December is a time when many of us start to think about our New Year’s resolutions. We tell ourselves that this year, WILL be our year. Yet, we are often left with more disappointment than satisfaction. Why is that? In this article, find out why most resolutions fail and learn strategies to set and achieve your 2017 goals!
As we enter the holiday season, we’d like to offer you a special gift…one that keeps on giving. Our professional development opportunities allow you to grow yourself in areas of your choice, which in turn will have a significant impact on your life and those around you. Learn how to make stress your friend, take your employees where you didn’t think they could go, organize yourself from the inside out, and much more.
If you would like access to a program that has already started, or would like to suggest ideas for future programs, please contact Lindsay Bishop, Training and Media Associate, at 610-738-0476 or LBishop@wcupa.edu.
If you are thinking about retiring or want to learn more about how to plan for the future, please join Mr. Edward Lafferty of the Social Security Administration as he discusses the Social Security application process, Medicare enrollment, and other related topics. All employees are welcome to attend. Mr. Lafferty will be holding four information sessions on Thursday, February 2nd and Thursday, March 2nd. There will be a morning session from 9-11am and an afternoon session from 1-3pm on both days. All sessions will be held in Sykes Room 255. Register for one of these sessions using the links below!Session 1: Feb 2nd 9-11am Session 2: Feb 2nd 1-3pm Session 3: March 2nd 9-11am Session 4: March 2nd 1-3pm
Each employee may have different responsibilities and benefits based upon eligibility criteria such as years of service, age, date of hire, retirement vendor, etc. If you are considering retirement, you should meet with the Benefits office to verify your eligibility for retirement benefits.
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The ESL Community Outreach Program at WCU is ready to help those in need of English language instruction living and working in the community or visiting for a period of time. The program will be offered once a week (Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm) for ten weeks, beginning February 22 through May 3, 2017. WCU employees are welcome to attend free of charge while community members may attend at small fee of $25 (to cover material costs). The classes are taught by volunteer graduate students enrolled in the WCU MA TESL program in the Department of Languages and Cultures.
If interested, please call 610-436-3371 or send an e-mail to JMarkovic@wcupa.edu.
- Deliver educational opportunities in contemplative studies for students, professionals, clinicians, and educators, both locally and internationally.
- Support the West Chester University community and local institutions and organizations in applying contemplative practices to improve wellbeing for leaders, members, employees, clients, and constituencies.
- Adding to the research base about contemplative practices in clinical and educational applications, while training the next generation of researchers.
Founded in 2011, the Center for Contemplative Studies strives to create a culture for students, faculty, staff, and the community to understand, apply and create a contemplative approach to life and learning. The Center provides services and experiences to improve overall health and wellness, self-regulation, self-awareness, and, ultimately, friendship and solidarity through daily practices, research initiatives, and contemplative practices within the community. Check out the links below for more information on the services they provide.
Left to Right: Amanda Blue (College of Health Science Outreach Business Manager), Samantha Fernandes (CCS Research Assistant), Bernadette Smith (CCS Research Assistant), Dr. Don McCown (CCS Co-Director), and Mary Schlosbon (CCS Graduate Assistant).
Not pictured: Dr. Christine Moriconi (CCS Co-Director) and Kevin Tustin (CCS Graduate Assistant).
Want to nominate a team to be featured as our next "Team of the Month?" Teams can include, but are not limited to departments, offices, committees, special project coordinators, volunteer groups, etc. Contact Lindsay Bishop, Training and Media Associate, to nominate a team.
Have a photo you want to feature? Photos can include, but are not limited to department/group achievements or events, engagement/marriage/commitment ceremony/civil union/other, birth/adoption of a child, degree/certificate/award earned, published information, recognize or thank an employee, highlight employee achievements/projects/milestone anniversary, participation in community service/fundraising/volunteer activity, opportunities to get involved, etc. Send your photos to Lindsay Bishop, Training and Media Associate.