Lunchtime seminars on advising to kickoff Jan. 18

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Division of Undergraduate Studies will begin its lunchtime seminars Jan. 18, offering talks to the Penn State community on various academic advising topics.

These lunch-and-learn sessions take place on the University Park campus and provide opportunities for professional development, networking and advising discussions. The sessions this semester will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Feb. 11 and Mar. 20, in 110 Henderson Building (The Living Center). All interested faculty and staff members are welcome to attend and may bring lunch to eat during the presentations.

-- Advising for Education Abroad, Jan. 18

Hear about study abroad opportunities, get an overview of Study Abroad 101 (student information sessions), learn how to effectively navigate Web resources and get responses to questions about how best to advise students who are considering education abroad. Leading this session will be representatives from the Education Abroad office Kristi Wormhoudt, associate director; Kate Fox, adviser; and Amber Evans, records specialist.

-- Transfer Credits: What They Are and How to Use Them, Feb. 11

Not sure what to do with transfer credits on an advisee's record? Wondering where they came from? Join us as we discuss transfer credit policies, how credits are articulated to a student's record and best practices for using them. Presenters will be Kathryn Gaylord-Miles, admissions counselor,­ and Susan Sanders, academic adviser for Health Policy and Administration and interim director of the Women's Leadership Initiative.

-- Update on the Student Information System (ISIS) Replacement Project, March 20

Penn State’s current Student Information System (ISIS) is more than 30 years old. Learn about the status of the project to replace the system and what the next steps will be. Karen Schultz, University registrar, will present.

For further details about the seminars, contact Laura Brown at 814-865-7576 or

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Last Updated January 09, 2015