Walsh College

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A Message from the Editor

Wow! The year has really flown by.  Seems like it was just the summer and Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  In the hustle and bustle of the approaching holiday season, we sometimes miss the mark on what is really important.  Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on what is precious to us.  Before you stop at the local grocery store for last minute turkey preparations, give it some thought for a few minutes.  Read More

Have a safe holiday weekend.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

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

Points of Pride

Military Friendly School & Collection Drives
Our Commitment to Community Service

 

Student Life Happenings

Fall 2014
 

News

Meet the New Career Services Advisor
Intern Opening at Walsh Marketing Department
New! Online Transcript Requests
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Emergency Alert Notification
Winter Schedule of Classes
WebAdvisor Features
New Business Office Hours & DropBox
New Career Services Welcome Desk
Academic Dates            
Direct Deposit
Scholarship Opportunity:  FINCAD Women in Finance
Scholarship Opportunity:  Michigan Council of Women in Technology
2013 Tax Information
Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)
Department Relocation

 

Events

Card Drive for Active Duty Military benefiting Operation Gratitude
Cell Phone Collection Drive benefiting Cell Phones for Soldiers
VIP Registration Day
DeStress Fest
Student ID Photos
Volunteers Needed:  Focus: HOPE Meal Delivery
Save the Date:  2nd Annual Internship Connection

 

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Finance & Economics Club Analytics
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Open Source
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Points of Pride

Military Friendly School & Collection Drives

Did you know that Walsh is a military friendly school and one of 64 schools in the nation voted as "Best for Vets" by the 2014 Military Times?

Veteran's Day is November 11.  In recognition of our nation's heroes, the College is sponsoring two activities.  Help us pay tribute to them and those on active duty by contributing to one or both of these drives:

Our Commitment to Community Service

Our vision statement focuses on “contributing to Michigan’s revitalized economy.”  Students, faculty, staff, and alums participate in a variety of community outreach programs.  Collection drives and activities include:

Blackwell Institute  Tutoring program, field trips, collection drives, and Santa Toy Express 
Capuchin Soup Kitchen Meal serving
Focus: HOPE Walk and Diversity Festival and meal deliveries
Gleaners Food Bank Food Fight to Take Childhood Hunger
Troy Schools MLK Day:  A Celebration of Freedom
U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Collection Drive
Vets Returning Home, Inc. Veteran Collection Drive

Besides the College hosted activities, the Accounting & Tax Student Organization and MBA Association also host a variety of community service projects.

Everyone is welcome to participate in these community activities and/or contribute.  For details, click on the links above.  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

Student Life Happenings

Oktoberfest was a great success this year.  We increased the support for Student Life with the help of donations by 50 percent!  Turning a non-fundraising event into just that.  We increased attendance levels and helped create new personal and professional relationships.  A very BIG thank you goes out to the Student Life Committee for hosting such an incredible event. 

As of this month, the Finance & Economics Club voted to merge with the Investment Club.  Both groups feel that this was the perfect move in order to grow and develop into the organization that our students are so badly craving.  Read more

News

Meet the New Career Services Advisor

Tracy Morgan is the newest member of the Career Services team here at Walsh College. She started her position with us at the end of September and has settled right in.  Tracy comes to Walsh with loads of career services experience! She worked most recently at MI Works as an employment technician and before that she taught employability skills to high school students and worked in corporate at Chrysler.  Read More


Intern Opening at Walsh Marketing Department

This position is only open to Walsh College students or alumni pursing a career in Marketing/PR.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to marketing and PR department which is responsible for a wide range of functions.
  • Assist in coordinating events and advertising campaigns, college events calendar, vendor relations, webinars, research, communications, web site updates, copywriting/proofreading, and social media.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Pursuing a marketing major at the bachelor's degree level.
  • Must be available to work 20 hours per week and cover occasional evening and weekend events (will schedule around courses).

For more details and to apply, login to eRecruiting.


New! Online Transcript Requests

A new feature is now available on WebAdvisor: online transcript requests! To submit a request, log into the Portal, click WebAdvisor for Students > My Academic Info & Profile > Transcript Request. Your request will be processed and mailed within 24-48 business hours. Status can be checked by going to "Transcript Request Status." Benefits for you include:

  1. Quick and easy submission process.
  2. After submitting the request, you can verify online that it was sent.
  3. Ability to see the status of the request, when it was printed, and to whom it went to.

Note: The PDF request will need to be completed if you:

  1. Can't access the Portal.
  2. Need expedited shipping.
  3. Prefer that the request be printed after grades/degree is posted.
  4. Would like to pick up the transcript at the Troy campus.
  5. Want an On Demand transcript.
  6. Attended prior to 1990.

Questions? Contact Records & Registration


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The College will be observing the following holiday business hours.

Wednesday, November 26  8:30-3:00
Thursday, November 27  CLOSED
Friday, November 28  CLOSED
Saturday, November 29  CLOSED
Sunday, November 30  CLOSED


Emergency Alert Notification

In case of campus weather closures and emergencies, we recommend that you sign up for text messaging/e-mail alerts.  Login to the Portal to set it up today.  Once logged in, click Student Home and "Campus Alert System" image at the top of the page.  It will then ask for your username and Portal password.  At that point, you can submit your cell phone number and/or e-mail address. 


Winter Schedule of Classes

The winter registration packet is now available online.  If you are taking an online course, you may also need to register for an online orientation.  See page 5 of the registration packet for details.

Note:  Past due balances must be paid in full prior to registering.  Balances can be checked anytime on WebAdvisor. 


