Weekly Announcements
March 2nd, 2018
Facebook Contest Beginning Monday, March 5th

If you haven't yet liked "West Chester University in Philadelphia" on Facebook, now is the time!

We will have a month-long contest beginning Monday, March 5th based on your responses to our Facebook posts. Click here to visit our page, like us, and be on the lookout for each week's contest post!
Spring Cleaning Donations Drive for Welcome House

Welcome House is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Clubhouse for adults in Delaware County PA. Welcome House is a program that offers individuals with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential in the working, learning, and social environments of their choice. West Chester University donations will support the Welcome House Thrift Shop.

We are collecting the following items (new or gently used):
  • Women's Clothing (regular and plus sizes)
  • Men's Clothing (all sizes)
  • Men's and Women's Footwear
  • CDs and DVDs

Please drop off donations to the donation box in the reception area of our Academic & Classroom Suite by April 1st. Thank you!
Financial Aid Appointments on the Philadelphia Campus

There are still appointments available to meet with Dan McIlhenny, Sr. Associate Director for Financial Aid, on the Philadelphia Campus on March 19th and 20th between 3:00 and 8:00pm. Appointments will be scheduled in 20-minute increments, so please request appointments on the hour, at 20 minutes after the hour, or 40 minutes after the hour. For example, the first three appointments will be held at 3:00PM, 3:20PM, and 3:40PM.

To schedule, contact Marcie Cohen with your preferred date and time, as well as a brief description of what you'd like to speak with Dan about so that he may prepare for your appointment in advance.
Campus Philly's Online Job and Internship Fair - March 19-29
On the WCU in Philadelphia Campus:

Growth Mindset Workshop - March 5th, 5:00-5:50pm
On Monday, March 5 th , 5:00-5:50pm, Dr. Loretta Rieser-Danner, WCU Professor of Psychology and Interim Associate Provost for Student Success will present a workshop on “ Growth Mindset: An Important Component of Academic and Professional Tenacity .” RSVP to Ben Morgan at bmorgan@wcupa.edu .

Senior Portraits - March 5th and 6th
Senior Portraits for students graduating in May/August will be held on the Philadelphia Campus on March 5th and 6th from 2:00-9:00pm. Go to www.ouryear.com and enter school code 887112 to schedule .

Coffee Chat and Tour for Prospective Students, March 6th, 12-12:30pm
Do you have friends, family members, or coworkers interested in your degree program? Invite them to one of WCU Philadelphia’s coffee chats! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the degree programs at the Philadelphia campus and tour the Academic Suite and Student Success Center. The 30-minute session offers an informal way to get a snapshot of the student experience in less time than it takes to eat lunch. Help them find out how WCU Philadelphia can support students in achieving their personal and professional goals at the next coffee chat. Click here for registration page. or email WCU in Philadelphia Recruiter, Kelly Smack, at ksmack@wcupa.edu .

Green Dot Training (Students) - Saturday, April 7th, 9:30am-3:30pm, room 5
Do you want to be part of a community where violence is not tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part? If your answer is yes, then join the over 1000 WCU students, faculty, and staff who joined the Green Dot Movement!
Learn more about the Green Dot Movement at www.wcupa.edu/greendot .
Please click here to register for the April 7 th training (registration IS required). 

For more WCU in Philadelphia events, visit our Calendar at www.wcupa.edu/philly!

On the WCU West Chester Campus

DubC Film Race, begins April 6th: The 48HRFR is a 48-Hour Student Video Competition open to all currently registered West Chester University and Cheyney University undergraduate students.
The 48HRFR is a creative arts opportunity where students team up with friends and produce a short film – write it, shoot it, edit it, and produce it...all in just 48 hours! Student teams gather,  pre-register , and then will actually draw to find out their genre, a prop, and other film elements. Once you have your those key elements... GO! Students have 48 hours to turn around a 3-5 minute professionally crafted film. The films are then judged by professionals in the industry and awarded cash and swag prizes from West Chester Film Festival and others. *Kick-off event can be livestreamed on the Philadelphia Campus, but one representative from each team will need to attend the Awards Reception on April 19th.

Click here for more information, and let Marcie Cohen know if you are interested (in addition to completing the pre-registration form linked above).
Questions?

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