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This page is an archive of announcements that appeared previously in the “What's new?” section of the Advising @ PSU home page. The dates shown below are the dates the announcements were initially posted.

Because this is an archive, some of the Web pages listed below may be out of date or the links may no longer be correct.

Original posting dates and announcements

Gen Ed Matters: Task force seeks input on revisions to Penn State's General Education program
Nominations due March 14: 2014 MRC Senior & Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Awards
March 18 Academic Advising Noon Seminar: Does Media Use Influence Choice of Major?
Featured Website: Research Matters

Find majors related to interest areas: DUS releases new version of MajorQuest
Feb. 13 Academic Advising Noon Seminar: ALEKS: The Impact of Changes in Math Assessment, Improvement, and Placement (also available via Adobe Connect)
Featured Website: TEDxPSU

January 17 deadline: Nominations Sought for 2014 Shirley Hendrick Award
Accessible semester plans: New Service Will Assist with Recommended Academic Plan Conversions
Featured Website: Penn State for Adult Learners


Join the General Education conversation: The Voices of General Education at Penn State
How to encourage the student-adviser relationship: Parents Pride, Fall 2013 (pg. 2)
Recognize students for extraordinary acts: Nominees sought for 2014 Stand Up Awards by Rock Ethics Institute
Project LionPATH teams to begin early 2014: Committee recommends approval of new student information system
Featured Website: The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal

Student deadline Nov. 27: Academic Adviser Nominees Sought for Excellence in Advising Award
DUS research project: Division of Undergraduate Studies to Survey Male Undergraduate Students
Featured Website: Penn State University Park Virtual Tour

Schreyer Conference on Oct. 31: Why General Education Matters: Re-Envisioning Gen Ed at Penn State
New design and features: Undergraduate Advising Handbook
Ways to supplement majors and minors: Certificate Programs
Featured Website: Think Global

Fall 2013 advising seminars begin Sept. 13: Academic Advising Noon Seminars
New website guides students interested in law school: Penn State Pre-Law Advising
Register for the Sept. 18 academic advising conference: Updating the Advising Toolbox: Understanding the Complex Needs of Today's Student
New intercollege minor complements all majors: Penn State Launches New Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor
Featured Website: University Libraries

Students can use eLion to register for more than 19 credits: Adding a Credit Overload
Penn State Admissions offers tips: How Do I Choose My Major?
Featured Website: Spend a Summer Day 2013

Save the date: Penn State's 2013 Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising
Inaugural program for incoming students: New Student Orientation Off to a Successful Start
Special benefit effective fall 2013: Penn State's Veteran Students Eligible for Priority Registration for Spring 2014
Featured Website: Penn State Learning

New and improved web interface: Penn State's eLion Unveils Enhanced Menu for Advisers
DUS coordinator Garwood honored: Penn State Greater Allegheny Registrar Receives University-wide Award
University joins massive online course movement: A Q&A on the Launch of Penn State's First MOOC
OUE leadership team expands: Edmondson Appointed to Undergraduate Education Post
Featured Website: Penn State Social Media Hub

Undergraduate students honored for ethical leadership: 2013 Stand Up Award Recipients
Students present posters: Photos—Undergraduate Exhibition Celebrates Student Research, Creativity
World Campus earns recognition: Website Wins National Award
Featured Website: sustainability.psu.edu

Multi-year project to replace ISIS: Project LionPATH
Academic advisers recognized: Hunt, Wade Receive Excellence in Advising Award
University searches for eighteenth President: Penn State Presidential Search
Featured Website: New Student Orientation

Excellence in advising: Dr. Nancy Dreschel Receives the NACADA Region 2 Award
University offers free online courses: Penn State Joins MOOC Movement
Fostering globalization in undergraduate education: Global Engagement Through Advising Seminar Now Available Online
Featured Website: African American Chronicles: Black History at Penn State

