February

A High School “Work from Home” Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

Park Ridge High School in New Jersey recently hosted its first-ever Virtual Day, during which students attended all classes from home. In-person classes were replaced with written assignments and video chats, using a software called Schoology (https://www.schoology.com/k-12 ). The school ultimately found the experiment successful, with post-event surveys reflecting high attendance.

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The College of Westchester

Black History Month

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We celebrate Black History Month all year through.  This auspicious remembrance gives us yet another opportunity to find ways to bring equity to all people.  There is still so much to do to bring all people up to the same salary level, to respect all equally, and fairly.  Here is one of my favorite illustrations by Angus McGuire, commissioned by Interaction Institute for Social Change, giving a simple example of what we need to do to respect and support all people.

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Worst Resume Fonts

Monday, February 22, 2016

You worked hard in school and now you’re ready to land that dream job. You’ve got a killer set of skills and a resume that shows off what you’ve got to offer, so make sure you don’t blow it by choosing the wrong font. This article from the folks at Monster lists some of the fonts most likely to cause potential employers to pass you over.

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The College of Westchester

Spring Evening Orientation

Friday, February 19, 2016

CW welcomed our evening students during yesterday’s Adult College Spring I New Student Orientation. During the event students were greeted by our Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, “we’re honored that you’ve chosen The College of Westchester as the place to begin or to re-start your college career.

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The College of Westchester

CW Goes Red!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

During the month of February, the American Heart Association promotes “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement that advocates for more research and increases awareness on women's heart health.

CW’s Allied Health Club showed their support and prepared a fundraiser to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. Pins, jewelry, healthy beverages and snacks were sold.

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The College of Westchester

Operation Cupid in Full Swing

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

As part of the celebrations for Valentine’s Day, Operation Cupid was in full swing last Thursday when members of the CW community and the Stars & Stripes club delivered over 60 roses around the building. The $5.00 Operation Cupid package included a single rose, a chocolate, and a card delivered to a person that makes a difference on the sender’s life. All recipients were happy to receive such a unique gift and celebrated the Spirit of Valentine’s Day.

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The College of Westchester

Things to Consider Before Taking an Online College Course

Monday, February 8, 2016

There are lots of reasons to take an online course: career goals, flexibility, cost, and many more. However, online and hybrid college courses may be a better fit for some than others, depending on learning styles, resources, and lifestyle. This article shares a few things to consider before signing up.

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The College of Westchester

Keep the Spirit Up Warriors!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Although it was a tough loss for the CW Warriors, it was a fun evening as the fans supported and cheered our team on throughout the game. We wish our CW Warriors the best for this basketball season and we encourage them to be positive and keep the spirit up as they continue to become even better throughout the season. Go Warriors!

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The College of Westchester

Students Get Awarded & Sign Up for Clubs

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Winter Semester Student Recognition/Club Day 2016 took place in the Student Center to honor the best students of last Fall. With Esperanza Cruz, Students Affairs Administrative Coordinator, serving as M.C., students were honored for their achievements last term. President & CEO Mary Beth Del Balzo named BBA student Violet Dokaj and AAS student Malcom Bennett, as Students of the Semester for the Fall term.

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The College of Westchester

Congratulations to Students of Semester Malcolm Bennett & Violet Dokaj

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Malcolm Bennett (Associates)-Malcolm is a Business Administration-Marketing/Management Associate’s degree student with a 3.85 cumulative GPA, having achieved both Dean’s and President’s List recognition.  He is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a work study student in the Academic Center.  As part of his academic career, Malcolm will be earning his degree this April and is considering continuing into the BBA program at CW with the ultimate career goal of

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The College of Westchester

5 Ways to Hit Your Water Target

Monday, February 1, 2016

Proper hydration is key to helping students stay alert and focused. Exact amounts will vary depending on your age, size, and activity level, but most people need about 8 cups of water per day. Sound like a lot? Here are five tips to help you hit your target. 

*Make it part of your morning routine. When you get out of bed in the morning, drink a glass of water. It’ll help your body wake up and get digestion going.

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Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN