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University Events: September and October 2014

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 3 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING (WCSU alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 3 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: 

The Western women's soccer team will host the Western New England University Golden Bears in its home opener at 6 p.m. in 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.

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Sep. 3 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. EMMANUEL COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will host Emmanuel College in a non-conference match 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 event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Sep. 3 PAC ENTERTAINMENT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host The Well Reds at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The performance is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 4 RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: 

WCSU will hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the West Lobby of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The ceremony will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/VPACribbon-cuttingceremony.asp.

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Sep. 4 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Arildo De Souza, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 5 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "The Fault in Our Stars" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 6 PAC TRIP: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to the Bronx to see the New York Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. The bus will depart from the Midtown campus at 1:30 p.m. for a 4:05 game. Tickets will be $30 for WCSU students with ID and $90 for guests of students. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 6 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. RIVIER UNIVERSITY: 

The Western field hockey team, under the guidance of ninth-year coach Dani McDonnell, will open its home slate by hosting Rivier University at 11 a.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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.

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Sep. 6 REGIONAL ALUMNI SPORTING RECEPTION: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host an alumni regional sporting reception, "WesterNetwork," at noon at the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave. in West Hartford. The reception will precede the 1 p.m. women's soccer game between the Colonials and the St. Joseph Bluejays. It will be free and open to WCSU alumni. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014WesterNetwork.asp. To RSVP, email alumni@wcsu.edu by Friday, Aug. 29.

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Sep. 6 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. HARTWICK COLLEGE: 

The Western football team will begin its defense of its ECAC Northeast Bowl Championship when it opens the season against Hartwick College at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Colonials are coming off an 8-2 season and the ECAC title in 2013. 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.

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Sep. 6 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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Sep. 7 ZUMBA FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

Club 24 and Susan G. Komen Connecticut will host "The World's Largest Zumba Party" to raise money to fight breast cancer. The event will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The entry fee is $5. WCSU students with valid I.D. may participate for free. For more information, go to www.club24gyms.com/#!zumba/c8x7 or send an email to info@club24gyms.com.

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Sep. 7 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE: 

The men's soccer team continues its non-conference slate when it hosts the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Bloodhounds at 7 p.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex on the WCSU 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.

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Sep. 8 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Zina Saunders 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 8 RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the campus bookstore, now managed by NEEBO Inc., at 12:10 p.m. at the bookstore in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The ribbon cutting will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to simonp@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 9 SENIOR RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a Senior Recruiting Information Session at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Graduating seniors who wish to participate in On/Off Campus Interview Program must attend one of the Recruiting Info Sessions. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit
www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 10 ANCELL DAY: 

WCSU students majoring in business, justice and law administration or those who are still undecided about a major are invited to learn more about Ancell School of Business clubs, activities and opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the south plaza outside the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will include food, games and more. For more information, send an email to silkowskie@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 10 SENIOR RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a Senior Recruiting Information Session at 2:30 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Graduating seniors who wish to participate in On/Off Campus Interview Program must attend one of the Recruiting Info Sessions. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit
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Sep. 10 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The beginning of the year cook-out will feature grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and freezer pops. 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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Sep. 11 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the Western Improv Group, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 12 - 14 CONSIGNMENT EVENT: 

The Connecticut Kids Closet will hold a fall consignment event in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, there will be a pre-sale for charity. Entry will be gained with a $10 donation or a bag of non-perishable groceries. The public will be admitted for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The event will include thousands of new and second-hand children's clothes, shoes, toys, games, bikes, books, strollers, high chairs, changing tables, gliders, bedding, baby gear and more. For information, visit www.ctkidscloset.com or call (860) 350-6260.

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Sep. 12 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at 8 p.m. on the Quadrangle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 13 TASTING EVENT: 

Townsquare Media will host "Connecticut on Tap" from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. VIP tickets are available for $55. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, go to http://i95rock.com/connecticut-on-tap-faq/ or ivesconcertpark.com.

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Sep. 13 FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER: 

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies (JGC) at WCSU will host a Farm-to-Table Dinner, with food from local farmers and wineries, at 6 p.m. in the garden of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The dinner is a fundraising event in support of the JGC Permaculture Garden Project. Tickets are $100 per person and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Farm-to-Table-Dinner.asp. To RSVP, send an email to janegoodallcenter@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 14 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES - PICKIN' AT THE IVES: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present "Pickin' at The Ives with Greensky Bluegrass and Cabinet" at 2 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to http://america-on-tap.ticketleap.com/pickin-at-ives/. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Sep. 16 JANE GOODALL CENTER FUNDRAISER AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET: 

Whole Foods Market at 5C Sugar Hollow Road in Danbury will donate five percent of its sales for the day to the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies in support of the center's planned permaculture garden on the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/5-day-benefit-jane-goodall-center-excellence-environmental-studies or call (203) 730-0599, ext. 243.

