EPSSA Orientation 2013_2014

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EPSSA/HESA Orientation
8/23/2013
EPSSA Orientation program
12:00 – 1:00
Lunch
About student organizations, getting to know each other
1:00 – 2:30
Orientation
2:30 – 4:00
HUB and campus
HIED students with HESA – Chambers 221
EDTHP and EDLDR –Rackley 303
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Welcome!
Who we are?
We are … Education Policy Studies Student Association!
EDTHP and EDLDR students + collaboration with HESA and IESA
5 officers + members
Mission:
The mission of EPSSA is to promote the development of students as
scholars and future professionals in the fields of Educational
Leadership, Education Theory and Policy, Higher Education,
American Indian Leadership, and Comparative International
Education. The intention of the association is to provide a forum
for support, discussion, scholarship, social networking, and
professional development relating to all matters of K-12 and
higher education
Orientation
 About State College and Penn State
 How to successfully navigate through the 1st year
 Technology that helps students
 Membership in EPSSA
 Questions, suggestions
Getting Around State College
 Cata Bus
 On and Off Campus options
 http://www.catabus.com/
 Parking
 On Campus need a pass available:
 http://www.transportation.psu.edu/parking/student/permits.shtml
 Off campus : Garages and Meter parking
 Biking
 Lots of designated biking paths
 Need to register your bike at Parking Office and Police Station
 http://www.transportation.psu.edu/transportation/alt-
transportation/bicycles/registration.cfm
 http://www.centrebike.org/resources/local-rides.html
Places to Study
 On Campus
 Pattee/Paterno Library
 5 th floor Education /Social
sciences
 Other libraries around
campus
 Off Campus
 Schlow Library
 Barnes and Nobles
 Webster’s Bookshop
 Law school library
 Other coffee place around
town …
Food and Coffee
 On Campus
 Otto’s
 Kern Building
 Café Laura
 Mateer Building
 MacKinnon’s Café
 Pattee Library
 HUB
 Berkey Creamery
 Nittany Lion’s Inn
 Whiskers
 Off Campus
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Webster’s
Irvings
Saints
Dunkin Donuts
Starbucks
Panera
Wegman’s
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Food Shops
 Weis
 Giant
 Wegmans
 McLanahan's
 Sam’s Club
 Walmart
 Target
 Farmer’s Market
 http://statecollegefarmers
.com/
 Ethnic Foods
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Asian – Far Corner
Indian
Korean
International food market
Slavic
Things to Do in State College
 Restaurants (Downtown/Boalsburg/Bellefonte)
 Outdoor activities (Mount Nittany/State parks )
 Intermural (Soccer/Volleyball/Basketball etc.)
 Shopping (Nittany Mall/ Colonnade Park area)
 Movie Theaters
 Music – Town and Gown,
http://www.statecollege.com/calendar/
 Centre Daily Time –Weekender
We Are… Penn State
 11 Colleges
 College of Education
 4 Academic Departments
 1,200 Graduate Students
 2,800 Undergraduate Students
 College of Ed Buildings
 http://www.geog.psu.edu/print-campus-maps
We Are… Penn State Educational Policy
Studies
 Our Department -- Educational Policy Studies
 Trudi Haupt [email protected]
 Sally Kelly [email protected]
 Educational Leadership (EDLDR)
 Rebecca Contestabile [email protected]
 Educational Theory and Policy (EDTHP)
 Karen Tzilkowski [email protected]
 Higher Education (HIED)
 Susan Bass [email protected]
 Randy Fisher [email protected]
 Comparative International Education (CIED)
 Karen Tzilkowski [email protected]
Academic Advisers
 Support for students who are having difficulties in classes
 David Gamson
 [email protected]
 Erica Frankenberg
 [email protected]
Navigating the 1st year: Academic
 Handbook
 Classes (theory, policy, minor/dual degree, …)
 Relationship with advisor and student mentor
 Theory group (Will Smith)
 Writing groups
 Something we could discuss
 Writing center
 EPSSA business meetings
Navigating the 1st year: Social
 Facebook group
 https://www.facebook.com/EPSSAPSU
 Taking a break sometimes it is good and useful 
 Getting to know other students
 Student mentor
 Sports
 Basketball, volleyball, soccer, hiking, etc.
 Student services: Health Center, CAPS (Counseling and
Psychological Services at Penn State), Global Programs
Technology
 4 Major Sites
 eLion – all your personal information
 elion.psu.edu
 Angel – course information
 cms.psu.edu
 Webmail – Penn State Email
 webmail.psu.edu
 PSU library – Databases
 libraries.psu.edu
 All Logins the same
Technology
 Penn State Portal
 3 previous websites there https://portal.psu.edu/
 Web space
 5 GB available from Penn State here: https://www.work.psu.edu/
 Drop box, Google Drive is another popular option
 Krause Innovation Studio at Chambers
 Smart rooms are available for meeting
 Printing
 http://clc.its.psu.edu/printing
 Wireless access
 http://wireless.psu.edu/wireless.html
ID Cards and Lion Cash
 http://www.idcard.psu.edu/ID
Card/LionCash/index.cfm
 ID cards
 Library books
 Gym membership
 Newspaper access
 Lion cash
 Use as cash in many places
 Can be linked to PNC account
EPSSA membership
 Dues until the1st business meeting (September 12th)
 $20
 AERA conference funding
 April 4th – 7th (Philadelphia)
 Business meetings
 Every 2nd Thursday, 12:15 – 1:15 (Rackley 303)
 Brown bags, workshops, initiation of collaborations
 Almost every 2nd Friday during the month
 Ad hoc events and activities
 Socializing
 Every month we will do something fun 
 Big name speaker(s)
 Bill Boyd award
 …. And anything we plan and think of together!!
Travel Support
 Travel Grant Application
 http://www.ed.psu.edu/research/gradfellowship.htm
 College of Education Support
 http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/current-
students/graduate/funding-opportunities
 Travel Support through EPSSA/IESA
 Have to be a due paying member
Questions and Contact Info
Contact Information
 Renata Horvatek, President, [email protected]
 Kristina Brezicha, Past President, [email protected]
 Erica Kryst, Vice President, [email protected]
 Bryan Mann, Treasurer, [email protected]
 Hyowon Park, Secretary, [email protected]
[email protected]
 EPSSA Website! http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/epssa/
HUB, parking, walking on campus …
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