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Hard work wins accreditation for WCSU Department of Art

For the past four years, the faculty and staff of the Western Connecticut State University Department of Art has focused their energies on earning accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for WCSU. Catherine Vanaria, associate professor of Art and chair of the department, worked closely with her colleagues to answer questions, guide tours for the visiting accrediting team, and make suggested adjustments. In May, the department received notification that it had been approved. The program is now one of five accredited departments in the state, joining University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport, Hartford Art School and University of New Haven. And it is the only Connecticut state university to achieve the distinction

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WCSU Health Promotion Studies program earns national accreditation

The Health Promotion Studies bachelor’s degree program at Western Connecticut State University has received the prestigious accreditation of the Council on Education for Public Health affirming that the undergraduate curriculum meets the rigorous academic standards required for the CEPH seal of approval. The council, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health nationwide, recently informed WCSU President Dr. John Clark and Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences (HPX) Chair Dr. Robyn Housemann that the demanding three-year review process by CEPH has concluded successfully with the CEPH Board of Councilors vote on Sept. 7, 2018,  to award accreditation to the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies program at WCSU.

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WCSU earns prestigious AACSB accreditation for business school

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) today announced that it has granted accreditation to the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University. The designation places WCSU among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world, said Ancell Dean Dr. David G. Martin.

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WCSU has "Best Undergraduate Theatre Program in Connecticut" for 2018

All over this country, there are fantastic programs that are teaching young artists the crafts of acting, directing, musical theatre, design, etc. While some programs have been doing it for decades, others are fast up and comers. With every new theatre program, comes the opportunity for interest in the performing arts to multiply. So with this in mind, given the amount of annual research we do at OnStage Blog in college theatre programs, we wanted to find the best in each state. Using criteria consisting of tuition, facilities, academic rigorousness, performing opportunities, career support, location, among others here are our picks for the best undergraduate programs in each state of this great nation.

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