I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and transfer students to the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies (LAUS) at Penn State, and welcome back to all returning students from what was hopefully a restful, albeit it short, break!
As we head into the Spring 2013 semester, I encourage you to join our online community, where students, faculty, and staff can connect with one another and reflect on the liberal arts experience at Penn State. Visit these sites often, and have your voice heard by participating in the ongoing conversation.
The LAUS website is the main source for all of the activities in the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies office, and it includes useful information about the various programs, processes, and units within LAUS.
The LAUSatPSU blog focuses on the vast experiences and diverse perspectives of liberal arts faculty, students, and staff. You are certain to find a wide variety of content, including student posts about recent internships or study abroad experiences, tips from the CLA advising staff, episodes of Liberal Arts Voices podcast, and much more.
The LAUS Announcements blog is your one stop to get recent news, updates, and announcements important for liberal arts students. Find out about upcoming events, deadlines, and opportunities by subscribing to the LAUS Announcements blog.
I also invite you to connect with us on our social media channels. You can follow me (@LAUSDeanLong) and the LAUS office (@LAUSatPSU) on Twitter, "like" our Facebook page, view our Flickr photos, and watch our YouTube videos. You can also follow our advising team @AdvisingLAatPSU.
Finally, I encourage you to regularly check the College's event calendar to discover the many activities and opportunities that are scheduled throughout the semester. This spring, the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network put together a series of career-related, international, and professional development events that should be of particular interest. These events are designed to help fulfill the mission of the Career Enrichment Network, which is to assist Liberal Arts students with applying and further developing their skills through internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad experiences. Attend as many of the workshops and information sessions as you can in order to prepare for your job search and beyond.
With all of these opportunities to engage and connect with the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies office--both in person and online--I hope this spring will be a fulfilling and transformative semester.