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Tour Westfield's Campus Right From the Comfort of Your Couch!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 7, 2017 12:08:00 PM

It’s that time of year for many high school seniors. There’s just a few short months between you and graduation, and your first year of college. That means it’s time to start looking at potential schools and taking tours of different campuses. But what if there’s a great school on the other side of the country? That can make it a little hard to schedule a tour, right? Wrong. Westfield State now offers an online campus tour so you can check out the grounds and experience Westfield's campus without having to make the trip. Here’s how:

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Online Virtual Campus Tour

Change the World One Good Deed at a Time - The Peace Corps

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 6, 2017 12:48:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the world while helping to make a difference? Well, now you can while earning your degree with Westfield State University. The Peace Corps Prep program launches in the Fall 2017 Semester and is helping to promote peace, service and friendship throughout the world.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Peace Corps Prep Program, How to Make a Difference in College

Anonymous Donation Makes Westfield State an All Steinway School

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 2, 2017 1:04:00 PM

 

Earlier this year, Westfield State was generously gifted $1.1 million by an anonymous donor. This is the largest donation ever received by Westfield State, but it’s not just the amount that makes this gift so special. The donation was made in honor of the late Dr. Catherine Dower, the former chair of Westfield State’s Music Department. And these funds will be used to purchase 20 Steinway & Sons pianos, earning Westfield an All Steinway School distinction this fall.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, College Music Programs, All Steinway School, Westfield State University Awards

Welcome To Westfield State University…Now What?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Fall is almost here and that means a whole new semester, and if you’re a first year student at Westfield State, it means an entirely new beginning. So, other than figuring out where your classes are and how to organize a dorm room, what is the “have to know” advice for incoming students? Read on to find out our top tips straight from campus.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Civic engagement, First Year, The Westfield State Experience

Live, Learn and Earn at the Happiest Place on Earth - Disney

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 3, 2017 10:42:31 AM

It’s the happiest place on Earth, and for a few months it could be your home as a Disney College Program participant. Since 1995, Westfield State has partnered with Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida to provide students with one of the most unique and rewarding learning experiences in the country. Find out how you can live, learn, and earn at one’s of America’s favorite destinations.

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Topics: Internships, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience

College Test Drive: Take Your Summer Tour Of The Westfield State Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 30, 2017 2:22:00 PM

Summer break is finally here. That means more than just a vacation; it’s a chance to start planning for your future. But what if you’re just starting your college search? Then summer is your perfect time to test out college life with a campus tour. Read on below for our tips to getting the most out of your experience.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, new students, Sending your kids to college, First Year, The Westfield State Experience, Summer Classes

Why Our Education Major Is The Perfect Fit For You

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 29, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Teachers learning from other teachers. That’s how Westfield State University first started. On September 4, 1839 Westfield State first opened its doors to 12 women and 8 men with the goal of developing a new generation of future educators to inspire the nation. Over 175 years later, the goal hasn’t changed; it’s grown.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Experiential Education, Education Major

Westfield State And Our Impact On The Local Community

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 16, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Westfield State is more than a school. We’re a family. That means we’re invested in the wellbeing of our students and we work within our community. Whether it’s through volunteer hours, campus events or encouraging innovative thinking, we’re making a positive impact on our local community everyday with the help of our students, faculty and staff. Read on to find out how you can join us in making a difference.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Working with Our Community, Civic engagement, Community Impact

Civic Engagement And Giving Back To Your Community

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 15, 2017 11:09:00 AM

There’s a lot more to college than time spent in a classroom. There are plenty of chances for you to meet new people, explore new cultures, and even give back to your community through civic engagement. Let us show you how.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Working with Our Community, Civic engagement

Dig In: Westfield State & Healthy, Sustainable Dining On Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 25, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Whether they live on campus or commute, finding ways to eat healthily is a priority for most students. That’s why Westfield State made the move to launch its own self-operated dining services last year. The change places student feedback and sustainability at the top of the priority list.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Civic engagement

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