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University Events: February and March 2017

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FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 1 - Mar. 12 EXHIBITION - "WOMEN'S WORK": 

"Women's Work" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, March. 12, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Women's Work" features the work of 12 female artists who have completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center within the past few years. The exhibition features poetry and prose, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and installation art. Through these various forms, the artists embrace and challenge gender roles and stereotypes often associated with women's work. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Women's-Work-to-open.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 22 - Mar. 5 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Our Lady of 121st Street" in the MainStage 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 Feb. 22 and 23 (preview nights); 8 p.m. on Feb. 24, 25, Mar. 3 and 4; with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 25, 26, Mar. 4 and 5. Directed by Sal Trapani. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/our-lady-of-121st-street-tickets-30459723854 or call (203) 837-8732. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/our-lady-of-121st-street.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 28 JEFFERSON LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 

WCSU Associate Professor of History & Non-Western Cultures Dr. Kevin Gutzman will discuss his latest book, "Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America," and sign copies at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Guzman's fifth book explores Jefferson's ideas and contributions on several issues that continue to guide culture and government in the United States today. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Gutzman-publishes-new-book.asp.

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Feb. 28 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at 4:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. No resume? Job application in the near future? Individuals who wish to procure the resume of the century should join us for this informational workshop. Open to current WCSU students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information or to sign up, email careerservices@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8263.

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Feb. 28 DINNER AND A DOCUMENTARY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Social Work Club and Black Student Union will host a screening of "13th" at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The film is an important look at the criminalization of African Americans and their relationship with the justice system. Donations of beauty and hair products suitable for darker complexions and ethnic hair will be accepted at the door to benefit refugee women at IICONN's Beauty School. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to burch016@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 28 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The fourth spring semester 2017 presentation of the series, "Lessons from our Past," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-and-civilization-lecture-series.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

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MARCH EVENTS

Mar. 1 POVERTY SIMULATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host a "Poverty Simulation - How Would You Survive One Month of Living in Poverty?" from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students from SPS departments, and faculty and staff from across the university will examine the realities of poverty in Connecticut and the United States. The community is invited to observe the simulation. For more information, email waderancourtr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8573.

Mar. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. BARD COLLEGE: 

The women's lacrosse team, behind second-year head coach Jennifer Thomas, opens the 2017 campaign against Bard College at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 2 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Read Between the Lines: Effective Strategies for Making Reading Meaningful" at 11 a.m. in Room 017 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 2 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "BINGO" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Students who bring the name slip back with their name on it will be entered into an additional raffle. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 2 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 all-night open mic. 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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Mar. 3 MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER VIDEO BROADCAST (WCSU campus community only)

The National Society for Leadership and Success will host a video simulcast of a discussion by FOX NFL Sunday host Curt Menefee from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Menefee's secret to career success came from working hard, being passionate and enjoying life. Following his success as NFL Sunday host and his thought-provoking book, "Losing Isn't Everything," Menefee will share the hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history, his observations on turning failure into success, and the importance of being resilient in the face of adversity. The simulcast will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, send an email to teresadanbury@hotmail.com.

Mar. 3 WCSU JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-orchestra-tickets-30294615009 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 3 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Why Him?" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 3 REC AFTER DARK (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host "After Hours - REC After Dark Ice Skating " from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. The WCSU Shuttle will begin drop-offs at the Ice Arena with the 9:30 p.m. Midtown shuttle. The last pick-up from the ice arena will be at midnight. Snacks will be provided, no experience necessary, and no registration is required. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to csi@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 4 - Mar. 5 HOME SHOW: 

WCSU will host the Western New England Home Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at the Feldman Arena in the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Home improvement companies will display their products and answer questions during the two-day event. Tickets will be $8. For more information, call (860) 365-5678, ext. 313, or visit www.jenksproductions.com/events/western-ne-home-show/.

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Mar. 4 ANXIETY AND TRAUMA WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Roots & Shoots will host Dawyn Cloud-Alter of Alter-Native Healing for a workshop on coping with anxiety, fears and panic at 10 a.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will feature emotional freedom therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, is limited to 30 participants and free tickets are available for WCSU students with ID at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 4 ANXIETY AND TRAUMA WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Roots & Shoots will host Dawyn Cloud-Alter of Alter-Native Healing for a workshop on coping with anxiety, fears and panic at 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will feature emotional freedom therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, is limited to 30 participants and free tickets are available for WCSU students with ID at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 4 STANDUP NBC (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will present "StandUp NBC" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Two NBC comedians, Dulce Sloan (winner of StandUp NBC) and Ian Aber (runner up) will perform. The event is free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 5 VOCAL MASTERCLASS: 

The WCSU Department of Music will host a vocal masterclass with Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara at 3 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. O'Hara won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of "The King and I." WCSU students and NATS members with valid ID can obtain free tickets at the VPAC Box Office. The public can purchase tickets for $10 at www.eventbrite.com/e/a-masterclass-with-tony-award-winner-kelli-ohara-tickets-32117996793. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 6 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist and writer Sharon Louden 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, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Spring-2017-MFA-visiting-artist-lecture-series.asp or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 7 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The final spring semester 2017 presentation of the series, "A Sustainable Civilization," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-and-civilization-lecture-series.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 8 REED DIFFUSER NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Reed Diffuser Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can pick up one of a variety of scented reed diffusers that help eliminate odors during this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 8 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Herbs for Better Health" with Master Herbalist and Educator Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbs at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. 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/Wellness-Wednesday-Workshops-2017.asp.

