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University Events: April and May 2014

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 16 - 30 SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of WCSU graduating art students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from Wednesday, April 16, through Wednesday, April 30, in The Higgins Gallery in Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014SeniorThesisExhibition.asp.

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Apr. 18 - 19 DAY OF REFLECTION: 

University closed; no classes.

Apr. 18 WCSU BASEBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT: 

The WCSU baseball team continues its rivalry with Eastern Connecticut State University in Little East Conference play at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 18 TIME-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (WCSU resident students only)

Litchfield Hall will host a time management workshop, "Make the Best of Your Time," at 6 p.m. in the main lounge of Litchfield Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. With the end of the semester approaching, students will be offered tips about how to avoid falling behind in classes and how to better manage their time. The event will be free and open to WCSU resident students only. For more information, send an email to johnson471@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8531.

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Apr. 19 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials fight to get back to the .500 mark when the team plays host to the Plymouth State University Panthers at noon in the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Apr. 19 WCSU BASEBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU baseball team will take on the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in a double-header that begins at noon at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Team members will collect donations for the American Heart Association in honor of former assistant Tony Wilmot, who passed away during the winter. Wilmot's wife and daughter will throw out the first pitch and the Colonials will wear bright red hats in support of the cause. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 19 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western Men's Tennis team will take on Little East Conference rival, the Salem State University Vikings, at 1 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Colonials and Vikings are in a battle for one of six LEC Tournament slots. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Apr. 19 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU softball team will take on the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in a double-header that begins at 1 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 19 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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Apr. 19 VERGE CAMPUS TOUR: 

Verge, featuring Krewella with Logic and Radical Something, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and information, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX.

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Apr. 21 - 21 WESTFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." A comedy festival featuring Jessica Kirson and Eric O'Shea will be at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 FLOWER DAY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Compassion & Creativity Club will hand out carnations to students from noon to 4 p.m. on the Quadrangle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to touissant008@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 HUMAN TRAFFICKING DISCUSSION: 

A discussion about human trafficking, "Price of Life: Interactive Discussion Panel on Human Trafficking," will be at noon in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The discussion will initiate a week of campus events aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking. Participating in the panel discussion will be Tammy Sneed, director of Girls' Services for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families; Melanie Danyliw, director of Training, Program Development & Volunteer Services at the Women's Center of Greater Danbury; Frank N. Barnaba, founder and president of the Barnaba Institute; and Dr. Jane Gordon, an associate professor from the University of Connecticut department of Political Science and Institute for African American Studies. The discussion will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to nelson144@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 DINNER-SPEAKER PROGRAM (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer a dinner-speaker program featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to Western" -- the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. At 5 p.m., Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Keith Betts will be the featured speaker in the Faculty Dining Room in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St.in Danbury. The event is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/newsevents/images/MRTWBetts.jpg, send an email to griffinm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8532.

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Apr. 21 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT DINNER (Invitation only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will honor its 2014-15 scholarship recipients at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is by invitation only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

Apr. 22 UNITED NATIONS TRIP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Newman Club and the Program Activities Council will host "Step into the World in NYC for Earth Day" with a day trip to Manhattan to visit the United Nations. The $25 cost will include train transportation, programs at the U.N., dinner and tickets to the Broadway musical "Newsies." This trip is open to WCSU students only and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, send an email to wcsunewmanclub@gmail.com.

Apr. 22 - May. 10 BOOKSTORE SALE: 

Barnes and Noble will hold the biggest sale ever in the campus bookstore on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. All WCSU emblematic merchandise and most trade books will be marked down 25 to 50 percent during the sale. The public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8464.

Apr. 22 HEART OF ART FESTIVAL: 

Psi Chi and PSA will host the "Heart of Art Festival" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fairfield Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature a collaboration of music, painting and writing to promote the positive influence of creative endeavors. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to sabbagh005@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-3950.

