Learn Over Lunch (LOL)

Learn Over Lunch (LOL)

Join other advisors during your lunch hour to learn about important advising information, resources, and referrals.  Have an idea for an LOL topic? Contact Jason King with your idea!

Committee Members: Jason King, Erin McSherry, Erika Marquina, Assad Khan, Krista Shires, and Kareema Smith (chair).

The second Tuesday of every month, advisors will gather from 12:00-1:00pm in SUB I, Room 3A to Learn over Lunch (LOL).

Spring 2019

Xtra – Tuesday, January 29th: Effective Outreach with CEHD

LOL – Tuesday, February 12th: Discussion with Financial Aid

Xtra – Tuesday, February 26th: The “New” Honors College Curriculum with Kareema Smith and Anthony Hoefer

Xtra – Tuesday, March 26th: Personal Finance Workshop with Dr. Mike Hurley 

LOL – Tuesday, April 2nd: INTO Mason 

Xtra – Tuesday,  April 30th: Advising Students into UNIV 100

Xtra Xtra – Wednesday, May 1st: Health Professions Advising with Mimi Lewis Qurashi: Follow this link to submit questions in advance: https://forms.gle/8MKotcm5xmEL5QJu8

Fall 2018

LOL – Tuesday, September 11th: Pre-Orientation Advising Debrief Discussion with Jon May and Terri Bevilacqua

Xtra – Tuesday, September 25th: Global Gateway Discussion with Mason GEO.

LOL – Tuesday, October 9th: Academic Difficulty Panel with Assad Khan

Xtra – Tuesday, October 30th: SSAC/Support for Students in Crisis

LOL – Tuesday, November 13th: Handshake Demo and Discussion with Kristin Leonato, Career Services

Xtra – Tuesday, November 27th: Patriot Pre-Law Program Information Session with Phillip Mink, Director

(SUB I 3B) LOL – Tuesday, December 4th: Supporting Our Students with Autism with Christopher Williams, MASI Program Coordinator.

Spring 2018

Tuesday, February 6: SSC Reporting

LOL Xtra: Tuesday, February 20: Office of the Registrar

Tuesday, March 6: Case Studies with Khan

Tuesday, March 20: Honors College with Kareema Smith

Tuesday, April 10: Academic Difficulty with Assad and Learning Services

Tuesday, April 24: Meet Thomas Carter: Student Conflict Resolution and Support Coordinator

Past Topics

Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 26: Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Programs Panel discussion

Tuesday, October 3: Study Abroad with Liz Wallis

Tuesday, November 7: Adult Degree Completion at Mason BIS/BAS Programs with (TBD)

Tuesday, December 5: Transfer Admissions

Spring 2017 Schedule 

Tuesday, February 14: Orientation Updates with Rick Gray

LOL Extra: Tuesday, February 28, 12:00-1:00pm: Updates from Counseling & Psychological Services with Iren Valentine

Tuesday, March 14 – Beacon (To be Rescheduled)

LOL Extra: Tuesday, March 29 – Extra: UNIV Transition Courses with Jackie Nash, Associate Director, UNIV Courses and Programs, Center for Academic Advising, Retention and Transitions

Tuesday, April 11 – Advising Tools for Academic Difficulty (GPA Calculator)

LOL Extra: Tuesday, April 18 – Utilizing Strengths in Advising with Chelsie Kuhn

Tuesday, May 16 – Financial Aid


Summer 2016 Schedule

Monday, June 20, 2- 3 pm (Sub I 3B) – NACADA Webinar: Get Engaged with the Profession

Tuesday, July 12 (Merten Hall 3300) – SSC Campus Demo

Tuesday, July 19, 2-3 pm (Merten Hall 1203) – NACADA Webinar: Learn Another Approach

Spring 2016 Schedule

Tuesday, January 12: Assistive Technology: Tools and Services for Student Success

Tuesday, February 9 – Orientation and Family Programs and Services

LOL Xtra: Tuesday, February 16 – Advisor Roundtable Discussion on Transfer Student Experience

Tuesday, March 8  – MicroStrategy Reports for Advisors, Rupa Mehta

LOL XTRA: Tuesday, March 22 – Study Abroad, Laura Scobey

Tuesday, April 12 – INTO Mason, James Jones

LOL XTRA: Tuesday, April 26 – Office of the Ombudsman, Fernando Caetano

Tuesday, May 10 – Financial Aid, Dan Frank

Fall 2015 Schedule

Tuesday, October 27: So You Want to Present at a Conference

Tuesday, November 10: Military Services

Tuesday, December 8: Financial Aid

Friday, November 20 (LOL Extra): Getting Involved with NACADA, Presentation by Region 2 Chair, Dr. Melinda Anderson (Merten Hall, Room 3300). Dr Anderson will speak about the role NACADA can play in the development of academic advisors and what benefits NACADA can provide our institution. Dr. Anderson will also speak about how advsiors can get involved  with NACADA. She will also save time to take questions from the audience and hear if there are any concerns in advising the audience thinks NACADA may be able to address.

Summer 2015 Schedule

June 9 – Hunger for Education

Spring 2015 Schedule

February 10 – Orientation Best Practices

March 10 – Professional Development Open Session: Topic TBD

April 14 – Off-Campus Student Programs and Services

May 12 – INTO: Experiences of the First Year

Fall 2014 Learn Over Lunch Sessions:

September 9: Office of Military Services

October 14: Office of Housing and Residential Life

November 11: Degree Works and Graduation Audits

December 10 (Wednesday): Office of Student Financial Aid

Spring 2014 Learn Over Lunch Sessions:

February 11, 2014: Orientation Best Practices

March 11, 2014: The Honors College

April 8, 2014: Transfer Admissions: GAA Updates

May 13, 2014: Women and Gender Studies Center

Fall 2013 Learn Over Lunch Sessions:

September 10, 2013: Advising for Student Success; presented by Jeannie Brown Leonard, Dean of Student Academic Affairs, Advising and Retention

October 8, 2013: Learning Services; presented by Vicki Dominick, Assistant Director, Learning Services, Counseling & Psychological Services

November 12, 2013: Technology in Advising; Best practices from Mason advisors

December 10, 2013: Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR); presented by Bethany Usher, Director, Students as Scholars Initiative

Spring 2013 Learn Over Lunch Sessions:

February 12, 2013: Academic and University Life Partnerships; presented by Todd Rose, Associate Dean, University Life
Session Recap

March 12, 2013: Advisor Hot Topics: Conversations with Colleagues; presented by Mason advisors

April 9, 2013: Transfer Admissions: Updates and Information; presented by Terri Vanderberg, Associate Director, Admissions

May 14, 2013: Learning Services; presented by Vicki Dominick, Assistant Director, Learning Services, Counseling & Psychological Services

Fall 2012 Learn Over Lunch Sessions:

September 11, 2012: Changes & New Directions for University Career Services: What Advisors Need to Know; presented by Christine Cruzvergara

October 9, 2012: Mason Advisors: How We Influence Student Success; presented by Jeannie Brown Leonard

November 13, 2012: Military Services: Top Things to Consider when Advising Military Students; presented by Aaron Emery

December 11, 2012: Financial Aid: SAP Updates; presented by Heidi Granger