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Message from the President
It’s the Year of the Ram! The Chinese New Year began on Feb. 19 and while some have been calling this the Year of the Goat, others throughout the world are calling it the Year of the Sheep or the Year of the Ram. As Cecilia Chien, WCU’s acting chair of history, explains it, the Chinese character yang can be translated as all of these animals. Plus, the eighth sign in the Chinese zodiac also is referred to as the sheep or the ram. That makes it the Year of the Ram in Chien’s book.
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Excellence in Action

Next WCU Poetry Conference - Save The Date
June 8-11, 2016
The WCU Poetry Conference is unique because it offers workshops in traditional poetic craft, and provides a national forum to discuss major trends in contemporary poetry. As critic Carlin Romano has noted, it is "the nation's most intellectually rigorous conference for poets." (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Conference is in hiatus for 2015 and resumes June 8, 2016.

Poetry Competition
The Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards is an annual competition open to all undergraduate poets who are enrolled in a United States college or university. There is no fee to enter and the deadline is April 15, 2015. Please click here for more information.
Career Corner

Are you seeking career advice and professional development?  Do you work during the Career Development Center’s office hours? Or do those hours just not work with your schedule?  No need to worry—we have a new service to offer to you!  By creating an account in the new Alumni Career Management Community ( you are granted access to a wealth of career knowledge available to you 24/7! There are recorded lectures by nationally recognized experts as well as live webinars that you can ‘attend’ on select Wednesdays.  The next webinar Stuff Your Resume With Keywords To Highlight Your Experience is Wednesday, March 4 and can be viewed live at 8pm (recordings are also available to be viewed at any time).

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Jason Levy
The Alumni Office recently interviewed WCU alumnus Jason Levy, who earned a degree in Business Management from WCU in 1998. He serves at the Director of Student Operations at Temple University. Click here to read more about Jason and how he chose his career, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

Alumni & Friends Reception in Charlotte, NC
Saturday, March 7
Dr. Greg Weisenstein, President of West Chester University, cordially invites you and a guest to join them for an Alumni Reception starting at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark. 
Click here to learn more.

Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark

Dinner and the Masters of Soul Show
Friday, March 13
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. Masters of Soul performs The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and many more!
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Masters of Soul

Dinner and the Popovich Comedy Pet Show
Friday, March 27
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage by performing a variety of stunts and skits! Audiences will be delighted to see this extravaganza of European-style clowns, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets. It's a show that both adults and kids of all ages enjoy!
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Seattle Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 11
Dr. Greg Weisenstein, President of West Chester University, cordially invites you and a guest to attend an Alumni Reception at the World Trade Center. Click here to learn more.


San Diego Alumni Reception
Friday, April 17
Please join us for an Alumni Reception at The Prado at Balboa Park.  Click here for more information.

Los Angeles Alumni Reception at Hollywood and Highland
Saturday, April 18
The Grill on the Alley is the gathering place for an afternoon LA alumni and friends reception. Click here for more information.

Long Beach Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 18
The Tantalum in Long Beach, CA is the place to be to meet alumni for an evening of camaraderie. Click here for more information.

San Francisco Brunch
Sunday, April 19
Spend the afternoon at The Waterfront overlooking the bay while enjoying a delicious brunch.  Click here for more information.

Alumni Weekend 2015
Alumni Weekend 2015
For the first time ever, alumni are invited to stay overnight at Brandywine Hall, one of the newer residence halls on campus featuring hotel-like accommodations with private bathrooms.  Check out for details coming soon!

Check out what else is going on at WCU:


Check out the NEW WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar  

March WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU St. Patty's Day t-shirt? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

Trivia T-shirt

What famous parade will the WCU Golden Rams Marching Band be participating in this November?

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter. 

Congratulations to our February Trivia Winners: Christina Durbin '12 and Kevin McVeigh '92 – each received a WCUAA Scarf.

Did You Know?

WCU Yearbooks for Sale
You can purchase your West Chester University yearbook if you would like a replacement. This is a limited time offer and each yearbook costs $25. Click here for more information.


West Chester University Alumni Association • 610-436-2813 •

Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
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