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Game On! How sports help you get the most out of college

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 11, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Athletics at Westfield State go beyond what you’d find in your typical high school P.E. class. Quidditch, anyone?

At Westfield, sports teams are separated into three different categories: varsity, club and intramural. Together, all three form the Westfield State Athletic Department, which is overseen by Richard (Dick) Lenfest. Let's explore how to improve your college experience through sports.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Athletics, College Athletics

Top tips! Ensure you have the support you need to succeed in college.

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 7, 2019 2:02:00 PM
We get it. College isn’t easy. And if you’re a student struggling with a learning disability or are the first one in your family to be enrolled in a university, just picking out your courses can seem like an uphill battle. But at Westfield State, students can find help all over campus. Let us show you how to ensure you have the support you need.
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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience

Why Choose A Liberal Arts Degree?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 4:13:00 PM

 

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

How to Make The Most out of Your Internship Experience

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 Interning, It’s a lot more than fetching coffee and making copies. Watch these students make their passion part of their degree program at Westfield State. There are over 300 area businesses, schools and organizations that have at least one Westfield State student on the part-time staff. This means there are over 300 Westfield students learning invaluable on-the-job training every year. Read on below to find out how you can be one of them and get the most out of your college experience.

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

Live Your Dream: Study Abroad Options for World Education

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 20, 2018 11:17:00 AM

One of the most exciting possibilities open to students at Westfield is the chance to study abroad. Students can spend weeks, months, or even a full year in a different country where they can earn college credit, increase their intercultural understanding, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Topics: Study abroad, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Welcome to Westfield

Do I Need to Pick a Major In My First Year?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 8, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Some freshmen are blessed with knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a plan, they know which departments to enter, and they can easily find resources on how to get where they want to go.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience

Find Your People: A Rundown of Westfield’s Extracurricular Groups

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 8, 2018 3:33:55 PM



One of the best things about college is the opportunity to meet new people through shared activities. Campus groups, clubs, and teams are a great way to do it while enriching your academic experience.

Westfield State offers over 70 different clubs and organizations for students to choose from. Here’s a quick rundown of our groups and some important links you’ll need to get started.

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Topics: Student leadership, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, STEM, Enhance Your College Experience, How to Make a Difference in College, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

Movement Science students receive award from Griffin’s Friends

Professor Diana Schwartz, D.P.E., and her students in Westfield State's Movement Science 331 Sports & Exercise Psychology course received the Jack & Linda Kelleher Silent Hero Award from Griffin’s Friends at its annual banquet on May 18.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Community Impact, How to Make a Difference in College

3rd Fresh Check Day a rousing success

The University’s third annual Fresh Check Day, held March 29, brought together the volunteer efforts of 25 student groups on campus and the collective effort of more than 275 volunteers, including faculty and staff. WSU’s Fresh Check Day is unique among other institutions, as the event is combined with health fair. It is well received by the campus community. This year, some 50 community vendors, 500 students and more than 600 people participated overall.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience

Regional Influence: GARP Program Steadily Contributes to Planning Efforts

Posted by Troy Watkins on May 3, 2018 3:05:00 PM

As the only public college in New England to offer a bachelor’s degree in regional planning, Westfield State has a solid history of educating and training successful planners that dates back to 1983. Key in this work by the Geography and Regional Planning Program—known as GARP—is the University’s connection to Tim Brennan, the executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC).

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Choosing your major, Enhance Your College Experience, Planning for Your Career

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