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University Events: July and August 2017

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JULY EVENTS

Jul. 29 MOCKSTOCK TRIBUTE BAND MUSIC FESTIVAL: 

MockStock, a daylong tribute band music festival, will be from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Six bands will perform the music of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Santana, The Who and Valen Halen. For tickets, go to mockstocktributefest.com. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jul. 30 CONNECTICUT BALLET SUMMER DANCE CARAVAN: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will host the Connecticut Ballet's Summer Dance Caravan at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 2 - Aug. 4 JAZZ VOICE SUMMER WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Music will offer Jazz Voice Workshops from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3 and 4 in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Designed for college students, the interactive workshops will help vocalists build confidence, identify areas for improvement and learn new practice techniques. Workshops will be taught by Atla and Matt DeChamplain and participants can attend one day or all three days. For more information or to register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-voice-summer-workshop-tickets-35078977165.

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Aug. 2 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Ann Jacobus, winner of the 2016 Housatonic Book Award in Writing for Young Adults, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the 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 http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/2017-mfa-summer-residency.asp.

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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 Nick Manzolillo and David Hayes at 7:30 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 http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/2017-mfa-summer-residency.asp.

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Aug. 4 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by M.F.A. alumnae Charlotte Dabrowski, Robin MacFadden and Beth Turley at 7:30 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 http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/2017-mfa-summer-residency.asp.

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Aug. 4 HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR: 

Ives Concert Park will present the Happy Together Tour, featuring the performers and music of The Turtles, The Association, The Cowsills, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, The Box Tops and The Archies, at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are on sale at www.wmconcerts.com. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Aug. 5 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 $41 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/events.

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Aug. 5 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by M.F.A. alumna Steph Myers and M.F.A. mentor Karen Romano Young at 7:30 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 http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/2017-mfa-summer-residency.asp.

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Aug. 6 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Anthony D'Aries, incoming director of the program, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the 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 http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/2017-mfa-summer-residency.asp.

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Aug. 8 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 18 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at suddreth@health360.org with questions or to register.

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Aug. 18 - Aug. 19 FOREVER GRATEFUL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 

The third annual "Forever Grateful Music Festival" will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night and 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Aug. 24 TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host Transfer Student 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/summer.asp.

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Aug. 25 ENTERING THE GATES CEREMONY (Welcome Week event): 

WCSU will hold its traditional "Entering the Gates" ceremony at 1:30 p.m. through the gates on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Faculty, staff, alumni and new and returning students will take the ceremonial walk through the gates to signify the start of another school year. Required for new students, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp or call (203) 837-9700.

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Aug. 25 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" sponsored by Whole Foods Market Danbury from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while you sip wine and sample assorted snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-summer-sip-sketch-tickets-35204846644.

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Aug. 26 RECFEST (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WestConn Recreation will host "RecFest '17" from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Recreation Field and Bill Williams Gym on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The theme is "water," so come prepared to get wet! Have fun with slip-and-slide kickball, water wars and water pong, or test your riding skills on the mechanical surfboard. You can also head into the gym for a friendly game of volleyball or dodgeball. Ice Cream Emergency will be on site from 1 to 4 p.m. and the BBQ will start at 4 p.m.  For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 OPENING MEETING (WCSU faculty and staff only)

The fall semester Opening Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The meeting is open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, send an email to mckayj@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 29 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Classes for the fall 2017 semester begin today.

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Aug. 31 GOOGLE SEMINAR: 

The WCSU Department of Communication and Media Arts will host a Google seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Among the topics covered will be Image Search verification, Google Trends, Google Scholar, AutoDraw.com, Google AI tools, data scraping with Google Sheets and Tabula, mapping with Google MyMaps, chart-building with Google Fusion Tables, Google Public Data Explorerer, mobile reporting apps and tools, Google Cardboard, Google Earth Pro, and more. The seminar will be free and open to the public. Bring a phone or laptop and lunch. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

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. On-campus departments and off-campus organizations will be present to discuss part-time job opportunities for federal work-study and non-work-study students. For more information, send an email to herediaa@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 31 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 Ian Murray and Megan Lyon. 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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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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Sherri Hill, Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: (203) 837-8486 Fax: (203) 837-8530
E-Mail: pr@wcsu.edu

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