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University Events: October and November 2017

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 - Dec. 3 EXHIBITION: 

"Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators" 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. 3, in the 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 more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/19/wcsu-exhibition-this-fall-to-feature-works-by-connecticut-illustrators/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 17 - 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 (student preview night), Oct. 19 (high school night) and Oct. 22; 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 18 - 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "HAMLET": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Hamlet" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 (student preview night), Oct. 26 (high school night) and Oct. 29; 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 22. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 20 - Nov. 15 FOOD DRIVE (WCSU campus community

Sodexo will host a campus food drive until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Donations are sought from campus departments and student clubs and organizations at the Sodexo office in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group that donates the most non-perishable food items will win a $75 luncheon. For more information, send an email to chaves011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 23 ADVERTISING AND WAR: 

The WCSU Archives and the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures will host a discussion by Archives volunteer Jerry Shea about "$elling a Good War: WWII in Life Magazine Advertisements" at 3 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/05/wcsu-hosts-discussion-online-exhibit-about-advertising-influences-during-world-war-ii/.

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Oct. 23 MARKETING COMMUNITY OUTREACH (Marketing Week event): 

The Western Marketing Association will hold a Community Outreach event with Jim Fosina and Dan Lessard at 5:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Attendees can get a taste of what it's like to join the university's student-run ad agency, Agency@Ancell, while they host a Think Tank for WestConn's Permaculture Garden to learn more about what they do, and provide them with valuable advice. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to coehlod@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 23 INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA CONTEST (International Education Week event): 

Professor of Theatre Arts Sal Trapani, Associate Professor of Justice and Law Administration Divya Sharma and International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will host an International Trivia Contest from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 24 STREET SIGN NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Street Sign 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. Participants can choose what to have written on a personalized street sign for free during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Guy Billout 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-guy-billout-illustrator-tickets-36322593856 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 24 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION (International Education Week event): 

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Christine Hegel-Cantarella will present information about "Ethnographic Field Methods: Barbados" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 24 ISEP INFORMATION TABLE (International Education Week event): 

Information about the International Student Exchange Program will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 24 FULBRIGHT AND BOREN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION (International Education Week event): 

The WCSU Faculty International Fellowship Committee and the Western International Center will present information about Fulbright and Boren international scholarships from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Rob Whittemore will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit www.cies.org and www.borenawards.org or http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 24 GET YOUR NAME IN ARABIC, PERSIAN AND CHINESE (International Education Week event): 

Assistant Professor of Justice and Law Administration Mohsen Alizadeh, Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Hamid El Khalfi, Business Librarian Xiaomei Gong and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Xiaoqi Han will translate names to Arabic, Persian and Chinese from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 24 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 212 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. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 24 ALUMNI PANEL (Marketing Week event): 

The Western Marketing Association will host an alumni panel featuring WCSU graduates from a variety of career fields at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The alumni are expected to discuss where they started and what they are doing now. This event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to coehlod@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

Want to see a rivalry? Come see the WCSU volleyball team take on Eastern Connecticut State University 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. 24 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. STEVENS TECH: 

The women's soccer team will take on Stevens Tech at 7 p.m. 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. 25 CULTURAL DIVERSITY DISCUSSION (International Education Week event): 

WCSU Chief Diversity Officer Jesenia Minier-Delgado will discuss "Cultural Diversity - Engaging Differences: A Dialogue Around Definitions, Challenges and Strategies" at 9:25 a.m. in Room 377B of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 25 CULTURAL DIVERSITY DISCUSSION (International Education Week event): 

WCSU Chief Diversity Officer Jesenia Minier-Delgado will discuss "Cultural Diversity - Engaging Differences: A Dialogue Around Definitions, Challenges and Strategies" at 10:50 a.m. in Room 377B of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 25 ISEP INFORMATION TABLE (International Education Week event): 

Information about the International Student Exchange Program will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 25 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Poetry and Journaling For Self and Social Action" with holistic mental health clinician, personal coach and Reiki Master/Teacher Rebecca Schoenewolf 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 www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Oct. 25 PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Psych Alliance will host a Halloween-Themed Discussion, "Why Do We Like to Be Scared?" at 3 p.m. in Room 319 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

