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WCSU seeks support for students affected by COVID-19 crisis

Friends of Western Connecticut State University are helping students by donating to the WCSU COVID-19 Call to Action Appeal. You can help the WCSU Foundation provide support for students hit by the effects of the pandemic. Many have lost jobs because their workplaces closed. Others are supporting family members who are now out of work.

With some well-timed assistance, our students will not have to choose between life’s necessities or continuing their education. We hope that you will consider making a gift, of any amount, to support WCSU students.

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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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