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University Events: September and October 2014

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 20 WESTERN DAY OF SERVICE: 

WCSU will host "Western's Day of Service," an opportunity to volunteer with one of many nonprofit organizations in the community. Registration will be at 8 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and will be transported to local organizations for two hours of volunteer service. Buses will return to the Midtown campus at 11:30 for a wrap-up celebration. To register, go to www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/WDoS-Registration.asp. For more information, send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9700.

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Sep. 20 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. PLYMOUTH STATE: 

Little East Conference play continues when Western plays host to the Plymouth State University Panthers at 10 a.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This game will be the start of a home tripleheader. 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. 20 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU women's volleyball team will begin league play when it hosts UMass-Dartmouth at noon in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Corsairs will then take on New Rochelle at 2 p.m. and Western will wrap up the day's events with a match against New Rochelle. 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. 20 NEWMAN CLUB OUTING (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Club will host an apple-picking outing at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Jay Orchards, 125 Plumtrees Road in Bethel. Transportation will leave the Newman Center at 1 p.m. This event is open to the campus community only. Tickets are $5. For more information, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846. RSVP deadline is Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Sep. 20 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE: 

The WCSU football team, 1-1 on the season, begins league play when it hosts arch-rival Plymouth State University at 3 p.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Colonials and Panthers have met 30 times since 1971. Early in the series, PSU dominated, but WCSU has won seven straight games in the series. 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. 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. 20 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team begins Little East Conference play when it hosts intra-state rival, the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors, at 8 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is the third game of a tripleheader. 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. 21 OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU campus community only)

The Recreation Council will host the first mud volleyball tournament at 10 a.m. on the grass recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Registration forms and tournament rules are online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation. For more information, send an email to hart056@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 21 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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Sep. 22 GO ORANGE FOR NO KID HUNGRY EVENT: 

Sodexo employees, clients and customers will participate in "Go Orange for No Kid Hungry," a national effort to raise awareness about the one-in-five children who face hunger every day. The event will be all day in the dining facilities on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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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 PETS & VETS EVENT: 

The WCSU Student Veterans Organization and the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) have partnered to host "Pets & Vets" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the quadrangle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is intended to increase pet adoptions and donations to DAWS in the form of cleaning supplies, paper towels, laundry detergent, kitty litter, kitten and dog food, and rawhide bones. There will be adoptable dogs and cats at the event. To volunteer or for more information, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8840.

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Sep. 23 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Education Club will host "FUNdraisers Day from noon to 10 p.m. at Peachwave locations at 39 Mill Plain Road in Danbury, 213 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel and 48 South Main St. in Newtown. Simply mention the Education Club fundraiser when making a purchase and 20 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the club. The public is invited to participate. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pages/WestConn-Education-Club/138145772897810 or send an email to wcsueduclub@gmail.com.

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Sep. 23 ZUMBA DEMONSTRATION: 

LETRA, the World Langugages Club at Western, will host a zumba demonstration from noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fairfield Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to letrawcsu@gmail.com.

Sep. 23 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. YESHIVA UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will host Yeshiva University in a rare weekday game at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Originally slated for New York City, the match was moved to Danbury due to field issues. 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. 23 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 Jimmy Burger. 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. 23 LECTURE (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

Associate Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon will discuss "Latino Like Me: The History, Challenges and Politics" at 3 p.m. in the first floor meeting room of the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 23 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE: 

The WCSU women's tennis team, under the guidance of Western alumnus Shawn Stillman, will host the Bridgewater State Bears in the first match of the season at 4 p.m. at the Westside Courts 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. 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 UK-IRELAND DAY (WCSU campus community only)

Sodexo will host "UK-Ireland Day" all day in the Student Center Cafeteria on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature tasty treats from across the pond. It will be open to the WCSU campus community only. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty and staff can pay $9.54. For more information, go to www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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Sep. 24 SIGN SHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Sign Shop" at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This novelty event will provide the opportunity to create a free, personalized sign. It is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 24 WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES: 

The WCSU Commuter Student Organization will present Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Robyn Housemann, who will discuss "Good Grief - Stress Relief" at noon in Room 209 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

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. 24 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center and the Student Government Association will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The meal will include baked ziti, salad, rolls and cannoli pie. 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. 24 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. WESLEYAN (CONN.): 

Coach Don Ferguson's crew will take on the Wesleyan University Cardinals 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. 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 THROWBACK THURSDAY DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

Sodexo will host "Throwback Thursday Dinner" from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature '90s and early 2000s throwbacks. It will be open to the WCSU campus community only. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty and staff can pay $9.54. For more information, go to www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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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 EXPLORING BROOKLYN, N.Y. TRIP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Commuter Student Organization will host a trip to "Explore Brooklyn, New York."The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Fifth Avenue bus stop on the university's Midtown campus, and will return at 8 p.m. The $15 cost will cover the bus ride only. There will be stops at the Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Bridge, but admission charges are not included. Adventurous students can also take the subway into Manhattan. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8549.

Sep. 26 BRIDGE PROGRAM CONFERENCE: 

The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence will host "Bridge Programs: From Here to There" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Bridge programs from Western, Manchester Community College, the University of St. Joseph, the Intensive College Transition Program in Meriden and LaGuardia Community College in Queens, N.Y., will present their "best practices" and a student panel representing the programs will share their insights. Attendance is limited to the first 75 people to register. The $95 fee includes a light breakfast and lunch, and a registration binder. For more information, send an email to educationRwe@gmail.com. To register, go to www.eventjoy.com/e/bridge-programs-from-here-to-there-255132.

