Academic advising seminars to begin Sept. 15

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Every semester the Division of Undergraduate Studies invites the Penn State community to lunchtime presentations featuring academic advising topics. These lunch-and-learn sessions provide opportunities for professional development, networking and advising discussions. No registration is necessary, and all faculty and staff members are welcome to attend and bring a lunch.

Meet the University Registrar

Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15

110 Henderson Building, The Living Center

Meet Robert Kubat, University Registrar. Learn how the Registrar's office works to support academic advisers and understand how advising practices can support the work of the Registrar's office.

Faculty Senate Petitions: What Advisers Need to Know *

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 (extended session) 

102 Kern Building

Learn about petitions from a panel of experts: 

-- Anna Butler, administrative support assistant, Office of the University Faculty Senate

-- Daniel Hagen, executive director, Office of the University Faculty Senate

-- Elizabeth Seymour, chairwoman, Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education

-- Erica Smithwick, outgoing chairwoman, Senate Subcommittee on Academic Standards

-- Ann Taylor, incoming chairwoman, Senate Subcommittee on Academic Standards

* This session is available via videoconferencing. To make arrangement for locations other than University Park, reserve a videoconference room at your campus and send the name/number of the room to Anna Butler at by Oct. 17. A list of videoconference rooms with contacts is available at

Contact Laura Brown at 814-865-7576 or 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, 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.

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Last Updated May 12, 2016