Apr. 22 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. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to lanzettaj@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 EARTH DAY FREE TRADE MARKET (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Roots & Shoots Club will host a "Free Trade Market" from noon to 4 p.m. on the Quadrangle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to touissant008@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 BUILD-A-BOTTLE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host "Build-a-Bottle" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. In celebration of Earth Day, students are invited to use everyday materials to turn a hydroponic plant into a piece of sustainable beauty. This event is free and open to WCSU students only and supplies are limited. For more information, send an email to fisher080@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about winter intersession study-abroad opportunities in Florence, Italy, at 12:45 p.m. in Room 102 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp or send an email to farinap2000@hotmail.com.

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Apr. 22 BOTTLE SWAP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host a "Bottle Swap" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. In celebration of Earth Day, students are invited to exchange recyclable cans, plastics and glass for an Earth Day-Everyday steel bottle. This event is free and open to WCSU students only and supplies are limited. For more information, send an email to fisher080@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 212 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 or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 22 SLICE OF LIFE DISCUSSION (WCSU resident students only)

Fairfield Hall, the CHOICES Office and the Danbury Women's Center will host "Sex and Candy," an interactive program about sex, at 7 p.m. in the main lounge of Fairfield Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Information will be presented by Rayna Havelock from the Danbury Women's Center and Clare Gelissen from the CHOICES Office about what constitutes consent and what is a sexual assault. The event will be free and open to resident students only. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8531.

Apr. 22 WESTFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." "John Cassidy Magic, Comedy and Balloons" will be at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY DRIVE: 

"Be The Match" will hold a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Everyone between the ages of 18-44 is asked to sign up. Registration is free and could help save a life. The event is sponsored by the Student Nurses Association, the Justice and Law Club, the Office of Student Affairs and Joe Tamberelli. For more information, send an email to selvarajb@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8606.

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Apr. 23 WESTFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." Kettle corn and lemonade will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS EVENT (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Commuter Student Organization will present a "Healthy Choices Series" workshop on preventing sexual assault at noon in Room 209 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Information will be presented by Rayna Havelock from the Danbury Women's Center. The event is free and open to the campus community only. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8549.

Apr. 23 HUMAN DEMONSTRATION: 

A human demonstration depicting the injustice of human trafficking will take place at noon on the quadrangle on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to virzera002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 CELT WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty and staff only)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host a discussion regarding "Flipping the Classroom: How We Did It, What We Learned" at 4 p.m. in Room 411  of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Neeta Connally, Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Maya Aloni, Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Kimberly D'Esposito and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Helena Prieto, recipients of CELT Classroom Technology Grants, will share their experiences with creating a flipped classroom. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/. To RSVP, email barrettd@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8869.

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Apr. 23 HUMAN TRAFFICKING DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Roger Sherman Debate Society will host a discussion about human trafficking at 4 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to virzera002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT: 

The Colonials will take on Eastern Connecticut at 6 p.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Donations will be collected at the door and at half-time for the Ana Marquez-Greene Scholarship Fund. There will be free giveaways, the WCSU Jazz Band, Dance Team, Cheerleaders, and a 50-50 raffle. The first 400 WCSU students at the door will receive a free t-shirt. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information about the game, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index. For more information about the fundraising event, email burrowsj@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 23 LATE NIGHT PANCAKE BREAKFAST (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Club will host a "Late Night Pancake Breakfast" from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Newman Center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. This free event will be open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to javery002@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 24 LUNCHEON CEREMONY: 

The staff of Western's WXCI radio station will be honored at the Dr. Robert C. & Nancy Joy Luncheon, "Celebrating Community Partnerships for the Prevention of Child Abuse," at 11:30 a.m. at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. The luncheon is hosted by the Families Network of Western Connecticut. For tickets and information, send an email to info@fnwc.org or call (203) 791-8773.

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Apr. 24 CULTURAL LUNCH (WCSU students only)

The WCSU chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a cultural lunch at noon in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will enable students to explore other cultures and promote diversity while enjoying a buffet-style lunch featuring authentic and traditional food. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to kerton002@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-3950.

