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University Events: September and October 2016

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 12 - 29 GREEK RUSH/RECRUITMENT (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations will host Rush/Recruitment events on campus during this time period. The events are open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, send an email to carrascom@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 18 - Oct. 21 INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WesternREC will host Intramural Flag Football from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays on the Westside campus practice field, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Thursday , Sept. 15. For more information or to sign up, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Sep. 20 - Nov. 8 SUPPORT GROUP (Female WCSU students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "Girl Talk," a girls supporting girls group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks through Nov. 8, and advance registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 21 - Oct. 19 INTRAMURAL COED SOCCER (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WesternREC will host Intramural Coed Soccer from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Midtown campus Recreation Field, 181 White St. in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Thursday , Sept. 15. For more information or to sign up, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Sep. 29 GET TO KNOW THE CANDIDATES EVENT: 

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Northern Fairfield County will host a "Get to Know the Candidates" event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Candidates are being invited whose districts coincide with the fives towns (Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield and Sherman) represented by this LWV chapter, which covers Assembly districts 2, 107, 108, 109, 110 and 138, and Senatorial districts 24, 26 and 30. Candidates will have the opportunity to address issues with constituents at their respective tables during the event. This is an informal, question-and-answer event, not a formal debate.  The LWVNFC hopes that many voters in these local districts will take the opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their ideas for the district and state. For more information, send an email to lwvnfc@gmail.com.

Sep. 29 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act, Toure, and the featured act, WCSU senior Ian Murray. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 30 - Oct. 1 MASTERCLASS (WCSU students only)

CenterStage will host a master class with Mary Jane Houdina from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Room 324 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Space is limited and students who wish to attend must sign up in advance at the VPAC Box Office, first-come, first-served. For more information, send an email to murphy308@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. RUTGERS-NEWARK: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will face Rutgers-Newark in a non-league match at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Come out and see the action as the Colonials and Scarlet Knights battle over nine matches. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 30 BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: 

WCSU will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Jazz Club will feature an opening act, followed by the featured act. Admission will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. There is a $5 cover for the public. Visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WCSU-to-host-Best-Darn-Jazz-Club.asp or call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

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Sep. 30 REC AFTER DARK (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host "After Hours - REC After Dark GLOW" from 10 p.m. to midnight in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event, featuring blacklight dodgeball, glow Zumba, Kan Jam and more, is open to WCSU students only. Stop by; no registration required. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to csi@wcsu.edu.

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 WEATHER CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the Tri-State Weather Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts. The public is invited; registration is required. For ticket prices and other information, call (203) 837-8552 or visit www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

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Oct. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S RUGBY VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's rugby team will take on Eastern Connecticut State University at 11 a.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. SOUTHERN MAINE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will face the Southern Maine University Huskies in an important match between two programs attempting to get into the upcoming Little East Conference Tournament. The first serve is slated for noon at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 1 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face Eastern Connecticut State University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 1 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on Central Connecticut State University at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 1 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The midway point through the MASCAC season will pit a pair of teams fighting for the 2016 crown. The Colonials will take on Bridgewater State University at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 2 NEWMAN CENTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY: 

The Newman Center will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a special Mass at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport will officiate. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Warner Hall on the Midtown campus. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to couturej@wcsu.edu or hossanm@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 4 - Oct. 5 SILENT WITNESS INITIATIVE: 

WCSU and The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "The Silent Witness Initiative" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Campus Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension. The Silent Witness Initiative honors the lives of domestic violence homicide victims through family support, community connections and advocacy for change. Many men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence and each one has a story. The event will share and honor the stories of Connecticut residents who have lost their lives to acts of domestic and dating violence. It will be free and the public is invited. The exhibit will be housed in the Haas Library on the Midtown campus for the month of October. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 4 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU campus community only)

Western Connecticut Home Care will hold a Flu Shot Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. To participate in the clinic, faculty, staff and students must present a State of Connecticut medical insurance card or other form of medical insurance; cash will not be accepted. This is a walk-in clinic and clothing that allows easy access to the upper part of the arm is required. For more information, visit www.westernconnecticuthomecare.org.

