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University Events: December 2017 and January 2018

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DECEMBER EVENTS

Dec. 11 OUT OF THE CRATE (WCSU students only)

Students who love dogs and need a study break are invited to join Out of the Crate at 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, to learn why and how dogs are uniquely qualified to help humans, meet other students who love dogs, and learn more about Out of the Crate volunteer opportunities. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 11 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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.

Dec. 12 HOT CHOCOLATE BAR WITH TOPPINGS: 

Sodexo will host a Hot Chocolate Bar with Toppings from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty, staff, alumni and the public can pay $9.75 via cash, check or credit/debit for the meal. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSU-Dining-134866619900335/.

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Dec. 12 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.

Dec. 12 FILM SCREENING: 'JANE': 

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies at WCSU invites the community to join them at a screening of "Jane," a documentary based on the life of Dr. Jane Goodall, at 7 p.m. at the Bank Street Theater, 46 Bank St. in New Milford. Tickets will be $5, and all proceeds from the day will be donated to the Jane Goodall Center and Roots & Shoots at WCSU. For more information, call (860) 354-9911 or visit www.facebook.com/events/343058326158408/.

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Dec. 13 HOT CHOCOLATE BAR WITH TOPPINGS: 

Sodexo will host a Hot Chocolate Bar with Toppings at The Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost is charged a la carte. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSU-Dining-134866619900335/.

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Dec. 15 CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 

The First Congregational Church of Ridgefield will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 103 Main St. in Ridgefield. WCSU voice students Amy Cerbie, Nicole Salamon, Edwin Rodriquez and Anthony DeLuco will perform as soloists with the Concert Choir in a rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio," as well as many other Advent and Christmas carols. The four WCSU students who are participating in internships at the church -- Cerbie, Salamon, Rodriquez and DeLuco -- also will perform "Rudolphus Rubrinasus," sung in the original Latin. The concert is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (917) 856-1952.

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Dec. 16 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MOUNT ST. MARY COLLEGE: 

The lady Colonials will face Mount St. Mary College at 2 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 16 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Dec. 16 HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus. Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For more information, visit http://wcsu.wpengine.com/news/2017/12/08/harlem-gospel-choir-to-present-holiday-concert-in-danbury/. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-gospel-choir-joyful-gospel-concert-for-the-holidays-tickets-39183411639.

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Dec. 17 SEMESTER ENDS: 

The 2017 fall semester ends today.

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Dec. 17 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SUNY PLATTSBURGH: 

WestConn will face Plattsburgh State College at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 18 - Jan. 13 INTERSESSION: 

Intersession begins on Monday, Dec. 18, and ends on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

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Dec. 25 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: 

University closed; no classes.

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Dec. 28 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SUNY POTSDAM: 

The men's basketball team will face Potsdam State at 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 29 - 30 HAT CITY TOURNAMENT: 

The Hat City Tournament is a perfect prequel to your New Year's celebration. WestConn will face Newbury College at 5 p.m., and Trinity College will play Maine Maritime at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The consolation and championship games will be on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. 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. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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JANUARY EVENTS

Jan 1 NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY: 

University closed; no classes.

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Jan 1 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

WestConn will face Manhattanville College in the first match of the new year at 2 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 3 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team hosts Muhlenberg College at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 6 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women will face Plymouth State University in the first game of an LEC basketball doubleheader at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 6 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's basketball team will close out an LEC doubleheader when it faces Plymouth State University at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 10 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WestConn women will face Plymouth State University in the first game of an LEC basketball doubleheader at 2 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 10 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will close out an LEC doubleheader when it faces Keene State College at 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 20 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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Jan 23 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:15 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 9. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan 25 - Mar. 4 EXHIBITION: 'PARALLEL PRACTICES': 

"Parallel Practices," an exhibit featuring 11 critically acclaimed artists who often work in more than one medium, creating unexpected parallel bodies of work, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, March 4, in the 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/.

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Jan 25 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for "Parallel Practices" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The 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 Sunday, March 4, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan 31 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:15 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 9. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan 31 CURATORS TALK: 

A talk by professional artists Lori Glavin and Patricia Spergel, curators of "Parallel Practices," will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Parallel Practices" will be on display in the Gallery through March 4. The talk will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. 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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