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DUS News - September 18, 2017

Take action if you received a warning from an instructor

Instructors have been asked to provide you with feedback about your progress in their courses. If you receive positive feedback, keep up the good work! If you receive a warning, please take action! In that case, your instructor has both noticed that you might not be doing something they expect for success in their course and has taken the time to draw your attention to this concern. You need to make some change to what you are doing in response to this warning. If you’re not sure what you need to do differently, talk to your instructor, TA, or academic adviser as soon as possible, so you have a chance to recover your grade before you’re in too deep.

Make an Advising Appointment through Starfish

You can schedule an appointment with your DUS Adviser (at University Park and at some Campus Locations) online via Starfish (starfish.psu.edu). To do this, log into Starfish and click the "My Success Network" icon on your Home page to display your personalized network. This channel lists the people and resources that are available to assist you, including your assigned DUS Academic Adviser. If online scheduling is enabled, you will see a link to make an appointment (If not, you can always contact your adviser or your Advising Office directly). For more information or step-by-step instructions, please visit: http://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/user-roles/student-users/#appointment

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Resource Spotlight: 
Penn State Learning Centers

It’s easier to keep up than catch up! Keep your grades up though tutoring at any Penn State campus learning center.

University Park: https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/

Other Penn State Campuses: https://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/campus-learning-centers-other-penn-state-campuses

Events and Announcements: 
Study Smarter, Not Harder
University Park

Did you think you were ready for a test but didn’t do as well as you expected? Are you wondering if you should study more or somehow better for the next one? Go to the Study Smarter, Not Harder workshop on Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. in 102 Thomas Building, University Park. Professors from the departments of Psychology and Chemistry will talk about ways you can process information, academic resources you can use on campus and online, and study skills you can practice.

Med Prep Sessions
University Park

First- and second-year students exploring medicine, dentistry and podiatry will be familiarized with the coursework, experiences, and skills these health profession schools require of the applicants.

Session dates:

  • Tues, September 19 @ 6–7p.m. in 100 Life Sciences Bldg
  • Wed, October 25 @ 6–7p.m. in 117 Osmond Bldg
  • Mon, November 13 @ 6–7p.m. in 117 Osmond Bldg
Second Degree Nursing Program Info Session
University Park

It's never too late to earn your degree in Nursing! Second Degree program in Nursing is offered at two great PSU Campuses: Altoona and Harrisburg. Come to an information session at the University Park campus to learn more about this program. There will be sessions at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., in Room 149 Nursing Sciences Building, University Park on Tuesday, September 26.

If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Ronda Stump (rfg2@psu.edu) or Cathy Kozak (cek132@psu.edu).

Political Science Group Advising Info Sessions
University Park

The Political Science department in the College of the Liberal Arts will be holding several information sessions this fall. Topics to be discussed include: All department majors including Political Science, International Politics and Social Data Analytics, their differences, common concurrent majors, Paterno Fellows Honors program, co-curricular activities, internship & study abroad information.

Session dates:

Tuesday, September 26: 9:05–9:55 a.m.
Wednesday, September 27: 3:35–4:20 p.m.
Friday, September 29: 10:10–11:00 a.m.
Monday, October 2: 10:10–11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 3: 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4: 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Thursday, October 5: 10:10–11:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 5: 1:35–2:25 p.m.

Please use this link to RSVP by Monday September 25th.  You can also sign up for a session by stopping by our office in 202 Pond. 

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The Pennsylvania State University
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University Park, PA 16802

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