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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The WCSU softball team, ranked 24th in the nation and first in New England, will take on UMass-Boston in a key Little East Conference doubleheader that will begin 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. 26 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The Colonials will celebrate Senior Day when they take on Little East Conference opponent, the University of Southern Maine Huskies, at 1 p.m. 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/mlax/index.

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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 GET BENT (WCSU resident students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing and Residence Life will host "Get Bent!" at noon on the Centennial Quad on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students are invited to bring their own yoga mat and try a beginning yoga routine. If it rains, the session will be moved to the Basement Multipurpose Room in Centennial Hall. It will be free and open to WCSU resident students only. For more information, send an email to ward076@connect.wcsu.edu.

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 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide assorted appetizers for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to clarkes@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@connect.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 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide a mashed potato bar for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to clarkes@wcsu.edu.

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 2014 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 FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU CHOICES Office will host actor Lillo Brancato, star of "A Bronx Tale," and Emmy Award-winning television journalist Ira Joe Fisher, for a screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Following the screening, there will be a discussion and question-and-answer session about how substance abuse and poor personal choices negatively affected Brancato's life. The screening and discussion will be free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/choices/A%20Bronx%20Tale%20Flier.pdf or send an email to gucks@wcsu.edu.

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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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Apr. 30 LIFE AFTER WESTERN - STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will host "Life After Western - Student Loan Repayment" at 8 p.m. in the Conference Center at Pinney Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Information about strategies for paying off student loans faster and what to do in special situations such as the start of graduate school will be provided by representatives from the WCSU Your Money program. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to glybin001@connect.wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8531.

MAY EVENTS

May 1 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide a pizza and Pepsi promotion for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to clarkes@wcsu.edu.

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 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide Cinco de Mayo assorted Mexican appetizers or a nacho bar for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the 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 clarkes@wcsu.edu.

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 5 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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 simonp@wcsu.edu.

May 6 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide an ice cream sundae bar for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to clarkes@wcsu.edu.

May 7 STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student and Campus Centers Board will provide assorted desserts for Student Appreciation Days from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. These events will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to clarkes@wcsu.edu.

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 FESTIVAL: 

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/ or ivesconcertpark.com.

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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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Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
36° / 59° 34° / 56° 36° / 43° 39° / 54° 33° / 54°