Class Start Dates/Events - Fall 2014
National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014
Villanova University/ The College of Professional Studies
National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 is November 3 -7. This is a celebration of the extraordinary lengths that part-time, evening, online, and/or adult students go through to complete their degrees. Though the terms and definitions may vary, there is no disputing the fact that non-traditional students constitute over one-third of all those seeking a degree.
Here at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies our non-traditional students come from a variety of backgrounds. Whether it is a working parent, a military professional returning to civilian life, a career-changer looking for a non-credit certificate, or a working professional looking for a second chance, Villanova’s community of Non-Traditional Learners share both an ability to persevere and a desire to overcome and succeed.
Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, including the Offices of both Part-Time and Continuing Studies, will be celebrating Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 with a number of fun and educational events. The goal is to both embrace our students and inform the Villanova community at-large in a fun and jovial way.
The calendar of events includes:
- T-Shirt a-day raffle
- A pizza/coffee event for our students
- An award for an outstanding non-traditional student leader
We will share stories all week long of our students, and solicit stories from our students as well. Follow us all week on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #NovaNTSW2014
National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014
Distinguished Student Award
Do you know a Non-Traditional Student who has truly persevered on their way towards earning their degree or certificate? Perhaps you have your own story of overcoming obstacles that you wish to share?
Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies invites students, faculty, and staff to submit nominations for our Distinguished Award. We are looking for one student from Part-Time Studies and one student from Continuing Studies. Tell us why you think they deserve the award (a few bullet points are fine). Self-nominations will be accepted. Stories will be shared on social media all week long (#NovaNTSW2014) and the best story will win.
To participate, send your story to Brandon Alan Dorfman in the Office of Part-Time Studies (Brandon.email@example.com) or Karen Christie in the Office of Continuing Studies (Karen.Christie@villanova.edu) or complete the form below. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 31 at 5PM and winners will be announced Wednesday, November 5.
Town Hall on new SHRM Competency based Certification:
October 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
Villanova Room in the Connelly Center
The College of Professional Studies hosted a Town Hall for the Philadelphia area Human Resources community with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the new SHRM competency-based certification. Hank Jackson, SHRM president and CEO lead a discussion about the new SHRM-CP and SHRM – SCP certifications and took questions from the regional HR community. Villanova University is a key partner with SHRM in offering the new SHRM –CP and SHRM-SCP certification prep classes both in the classroom and on-line.
Movie Night @ Connelly Center Cinema
Villanova University hosted The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades….Until Now.
Courageous addiction recovery advocates have begun to step out of the shadows to fuel a passionate new public recovery movement that will transform public perception, and ultimately the response to the addiction crisis…FOREVER.
Movie trailer: http://theanonymouspeople.com
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