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University News

Message from the President
On October 22 we held our annual Campus Sustainability Day, which offered a variety of activities and speakers, including a special and historic event - the formal decommissioning of WCU's 50-year-old, coal fired power plant.  Click here to learn more.

Boiler Plant

University Breaks Ground for Business and Public Affairs Center
This fall, McCarthy Hall, a former University student residence at Sharpless and South Church Streets, is being demolished to make way for a 90,000-square-foot facility housing the majority of programs in the College of Business and Public Affairs. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new building took place on Thursday, Oct. 16. Click here to read more.


18th Annual Bear Fair • November 1-30, 2014
Over the past 18 years, the West Chester Community has supported over 53,000 local children by giving them gifts of comfort and joy through teddy bear donations. This year, the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs will continue this tradition to provide new bears to such programs as Camp Dreamcatcher, Bridge of Hope, Children's Alliance, Project Hope, and so many more. In order to do so, we need your help. To learn more about how to help this effort, please click here.

Bear Fair

Exclusive Job Hunting Resources Online For Alumni
No matter where you are in your career development process - remember the staff at the Twardowski Career Development Center can help you! Alumni are always welcome to use our online resources, visit the Center for a one-on-one appointment in-person, have a conversation about their career journey over the phone, and attend sponsored events. You are also able to get involved by posting jobs for students, offering internship opportunities, or actually participating in career panels to share your story! Click here to check out our calendar of events. Questions? Contact or via phone at 610-436-2501.

Photo of the Month

Homecoming 2014
Homecoming has come and gone, but you can relive it by checking out our Homecoming 2014 album on Flickr!

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Derek Frey

Filmmaker Derek Frey, a 1995 WCU alumnus, has a long and successful working relationship with director Tim Burton, running Tim Burton Productions since 2001. Most recently Derek co-produced Frankenweenie, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Picture in 2012. That same year he produced the music video Here With Me for The Killers. Click here to read more about Derek, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

An Evening with Santa
Thursday, December 4
Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by WCU! The evening will include a delicious dinner, cupcake decorating, hot cocoa, and much more! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!  
Click here to learn more.


"It's a Wonderful Life" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Sunday, December 7
Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant color. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls, remains a timeless fable of dreams and love as he finds out what life would have been like without him thanks to some help from Clarence, Angel second-class. This uplifting show for the whole family celebrates the innate goodness in all of us.  
Click here to learn more.

It's A Wonderful Life

Holiday Lights & Dessert Reception at Longwood Gardens
Sunday, December 14
Get in the festive spirit with WCU alumni and friends by ringing in the 2014 holiday season with delectable desserts and the magical lights of Longwood Gardens! This year we will be joining alumni from Widener University and Neumann University, bringing Philadelphia collegiate spirit to the holidays! Make your plans now to join alumni and friends from all three universities for this annual tradition before it sells out! Online registration will remain open until December 1st.
Click here to learn more.

Check out what else is going on at WCU:


WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

November WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Trivia Time

Want to win this set of WCU Pilsner Glasses? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

Pilsner Glass

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: Caitlin McEnroe '10, Gregg Rooney '88 and Laura Simon '70 – each received a Rammy stuffed animal! 

Did You Know?

You can purchase your WCU clothing from us and a percentage of each sale will support the Alumni Association!


The WCU Alumni Association has partnered with Kelly's Sports in West Chester and now offers specially designed WCU Alumni Association clothing!  Click here to check out our apparel!

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

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