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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. 

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

Dayse Bede - Lecturer in Portuguese

Email Address: dpb172@psu.edu
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: kub290@psu.edu
Office Address: 151 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-9465

Advising Roles

  • Portuguese minor planning

Becky Cross - Student Services Assistant

Email Address: rlc21@psu.edu
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*

    • 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.  

Sarah J. Townsend - Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Email Address: sjt18@psu.edu
Office Address: 145 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 865-3023

Advising Roles

  • Portuguese minor planning