (bring your lunch, if you wish)
Paterno Library (Mann Assembly Room)

The English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) promotes advanced English communication skills for international students, faculty and researchers across the University. The center offers short-term, customized language support services centered on academic and professional topics such as in-class presentations, email etiquette, preparing for job interviews in the United States, building social networks, communicating effectively in the classroom, and more. EPPIC's work also includes a language and culture partners program that brings together domestic and international students for mutual intercultural learning. Meredith Doran, administrative director of EPPIC, will discuss the center's offerings and how advisers may refer students. Participants will be welcome to offer suggestions for program development and student recruitment.

Contact Terry Musser at 814-865-7576 or txm4@psu.edu for additional seminar details.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education, is Penn State’s largest unit of enrollment for first-year students. It leads the development of advising policies and practices, manages the University-wide academic information network, and provides general academic advising for current and prospective Penn State students.

Last Updated May 12, 2016