Annual Enrollment

March 19, 2018

Walk-in Hours

Due to high demand, we are moving to a primarily walk-in model throughout the remainder of the semester.  Here is what the schedule will look like:

Starting March 19th – May 4th (end of the semester), KIN/AT Walk-ins:

M/T/Th/F from 9-11 am

M/T/W/Th from 2-4 pm

To help your fellow students, please come prepared to your appointment.  While no one can enroll in fall/spring classes at this point, every student can start planning their schedule through Schedule Builder.  I recommend that all students begin this process ASAP.

If you go to the Advising portion of this website, there is a helpful “Preparing for an advising appointment” document.

Peer Advisors

If you have stopped by the office recently, you have an idea of how busy things are in 134 Erickson.  Therefore, to help our students, we have added a peer advising component to our office.  Right now, we have four peer advisors, and they are each trained, capable, and willing to help.

Our peer advisors can assist you with major/minor selection, admission requirements, resource referrals, and general advising questions.  They also do a nice job of referring students to KIN advisors when appropriate.  For example, specific scheduling questions should be directed toward academic advisors during walk-in hours or scheduled appointments.

Undergraduate Research

Below you will find information about upcoming workshops designed to help students prepare for UURAF 2018, which takes place on Friday, April 13th at the MSU Union.

Preparing Poster Presentations

Tuesday, March 20: 5:15-6:15 pm, 307 Bessey Hall

A presentation poster requires a very different approach than a research report on the same work. You need to be visually appealing, draw in your reader, and convey your purpose and findings in a concise, direct manner. Dr. Tom Wolff, Faculty Emeritus from the College of Engineering, has judged engineering project posters for many years. He will speak about layout, communication, and people`s perceptions of typeface and graphic design. Workshop participants will review examples of posters – both good and not-so-good – and consider common pitfalls. Discussion of the function of a poster session as a vehicle for sharing your work with visitors and judges will conclude the workshop.

Preparing Oral Presentations

Thursday, March 29: 5-6 pm, 107 Bessey Hall

Led by Professional Writing professor Dr. Danielle DeVoss (Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures), this workshop will cover the basics of constructing well-crafted slide presentations. We’ll talk about slide fundamentals, how to whittle a large research project down to a short presentation, and how to integrate visuals to support your points.

Preparing for Success at UURAF

Monday, April 2: 6:00-7:00 pm, 316 Bessey Hall 
First time presenting at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)? Let our panel of seasoned UURAF presenters help you make the most of your experience. You’ll get lots of great tips for printing your poster, timing your presentation, what to wear, what time to arrive, and what kinds of questions to expect on the big day.