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Questions about the Italian Major and Italian Minor should be directed to Additional questions about the Italian Minor can be directed to and . Together, they will help keep you on track toward your degree and will work with you to navigate co-curricular opportunities. 

Spring 2021 Advising (1/19-1/22)

  • Drop/Add Advising Availability: 9:00-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM EST
  • Go to dropins.la.psu.edu during the above hours. (link will be active during drop/add only)   

Note: Drop/Add advising hours are virtual this spring and on a drop-in only basis (no appointments are available) 

Spring 2021 Advising (Beginning 1/25)

  • Schedule in Starfish: http://starfish.psu.edu/
  • Students can view availability and schedule an advising appointment via Starfish. 15-minute quick question advising appointments (ideal for Minors or quick questions) and 30-minute advising appointments will be conducted virtually this spring. Appointments are on a rolling basis so please check back if you are seeking to schedule an appointment further ahead into the semester.

Contact Information and Offices

Becky Cross - Student Services Assistant

Email Address: rlc21@psu.edu
Office Address: 446 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-5417

Advising Roles

  • Basic and Intermediate course placement questions
  • Proficiency testing questions


Email Addressjcl20@psu.edu
Office Address: 131 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-9449

Advising Roles

  • Basic and Intermediate course content questions

Email Addressjcl20@psu.edu
Office Address: 33 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-8858

Advising Roles

  • Italian major planning questions
  • Italian minor advising
  • Study abroad course consultations

Email Address: slr21@psu.edu
Office Address: 147 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-1133

Advising Roles

  • Italian major planning questions
  • Italian minor advising
  • Study abroad course consultations

Dr. Maria Truglio - Professor of Italian

Email Address: mxt34@psu.edu
Office Address: 152 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-1155

Advising Roles

  • Italian major planning questions
  • Italian minor advising
  • Study abroad course consultations

Jen Sholtis - Academic Adviser

Email Address:Office Address: 160B Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-8074

Advising Roles

  • Italian major/minor planning; major declaration
  • Study abroad – general planning

Drop-in advising

Please use my drop-in hours (versus a half-hour appointment slot) for:

  • Audit substitutions
  • Other issues that can be addressed in 10-15 minutes

Drop-in hours*

  • Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, January 22nd     
  • 9:00-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM EST
  • Go to dropins.la.psu.edu during the above hours. (link will be active during drop/add only) 
  • Note: Drop/Add advising hours are virtual this spring and on a drop-in only basis (no appointments are available) 

Appointments

Please make an appointment if you need help with:

  • your next semester schedule (language pre-majors and majors)
  • concurrent major planning (feasibility, courses needed)
  • academic difficulty
  • Faculty Senate petitions (retroactive withdrawal or registration, etc.)

Spring 2021 Advising Availability after drop/add week (Beginning 1/25)

  • Schedule in Starfish: http://starfish.psu.edu/
  • If I am your assigned adviser you can find me on your home page (“My Success Network”).  If I am not your assigned adviser, type “Sholtis” into the Search bar and that should take you to my profile page where you can click on “Schedule Appointment” to view my availability.