Career Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 25:
Social Security—The Inside Story

landisgifSocial Security is something that we are entitled to, but not all of us get what we deserve. What you don’t know could cost you thousands of dollars. If you’re interested in learning about how to maximize your Social Security, join Andy Landis in a webinar on Wednesday, November 25 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., EDT, to find out how to receive all of your benefits.

In his talk, Social Security—The Inside Story, you will gain a better understanding about Medicare and maximizing your Social Security. More specifically, you will gain a better understanding of your retirement benefits, family benefits, and survivor benefits.

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The Review of Art and Literature is Accepting Works
From Alumni! Submit Your Piece by January 12


The Review of Art and Literature, a student-run literary magazine for the University community, is asking for alumni to submit to this year’s edition. The Review accepts short stories, poems, scripts, and other short writings as well as photographs, paintings, digital art, etc. Email your submissions with your name, title/medium of work, major, and year of graduation to

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Do Your Holiday Shopping Online and Help
Western New England University Students


Golden Bears: do your holiday shopping by using our Alumni Association Amazon Associates Program link in the right column of the Alumni Website. Every purchase you make helps fund Alumni Association grants to student programs at Western New England University—at no additional cost to you. This is Black Friday Week on! And don’t forget about Cyber Monday on November 30.

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College of Engineering Students Shine in
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon


The Western New England University Solar Decathlon team, a recipient of three Alumni Association grants, traveled to Irvine, CA, last month to complete construction of their two-bedroom 680-square-foot solar-powered home as part of the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. After 15 months of design, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, the College of Engineering Solar Decathlon House returned to campus with a first and second place win in two major categories.

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John Brennan '71 and Ashley Skeete '10/G'12 Honored by the University for Their Achievements
President Caprio Reaches Out to Alumni and Friends in Washington, DC
Get Ready to Make a Splash with Your Kids at the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Getaway on Jan. 23
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WNEK Changes Its Frequency in 1981


Pictured is Mike Netkovick ’80 playing music for WNEK-FM radio listeners. In 1981, Western New England College’s official campus radio station—then located on the second floor of Berkshire Hall—became the first college radio station in the northeast to move into the commercial band. WNEK modulated from 89.1 to 97.5. The station received a new antenna from Phelps-Dodge Communications Company in Marlboro, N.J., which helped it broaden its range of listeners to more than just on-campus students: its programming was heard from a little beyond a ten-mile radius. (Read More)

Western New England’s Second Computer


[View our historic photo archives.] In 1964, the IBM 1620 computer was installed in the new West Building (now Herman Hall). It was the College’s first digital computer, joining the McIlroy Fluid Network Analyzer, an analog computer, which was acquired in 1958. (Read More)

More Blasts from the Past:
"Old School" Commencement: the Class of 1925
Western New England Gets its First Computer in 1958
The Beer Stein Mystery
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