Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome Back Recap!

Hello! Hello! Welcome back to all of the returning graduate students and welcome home to everyone new. I hope you had an absolutely AMAZING summer break. I took a class this summer but was able to put my toes in the sand a few times so I am grateful. I am having a difficult time getting back into the swing of things this semester. It is probably because IT IS MY LAST ONE! I apologize for my obnoxious excitement in the previous statement. I am anticipating the bittersweet goodbye come December.
I did want to take a moment and recap the end of the spring semester. It was time for the GSA board to host elections so GSA now has a brand new board which is exciting! I’m happy for them and anticipating a wonderful year. We hosted Graduate Student Appreciation week in April. That was great because we were able to give dinner, cupcakes, and great prizes to both main campus and the Philly campus. The students seemed to really enjoy the week. Check out some photos below.

May Graduate Commencement 2014 was great of course! I will post photos in a separate post for people to see.

Some pretty exciting things have been happening at WCU. For starters, the Masters of Public Administration program has earned international accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. Our program is one of only four programs to have earned this accreditation. That is an awesome accomplishment for that department! If you would like to read more about it I will post the link below.

There is now Exton Shuttle Services which were available for the Spring 2014 semester and will be available again beginning this Monday, August 25th
·         There will be 3 shuttles coming from Exton Station to WCU Monday through Friday.
·         You will not need to use the reservation system to reserve a seat.
·         Shuttle service will now be available from the Church Street Station to Exton Station in the morning and the afternoon.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the Transportation Services Office at 610-436-1053 or 610-436-2442 between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm or check out the website at  Questions after 3:00 pm should be directed to the Office for External Operations at 610-436-2577.

Since we are on the topic of buses; the bus from main campus to the Graduate Business Center (GBC) will be returning this year! It will be departing from Church St. every half hour beginning at 3:30pm. The last bus will leave the GBC at 10:15pm. If you have any questions, you can email or contact Transportation at 610-436-1053.

The GSA is hosting their first social of the year on September 17th from 6-10pm at Sidebar on Gay Street. They always throw super fun events so I am excited! 

Lastly, I began internship this week and saw a cool quote in my supervisor's office. I figured it could be applied to yet another semester and pushing ahead regardless of the struggle. 

I will be back shorty to share the commencement photos.