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April 5, 2019 Edition

Attention Faculty and Staff: If you have news of note, events to announce, or other information to share, please contact The Loop editor, Gerri Kennedy, with your news.

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Faculty Events: 
Fri. April 5th

Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony. Come join us for the induction ceremony for Ancell’s new chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma – the international business honor society!

When: Friday, April 5th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Westside Campus Center Ballroom
For more information please click here.

Sat. April 6th
Accepted Students Day is Saturday, April 6th!  Check your email for more information! 
Wed. April 24th

Faculty Innovation Exchange – Tech Scoop! Come join fellow faculty members discussing the use of technology as a way to engage students. 

When: April 24th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: White Hall rm 127

Please RSVP to Aura Lippincott @

Faculty News/Information:
Congratulations to our JLA faculty and students for their amazing research contributions presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting!  

Professor Terry Dwyer gives a full recap of all the great presentations and round table discussions given, highlighting the exceptional research on the part of several JLA faculty and students.

Syllabi Statements regarding Students with Disabilities:

Attached is an example statement from the AccessAbility Office. For further clarification please contact the office directly.  All syllabi should include such a statement.

Commencement Regalia Orders are being taken now through April 12th! 
Use the attached order form to get yours now!
Student News and Events:   (Faculty, please share with your students!)

LEADERSHIP, COMPASSION & CREATIVITY CERTIFICATE (LCCC): The LCCC explores the values of leadership, compassion and creativity across all Student Gallery PosterAffairs disciplines and with people of all communities. Our LCCC students will be able to learn more about how they as students can practice effective leadership in their current roles, civic life, and future careers. Benefits include an official document signed by the university President, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the LCCC Program Director, recognition at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet and at graduation by medal, and networking opportunities with students, staff and faculty. For more information, visit or contact


The Ancell Commons now offers the Presentation Practice Center! 

Help your students prep for their class presentations (which are also needed life skills) Just go to to book an appointment.

Here’s the latest… 

issue of the Gab and Grow! The latest Gab n’ Grow podcast covers the topic of wellness. Come listen to learn about its impact on you and the opportunities to practice it here at WCSU. Brought to you by adjunct professor, Christel Autori.

Save the Date! 

The Western Research Day is coming May 9th.

A great opportunity for your students, please encourage them to present in this great program. For more information click on the picture and here for the letter explaining the program details.. 


April Events:

New Student Resources Available! 

Let your students know about free online LSAT and GMAT exam prep and Microsoft Office training. PrepStep by EBSCO Learning Express, is a learning resource platform for students who are preparing for exams like the LSAT and GMAT exams, or need basic computer skills including Excel or other Office programs, math support, and career information including homeland security or law enforcement. Many resources are available. Please share with your students! Thanks to the Young Library for this great resource!


Faculty (and Student) Resources:

Check out the Ancell Common’s list of training resources for Excel, including Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! For more information please see Elise Budnick or Gerri Kennedy at the Commons or click here.



Microsoft offers free training in the Office products. For Excel training click here:



LinkedIn offers FREE training upon signing up for a free trial. Click here FMI:





MOS Certification – once your students are competent in Excel 2016, encourage them to earn MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)  certification documenting their abilities.  Certiport, the official Microsoft  testing service, offers all the details on how to get certified. Click here or download the attached flyer.

Oracle Academy – Information on how to access this great resource! 

WCSU is an institutional member and here is the link for the instruction page for faculty to register:

Be sure to follow page 1’s instructions to determine which registration process is the most appropriate.

Here’s the link to description of NetSuite for the classroom:

WCSU Community Emergency Response Checklist

The WCSU Police Department has an emergency checklist delineating critical information in the time of an emergency on campus.

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