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Oct. 4 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture for four weeks in Malaga, Madrid and Marbella, Spain. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/ or www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp.

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Oct. 4 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The WCSU women's tennis team needs to win this conference match for seeding in the upcoming LEC Tournament. It will face UMass-Boston at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 4 HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH INITIATIVES PANEL: 

The WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host "Holistic and Integrative Health Initiatives: Part Two," a panel discussion on alternative approaches to health and wellness, at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Panelists will include: Naturopathic Physician Dr. Shawn Carney, Chiropractor Dr. Brian Applebee, Osteopathic Physician Dr. David Johnston and Integrative & Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Tama Sachs. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a legislative internship information session at 11 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 5 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON: 

The 2016 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be presented to Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, Inc., at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Austin-McChord-of-Datto-is-WCSU-Entrepreneur-of-the-Year.asp. Reservations for the luncheon may be made online at www.wcsu.edu/ia/entrepreneur/ or by calling (203) 837-8279.

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Oct. 5 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture for four weeks in Malaga, Madrid and Marbella, Spain. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/ or www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp.

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Oct. 5 PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Psych Alliance will present a discussion about "The Psychology of Study Methods (And How to Change Them)" at 4 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only, the conversation will focus on the most effective ways to get the most out of study time. For more information, send an email to wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

Oct. 5 GENETIC SCREENING CONFERENCE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Nursing Department, the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences, the Connecticut Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control will host "Genetic Screening Education: Understanding Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer - How well do you know your family tree?" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured speakers will include Yale Cancer Center Chief Genetic Counselor Karina Brierley, Yale Cancer Center Co-Director of Cancer Genetics and Prevention Dr. Erin Hofstatter and a BRCA cancer survivor who is affiliated with Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE). The conference will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to sousam@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 HISPANIC AWARENESS MONTH LECTURE: 

Nationally recognized illustrator, artist and educator Abe Echevarria, former chair of the WCSU Art Department, will present an Hispanic Awareness Month lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The presentation, part of the university's Cultural Connections Series, will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 GROW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will present "GROW - Tutoring Resource Center" at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Hall Lounge on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students who are finding that they'd like a little help in some of their classes can meet Beth Turley, coordinator of the Tutoring Resource Center, to find out all the free services available at the center. This Great Resources of Western (GROW) workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 6 - Dec. 11 EXHIBITION - "RICHARD KLEIN: THE SAME GLASS, TWICE": 

"Richard Klein: The Same Glass, Twice" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 NEWMAN FOOD PANTRY (WCSU students only)

The Newman Center will host a food pantry for students who are hungry and in need from 3 to 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The food pantry is free and open to WCSU students with I.D. only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/service.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 6 EXHIBITION OPENING - RICHARD KLEIN: THE SAME GLASS, TWICE: 

The Gallery Opening for "Richard Klein: The Same Glass, Twice" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, Dec. 11. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited; reservations are requested. Make a reservation at www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 

As the Little East Conference Tournament nears, the women's volleyball team will take a needed break from league play when it  faces John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 6 WCSU JAZZ FACULTY: 

The WCSU Jazz Faculty will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Jazz Area Co-Coordinators Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian will lead Western's outstanding jazz faculty in an evening of standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-faculty-tickets-26279497685 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 SPIDEY THE MENTALIST (WCSU students only)

Spidey the Mentalist will perform as part of PAC's "Freak Fest" at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Spidey is an international hypnotist/mentalist/magician whose career began 10 years ago and has flourished to unprecedented heights. Beyond the scope of performance, he is an international creator of magic and mentalism as well as a persuasion, influence and covert hypnosis specialist. He continues to perform across Canada and the U.S. and wows audiences internationally from all over the Caribbean to Europe. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 6 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Tangible. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Oct. 7 NATIONAL HISPANIC COLLEGE FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Southern Connecticut National Hispanic College Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to high school students. For more information, visit http://collegefair.info/.

