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Message from the President
As Veterans Day draws near, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to all who have served our nation as members of the Armed Forces.  You epitomize the definition of "selfless," and are a source of inspiration to us all.

Message from the President

Homecoming 2015 

Homecoming 2015
Homecoming has come and gone, but you can relive it by checking out our Homecoming 2015 album on Flickr!

College of Visual and Performing Arts Launches Live Streaming
A selection of School of Music performances will now be available for audiences around the world via live stream viewable on all internet connected computers, Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices, Android Phones and Tablets, and Roku TV. Click here for a listing of upcoming live stream concerts.

19th Annual Bear Fair • November 1-30, 2015
The Bear Fair collection began in 1997 with a total of 200 bears and has now grown into a West Chester University tradition with thousands of bears donated each year.  Since the Bear Fair's inception, the West Chester community has supported over 55,000 local children.  Donations add comfort and joy to youth living in shelters, children in hospitals, and kids in need of presents during the holiday season.  Click here to learn more about how to help this effort.

Graduate Information Session
Monday, November 23, 6:00-7:30pm, Sykes Student Union
Learn about WCU and the 70+ Graduate Programs, Graduate Assistantship Opportunities, and Financial Aid Information.  Attendees will receive a $50 application fee waiver for Spring/Fall 2016.  Click here to register.

Career Corner

Check out the Alumni Career Management Community November Webinars:

  • The Strategic Networker – November 4
    • Speaker will demystify the networking process, and show you how you network more strategically and more successfully than you may have ever realized was possible.
  • The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals – November 11
    • Gain a better understanding on how to project the right online message, how to seek targeted introductions and how to use LinkedIn.
  • Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People – November 18
    • Develop your leadership skills and learn how you can use the latest in games, tools, and practices so you can move the organization towards better management.

All live showings can be viewed at 8pm on the above dates; however, recordings are also available to be viewed at any time after the event.

As a reminder, please create an account in the Alumni Career Management Community ( to get access to these webinars and a wealth of career knowledge available to you 24/7!

WCU Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU Alumnus Dr. Andrew Yozviak, who earned a degree in Music Education from WCU in 1991. He serves as the Director of Bands at WCU and just one of his primary responsibilities includes directing the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.  The Golden Rams are one of only 10 marching bands selected out of hundreds of high school and college applicants nationwide to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26.  Click here to read more about Andrew and how he chose his career and ended up at WCU!

Pictured below is Andrew at Homecoming a couple weeks ago!

Dr. Andrew Yozviak '91

Upcoming Events

WCU Alumni & Friends Reception in Atlanta
Wednesday, November 11

Vino Venue

Join fellow Atlanta area WCU alumni and friends for a wine tasting with delicious appetizers at Vino Venue. Learn from a credentialed Sommelier about wine and food pairings.  Registration will remain open until Monday, November 9.  Click here to learn more

Christmas in Hersheypark
November 13 - December 31, 2015

Hershey Park

The magic of the holidays comes to life with the biggest and brightest Hersheypark Christmas Candylane yet!  Enjoy more than 4 million twinkling lights and fun rides for the whole family starting November 13!
Click here to learn more about discounted tickets.

WCU Alumni Night at Levante Brewing Co.
Tuesday, November 17


Get ready for a fun night out at the newest brewery in West Chester!  Join fellow alumni and friends for an exclusive evening sampling their best brews and touring their new facility.  Click here to learn more.

Honors College Fall Reunion
Friday, November 20

Join WCU alumni and friends from the Honors College for a fun networking and reunion event!  Click here to learn more.

Hanging the Greens
Saturday, November 21

Chamber of Commerce

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce needs your help in getting West Chester ready for the Holiday Season!  Whether youre a resident, student, or with a company/organization, please volunteer part of your Saturday.  Enjoy the camaraderie of decorating West Chester, with pine greens and bows downtown.
Click here to learn more.

Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, December 5

Holiday Home Tour

The West Chester Public Library is proud to present the 5th Annual Holiday Home Tour featuring 11 homes decorated for the holidays.  We are looking for volunteers to help with this event.  Click here to learn more.

An Evening with Santa

Tuesday, December 8


Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by WCU! The evening will include a delicious dinner, cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and much more! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! 
Click here to learn more.

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar   

Trivia Time

Want to win this set of wine glasses?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to 

Wine Glasses

How many different countries do West Chester University students come from?

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter.  Here's a hint: check out the "WCU Facts" on the Public Relations & Marketing webpage on WCU's website.

Congratulations to our October Trivia Winners: Will Davis '13 and Marcie Cohen '14 – each received a Rammy Stuffed Animal!  

Did You Know?

Save on Your Auto and Home Insurance!

Liberty Mutual has partnered with West Chester University Alumni Association to offer alumni exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance.* In PA, call Christina Oakes at 888-443-7543 x53047. Elsewhere, call 800-524-9400 or visit Liberty Mutual
to get a free quote.
AW 2015 Liberty Mutual

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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

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