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The WCU Parents Fund E-Newsletter is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date about important academic information, upcoming events, and the latest university news.
|Reminders and Tips
|Be sure to check WCU's Financial Aid Website regularly for information on loans, FAFSA and scholarships.
Also, the WCU Foundation has a searchable database of scholarships. Click here to search!
|Fragment of Torah to be displayed at WCU
|On April 8, two WCU alumnae will present a restored and framed Torah section, rescued from the Nazis in WWII, to the university. Read the article.
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Alumni Weekend 2013 is almost here!
Alumni weekend isn't just for alumni! Come visit your student and see the campus on April 26th to 28th! Be sure to check out many of the exciting FREE events going on that weekend.
Saturday, April 27
6th Annual Garlic Mustard Pull
Time: 10:00am to Noon Location: Gordon Natural Area
FREE! Register here to participate.
"Herb's Tours" Campus Shuttle and Walking Tours
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Depart from Alumni House
Take a stroll or shuttle ride around campus to see the many updates, led by student guides.
Spring Football Game
Time: 12:00pm Location: Farrell Stadium
Time: 1:00pm & 2:30pm
Location: Shmucker Science Center
1:00pm Registration; 2:30pm Registration
Sunday, April 28
New Student Rec Center Tours
Time: Available all day
Location: Student Recreation Center
Band on the Run 5K
Time: 10:30am registration, Race at Noon Location: Meet at Swope
Cost: $25 Register now!
Carnival & BBQ for Alumni & Students
Time: Noon to 3:00pm
Location: Residential Quad (in between Allegheny and University Hall)
For more event details, visit the Alumni Weekend events page.
|Important Academic News
Classes end May 10th. Parents should encourage their students to sustain their academic efforts for a few more weeks, even when spring fever strikes. In fact, students still have enough time to raise their grades if they step up their game! Go to professors' office hours! Participate in study groups!
Meet with Advisors
Students who have not seen their advisors yet must do so ASAP. Also, students should check their WCU e-mail for an invitation with a link to our Advising Survey and a chance to win great prizes. Advise Us! We need student feedback!
Finals are from May 13 to May 17, and the finals schedule can be found here. Additional resources are available to students during finals. For example, both the Library and Academic Computing Help Desk have extended hours.
Students can catch up or get ahead academically by participating in summer classes. Not all courses are offered in the summer sessions, but students can schedule summer classes at the same time that they schedule courses for fall. Six credits is considered to be full-time during the summer, and most courses are four days a week and two and a half hours a day. Students should remember that summer classes do not have less content to learn than those during the academic year.
WCU offers three summer sessions: Summer 1 is May 28 to June 29; Summer 2 is July 1 to August 3; and Summer 3 is August 5 to 23.
Newly accepted to WCU?
Welcome and please encourage your student to join a Freshman Interest Group (FIG).
FIGs are designed to help students make the critical academic, social, and emotional transitions to college that have a huge impact on their academic success. FIG students do better overall than first-year students who don't participate. Also, FIGs help commuters feel connected to campus.
Students can check out the FIG options, which are geared towards specific majors and interests, and register at this website.
|WCU Parents Ring in!
Over 1,200 parents of WCU students have pledged their support to the WCU Parents Fund this year! Ring in with your contribution to the Parents Fund before June 30, 2013, the end of our fiscal year. Click the button below or visit www.wcufoundation.org/giving to donate today!
Donations to the Parents Fund enable WCU to increase students' security both on and off campus, provide emergency student scholarships, improve classroom technology, and enhance students' educational experience.
Service to Others Brings Recognition
"For the eighth consecutive year, West Chester University's student volunteers have ensured the University a place on the prestigious President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The corporation for National and Community Service annually names universities to the Honor Roll to recognize institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in their communities. In the 2011-2012 academic year, West Chester students performed 344,603 hours of service to area organizations, schools, communities and individuals."
Read more about WCU students' community service projects.
Philadelphia Unveils Philadelphia Multi-University Center
March 20, 2013. "Leaders from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other distinguished guests to unveil the Philadelphia Multi-University Center (PMUC) in Center City.
The Philadelphia Multi-University Center currently offers an array of educational programs and degree options from multiple PASSHE universities in one convenient Center City location.... Three of PASSHE's 14 universities - Cheyney, East Stroudsburg and West Chester - offer 11 undergraduate degree completion and graduate programs at the center." Read more about this exciting new Center in Philadelphia.
|Upcoming Campus Events
Planning a visit to WCU soon? Check out the WCU visitors page for hotel accommodations, campus tour dates, virtual tours, and directions
WCU Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Farrell Stadium, South Campus
Morning Ceremony at 10:00am
Colleges of: Business & Public Affairs, Education, and Health Sciences
Afternoon Ceremony at 3:00pm
Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Visual & Performing Arts
>>Visit the Commencement page for more details.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
April 11, 12, 13 and 14
E.O. Bull Center MainStage
Call 610-436-2533 for tickets.
Criterions Jazz Ensemble
April 26 at 7:30pm
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
Graduating Senior Art Exhibition
May 1 - May 17
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts Gallery
Opening Reception: May 1, 5:00 to 8:00pm
May 3 at 7:00pm
Tickets: $5, Call 610-436-2266
19th Annual WCU Poetry Conference
Visit the webpage for more details