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Oct. 7 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-26324340812 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 7 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Freak Fest" screening of "The Purge Election Year" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 7 FRIDAY AFTER HOURS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Adventure Club will host "Friday After Hours" at 9:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lower lobby on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be free food from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., followed by a night hike and a camp-out for WCSU students only. Participants should bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent and flashlight. The Adventure Club can supply some equipment for students who do not have any. For more information, send an email to diaz078@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 8 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team will face arch-rival Rhode Island College in a key match as the Little East Conference Tournament approaches. The Colonials and Anchorwomen will meet at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 8 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

A home match will likely be on the line when the women's volleyball team takes on Keene State College in the league portion of its tri-match. The Colonials meet the Owls at noon, Keene State and Bridgewater State battle at 2 p.m., and the Bears and Western cap off the triple header at 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 8 CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Carnival of Shadows," a twisted take on a dark carnival that will tingle the spine, caress the creepy and lure you into an alternate reality of the unfamiliar and strange from 5 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit www.facebook.com/carnivalofshadowsct/.

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Oct. 8 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Bridgewater State University at 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 8 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 9 NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM-WHALE WATCH: 

The Kathwari Honors Program will host a trip to Boston that will include a visit to the New England Aquarium, a whale watch and free time in the city. The bus will depart from the shuttle stop across from the Honors House at 8 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $56 for students and $99 for the public. They are on sale now at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Please wear warm clothing and bring money for lunch and shopping. For more information, send an email to linj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 10 COLUMBUS DAY: 

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Oct. 10 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Eric Holzman will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 11 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Rhode Island College at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 11 YOGA MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host a series of free meditation classes, "Sahaja Yoga Meditation, at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple yet profound guided meditation with easy to do hand movements all done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 12 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Sleep Issues" with Dr. Michael Murphy at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Chiropractic treatment for back pain and headaches is only the tip of the iceberg. Good health also involves nutrition, exercise, good sleep habits and a positive lifestyle. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/WCSU-IHHS-announces-Wellness-Wednesday-Workshops.asp or send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 12 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture for four weeks in Malaga, Madrid and Marbella, Spain. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/ or www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp.

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Oct. 12 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Services will offer an interview workshop at 1 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. It will be free and open to WCSU students and alumni only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 12 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring parmesan chicken thighs, sesame green beans, honey couscous and cherry cobbler at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 12 - Oct. 23 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "THE STEPMOTHER": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Stepmother" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 & 13; 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22 & 23; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 15, 16, 22 & 23. Githa Sowerby's 1924 drama takes the notion of the "wicked stepmother" and turns it on its ear. Don't miss this powerful and moving tale of female empowerment. Directed by Pam McDaniel. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 12 GROW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will present "GROW - Tutoring Resource Center" at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Hall Formal Lounge on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students who may have felt that there was no help available to them because their major is in the Ancell School of Business can learn more about resources available to them in the Ancell Learning Commons from coordinator Elise Silkowski. This Great Resources of Western (GROW) workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 13 MOON FAMILY PSYCHIC EXPERIENCE (WCSU students only)

Members of the Moon Family will provide psychic and tarot card readings at noon in the confernce room in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The PAC "Freak Fest" event will cost $1 and is open to WCSU students only. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 13 NEWMAN FOOD PANTRY (WCSU students only)

The Newman Center will host a food pantry for students who are hungry and in need from 3 to 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The food pantry is free and open to WCSU students with I.D. only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/service.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 13 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Oct. 13 GHOST HUNTER (WCSU students only)

Ghost Hunter Chris Moon will share his paranormal stories and lead a tour through the most-haunted parts of campus at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The PAC "Freak Fest" event will be free and open to the first 50 WCSU students who sign up only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 14 - Oct. 15 GLOBAL POLICY CONFERENCE: 

WCSU and the Institute on Science for Global Policy will host "Socioeconomic Contexts of Sustainable Agriculture," a two-day conference, in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit http://scienceforglobalpolicy.org/conference/socioeconomic-contexts-of-sustainable-agriculture/.

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Oct. 14 - Oct. 22 HOMECOMING WEEK: 

Homecoming 2016 will be from Friday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 22, at multiple locations on both campuses.