A student's testament to her choice of major: "No Matter What, Study What You Love"
Feb. 11 Noon Seminar on Academic Advising: Transfer Credits: What They Are and How to Use Them
Featured Website: Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Spring semester advising presentations: Lunchtime Seminars on Advising to Kickoff Jan. 18
Penn State changes orientation: FTCAP Evolves This Summer into Two-Day New Student Orientation
Featured Website: Workplace Learning Gateway


New online tool guides research process: Libraries Offer Research Project Calculator
Program recognizes advocate for adult learners: Nominations Sought for 2013 Shirley Hendrick Award
New Twitter account launches: @pennstate411 Shares University Park Student News
Featured Website: Penn State YouTube

FTCAP earns NACADA certificate of merit: Penn State Orientation Program Recognized
Preparing Penn State students for medical school: Nov. 7 noon seminar on academic advising
Live-streamed seminar Nov. 30: Fostering Student Global Engagement through Academic Advising
A civic responsibility and an educational experience: Election 2012
Featured Website: Krause Innovation Studio

Division of Undergraduate Studies launches MajorQuest: New online advising tool for students searching for majors
The Mentor features Learning and Changing: My College Experience
New report compares majors and law interests: Penn State Students Studying Law
Featured Website: Penn State Forever

Eleventh annual advising conference on Sept. 25: Deconstructing Decision Making: Theories, Strategies, Data
Fall 2012 professional development opportunities: Academic Advising Noon Seminars
Top 100 world-class universities: Penn State ranked among top 50 world universities
Featured Website: Career Enrichment Network

Guide to Welcome Week Activities: Orientation Express
Suggested steps for students interested in law school: Penn State Pre-Law Advising
Just published: 2012 Academic Advising Fall Conference brochure
Featured Website: Welcome Week

ISIS to be replaced: Student Information System Upgrade to Benefit University in Long-Term
Encouraging students to connect: Professors Share Insights on How Students Can Network With Instructors
New NACADA Clearinghouse article: Are Men the New At-Risk Population of Students?
Featured Website: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

Save the date: 2012 Academic Advising Conference
Recognition for exceptional service: Musser Selected for National Academic Advising Association Award
Featured Website: Board of Trustees

Global recognition: Galinova honored with staff Kopp International Achievement Award
New University Undergraduate Advising Handbook section: Scholarships
Academic advising awards: Ferrara, Nwranski receive 2012 Excellence in Advising Award
Featured Website: First-Year Testing, Consulting, and Advising Program

New DUS website for global education: Think Global
Panel discussion: Toward a Better Understanding of DUS Students Dropped for Poor Scholarship
Featured Website: Penn State Academics

New journal article: Academic Advising Focuses on Learning
Preparing faculty for trips abroad with students: Global Programs workshops
Featured Website: Information Resource

Effective May 2012: Maymester summer session
Preparing for Law School: Academic Advising Noon Seminar, February 20
Guidelines for faculty, staff, and students: Reporting of Child Abuse, Sexual Assault
Featured Website: Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Open January 9: New Knowledge Commons area at Pattee Library
Recruiting and retaining student veterans: Faculty/staff professional development series webinars
Featured Website: The Office of Student Aid


Penn State leads the nation: No. 1 producer of Fulbright Scholars
University copes with crisis: Penn State faculty offer teachable moments from difficult events
Student leadership opportunity: Office for Summer Session seeks LEAP mentors
Featured Website: Exemplary Digital Teaching Archive Project

New eLion function: Minor Declaration allows students to declare minors online
Current higher ed rankings: Penn State cited as one of top universities worldwide
NACADA monograph feature: Penn State Academic Advisers Author Branding Chapter
New real estate option: Risk Management major offers restructured curriculum
Featured Website: School of Graduate Professional Studies

New eLion feature: Schedule Planner helps students create semester schedules
Conference on Oct. 26: Academic Advising Conference to Highlight the Global Community
Redesigned academic advising journal: The Mentor has a new look
Featured Website: Intensive English Communication Program

Fall 2011 advising seminars: Lunchtime Series on Academic Advising to begin Sept. 2
White and Lindhorst: Academic Advisers Write Key Chapter in New Book
Satisfactory academic progress: New financial aid policy
Featured Website: Research/Penn State

