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Wendy Mackall
Director, Media Relations
724-836-7741
mackall@pitt.edu


Karen Gavula
Coordinator, Families Newsletter
724-836-7497
upgkg@pitt.edu
 
OCTOBER 2008
Reminder: Fall-Break Day is Monday, October 13, 2008
Speed Interviewing

When it comes to interviewing, a  little practice goes a long way.  Speed interviewing provides a setting where students will experience 15-20 typical  interview questions.  PLUS they’ll have the chance to network with Pitt-Greensburg alumni and other area professionals.

The set-up is similar to speed dating.  Pitt-Greensburg alumni and business professionals will act as the interviewers.   Students spend about 5 minutes answering an interview question and receiving  feedback.  When the bell rings, it’s time to move on to the next interviewer and question!

This event will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.  If you are a business professional working in the vicinity of Pitt-Greensburg, please consider volunteering as an interviewer.  It's a great way to help out our students.

Our event is open to all junior and senior students at Pitt-Greensburg.  Guest interviewers will have 3-5 minutes to "interview" students.  Each volunteer will be responsible for 1 question, which will be provided by the Office of Career Services, asking every student the same question.  It is our hope that you will provide valuable feedback to the students. 

This event is designed to help students improve their interviewing skills by participating in this fast paced and high pressure practice interview session.

Jennifer Miele, of WTAE-TV Channel 4 News
will return as guest moderator.

6:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15-7:30 p.m. Event Overview
7:30-8:30 p.m. Interviews
8:45 p.m. Dessert & Networking

To R.S.V.P. or for additional information, please contact
Karen Gavula at 724-836-7497
or e-mail at
upgkg@pitt.edu
No later than October 15, 2008

Self-Enrollment  begins at Pitt-Greensburg October 8 and 9!

The Pitt-Greensburg campus, along with the other regional campuses of the University of Pittsburgh, will take part in a pilot program for student self- enrollment beginning with the registration for Spring 2009 (2094) classes. 

Many students have made an appointment to meet with their advisors.  If your son/daughter has not done so, please remind him/her to contact a faculty advisor directly or contact his/her academic advisor by calling 724-836-9940.  MANDATORY ADVISING is required to be able to self-enroll.  An “Academic Advising Hold” has been placed on all accounts and will be removed once the students have met with their advisors.  As always, students will not be able to self-enroll with any type of hold on their account. 

Students can check the “Student Services Center” tab on the Pitt portal at my.pitt.edu for their enrollment appointment date and time.   Once the appointment begins, students can continue self-enrolling through the add/drop period.   Appointments have been assigned according to credits earned, with seniors given the earliest appointments. 

Students should continue to watch the Student Services area of the portal for additional information.  A video will be available to assist students with the self-enrollment process.

Finally, assistance will be available on October 8 from 8:30am-3:00pm.and October 9 from 8:30am-5:00pm. in the Smith Hall Lounge.  Please encourage your son/daughter to stop by if there are any questions. 
 

Study Abroad

Discover Yourself…..Discover Your World

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

                                    -Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

Study abroad affords students the opportunity to engage in a unique, credit-worthy learning experience and to develop as global citizens. In specific, the office develops programs, monitors academic quality and assesses the learning outcomes of study abroad, maintains an efficient and supportive process for students to study abroad, and contributes to national initiatives as a leader in the field of international education.

Study abroad is an increasingly important and attractive component of a well-rounded international education. As such, the University encourages all students to consider the option to study abroad as a significant enhancement of their undergraduate education.  Students who travel and study in another country can complement their major or minor coursework or simply deepen their appreciation of another culture. Study abroad provides students a chance to explore first-hand the language, history, and people of another land and, in the process, gain a competitive edge in the employment marketplace.

The Study Abroad Office identifies these opportunities as part of the University’s academic offering and not simply a student service. The Study Abroad Office assists students who are interested in exploring the study abroad options available: University-sponsored Panther Programs, exchange programs, and various third-party Pitt-recognized programs.

For more information and to start your Study Abroad search, please visit www.abroad.pitt.edu or contact Dr. Pilar Herr, Director of International Studies at pmh3@pitt.edu or Michele Shuey, Coordinator of Study Abroad Advising at micheleg@pitt.edu for more information.

FAQ’s

1. What is Study Abroad?  It is the opportunity offered to you, a Pitt student, to earn credits toward your degree while studying in another country.

2. Who is eligible to study abroad?  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in good academic standing are eligible to study abroad.      Usually a 2.75 QPA is required.

                     3. Where can I study abroad Just about anywhere!

                         4. When should I study abroad

                               Pitt requires students to have taken at least 24 credits on

                                          campus before they can go abroad.

           5. Are Financial Aid and Scholarships available?  Yes

Good Search

SEARCHING THE WEB BENEFITS PITT-GREENSBURG

Internet searches can lead to increased revenue for Pitt-Greensburg. Introducing the GoodSearch search engine, which donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools that use it. The money donated to Pitt-Greensburg by GoodSearch comes from advertisers; users pay nothing. Each search will generate approximately $0.01 for the University. Simply visit www.goodsearch.com and enter University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in the “who do you GoodSearch for” box. After verification, you can click “amount raised” to see how we’re doing! Please note that not all searches count toward revenue, such as image searches, video searches, “search this site” searches, searches for URL’s; sites where the URL is well known such as hotmail, ESPN, MySpace, Facebook, gmail, AOL, etc.; searches for stock quotes, searches for word definitions; and other searches generated from fraudulent use.

GoodSearch also includes GoodShop, which is an online shopping mall of world-class merchants who help fund worthy causes. Every purchase made from GoodShop results in a donation to Pitt-Greensburg – an average of 3 percent but potentially as much as 20 percent or more depending on the retailer. You can shop from the GoodSearch page or visit www.goodshop.com.

 
45th Anniversary Planner
Please join us in celebrating our 45th Anniversary.  All events with an  asterisk are open to the public.
October
Pitt-Greensburg at play:
Follow all the action as cross country, golf, soccer, and volleyball swing into action.
For rosters, schedules and scores, visit www.upg.pitt.edu/athletics.

2
Graduate School Fair* 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Chambers Hall Gymnasium  

8
St. Clair Lecture*
Dr. Michael N. McConnell
Professor of History University of Alabama at Birmingham
“The ‘British and Indian War’ in Pennsylvania, 1758”
7:30 p.m.
Ferguson Theater    
9 & 10
One Book, One Community*
Dr. Shujiang Lu
Assistant Professor of English
“When Huai Flowers Bloom: Stories of the Cultural Revolution”
7 p.m. — October 9
3 p.m. — October 10
Millstein Library, second floor
Contact library at 724-836-9689 to receive a free book

11
Joan Chambers Concert Series*
The Heinz Chapel Choir
7:30 p.m.
Ferguson Theater

18
Leadership Conference*
Guest speaker: Author Tom Baker, “Get Involved! Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s”
1 p.m.
Ferguson Theater
Registration: 724-836-9991  

Adding and Dropping Courses

FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS:
TO ADD/DROP A COURSE: Your student must see his/her advisor to sign the enrollment form; Take the form to the registrar's office to complete the add/drop process.

FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS:
TO ADD/DROP A COURSE: Go to the registrar's office to complete the enrollment form.



Cat Cash

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