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University News

Message from the President
I always look forward to this time of year – a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. There are many new developments here at WCU, including the opening of Commonwealth Hall, a partnership agreement with Mary Immaculate College in Ireland, and the decommissioning of our coal-fired plant as we complete our conversion to geothermal heating and cooling and high-efficiency natural gas boilers. 
Click here to read more.
(Pictured below is WCU and Mary Immaculate College representatives gathered in June, from left, Nancy and Ken Witmer, Sandra and Greg Weisenstein, Michael Hayes, and Holly Cowman.)

WCU Professor in the News
WCU Biology Professor Frank Fish is part of a research team studying how dolphins, whales, and other sea creatures swim to see if they can figure out a way to make boats go faster.  Click here to read more.

Frank Fish

WCU Magazine
The latest issue of the WCU Magazine has arrived!  Click here to check it out online.

WCU Magazine

Continuing Professional Education
Grad Exam Prep - $650.  Whether you're enrolling in a Masters or Doctorate Program, an entrance exam may be required. Come energize your math and verbal skills over 8 evenings while learning new strategies to raise your score on the GMAT or GRE exam. Classes will be held on Tuesdays: Sept. 23 - Nov. 11, 2014 from 6-9:30 p.m.  Exam Prep students who complete the course and enroll in WCU's MBA Program will receive full reimbursement after the successful completion of 3 courses within one year of the course! Click here for online registration or visit

Video of the Month

Move-In Day 2014 was a huge success!  Check out this video of this year's Move-In Day and to see all that happened on campus on Friday, August 22nd!

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Dr. James Capolupo ’74

Dr. James Capolupo '74 has been named 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). Jim Capolupo is Superintendent of the Springfield School District in Springfield, PA. Click here to read more about Jim, his career path, and how he ended up at WCU!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

Alumni Day at the Philadelphia Union Soccer Game

Saturday, September 13
Join WCU alumni and friends at PPL Park as the Philadelphia Union take on Eastern Conference Rival New York Red Bulls.  Tickets include a 90 minute Pre-Game Deck Party prior to kickoff at 3:00 p.m. 
Click here to learn more.


2014 WCU Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner
Saturday, September 13
This year's Hall of Fame Dinner will be held at the Wyndham Garden Inn in Exton.  Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and the ceremony following at 7 p.m. 
Click here to learn more.

WCU Athletics Golf Outing
September 15 - Diamond Scramble Baseball Outing at Penn Oaks, 1 p.m. start
For more info or to register, contact Kelly Erisman at

Golf Outings

Celebrate 40 Years of the WCU Women's Center

Friday, September 19
Join us to celebrate  the Women's Center with cocktails and light fare on Friday, September 19 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  
Click here to learn more.

Law Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, September 20
Help raise money for the Chapter's scholarship fund while joining fellow WCU alumni, friends, and community members for an open bar, food, and door prizes at Barnaby's of West Chester. 
Click here to learn more.


WCU Alumni Night in Boston
Saturday, September 20
Join New England-area alumni and friends for fun and games at Jillian's Lucky Strike in Boston.  Enjoy refreshments while mixing and mingling with local Rams, and learn more about WCU's brand new Greater Boston Area Alumni Chapter.
Click here to learn more.

Family Fun Day at Linvilla Orchards
Sunday, September 28
Get ready for a fun, fall afternoon at Linvilla filled with all of your favorites: a hayride, pumpkin picking, face painting, apple cider, and more!
Click here to learn more.

WCU Alumni Night at Yards Brewing Co.
Thursday, October 2
Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun night at Yards Brewing!  We'll get to enjoy a tour, tasting, and appetizers. 
Click here to learn more.

Yards Brewing

WCU Alumni Night at Lancaster Brewing Co.
Thursday, October 2
Join alumni and friends for an exclusive evening at Lancaster Brewing Co.  We'll get to enjoy some of their best brews with tasty foods. 
Click here to learn more.

Lancaster Brewing Co.

1st Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner

Thursday, October 2
Join alumni and friends and support the Newman Center at its 1st Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner at the Desmond Hotel.  Your support will assist with the continuation of the ministry for WCU students. 
Click here to learn more.

Newman Center

Homecoming 2014
October 17-19
Click here for the entire schedule of events and to register!!


Check out what else is going on at WCU:


WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

September WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Summer Fun

Where in the World Are You?
What did you do this summer? Go on vacation? Head to an amusement park? Hiked in the mountains? Send us pictures of whatever fun activity you did this summer and email it to the Alumni Office ( – you could win a cool prize and be featured on the alumni website and facebook page! 

WCU Ram in Israel!

Melissa Biery Cook '93

Melissa Biery Cook, a 1993 West Chester University alumna, spent a week in Israel.  The picture above was taken while Melissa was in Jerusalem where she represented the Golden Rams!

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU Travel Mug?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

WCU Travel Mug

Approximately how many WCU alumni live in Pennsylvania? 

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 August Trivia Winners: Dan Kyle '95 and Kathy Borrell '78 – each received a 34oz WCU Mug! 

Did You Know?

You can purchase a WCU License Plate for $26!

Showcase your RAM pride! These specialty plates are purple and white and have a ram insignia to the side. They are a great gift to both graduating seniors and alumni, and are available for $26.00 for the WCU Ram plate or $126 for the personalized WCU Ram plate.  Click here to download the application and to find out more!

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

Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •