Eberly Freshmen Midterm Informational Event

Posted on 10/10/2019 8:59:02 AM

The IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology held a Midterm Informational Event on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Eberly Auditorium.

Students at the 2019 Freshmen Mid-Term MeetingOne hundred twenty-four first-semester freshmen and transfer students attended the session.

Terry Appolonia, assistant dean, talked with students about Eberly resource persons, interpretation of midterm grades and recovery, interpretation of Individual Course Withdrawal, finding academic advisors on MyIUP, faculty advisor and course registration, advising and registration notes, and academic operformance and standing.

Tracy VanHorn-Juart, director of Student Retention and Success, talked with students about the Dean’s List Challenge, Dean’s List eligibility, joining a professional business student organization, and the benefits of the Career and Professional Development Center events.

Fourteen upperclass business students, also members of COBSAC (College of Business Student Advisory Council), attended the meeting to introduce themselves and the organization that they represent. Each talked about some of the activities their organization plans throughout the semester and encouraged the audience to join an organization.

April Murdick, lead mentor of the Academic Success Center and a current student enrolled in the Eberly College, led an exercise on how to navigate MyIUP. She included such things as how to find the name and office location of your academic advisor, how to find information on financial aid, how to find the tutorial for Degree Works, and how to find your unofficial academic transcript.

Samantha Adams and Amber Yearick, both students enrolled in the Eberly College and currently serving as resident assistants in the Stephenson Hall Living Learning Community for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, reported housing sign-ups for spring 2020 will begin at the end of October. They also reminded the audience of the resources available to business students in Stephenson Hall. They include: a business resource room, multiple quiet study rooms, computer lab, multipurpose room, recreation room, and rotundas. They also shared the group study sessions that have been planned for business majors as well as upcoming events.

Dean Robert Camp and Associate Dean Cynthia Strittmatter both attended the event. Camp encouraged them to embrace the commitment of the university to create cultural change. He shared his background of experience with them and encouraged them to attend workshops and courses that will educate them on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Strittmatter shared information about networking, internships, and jobs.

Associate Dean Cynthia Strittmatter and a student at the 2019 Ice Cream SocialFollowing the meeting, students enjoyed an ice cream sundae social. A special thank-you to Janet May for helping to support and organize the program.

Ninety-seven of the participants found this meeting helpful, indicating that they had a better understanding of how to schedule for spring, understood the importance of joining a professional student organization, and felt more confident about what they need to do next as an Eberly College of Business and Information Technology student at IUP.

In a continued effort to keep the first-semester students informed, an end-of-term mandatory meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Eberly Auditorium.