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Mar 15, 2019 Edition

Attention Faculty and Staff: If you have news of note, events to announce, or other information to share, please contact The Loop editor, Gerri Kennedy, with your news.

Looking for information presented in previous issues of The Loop? Check out our Loop and Ancell Pride Archive!

Faculty Events: 
Tues. March 26th
2019’s Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Event 
 is coming! Come join in, tickets are $50, $400 per table. Please RSVP by March 20th to wcsu.ed/eoy or 203-837-8486. Click here for more information.
When: Networking at 11:30AM, event at Noon.
Where: Ethan Allen Inn
Wed. March 27th 

The 2019 WCSU Annual Career Fair is coming!

From 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the O’Neill Center, the Career Success Center is sponsoring WestConn’s annual career fair.

Visit the Career Success Center webpage FMI ( including a list of employers! (Sign up through your Purple Briefcase Account)

Sat. April 6th

Accepted Students Day is Saturday, April 6th. More details to follow from the Admissions Office.

Faculty News/Information:
Syllabi Statements regarding Students with Disabilities 

Attached is an example statement from the AccessAbility Office. For further clarification please contact the office directly.  All syllabi should include such a statement.

Evacuation Plans for Students with Disabilities 

Faculty please see the attached document for information on how best to work with students with disabilities in an emergency. You can also click here for the University’s full policy:

Student News and Events:   (Faculty, please share with your students!)

LEADERSHIP, COMPASSION & CREATIVITY CERTIFICATE (LCCC): The LCCC explores the values of leadership, compassion and creativity across all Student Gallery PosterAffairs disciplines and with people of all communities. Our LCCC students will be able to learn more about how they as students can practice effective leadership in their current roles, civic life, and future careers. Benefits include an official document signed by the university President, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the LCCC Program Director, recognition at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet and at graduation by medal, and networking opportunities with students, staff and faculty. For more information, visit or contact

Earn college credit through taking CLEP exams. Contact the WCSU testing center at 203-837-8877

WANT TO SAVE MONEY ON TUITION? Then the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is for you! The next CLEP Session is scheduled on Saturday, 3/23. Spaces are limited, so students are encouraged to sign up early. For information visit: or listen to our podcast at


The Ancell Commons now offers the Presentation Practice Center! 

Help your students prep for their class presentations (which are also needed life skills) Just go to to book an appointment.

Allison is Back! 

Allison is in the Think Tank once again this semester offering drop-in tutoring in all the Justice and Law Admin courses! Come see her on Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00pm. Allison is also available in the Commons on Mondays 9-1pm and Wednesdays 12-4pm.

Faculty, please share with your JLA students!

Here’s the latest… 

issue of the Gab and Grow! Come listen to the latest podcast covering 2 important topics for students: Financial Aid and Internships and Co-ops. Click here for details and please share!

Save the Date! 

The Western Research Day is coming May 9th.

A great opportunity for your students, please encourage them to present in this great program. For more information click on the picture and here for the letter explaining the program details.. 


March Events:
March 27th 

The 2019 WCSU Annual Career Fair is coming!

From 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the O’Neill Center, the Career Success Center is sponsoring WestConn’s annual career fair.

Visit the Career Success Center webpage FMI ( including a list of employers! (Sign up through your Purple Briefcase Account)

New Student Resources Available! 

Let your students know about free online LSAT and GMAT exam prep and Microsoft Office training. PrepStep by EBSCO Learning Express, is a learning resource platform for students who are preparing for exams like the LSAT and GMAT exams, or need basic computer skills including Excel or other Office programs, math support, and career information including homeland security or law enforcement. Many resources are available. Please share with your students! Thanks to the Young Library for this great resource!


Faculty (and Student) Resources:

Check out the Ancell Common’s list of training resources for Excel, including Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! For more information please see Elise Budnick or Gerri Kennedy at the Commons or click here.



Microsoft offers free training in the Office products. For Excel training click here:



LinkedIn offers FREE training upon signing up for a free trial. Click here FMI:





MOS Certification – once your students are competent in Excel 2016, encourage them to earn MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)  certification documenting their abilities.  Certiport, the official Microsoft  testing service, offers all the details on how to get certified. Click here or download the attached flyer.

Oracle Academy – Information on how to access this great resource! 

WCSU is an institutional member and here is the link for the instruction page for faculty to register:

Be sure to follow page 1’s instructions to determine which registration process is the most appropriate.

Here’s the link to description of NetSuite for the classroom:

WCSU Community Emergency Response Checklist

The WCSU Police Department has an emergency checklist delineating critical information in the time of an emergency on campus.

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