Student Spotlight: Brianna Anderson

Brianna hails from the historic Borough of Flemington in New Jersey. She entered UD in Fall 2016 with a primary interest in the health sciences. After taking courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and nutrition, and meeting with both her UST advisor and an advisor from the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Brianna decided to declare a major in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Psychology. Brianna told us that she appreciated having Margie Kiter Edwards as her advisor because she was thoughtful, treated her like an individual, and answered her many questions.

Helpful Tip: Final Grades

All final grades for the Fall 2017 semester are due to the Registrar by Wednesday, December 20 and will be posted to students’ UDSIS accounts soon after grade rosters are received. To view your final grades, log in to UDSIS and select “Grades” from the drop-down menu.

Please keep in mind that your academic advisor does not have access to your instructors’ gradebooks and does not receive your grades directly from your professors. Under federal regulations, advisors may not discuss a student’s grades directly with a parent. If your grade for a particular course is not posted, or if you think there has been an error in calculating your final grade, you will need to contact your instructor directly.

 

The University Studies Program is pleased to announce that Sylvia Lee has joined the academic advising staff. Sylvia is originally from Virginia where she attended NVCC and GMU. She received the B.A. in Theater, the B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Dance, and a certificate in American Sign Language. She also completed the M.Ed. in Counselor Education at VCU and worked as an advisor at JMU. Sylvia particularly enjoys engaging in career exploration with undecided students.

Though she has never been undeclared, Sylvia has had six official undergraduate majors (including math and photography), and has considered and attempted to pursue many more (including conflict resolution and communications). She hopes to complete a doctoral degree one day, but hasn’t decided in what subject.

 

Major Spotlight: Geography

Located in the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment, the Department of Geography offers a B.A. that requires students to complete 34 credits in specified coursework such as Physical Geography and Geographic Information Systems, as well as University skills and College breadth requirements.The employment outlook for most environmentally-oriented careers is strong. For example, cartography – more commonly known as map making — is a niche profession that is experiencing high demand. According to the BLS employment for cartographers is expected to jump 29 percent from 2014 to 2024. The annual median salary in this occupation is $62,000.

 

Around Campus

Students enrolled in the honors section of ENGL110: Writing for Social Justice will present their research on issues pertaining to UD’s campus climate on Tuesday, December 5,, 2017 in “The Dome” on the 3rd floor of Memorial Hall. Join us from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for a lively discussion about topics such as racial and ethnic diversity, Greek Life, gender discrimination, and women in the STEM fields. Refreshments will be provided.