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A Message from the Editor

May 25 is Memorial Day and, for many of us, a day off work.  It is a time for family gatherings, picnics, opening up the pool, and firing up the grill.  More important, it is a time to reflect and honor our military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally founded as "Decoration Day?"  After the Civil War, the day was proclaimed as a way to honor our dead.  Learn more by reading the U.S. Memorial Day web site.  The site is very informative and I think you will find it very interesting. 

If you haven't already, I'd suggest that you put some of our national parks on your "bucket list":  Specifically Gettysburg and memorials in Washington D.C.  It tells the true story of what our nation's heroes experienced.

Read more and how you can support our Student Veteran Organization.

Sincerely,

Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Database Analyst, Records & Registration 

 

Featured Stories

National College Signing Day:  #WalshPride
The Finish Line

Troy Renovation Update

Moving Forward May 2015 Update
Troy Campus Access as of March 2015
Department Relocation

Points of Pride

Accreditation 

News

Memorial Day Holiday Hours
Cap & Gown Ordering
New Career Services Database:  Launching Mid-May
Financial Aid Web Login Change
Student Veteran Organization Fundraiser
Summer Leadership with Top Accounting Firms
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Direct Deposit
Blackstone LaunchPad & Make It Better Competition

Events

Summer Registration
International Day
Detroit Tigers Outing at Comerica Park hosted by WCAA

Student Discounts

Follow the Student Life Facebook page for discount announcements.  For a complete list, contact Jessica Knapik.

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Information Technology Student Association
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Student Council
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Featured Stories

National College Signing Day:  #WalshPride 

Written by Jessica Knapik

We all know it is important to get a college degree.  A few of the top reasons are better career opportunities, expanding skills set, becoming more
well-rounded, learning more about yourself, the classroom experiences, and potential of earning a higher salary.  Most of all: Knowing that you put the time and effort into it! 

Getting a degree paves the way for your career and life.  A college education can take you places you’d never dream of without having one.  Personally, I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today in my career without my degrees. I am proud to be a Walsh College alumna…so thankful that I decided to continue my education after high school and #ReachHigher. 

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The Finish Line

Written by Jessica Knapik

Raise your hand if you’ve had the stats class, worked hard, made several classroom presentations, and can now see the end is near.  Kudos to you for reaching this far!  We know it isn’t easy.  The traditional Walsh student works (in many cases full-time) and has a family with endless responsibilities.  The good news is that graduation is right around the corner.

Read More

Troy Renovation

Troy Campus Access (as of March 2015)

Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. Visit the Troy Renovation web page for regular construction updates.

  • The temporary entrance for Student Services is in the hallway near Bookstore, which is just past the Blackstone LaunchPad offices.
  • The temporary access to the faculty offices and computer labs is the door just past Student Services. 
    Note:  Due to very extensive work that needs to be done to the structure, the computer classroom hallway is closed and labs relocated while it is being remodeled.  Work is scheduled to last through the spring semester.
  • Skylight lounge and nearby hallway is CLOSED.
  • Restrooms near classrooms 114/115 and the boardroom are CLOSED.
  • Livernois (west) entrance door is CLOSED.
  • Both hallways on either side of classrooms 114 and 115 will remain OPEN.


Department Relocation

Due to the renovation, Troy campus student services and other departments have been temporarily relocated. Phone numbers and mailing addresses for all personnel remain the same. Relocated departments include:  

Department New Location
Admissions & Advising Former space of Division of Online Learning
Business Office Receptionist desk
Career Services Former space of Division of Online Learning
Development* Offsite location
Division of Online Learning* Offsite location
Financial Aid Former space of Division of Online Learning
Human Resources* Offsite location
IT Helpdesk Library
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
Records & Registration Former space of Division of Online Learning
Testing Center Room 106

*Note: If you need to meet with a staff member from one of these departments, please call to set up an appointment at the Troy campus.

 

Points of Pride

Accreditation

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org).  The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

The College will observe the following holiday hours.

May 22  Open until 3:00 p.m.
May 23  Open
May 24-25  CLOSED


Cap & Gown Ordering

Winter and spring 2015 candidates, be sure to order your cap & gown if you're planning to participate in the June 2015 ceremony.  You can purchase it online until June 3 or in the bookstore until June 12. 

Questions?  Contact Records & Registration 248-823-1660


New Career Services Database: Launching Mid-May

Starting in mid-May the job and resume posting platform will be moved to Symplicity.  The new web site will be WalshCareerLink.com.  If you have previously saved resumes and cover letters within Experience, be sure to save a copy to another location.  Existing documents will NOT be transferred over to the new platform.

Questions?  Contact Career Services


Financial Aid Web Login Change

When logging in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites, you will now need an Federal Student Aid ID.  This is now being used instead of a PIN.  Read more about the FSA ID.

Questions?  Contact Financial Aid


Student Veteran Organization Fundraiser

The SVO is selling pins to promote patriotism and solidarity among students, alumni, staff and faculty.  Pins cost $3.00 each.  Funds raised will go to the SVO general account and will cover the organization's activity/event costs.  To purchase a pin, contact Bill Austin for details.


Summer Leadership with Top Accounting Firms

Some of our top accounting firms have posted their upcoming Summer Leadership programs with Career Services.  These programs are geared toward students at the junior level who are interested in a career in accounting.  Some of the benefits of being chosen and participating include:

  • Skill building - leadership, team building and professional development
  • Interaction with firm leadership and other client service professionals
  • Hearing professionals share their stories and offer advice
  • Getting to know the Campus Recruiters
  • Networking with peers from other top accounting programs
  • Working on team projects and make group presentations
  • Participating in student social activities

These summer leadership programs can be a pre-cursor to an internship and/or full time employment.  To be considered, please apply through eRecruiting.

Questions?  Contact Career Services 248-823-1625.


Spring Dates

Withdrawal period: April 17-May 28
Finals: June 12-18

Summer Dates

Regular registration:  May 18-July 2
Add/drop period begins:  May 18
Semester begins:  June 26
First payment due/first deferred payment due:  July 13
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for FA recipients:  August 6


Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available. Eligibility requirements range from: majors, minorities, GPAs, military status, and more. We encourage you to take a look on our scholarship web page for a complete list.

Remote DBA, a leading provider of remote dba services, will award a scholarship of $3,500 to an outstanding college student pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering with an interest in the fields of database administration or data science.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  July 1, 2015

Tungsten Rings & Co. is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to the applicant with the most thought provoking and well-written application.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  October 15, 2015.

The American Red Cross is giving away $14,000 in scholarships.  To qualify for a scholarship drawing, students should be between the ages of 16 and 24 and hold a lifesaving blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2015.  Eligibility requirements and application.


Direct Deposit

Are you tired of having to go to the bank and cash your refund checks?  Consider using direct deposit instead.  It is now available and easy to set up.  

Questions?  Contact the Business Office at 248-823-1620. 


Blackstone LaunchPad

Since September of 2010, the Walsh College LaunchPad team has consulted with over 290 Walsh students/alumni who have considered entrepreneurship as a career choice.  As a result, many successful businesses have been “launched” and recently one of our members made the first cut and may appear on the TV show Shark Tank!   If you are interested in becoming part of our exciting community of entrepreneurs or just have a question about the process, please visit our website at http://www.walshcollege.edu/launchpad or call our office at 248-823-1670.

If you are looking for unique gift, consider supporting our Walsh LaunchPad entrepreneurs.  Visit their websites for a variety of gift ideas, and best of all, you can be shopping from the comforts of your home or office:  325BLVDMotor City Brew Tours, Other Fun Stuff!, Picasso’s GrapevineRuma Organics, and The Garden Hoard.

Make It Better Competition

The Walsh LaunchPad Team received 80 essay submissions and 53 marketing submissions for the 2015 ‘Make It Better’ Competition.  The LaunchPad staff has been busy visiting the winning students at various high schools.  Stay tuned---all winners will be announced soon.

