FYI – October Transfer & Open House Events

Hello All,

A new month is already here! Following is a list of Transfer Days and Open Houses which will be held during October.

Transfer Days

October 15th – Salt Lake Community College (9:00-2:00) October 16th – USU-Eastern (10:00-1:00) October 23rd – Snow College (Other 4-year institutions will be present; 10:00-1:00) October 30th – LDS Business College (10:00-1:00)

The Transfer Days will have a carpool option to each as well as lunch being provided.

Open Houses

October 1st – Centre Stage
October 8th – Davis Conference Center
October 29th – South Towne Expo Center

The Open Houses will be held from 5:00-8:00, with set-up beginning at 4:30. The two distant events will have a carpool; all come with dinner.

I appreciate all those who have already signed up, thank you. I will be sending more specific information as the event nears.

If you would like to sign up to participate in any of these events, please contact me directly at or x7445.

Thank you for all you do,

Brianna J. Larson
Coordinator – Transfer Students & Regional Open Houses

FYI – Training Schedule This Week

Good Morning!

We are excited to continue with our fall training schedule and appreciate your participation so far. We have had some great trainings and look forward to the sessions that are still coming. As a reminder, we have three training sessions scheduled for this week (listed below). We invite all who are interested to attend. You may sign up using this link: All of the trainings will be held in our training lab, LC 306.

Tuesday 10/1 at 3:00pm
Title: Implementing the NACADA Core Values  (1 AEU)
Presenter: Shalece Nuttall, Advisement Trainer
Description: NACADA provides a Statement of Core Values to affirm the importance of advising within the academy and acknowledge the impact that advising interactions can have on individuals, institutions and society.”  This training will discuss what the NACADA Core Values of advising are, the responsibilities of advisors, and fun, easy ways to implement the Core Values in your daily interactions with students.

Wednesday 10/2 at 10:00am (this will last 2 hours)
Title: Using the MBTI in Personal & Professional Development  (2 AEUs)
Presenter: Wade Oliver, Director of Advisor Training and Development
Description: We know that there are many different viewpoints and all kinds of people. At times we may find these differences intriguing and at other times they may baffle us!  Yet, the truth is, these differences make life much more interesting!
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most well-known personality assessment in the world.  Each year, approximately four million people worldwide obtain significant insights about their personalities, their career choices, their interaction with others, and their leaning styles by completing it.  This session will cover how the MBTI can be helpful in our personal and professional development as we work with other and seek to understand ourselves.  Participants are encouraged to bring their MBTI type information with them to the session but it is not required.  If you have not taken the MBTI and/or would like to complete the MBTI again in preparation for this session, please contact Wade Oliver (  x8480) no less than two days prior to the session and he will get you set up to take it free.

Thursday 10/3 at 10:00am
Title: Best Practices: Topics from Academic Advising Today (1 AEU)
Facilitator: Shalece Nuttall, Advisement Trainer
Description: Academic Advising Today is the quarterly electronic publication (e-zine) of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.  It exists to provide a venue for sharing of advising experiences and discussion of ideas related to the theory and practice of academic advising in higher education.  This session will give participants the opportunity to discuss material from the September and October 2013 issues of Academic Advising Today.  Participants will be given the opportunity to choose the articles that will be discussed.

If you have any questions about these trainings, please let me know. We hope to see you there!

Kim Cannon
Advisor Training and Development

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FYI – Finalized List of Regional Open Houses

Hello All,

After hearing feedback from last weeks advisement forum, I have made the final list for Prospective Student Service’s Regional Open Houses.

October 1st – UVU Campus (Centre Stage)
October 8th – Davis Conference Center (Layton) October 29th – South Towne Expo Center (Sandy) November 5th – Dixie Convention Center (St. George, overnight to 6th) November 12th – Riverwoods Conference Center (Logan, overnight to 13th)

If your department cannot send an academic advisor to an event, please let me know, and I will be happy to work with you in having a student representative present on your behalf. I will also be happy to come and collect materials from you.

As a reminder, all distant events will have a carpool option. For the overnight events, an either/or option is available. If you choose to carpool with PSS, your department will be responsible for your hotel room. I will be making the reservations as we are being given a block of rooms at a group rate. If you choose to drive separately, your department will reimburse your mileage and PSS will cover your hotel room.

Please contact me directly with any questions and to sign up: or x7445

Thank you so very much,

Brianna J. Larson
Coordinator – Transfer Students & Regional Open Houses Prospective Student Services

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FYI – Study Abroad Fair: Next Week

Hello UVU Advisors!

Please pass this on to your students!

