What's Happening At Woo U!

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Follow Student Involvement on our Social Media accounts below to find out more information about what's happening at WSU!

Save the Date: Blood Drive

Name: Dean Bowen
Email: dbowen2@worcester.edu


Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Your one donation can save up to 3 lives.

Save The Date! WSU's next Blood Drive is scheduled for Wed. Sept. 25th from 10-4 in Sheehan Multi-Purpose Room.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals as fast as they come in. Patients are counting us to help meet their needs.

Mail Center Information

Students, Residents and Commuters please remember to Address any packages/envelopes, you are initiating or receiving from others, to your 'On-Campus Self' as follows:



Student FULL Name

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

ATTN: Your WSU Network Username


Packages can be picked up in the Mail Center. You will receive an email from WSU when your package has arrived and been logged into the campus system - the email will include pickup information. The Mail Center can be found on the 1st Floor of the LRC*129 during the hours of 7:30am to 3:00pm. The Mail Center is not open holidays or weekends.


Regular USPS mail (non-packages) will be available for pickup in the Residence Life & Housing Office (Sheehan Hall*101), remember to check-in regularly as receipt notifications are not sent out.

Placement Testing Changes

Name: Andrew Goodwin
Email: agoodwin3@worcester.edu

The Academic Success Center will now offer all PLACEMENT testing by appointment only. Appointments for placement testing in Math, English, and Foreign Languages can be booked using the online scheduler available at the link below:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UU5XdHRwTVFjZkJIfGRlZmF1bHR8NDZhOWM4NTFmZDkyZGFjNTMzMDc4ZjI2NDA4YTdjYmM


To schedule CLEP Tests or if you have any other questions please reach out to our office at: ASCTesting@worcester.edu or by phone at 508-929-8139.

If you are student with a documented disability and would like to request accommodations for placement testing you must submit a request to Student Accessibility Services. The Director of Student Accessibility Services may review your supporting disability documentation first in order to approve any placement test accommodations. You may reach Student Accessibility Services at sas@Worcester.edu or 508-929-8733.

Wellness Center Waiver

Name: Dean Bowen
Email: dbowen2@worcester.edu


The Recreation & Wellness Team at the Wellness Center are getting excited to see you back this fall. Before your first visit back to the Wellness Center/DeFeudis Fitness Center please be sure to follow these steps to complete your liability waiver*;
-Go to wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu
-Click Log In at the top right
-Choose the WSU LOG IN button
-Use your Worcester State University credentials
-You will then be automatically redirected back to the Wellness Center Portal
-The waiver of liability will automatically appear, if not, there will be an alert/notification at the top right to complete the Liability Waiver
-Read, and complete the waiver with your signature
-Click into the signature box at the bottom (left side)
-Using your mouse, mouse-pad, or finger on touchscreen/mobile device sign your name
-Click Save
-Click Sign Now after you have returned to the full Liability Waiver and you see your signature recorded

This will save you time and unnecessary frustration upon your return. If it is not completed prior to your first visit, our system will prompt you upon entry ultimately delaying your workout/access.

*The waiver will only need to be completed once per academic year.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Free Women's Self Defense Class

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu


Classes are Mondays 4-7pm Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7th

The FREE women's self defense class sponsored by University Police is back! Learn the skills to protect yourself. Taught by licensed members of the WOO State Community utilizing the internationally recognized RAD System of Self-Defense. Come fight like a girl!

Register at http://wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu/
Click on 'programs', and click on 'instructional'

Questions contact Don Brickman at dbrickman@worcester.edu.

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship

Name: Jayne McGinn
Email: jmcginn@worcester.edu

WSU Financial Aid Office can submit applications for this scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic year. If you are a permanent resident of a rural area (15,000 or fewer inhabitants) in Massachusetts and meet the other criteria listed below please visit the Financial Aid Office for an application.

The deadline to submit an application to the FAO is October 11, 2019.

The Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship provides scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need who are from rural areas of Massachusetts and attend public institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Who Is Eligible to apply?