Apr. 24 CHILD CARE CABARET: 

WCSU will present the Child Care Cabaret at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This fundraiser for the WCSU Child Care Center will bring performers from all corners of the campus together in an uplifting combination of music, dance and comedy. The public is invited; tickets will be $15. WCSU student tickets will be $5 with valid I.D. Tickets are available at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/807470512600834/ or send an email to gernertm@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 24 - 26 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 19th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU jazz faculty and select student groups will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform with the Jeff "Tain" Watts Quartet at 7 p.m. on Friday. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, The Saxtet and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra will perform. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014JazzFest.asp. For tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Apr. 24 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 feature a night of table games. 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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Apr. 24 WESTFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." Hypnotist Eric Mina will be at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 CONFERENCE: 

A daylong conference for school and community-based clinicians, administrators, adolescent specialists and educational consultants, "How Young People Succeed: The Art & Science," will be from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For a conference schedule, registration and cost information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/how-young-people-succeed-the-art-the-science-tickets-10745745815 or call (203) 431-9726.

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Apr. 25 WESTFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." "IRHA Colonial Wars" will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE: 

Central Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Joanne DiPlacido will discuss "Current Trends in Health Psychology" at noon in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to oconnorc@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 WESTFEST (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host a week of activities for "WESTFEST 2014." The "SGA Block Party," featuring rides, games, food and live music, will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event will be free and open to the WCSU campus community. Guests of students may pay $10 to go on rides and see the band, and $1 per ticket for games and food. For more information, send an email to pacevent@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 25 FRIDAY AFTER HOURS (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement will host "Friday After Hours" from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event, featuring food and karaoke, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-3950.

Apr. 26 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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Apr. 26 - 27 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "AESOP'S FALABLES": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Aesop's Falables" by Ed Graczyk in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Performances will be at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Sean Harris will direct. Call the Berkshire Theatre 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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Apr. 26 POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Black Student Alliance will host a Powder Puff football game from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. A pre-game meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, in Room 202 of the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Teams of 17 (12 players minimum) are welcome and male students can only be coaches. The cost is $5 to play and $3 to watch the game. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to brown355@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-3950.

Apr. 26 SAY GOODBYE TO WHITE HALL EVENT (WCSU music alumni only)

The WCSU Department of Music will host "Say Goodbye to White Hall" at 5 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will provide an opportunity for those who have performed on the Ives Concert Hall stage to remember those experiences with fellow alumni and friends. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-music-alumni-reception-say-goodbye-to-white-hall-tickets-11023285945, send an email to piechotal@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8614.

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Apr. 26 ALUMNI NETWORKING RECEPTION: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host an alumni networking event, "WesterNetwork," from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Governor's Room at The University Club, 1135 Sixteenth St., NW, in Washington, D.C. The event will include the opportunity to meet fellow alumni, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Missy Alexander and Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Kevin Gutzman. It will be free and open to WCSU alumni. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Alumni_Receptions.asp. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP by Saturday, April 19.

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Apr. 26 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 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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Apr. 26 AN EVENING AT 'SKY ZONE' (WCSU students only)

The Newman Club will host "An Evening at Sky Zone," an indoor trampoline park, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Sky Zone, 13 Francis J. Clarke Circle in Bethel. Students who wish to participate must reserve a spot in advance by calling the Newman Center at (203) 744-5846 or sending an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only and space is limited to 12-to-15 students. Pizza will be provided at the Newman Center, along with transportation to and from Sky Zone. For more information, call (203) 744-5846 or send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 27 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host a Mass at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The worship service will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8521.

Apr. 29 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about winter intersession study-abroad opportunities in Florence, Italy, at noon in Room 201A of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/international/short-courses.asp or send an email to farinap2000@hotmail.com.

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Apr. 29 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 Brandon Lester. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to lanzettaj@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 29 SKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING: 

The National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter Program will hold a free training for individuals interested in becoming weather spotters at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The free workshop will provide instruction about how to observe and report specific types of clouds that form before severe weather such as hail, high winds or a tornado develops. Safety tips will be provided to prepare for and respond to flash floods, severe thunderstorms and lightning. The two-and-a-half hour class is open to the public, emergency managers, first responders, amateur radio operators, teachers, and students at the 8th-grade level and above. Attendees will receive a Spotter ID Card upon completion of the class. For more information, visit www.weather.gov/okx/SkywarnTraining, send an email to lessorg@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8552.

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Apr. 29 ACAPPACOLYPSE: 

The WCSU A Capella Coalition will host "Acappacolypse" at 8:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. A capella groups Play It By Ear, Parallel Fifths and Martini Glass will perform. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to carrozza006@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-3950.

