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

Fall 2022 Drop/Add Advising, August 22-26 (M-F)

  • Mornings 9-11:30 in 160-B Burrowes (in person or Zoom)
  • Afternoons 1:00-3:30 p.m. (MRF), 3:00-5:00 p.m. (T), 1:30-4:00 pm (W)
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Fall 2022 Semester Advising, Beginning week of 8/29

  • Drop-in Advising Thursdays in 160-B Burrowes, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • All other times by appointment in Starfish
  • Choice of in-person (masks encouraged) or virtual.

Contact Information and Offices

Dayse Bede - Lecturer in Portuguese

Email Address:
Office Address: 138 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-6536

Advising Roles

  • Study abroad advising for Portuguese Minor
  • Course substitutions for overseas classes
  • Questions about the content for PORT 001, PORT 002, and PORT 003

Krista Brune - Assitant Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Email Address:
Office Address: 151 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-9465

Advising Roles

  • Portuguese minor planning

Becky Cross - Student Services Assistant

Email Address:
Office Address: 446 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-5417

Advising Roles

  • Basic (001, 002, 003) and Intermediate course placement questions
  • Proficiency testing questions
  • Evaluation of basic/intermediate level transfer credits

Jen Sholtis - Academic Adviser

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

Advising Roles

  • Spanish major/minor planning; major declaration
  • Italian minor planning
  • Portuguese minor planning
  • 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*


    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.)

    Fall 2021 Advising Availability after drop/add week (Beginning 8/30)

Sarah J. Townsend - Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Email Address:
Office Address: 145 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-3023

Advising Roles

  • Portuguese minor planning