Weekly Announcements
September 1st, 2017  
Welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and a great first week of
Important Dates/Academic Calendar
Remember that important dates can be found in the WCU Academic Calendar. Go to www.wcupa.edu, click on "Academics" at the top and choose "Calendar."

The drop/add period ends on Tuesday, September 5th. Remember that Monday, September 4th is Labor Day, so the university will be closed and no classes will be held.
Counseling Services

WCU Faculty Psychologist, Dr. Kristin Shelesky, is available for appointments on the Philadelphia Campus on Thursdays from 11AM-6PM. Please email her directly at kshelesky@wcupa.edu to schedule.
APA Workshop

What? APA Style and Writing Workshop
When? Saturday, September 9 th , 2017 at 10AM
Where? Room 305
Who? All students are invited to attend!

The Writing Center invites you to an APA Style and Writing workshop on September 9 th at 10 AM in Room 305.

What is APA Style? Simply put, the American Psychological Association (APA) created a standard ruleset for how to write in the social sciences. By using a set standard for formatting (font, margins, header, etc.), citations (in-text and reference page), and stylistics (clarity, organization, language, point of view, etc.), documents are easier to read and understand. This workshop will be useful for any student who needs to brush-up or learn the basics of APA style.

The workshop will last approximately 2 hours. Lunch will be provided! Please contact Ben Morgan ( bmorgan@wcupa.edu ; 215-560-5986) if you plan to attend. 
Showing of American Violet
o  Thursday, October 19 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Philadelphia Campus, 701 Market St.
o  The movie will be followed by a discussion of human rights at the intersection of criminal justice, social work, and community health. 

American Friends Service Committee’s Waging Peace Banner Exhibit
o  October 2 – 6 | West Chester campus
o  October 11 -13 | Philadelphia campus
o  The exhibit features issues important to social work, including building peace, ending discrimination, addressing prisons, just economies, and immigrant rights.

Practicing Rights: Human Rights-based Approaches to Social Work Practice
o  Thursday, November 9 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Philadelphia Campus, 701 Market St.
o  Dr. David Androff, of Arizona State University, will present how human rights align with social work focal issues such as poverty, health, mental health, child welfare, and working with older adults. 

Stayed tuned for more information about these, and other, exciting events we will be sponsoring this semester.

Black Minds Matter Webinar Series

T his fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free online "public course" titled BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success. This "public course" is presented in the form of a free eight-part webinar series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate.
These sessions will occur between 4:30pm to 5:30pm Pacific Time, unless otherwise specified, beginning October 23, 2017 to December 11, 2017 . During this hour, you may expect opening commentary from J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field. Some of the many guest speakers and interviewees will include:

For more information, including guest speakers that you will hear from, and to register, please go to:  jlukewood.com/bmm

Contact Marcie Cohen, WCU Philly Coordinator of Student Support, at mcohen@wcupa.edu or (267) 386-3014
Have a great weekend!
A West Chester University education in the heart of Center City!