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Students, faculty connect during advising week

Alex Gheysens discusses the current semester with his adviser, Dr. Bill Withers during advising week.—Maya Weatherall TRUMPET
Alex Gheysens discusses the current semester with his adviser, Dr. Bill Withers during advising week.—Maya Weatherall TRUMPET

Advising week is a time when all first-year students were to meet with their advisers to talk about how the semester is going and for students to ask questions, Vicki Edelnant, director of Pathways, said.

“First years get to meet their adviser whom they met during SOAR, or during Orange Exceleration, or are just meeting for the first time,” Edelnant said.

Edelnant added if students have specific questions, their adviser can connect them to proper resources.

Sydnie Huffman, a first-year, did not set up an adviser meeting.

“He sent out an email saying we only need to meet if you have concerns or questions. If he was informed of a failing grade, he would contact us,” Huffman said.

Advising week also allows upperclassman the chance to talk with their advisers about long term planning, as well as if they wants to participate in Wartburg West or study abroad.

“I think sometimes students think that advising is just scheduling, just what do I have to take and when do I have to take it,” Edelnant said.

“Anybody with a course catalog and anybody with a Wartburg plan checklist really do not need an adviser for this. What an adviser can do is help make the best choice,” she  said.

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