Advising Training and Development Activities

Competitive National & International Fellowship Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 313
Presenter: Scott Handley
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This workshop provides an overview of what these programs are designed to accomplish, what students and advisors need to know about such opportunities, and what services and resources MSU offers to support them.

An Introduction to the New General Education Program

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 313
Presenter: Josh Smith
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Emerging Trends in Academic Advising—Annual Academic Advising Conference

Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union
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Please register by Friday, October 18; see attached flyer for link and more information. This event is coordinated by Christina Bowles and Kathy Davis

Download advising conference flyer

Boots to Books: Advising and Teaching Veterans

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 9 a.m.–12 Noon
Location: Plaster Student Union Ballroom East
Facilitators: Jenifer Kautzman and Audri Killian
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The Department of Veterans Affairs indicates that enrollment of veterans in college has increased 16-fold and well over 500,000 veterans have traded in their uniforms for text books. With the development of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the wars in Iraq/Afghanistan coming to an end, colleges across the state see dramatic increases of veterans attending classes. At Missouri State University we’ve developed the Veteran Student Services office to meet the growing demands of this exceptional group of students. In this session, learn about unique needs of student-veterans, discuss ways we can engage, encourage and empower our student-veterans and hear from current student-veterans about their personal transition and experiences.

Space is limited and registration is required through the academic advisement center website.

This event is co-sponsored by Veteran Student Services. Contact Kathy Davis at ext. 65258 with questions.

Engaging Students with Faculty and Staff: Breaking the Ice with Technology

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 313
Presenter: Tracie Burt
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What do you get when you cross an iPad, a practicum student, a collaborative faculty group, and an idea whose time has come? An effective means to connect students with programs and departments! Through this Advisor Forum, faculty, staff, and administrators may find useful ideas for engaging students through the use of technology. See how an initiative that was initially meant to enhance departmental advising is expanding to impact students in other ways. (Spoiler alert: Content will be similar to the Showcase “iAdvise” session).

Career Advising Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 31
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 312
Presenters: Susan Martindale, Jamie Schweiger, Margie Stewart, SuzAnn Ferguson, Tracy Dalton and Patrick Grayshaw
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This workshop is designed to equip advisors to help their students begin to see themselves as professionals. In addition to small group discussion and interactive activities, a panel of employers will discuss skills they are seeking and what they see lacking in many new applicants. Discover helpful campus resources to assist students in preparation for employment or the transition to graduate school.

Space is limited and registration is required through the academic advisement center website.

Find more information about other events in this week’s Provost Communiqué.

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