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University News

WCU Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For the ninth consecutive year, WCU has been once again named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the area of General Community Service. The General Community Service category "recognizes the quality of, quantity of, and commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university. This category will reflect the best practices of community service and service learning, such as long-term campus-community partnerships and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service."  In the 2013-2014 academic year, WCU students recorded 605,532 hours of service to area organizations, schools, communities and individuals. Click here to read more.

President's Honor Roll

Play 4 Kay Basketball Game
WCU’s Play 4 Kay Event is hosted by the Women’s Basketball Team in collaboration with the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs, The Women’s Center, SSI, Colleges Against Cancer, ZTA, and other student organizations and community partners. Play 4 Kay is a national initiative that through fundraising efforts supports the Kay Yow Cancer Fund which supports underserved individuals living with Breast Cancer and raises funds for scientific research.  Money is raised through the sale of t-shirts, baked goods, pink hair extensions, face painting, and raffle baskets that contain everything from gift cards to event tickets. Come join us for a day of fun and all things pink while supporting a great cause. For more information, contact Sierra Calaman at SC811930@wcupa.edu

Play 4 Kay

Continuing Professional Education
NEW! Intercultural Communication - $100 pp. It takes time, patience and mutual respect to build understanding and knowledge of differences. The 4-hour online workshop outlines the Building Blocks of Culture to define how we develop our beliefs, values, norms and social practices. Order as an individual or as a company online training effort.

Grad Exam Prep
- $650Whether 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 begin January 20th at 6:00 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 www.wcupa.edu/gbc.

Career Corner

New year, new idea!  Each Ramblings you’ll find a key career-related tip courtesy of your friends at WCU’s Twardowski Career Development Center in the “Career Corner” section.

Your New Year’s Resolution – Gain A Career Focus!  Have you asked yourself one of these questions?

  • Is this job really what I want to be doing?
  • Why am I still here at (insert name of company/organization)?
  • What other opportunities are out there for me?

Well, that’s what the staff at the career center are here to help you navigate. Hopefully, you already know about our job posting system (Ram Career Network), but you may not know where some of our resources are on our newly designed website – www.wcupa.edu/cdc .  It is now easy to view on your cell phone.  Consider looking into “What Can I Do With My Major” to jumpstart your search or feel free to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one 30 minute conversation by calling 610-436-2501.  We are here for ALL Golden Rams!

CDC Model

 

WCU Alumni Spotlight


Barbara Suplee ’83

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumna Barbara Suplee, who earned a degree in Fine Arts from WCU in 1983. She currently is a Professor of Art Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Click here to read more about Barbara, including her career path, favorite memory from her time as a student, and how she ended up at WCU!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

Chester County Veterans Breakfast
Thursday, February 5
Join local veterans on Thursday, February 5 for a free breakfast and to receive an update on veterans affairs in Chester County. Special guests include Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery, Chester County Veterans Affairs Director Lawrence Davidson, and WCU Veterans Center Coordinator Lillian Morrison. 
Click here to learn more.

Chester County Veterans Breakfast

Alumni & Friends Reception in Palm Beach with President Weisenstein
Saturday, February 21
Dr. Greg Weisenstein, President of West Chester University, cordially invite you and a guest to join them for an Alumni Reception at Casa Bendita, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Lemole in Palm Beach, Florida. 
Click here to learn more.


WCU Tailgate at the Sarasota Polo Club with President Weisenstein
Sunday, February 22
Join WCU alumni and friends at the Sarasota Polo Club for a casual tailgate before and during the match. This is a fun, family event and all WCU alumni and their guests are welcome to participate.
Click here to learn more.



Dinner and "An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance"
Friday, February 27
Join WCU alumni and friends for an Irish-themed dinner and an evening of traditional Irish music and dance on Friday, February 27!
Click here to learn more.

Brian Conway

Dinner and the Masters of Soul Show
Friday, March 13
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. Masters of Soul performs The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and many more!
Click here to learn more.

Masters of Soul

Alumni Weekend 2015
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Alumni Weekend 2015


Check out what else is going on at WCU:

 

Check out the NEW WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 
 


January WCU Events Calendar
 
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU Blanket? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu

WCU Blanket

We all know WCU's main campus is located in West Chester, PA - but what major city is home to a satellite campus of WCU?

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 on the "Apply Now" tab on the WCU homepage.

Congratulations to our December Trivia Winners: Daniel Harry '90, Joe Paolantonio '80, Susan Argentieri '75 and Dara Blomain '10 – each received a WCU Ornament! 

Did You Know?

You can see photos of your friends at recent WCU Alumni events at wcualumni.org?!?

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West Chester University Alumni Association • 610-436-2813 • alumni@wcupa.edu
 

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