New site announces Welcome Week at Penn State campuses
Online advising journal plans improvements: New Look for The Mentor
Just published: 2011 Academic Advising Conference brochure
Featured Website: World Campus

New Penn State license: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Scholars to present research July 8-10: Annual Penn State McNair Research Conference
Technology makes multiple course locations possible: Video Learning Network
Featured Website: Summer Session

Second summer session: Orientation Express
New alcohol education program for students: PSU SAFE
Former DUS student's exploration spans several continents: Lauren Herwehe
Featured Website: Penn State's Sustainability Portal

Academic advising conference: Fall 2011 'date saver'
New Student Programs: Helping first-year students transition to University Park
Expanded program: Spanish for agriculture students
Featured Website: Outreach

Just launched: Division of Undergraduate Studies website
New feature: Minor Themes on eLion sorts minors by areas of interest
Hussey and Ling: 2011 Excellence in Advising Award winners
Featured Website: Video Tutorials through lynda.com, Inc.

Updated list: Suggested Courses for Students Interested in Law School
New for summer 2011: Faculty-led education abroad programs
Featured Website: First-Year Testing, Consulting, and Advising Program (FTCAP)

Improved look and features: Schedule of Courses
Student feedback initiative: National Survey of Student Engagement
New at Penn State Bookstore: Textbook rentals
Featured website: Office of the Bursar

Nominations sought: 2011 Excellence in Advising Award
Spring semester series: Academic Advising Noon Seminars
New addition to Advising Handbook: Minors with special considerations
Featured Website: Penn State Book Exchange


Penn State plans "go to" space for sustainability education: Sustainability Experience Center
Faculty Senate policy revision: Requirements for a minor
Featured Website: Research/Penn State Magazine

New eLion feature: Students can view personalized financial aid "to-do" lists
New initiative: Global Studies Institute at Penn State
Featured Website: FERPA Frequently Asked Questions

New eLion features: Students can share grades and schedules with parent/other
Effective fall 2010: Economics curriculum updates
Ninth annual academic advising conference: Academic Advising: Who, What, Where, When, Why?
Featured Website: Penn State Outreach

University Libraries launches new Website
2010 fall semester Orientation Schedule (University Park)
Featured Website: Penn State Parents and Families

An inspiring journey—Student stories: Her long search finally led to toxicology
Announcing Welcome Week 2010 at Penn State campuses
Featured Website: School of Nursing

Scholarly Inquiry in Academic Advising: Penn State academic advisers contribute to new monograph
Revised policy extends course add period: Course Drop/Add Period
Revised policy discontinues WP and WF symbols: Late Course Drop
Featured Website: AP Credit

Minor offers study abroad opportunity: Engineering Leadership Development Minor
New eLion application: Course Watch List
Featured Website: Scholarships/fellowships

Now available: Summer Orientation Schedule
Schulenberg to chair NACADA Research Committee
Featured Website: Codes, Abbreviations, Acronyms, etc.

New entrance requirements: Economics (Liberal Arts) (B.A. and B.S.)
Major phased out: Economics (Smeal)
Featured Website: Entrance-to-College/Major Requirements

New iStudy for Success module: Learning Online—Are You Ready?
New access to global database: World Watch
Featured Website: iStudy for Success!

New Website: Continuing Education (University Park)
New online forum: “Speak Up” on ethics
Featured Website: University Advising Council

New article: Academic Advising in 2019
Featured video: Diagnosis: Undecided
Featured Website: Major Decisions

Newly revised Website: Career Services
New article: Post-Graduation Advising: Needed More Now Than Ever
Featured Website: Deadlines

Penn State groups hosting a book drive for underprivileged children
New for summer 2010: Faculty-led education abroad programs
Featured Website: Research Opportunities for Undergraduates



New for spring 2010: GRE preparation course
Free for students, faculty, and staff: Technology tutorials (lynda.com)
Featured Website: The Graceful Exit (graduation)

Become a Facebook fan of Penn State Career Services
Free for students, faculty, and staff: USA Today e-Edition
Featured Websites: Deferred grade | Leave of absence | Withdrawal

