What's Happening At Woo U!


This is our final edition of the WooU Newsletter for the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Have a fun and safe summer and we will see you in the fall!

In This Issue

  • Virtual Disney World Tour - TONIGHT
  • WSU Celebration Week
  • $2500 Entrepreneurship Scholarships for All Majors
  • Career Chats
  • Registration Info for "Visual Arts in the Schools" Course
  • Spring Back with Student Affairs
  • Declare a Concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies!
  • Naloxone Phone Survey - Paid Study
  • Virtual Recreation and Wellness
  • 2020 Academic Achievement Awards Virtual Ceremony Live Now
  • Navigating Student Debt: Webinar with the Treasurer's Office

Virtual Disney World Tour - TONIGHT

We will be hosting a virtual Disney World Tour at 5pm TONIGHT! We will be touring the Magic Kingdom, and discussing our favorite Disney rides and characters! Fill out this link to receive the link to the Zoom call.
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WSU Celebration Week

Happy Last Week of Classes!

OSILD is hosting a WSU Celebration Week! We want to see your favorite memories from this year at WSU! Email any pictures from this year to studentinvolvement@worcester.edu and your pictures will be featured on a slideshow on our Instagram at the end of the week!
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$2500 Entrepreneurship Scholarships for All Majors

Name: Elaine Vescio
Email: evescio@worcester.edu

Accepting applications for $2500 entrepreneurship scholarships for the upcoming school year. Incoming and returning students from all majors are encouraged to apply. If you have financial need and an interest in learning about innovation and entrepreneurship, apply here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmXb_sw11vg9QFnG0DGTUfF71MaXGgPf25Pl48wUxvrpJjvg/viewform

Thank you.
Elaine Vescio, Director Center for Entrepreneurship

Graduate and Undergraduate Summer Class

Email: jlynch@worcester.edu

Hello, students,
I hope everyone is well during these strange times! I wanted to pitch my summer class to you. I am teaching a graduate and undergraduate Summer 1 class on how to sell your writing. Although I have sold mostly films in my career, I will also share my experience with finding the best places to send short stories, novels and plays. Even if you are just interested in learning how writers get published, join us!

Stay well!

Professor John Lynch
EN-998-AL2 (086314) ST: Marketing Your Writing
EN-190-AL (086312) ST: Marketing Your Writing

Career Chats

Name: Joanne Marie LaMorticelli
Email: jlamorticelli@worcester.edu

Join the Career Services team for Career Chats every Tuesday and Friday throughout the month of May.
Tuesdays @ 8pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/91642510270
Fridays @ 12pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/98850851175
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Registration Info for "Visual Arts in the Schools" Course

Name: Andrea Binnick
Email: abinnick@worcester.edu

Did you know? Students can register for "Visual Arts in the Schools" course "AR 260 01." Professor Susan Fisher helps students explore a variety of materials in relation to their expressive potential and appropriate use with children. Art making, history and theory will all be covered. Students can create a diverse portfolio of diverse projects. The class is scheduled for Tuesdays from 1:15 - 3:45 p.m. No art experience is needed. This course is offered once a year. Contact sfisher@worcester.edu for more information.

Spring Back with Student Affairs

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Dear Students,

Please mark your calendars for the following "Spring" back with Student Affairs: Virtual Vitality series. We hope you will join us to hear about how to access our services remotely, answer any questions you may have, or just to have some "face time" with your fellow WSU Lancers. It is so important that you stay connected during this difficult time and we want to make this as easy as possible for you.

We also ask that you send in any questions you may have ahead of time so that we may answer them during the zoom call. Don't worry, we won't announce your name, we'll just answer the question(s) you submit so everyone can benefit.

Please send your questions for collection to Bridget Joiner at Bjoiner@worcester.edu.

Friday, May 8, 1-2pm:
Health and Wellness: How to stay active while staying in place.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/510827558
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 510 827 558 (Press # twice)

*Please note if you choose to attend any of the events in the Virtual Vitality series by conference call, your phone number may display to all members attending.