A student enrolled in an eligible program and meeting the following requirements:
-Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year and be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen eligible under Federal Title IV regulations.
-Be in compliance with state law regarding Selective Service Registration.
-Not be in default of any Federal or State Loan for attendance at any institution nor owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
-Provide evidence of documented financial need as measured by a federally approved system of needs analysis (complete the 2019/2020 FAFSA process).
-Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in an eligible program as defined by the institution.
-Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress according to institutional standards, with at least an annual review.
-Be a permanent resident of a Massachusetts "rural" area (15,000 or fewer inhabitants).

Group Exercise Classes in the Wellness Center

Name: Dean Bowen
Email: dbowen2@worcester.edu


Don't miss out on staying Well this semester. Join us for one of the many Group Exercise classes this semester. From Yoga to Zumba, from CycleFit to Pound- we've offer something for everyone. More details at wsulancers.com, register 48 hours before the start of class at wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu.

Intramural Signups

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu


Interested in playing Flag Football, 4x4 Volleyball or Tennis at the Woo? Sign ups are open NOW! Head to IMLeauges.com/WorcesterState to register your team today!

Any questions contact Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu)

LASC Announcement

Name: Director of LASC
Email: LASC@worcester.edu


Hello Students,
Please remember to use the LASC email (lasc@worcester.edu) for all LASC business. This will allow me to quickly and more efficiently deal with LASC concerns.

Before you contact LASC please discuss issues with your academic advisor (they know a great deal about LASC) and the study abroad office if appropriate.

When you initially contact LASC, make sure to use your WSU email and include your Student ID number.

Thanks & best wishes for a smooth reentry.

Merrimack College Masters Program in Community Engagement

Name: Binienda Center for Civic Engagement
Email: Wsu_biniendacenter@worcester.edu

The Merrimack College Master's degree in Community Engagement is offering scholarships and fellowships and is delivered fully online. WSU has had 3 students go through this program and succeeded. For more information and to register, please contact Alex Harrigan at harrigana@merrimack.edu

Amnesty International Club

Name: Antonio Guijarro
Email: aguijarrodonadios@worcester.edu

Hello, would you like to be part of the amazing WSU Amnesty International Club? We are in need of a treasurer for the club. You would be part of an awesome international organization, plus it will look great on your resume!

Please contact Emily Lavin (elavin3@worcester.edu) or Dr. Guijarro-Donadios (aguijarrodonadios@worcester.edu).

Thank you!

Amazon Packages

Attention Students!


When ordering from Amazon, please put SIGNATURE REQUIRED on the item. There have been multiple items left all over campus, and we are concerned that items are getting lost or stolen.


Thanks.

Sophomore Students Needed

Name: Elisabeth Reed
Email: ereed4@worcester.edu

Looking for Worcester State University sophomore students (30-59 credits) to participate in an interview discussing their high school to college transition. Interviews will last approximately one hour on campus between September and October 2019. If you are interested or looking for more information, please contact Elisabeth Reed at ereed4@worcester.edu.

Up to Us

Name: Binienda Center for Civic Engagement
Email: Wsu_biniendacenter@worcester.edu

Up to Us
Tackling National Debt
$21+Trillion

"Of a Generation for a Generation"
Up to Us is National program to harness the ideas, creativity, and energy of students nationwide. We are taking initiative to raise awareness and generate action around an issue that greatly affects the financial future of the United States - the long term national debt.

For more information and to join, contact our team captains: Sophia Palmacci spalmacci@worcester.edu or Amiya Phillips aphillips4@worcester.edu

And please: Sign the Pledge:
Our goal is for 500 people in the Worcester State Community to sign this pledge:
http://www.itsuptous.org/get-involved/pledge

Senate Elections

Name: Stephen Lenane
Email: slenane@worcester.edu

Elections for SGA and Student Senate are quickly approaching!
Voting begins on September 17, from 9am until 3pm in the Sullivan T and from 4pm until 7pm outside the POD. As well as, September 18, from 9am until 3pm at the top of the ramp on the first floor of the Student Center. Make sure you stop by to cast your vote!