Students can work together in collaborative learning spaces
Nominations being accepted for Student Achievement Awards
Featured Website: Take Control of Your Security

Faculty access to eLion will require SecurID token
Deferred grades will now prevent graduation
Featured Website: Assessment of Student Learning

“Fellowships” to be topic of academic advising brown bag lunch
October at Penn State is Disability Awareness Month
Featured Website: Academic Success

University Learning Centers now Penn State Learning
New enhancements to the Schedule of Courses
Featured Website: Law School Resources

New “Advising @ PSU” feature: iAdvising (for cell phones)
Libraries launch new browser toolbar
Featured Website: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

Six campuses authorized as CLEP test centers
Libraries to offer free research basics seminars
Featured Website: E-mail Advising

2009 fall semester Orientation Schedule (University Park)
Official Penn State page on Facebook
Featured Website: Academic Integrity

Changes to eLion Registration application
New World Campus program for military spouses
Featured Website: The Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy

New Advising @ PSU page: Early Progress Report
New FTCAP advising initiative: Using “clicker” technology

New link on student eLion: Housing/eLiving
New digital library/search engine: CiteSeerX
Featured Website: AP Credit

Second summer session orientation schedule (University Park)
New for summer 2009: GRE Prep Course
Featured Website: University-Wide Advising Contacts Network

Newly revised Website: Administrative Information Services
New scholarships from Penn State Alumni Association
Featured Website: Glossary of Academic Terms

Nominations being accepted for Undergraduate Teaching Awards
New Web page: Entrance-to-College/Major Procedures (University Park)
Featured Website: Scholarships/fellowships (UFO)

Revised policy: Credit by Examination (CRX)
Changes announced in chemistry proficiency testing
Featured Website: Advising FAQ for students

New/revised eLion application: FTCAP Summary
New Penn State e-newsletter: The Global Lion
Featured Website: Codes, Abbreviations, Acronyms, etc.

Two new summer programs: iLEAP and STEP
Advising awards announced: Barbara L. Grabowski and JoAnn C. Vender
Featured Website: Transfer Course Evaluation Guide

It's time to remove old eLion links/bookmarks
Tips on using the Schedule of Courses
Featured Website: iStudy for Success!

New eLion application: Ethnicity/Race Reporting
Changes in eLion application: Registration/Drop/Add
Featured Website: University Advising Council

New online forms for re-enrollment and reinstatement
New undergraduate program: Presidential Leadership Academy
Featured Website: Registration Timetable

New funds for adults learners for internships and study abroad
Free classes for all: Library research basics
Featured Website: Major Decisions

The Schedule of Courses is now live (“seats remaining”)
Penn State student volunteers Website launched
Featured Website: Deadlines

Expanded for spring 2009: Early Progress Report
University Park law school campus receives ABA accreditation
Featured Website: Undergraduate Research


New Web page: Interpreting a Degree Audit
Spring semester 2009: Orientation Schedule (UP)
Featured Website: How to Survive Exam Week

Summer 2009: Study abroad opportunities
New resource: Worrisome Student Behaviors: Minimizing Risk
Featured Website: End-of-semester academic policies

New map: University Park wireless locations
Newly revised Website: College of Communications
Featured Website: General Education ... oh, so that's what it is ...

New center: Undergraduate Research in Mathematics
New video: Copyright Perspectives
Featured Website: Education Abroad

New pilot project: Digital books
New online application for Graduate School admission
Featured Website: Academic Success

New enrollment limitations for nondegree students
New topics for fall semester brown-bag advising lunches
Featured Website: Law School Resources

New eLion student application: Holds
New online brochure: Faculty and FERPA
Featured Website: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

New pilot for fall semester: Early Progress Report (EPR)
Nominations requested for Undergraduate Teaching Awards
Featured Website: E-mail Advising

Penn State Live now on Twitter
Revised student/staff policy for international travel
Featured Website: Academic Integrity

New version of anti-plagiarism resource Turnitin announced
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences creates new courseware modules
Featured Website: The Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy

