What's Happening At Woo U!


Every week, the What's Happening at Woo U Newsletter shares upcoming events, programs, and opportunities with students, staff, and faculty.

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In This Issue

  • Registration Information for the Fall Semester
  • Live Zoom Workshops with Academic Success to Help with Advising and Registration
  • Urban Studies Fall 2020 Practicum Schedule
  • Healthcare 2020: Emerging Trends and Challenges
  • Foster a Family
  • Live Music Friday on Facebook
  • Virtual Guided Zoom Tour of the National Aquarium
  • Remote Career Services
  • Recreation and Wellness Programming
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 15th

Registration Information for the Fall Semester

Recognizing the difficulties facing academic advisees and advisers in planning for fall 2020 course selection, the university has approved changes to the advising week/pre-registration period this semester.

The dates and sequence of academic pre-registration are changed to the following:

Pre-Registration for Fall 2020

  • Pre-registration for undergraduate students will be moved back eight days, as follows:

    • Seniors, April 21: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 110+credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m. (R): 100-109 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 90-99 credits
    • Juniors, April 22: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 80-89 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m. (R): 70-79 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 60-69 credits
    • Sophomores, April 23: 6.a.m (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 50-59 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11am (R): 40-49 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2p.m. (R): 30-39 credits
    • First-Years, April 24: 6 a.m. (W), 8:15 a.m. (R): 20-29 credits; 9 a.m. (W), 11 a.m., (R): 10-19 credits; 12 p.m. (W), 2 p.m. (R): 0-9 credits

Students are urged to make contact with their Advisors as soon as possible, through whatever method their Advisor recommends. We hope that the extra time granted this semester will produce a good outcome for academic advising and timely student progress in degree programs.

Live Zoom Workshops with Academic Success to Help with Advising and Registration

Contact: Tammy Tebo

Email: tebo1@worcester.edu

The Academic Success Center can assist you in the Advising and Registration process for FALL 2020. Join us next week for LIVE Zoom Workshops. We will review the Advising process, course look up and Degree Audit in WebAdvisor. We will also stay on for any questions you have about summer courses, Placement Testing or whatever you need!

See the attachment (and below) for the Zoom links to each event.


Wednesday April 8

3pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/741570272

7pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/482366646

Thursday April 9

3pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/912743662

7pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/225650780

Friday April 10

3pm: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/423254669

Urban Studies Fall 2020 Practicum Schedule

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Healthcare 2020: Emerging Trends and Challenges

Name: Laura Bothwell
Email: lbothwell@worcester.edu

Live Webinar

Healthcare 2020: Emerging Trends and Challenges

Please join us for an in-depth exploration of trends in national health expenditures, the status of the health insurance markets, updates on the Affordable Care Act, projections regarding the healthcare workforce, and a discussion of various Medicare for All proposals.

April 13 2:00-3:30

Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/18189626399403533

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Speaker: Dr. John W. Rowe
Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthFrom 2000 until late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation's leading health care and related benefits organizations. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation's largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital.

Sponsored by:
Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan Honors Program
Office of the Dean, School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
Health Sciences Department
Nursing Department
Occupational Therapy Department

Foster a Family

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

There is a new program, started by a college student, called Foster a Family. If you are looking to help out during the Covid 19 crisis, you can sign up to 'be a helper' at https://fosterafamily.wixsite.com.

Live Music Friday on Facebook

Name: Kyle Martin
Email: kmartin@worcester.edu
Subject: LIve Music Friday on Facebook
Date: 04/05/2020
Submitted By:


Professor Carlos Odria, an acclaimed and highly accomplished guitarist/composer, will be performing live via Facebook this Friday, April 10 from 11:00am-11:30am

Facebook Live: @VPAatWorcesterState
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Spring Back into Student Affairs!

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.

Thursday, April 9, 3-4pm:
Student Affairs services and how to access these services remotely.
Julie Kazarian, Dean of Students
Dawn Eades, Associate Dean of Student Engagement.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/917274671
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 917 274 671 (Press # twice)

Wednesday, April 15, 2-3pm:
Counseling Services: How to stay mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/216132704
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 216 132 704 (Press # twice)

Tuesday, April 21, 11am-12pm:
Student Accessibility Services: Tips for Transitioning to Remote Learning and a brief guide to assistive technology.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/766555935
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 766 555 935 (Press # twice)

Monday, April 27, 12-1pm:
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development: How to stay socially engaged in your clubs and with your fellow lancers from 6+ feet away.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/635992000
*Join by Conference Call: 1-646-876-9923/Meeting ID: 635 992 000 (Press # twice)

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

Remote Career Services

Name: Jillian Anderson
Email: janderson2@worcester.edu

Career Services is able to support your career needs over the phone, by email or video. Please make an appointment through LancerLink powered by Handshake in the Student Portal.
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Recreation and Wellness Programming

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

Woo State Runs the World: A (Social) Distance Project Let's come together as a community and see how far we can get. It will take a collective 2,802 miles to get us across the USA and 24,901 miles to get us around the world. Run, walk, or hike your way to help us come together. Log your miles with this form: https://forms.gle/Pjt1cRqCNudWgq9R

Quarantine Quiz Show Want a chance to connect to students at other schools? Join schools around the country in our weekly trivia game on Twitch for a chance to win prizes! Create a Twitch account and follow Rec Without Borders and join in every Wednesday night at 8pm EST in the month of April! https://www.twitch.tv/recwithoutborders

Check out @Wsu_RecWellness Instagram Stories for Woo Wellness Bracket Updates

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Name: Sarah Valois
Email: svalois@worcester.edu

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Follow the WSU SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) Instagram account @wsusave for facts, self care tips, reporting options and other resources throughout the month of April. Join us in raising awareness and supporting survivors. #SAAM #WSUSAVE #StartByBelieving #ThatsNotLove #ItsOnUs
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Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 15th

Name: Louise Taylor
Email: ltaylor1@worcester.edu

Through our online application system we automatically match you with all of the available scholarships for which you are qualified based on the answers you provide on the general application - the process is QUICK, EASY and beneficial. Most awards are $1000 or more. Awards are for the Fall 2020 semester. Deadline has been extended to May 15th. Apply now. Go to www.worcester.edu/scholarships

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.