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Mar. 8 SENIOR FOCUS (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a workshop for graduating seniors, "Senior Focus - It's Not Too Late!" at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Are you a senior? Graduating this spring? Join us for a run-through of what you need to be prepared for the send-off. The workshop will be free and open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information or to sign up, email careerservices@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 8 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and lime Jell-O, 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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Mar. 8 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at 6:30 p.m. in Fairfield Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. No resume? Job application in the near future? Students who wish to procure the resume of the century should join us for this informational workshop. Open to current WCSU students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information or to sign up, email careerservices@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 9 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

Four 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. The jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-30295050311 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 9 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, Toure Richardson. 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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Mar. 11 - Mar. 12 ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE: 

The Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association will hold its Winter Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost and other information, visit www.ctnofa.org/winterconference/index.html.

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Mar. 11 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to academictesting@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 11 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

While some are tanning down south, the WestConn men's lacrosse team returns to action against Manhattanville College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. If you're stuck at home, come on out and root on your team. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 11 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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Mar. 14 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. 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 that can be 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.

Mar. 18 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. REGIS COLLEGE: 

Second-year head coach Ryan Cavanagh and his Colonials continue the non-conference portion of their schedule when they take on Regis College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 21 CLOTHESLINE PROJECT (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will present the "Clothesline Project," an event intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students will write comments on T-shirts that will be displayed in the Student Center. The Clothesline Project is a program that started on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt that is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 21 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at 5:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is for students 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 only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 22 PHONE CASE NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Phone Case Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can design their own phone case for free during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 22 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter and printmaker Sabrina Marques 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, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Spring-2017-MFA-visiting-artist-lecture-series.asp or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 22 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring Dorito bake, salad and Mexican brownies, 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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Mar. 23 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Face-to-Face 101: Tips on How to Best Communicate with Professors" at 11 a.m. in Room 017 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 23 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer an interview workshop at noon in Room 201 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 only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 23 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Dr. Yiota Kotsakiozi of the Yale University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will discuss "From Yellow Fever to Zika: Tracking the Vector, the Aedes Mosquitoes" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to monettem@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 23 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, Nick Arne. 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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Mar. 24 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a LinkedIn workshop at 9 a.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students will learn about the career and professional benefits of utilizing Linkedin.com. It is appropriate for those with no knowledge of LinkedIn as well as for those with an already established profile that might need some fine tuning. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required at least one day in advance. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 24 OPERA - "THE GONDOLIERS": 

The WCSU Opera Ensemble will present "The Gondoliers" by Gilbert and Sullivan at 8 p.m. on March 24; 2 and 8 p.m. on March 25; and 2 p.m. on March 26, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Directed by Margaret Astrup. For tickets, go to 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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Mar. 24 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Fences" 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.

Mar. 25 "ALADDIN" ON BROADWAY (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Manhattan to see "Aladdin" on Broadway. The bus will depart from the Midtown Student Center at 10 a.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 10:30 a.m. It will depart from New York City to return to campus at 8 p.m., which will provide participants with free time after the show to eat, shop and enjoy everything the city has to offer. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with I.D. and $80 for students' guests, and include the bus trip and tickets to the show. Tickets are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 25 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 

The softball team, fresh off a week in sunny Florida, opens its northern slate with a doubleheader against John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The twinbill between the Colonials and Bloodhounds is set to start at 12:30 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 25 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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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Mar. 28 CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a "How To Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair on April 5, how to research employers, what to expect the day of the Career Fair, and important follow-up after the Career Fair. It will be free and open to WCSU students only.  For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 28 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. MOUNT ST. MARY COLLEGE: 

The softball team, under the guidance of 11-year head coach and Western alumna Heather Stone, take on Mount St. Mary College in a non-league doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Come out and cheer on your team. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 29 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION: 

In observation of Women's History Month, the Department of History will present a panel discussion, "Women Make Change: Politics Past, Present and Future," at noon in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Panelists will include Quinnipiac University Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Dr. Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, WCSU Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Christina Hegel-Cantarella and WCSU Professor of History Dr. Leslie Lindenauer. Provost Dr. Missy Alexander will introduce the panel. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8484.

Mar. 29 CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a "How To Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at noon in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair on April 5, how to research employers, what to expect the day of the Career Fair, and important follow-up after the Career Fair. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 29 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Aromatherapy" with Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Robyn Housemann and HPX students at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. 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/Wellness-Wednesday-Workshops-2017.asp.

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Mar. 29 - Apr. 9 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "VIOLET": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Violet" 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 March 29 and 30; 8 p.m. on March 31, April 1, 7 and 8; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 1, 2, 8 and 9. Set in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, this awe-inspiring musical explores the true meaning of beauty and the courage of a young girl who embarks on a journey of self-discovery during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Directed by Tim Howard. 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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Mar. 29 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume critique session from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 300E of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 29 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. MITCHELL COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will take on the Mariners from Mitchell College in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 30 GALLERY OPENING - M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 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., Tuesday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Monday, April 10. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit 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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Mar. 30 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, Matthew Popp, and the featured act, Post No Bills. 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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Mar. 31 TRANSITIONS TO THE WORKPLACE: WOMEN & MINORITIES IN STEM (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer "Transition to the Workplace: Women and Minorities in STEM" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 31 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE: 

The men's tennis team opens its 2017 home slate when it hosts the Farmingdale State College Rams at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 31 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 the public. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

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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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