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Sep. 16 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Carlos & Nick, on guitars and vocals. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 16 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about winter intersession study-abroad opportunities in Florence, Italy, at 1 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp or send an email to farinap2000@hotmail.com.

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Sep. 17 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 17 CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE: 

Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Robert J. Hume will discuss "Our Many American Constitutions: Same-Sex Marriage and the Struggle for Social Reform" at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/ConstitutionDay2014.asp or call (203) 837-9406.

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Sep. 18 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

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Sep. 20 NEWMAN CLUB OUTING: 

The Newman Club will host an apple-picking outing at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Jay Orchards, 125 Plumtrees Road in Bethel. For more information, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call
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Sep. 20 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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Sep. 21 IVES CONCERT PARK 5K RUN-WALK: 

The Friends of the Ives will host the "Ives 5K Run-Walk," a course around the scenic gardens at Ives Concert Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Kids' Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. and the race at 10 a.m., at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event was established to raise money for cultural enrichment programs and to keep the arts alive. For more information or to sign up, send an email to info@ivesconcertpark.com or call (203) 837-9226.

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Sep. 22 MAP-WORKS SURVEY LAUNCH PARTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Academic Advisement Center will host a MAP-Works Survey Launch Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The MAP-Works survey is open to freshmen and sophomores only, but all students are invited to join the party for prizes, photo opportunities with Colonial Chuck and music provided by WXCI. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to http://conduit.wcsu.edu/mapworks.asp or call (203) 837-8827.

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Sep. 23 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 23 ANCELL MENTOR KICK-OFF EVENT: 

The Ancell School of Business will host an Ancell Mentor Kick-Off event at 6 p.m. at a location to be determined on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students who are majoring in business are encouraged to attend to find out more about the program, meet potential mentors and practice their networking skills. For more information, send an email to silkowskie@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8567.

Sep. 23 PAC ENTERTAINMENT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedienne Jen Kober at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 24 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Rachel Prunier will discuss "Microevolution in a Hotspot: Genomics of an Atypically Widespread Cape Floristic Region Plant Species, Protea repens" at 4 p.m. in Room 219 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 connallyn@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8749.

Sep. 25 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Multi-disciplinary artist Ray DiCapua 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 25 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Rebecca Pronsky, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 26 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 28 BEHIND-THE-SCENES GALA OPENING: 

WCSU will hold a "Behind the Scenes" Gala Opening at 1:30 p.m. at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The gala will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 29 GOLF OUTING: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host The Neil Wagner Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The cost is $700 per foursome or $175 per person. The public is invited; reservations are required. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Golf.asp, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 30 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 30 ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for a lecture at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Kennedy's reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. The public is invited. General admission tickets will be $10. Tickets for a post-lecture VIP reception will be $30. WCSU students with valid I.D. may attend the lecture at no cost or the VIP event for $10. To purchase tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/RFKennedyJr.asp.

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a legislative intern information session at 11 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 1 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Strategies for Midterm Triumph" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Oct. 1 ETIQUETTE DINNER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will host an Etiquette Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Putting Your Best Fork Forward." Tips for successful networking, business etiquette and effective communication will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be an $8 fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/cdc/2014%20Etiquette%20Web%20site.pdf or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 2 ART GALLERY GALA OPENING: 

"Corrugated Worlds: The Work of James Grashow," will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends through Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be an Opening Gala from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the gallery. Grashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut artist known for his large-scale installations and delicate menageries constructed out of cardboard. The reception and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 2 FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jimmy Greene, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 2 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Brandon Lester, at 9 p.m. 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. 3 - Oct. 4 SELF-DEFENSE CLASS (Female WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Police Department will offer a Rape-Aggression-Defense course for two consecutive days from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The class will teach attendees about date and acqaintance rape, provide useful information about alcohol and other drugs as they pertain to rape, and offer strategies and simulations to avoid assault. The free course is open to female WCSU students, faculty and staff only. Pre-registration is required. You must complete both days for certification. For more information, call (203) 837-9300 or send an email to ongarom@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 3 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "22 Jump Street" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 4 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7:30 to 9:30 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. 5 PIANO CONCERT: 

Pianist Alexander Korsantia will perform at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. Tickets are available online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by phone at (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Fritz Drury 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at 11 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 7 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Bill Petkanas, Missy Alexander and Dan Mustin, on guitar, vocals and drums. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 8 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP: 

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

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Oct. 8 PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES: 

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Dr. Mark A. Emmert will deliver the President's Lecture Series address, "The Collegiate Model for the 21st Century," at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8754.

