A Message from the Editor
A few weeks back I was at a gas station fueling up my car, and as I was standing there, a senior citizen hopped out of his large SUV wearing a WWII baseball cap. Considering there are so few of these veterans from that era still living, I was very tempted to strike up a conversation with him. I refrained from doing so, because I didn’t want to startle him. I regret that decision now, because that would have been a unique opportunity to learn about his experiences.
Many of us have family members that are either currently serving or have served the USA. Sometimes we hear stories of what they’ve been through. I’m sure there other times where we’ve shied away from asking too many questions.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, my office (Records, Registration & Veteran Services) is hosting an event called Veterans Appreciation Night to recognize those who have served our country. It is a great opportunity to open the dialogue and meet some of our veterans on staff and in our student population. Continue reading to learn more about this free event and how you can pay tribute to those that have served the USA.
Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Program Analyst, Records, Registration & Veteran Services
(Free) Movie Night
Interim Executive VP and CAO Dr. Michael Rinkus was the inspiration behind starting Movie Night at Walsh. He wanted to offer it to staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends for a few reasons. “Learning should be fun. Why not set new traditions moving forward?” He also wanted to offer an additional learning environment that was more casual. Dr. Rinkus’ goal is to feature a movie once per semester. In June, “The Big Short” was shown. If you have a business related film suggestion for the future, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for Financial Aid recipients: October 31
Withdrawal period: October 5-November 15
Holiday recess: November 23-27
Finals: December 5-10
Grades posted: December 14
Troy Campus Feedback
It is hard to believe that the Troy campus renovations have been completed almost a year ago! So much has been added: a student lounge, Success Center, Mother's Room, Student Services, media wall. Plus, a lot of renovations to the existing space too.
We'd love to hear what you think about the improvements and how they've changed your learning experience. Comment cards are available in the Frankel lobby. We encourage you to take a few minutes to complete it and return to the receptionist desk.
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.
Arab American Women's Business Council
The organization awards six $1,300 scholarships to women of Arab descent based on academic merit and financial need.
American Association of University Women
Graduate students can apply for a fellowship or grant. Funding ranges from $2,000 to $30,000. A variety of programs are available.
Soroptimist International of Oakland County
An annual "Live for your Dream" award of $1500 is available to women who are the head of a household. Women eligible include those who are enrolled or been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program to upgrade their enrollment status. To determine complete eligibility rules, view flyer. Completed applications must be completed by November 15, 2016. For more details, contact the Awards Chair, Althea Grant.
New Features for 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you are a financial aid recipient, please note two important changes that are coming to the FAFSA submission process:
- The FAFSA can be submitted earlier.
Starting for the 2017-18 academic year, you will be able to file a FAFSA starting October 1, 2016. The government made this a permanent change, which will enable you to complete future FAFSA forms starting October 1 every year.
- Earlier income information will be requested.
Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, you will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example: On the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than 2016 income information.
Questions? Contact Financial Aid
Student Government Elections
The Student Government Association (SGA) board election voting is now in progress. Please vote for your board representation. Members represent the interests of you through active and open involvement with students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators.
Voting: October 24-28
New officer announcement: Monday, October 31
Elite 40 Under 40
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is looking for individuals under the age of 40 who are Oakland County's "Best and Brightest." You can nominate yourself or someone you know for the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. Nomination deadline is November 1.
Student ID Photos
November 3 and December 1
Troy Student Services and Novi/UC administrative offices
Student ID cards are issued to students who are currently enrolled. Please bring state ID with you. The cards can be used for various discounts in the area. If you’d like a list of businesses that offer student discounts, contact Jessica Knapik. Photos are also taken during first Thursday of the month and fall/winter welcome week events.
Questions? Contact Jessica Knapik
October 26: "PowerPoint Workshop" Make your PowerPoint slides more reader friendly with the basic essentials.
November 9: "APA Workshop" Improve your research paper by citing correctly.
