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University Events: January and February 2015

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JANUARY EVENTS

Jan. 28 - Feb. 4 SORORITY RUSH/RECRUITMENT WEEK (WCSU students only)

A week of rush/recruitment events will begin each night at 8 p.m. in the Lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events, open to WCSU students only, will include an opportunity to dress to impress and meet members of the four sororities - Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma Phi, Kappa Chi Alpha and Sigma Delta Tau - on Wednesday, Jan. 28; Philanthropy Night to learn about each sorority's philanthropic endeavors on Monday, Feb. 2; Alpha Delta Pi 'Liberty and the Pursuit of Sisterhood,' Delta Gamma Phi water bucket ball, Kappa Chi Alpha kappacino and Sigma Delta Tau 'Taking You Where You Want to Go' on Tuesday, Feb. 3; and an invitation only event on Wednesday, Feb. 4. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 28 - Feb. 4 FRATERNITY RUSH/RECRUITMENT WEEK (WCSU students only)

A week of rush/recruitment events will begin each night at 8 p.m. in the Lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events, open to WCSU students only, will include an opportunity to meet members of the three fraternities - Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau - on Wednesday, Jan. 28; Sigma Chi dodgeball, Tau Kappa Epsilon billiards and Zeta Beta Tau pizza on Monday, Feb. 2; Sigma Chi billiards, Tau Kappa Epsilon water bucket ball and Zeta Beta Tau Madden tournament and games on Tuesday, Feb. 3; and Sigma Chi cards, Tau Kappa Epsilon video game tournament and Zeta Beta Tau ziti dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 4. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 29 PUZZLE DAY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Math Society will host "Puzzle Day" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will offer the opportunity to play puzzles, become exposed to new puzzles and research processes that make math communication fun, and test participants' reasoning skills. There will be prizes, free food and hot chocolate. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to oconnor106@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "My MathLab - Tips, Hints & Need-to-Knows" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex 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 morele@wcsu.edu.

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Jan. 29 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. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain.

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Jan. 29 MICROSOFT AND ADOBE WORKSHOP (WCSU campus community only)

The Student Technology Training Center will host a Microsoft and Adobe Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 117, the Computer Center, of the Classroom Building on the the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will enable participants to strengthen their skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. It is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. To reserve a seat, send an email to sttc@wcsu.edu or simply drop in.

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Jan. 29 MICROSOFT AND ADOBE WORKSHOP (WCSU campus community only)

The Student Technology Training Center will host a Microsoft and Adobe Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 117, the Computer Center, of the Classroom Building on the the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will enable participants to strengthen their skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. It is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. To reserve a seat, send an email to sttc@wcsu.edu or simply drop in.

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Jan. 29 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 Band Dakota, 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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Jan. 30 MICROSOFT AND ADOBE WORKSHOP (WCSU campus community only)

The Student Technology Training Center will host a Microsoft and Adobe Workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 117, the Computer Center, of the Classroom Building on the the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will enable participants to strengthen their skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. It is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. To reserve a seat, send an email to sttc@wcsu.edu or simply drop in.

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Jan. 30 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN: 

The Colonials will host the University of New Haven at 7:50 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Adult admission is $5; there is no charge for WCSU students, faculty and staff. For more information, go to http://achahockey.org/view/achahockey/men-s-d2-1/stats-431?type=schedule&level=team&id=514184&league_id=1800&conference_id=1151&team_id=514184.

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Jan. 31 WCSU WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VS. WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's swimming & diving team will wrap up its home schedule when it hosts Westfield State University at noon in the O'Neill Center Pool 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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Jan. 31 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs on Senior Day at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Colonials will pay tribute to the team's lone senior, Caroline Brasa, prior to the start of the game. 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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Jan. 31 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will face long-time rival, UMass-Dartmouth, in a key Little East Conference game at 3 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 the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan. 31 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY: 

The Colonials will host the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at 7:50 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Adult admission is $5; there is no charge for WCSU students, faculty and staff. For more information, go to http://achahockey.org/view/achahockey/men-s-d2-1/stats-431?type=schedule&level=team&id=514184&league_id=1800&conference_id=1151&team_id=514184.

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FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 2 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

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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Feb. 2 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. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Feb. 2 ANCELL LEADERSHIP FORUM - A CONVERSATION WITH FAROOQ KATHWARI: 

Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., will participate in an Ancell Leadership Forum with Ancell School of Business Dean Dr. David Martin at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Kathwari has received numerous national and international awards and has been recognized by Worth magazine as one of the 50 Best CEOs in the United States. The forumwill be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8511.

