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University Events: July and August 2016

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JULY EVENTS

Jul. 22 - 27 TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING CAMP: 

The North American Teacher Training Division of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, in collaboration with the WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies, will present a Tai Chi Teacher Training Method Camp at the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m., with time for practice an hour before class and during the lunch break. The camp is open to students, teachers, beginners and advanced students of Tai Chi. The fee is $600; WCSU students with I.D. will receive a 20 percent discount. For more information, send an email to mari@yangfamilytaichi.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Jul. 29 - 30 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host New Student Orientation for students who were unable to attend June Orientation at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/june16.asp.

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Jul. 30 BEAU BOLERO - STEELY DAN TRIBUTE: 

Steely Dan tribute band, Beau Bolero, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/beau-bolero-the-worlds-1-steely-dan-tribute-tickets-26182562750?aff=eac2. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 2 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Tawni Waters, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Young Adult Fiection, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa or call (203) 837-8878.

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Aug. 3 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by M.F.A. alumni Jessica McCadden and Brian Thiem at 7 p.m. at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa or call (203) 837-8878.

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Aug. 4 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by Professor of Writing, Linguistics and the Creative Process Dr. Ed Hagan and M.F.A. alumnus Brian Lance at 7 p.m. at Tarrywile Mansion, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa or call (203) 837-8878.

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Aug. 5 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Leslie Jamison, winner of the 2015 Housatonic Book Award for Nonfiction, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

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Aug. 6 ALUMNI TRIP - FAMILY DAY AT LAKE COMPOUNCE: 

WCSU alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend "Family Day" at Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. in Bristol. The $40 per person ticket will include admission to the park, parking and a catered lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the lakeside pavilion. Children 3 and under will be admitted free. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/2016-lake-compounce.

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Aug. 6 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by M.F.A. alumni and mentors Jane Cleland and Scott McNeight at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/ or call (203) 837-8878.

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Aug. 7 ECUADORIAN FESTIVAL: 

The Ecuadorian Festival, a daylong family event, will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Ecuadorian-Civic-Center-of-Greater-Danbury-261113940574376/.

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Aug. 13 WESTSIDE REGGAE FESTIVAL: 

As part of the Summer Concert Series, "The Fifth Annual Westside Reggae Festival" will be at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gates will open at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com. For tickets, go to www.etix.com/ticket/p/2428938/5th-annual-westside-reggae-festival--danbury-ives-concert-park.

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Aug. 20 FOREVER GRATEFUL - GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE FEST: 

The second annual "Forever Grateful - Grateful Dead Tribute Fest" will begin at 1 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. More than 10 bands will perform on two stages celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Bob Marley and more. There will also be food, beverages and exhibitors. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-forever-grateful-music-festival-tickets-26453546269.

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Aug. 27 - Aug. 28 AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE NILE: 

Aquila Theatre will present Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-agatha-christies-murder-on-the-nile-tickets-26464793911. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Aug. 29 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Fall 2016 classes begin today.

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Aug. 29 - Sep. 18 M.F.A. ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Alumni Art Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Aug. 31 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR (WCSU students only)

The Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment will hold a Student Employment Job Fair for new, returning and transfer students from noon to 3 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to herediaa@wcsu.edu.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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

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