Success Center, Room 123
Meditation Classes sponsored by Walsh Trustee Madhava Reddy and his staff
Meditation is proven to help with stress reduction and improving the ability to focus. This is a free opportunity to learn about meditation, demonstrations and experiencing the benefits.
The sessions only require sitting in a chair and no special equipment needed. The kickoff program is geared towards people trying it for the first time. It is recommended that you attend all three days to receive full maximum benefit. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.
Fridays October 21-November 18
Troy campus, Room 101
Walshpreneur Showcase and Forum
Thursday, October 27
Walsh College President and CEO Stephanie Bergeron and the College LaunchPad team are excited to showcase our entrepreneurs, as well as our new Success Center and surrounding areas. The format has been changed a bit this year. It will include Q&A sessions with startup companies, a fireside chat with an entrepreneur that has written a book, a chance to hear an elevator pitch by an upcoming Entrepreneur-YOU business plan competitor, as well as other interactive activities. The formal presentation and breakout sessions will begin at 5:15 p.m.
Federal Resume Writing Workshop and USA Jobs Navigation
Wednesday, November 2
Troy Campus, Student Success Center, Room 123
The application process for federal jobs is very specific and resumes must be tailored to fit the requirements. Help is on the way. Career Services will host a workshop featuring HR specialists from TACOM. They will presenting useful information on how to write a federal resume that gets noticed and how to effectively navigate the USAJobs system. Whether you are a veteran or civilian, this workshop will be extremely helpful in getting you your dream job with the federal government.
Novi Campus Open House
Thursday, November 3
Attend the Novi open house to meet faculty, chat with student life organizations, learn about financial aid/scholarships, explore career services, tour the campus, and much more.
Travel Thursday: The Ladies of India
Thursday, November 10
Success Center, Room 123
Please join us as our panelists discuss cultural similarities/differences, regions of the country, food, and other information they think we should know. Bring your questions and enjoy refreshments in what promises to be a wonderful enlightening presentation. Open to everyone.
Questions? Contact Liesl Scullen
Design Presentation Parts I & II hosted by Success Center
Troy campus, Room 123
Design better presentations and learn the fine points of design.
Questions? Contact Jill Peplinski.
Movie Night hosted by Academic Administration
Friday, November 4
Troy campus, Small Auditorium, Room 124
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Movie starts 7:00 p.m.
Register by October 27
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to attend a showing of the movie “Too Big to Fail.” Popcorn and beverages will be provided. A Q&A session will follow the movie.
Facebook for Professionals
Tuesday, November 8
Details and register
The social media tool is a huge part of our social culture with over 1.5 billion active users worldwide. How can we use it as a professional tool? In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss how to use Facebook to create and maintain a professional image and grow professionally.
Featured Presenter: Tracy Morgan, Career Services Advisor
MST Open House
Tuesday, November 15
Troy campus, Room 115
Go beyond the numbers with a Master of Science in Taxation degree! During this open house, you will learn more about the program, opportunity to tour the campus (including tax library), meet with faculty/advisors, and obtain financial aid information.
Student Organizations within Student Life
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.
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.
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. After each meeting, ISO hosts a Lunch and Chat at a nearby international restaurant. Meetings are occasionally held at the Novi campus.
Questions? Contact the ISO
The association enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional development of the student body beyond the classroom.
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.
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. E-mail the MBA Association for meeting information.
Board elections are coming up in April. Nominations and voting will start soon. Check the MBA Association web page for updates.
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.
Encourages a healthy learning environment where you can obtain the knowledge, skills and aptitude needed to thrive in managerial roles in your life.
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.
Questions? Contact Veteran Services
Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax. The room is located by the dining room in the hallway leading to Student Services and the Helpdesk.
Questions? Contact Veteran Services
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
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
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3rd Wednesday of each month
8 - 9 a.m.
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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
8 - 9:45 a.m.
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1st and 3rd Friday each month
Noon - 1 p.m. (arrive by 11:45 a.m.)
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