January 2017
In This Issue:

Spring Involvement Fair

Meet Your Major

Spring Career Fair

WCU Parents Fund

Scholarship for Women

Upcoming Events

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Parents Fund

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Graduate Information Session

First Day of Spring Semester

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day

Painting with a Purpose

Last Day to Drop/Add Classes

Miss WCU Scholarship Organization Pageant

Murder Mystery Dinner
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Spring Involvement Fair

Is your student interested in getting more involved on WCU's campus?
If so, they are in luck!

Spring Involvement Fair
Wednesday, February 1st
10:00am - 3:00pm

Sykes Student Union Ballrooms

Meet Your Major

Major & Career Exploration and Decision-Making Workshops 

Tuesdays, February 14th and 21st from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Career Development Center, 225 Lawrence

Students who have not yet declared a major are invited to attend both workshop sessions in which they will complete the Strong Interest Inventory; a career counselor will interpret the results and educate the students about how to use the self-assessment information in major selection and career exploration.

Majors Fair

Tuesday, March 7th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sykes Student Union Ballroom A

Open to all WCU studnets, the culminating event for the series is a Majors Fair. At this event, students can connect with a variety of academic department representatives and learn more about program requirements.

Spring Career Fair

Get your student thinking towards their future...

This year's Spring Career Fair will be held on
Wednesday, February 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm in Sykes Ballrooms.

While your student is there, they can get their LinkedIn profile picture taken in
Sykes Rooms 209 and 210 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

Business and Communications Career Fair

During the semester, employers will set up information tables in Sykes and Lawrence to promote their job and internship opportunities and to field questions from students. For a complete listing of employers that will be hosting information tables, students may visit the events section of their Ram Career Network account.

For more information regarding WCU career fairs and events, please click here.

Parents Fund

The Parents Fund supports projects that directly impact your student's environment and educational experience. These projects are designed to promote, satisfy, comfort, and create a home away from home for WCU students. Over the past 20 years, parents have contributed nearly $50,000 to fund many important projects on campus including:

  • Emergency funds for students' unexpected financial crises, including funds for housing, food, textbooks and tuition
  • Emergency telephones strategically located around campus
  • Computers in the residence halls
  • Automatic external defibrillators in locations frequented by students
  • Improved campus safety, including increased police presence on streets frequented by students

Now and in the Future, parent support is needed to help maintain student emergency scholarships, university enhancements, extracurricular activities, and provide additional campus security.

Double your impact! When you make a contribution to the Parents Fund, your company may match your gift. Click here to see if your company matches gifts.

Scholarship for Women

Women in Leadership and Service Scholarship 
Women in Leadership and Service (WILS) is a volunteer advisory board to the WCU Foundation. The mission of WILS is to empower and shape present and future generations of women students at West Chester University through leadership, mentorship, service and philanthropy.

This year, Women in Leadership and Service will award a $5,000 scholarship to assist a woman student who demonstrates leadership and service qualities. Deadline for the application is January 31, 2017.

Please click here for the application. 

Upcoming Events

Graduate Information Session
Thursday, January 19th
6:00pm in Sykes Theater
Click here for more information.

First Day of Spring 2017 Semester
Monday, January 23rd 

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day
Thursday, January 26th

Click here for more details.

Painting with a Purpose
Sunday, January 29th

Click here for more information.

Last Day to Drop/Add Class
Monday, January 30th

Miss WCU Scholarship Organization Pageant
Saturday, February 4th
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Murder Mystery Dinner
February 10th 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Click here for more details and registration.

West Chester University Foundation - P.O. Box 541 - West Chester, PA 19381 - 610-436-2868
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