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For Western students who want to explore the world outside the classroom, a  range of educational and professional programs conducted off campus has opened exciting new horizons for learning stretching to Scotland, Spain, Venezuela and beyond.  [more]

Donors Kathie Azzariti and Deno Macricostas offer students expanded cultural awareness through their generous support of student travel.  [more]


Studying abroad changes students' perspectives, not only on the outside world but also on our own country. [more]

The HumanitarianTravel Club has involved more than 50 students in service missions to Brazil, Ghana, Cape Verde, Ecuador, and India, led by Dr. Jean Hatcherson over the past five years.  [more]

The Ancell School of Business has created global and intercultural learning opportunities that promote development of culturally appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in and outside the classroom. [more]

Students benefit by hands-on direct demonstration in the field, as confirmed by trips to Latin American destinations for field biology work. [more]

Spare your heirs from paying taxes on retirement plans and support  Western, too, by joining the Legacy Society.  [more]

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ACCESS is published bi-monthly and disseminated by the Office of Institutional Advancement to donors who make a gift of more than $1,000 annually to WCSU.

Honor Roll of New Donors Mark your calendar!

Peter D'Amico, SCB International Materials, Inc.
Steven & Linda Donnelly
Estate of Jerry B. Allford
Sue Simone

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Contributors    Kathie Azzariti, Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, Mike Carlo '08, Rachid Chtioui, Lorien Crow '07, Jason Davis '97, Tom Edson, Patrizia Farina, Dr. Jean Hatcherson, Dr. Karen Koza, Katerina Kruzykowski '07, Kathleen Lindenmayer, Thomas Loughman, Constantine (Deno) Macricostas, Stacey Miller '11, Lea Neylan, Dr. Thomas Philbrick, Dr. Theodora Pinou, Dr. James Schmotter, Jeff Shpunt '09, Paul Steinmetz '07, Peggy Stewart '97, Bob Taylor, Stephanie Tucci '08, Jane von Trapp

Wednesday, MAY 9
NYC ALUMNI RECEPTION, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cornell Club NYC Library, 6 East 44th Street; Join fellow alumni, Pres. Schmotter, and Dean Morton for cocktails and conversation. For more information or to register, go to http://wcsucornellclub.eventbrite.com or call Lynne LeBarron at (203) 837-8188.

Wednesday, MAY 16
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury. Guest speaker: Provost Jane McBride Gates. To join the Club, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (203) 837-8419.

Thursday, OCTOBER 18,
Friday, OCTOBER 19
HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA LECTURES;Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., "The Art of Compassion," Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m., "Advice for Daily Life," Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside Campus; ticket lottery open to public at 10:00 a.m. on June 25; Go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets and click the link to the Dalai Lama to find the form, and also to view the seating map with pricing. Email all ticket questions to thevisit@wcsu.edu.
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