Warning! Bogus PSU e-mail
New codes for School of Nursing
Featured Website: Penn State World Campus

Libraries expand online search options
Curricular changes in Liberal Arts Economics major
Featured Website: AP Credit

Enrollment hold: Dietetic Food Systems Management
Enrollment hold: Social and Human Services option in Applied Behavioral Science major
Featured Website: University Learning Centers

Schedule of Courses now updated hourly
School of Nursing to become an independent academic unit
Featured Website: Advising Contacts Network

New entrance requirements: IST and SRA
Procedural change: Retroactive registration
Featured Website: Glossary of Academic Terms

University Undergraduate Advising Handbook goes wiki
New engagement plan for First-Year Seminars
Featured Website: Scholarships/Fellowships (UFO)

Alumni Association to provide scholarship support
Newly updated Website: e-Portfolio
Featured Website: Course Information

Now available: Summer orientation schedule
New sophomore gate for Schreyer Honors College
Featured Website: Codes, Abbreviations, Acronyms, etc.

Advising awards given to Lori Gravish and Debra Grow
Pilot announced: MATH 021 Mastery Program
Featured Website: Transfer Course Evaluation Guide

Administrative enrollment controls for 2010 spring pool
eLion updates: Confidentiality; time-out; logout
Featured Website: iStudy for Success!

PHEAA suspends lender role in Stafford Loan program
Volunteer advisers trained for disciplinary conferences
Featured Website: University Advising Council

Enhancements to the Schedule of Courses
Entrance-to-major requirement for Business (four colleges)
Featured Website: Registration Timetable

Penn State Libraries now on Facebook
New at University Park Libraries: Leisure reading collection
Featured Website: Study Skills

New center for sports business research
New minor: Information Sciences and Technology for Aerospace Engineering
Featured Website: Deadlines

Change in final exam policy
Education abroad updates: Summer tuition; online forms
Featured Website: Undergraduate Research


New College of Education computer requirement
Change in eLion 'Grade Reporting' application
Featured Website: Spring orientation schedule

More course changes effective spring 2008
Two new online degrees in psychology
Featured Website: How to Survive Exam Week

New for spring 2008: GRE Prep Course
Penn State virtually online in Second Life
Featured Website: Academic Policies You Should Know

New online form for advisers: Petition Cover Sheet
Delaware County campus name changed to Penn State Brandywine
Featured Website: Recommended Academic Plans

New Website: Historical Course Offering
Academic Advising Brown-Bag Lunches
Featured Website: Academic Success

New for fall 2007: Half-semester courses
New for spring 2008: Course abbreviation changes
Featured Website: Study Skills

New Website: Student Petition Information
New on eLion: Contact information
Featured Website: Law School Resources

AP credit change: Environmental Science
Name and requirements changes: Business/Liberal Arts minor
Featured Website: Baccalaureate Minors

New unit: Adult Learner Enrollment Services
New requirement: Emergency contact information
Featured Website: Academic Integrity

New and revised: Entrance-to-Major Requirements
Updated: World Campus changes
Featured Website: Penn State World Campus

Study abroad update: Passport delays
eLion Adviser Information for new, first-year students
Featured Website: E-mail Advising

New Web page: Business-Related Majors
New minor: Global Security
Featured Website: AP Credit

New Website: Audition and Portfolio Requirements (College of Arts and Architecture)
New for Fall 2007: Orientation Schedule
Featured Website: Summer Orientation Schedule

Revised Website: Center for Excellence in Academic Advising
New major and minor: Energy Engineering
Featured Website: Glossary of Academic Terms

New Website: Retention and Transfer
New article: Adult Learner Education
Featured Website: Scholarships/Fellowships

New calendar in effect for fall semester 2007
New numbers for Chemistry courses
Featured Website: Advising Centers

New/updated Website: Majors with Options
Now available online: Summer Orientation Express
Featured Website: Taking summer courses

New B.A. degree authorized: Visual Arts Studies (Altoona)
Updated enrollment controls for Smeal majors (for spring 2009)
Featured Website: Codes, Abbreviations, etc.