Feb. 3 - Mar. 24 SUPPORT GROUP: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the WCSU CHOICES Office will host "Girl Talk," a girls supporting girls group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks, through Tuesday, March 24. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 3 PLAGIARISM LECTURE (WCSU students only)

A discussion about how to avoid plagiarism in written work will be offered at 4:30 p.m. in the Young Library in the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Twenty minutes of time invested in the lecture can save a big headache later. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. Sign up at https://tutortrac.wcsu.edu or just drop in. For more information, send an email to gongx@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 3 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. REGIS COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face Regis College in the first of two back-to-back non-conference home games 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 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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Feb. 4 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Beat the Clock: Time Management Skills" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex 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 morele@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 4 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

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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Feb. 4 PLAGIARISM LECTURE (WCSU students only)

A discussion about how to avoid plagiarism in written work will be offered at 3:15 p.m. in the Young Library in the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Twenty minutes of time invested in the lecture can save a big headache later. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. Sign up at https://tutortrac.wcsu.edu or just drop in. For more information, send an email to gongx@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 4 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner of chili, cornbread and caramel squares at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Feb. 5 - Mar. 5 GALLERY OPENING - 100@100 EXHIBITION: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a gallery opening for the "100@100 Exhibition" in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, at which time attendees can preview 100 works of art by 100 artists, to be raffled for $100 each at the "Off-the-Wall" fundraising event on Saturday, March 7. The artwork will remain on view during gallery hours (noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday) through Thursday, March 5. The bidding event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 7. Ticket prices vary; for ticket information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/100-at-100Off-the-WallArtExhibition.asp or call (203) 837-8403. Ticket sales support the Department of Art Gallery Exhibitions program.

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Feb. 5 PLAGIARISM LECTURE (WCSU students only)

A discussion about how to avoid plagiarism in written work will be offered at 1:45 p.m. in the Young Library in the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Twenty minutes of time invested in the lecture can save a big headache later. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. Sign up at https://tutortrac.wcsu.edu or just drop in. For more information, send an email to gongx@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 5 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face Purchase College in a non-conference game 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 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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Feb. 5 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, Kristen Graves, 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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Feb. 6 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will host Trinity College at 7:50 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Adult admission is $5; there is no charge for WCSU students, faculty and staff. For more information, go to http://achahockey.org/view/achahockey/men-s-d2-1/stats-431?type=schedule&level=team&id=514184&league_id=1800&conference_id=1151&team_id=514184.

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Feb. 6 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Annabelle" 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 and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 7 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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Feb. 7 NEW YORK KNICKS GAME TRIP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks take on the Golden State Warriors. Tickets will be $25, and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 4:30 p.m. from the Midtown campus and 4:45 p.m. from the Westside campus. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 9 MARIAN ANDERSON TRIBUTE CONCERT (Black History Month event): 

WCSU Department of Music students will perform a Black History Month tribute to Marian Anderson at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Sponsored by the university's Center for Advancement of Culture and Values and the Department of Music, the performance will replicate Anderson's Oct. 24, 1964, farewell performance at Constitution Hall. Some 20 students will sing and works will include Schubert's "Der Doppelganger," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and "Hear de Lam's A-Cryin'." Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarianAndersontribute.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 9 MARIAN ANDERSON TRIBUTE CONCERT (Black History Month event): 

WCSU Department of Music students will perform a Black History Month tribute to Marian Anderson at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Sponsored by the university's Center for Advancement of Culture and Values and the Department of Music, the performance will replicate Anderson's Oct. 24, 1964, farewell performance at Constitution Hall. Some 20 students will sing and works will include Schubert's "Der Doppelganger," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and "Hear de Lam's A-Cryin'." Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarianAndersontribute.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 10 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen in a crucial Little East Conference game at 5:30 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 the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 10 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will face long-time Little East Conference rival, Rhode Island College, at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Seeding for the upcoming LEC tournament will be at stake. 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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Feb. 11 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Jerry Pinkney 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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Feb. 11 PHONE CASE NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Create Your Own Customized Phone Case" 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. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 11 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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Feb. 11 GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Saxophonist Al Regni will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The 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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Feb. 11 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

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

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Feb. 11 MATH SOCIAL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Math Society will host a "Math Social" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will reach across disciplines to reaffirm the need for mathematics. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to oconnor106@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 12 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, Scott Krokoff, 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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Feb. 13 - Feb. 16 PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

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Feb. 17 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the CampusĀ  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. 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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Feb. 17 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face intra-state rival, Eastern Connecticut State University, in the final regular-season home game during "Play 4 Kay Night" at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Donations to the Kay Yow Foundation will be accepted throughout the night. 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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Feb. 17 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will face intra-state rival, Eastern Connecticut State University, for the final regular-season home game at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It's also Senior Night. 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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Feb. 18 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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Feb. 18 FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Laurel Larsen, on piano, and Enid Blount Press, on clarinet, will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The 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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Feb. 18 HELLENIC MELODIES: 

"Hellenic Melodies: A Journey from Classical to Contemporary" will be performed at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Musical group Diphono with guest artist Emilia Diakopoulou will perform Nikos Kazantzakis' Greek Operettas "Vaftistikos" and "Kapetan Mihalis," with music by Manos Hadzidakis. Pianist and musical director Areti Giovanou will provide accompaniment. The performance, hosted by the WCSU Center for Culture and Values, will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. For more information, call (203) 837-8734.