WebAdvisor Features

To access WebAdvisor, login to the Portal, click Student Home, and WebAdvisor for Students.  You can use this tool to register for classes, pay your account, check Financial Aid status, review your program plan, and much more.  We also just launched the new online transcript request.  Login today to discover more!


New Business Office Hours & Drop Box

Office Hours

The business office has recently changed their operating hours.

Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  closed 1-2 p.m. 
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. closed 1-2 p.m. 

Drop Box

A drop box has been added to the Frankel Lobby at the Troy campus.  It is located on the sidewall to the left of the Business Office window.  Please only drop off check payments and correspondence in this box. 

Note:  Cash and documents with credit card numbers will not be accepted.  To make credit card payments after hours, use WebAdvisor and click "Pay on My Account."

Questions?  Contact Business Office 248-823-1620. 


New Career Services Welcome Desk

The department now has a receptionist desk in the Student Services area at the Troy campus.  The desk is located directly behind Admissions & Advising.


Fall Dates

Holiday recess (no classes):  November 26-30
Finals:  December 8-13

Winter Dates

Priority registration:  November 24-30
Regular registration:  December 1-January 13
Semester begins:  January 7


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.  Click here for details.

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


Scholarship Opportunity: FINCAD Women in Finance

This scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program.  Deadline:  February 27, 2015. 


Scholarship Opportunity: Michigan Council of Women in Technology

The MCWT Foundation is offering a variety of scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year.  They are offering two scholarships: one for a undergraduate and one for a graduate student who will be enrolled full time for the 2015-16 academic year.  Deadline:  January 30, 2015.


2013 Tax Information

If you registered during the 2014 calendar year, you will receive a 1098T.  You have the option to receive it electronically.  Sign up for electronic consent by December 31.


Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)

Construction has started! Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. For continuous construction updates visit www.walshcollege.edu/TroyRenovation.

  • 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.
  • 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.  

Events

Card Drive for Active Duty Military sponsored by Student Government & Veteran Services

Now - November 26
Troy Barry Center, Finance lab, Library
Novi lobby
UC admin office

In recognition of Veterans’ Day, Student Government & Veteran Services is hosting a card drive for active duty military personnel. Warm the hearts of those who make sacrifices, risk their lives, and put their personal lives on hold to protect the red, white, and blue! We encourage you to take a moment to reflect and write a personal thank you note. Cards are available at all three campuses and will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

Questions? Contact Student Life 248-823-1394


Cell Phone Collection Drive sponsored by Veteran Services

Now - Friday, December 12
Troy Records Office & Novi/UC Administrative Office

Veteran Services is hosting a cell phone collection drive benefiting Cell Phones for Soldiers. The organization recycles old cell phones to purchase international calling cards for active duty military. The cards are given to service members deployed overseas to connect with family and friends back home. Each $5 contribution or donated device valued at $5, provides them with 2.5 hours of free talk time.

Newer or gently used phones from all service providers are accepted. Note: Please deactivate the phone, turn off the power, and keep the battery attached. If there is no battery, place tape over the terminal ends. If you don’t have an old cell phone to donate, the organization also accepts monetary donations. Please visit their web site to make a contribution online.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto


VIP Registration Day

Tuesday, November 25
Troy, Novi, UC campuses
Register

An opportunity for new students to learn relevant information and unique networking:

  • Receive hands on registration assistance
  • Take a campus tour
  • Have your ID photo taken
  • Visit the bookstore
  • Learn about Career Services and Financial Aid 

DeStress Fest sponsored by Student Life and Bookstore

Monday, December 1
Novi campus, Lobby
4-6 p.m.

Thursday, December 4
Troy campus, Frankel Lobby
4-6 p.m.

Relax and relieve stress for a few minutes before class!  While at the event, you can enjoy:

  • Board games
  • Water
  • Candy
  • 5-Hour Energy

You’ll also receive a coupon for 15 percent off a logo item!  Coupon valid starting January 2015.

Questions?  Contact the Bookstore


Student ID Photos

Thursday, December 4
Troy Records Office and Novi/UC administrative offices
5 - 6 p.m.
Details

Questions? Contact Jessica Knapik at 248-823-1381.  


Volunteers Needed:  Focus: HOPE Meal Delivery

Saturday, December 20
Focus: HOPE Central Warehouse
1300 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, Mich.
Register

Join fellow alumni and friends for the annual Focus: HOPE holiday meal delivery.  Volunteers will be delivering nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors in and around Detroit. 


Save the Date:  2nd Annual Internship Connection

Wednesday, February 4
Troy Campus

The event will help you get connected to employers and internships opportunities.  Internships are a great way to gain experience in their field.  More employers are using their intern pool from which to extend full-time offers.  Make sure you don’t miss out!

Questions?  Contact Career Services 

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.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details


Finance & Economics Club Analytics

This group meets to forecast and predict economic development and growth.

3rd Saturday of each month
Troy Campus
10 a.m.-Noon
Details

Questions? Contact Greg Todd or Scott Wyckoff


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.

1st Wednesday each month
Troy Campus, Room 115
4:30 p.m.
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.

1st and 3rd Monday each month
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.

1st Friday each month
Troy Campus, Cafeteria
5:30 p.m.
Details


Open Source

The purpose of this community is to share and educate people within the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and public open source web-based software projects. Open to the public. 

2nd Saturday each month
Troy Campus, Room 199
10 a.m.-Noon
Details


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.

2nd Thursday each month
Troy Campus, Room 201
5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Maggie Katz at 248-823-1289


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.

3rd Tuesday of month
Troy Campus, Cafeteria (during semester break, held that Tuesday at 6 p.m. Troy VFW)
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