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Message from the Interim President
A dozen or more WCU alumni joined me in helping our first-year students move into their residence halls on Aug. 26, in preparation for the start of the fall semester on Aug. 29.  Click here to read more.

Click on the image below to watch a video.
Move-In Day

Dick Yoder Day
West Chester University celebrates Dick Yoder Day on Saturday, October 8 at the WCU vs. Shippensburg football game (kickoff at 12 p.m.).  Join us as we celebrate Richard B. "Dick" Yoder's commitment to our country, community and WCU with a special day in his honor. Click here for more info on how to purchase general admission tickets, which include a complimentary pre-game social, and/or to make a donation to the Richard B. "Dick" Yoder '59 Scholarship. 

William Penn Fellowship
Gov. Wolf has announced the William Penn Fellowship, in which selected candidates will work for two years alongside executive leadership in the Commonwealth to address challenges facing Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of their fellowships, participants will have the opportunity to present the results of their work to the Governor and other senior officials.
The fellowship is open to individuals with master’s-level and above degrees earned from December 2013 to August 2017, with fellowships beginning in summer 2017. Applications are being accepted NOW through October 21. Details are available at www.pennfellowship.pa.gov.

Continuing Professional Education
Grad Exam Prep - $600. Whether you’re enrolling in a Masters or Doctorate Program, an entrance exam may be required.  Come energize your math and verbal skills over 7 evenings while learning new strategies to raise your score on the GMAT or GRE exam.  Classes will be held on the following dates at the Grad Center with free parking! Classes will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 9, 2016. 6:00-9:30 p.m. Click here to register online or visit www.wcupa.edu/cpe. WCU students & alumni receive a $50 discount off the regular price of $650.  Mention this ad and receive an additional $25 off – discount offer expires 9/12/16. Questions?  610-425-7435 ejenkins@wcupa.edu.

President Pre-Search Needs Assessment
WCU Alumni are invited to attend a breakfast forum for the President Pre-Search Needs Assessment with Jan Greenwood of Greenwood/Asher and Associates, Inc. and members of the Presidential Search Committee.  Wednesday, September 14; 8:30-9:30am; WCU Alumni & Foundation Center, 202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA.  This forum is held  to collect suggestions, recommendations, and advice of the WCU alumni community. RSVP is required by Friday, September 9.  Please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@wcupa.edu or 610-436-2813.

Upcoming Events

Friars Society Alumni Association Phillies Game Fundraiser
Friday, September 16


Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs. Marlins baseball game at Citizens Bank Park.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Dinner and Show - "Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience"
Friday, September 23

The new WCU Live! season has been released!  Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show!  What's your favorite Beatles song? Audience members are invited to fill out a card prior to the show that answers this question and why they chose that song. The McGuigan brothers create a set list using these responses and share the audience's stories through the music of the Beatles. Along with personal stories of their own lives and upbringing, the McGuigans capture the cultural importance of the Beatles' music and how it touches all of us individually. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, interactive Beatles experience!  Click here to learn more.

Family Fun Day at Linvilla Orchards
Sunday, October 2

Get ready for some fun at Linvilla Orchards filled with all of your favorites: a hayride, pumpkin picking, face painting, apple cider, and more!
Click here to learn more.

Homecoming 2016
October 21-23
Click here for the entire schedule of events!


Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
WCU Alumni Spotlight

On Wednesday, September 7, the Chester County Chapter hosted an appreciation reception for alumni who work at WCU. This was a great event attended by many employees across campus! 

Looking to get involved?  Like the Chester County Facebook page for news on upcoming events and meetings!

Career Corner

Do not forget you have access to the CDC services as alumni and that includes job fairs. This month we are holding our annual...
Business and Communication Fair –
Wednesday, 9/28, 12:00-2:30pm, Sykes Ballrooms

  • Join 40 employers looking to hire WCU students and alumni
  • Companies include: Vanguard, Victory Brewing Company, New York Life, ReminderMedia, A. Duie Pyle, Inc., City Year and many more!
  • Check out Ram Career Network for a full list of employers and positions

How does your resume look? Schedule an appointment, come by drop-in hours (1-3pm M-F), or email (cdc@wcupa.edu) your resume to get a review before the fair!

Trivia Time

Want to win this Ram Bottle Bank?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu: 

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: Amy Virus '96 and Kyle Misci '14 – each received a set of Ram Coasters!

Did You Know?

The Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band will be performing at this year's Pittsburgh Steelers home opener on September 18th! Follow the College of Arts and Humanities on Facebook and Instagram for behind-the-scene photos and videos.

West Chester University Alumni Association
610.436.2813 |  alumni@wcupa.edu  |  wcualumni.org

Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •  alumni@wcupa.edu