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Mar. 28, 2019 Edition

Students, this is your information site for all things Ancell. Please use and share any and all information.
Submissions can be made to Gerri Kennedy, Editor, at
s Events 

Tues. April 2nd

EVENT: ALUMNI-STUDENT MEET & GREET: The Alumni Association, SGA, Honors Students of Compassion and the Career Success Center have partnered to bring a major networking event to the Westside Campus Alumni & Student Meet & Greet Center Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. All students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited. Make connections, learn networking techniques/protocol, how to mingle confidently and gain personal insights on how past students found meaningful employment. Free food and raffle prizes. Students could win a pair of AirPods. Please register at for this event.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your spring or summer semester now!
Application Deadlines: Most deadlines for ISEP summer programs are coming up in March and April. The spring 2020 deadline is 8/30. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or with questions.



 The latest Gab n’ Grow podcast covers the topic of wellness. Come listen to learn about its impact on you and the opportunities to practice it here at WCSU. Brought to you by adjunct professor, Christel Autori.

April Events
Tues. April 2nd 

The Western Marketing Association is holding their weekly meeting. Come check out their video and their new website,!

Where: The Think Tank, WS Classroom Building

When: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Tues. April 2nd

SCHOLARS IN ACTION: ACTS OF VIOLENCE, ACTS OF GRACE: Scholars in Action, a panel discussion featuring recent scholarship by faculty, will be at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). The topic, “Acts of Violence, Acts of Grace,” will feature presentations by Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Jay Brower; Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Brian Clements; Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Deneen Harris; Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Greg Haynes; Professor of Justice and Law Administration Dr. George Kain; and Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Karen McLean. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Missy Alexander will moderate. Reservations are requested. To make a reservation, email cunninghamj@wcsu.eduClick here for more information.

Tues. April 2nd

HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELLNESS FAIR: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall (Midtown). There will be multiple exhibitors from campus and the local area providing information and interactive exhibits. [More information}

Fri. April 12th 

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY: Volunteers Needed! Come join us for Junior Achievement Day! To sign up contact us via Instagram @WESTCONNACS or email Jessica Calderon @

Career Success Center Information:
New for March 25th: More Internships are Available!  

Here’s the latest list of internships available at the Career Success Center. Check them out and either log into WestConnWorks or visit the Career Success Center

The Career Success Center now offers FREE business cards!

Get yours today by visiting the Center on WS Campus Center, 3rd floor. Click here for more information!

Club Information:

Here’s the Finance Club’s Spring 2019 schedule! All are welcome!






The Accounting Society has several great meetings planned for the rest of Spring 2019! 







The Western Marketing Association has several events scheduled for Spring 2019. Click here to visit their website for more details. Click here to see their new video!

Student Opportunities:
The LCCC explores the values of leadership, compassion and creativity across all Student Affairs 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
New Student Resources Available! 
The Ancell Commons now offers the Presentation Practice Center! Do you fear presenting in front of a group? Got the case of the “umms”? Or do you just want a critique of your upcoming class presentation? Come see us, we can help!

Book a slot with one of our peer educators, and they’ll give you a critique of how you’re doing using the standard Ancell undergrad and graduate oral communications rubrics. And we have a tips sheet to help too! Just go to to book an appointment.

Don’t have time? Then submit an mp4 video of your presentation to Elise Budnick ( and a peer educator will give it a critique for you.

Students, here is 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. Thanks to the Young Library for this great resource!

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.




The Ancell Commons is HIRING! We need peer educators to tutor students this Spring 2019 semester! 

Benefits: Work around your schedule, earn good money, learn leadership skills** and help others!

Visit our online application page @

**Dillon, a former Ancell peer educator and Finance graduate (Spr19) said,  “Being a peer educator taught me excellent leadership skills which not only helped me get my internship with RSM, but was a key factor in RSM’s decision to hire me full-time.”



The Ancell Pride Archive

Ed. Feb.22, 2019