WCU 150th Anniversary Showcase

Saturday, April 23 | 1-3PM


College of Arts and Humanities

“We Serve” book signing with Q&A, FHG Library by 150th Anniversary Museum Exhibit, main floor

Join Anne Krulikowski, author of We Serve: West Chester University 1871-2021 for a Q&A and receive a signed copy of the book.

“Into the Woods,” Main Stage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center, 2 p.m.

University Theatre presents a retelling of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

WCU Studios Showcase, Brandywine Hall Ground Floor

Check out WCU Studios! From the green screen in the TV studio to the control room and editing lab, see how the magic happens when you give a “Rams Up!”

WCUR Showcase, Academic Quad

Swing by the 91.7 WCUR table for their live remote broadcast. Chat with the new general manager about the current goings on and for the chance to be on air!

BFA Senior Show, John H. Baker Art Gallery at E.O. Bull Center and Knauer Art Gallery at Swope Music Building

Don’t miss the best work of talented graduating Studio Art and Graphic/Interactive Design students in our two art galleries.

150th History Art Collage, Illustrations Club outdoor art exhibit, Main Hall

Visit the new art displays on Main Hall that celebrate WCU’s 150-year history. Created by the Illustration Club students who shared their vision of student life through the years.


College of Business and Public Management (BPMC)

Department of Criminal Justice Exhibit, BPMC 102

A collection of artifacts that represent the field of criminal justice and our faculty’s expertise.

Department of Geography and Planning Showcase, BPMC 113, 115, 117

Focus on Planning and Design Studios, drone technologies, 3D modeling and Virtual Reality projects, and community-based projects.

CBPM Showcase of the Cottrell Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Bloomberg Lab, and Dean’s Suite, BPMC 3rd Floor

Learn about our programs, centers, events, and ways to engage with the college, and tour the building.


College of Education and Social Work (CESW)

Globalizing Opportunities for WCU Students, Anderson Hall 4th Floor

The Undergraduate Social Work Department will showcase travel abroad opportunities to Mexico and Kenya open to all students and discuss how the program aligns with WCU’s strategic plan and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Social Work Practice and the Arts, Anderson Hall 4th Floor

Join MSW department as they highlight the important role that the arts play in social work practice and showcase their creative student journal, Voices.

CESW Community Partnership, Recitation 3rd Floor

Learn about the partnership with the Antique Ice Tool Museum in West Chester, our virtual field trip program, and our traveling museum trunk that will be used in local K-5 schools.

Unveiling of the Rudine Sims Bishop African American Children’s Book Collection, Recitation 3rd Floor

Rudine Sims Bishop is considered by colleagues as the “mother of multicultural literature.” This session will highlight pieces from our esteemed Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop ’59 collection.

WCU Reading Center in Action: Supporting Students Who Struggle, Recitation 3rd Floor

This short video tells the story of the work our M.Ed. students and professors have been doing for more than 50 years. See images of students being tutored, our beautiful bookroom, and the newly completed Reading Center located at the Graduate Center.

Using Theravue to Assess Counseling Students' Developing Skills, Recitation 3rd Floor

This brief video provides insight into our success with Theravue, a software program that students use to work with simulated clients online and record their counseling work for review.

What's New in Elementary Education? Education Majors Share Their Experiences at WCU and in the Field, Recitation 3rd floor

Early Grades Preparation (PK-4) and Middle Grades Preparation (gr. 4-8) students discuss their experiences including the Community Immersive Semester in Education (CISE) program and our Professional Development School (PDS) programs.

Using Animated Case Studies in Supporting Hard to Reach Populations, Recitation 3rd Floor

Come see custom animated case studies developed for students in special education courses to contextualize and apply course content related to Trauma Informed and Sensitive Classrooms.

Extended Reality Playground: Extended Reality (XR), Recitation 3rd Floor

Extended Reality (XR) is an umbrella term covering virtual, mixed, and augmented realities. The playground will demonstrate some of the incredible ways XR content is being used at the College of Education and Social Work to transform the teaching and learning process.

STEM on the Move, Recitation Hall 3rd Floor

The BSED Mathematics Education program will showcase how teacher candidates are learning to engage students in basic coding, engineering, and other STEM projects using current educational robotic and graphing technology. Candidates will engage visitors in what they are learning using coding to perform real-world simulations with the TI-Innovator Rover technology.