UVU Study Abroad Fair

Dates: Tuesday, October 1 AND Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day
Location: LA Concourse

The following programs/departments will have a table:

UVU 2014 Study Abroad Programs
Brazil: Portuguese Language Studies
China: Chinese Language Studies
Costa Rica: Biology & Geology
Cuba: Peace and Justice Studies
England and Scotland: Theatre
France: French Language Studies
Germany: German Language Studies
Haiti: Nursing & Peace and Justice Studies
Italy: Art History
London: English Literature & Honors
Macedonia: Emergency Services
Middle East: Peace and Justice Studies
Peru: Spanish Language Studies
Russia: Peace and Justice Studies
Samoa: Community Health & Nursing

International Study Programs
International Internships
Financial Aid & Scholarships|
Volunteer & Service Learning

Third-Party Providers

Join us for the fair! You will have the chance to meet with the directors of each 2014 program, chat with study abroad alumni, check out photos/videos of previous years’ programs, discuss financial aid options, and more!

Marianna Henry
Coordinator of International Study Programs
International & Multicultural Studies
UVU Center for Global & Intercultural Engagement
(801) 863.5306 office
(801) 223.9478 fax

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FYI – Updated Advisor List

Hello Everyone!

We wanted to let you know that we have updated the advisor list, including our newest advisors in the School of Arts. You can find the list using this link:

Or you can go to our website,, and click on the “Advisor List” link on the homepage right above the blog button. We prefer to have you refer to the list directly from our site so that you know you are looking at the most updated version.

Thank you so much for all you do. Have a great day!

Advisor Training & Development

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FYI – Reminder: ATD Trainings This Week!


We wanted to remind you of the trainings we have scheduled for this week. They are open to anyone who would like to attend. You can sign up here: We’re excited to start these trainings and hope that you take this opportunity to learn from the best!

Wednesday 9/25

Title: Collecting and Using Advising Assessment Data  (1 AEU)
Clint Moser, Advisement Technology Coordinator
Did you know there were over 12,000 documented advising visits at UVU during the month of August 2013 alone? This workshop will highlight some of the resources you can utilize as an advisor to gather data, including the Advisor Dashboard, Advisor Certification System, Advisor/Student Ratio Numbers, Stoplight Report, and several others.  Come learn how you can use this data to better identify needs of your students and departments.

Thursday 9/26
Title: The Non-Traditional Student Conundrum  (1 AEU)
Presenter: Kaye Fugal, Coordinator/Advisor/Teacher, Turning Point
Description: Students at UVU are anything but typical. One of the demographics includes the non-traditional student, which has many definitions even within the UVU community. Non-traditional students generally come with their own set of circumstances that make them unique. There are many resources available for these students to help them prepare to go to school, prepare to take the Accuplacer, learn to organize their time, sharpen their communication and relationship skills, hone in on a potential major or education, secure housing and other resources, and find scholarships synonymous with their life circumstances. This presentation will demonstrate and supply valuable information to Advisors that can lead to the success of the current or prospective non-traditional UVU student. Unemployed? Divorced? Single parent? Death in the family? Veteran? Low Income? Over the age of 23? Retired? Disabled? Working and going to school? If your students are any of the above, then you will find this information valuable.

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FYI – Grad School Fair Volunteers


Next Thursday is the UVU Grad School Fair, with over 100 schools from many different disciplines. We are hoping that a few advisors may be able to help throughout the day, particularly in the morning and afternoon as the schools arrive and leave (9-10:30 an 1:30-2:30). If you are available to help, please contact me at or at my extension 8616.

Thanks for the help,


Tom Liljegren, M.S., Ed.S.
Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics Advisor
Utah Valley University
PS 201a

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FYI – Changes regarding Pre-Professional Advisors

As a recap of the changes and reassignments that have occurred in the Pre-Professional center:

Chad Ostler
First year Pre-medical/Pre-dental students

Shane Gunn
Pre-nursing (A-K)
Pre-CRNA (nurse anesthetist)
Pre-NP (nurse practitioner)

Denise Fullmer
Pre-nursing (L-Z)
Pre-PA (physician’s assistant)

Doug Watson
Pre-PT (physical therapy)
Pre-OT (occupational therapy)

Kristen Anderson

Please refer any students our way that have desires to pursue any of the professional programs listed above.


Chad Ostler
Assistant Director
Academic Counseling Center
Utah Valley University, LC 402n

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FYI – Graduate School Fair

Hello All!

On September 26th we are hosting 107 graduate school programs in the Grande Ballroom and Centre Stage from 10 – 2 during the annual Graduate School Fair.  This is the most recruiters we have ever hosted before!  Please share this information with your students and encourage them to attend so these recruiters are wowed by our wonderful students!

If you have any questions please let me know or contact Tom Lilijegren or Denise Fullmer.

Thank you!

Sue Stephenson MPA, CPRW, CEIP
Career Development Center
Utah Valley University MS 203

I assist students in the art of making a living through focused, creative career design.

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FYI – UVLink Workshop

We would like to announce the “ANY” Friday UVLINK workshop (see attached flyer). Also we are recruiting for our Women Helping Women Mentoring program.  The link for mentors to sign up is  Register now to be a mentor and choose the Women’s Success Center as your platform.  Our mentors will be working with UVU students- Please let me know if you need additional information-

Tera Prestwich
Administrative Assistant III
Women’s Success Center LC 303
Utah Valley University
800 West University Pkwy, MS 201
Orem, UT 84058

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