On Wednesday, May 13, 1:00–5:00 p.m., in 010 Sparks Building, University Park, the advising community is invited to view a demonstration of Starfish Retention Solutions, a comprehensive software system that the LionPATH advising team is considering as a robust University-wide advising toolkit. On May 4, ProjectLionPATH@psu.edu will send an email reminder to members of the advising community with details and a request to RSVP for either a seat in 010 Sparks or participation via Adobe Connect.
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations, workshops and posters for Penn State’s 14th annual Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising, scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park. Proposals are due not later than May 15, and the submission form is available at http://www.dus.psu.edu/advisers/conf_proposals.html.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Margaret A. Sebastianelli, senior undergraduate studies programs coordinator and director of student services in the College of Health and Human Development, and Beth Seymour, pre-major adviser and education abroad coordinator at Penn State Altoona, have been selected as the recipients for the 2015 Penn State Excellence in Advising Award.
Students interested in learning Arabic may be eligible for federally funded scholarships available through the STARTTALK Arabic Academy, June 11–July 8, at University Park. Additional scholarships and opportunities to learn other less commonly taught languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Turkish (listed under LANG in the Schedule of Courses), and Russian will be offered this summer through the Language Institute at Penn State. Please contact the institute director, Elena Galinova (email@example.com), with any further inquiries.