Oct. 25 GET YOUR NAME IN HINDI AND CHINESE (International Education Week event): 

Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Zuohong Pan and Associate Professor of Justice and Law Administration Divya Sharma will translate names to Hindi and Chinese from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center restaurant on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring burrito bake, tortilla chips and Mexican mocha 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 25 BIG IDEA COMPETITION (Marketing Week event): 

The annual "Your Big Idea" Competition will be at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The purpose of the competition is to inspire students to think creatively and develop innovation talents and entrepreneurship skills. Semi-finalists will present their ideas to the judges and the audience. The winner will receive $500. Only WCSU students may enter the competition, but the public is welcome to watch the event. For more information, send an email to coehlod@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 25 LECTURE (International Education Week event): 

Maria Georgopoulou, director of the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, will discuss "To Save the Country: Lord Byron, General Makriyannis and the Greek War of Independence" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. A reception will follow in Room 122 of White Hall. This International Education Week talk will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Foundation Speaker Series and the Western International Center. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/20/public-invited-to-international-education-week-events-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 25 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE: 

The field hockey team will take on Thomas Aquinas College in a mid-week battle at 7 p.m. 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. 25 WITCHCRAFT LECTURE: 

Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will discuss "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Witchcraft in Early New England" at 7:30 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North in Darien. Lindenauer, whose research focuses on gender and religious culture in early America, will discuss the colonists' preoccupation with the supernatural. The talk is free for Historical Society members; non-members can attend for $20. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.darienhistorical.org/home/current-events/witchcraftinearlynewenglandbetweenthedevilandthedeepbluesea. To register, call (203) 655-9233 or send an email to ukremer@darienhistorical.org.

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Oct. 26 BRANDING & LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will learn how to broaden their network, research employers and companies, connect with alumni using proper networking etiquette, and leverage groups to expand their network and find opportunities. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 26 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 in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 19. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Oct. 26 VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: 

The League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County will hold a voter registration drive from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/865265303639670/.

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Oct. 26 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Sarah Lawrence College Professor of Biology Dr. Michelle Hersh will discuss "Fungal Functions in Forest Fragments: How Fungal Pathogens Can Help to Maintain Plant Diversity" at 4 p.m. in Room 123 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Fungal pathogens are thought to play a vital role in maintaining diverse plant communities. Yet, these hidden "pathogen benefits" can be disrupted when a continuous landscape is broken into smaller fragments. Hersh will discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that may lead to landscape fragmentation interfering with the plant-fungal interactions that maintain plant diversity. 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 reynoldsh@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Halloweentown" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Freak Fest screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 WORLD LANGUAGES LECTURE: 

Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Dr. Hamid El Khalfi will discuss "The Influence of Arabic on the English Language" at 6 p.m. in Room 210 of Higgins Annex on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Arabic is the newest offering by the department and is taught by El Khalfi, a native Arabic speaker. As the population of Arabic speakers in western cultures continues to grow, we are facing a shortage of Arabic speakers in the Western World. The National Security Education Program has listed Arabic as one of the most-needed languages in America and as a language that is critical to national security. The talk is part of a series of presentations showcasing the outstanding faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literature. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER PODCAST: 

Professor of Political Science Dr. Christopher Kukk will interview Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors, for a Compassionate Achiever podcast at 6 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Compassionate Achiever podcast series features interviews of compassionate achievers from various backgrounds and careers for the purpose of learning and sharing the different ways that helping others leads to success. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/304343220044799/ or send an email to linj@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 26 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, Brianne Chasanoff and Mary F. Gardner. 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. 26 HALLOWEEN IMPROV (WCSU students and alumni only)

The Western Improv Group (WIG) will present "Hallowig 2: Season of the WIG" at 10:30 p.m. in Pinney Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students and alumni only. For more information, send an email to gallagher003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 27 REGIONAL MARKETING CONFERENCE (Marketing Week event): 

