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University Events: May and June 2016

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MAY EVENTS

May 1 - 11 SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Senior Thesis Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Wednesday, May 11, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/art-students-to-present-works-in-Senior-Thesis-Exhibition.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 1 - 8 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "ANNE OF GREEN GABLES": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" 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 April 27; 8 p.m. on April 28, 29, 30, May 7; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 5 CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION (WCSU campus community only)

Sodexo will host the last celebration of the semester from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Cinco de Mayo event, open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only, will feature Mexican-inspired desserts and specials all day. For more information, send an email to melaas002@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 5 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating 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 Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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May 5 LCCC CERTIFICATE DAY (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Division of Student Affairs will host "Leadership, Compassion & Creativity Certificate Day" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus. Four students will receive certificates and have their presentations on display. A reception will follow. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

May 5 - 6 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present 10-minute one-acts featuring plays directed by students, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 5 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, WCSU a capella group Parallel Fifths, 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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May 6 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 12th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be a keynote speaker at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/wrd/.

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May 6 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Apps for Last-Minute Studying" from 11 a.m. to noon 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 aas@wcsu.edu.

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May 6 CHASE RICE BACK TO COLLEGE TOUR: 

NV Concepts will present the "Chase Rice - Back to College Tour" at 6 p.m. at the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/chase-rice-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct-tickets-21460422702?aff=nvtwt. The show was originally scheduled for Ives Concert Park, but due to inclement weather, the show will take place in the O'Neill Center.

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May 8 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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May 9 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

May 10 MEDITATION SAMPLER: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a Meditation Sampler featuring chocolate meditation, mindfulness meditation, one-pointed meditation and moving meditation from noon to 1 p.m. in the Meditation Garden on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. (The rain location is the Wellness Center in Room 119 in Berkshire Hall on the Midtown campus.) For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

May 14 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING MOLLY HATCHET: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Molly Hatchet from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventelf.com/events/352/tickets/new. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 14 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 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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May 19 CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND VALUES TRIP: 

The WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of "Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus." The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and will return at approximately 4 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. The trip is made possible by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie, and the Onassis Foundation USA.. For more information or to make a reservation, send an e-mail to pinout@wcsu.edu.

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May 19 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 10th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme expert and author Dr. Kenneth Liegner will speak, followed by the presentation of the "Courage in Patient Care award" to pediatrician Dr. Charles Ray Jones. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 21 TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host telescope viewing of the sky as Mars approaches from 9 to 11 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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May 22 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 1 IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 2 - Jun. 14 PAINTING WORKSHOP I - PAINTING THE LIGHT: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Painting Workshop I - Painting the Light" from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 244 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Christine Hartman will conduct this two-week workshop that will enable beginniner and more experienced students to explore the process of expressing light with paint in a studio setting. Small class size will allow for individualized instruction. The workshop fee is $200. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-painting-workshop-i-painting-the-light-tickets-24563055761.

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Jun. 6 - Jun. 29 DRAWING FROM NATURE WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a "Drawing From Nature" workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Riley Brewster will conduct this four-week workshop that will enable students to draw from nature in a chosen location, with group meetings to discuss each student's concerns and achievements. The workshop fee is $350. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-drawing-from-nature-tickets-24495580942.

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Jun. 6 - Jun. 29 BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a "Basic Digital Photography" workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 343 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Elyse Shapiro will conduct this four-week workshop that will enable students to increase their knowledge of their digital camera, learn basic editing in Photoshop, utilize the wet darkroom, and make photograms. The workshop fee is $350. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-basic-digital-photography-tickets-24565185130.

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Jun. 6 - Jun. 29 ETCHING WITHOUT ACID WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host an "Etching without Acid" workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the M.F.A. area on the third floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Riley Brewster will conduct this four-week workshop that will enable students to use printmaking as a means of furthering and extending their examination of form and space in nature through directly observed drawing into the more layered and indirect methods of monoprint and drypoint printing. The workshop fee is $350. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-etching-without-acid-monoprint-drypoint-tickets-24515465417.

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Jun. 7 - Jun. 30 BOOKMAKING & LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a "Bookmaking & Letterpress" workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 151 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Ken Scaglia will conduct this four-week workshop that will provide an introduction to the various types of bookmaking through a series of hands-on projects. The workshop fee is $350. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-bookmaking-letterpress-tickets-24564015632.

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Jun. 8 NEWTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVING UP CEREMONY: 

5:30 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 9 JOEL BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 10 BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 11 ALUMNI TRIP - A BRONX EXPERIENCE: 

The WCSU Office of Alumni Relations will host "The Bronx Experience," a daylong trip to either the Bronx Zoo, The New York Botanical Garden or Arthur Avenue. For tickets and information, visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/2016-bronx-experience.

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Jun. 11 CLEP TESTING: 

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

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Jun. 11 NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

9:15 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 11 NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 16 - Jun. 28 PAINTING WORKSHOP II - ANATOMY OF THE HEAD AND PORTRAIT-PAINTING FROM LIFE: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host"Painting Workshop II - "Anatomy of the Head & Portrait-Painting from Life" from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 244 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Christine Hartman will conduct this four-week workshop that will result in an ecorche drawing of facial anatomy of a live model. The workshop fee is $200. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu or visit www.facebook.com/WCSUDepartmentOfArt/events. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-workshop-painting-workshop-ii-anatomy-of-the-head-portrait-painting-from-life-tickets-24563322559.

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Jun. 17 RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 18 NEW FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

10 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 18 BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

1 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 18 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 ABBOTT TECH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 21 - Jul. 9 M.F.A. NEW YORK EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by the 2016 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. An Opening Reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3222 or visit www.bluemountaingallery.org. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jun. 23 GALLERY OPENING - NEW YORK M.F.A. EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by the 2016 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 9. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3222 or visit www.bluemountaingallery.org. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jun. 23 CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

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