Oct. 14 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. BARD COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will face Bard College at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 14 PERMACULTURE GARDEN FUNDRAISING DINNER: 

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies (JGC) at WCSU will host a dinner to feast on the fruits from the Permaculture Garden from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The "Dinner in a Bite" event is a fundraiser in support of the JGC Permaculture Garden Project. Tickets are $50 per person and the public is invited. For more information or to make a reservation, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/permaculture.

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Oct. 14 HOMECOMING KICK-OFF PEP RALLY (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement will host a "Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally" from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 15 - Oct. 16 FOUNDATIONS OF NARRATIVE HEALTH COACHING: 

Teleosis Institute, in partnership with the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU, will host "Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching, a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Narrative Health Coaching offers an integrated approach to clarifying and attaining desired client outcomes. The workshop will be led by Teleosis Institute Creative Director Reggie Marra, a registered mentor coach and phone coach. The workshop will cost $295 (early bird discount is $195 if registered by Oct. 1) and has been approved by the ICF for 12 hours of Core Competency CCEUs. For more information or to register, visit www.teleosis.org/calendar.

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Oct. 15 CERAMICS WORKSHOP: 

Ceramics Instructor Jurg Lanzrein will offer a one-day ceramics workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 012 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be open to all levels of experience. Participants will learn to produce three functional ceramic pieces using pigmented colored clays to inlay a design on a white background. All materials will be included. After participants complete their artwork on plates, platters and bowls, they will be finished by the instructor and assistant with a clear glaze and fired. They will be ready to take home in about three weeks. The workshop fee is $150. Only eight seats are available; register in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/ceramics-workshop-tickets-27908354640. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Oct. 15 PAC TRIP (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a daytime haunted prison tour and nighttime "Terror Behind the Walls" experience. The bus will depart the Midtown Student Center at 10:30 a.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35 for WCSU students with I.D. and $80 for students' guests. Tickets will be on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 15 WCSU WOMEN'S RUGBY VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHOLOGY: 

The WCSU women's rugby team will take on Wentworth Institute of Technology at 11 a.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 15 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on Worcester Polytechnic Institute at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 15 CONNECTICUT HARVEST JAM: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Connecticut Harvest Jam," a country music fall festival, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit http://kicks1055.com/events-danbury/harvest-jam/10-october-2015-ives-concert-park/.

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Oct. 16 'RUN OR DYE" COLOR RUN (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Department of Recreation will host the Homecoming "Run or Dye" three-mile Color Run at noon at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event for the public, and free for WCSU students with I.D. For more information or to register, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Oct. 18 KETTLE CORN (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free Kettle Corn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Plaza on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only -- come grab a bag and join in on one of our school's most cherished giveaways. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. It will be free and open to WCSU students and alumni only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 18 FOOTBALL DINNER (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

Sodexo will host a Homecoming Football Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and the Campus Center Marketplace on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be a football-inspired meal. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty, staff and alumni can pay $9.99. For more information, go to www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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Oct. 18 AN EVENING WITH BERNIE SIEGEL, MD: 

The WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Dr. Bernie Siegel, who will discuss "The Art of Healing" at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. A book signing will follow. Get tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 19 GROW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will present "GROW - Libraries" at 7 p.m. in the Newbury Hall Main Lounge on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Everything you always wanted to know about the WCSU libraries will be presented in one short workshop led by First-Year Librarian Naomi Toftness. This Great Resources of Western (GROW) workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 19 CARDBOARD CANOE RACES (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host Cardboard Canoe Races from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the O'Neill Center Natatorium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Teams of two will have 90 minutes to construct a boat from cardboard, duct tape and two garbage bags, and will then race the boat in the swimming pool. This event is open to WCSU students only and prizes will be awarded. This is both a RECFresh and Campus Cup activity where points can be earned. Registration forms are available at the Center for Student Involvement Office in Room 227 of the Midtown Student Center and online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Oct. 20 NEWMAN FOOD PANTRY (WCSU students only)

The Newman Center will host a food pantry for students who are hungry and in need from 3 to 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The food pantry is free and open to WCSU students with I.D. only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/service.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 20 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Oct. 20 COMEDY HYPNOTIST (Homecoming 2016 event for WCSU students only)