College of Health Sciences

Immersive Learning Center Showcase, SECC, Floor 1

  • Nursing students demonstration in home health care suite
  • Respiratory Therapy students in high fidelity room to show simulation with mannequin
  • Physician Assistant students in patient exam room to discuss patient simulation
  • Speech Pathology students conducting hearing screenings in a debriefing room

Environmental Health Lab Showcase, SECC, Floor 2

  • Ongoing brief lab experiment demonstrations

Center for Contemplative Studies Showcase, 700 S. Church Street

  • Mindful Moment demonstrations every 15 minutes

Nutrition Lab Tours, SECC, Floor 2

  • Mobile Food cart treats in front of SECC
  • Hummus Contest Tastings in the Sensory Lab
  • Cooking demonstrations

Public Health Information Boards, Floor 2 hallways

  • Informational boards and/or research posters

Health and Physical Education demonstrations, Ehinger Gym

  • Exercise demonstration every 15 minutes
  • Health and Physical Education teaching demonstrations

Athletic Trainers Showcase, Hollinger Athletic Training Room

  • Athletic Training students demonstrate prevention exercises


College of the Sciences and Mathematics (CSM)

Planetarium Show “Seeing the Milky Way: Celebrating the Night Sky for Earth Week,” 12 p.m.

Featuring digital astrophotography from amateur stargazers, the show emphasizes the “dark skies initiative.” Co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Earth and Space Sciences, and WC Green Team. Mather Planetarium.

Passport to the College of the Sciences and Mathematics, CSM table between Old Library and Anderson Hall

Pick up your passport and travel the campus to earn stamps and discover the diversity of CSM! Make dry-ice ice cream in the chemistry lab, explore dazzling minerals in the Geology Museum, participate in an archaeological dig on the Quad, enjoy a laser show in the physics lab, play math games in the pavilion, meet with alumni, and more! Those with the most stamps wins a prize.

WCU 150: History and Heritage exhibition, FHG Library, main floor

Join student curators on the final day of the exhibition celebrating WCU’s Sesquicentennial, sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. Passport available for pick up.

Earth Day at 50: Lessons for a Sustainable Future, Old Library

Student curators lead tours of the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology’s compelling exhibition celebrating Earth Day. Passport available for pick up.


University College

Assistive Technology Showcase, Ruby Jones Hall

Engage with adaptive technology and find out how WCU has moved toward accessibility. Explore and interact with a variety of past and present assistive technology and discover some of the many Assistive Technology options available today through WCU’s Office of Service for Students with Disabilities.

Empowering All - Office of Service for Students with Disabilities, FHG Library

One in four Americans lives with a disability at some point in their lives. Join us for an interactive journey through the disability civil rights movement focusing on culture, legislation, and education and how the movement has played out on campus.


University Libraries

Innovation Media Center Showcase, Francis Harvey Green Library, Ground Floor

Refresh your knowledge of anatomy and participate in a hands-on demonstration of our digital dissection table. The Anatomage Table renders the human body in 3D visualizations that can be easily manipulated with the touch of one’s finger. Explore the nervous system, the skeleton form, or other anatomical elements in 360 degrees and in any direction.

Special Collections Showcase, Francis Harvey Green Library, 6th Floor

Explore many of the rare holdings and WCU artifacts in Special Collections, including a July 10, 1776, printing of the Declaration of Independence in Ben Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper; Revolutionary War-era letters by George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Benedict Arnold; letters from Frederick Douglass to George Morris Philips; and much more. Special Collections Librarian Ron McColl will be available to answer questions.

Presser Music Library Showcase, Swope Music Building

Presser Music Library exhibits photographs highlighting 150 years of music performance and education at the University.


Wells School of Music

Visit Swope Music Building on South High Street for student performances and learn about the accomplishments and rich history of the Wells School of Music.


Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Council, Academic Quad

WCU makes environmental, social, and economic sustainability a high priority in teaching, research, and campus operations. The Sustainability Council and the Office of Sustainability help the University improve energy efficiency, realize cost savings, bring sustainability into the curriculum, reduce carbon emissions, eliminate waste, and much more. Join us on the Quad to learn more about our efforts to make WCU a leader in sustainability with our Chester County partners.


WCU 150th Anniversary Closing Remarks, Academic Quad, 3 p.m.

President Christopher Fiorentino and WCU leaders bring our anniversary celebration to its conclusion with a look at our time capsule and the last additions to it, plus remarks and a performance by the Latin Jazz Ensemble.

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