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 is This Week!
  • Campus Ambassadors Virtual Events
  • Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault by Wearing Denim on April 29th!
  • Recreation and Wellness Programming
  • Spring Back with Student Affairs
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Upcoming Governance Statement
  • Meditation Zoom Call and Mindfulness Blog
  • Declare a Concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies!
  • VPA Presents: Virtual Student Thesis Exhibit, opens online edition of Extreme ART-ery
  • Rocket League live tournament

Registration is This Week!

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

Campus Ambassador Virtual Events

Name: Elizabeth Cernoia
Email: ecernoia@worcester.edu

Campus Ambassadors Christian Community wants you to stay connected. Pop in and say hello!

Tuesday Hangout!
Come hang out and catch up with WSU/FSU friends. Maybe we'll talk about corona, maybe we'll talk about the fact that a group of penguins on land is called a waddle ?? Who knows?! Join us.

Wednesday Prayer!
Join us as we come together to pray. (Or just DM your prayer needs to us on Instagram and we have you covered. #WooStateCA)

Thursday Hangout!
One hangout just wasn't enough. Same idea as Tuesday hangouts, just another one at a different time. Join us.

Saturday Movie Nights:
We're hosting Netflix Watch Parties.

Sunday Mornings:
We want you to stay connected to local churches. We have a list of churches that are hosting devotionals and online streaming

YouVersion Bible plans:
We're going through Bible plans together. Check out the options with the link below.

Here is the link that will get you to all the info in one place:

Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault by Wearing Denim on April 29th!

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Recreation and Welness Programming

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

Hey all you cool cats and kittens have you checked out some of the great things we have lined up for you over at the Recreation and Wellness pages? @wsu_recandwellness on Instagram and Twitter and https://www.wsulancers.com/Wellness/Virtual_Recreation_-_Wellness for a comprehensive list of all great opportunities and resources.

Anything you don't see, but want to see? Reach out to Brittany (brende@worcester.edu) or Dean (dbowen2@worcester.edu) and we'll chat with you more!

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.

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

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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Upcoming Governance Meetings

Upcoming Governance Meetings: The next meetings of the Academic Policy Committee, the University Curriculum Committee, and the All University Committee have been scheduled as shown below. All members of the WSU community are welcome to attend.


Professor Bonnie Kanner, Chair

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm

REVISED Agenda: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hTijY9zei1LHFcRpp_Hb93ofiPt89nQr

Zoom Link: https://worcester.zoom.us/j/98597515680

Meeting ID: 985 975 15680


Professor Dennis Quinn, Chair

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Time: 2:30 – 4:00

REVISED Agenda: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VLUxoAlfe9_1ZV6V9Zk_9_7BPEiIB1BA

Zoom Link: https://worcester.zoom.us/s/97530590661

Meeting ID: 975 305 0661


Professor Michelle Corbin, Chair

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time: 2:30 – 4:00

Agenda: Details will be shared when available.

Zoom Link: Will be provided when available.

An updated list of members and the dates, times, and locations of future meetings is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w_7zDFJ352Txz7HOSv89oGaytgnOJVy2

Meditation Zoom Call and Mindfulness Blog

Name: Michaela White
Email: mwhite11@worcester.edu

The Mindfulness Meditation Group is inviting you to join in on a meditation zoom call, Wednesday 4/29 from 4:30-5:30 where you and fellow Worcester State peers will be led in a few guided meditations as you sit in your own space. The information to join the meeting is below:

Mindfulness Meditation
Wednesday, April 29?4:30 - 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 933 5488 6325

The Mindfulness Meditation president, Michaela White, has also created a mindfulness meditation blog which you can utilize at https://mindfulnessmeditation2020.wordpress.com for some mindfulness inspiration.

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.

VPA Presents: Virtual Student Thesis Exhibit, opens online edition of Extreme ART-ery

Name: Andrea Binnick
Email: abinnick@worcester.edu

The Visual and Performing Arts Department and the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery are presenting a virtual edition of the 2020 Student Thesis Exhibition, an online video featuring artwork by Seniors Madeline Bastug, Alyaa Dawood, Sara DiBello, Hannah Muggeo, Meaghan Riedle, Judy Roy, Katelyn Seguin, and Danielle Williams. In addition to showcasing the students' visual art, we're pleased to feature original music composition by VPA Music Seniors Anthony Marzilli and Renae Rehnihan, with additional music composition by VPA student Jacob Poitras '22. To watch this moving exhibit, please visit: https://www.worcester.edu/Mary-Cosgrove-Dolphin-Gallery/.

The 2020 Student Thesis Exhibition opens VPA's virtual edition of Extreme ART-ery, an initiative that aims to bring a variety of visual and performing arts pieces, collections, and stories - from our homes to yours during these unprecedented times - through May 5 via our social media pages. The work from our students and professors will be made available on Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState, and on Instagram and Twitter @WSUVPA.
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Rocket League Live Tournament

Hello Again Friends!

Our first "MARS and Friends" Rocket League live tournament on 4/11 was such a success that we've expanded a second offering for this weekend. Attached is the flyer. There is a 64-team bracket for competitive players, and a 32-team bracket for casual players (all teams of 3). If you want/need to know how many of "your" students participated in the event, email either myself or Joe Nichols (copied) then we will get that info for you. Two weeks ago we had 64 teams register with 12 on the waiting list. We are hoping for another strong turnout! Tournament registration begins at the Boston Beanpot IMLeagues network page.

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 PM

Brittany Rende

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.