New brochure: Intercollege Majors and Minors
New registration procedures for World Campus courses
Featured Website: Schedule of Courses

Administrative enrollment controls for spring 2009 pool
Redesigned Website: Degree Program Summary
Featured Website: Academic Success

New dean for the College of Health and Human Development
Updated national newsletter: Academic Advising Today
Featured Website: Registration Timetable

Libraries now provide circulating laptop service
More changes in course abbreviations and numbers
Featured Website: Study Skills

McKeesport renamed Penn State Greater Allegheny
New Website: College of Agricultural Sciences
Featured Website: Deadlines

PSU ranked first in Landscape Architecture
New resource for student teams: Tidebreak TeamSpot
Featured Website: Undergraduate Research


New integrated B.S./M.S. program in Meteorology
University closes for December holidays
Featured Website: Spring Orientation Express

Committee to examine First-Year Seminars
New advising article: Student Motivation
Featured Website: How to Survive Exam Week

Sign up for cell phone alerts about class cancellations, etc.
PSU Facts About Students: Fall Semester 2006
Featured Website: Glossary of Academic Terms

New eLion 'Adviser' application: Admissions Information
Tuesday, November 21: Follow Friday class schedule
Featured Website: Semester-by-Semester Plans

New at Penn State: Educational Podcasting
Penn State joins iTunes U
Featured Website: e-Portfolio

New advising article: Leading by Example
Student opportunity/deadline: Become a LEAP Mentor
Featured Website: Study Skills

New name for Penn State McKeesport
Law school expanding at University Park
Featured Website: Law School Preparation

New schedule in place for fall commencement
New information about University Libraries
Featured Website: Understanding Advising (PDF)

New Website: Engineering Core Courses
National news: Academic Advising Today
Featured Website: Fall Orientation Express

New, updated look for eLion
Uniformity of Course Abbreviations
Featured Website: Academic Integrity

advising@psu.edu is now Advising @ PSU
New Penn State Newswire story: Academic advising online
Featured Website: Credit for A.P. Exams

New process: Retroactive registration
New Penn State Erie minor: Technical Sales
Featured Website: E-mail Advising

New Website: Commonwealth Campuses
New Website: University College
Featured Website: Summer Orientation Express

New minor: Music Technology
New online degree: Criminal Justice
Featured Website: Glossary of Academic Terms

New step-by-step instructions: Audits for alternative majors
New “Advising @ PSU” Topic Index: Requirements (academic)
Featured Website: Scholarships/Fellowships

New Website for graduates: The Graceful Exit
New Website: PSU's Podcast Central
Featured Website: Advising Centers

Change in credits awarded for AP Chemistry
Summer 2006 Orientation Express (University Park)
Featured Website: Course Information

PSU semester bills are going paperless!
New end-of-semester service: “ASK! your library@the HUB
Featured Website: Codes, Abbreviations, Acronyms, etc.

Excellence in Advising Awards announced: Brent Hurley and Robert Shannon
New/revised ISIS screens: Re-enrollment, reinstatement, academic renewal
Featured Website: Transfer Course Evaluation Guide

New Web resource: How to Make Study Abroad More Affordable
New options authorized for Forensic Science
Featured Website: e-Portfolio

New information about MATH 035 and 036 (University Park)
New/updated majors/minors/options
Featured Website: Registration Timetable

New for spring 2006: Advising brown-bag lunches
New study abroad programs: Summer and short-term
Featured Website: Study Skills

Board of Trustees news: IST, Law School, & more
Law School Admission Test prep course announced
Featured Website: Law School Resources

New/changed/dropped majors/minors/options
Summer research grants: Undergraduate Discovery program
Featured Website: Undergraduate Research


Updated advising handbook: College of Agricultural Sciences
New article: Advising F-1 International Students
Featured Website: International Programs

New opportunities/programs in oceanography
New resource for adviser: Career Advising
Featured Website: How to Survive Exam Week

First law school class to be admitted to University Park
Proposed new program: Security and Information Analysis
Featured Website: Computer lab availability

Tuesday, November 22: Follow Friday class schedule
New eLion feature: Parent/Other access
Featured Website: Semester-by-Semester Plans

New courses for spring 2006: KINES Adventures
Graduate certificate program in academic advising (K-State)
Featured Website: Academic Success

Departmental name change: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Applications for Spring 2006: Be an ANGEL tutor (1 credit)
Featured Website: Major Decisions

Supply Chain program ranked number one
Newly reorganized Website: e-Portfolio
Featured Website: iStudy for Success!

