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Campus News

Message from the President
Last month, the campus community came together for Welcome Back to WCU!, an event at which we talked about the University’s many strengths and about the ways in which we’re all working hard to make WCU even better than it already is today. Click here to read more.

Becoming More

Do you have a convertible? Would you like to be a part of the Homecoming Parade?
You can showcase your car – new, classic or souped up – at this year’s Homecoming parade on Saturday, October 28th.
You and your car will drive the President and his wife, or the mayor of West Chester, or the President of the Alumni Association, on a short loop starting at Sykes.
If you are interested, please email dnaughton@wcupa.edu or call 610.436.2226.


Frederick Douglass Society - Drum Major for Justice Nominations

The Frederick Douglass Society is seeking nominations for the 2018 Drum Major for Justice Award. West Chester University’s Drum Majors for Justice are alumni who, through their personal and or professional efforts, have exemplified themselves as pillars of the community. They are men and women who are role models, leaders in their field and actively involved in improving the world around them. Please consider nominating a WCU alumnus. Click here for the nomination form. Nominations are due by November 6, 2017.


Graduate Open House
WCU invites you to visit campus on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Sykes Ballrooms for an Open House. You will have an opportunity to learn more about WCU and our 70+ graduate programs, meet with graduate coordinators, discuss graduate assistantship opportunities, and financial aid counselors will be available. If you attend the Open House, you will receive a $50 application fee waiver for Spring 2018 & Fall 2018. Click here to register!

Upcoming Events

WCU Athletics Golf Outings
October 23 - Golden Ram Golf Team Invitational at Penn Oaks, 1:00 p.m. start. Click here for more info or to register!
October 29 - Diamond Scramble Golf Outing, Inniscrone Golf Club, 8:00 a.m. start. Click here for more info or to register!


West Chester Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, October 8

Chili Cook-Off

Join the WCU Alumni Assocation and New Street Catering at the 15th Annual West Chester Rotary Chili Cook-Off! Click here for Sunday's schedule and be sure to stop by our table to vote for us! Hope to see you there!


Dinner and Show - Neil Berg's Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
Friday, October 13

Neil Berg

The new WCU Live! season has been released! Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Neil Berg's Pianomen pays an intimate tribute to the compositions and song writing of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades! With Neil Berg himself on piano, these timeless songs light up the stage with incredible vocals by accomplished Broadway singers Michael Lanning (The Civil War) and Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar). Click here to learn more.


4th Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner
Saturday, October 14

Newman Center

Join us Saturday, October 14 for the dedication of our new Church followed by our fourth annual "Friends of the Newman Center" Celebration. We hope to make this a fun evening in which we can enjoy each other's company, give alumni an opportunity to reminisce with their class mates, and perhaps meet new West Chester friends. Opportunities for sponsorship will be presented the evening of the event. Click here to learn more.


Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Saturday, October 28

Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Join us for dinner during Homecoming Weekend! Party with your classmates for an exciting evening of delicious food, great music and lots of fun. The event will take place at the Sheraton Great Valley (707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer, PA). Rooms and suites are available. Click here to learn more.


Tangerine Bowl Honoring
Saturday, October 28

Tangerine Bowl

Prior to the Homecoming football game, the 1966 and 1967 Tangerine Bowl Teams will be honored. We look forward to this 50th anniversary celebration of a tremendous accomplishment to reach this prestigious bowl game. If you were a team member and would like to take part in the pregame ceremony, please RSVP to Justin Lamborn at jlamborn@wcufoundation.org.


Homecoming 2017
October 27-29
Click here for the entire schedule of events and to register!

WCU Homecoming

Nutcracker Tea Party
Saturday, November 18

The Nutcracker

Join WCU alumni on Saturday, November 18th 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! Don’t miss your chance to meet Clara, The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Mouse King and many more characters! Click here to learn more.



Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU School of Music Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
 

Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumnus John O'Brien, whoJohn O'Brien ’10 M’16 earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science in 2010 and a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2016. John currently serves as the Communications Director for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee. Click here to read more about John, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Career Corner

Do not forget you have access to the CDC services as an alumnus and that includes job fairs. Check out the information about our upcoming career fair.

Fall 2017 Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:00am-2:30pm, Sykes Ballrooms
• Join 70+ employers looking to hire WCU students and alumni
• Companies include: Vanguard, Wawa, Enterprise Holdings, Sallie Mae, 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!

Questions? Contact cdc@wcupa.edu or via phone at 610-436-2501

Trivia Time

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



Can you 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.

Congratulations to our September Trivia Winners: Michelle Low '13 and Don Herr '57 – each received a Ram Bottle Bank!

Did You Know?

Limited Edition Print by Nicholas P. Santoleri

Nicholas P. Santoleri

“West Chester University” (Phillips Memorial Hall), is available as a 10 pack of Note Cards (Water color) for $20.00 or as a signed and numbered print of “West Chester University” (Watercolor) for $120.00. These prints are located in the Insignia section of our webstore at wcucampusstore.com.

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