West Chester University Alumni Association
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Message from the President
President's Message
A virtual reality headset may be on your kids’ or grandkids’ holiday wish list, but virtual reality isn’t all fun and games at WCU. In our new Planning Studio, which also houses the Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis, undergraduate and graduate students are learning how to use virtual reality technology to solve real-world problems for campus, community and business partners, including the Borough of West Chester and the Chester County Economic Development Council.

Learn more about these students and their 3D projects in my recent #FirstFriday video, which can be found on the far right side of my website: www.wcupa.edu/president.

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The Graduate School

The world around us is rapidly changing with new innovations every day. Our campus and academic community continue to proactively adapt to these changes to remain on the forefront of research and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. I am proud to announce the formation of The Graduate School at West Chester University.

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Homecoming 2018: Victory!

The Golden Rams brought it at Saturday’s Homecoming football game, beating Lock Haven 48-14, which was just one of the many highlights of a beautiful autumn day. What a Gold Rush! Homecoming has come and gone, but you can relive it by checking out our Homecoming 2018 album on Flickr!

West Chester will travel to Slippery Rock this Saturday for the 2018 PSAC Championship Game at 1 p.m. The Golden Rams are 9-0 to start a post-season for the first time since 2014. GO RAMS!

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Upcoming Events
Nutcracker Tea Party Join WCU alumni on Saturday, November 17th for a magical Nutcracker Tea Party featuring dancers from Brandywine Ballet. Your children will meet some of the beloved characters from the ballet, see the costumes up close, learn ballet positions, play games, take pictures with the characters, and hear the story of The Nutcracker read by Clara herself!
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Class of 1980 School of Music Reception Join us on campus at our Class of 1980 School of Music Reunion! Registration includes appetizers and beer and wine
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WCU Live! Stevie Wonder Tribute Enjoy dinner and a show featuring Gabriel Bello and his group "Natural Wonder". From "Isn't She Lovely" to "Superstition", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and more, you will swear that you are at a concert with none other than Stevie himself. 
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Friendsgiving Alumni Night Join WCU alumni and friends for the fourth annual Friendsgiving and food drive at Levante Brewing! Please bring non-perishable food items with you to the event. We will be having a food drive for the Chester County Food Bank.
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Nutrition Alumni Painting Party Join us at Painting with a Twist for a fun afternoon! We'll be painting "A Time for Tea" and light finger-foods will be provided. Hope to see you there!  
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An Evening with Santa Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by West Chester University! Don't miss An Evening with Santa, where fun family memories are sure to be made. You'll enjoy a delicious dinner, complete with cookie decorating and hot cocoa. Be sure to bring your camera because the evening would not be complete without getting a picture with the guest of honor – Santa! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today! Reservations required.
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An Evening with Santa (Sensory-Friendly) Santa is making a second visit to WCU this year and we've invited D-CAP to partner with us for our first annual sensory-friendly event! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today! Reservations required
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Harrisburg Alumni Reception with President Fiorentino Join West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino for a cocktail reception in Harrisburg!
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Alumni Spotlight
The Alumni Office recently caught up with Adam Gumble, who earned an undergraduate (2005) and graduate (2016) degree in Music from WCU. Adam currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands at WCU. His responsibilities include Directing the “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band, the “Sixth Man” Basketball Band, and the WCU Concert Band. Additionally, he teach courses in Conducting as well as Elementary Band Methods along with the supervision of student teachers.

Click here to read more about Adam, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Adam Gumble
Trivia Time
Want to win this set of WCU glasses?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu:

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.

Congratulations to our October Trivia Winners: Heather Poley ’94, Mary Summers ’72, Steve Bueschen ’78, and Traci Bopp ’94 – each received a WCU notebook!
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