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University News

Frederick Douglass Institute Celebrates 20th Year
This year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, West Chester University's Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  Tim Golden, WCU's FDI director and an associate professor of philosophy, is coordinating West Chester's interdisciplinary conference on Frederick Douglass on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  Scholars from various disciplines will gather to discuss the legacy and influence of Frederick Douglass.  Click here to read more.

Frederick Douglass

Janet Mock to speak at WCU
Janet Mock is a writer, speaker, TV host, cultural commentator, the founder of #Girlslikeus and the New York bestselling author of Redefining Realness.  Come out to learn about her journey and work on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in Sykes Theatre.  For more info, please contact

Janet Mock

WCU's 2014 "Once Upon a Prom" Dress Drive
WCU's first major dress drive, entitled "Once Upon a Prom," is coming up and will benefit underprivileged female youth all over the world! Bring semi-formal and formal dresses, accessories (except shoes), and new makeup and jewelry to the Ballrooms of Sykes Student Union on Friday, October 10th from 4 to 8PM. While donating, you can also enjoy sponsored giveaways and complimentary on-site services, meet-and-greet with the 2014 Miss WCU and Miss Pennsylvania United States, enjoy entertainment by Wired 96.5's Street Team and refreshments by Aramark/New Street Catering!‚Äč The event is co-hosted by senior Kim Bydlon and BodyPeace, and all collections will go to WGIRLS Inc.'s Project G.L.A.M. Click here to check out the facebook page.

Once Upon a Prom

Video of the Month

WCU Video

Click here to watch a video that highlights all that is happening at WCU!  The video was created by the WCU Digital Media Center.

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Perry M. Cozzone

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alum Perry M. Cozzone, who earned a degree in Computer Science from WCU in 1983 and his MBA in 1998.  He currently serves as President of Colorcon North America. Click here to read more about Perry, 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...

Dinner and WCU Live Concert Gaelic Storm
Thursday, October 16
Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a WCU Live Concert by Gaelic Storm on Thursday, October 16!  The evening will begin with a buffet dinner and then the show in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Our seats will be located in the President's section of the theatre. These seats are only available through the WCU Alumni Association!
Click here to learn more.

Gaelic Storm

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

Taste & Tour at Port City Brewing Company
Friday, October 17
Join WCU alumni and friends for a private tour of Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, VA.  Following the tour will be a tasting of their draft beers and each guest will receive a souvenir tasting glass!  
Click here to learn more.

Halloween Party at Duffer's Tavern & The Bates Motel
Thursday, October 23
Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun night out!  Enjoy a dinner buffet at Duffer's followed by a hayride at the Bates Motel.  After the hayride there will be an open bar at Duffer's!  
Click here to learn more.

Duffer's Tavern

Wine and Cheese at Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast
Saturday, November 1
Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun and relaxing afternoon at Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast! Food and beverages will be provided by local vendors - Kreutz Creek Winery, September Farms, and Cakes and Candies by Maryellen. There will also be a tour throughout the home!  
Click here to learn more.


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!
Click here to learn more.

Check out what else is going on at WCU:


WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

October WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Summer Fun

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

WCU Rams in Germany and Austria!

Brian Cox '14

Brian Cox '14 (pictured in the middle in the WCU sweatshirt) and the WCU Chamber Winds visited Germany and Austria this summer.  The picture above is after they climbed Untersberg Mountain in Salzburg, Austria!

Trivia Time

Want to win this adorable Rammy stuffed animal?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

Name three events taking place during Homecoming Weekend. 

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 Homecoming "Schedule of Events" listing from the Alumni Homepage.

Congratulations to our September Trivia Winners: Nathan Good '10 and Norman Harrison '60 – each received a WCU Travel Mug! 

Did You Know?

You can own a piece of WCU history!

McCarthy Mailbox

McCarthy Hall has closed and is scheduled for demolition this month.  The mailbox door panels were salvaged, given to Brandywine Woodworks, and turned into one-of-a-kind, very special items!  Click here to find out what they are and how you can own a piece of WCU history.

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

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