The Western Marketing Association will host a regional AMA conference featuring a marketing strategy competition, keynote speaker, career success workshops and more, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. American Marketing Association members with ID can attend for $10; general attendance is $15. For more information, send an email to coehlod@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 27 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Question and Answer Session with Upperclassmen" from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 005 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 27 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Halloweentown" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This Freak Fest screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 27 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-34826845031 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 27 REC AFTER DARK - TRAIL OF TORMENT (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement and WestConn REC will host "Trail of Torment" as part of Freak Fest 2017. Venture through a trail of darkness and screams on the Westside campus. Check-in at the Alumni Pavilion. Pre-registration at the Colonial Fitness Centers. This 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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Oct. 27 THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to see "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Danbury Palace Theater, 165 Main St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $5 for WCSU students and $10 for their guests, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Information Desks in the Midtown Student Center and the Westside Campus Center. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 8 p.m. from the Midtown campus and 8:30 p.m. from the Westside campus. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 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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Oct. 28 MISSION HEALTH DAY: 

WCSU, in cooperation with Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network, will host Mission Health Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall and Berkshire Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event serves to expand health and community services. It is free for those in need from the Greater Danbury area. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: 

Come on out for Senior Day and support your Colonial seniors in a football showdown against Fitchburg State University at noon 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. 28 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. 28 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS BOSTON: 

Come watch some Colonial soccer as the men take on UMass-Boston for a Saturday matchup at 6 p.m. 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. 29 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WALK: 

The WCSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host a free "Haunted Halloween Walk" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to come in costume to enjoy the haunted walk, face painting, pumpkin painting and candy. Donations of non-perishable items will be accepted. For more information, send an email to mcdonnelld@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 29 FILM SCREENING: 

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies and Newtown Forward will host a screening of "A Plastic Ocean" at 2 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend the screening and join the discussion. For more information, send an email to weinsteinl@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 30 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.

Oct. 30 DASSL DAY: 

The Data Science & Systems Lab (DASSL) will host DASSL Day at 3:15 p.m. in Room 103 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At this event, students will present their work from Summer DASSL 2017, a six-week session of the lab. It will include live product demonstrations and explanation of practical applications, including Gradebook, a scalable and multi-tenanted set of REST-based services to help instructors maintain student grades and attendance. All the work students have produced is free and open source. Snacks will be provided. For more information, send an email to murthys@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 31 PRE-ELECTION COVERAGE: 

WCSU's award-winning election coverage, Election Connection, will broadcast pre-election coverage from 7 to 9 p.m. on Charter Spectrum channel 192, Comcast Inifity channel 23, and via live stream at www.wcsu.edu/live. Topics covered on the show will include 2017 Connecticut state and location elections, as well as topical issues facing the country. Local candidates and members of the community will be in-studio guests. Viewer participation is encouraged by calling in at (203) 837-9182 or tweeting to @ElectionCT. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 1 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Nov. 1 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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Nov. 1 COMMUNITY SERVICE FAIR: 

Danbury-area nonprofits will be on campus to provide information about their organizations and the volunteer/internship opportunities available to students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700.

Nov. 2 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Nov. 2 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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Nov. 2 DIGITAL MARKETING WORKSHOP (Marketing Week event): 

The Western Marketing Association will host a Digital Marketing Workshop presented by Jonathan Soares, founder and CEO of Agency Labs, a digital production studio, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Attendees will learn about the numerous online business tools that are available. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to coehlod@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 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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Nov. 3 PLAY THERAPY CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Department of Education and Educational Psychology will host a play therapy conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/education/playtherapy.

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Nov. 3 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. 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.

Nov. 3 UFO PARTY (WCSU campus community only)

The Inter-Residence Hall Association will host the "Pinney Hall UFO Party" at 9 p.m. in the Pinney Hall lounge on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, billed as "the best galaxy party on campus," will feature free food, music and lasers, "kandi" making and a glow-in-the-dark paint station. The event is free and open to the WCSU community only. For more information, send an email to cortez007@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 4 SMOOTH & SAXY CONCERT: 

"Smooth & Saxy," a night of jazz featuring Elan Trotman and the Collin Wade Group, will be at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 5 OPEN HOUSE: 

WCSU will host its annual Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The day's events will include campus tours and information sessions. All the activities will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at (203) 837-9000 or (877) 837-WCSU, or visit www.wcsu.edu/openhouse/.