Feb. 19 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 Student 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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Feb. 19 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Textbook Reading - Math and General Texts" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex 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 morele@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 19 BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

University of New Hampshire Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Dr. Reginald Wilburn will discuss "Preaching the Gospel of Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American Studies" at 6 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Black History Month event is sponsored by the WCSU English Department and the Office of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. It is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to gagnond@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 20 FRANKENSAX, JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 

Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Jimmy Greene, and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 20 FRIDAY AFTER HOURS (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement will host "Friday After Hours" from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature karaoke sponsored by the Show Choir, as well as free food. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 21 - Feb. 22 HAT CITY DEBATE TOURNAMENT: 

Western will host the Hat City Debate Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at various locations on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White. St. in Danbury. The university's Roger Sherman Debate Society will participate in a competition bringing together student debate teams from colleges across the Northeastern United States. All teams will engage on Saturday in several rounds of debate beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. Teams placing highest in scoring will qualify for the final elimination round on Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend and admission will be free; information on debate locations will be available at the tournament registration site on the first floor of Warner Hall.

Feb. 22 2015 CONNECTICUT MAN SHOW: 

The 2015 Man Show will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Free and open to the public, the event will feature celebrities and all of the latest toys, gadgets, services, foods and beverages available in Connecticut and New York, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, hunting, agriculture, fishing, cigars, music, sports, tools, video games, massages, fitness, food and beer. A portion of beer sales will support the Center for Coastal Preservation in Connecticut. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, go to http://i95rock.com/connecticuts-man-show/.

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Feb. 23 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

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

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Feb. 23 FILM SCREENING: 

WCSU and the Ridgefield Library will present L&L Transmedia'sĀ  "Law Through Film Series" with a screening of "After Innocence" at 7 p.m. in the Prospector Theater, 454 Main St. in Ridgefield. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Ridgefield Police Commissioner and WCSU Associate Professor of Justice and Law Administration Dr. George Kain about how advances in DNA technology can lead to the release of those wrongfully convicted of crimes after decads of incarceration. The screening and discussion are open to the public. For more information, go to www.ridgefieldlibrary.org or call (203) 438-2282.

Feb. 24 SENIOR PORTRAITS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments are required. 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. There is no sitting fee

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Feb. 24 CFO FORUM: 

The Ancell School of Business will present a CFO Forum at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The forum will be free and the public is invited.

Feb. 25 FOREIGN SERVICE TALK: 

Former Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, William R. Stewart will discuss his career in foreign service at noon in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8452.

Feb. 25 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon in Room 416 of the Ruth Haas Library 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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Feb. 25 JAMES FURMAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION SEMI-FINAL ROUND: 

WCSU will host the James Furman Scholarship Competition semi-final round at 12:30 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 finest student musicians will compete to receive scholarships in memory of former WCSU faculty member James Furman. 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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Feb. 25 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Miranda Dunbar will discuss "Bat Chat: Science Sheds Light on Our Nocturnal Friends" 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 monettem@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw and chocolate cake at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Feb. 25 - Mar. 8 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "You Can't Take It With You" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 & 26; 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 & 28 and March 6 & 7; with 2 p.m. matinees on March 1, 7 and 8. The play introduces audiences to the freethinking, eccentric Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiance brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. This Pulitzer Prize-winning, uproarious family affair is set in pre-depression New York (1936-37), and features comedic fun for the whole family. Directed by guest director, John Hickock. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 26 SENIOR PORTRAITS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments are required. 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. There is no sitting fee.

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Feb. 26 BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Fordham University Professor of African American Studies Dr. Mark Naison will discuss "The Pitfalls of Color Blind Policing in a Color Coded Society - Understanding the Bitter Divisions over the Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner" at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, this Black History Month lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to usekesc@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 26 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. 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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Feb. 27 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The 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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Feb. 28 WCSU WOODWIND FESTIVAL: 

WCSU's renowned woodwind faculty will offer free master classes for instrumental woodwind students of all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The classes will give students a chance to improve technique, play together and develop musicality on their instruments while working with WCSU's woodwind faculty: Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Chris Cullen, clarinet; Mark Snyder, oboe; and Kerry Walker, flute. The festival will include classes on playing technique, a rehearsal on a mass ensemble piece, and a performance for peers and parents. The day will conclude with the WCSU Symphonic Band concert, featuring WCSU woodwind faculty performing Villa Lobos' "Concerto Grosso." For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 28 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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Feb. 28 DANCES WITH WINDS: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band will perform at 7 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. WCSU faculty performers will include Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Chris Cullen, clarinet; Mark Snyder, oboe; and Kerry Walker, flute. The concert will include music of Villa-Lobos, Frank Ticheli, and also feature special guest, WCSU President Dr. James Schmotter, as the narrator for Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Timothy Wiggins will conduct. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. 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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