Comedian-hypnotist Eric Mina will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Whether it's playing mind tricks in Australia, reading thoughts in Las Vegas, or performing comedy hypnosis in Times Square, Mina's understanding of the human mind astounds audiences worldwide. His show is a side-splitting, mind-boggling event that will leave you believing your dreams are possible. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/ or send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 21 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$ BINGO" at 2 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Bring the name slip with your name on it to be entered into an additional raffle. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 21 BONFIRE (Homecoming Week event for WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a Homecoming Bonfire at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 WCSU WOMEN'S RUGBY VS. ENDICOTT COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's rugby team will take on Endicott College at 11 a.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The women's soccer team will face UMass-Boston at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 22 TAILGATING (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

WCSU will host Homecoming Tailgating from noon to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating is open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only. Participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. The cost is $10 per carload, $50 per tent space and free for pedestrians. The football game versus Worcester State will begin at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 22 REUNION CITY (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host Reunion City from noon to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion across from the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission to the tent is $5 for alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only. Admission includes one free beverage; participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face UMass-Dartmouth at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 22 FOOD TRUCK VENDORS (Homecoming Week event): 

WCSU will host food truck vendors from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. outside the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.The public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 SIXTH ANNUAL HOMECOMING CHILI COOK-OFF (Homecoming Week event): 

Sodexo will host the Sixth Annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student clubs and organizations, and faculty will compete for the title of Chili Champion. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu.homecoming or send an email to almonte030@connect.wcsu.edu

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Oct. 22 STREET FAIR (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

WCSU's Student Government Association will host a Street Fair from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the Access Road between the Classroom Building and the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 ALUMNI PAVILION RIBBON CUTTING (Homecoming Week event): 

WCSU President Dr. John Clark and members of the Alumni Association will hold a Homecoming ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu.homecoming.

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Oct. 22 BOX CAR DERBY RACE (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU Housing & Residence Life Chuck will host "The Great Box Car Derby Race" at 3 p.m. outside the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU football team will face Worcester State University in a Homecoming game at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 22 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 22 ABSURDITY TOUR (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Student Government Association and Center for Student Involvement will host "Absurdity Tour" at 9 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be comedians Damon Wayans Jr., Chris D'Elia, Judah Friedlander, Ron Funches and Emma Willmann, as well as a disc jockey. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Tickets will be $10 for WCSU students with I.D., $22 for students' guests and $32 for the public. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 25 GROW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will present "GROW - Registration and Academic Advisement" at 7 p.m. in the Newbury Hall Main Lounge on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It's nearly time for registration -- do you know what you need to do? Have you met with your adviser? This workshop, run by Academic Advisement Center Director Isabel Carvalho, will answer these questions and more. This Great Resources of Western (GROW) workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Jacqueline Decker will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 26 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Reiki For Us and Our Animals" with Reiki Master Pam Pollard at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Learn about some of the factors that can impact the energy systems within and around the body and how the healing technique known as Reiki helps to heal us and our animals on every level. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/WCSU-IHHS-announces-Wellness-Wednesday-Workshops.asp or send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 26 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring Buffalo chicken mac & cheese, salad, rolls and Death By Chocolate cake at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 26 ETIQUETTE DINNER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will host an Etiquette Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Putting Your Best Fork Forward." Tips for successful networking, business etiquette and effective communication will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be a fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, go to http://wcsu.edu/career-services/.

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Oct. 27 NEWMAN FOOD PANTRY (WCSU students only)

The Newman Center will host a food pantry for students who are hungry and in need from 3 to 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The food pantry is free and open to WCSU students with I.D. only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/service.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 27 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Tara Llewellyn. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Oct. 28 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz will be at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Western's large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals, the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-jazz-tickets-26348893249 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 28 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Freak Fest" screening of "The Conjuring 2" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 29 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's soccer team will face Southern Maine University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 29 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on Quinnipiac University at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 29 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU football team will face UMass-Dartmouth in a Senior Night game at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 31 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. This is the annual fundraiser for the women's basketball team. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at (203) 837-9018.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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