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.
The first year of college can be trying for many students; new responsibilities and expectations in a new environment can be overwhelming. “During this time, students may experience five transitional stages,” according to Kendra Sites, academic support center director at Penn State Mont Alto, “and helping them to understand that what they are experiencing is normal, is key to helping them transition and adjust to college life.”
As the 2015 Penn State class comes together to explore the rise of fracking in the United States, students are invited to meet Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold, author of this year’s Penn State Reads book, “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.”