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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. 27 NEW YORK CITY TRIP (WCSU students only)

LETRA, the WCSU World Languages club, will host a day trip to "Museum Mile" in New York City. The bus will leave the Midtown campus at 9 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $15 and the trip is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to letrawcsu@gmail.com or call (203) 837-8485.

Sep. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's soccer team will host the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen in its first Little East Conference match at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Sep. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will take on the University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference match at 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts 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. 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. 28 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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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. 29 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 

Coach Joe Mingachos' crew will take on the Westworth Institute of Technology in a non-conference match at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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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. 1 FILM SCREENING (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of "West Side Story" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and the public is invited. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

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 DANCE WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Eversion Dance Club will host a dance workshop by members of the cast of "Heathers," the off-Broadway musical, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 334 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be free and open to the public.

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 ALUMNI & FRIENDS CIRCLE REDEDICATION CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host a rededication ceremony at 2 p.m.at the Alumni & Friends Circle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Each year, the circle is rededicated to celebrate the growth of the area. This year's ceremony will feature the WestConn Sweethearts area and the Veterans Walkway in addition to the Alumni & Friends Circle. The ceremony will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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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. 5 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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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. 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 MARKETING WEEK LECTURE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week lecture by entrepreneur Bill Imada at 4:15 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Imada is founder, chairman and chief collaboration officer of IW Group, a minority-owned and operated agency focusing on the growing multicultural markets. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to wcsu.edu/newsevents/Marketing-Week-Poster.pdf or send an email to osullivan033@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 6 MARKETING WEEK COMPETITION: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present the third annual Big Idea Competition at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Only WCSU students may enter the competition, but the public is welcome to watch the event. For more information, go to wcsu.edu/newsevents/Marketing-Week-Poster.pdf or send an email to osullivan033@connect.wcsu.edu. To submit an idea, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/yourbigidea. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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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. 7 MARKETING WEEK BRAND CHALLENGE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week Brand Challenge featuring Colonial Chuck at 4:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus 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, go to wcsu.edu/newsevents/Marketing-Week-Poster.pdf or send an email to osullivan033@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 8 LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Latin American Student Organization will host Latin American Student Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@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 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 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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Oct. 8 MARKETING WEEK ALUMNI PANEL: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week Alumni Panel, featuring graduates from the Ancell School of Business, at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to wcsu.edu/newsevents/Marketing-Week-Poster.pdf or send an email to osullivan033@connect.wcsu.edu.

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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, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarkEmmertPresidentsLecture.asp or  call (203) 837-8754.

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Oct. 9 MARKETING WEEK LECTURE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week lecture by Kickstarter entrepreneur Michael Carpanzano at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Carpanzano invented nuPlug, a surge-protected extension cord. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to wcsu.edu/newsevents/Marketing-Week-Poster.pdf or send an email to osullivan033@connect.wcsu.edu.

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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 10 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. 12 READING: 

Dr. Brian Clements, coordinator of Western's M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing program, will participate in a reading from 5 to 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. in Brooklyn, New York. Clements and other poets will read their works from the recently published "99 Poems for the 99 Percent." It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to clementsb@wcsu.edu.

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 FOOD TRUCK (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Office of Student Affairs will host Plantains food truck from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Student Center Patio on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

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 MACRICOSTAS LECTURE: 

Dr. Richard McKim, the fall 2014 Visiting Endowed Chair in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies at WCSU, will discuss "The Case for Polytheism: How Ancient Greek Religion Made Sense of Human Experience" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. McKim has been an assistant professor in the Ancient Philosophy program at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on topics ranging from Plato to Latin poetry, and was awarded a fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. His talk will be free and the public is invited. It will be presented by the School of Arts and Sciences as part of the lecture series sponsored by the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie.

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 opening act, Jimmy Burger, and 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 SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER: 

A silent auction to support the Melissa E. Fenwick and Harold B. Schramm Justice and Law Administration Endowed Scholarship will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Ann's Melkite Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury. Fenwick, a WCSU assistant professor of Justice and Law Administration, passed away unexpectedly in December 2012. Schramm shared an office with Fenwick until his retirement. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor the achievement that both brought to WCSU while providing financial support to students. For more information or to RSVP, email
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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. 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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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 GOLDEN CIRCLE LUNCHEON: 

The annual Golden Circle Luncheon to honor WCSU alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago will be at noon in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. A light lunch will be followed by a 3 p.m. concert by the Danbury Concert Association featuring pianist Roman Rabinovich. There is a $40 cost to attend. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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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. 19 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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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 LECTURE: 

Dr. Eva Berger will discuss "War as Routine: Photojournalism and Cultural Values in Israel" at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Berger teaches media history and criticism at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Letzion, Israel, where she has also served as dean. She has been a frequent commentator in Israeli media about issues relating to media, public relations and film history. Her talk will be free and the public is invited.

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 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 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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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. 22 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the Delta Gamma Phi sorority will hold a "Take Back the Night" event to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence at 8 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The program will include guest speakers, followed by a candlelight ceremony. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to namey001@connect.wcsu.edu.

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 opening act, Redleg Husky, and 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. 26 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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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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