New article: A New Adviser's Journal
New/revised advising files for handheld devices
Featured Website: Understanding Advising (PDF)

New minor: Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Registration now open: Free technology seminars
Featured Website: Advising Resource Directory

Two changes related to late registration
New eLion feature: Science/Math Majors
Featured Website: Orientation Express

New “Advising Handbook” section: Web Courses (online courses)
Law School Admission Test prep course announced
Featured Website: Law School Resources

New tuition rates set for 2005-2006 academic year
New advising article: The College Environment
Featured Website: Credit for A.P. Exams (updated)

New Website: Penn State Online
Degree audits updated with new B.A. requirements
Featured Website: Degree Audits

New registration process: Fall 2005, University Park and education abroad students
New PDA document: 2005 Fall Semester Calendar
Featured Website: University Advising Council

Now available: Fall Orientation Express
Updated Website: Internships (Liberal Arts)
New PSU Website: Understanding Advising (PDF)

New office location for Continuing Education
New national newsletter: Academic Advising Today
New Website: Veterinary school preparation

New scholarships for education abroad
New B.F.A. degree: Musical Theatre
Featured Website: Summer Orientation Express

Calendar changes: 2005 fall semester
New advising article: Students' Civil Rights
Featured Website: Taking summer courses

New requirement: United State Cultures and International Cultures
New policy: Mathematics proficiency exams
Featured Website: Academic Integrity

New major: Forensic Science
Advising awards announced: Jeanne Amlund and Joyce Buck
Featured Website: Transfer Course Evaluation Guide

New 'Advising @ PSU' feature: Advising Centers
Administrative Enrollment Controls announced: 2007 Spring Pool
Featured Website: e-Portfolio

Law School Admission Test prep course announced
New major: Geobiology
Featured Website: Registration Timetable

Spring 2005 brown-bag advising lunches
Option changes in Secondary Education
New Website: iStudy for Success!

New minor in public scholarship
New (updated) Website: University Faculty Senate
Featured Website: Advising responsibilities

New petition form for advisers and deans
Law school board approves dual campus plan
Featured Website: Dickinson School of Law


New eLion feature: PSU ID
New 'Advising @ PSU' features: Navigation bar and site index
Featured Website: Entrance to Major Process

Library hours extended during final exams
New advising article: Turning and Informing
Featured Website: Policies You Should Know

eLion to be offline December 18–26
Law School Admission Test prep course announced
Featured Website: Law School Resources

New eLion 'Adviser' feature: Advising Notes
University enrollment reports: Fall Semester 2004
Featured Website: USG Academic Assembly

New “Advising @ PSU” feature: Advising@Hand (PDA documents)
New instructional format for SPAN 001, 002, and 003
Featured Website: Should I late drop a course?

Nominations sought for 2005 Excellence in Advising Award
New teamwork center for group work
Featured Website: Major Decisions

New eLion feature: Academic Success
President Spanier's State of the University address
Featured Website: University Learning Centers

Thirteen new topics in the glossary of academic terms
Semester-by-semester plans for Abington College
Featured Website: Advising responsibilities

New eLion 'Students' feature: Major Themes
Recent news story about orientation programs
Featured Website: Promoting a Vibrant Learning Culture

First day of fall classes: follow Friday schedule
Fall advising conference: Transition to college
Featured Website: Orientation Express

Student financial aid scam alert
Enrollment/account information bogus e-mail
Featured Website: Advising Resource Directory

New name for “unofficial transcript”
New name for Smeal College
Featured Website: Advising Contacts Network