All the Best,
The Student Affairs Team

Declare a Concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies!

Name: Vicki Gruzynski
Email: vgruzynski@worcester.edu

While you're registering for the Fall 2020 semester, consider declaring a concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies! WGSS courses can double-dip with major/minor requirements and LASC requirements, making it easier to complete the concentration. If you'd like to know more, please contact Vicki Gruzynski, Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at vgruzynski@worcester.edu or wgss@worcester.edu.

Naloxone Phone Survey - Paid Study

Name: Vicki Gruzynski
Email: vgruzynski@worcester.edu

Researchers from West Virginia University are currently recruiting participants for a 30-minute phone survey about naloxone (aka. Narcan). We are looking for people currently living in Massachusetts who might have reason to purchase or otherwise obtain naloxone. Please contact us at 617-320-3334 or rebecca.joyce@hsc.wvu.edu to see if you are eligible.

Rebecca Joyce, MPH
Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Naloxone Study
Injury Control Research Center, West Virginia University
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Virtual Recreation and Wellness

Name: Dean Bowen
Email: dbowen2@worcester.edu

Keep moving Worcester State! We've made it past Quebec as a community! As the weather gets nicer and we're able to get outside more don't forget to record your miles to help us cross the USA or even circle the world! Submit your total miles traveled here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiG2mJ1JCrFIHbcalQUVNlFOkCtb1gCSUYCE_Z1yvzGPrdQA/viewform?usp=sf_link) Be sure to be active anytime/anywhere from home! Take a breaks from your exams from home today. You can find an exercise class, and many other Wellness opportunities for the whole family at the below link. Check back often, and be sure to follow us on social media @WSU_RecWellness for the latest offerings, activities, and contests! We will always be adding more! https://www.wsulancers.com/Wellness/Virtual_Recreation_-_Wellness

2020 Academic Achievement Awards Virtual Ceremony Live Now

Name: Henry Theriault
Email: htheriault@worcester.edu

Dear Worcester State Community Members,

Each year, Worcester State University hails students who have excelled in their work at the university at its Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony. In addition to awards recognizing the highest achieving students in each major, other awards recognize various academic feats and related accomplishments. Despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Worcester State is deeply committed to honoring these exceptional students. Thus, on behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Ceremonies Committee, I would like to invite you to our virtual 2020 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony.

The ceremony is a full online listing of the achievement award winners, with information on each award and the biography of each winner. In addition, the two 2020 winners of the Alden Teaching Excellence Award are also recognized on the 2020 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony webpage.

To view the awards and winners, please go to https://www.worcester.edu/Academic-Achievement-Awards/ .

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Strout at sstrout@worcester.edu or 508-929-8119, or Dr. Henry Theriault at htheriault@worcester.edu or 508-929-8938.

Navigating Student Debt: Webinar with Treasurer's Office

Name: Binienda Center for Civic Engagement
Email: Wsu_biniendacenter@worcester.edu
Subject: Navigating Student Debt: Webinar with Treasurer's Office
Date: 05/06/2020
Submitted By: WSC_DOMAIN\mwagner2


Navigating Your Student Debt, a webinar Hosted by Office of Economic Empowerment, Massachusetts State Treasury, is open to all: Tuesday, May 12th at 12:00. RSVP bit.ly/StudentDebtMtt. For more information contact: moneytalk@tre.state.ma.us

Help Us and Get a Chance at $50!

Name: Dean Bowen
Email: dbowen2@worcester.edu

Help us and NIRSA (National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association) gain a better understanding of your habits, behaviors and tendencies related to working out and recreation before, during and after Covid-19. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NIRSA. Be Well!

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development provides a comprehensive co-curricular student experience through leadership development, involvement opportunities, and a diverse array of social, cultural, and educational programs for the entire Worcester State community. All of our programs challenge and encourage students to become empowered, inclusive, and knowledgeable future community and global leaders.