Events

Summer Registration

Regular registration is now in progress.  Check the registration packet for course offerings.  Balances must be paid in full prior to registering.

Questions?  Contact Records & Registration 248-823-1660 


International Day

Thursday, May 28
Troy Campus courtyard, weather permitting (inclement weather location Frankel Lobby)
4-6:00 p.m.
Register

You are invited to a celebration of diversity!  Learn more about different customs, traditions, and backgrounds.  Foods from around the world will be available to sample and international music to dance to.  Cultural attire is encouraged.

Questions?  Contact Liesl Scullen 248-823-1610


Detroit Tigers Outing at Comerica Park hosted by WCAA

Wednesday, June 10
Comerica Park
Detroit
5:30-10 p.m.
$30 alumni, $25 Walsh students, $35 guests
Register

Join the WCAA for an evening at Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers take on the Chicago Cubs.  This event provides a great opportunity to network with Walsh alumni and friends. Included in the price is pizza and pop at 6:00 p.m. and one ticket in the upper box infield.  We hope to see you at the game! Go Tigers!

Student/Alumni Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)

ATSO encourages accounting and tax students to volunteer their time to various non-profit activities and efforts. Activities focus on the use of accounting and business expertise. Open to all Walsh students.

2nd Friday each month
Troy Campus, Room 199
6-7 p.m.
Details


American Marketing Association (AMA)

The Walsh College American Marketing Association (AMA) was founded in the fall of 2013 by students who are passionate about marketing. We are a fully chartered affiliate of the AMA Detroit. As a team, we develop personal and professional skills that will lead to a dynamic and impactful career in marketing.

Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details

Saturday, May 30
Forgotten Harvest


Information Technology Student Association

1st Friday of each month
Troy Campus
6 p.m.
Details


Inforum

Michigan’s largest professional organization for women invites you to network over coffee. Available to working professionals, workers in transition, students, and alumni.

2nd Thursday of each month
Troy Campus
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Details | Register

3rd Wednesday of each month
Novi Campus
8 - 9 a.m.
Details | Register


International Student Organization (ISO)

Learn from your fellow students. Experience a diversified atmosphere. Grow friendships and enhance personal development through cultural and social activities and collaboration with the surrounding community. All are welcome.

3rd Thursday of the month
Novi Campus
Noon
Details 

Questions? Contact the ISO


Investment Club

Provide hands-on educational experience in investment management, and to allow students and alumni to develop their teamwork, communication, presentation, and analytical skills to gain superior knowledge in the investment management industry.

Troy Campus, Finance Lab
6-8 p.m.
Details


MBA Association (WCMA)

Enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional experiences of the MBA student body beyond the classroom. The experiences, knowledge, and social skills acquired will position graduate students a step ahead in the business world as they seek continued career advancement. This organization will provide a conduit for the dissemination of information and support among its members.

Troy Campus, Cafeteria
5:30 p.m.
Details


Student Council

Come and learn about what’s happening with Student Life and the various student organizations on campus.

Troy Campus, Room 201
5:15-5:45 p.m.
Snacks and giveaways


Student Government

The Walsh College Student Government Association represents the interests of the student body through active and open involvement with students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators.

Troy Campus, Room 201
5 p.m.


Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)

Offers a sense of community and networking for veterans and the surrounding community. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans to the College and explores the population's needs in order to implement needed programs.

Moose Winooski's
38 South Main Street
Clawson, Mich.
5-6 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210


Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an international organization focused on improving communication and leadership skills, Toastmasters provides education programs and resources to each of its members. Beginners and experienced speakers are welcome to join.

2nd and 4th Monday each month
Troy Campus
8 - 9:45 a.m.
DetailsRegister

1st and 3rd Friday each month
Novi Campus
Noon - 1 p.m. (arrive by 11:45 a.m.)
Details | Register


Veteran Room

Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax.  The Veteran Room is currently suspended.  Future dates are yet to be determined during the Troy campus construction.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210