Apr. 30 JOB SEARCH WRAP-UP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a job search wrap-up workshop at noon in Room 227 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will address student job search activities and other sources for job search information. 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 or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 30 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Grad_Salute.asp or call (203) 837-8298.

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Apr. 30 ALUMNI NURSING SOCIETY RECEPTION: 

WCSU will host a reception for nursing alumni and seniors graduating from the WCSU nursing program at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The student nursing class of 2013 will present their senior projects and the alumni nurses will vote on the best presentation. The event will be free and open to senior students and graduates of the university's nursing program only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Apr. 30 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Scientist Ryan Fryer will discuss "The Impact of Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research in Drug Discovery" 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, go to www.newsevents/Spring2014researchseminars.asp, send an email to connallyn@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8749.

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Apr. 30 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The year-end cookout will include chicken and steak on the grill, picnic salads and dessert. 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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Apr. 30 - May. 2 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present a One-Act Play Festival featuring 10-minute plays directed by students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732.

Apr. 30 SYMPHONIC BAND AND NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, and New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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 schedule of upcoming Department of Music events, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

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MAY EVENTS

May 1 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, The Show Choir, and the featured act, singer/pianist Reuel Camacho, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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May 2 RESEARCH DAY: 

The 10th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU alumnus and Mercy College Assistant Professor of Secondary Education Dr. Eric Martone will be the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. There will be a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014WesternResearchDay.asp or send an email to maskels@wcsu.edu.

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May 2 STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET (Invitation only)

Western will host the 29th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet at 5 p.m. at the Amber Room Colannade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. Faculty and staff are invited to attend and celebrate the achievements of student leaders. The cost is $35 per person and will include dinner. For more information or to make a reservation, send an email to selvarajb@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8606.

May 2 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 


The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "The Lego Movie" 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 camacho011@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 3 NEWPORT DAY TRIP: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a day trip to Newport, R.I. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/pdf/2014_Newport_RI_Trip.pdf.

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May 3 SAY GOODBYE TO BERKSHIRE EVENT: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will host "Say Goodbye to Berkshire" at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will provide an opportunity for those who have graced the stage to remember those experiences with fellow alumni and friends from the Communication/Theatre, Speech/Theatre, Theatre Arts and Music departments in a celebration of nearly 50 years, 500 performances and 500,000 audience members in the Berkshire Theatre. For more information, to volunteer for this event or to RSVP, send an email to herbertf@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8253.

May 4 MARCH FOR BABIES: 

WCSU will host the March of Dimes "March for Babies" at 10 a.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Money raised at the event supports programs that help women have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/connecticut/events/10298_3135383735.html.

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May 5 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.

May 5 MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will stage a musical theatre cabaret at 7:30 p.m. in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information visit www.wcsu.edu/theatrearts.

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May 7 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8576.

May 9 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Dr. John Murphy, CEO of Danbury Hospital, will deliver the commencement address. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. For more information, call (203) 837-8244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

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May 10 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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May 11 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on the Westside Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Educational futurist Anya Kamenetz will deliver the commencement address. The public is invited. This event will be outdoors and will take place rain or shine. For more information, call (203) 837-8800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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May 13 LYME DISEASE SEMINAR AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Eighth Annual Lyme Disease Patient Seminar and Health Fair at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme disease physician Dr. Steven Phillips, psychiatrist and psycho-pharmacologist Dr. Robert Bransfield and mental health practitioner Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW, will speak about Lyme disease. The first "Courage in Journalism Award" will be presented to Poughkeepsie Journal investigative reporter Mary Beth Pfeiffer for her nationally-recognized series of articles about tick-borne diseases. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RidgefieldLymeResource, send an email to jennifer@lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 15 - May. 17 WCSU OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will perform "The Dream Play" by August Strindberg at 8 p.m. at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St., third floor, in New York. Julio Matos will direct. For reservations, call (203) 837-8732.

May 17 BREWS & BBQ: 

Townsquare Media will host "Brews & BBQ 2014" from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Amy Helm and The Cabinet will perform. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For more information, go to http://kicks1055.com/brews-bbq/.

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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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