What's Happening At Woo U!

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Free Tax Software for WSU Community

The WSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers a Free Self Assistance program to do your taxes.

- Secure, private, easy to use
- Free for all levels of income, all states, all forms
- Available in English and Spanish
- Software and support provided by TaxSlayer

Use this link to get started with the WSU Free Self Assistance (FSA) tax program:

http://bit.ly/wsufsa

Questions? vita@worcester.edu

Alden Teaching Lecture

Name: Emily
Email: cteachlearn@worcester.edu

Please join Dr. Syamak Moattari and Dr. Timothy Murphy for their Alden Excellence in Teaching Award Lecture "Community-Based Participatory Learning and Action".

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 2:30-4:15
Where: Student Center, North/South Rm C*112.

Please RSVP to this event via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/AldenLecture2019 or by emailing cteachlearn@worcester.edu

Sneak Peek Inside A Marketing Campaign

Name: Sarah McMaster
Email: smcmaster@worcester.edu

Are you interested in business, marketing, communications, digital media, or design?

Are you curious about how the university recruits new students each semester through marketing efforts?

Would you like to participate in the process or learn more about it?

The university's marketing agency will be on campus on January 22 to present a new recruitment marketing campaign concept. Come see sample advertisements and weigh in!

This 45-minute session will cover how the marketing campaign concept for the university was developed and share sample advertisements. We'd love to hear from you!

When: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 2 -3 pm
Where: Student Center, Foster Room, C318

Poetry Reading

Please join us on Thursday, 1/23/20 in the Seminar Room, S-312,
from 3:00-5:00 to read your own poems or poems of others that sustain you. Come, and if you prefer, listen to others. The reading is open to all in the WSU community (students, faculty and staff) and the community at large. Let's celebrate what can be found in poems. One Poem .series is meant to foster a community of writers, readers, and listeners. Please join us.

Free Women's Self Defense

FREE self-defense class sponsored by the University Police department. Learn the skills to protect yourself. Taught by licensed members of the #WOO State Community utilizing the internationally recognized RAD Systems of Self-Defense.

Classes are being offered Tuesdays 1-3pm or Thursdays 4-6pm. To Pre-register: Go to http://wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu/
click on "programs", and click on "instructional".

Any questions email Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu) or Lt. Don Brickman (dbrickman@worcester.edu).

Fighting Anti-Semitism and Celebrating Jewish Culture: January 28, 2020

Please join us as we come together, in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters, to fight anti-Semitism and celebrate Jewish Culture.

All are welcome! Food will be provided.

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Group Exercise Classes & Pink Gloves Boxing

Join Recreation & Wellness with some of our most popular programming! If you missed it last semester, don't miss out this spring with classes like Pink Gloves Boxing, Zumba Toning, Kickboxing, Yoga, CycleFit and more! Classes begin today 1/21, space is limited. No experience necessary, and did we mention they are free (except for PGB). Register at wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu. More information at https://wsulancers.com.

Rescheduling of Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity and MA Undergraduate Research Conference Sessions

The sessions on the April 24, 2020, Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference and April 29, 2020, WSU Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity to be held Tuesday, 1/21, 2:30-3:30 pm, and Monday, 1/27, 2-3 pm, have been rescheduled to Thursday, 1/23, 11:30-12:30, and Monday, 1/27, 3-4 pm. Both of the rescheduled sessions will be held in Administration Building Room 357.

Sessions are open to faculty members and students, and will go over the two conferences, how to sponsor a student and apply as a student, and more.

I hope to see you at one of the sessions.

Free Women's Self Defense

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

FREE self-defense class sponsored by the University Police department. Learn the skills to protect yourself. Taught by licensed members of the #WOO State Community utilizing the internationally recognized RAD Systems of Self-Defense.

Classes are being offered Tuesdays 1-3pm or Thursdays 4-6pm. To Pre-register: Go to http://wellnesscenterportal.worcester.edu/
click on "programs", and click on "instructional".

Any questions email Brittany Rende (brende@worcester.edu) or Lt. Don Brickman (dbrickman@worcester.edu).

Healing from Trauma

If you or someone you know is interested in joining a support group of survivors of sexual assault or rape, please contact Sarah in the Counseling Center at svalois@worcester.edu. Interest in the group is confidential and does not commit you to counseling sessions.

WSU Cercle Français Trip to Montreal

Name: Judy Jeon-Chapman
Email: jjeonchapman@worcester.edu
Subject: WSU Cercle Français Trip to Montreal
Date: 01/14/2020
Submitted By: WSC_DOMAIN\JJeonChapman

Announcement:

The WSU Cercle Français (French Club) is proud to present a Prometour trip to Montréal, Canada! From May 29th - 31st, 2020, enjoy three days and two nights visiting the beautiful landmarks Montreal has to offer, including, but not limited to: the sound and light show of Notre Dame Basilica, the Botanical Gardens, The Biodome, the Underground City, Old Montreal, the Musée Pointe-à-Callière, and more! Whether you enjoy history, site-seeing, stunning gardens, beautiful architecture, or shopping, take the opportunity to participate in this exciting travel experience, and join us! The group will board a luxury tour bus the morning of Friday, May 29, in the WSU parking lot, and depart at 6:00 a.m.; we will return to the WSU parking lot late in the evening on Sunday, May 31, The cost of the tour--$725 if there are 15 participants, and $595 if there are 25--covers transportation, hotel, breakfasts and dinners, a dedicated professional local guide, a professional tour bus driver, and all entrances to sites on the itinerary. Passport required. The trip is open to the entire WSU community and adult guests (family members or friends). The deadline for enrollment has been extended to January 25, 2020. To enroll, visit https://enrollmentbyprometour.com/travel/985/tk/HYEALV and create an account. For more information, email us at LeCercleFrancais@worcester.edu!

Intramural Basketball Registration

Name: Brittany Rende
Email: brende@worcester.edu

Intramural 5x5 Basketball registration is OPEN! Head to IMLeagues.com/WorcesterState to get your team in! Competitive and Recreation leagues available.

Monday is "Opening Day" for the Writing Center

The Writing Center will be open for the Spring Semester starting Monday!

Hours are as follows:

Mondays 9-6pm
Tuesdays 9-6pm & Dowden Hall 4-6pm
Wednesdays 9-6pm
Thursdays 9-6pm & LRC Cafe 4-6
Fridays 9:30-1pm

WSU Opens Wits' End with Michael Hachey on Feb. 6

Please join The Visual and Performing Arts Department and Professor Michael Hachey from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery for the opening reception of Hachey's solo exhibition, Wits' End, an exploration of writing and art. The event is free and open to the public. Wits' End will remain open through March 6 during regular Gallery hours, Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment by contacting the Gallery at (508) 929-8651 or Gallery@worcester.edu.

In the meantime, a WICN Public Radio interview by WICN's Mark Lynch with Hachey can be enjoyed on 90.5 FM at 9 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 26 or via podcast by visiting: http://www.wicn.org/podcast/michael-hachey-wits-end/.

A professor at WSU since 1992, Hachey teaches courses in fundamentals of design, painting and cross media.