PACADA

Advising Matters

Volume 24, Issue 1

October 2010


FEATURES

A Letter from the Chair Drew Landgrebe

The fall 2010 semester is well underway and the students are back in full force. The Purdue community is looking forward to the wonders of fall in West Lafayette. The cheering football fans, the Saturday morning ritual of Breakfast Club, and basketball is just around the corner.

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NACADA Annual Conference 2010 Report

The NACADA Annual Conference on Academic Advising was held October 3-6 in Orlando, FL. Set in the Coronado Springs Resort, the conference was as rich with information as the grounds were rich in beauty . . . .

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First Time Over the Falls - NACADA Regional 2010

Upon crossing the border into Canada from Buffalo, NY, I received a warm welcome as the American, Canadian, and UK flags waved an emphatic, “Hello!” This was a trip of many firsts for me, which stirred a variety of emotions: nervousness, excitement, and anticipation!

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IAAN Conference 2010 Report

The 13th annual IAAN Conference was held on Friday, June 4, 2010 at the University of Notre Dame. It followed a different format than usual. Rather than having breakout sessions, we stayed in a large group for the entire day and had various speakers.

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Assessment Team Update

I would like to thank to all members of the 2009-10 University Academic Advising Assessment Team for their leadership in preparing for the accreditation visit last spring. . . .

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT

Wondering what's happening with the new Health and Human Sciences College? Get the facts straight from Linda Conner, HHS head advisor.

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Spend some time with the wit and wisdom of Carol Randel, advisor in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Introducing Karen Hail, energetic advisor in the College of Education.

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Here's your chance to meet some of the new advisors from around the University.

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The Academic Success Center introduces a new staff member and congratulates a seasoned one.

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NEWS

Retreat lunch with Qdoba

Fall Retreat 2010 - An Advising Odyssey

Please turn ON your Cell Phones. That is how the 2010 PACADA retreat started as Ed Evans, IT Teaching & Learning Technologies, gave advisors an insight into the Class of 2014.

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Fall Student Services Update

If you missed the update this fall, held on September 22, 2010, you don’t have to miss out on the important information thanks to your intrepid Communications Committee reporters.

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And Speaking of Technology . . .

Calling all those who want to learn about technology! As a follow up to Cara Wetzel’s offer at the PACADA retreat, she is officially announcing in writing the formation of a Technology Users Group.

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CALENDAR

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events!

It's another year of exciting events for advisors, with conferences, retreats, and events galore!

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If you have an idea or information for the next issue of Advising Matters, please contact Gay Barnett or Jamie Schoenbeck-Walsh, Co-Chairs of the Communications Committee.



 
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