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College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center Update

Volume 3 - Issue 2

An Emerging Disability on Campus: What Faculty & Staff Need to Know About Asperger's Syndrome

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The Academic Advising Professional Development Committee is pleased to bring you the Fall Advising Forum.  Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) falls within the spectrum and is a pervasive social developmental disorder.  Characteristics include impairments in social and communication skills, as well as repetitive and restricted patterns of behavior. 
College campuses are seeing a rise in qualified students within the spectrum.  Because these individuals have unique needs, they often require strategic and non-traditional supports.  These interventions do not typically involve a greater level of effort from faculty and advisors, just an individualized approach. Join Psychology faculty member, Dr. Jamie Owen-DeSchryver and Kathleen VanderVeen, Director of Disability Support Resources, for a discussion regarding the characteristics of the disability, and strategies to assist students who self-identify in your class or office.Mark your calendars for September 20th 3-5pm and save your seat by registering for this session online today! MORE INFORMATION

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Want to Learn more about myBanner?

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The CCPS Advising Center is presenting several experiential learning sessions for CCPS faculty interested in learning more about how students navigate myBanner. The target audience for this training is first and second year faculty. However all CCPS faculty are welcome to attend one of the several sessions being offered. MORE INFORMATION

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Student Success Series Fall 2012

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The CCPS Undergraduate Advising Center Student Success Series returns for Fall 2012. This workshop series helps students develop time management skills or learn more about study skills and test taking strategies. These workshops are open to any student in any program! To help us plan, RSVP’s are required. MORE INFORMATION

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Social Media Campaign

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The CCPS Advising Center launched a social media campaign in May which wrapped up last week. During this campaign there was tremendous growth in our followers on Twitter and Facebook. Several students were selected to win GVSU swag. Though the formal campaign has ended, there is still plenty of opportunity to follow us and stay up to date with news, events, and information. MORE INFORMATION

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In the Spotlight: Laker for a Lifetime


Have  you heard the new catchphrase Laker for a Lifetime? This is more than just a slogan, it's a way of life around GVSU. This program is designed to connect current students, faculty, staff, and alumni with what makes this university so special. The website provides information about how to get or stay connected; history about campus pride and traditions; and how to give back. A parody of a Saturday Night Live video demonstrating what it means to be a laker was launched in the past few weeks which has gone viral with over 30,000 hits! If you haven't seen it check it out I'm On A Boat

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