Oct. 9 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, at 9 p.m. 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. 10 HIGH SCHOOL CHORALFEST: 

The second annual High School ChoralFest, an adjudicated choral festival that invites chamber choirs from across the state to come sing, receive a clinic and watch other ensembles perform, will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU Choirs also will perform. The event will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 10 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 10 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 11 COMPASSION CONFERENCE: 

The third annual WCSU compassion conference, "Compassionate Strategies for Mental Wellness," will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/compassioncreativity.

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Oct. 11 COMMUNITY ART WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Community Workshop: Corrugated Flowers with James Grashow," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 248 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact Lori Robeau at (203) 837-8403 or robeaul@wcsu.edu. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 11 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES - IVES FESTIVAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present the Ives Festival Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will feature light classical music, including Strauss' "Overture from Die Fledermaus,"  Gershwin's "An American in Paris," Marquez's "Danzon No.2," and more. Fernando Jimenez will conduct. The performance will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Oct. 12 SYMPHONIC BAND AND NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, and New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will be "Contrasts: British Bands and New Music." Featured will be a salute to the classic literature of Percy Grainger and Vaughan Williams, featuring "Lincolnshire Posy" as well as contemporary music by Vinizio Meza, Carlos Surinach and David Hauser. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 14 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Shadow People with Dan Mustin and Brianna Halek on drums and vocals. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 15 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON: 

John Royce and Thomas Montague, cofounders and operators of the catering business that provides wedding venues at The Fox Hill Inn and The Candlewood Inn, both in Brookfield, The Waterview in Monroe and The Riverview in Simsbury, will receive the 2014 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award from WCSU at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Reservations for the luncheon at a fee of $60 per person may be made online at www.wcsu.edu/ia/entrepreneur or by calling (203) 837-8279.

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Oct. 15 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host an "Introduction to American Sign Language" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Oct. 15 - Oct. 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "TWELFTH NIGHT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night" in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love. It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing aristocratic woman and her missing twin brother, an intoxicated uncle and his foolish friends, a beautiful lady-in-waiting and all types in between. Pamela McDaniel will direct. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16; 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 18, 19 and 26. Call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Oct. 16 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Nicole Thompson, at 9 p.m. 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. 17 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 17 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Deliver Us From Evil" at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 18 WEATHER CONFERENCE: 

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

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Oct. 18 ALUMNI TRIP - TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a day trip, "Tarrytown, New York, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The $109/person price will include bus transportation; tips; taxes; entry into Sunnyside, Washington Irving's historic home; a visit to the Old Dutch Church to hear about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow; dinner at the Eldorado West Diner and admission to the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson. The bus will depart at 12:45 p.m. from University Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and will return at 11 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/pdf/2014_Tarrytown_RSVP.pdf.

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Oct. 18 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. 18 FACULTY RECITAL: 

A faculty recital featuring Russell Hirshfield will be at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 18 HOMECOMING KICKOFF CONCERT: 

WXCI-91.7 will present the "WCSU Homecoming Kickoff Concert 2014" 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. Hosted by G. Money Da Prince from Hot 93.7FM, featured performers will include Fred the Godson, Bully [D-Block], Philly Freeway, Peedi Crakk and Je' Billie with a guest performance by Mr. New Haven Phil Blount and Collin E. Tickets will be $20 for the public. WCSU students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets in advance for $10 or pay $12 at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.wxci.org or call (203) 837-8387.

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Oct. 19 - Oct. 25 HOMECOMING WEEK: 

WCSU will host Homecoming 2014 from Sunday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 25. For a complete list of events, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 19 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is a DCA subscription event. For more information, go to www.danburyconcert.org/index.shtml.

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Oct. 20 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 21 PAC ENTERTAINMENT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedian/hypnotist Jim Spinnato at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The performance is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 22 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 23 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

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

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Oct. 23 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Derek Waldron, at 9 p.m. 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. 25 HOMECOMING DAY: 

WCSU will host Homecoming, beginning at 2 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating and the Alumni Hospitality Tent will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. The football game versus Worcester State will begin at 5 p.m. For a complete listing of events and costs, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 25 CLASS OF 1964 GOLDEN REUNION (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Celebration at 4 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $60 per person cost will include a cocktail-jazz hour from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. For additional information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_1964.asp. To RSVP, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 28 CYBER SECURITY LECTURE: 

The Ancell School of Business will host Rear Adm. Gretchen S. Herbert for a lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From June 2011 until her recent retirement, Herbert commanded Navy Cyber Forces at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will discuss the challenges of managing IT information security and assurance. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8511.

Oct. 30 COLLEGE FAIR: 

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

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Oct. 30 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Bedford Davis, at 9 p.m. 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. 31 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz featuring Frankensax, with Andrew Beals conducting; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, with Jimmy Greene conducting; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, with Jamie Begian conducting, will be at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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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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