What's Happening At Woo U!


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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:


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.

Study Abroad Fair

Name: Victoria Porteiro-Cejas
Email: vporteirocejas@worcester.edu

Visit the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, September 17 from 10am-2:30pm in the Multipurpose Room in Sheehan Hall!

Explore all of your options abroad and in the US.

Come for information on short-term programs, study abroad opportunities and the National Student Exchange.

Meet representatives from nearly 20 WSU affiliated providers and talk with WSU students who have studied away.

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.

Local Election

Name: Professor Julian Berrian
Email: jberrian@worcester.edu

With Tuesday's local election quickly approaching, The Center for Community Media at Worcester State University reached out to non-incumbent candidates for the city's school committee. Those who could schedule visits to our facility were interviewed about their visions for Worcester's public schools.

To watch these video interview segments, entitled 'Political Profiles of Worcester', visit the Center for Community Media's social media page at www.facebook.com/MediaWSU

Also featured on the center's social media page is Professor Daniel Hunt's 'The Beat', a student-hosted talk show covering campus-based and citywide events.

Women's Open Gym

Name: Karen Tessmer
Email: ktessmer@worcester.edu

Any women interested in playing pick up basketball this fall see the Wellness Center facility schedule for Open Gym times on Monday, Tues. and Thursday. Also, if you are interested in trying out for the Women's Basketball team, see Coach Tessmer or attend tonight's informational meeting from 5:15-6:00pm in WC Room 201.

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.

Auditions for Chorale and Romeo and Juliet

Name: Lyn Branscomb
Email: lbranscomb@worcester.edu

Audition for the WSU Chorale and/or Romeo and Juliet

Audition for Romeo and Juliet. Pick up sides in the Theatre Design Center A369 or in the VPA office LRC325. Performances take place Nov. 21 - 24.
Sept. 9 auditions are for freshmen and transfers
Sept.10 auditions are open call
Sept. 11 auditions are for movement and call backs
Please email Adam Zahler at azahler@worcester.edu for more information.

Audition for the WSU Chorale - Auditions are open for all voice parts - bass, alto, tenor, soprano. Please email Christie Nigro for more information at cnigro@worcester.edu. -- Follow us on social media: Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState, Twitter and Instagram @WSUVPA, blog The Artful Lancer at WSUVPA.wordpress.com. Get information direct to your mailbox. Sign up for the VPA mailing list: http://bit.ly/2lXZ6s7

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