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Nov. 5 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform 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. Four jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-34853135667 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 5 - Nov. 30 INTRAMURAL COED VOLLEYBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Volleyball from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 27. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Nov. 6 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY LECTURE SERIES: 

The WCSU Department of English and the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences will present the Fall 2017 Faculty Lecture by Dr. Claire Conceison, "Arthur Miller and 'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing," at 9:25 a.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Arthur Miller traveled to Beigin in 1983, when China had just established normal relations with the U.S., to direct his classic American play, "Death of a Salesman." Three months of rehearsal with a cast of Chinese actors led to the premiere at Beijing People's Art Theater, making history as the first modern Western play directed by an American at the theater. Conceison is the Quanta Chair of Chinese Culture/Professor of Theater Arts at MIT and visiting professor in Theater, Dance & Media Dramatic Arts at Harvard University. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to qis@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 6 OPEN HOUSE (Military Appreciation Week event): 

The WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs will hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 101 of Old Main on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 6 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Stephanie Franks 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 www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-stephanie-franks-painter-tickets-36323065266 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 7 GARDEN GLOBES NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Garden Globes 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. Participants will receive a free garden globe during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE (Military Appreciation Week event): 

The WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs will host an obstacle course challenge and cook-out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Fairfield Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 DIMA VISITING ARTIST SERIES (WCSU students only)

The Digital and Interactive Media Arts program will present hip-hop artist and curator Sebastian Bardin-Greenberg, aka SigaGiba, at 1:40 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. SibaGiba will discuss his curatorial exhibition, "Hip Hop, Un Age d'Or" (Hip Hop, A Golden Age). The exhibition is currently on display at the Musee d'art Contemporain in Marseille, France. He also will discuss his career as a hip-hop artist and answer questions about working in the music industry. The talk will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to echeverriap@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 US LABOR MIGRATION: POLITICS AND POLICY: 

Attorney Daniel Costa, director of Immigration Law and Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss "U.S. Labor Migration: Politics and Policy" at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Labor migration -- the movement of persons from one country to another for the purposes of employment -- is a complex and often controversial issue in most countries. Costa will offer a background on the basics of the U.S. labor migration systems, including the various pathways through which migrants enter the U.S. labor market, and explore key themes within the context of what a fair immigration system should look like. The talk will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/19/macricostas-lectures-bring-immigration-and-greek-history-to-wcsu/.

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Nov. 7 LAUNCHING INTERNSHIPS FOR EXPERIENCE: 

The WCSU Career Success office will host "L.I.F.E." - Launch an Internship for Experience at 6:30 p.m. Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU students who want to learn about expectations and the varied processes to get an internship are encouraged to attend. Students of all majors are invited to hear student panelists speak about their experiences in an interactive, and question-and-answer, format. Open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Nov. 7 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in Western's music program will present a piano studio recital 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/piano-studio-recital-tickets-34853907977 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 7 LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE: 

WCSU's award-winning election coverage, Election Connection, will broadcast from 8 to 11 p.m. on Charter Spectrum channel 192, Comcast Inifity channel 23, and via live stream at www.wcsu.edu/live. A live behind-the-scenes stream from the studio control room can also be viewed at www.facebook.com/ElectionConnection/. Topics covered on the show will include 2017 Connecticut state and location elections, as well as topical issues facing the country. Viewer participation is encouraged by calling in at (203) 837-9182 or tweeting to @ElectionCT. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 8 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Drumming for the Health of It" with drummer and Certified Life and Business Coach Herman Olivera 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 www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Nov. 8 - Nov. 19 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "EVITA": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "EVITA" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov 8 (student preview night) and Nov. 9 (high school night); 8 p.m. on Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18, with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 11, 12 and 18; and a 1 p.m. matinee on Nov. 19. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/evita-tickets-36492619407. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 8 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 8 FILM SCREENING (Military Appreciation Week event): 

Professor of Communication and Media Arts Dr. JC Barone will host a screening of his biographic documentary, "Major 'Doc' Brown," at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Brown is recognized by several Bataan veterans organizations as the oldest veteran and survivor of World War II. He spent the majority of his service overseas as a Japanese prisoner of war. Barone's film has been accepted for screening by the Enfield Riot Film Festival. A question-and-answer period will follow the film; the public is invited. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 9 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY (Military Appreciation Week event): 

The WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs and the Student-Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The ceremony will honor current and former service members, and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 9 FILM SCREENING (Military Appreciation Week event): 

The Haas Library Archives, Department of History and Student Veterans Organization will host a screening of an episode from Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War" at 2:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to maym@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 9 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Nov. 9 PANEL DISCUSSION (Military Appreciation Week event): 

The Haas Library Archives, Department of History and Student Veterans Organization will host a panel discussion, "My Vietnam War: Veterans Remember," with Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Edward Hagan and Jack Sikora at 4 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to maym@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 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 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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Nov. 10 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 6 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 $2,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 10 BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT FALL TOUR: 

The Big Church Night Out Tour, featuring Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee, Brock Gill, Jamison Strain and Jeremy Willet, will be at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. Tickets are available at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY: 

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Nov. 11 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 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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Nov. 11 TIESTO CLUB LIFE COLLEGE TOUR (Must be 18+ to attend)

WCSU will host the Tiesto Club Life College Tour at 8 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Guests must be at least 18 to attend. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. For tickets and additional information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 14 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Western Connecticut Home Care will hold a Flu Shot Clinic from noon to 2 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 a card from Aetna, Blue Cross, CIGNA, ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare (Part B) or Tricare. We are not able to vaccinate those covered by Medicaid/Husky, United Healthcare or Oxford. In the absense of an approved insurance card, payment may be made by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. This is a walk-in clinic and clothing that allows easy access to the upper part of the arm is required. Flumist is not available for the 2017-18 flu season. For more information, visit www.westernconnecticuthomecare.org.

Nov. 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.

Nov. 15 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an internship information session at noon in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Nov. 15 ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: 

A panel discussion featuring artists whose work is currently on exhibit in the Gallery will be moderated by Associate Professor of Illustration Jack Tom at 6:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators," will be on display in the Gallery through Dec. 3. The talk will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/illustration-panel-discussion-tickets-38125446236. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/19/wcsu-exhibition-this-fall-to-feature-works-by-connecticut-illustrators/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 16 RESUMANIA (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume critique session from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions. Bring a completed resume to the critique session.

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Nov. 16 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" back-to-back at 6 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 pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 16 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, Natalie Gelman. 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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Nov. 17 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" back-to-back at 6 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 pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 17 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Childcare Center will host an event to raise funds for the center on Friday, Nov. 17. At 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy tapas and a cash bar in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy the theatre department production, "Evita," in the MainStage Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40, and include the reception, show and a donation. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 18 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TRIP (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to New York City to see "The Phantom of the Opera." The bus will depart the Westside Campus Center at 9:30 a.m. and Midtown Student Center at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with I.D. and $60 for students' guests. Tickets will go on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 18 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 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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Nov. 18 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include the reception and a ticket to "Evita." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.

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Nov. 19 WCSU WIND ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 4 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-wind-ensemble-tickets-34853938067 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 20 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Gideon Bok 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-gideon-bok-painter-tickets-36323471481 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 21 WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, 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-chamber-singers-and-concert-choir-tickets-34853972169 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 22 - Nov. 26 THANKSGIVING RECESS: 

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no classes from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26. University offices will be open on Nov. 22, and will be closed from Nov. 23 to 26.

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Nov. 28 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Nov. 29 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Pilates for You" with Marion Cooper, owner of Mind-Body Connection Pilates Studio, 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 www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Nov. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring macaroni & cheese pizza, salad and Honey Nut Cheerios clusters, 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present "10 Shades Darker: Every Director Has a Dark Side, A Series of One-Act Plays" at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/10-shades-darker-every-director-has-a-dark-side-a-series-of-one-act-plays-tickets-389431961485. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Nov. 30 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "The Night Before" at 6 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 pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 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 featured act, WCSU student Christian Mortera. 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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Nov. 30 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, 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-orchestra-tickets-34853989220 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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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.


For more information, please contact:
Sherri Hill, Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: (203) 837-8486 Fax: (203) 837-8530
E-Mail: pr@wcsu.edu

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