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Journalism & Public Relations

How does advising work?

When is mandatory advising?

Oct. 8-11, 2018

Fill out the advising form (PDF) before you meet with your faculty adviser!

How does advising work?

  1. Advisers put sign up sheets on their office doors the week before mandatory advising.
  2. Sign up with your designated adviser.
  3. Plan your course schedule.
  4. Fill out the advising form (PDF) and bring to your advising appointment.

Who is my adviser?

Advisers are assigned by your option/last name. For spring 2019 schedule planning, advisers are:


A–K = Mark Plenke (THMA 261) or Diego Aparicio (THMA 345)
L–Z = Aaron Quinn (THMA 343)

Public Relations

A–D = Samara Anarbaeva (THMA 349)
E–L = Janell Bauer (THMA 347)
M–P = Steve Caldes (THMA 341)
Q–Z = Debra Johnson (THMA 351)

Why mandatory advising?

J&PR advisers are with you every step of the way and we're motivated to help you succeed.

Advising helps you figure out the best path through the program, including selection of courses that double count, minor selection and progress toward degree.

J&PR has mandatory advising, which means majors must see a J&PR faculty adviser every semester before they can register for classes. No advising? No registration.

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