New “Advising @ PSU” feature: Words of Advice
Removal of discontinued General Education designations
Featured Website: University Fellowships Office

New priority and final deadlines for Education Abroad
New “Advising @ PSU” index: Deadlines
Featured Website: Schedule of Courses (updated)

New “Advising @ PSU” feature: Interactive glossary
Deadline change: Fall 2004 drop/add
Featured Website: Orientation Express (2004 Summer Session)

AP Exam credit changes: Computer Science; Physics
New Gen Ed Arts course: LARCH 065
Featured Website: Law School Resources

Deadline extended for Education Abroad
Summer hours posted for World Campus
Featured Website: General Education ...

New procedures for Mathematics retesting
Administrative Enrollment Controls: 2006 Spring Pool
Featured Website: Internship/Work Experience

World Campus update: New HUB location
New journal article: Developmental advising
Featured Website: Taking summer courses

Advising awards announced: Barbara DeHart and Ivan Shibley
Two new options added: Meteorology major
Featured Website: Transfer course evaluations

Advising conference announced: Fall 2004 'date saver'
Academic adviser in Iraq: Tom Murt, Abington
Featured Website: Time Management (ULC)

New major: Energy, Business and Finance in Earth and Mineral Sciences
Five new options in Crime, Law, and Justice at University Park
Featured Website: Registration Timetables

New eLion 'Student' feature: Alternative Majors
New eLion 'Adviser' update: Extended time-out
New procedures: Final exam schedules

New eLion 'Adviser' feature: FTCAP Survey
New eLion 'Adviser' feature: Student Schedule
Featured Website: Study Skills

New “Advising @ PSU” feature: University forms
New Web address: Penn State Department Directory
Featured Website: Internship/Work Experience Programs

Telephone registration system has been disconnected
University-wide events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featured Website: Scholarships/Fellowships (Undergraduate Fellowships Office)


Telephone registration system: to be disconnected
Call for nominations: National advising awards
Featured Website: The Orientation Express

Majors phased out: 11 Smeal College majors
New article: Adviser-Advisee Relationship
Featured Website: Law School Resources

Student opportunity/deadline: Become a LEAP mentor
New program: Teacher Tributes
Featured Website: USG Academic Assembly

New minor: Information Sciences and Technology
New minor: Environmental Soil Science
Website of the Week: Penn State minors

New Advising @ PSU feature: News Archive
New publication: A Family Guide to Academic Advising
Website of the Week: Major Decisions

Minor on hold: Digital Arts and IST
New minor:* Supply Chain and IST
Website of the Week: University Learning Centers

Test preparation course: LSAT
Major requirements updated:* Smeal College
Website of the Week: Advising Resource Directory

Major requirements updated: Smeal College
AP/Proficiency credit:* CHEM 014
Website of the Week: Penn State Calendars

First day of fall classes: Tuesday is Friday!
AP/Proficiency credit: CHEM 014
Website of the Week: The Orientation Express

New Special Feature: E-mail Advising
New Topic Index: Course Information
Website of the Week: Advising Contacts Network

Smeal majors approved: SC&IS and M I S
Smeal degree closed: 2 B A at University Park
Website of the Week: The Orientation Express

Proficiency exam announced: CSE 103
Correction/Update!:* Computer Science AP Exam
Website of the Week: The Penn State Portal

Correction/Update!: Computer Science AP Exam
Joint minor on hold: Digital Arts & IST
Website of the Week: eLion Demo

Administrative Enrollment Controls: 2005 Spring Pool
Advanced Placement changes:* Computer Science; English Literature
Website of the Week: First-Year Seminars

Advanced Placement changes: Computer Science; English Literature
Looking for ESACT courses?* Try KINES.
Website of the Week: Academic Integrity

Looking for ESACT courses? Try KINES.
World Campus update: New kiosk in the HUB
Website of the Week: Work Experience Programs

Fall 2003 calendar changed: Drop and late drop dates
Advising awards announced: Terry Musser and Richard Robinett
Website of the Week: Transfer course evaluation

* repeated from a previous “What's new?” announcement

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