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FACULTY EXHIBITION

Works by faculty in WestConn's art department will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until Thursday, Dec. 10, in The Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call x78410.

HEALTH FAIR AND STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

On Monday, Nov. 30, the Health Promotion and Exercise Science Club and the Institute of Holistic Health Studies will hold the "2nd Annual Good Grief Stress Relief Health Fair" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warner Hall. The fair will feature demonstrations and workshops. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78594.

ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, painter Bill Sullivan will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call x78881.

INTERNSHIP FAIR

On Thursday, Dec. 3, student interns in WestConn's health promotion and exercise sciences department will present an overview of their internship experiences from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of Warner Hall. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78612.

MARATHON

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Charlie Chatterton, professor of Health and Physical Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, will run a 26-lap marathon around the WestConn Midtown campus, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the White Street Gate, to raise awareness about the number of people who live in poverty in the United States. The public is invited to participate or observe. For more information, call x78687.

MASTER CLASS

On Friday, Dec. 4, guitarist and composer John Scofield will work with WestConn student combos in a Master Class setting from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall. Guests who purchase a ticket to the Jazz Combos concert scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, are invited to observe the master class. For more information, call x78350. To purchase a ticket, visit wcsu.edu/tickets or call x78499.

JAZZ LECTURE

On Friday, Dec. 4, guitarist and composer John Scofield will discuss his career as an internationally acclaimed jazz musician at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall. Guests who purchase a ticket to the Jazz Combos concert scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, are invited to attend the lecture. For more information, call x78350. To purchase a ticket, visit wcsu.edu/tickets or call x78499.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

On Friday, Dec. 4, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform with guest artist guitarist John Scofield at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Tickets will be $15; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $10. For tickets and information, call x78499.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Dec. 5, WestConn will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, "Winter Skies," followed by telescope viewing of Uranus, the winter sky and the Pleiades star cluster, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Monday, Dec. 7, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

FACULTY RECOGNITION CEREMONY

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, WestConn will host a Faculty Recognition Ceremony that will include the presentation of the third Teaching Excellence Award at a reception at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. The ceremony will be free and open to WestConn faculty and staff only. To learn more about the ceremony, visit www.wcsu.edu/facultystaff/recognition
/recognition-announcement.asp

GRANT SEMINAR – ADVANCE YOUR RESEARCH AGENDA

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Grants Office will host a seminar entitled “Writing, Assembling and Reviewing Your CSU Research Grant” in Warner Hall, Room 315, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch! Beverages and dessert will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Martha Palanzo at x78944.

PLAYFEST OF 10-MINUTE PLAYS

The WestConn theatre arts department will present "Playfest of 10-Minute Plays" directed by students at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 and 10, and at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. Admission will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.

TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Thursday, Dec. 10, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Uranus, the Pleiades star cluster, the Orion nebula and the winter sky from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

SCIENCE-AT-NIGHT PRESENTATION

On Thursday, Dec. 10, a panel that will include faculty from the department of biological and environmental sciences and members of the Candlewood Lake Authority, the Candlewood Lake Users and Boaters Association, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and FirstLight Power Resources Inc. will discuss "Deep Draw-Downs and Management of Eurasian Watermilfoil at Candlewood Lake" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Offered as part of the continuing "Science at Night" series, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78773.

OPERA PRODUCTION - "AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS"

The WCSU Opera will perform the annual holiday classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Tickets will be $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. WCSU students will be admitted free with valid I.D. For tickets and information, call x78499 or go to wcsu.edu/tickets.

FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSICAL

On Sunday, Dec. 13, WestConn, in cooperation with LaMar Productions, will present a family theatre production at 2 p.m. in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall. General admission tickets will be $10 and will be sold at the door. For more information, call (203) 778-3344.

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT

On Sunday, Dec. 13, the WCSU Holiday Jazz concert will be at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Performing will be award-winning Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. The program will feature traditional big band jazz standards and holiday classics such as "Sleigh Bells" and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." It will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

FAMILY THANKSGIVING EVENT

On Thursday, Dec. 17, WestConn will host "We Are All Americans" at 11 a.m. at the Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School at 55 Ellsworth Ave. in Danbury. Original songs and dances will be performed by students from WCSU and Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78412.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Dec. 19, WestConn will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, "Winter Skies," followed by telescope viewing of Uranus, the Pleiades star cluster, the Orion nebula and the winter sky, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

 

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WestConn Report is published online for the WestConn community by University Publications & Design (UP&D) biweekly during the academic year. Each issue is archived on the WCSU Web site.

Editorial & Design Staff:
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Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

Deadlines:
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At-A-Glance

Nov30

Health fair/stress management workshop. Warner Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring demonstrations and workshops. Free and open to the public.

Dec1

IACUC meeting. Student Center, Room 228, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Art slide lecture. Featuring painter Bill Sullivan. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

Dec3

Internship fair. Student interns in the health promotion and exercise sciences department will present an overview of their internship experiences. Warner Hall, 1st floor, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Marathon. Charlie Chatterton, professor of Health and Physical Education at ECSU, will run a 26-lap marathon around the Midtown campus, beginning at 11:30 a.m., to raise awareness about the number of people who live in poverty. For more information, call x78687.

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Band, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

 
Dec4

Master class. Guitarist and composer John Scofield will work with WestConn student combos in a Master Class setting. White Hall, Room 127, 1 to 4 p.m. Guests who purchase a ticket to the Jazz Combos concert scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, are invited to observe the master class. For more information, call x78350.

Jazz lecture Guitarist and composer John Scofield will discuss his career as an internationally acclaimed jazz musician. White Hall, Room 127, 4:30 p.m. Guests who purchase a ticket to the Jazz Combos concert scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, are invited to observe the lecture. For more information, call x78350.

Jazz Combos concert. With guest artist guitarist John Scofield. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets will be $15; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $10. For tickets and information, call x78499.

Dec5

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Winter Skies” show at 4:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Uranus, the winter sky and the Pleiades star cluster from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendars

Jan6

Women's Swimming & Diving
WCSU vs. John Jay. Westside Athletic Complex, 6 p.m.

Jan6

Men's Basketball
WCSU vs. Regis. Westside Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Jan10

TNA Wrestling Live
Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, 4 p.m. Ttickets range from $23 to $53 and can be purchased at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by calling x78499.

FYI   

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS PRESALE

The Globetrotters are bringing their 2010 World Tour to O'Neill Center on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. To save 15% on select tickets before they go on sale to the general public, use Promo Code "GLOBIE" at www.tickets.com/browse.cgi?pgid=2000094. This offer is available online only and good through Tuesday, Dec. 8 and excludes courtside and VIP tickets. The 15% savings on base ticket price will be reflected during checkout, additional facility/convenience fees may apply.

SEW WHAT’S QUILT RAFFLE

The Sew What’s have been busy bees sewing/quilting another beautiful queen size quilt to raffle off with the proceeds supporting WCSU’s Child Care Center. Tickets are $1 each and can be obtained by contacting any of the members of The Sew What’s. The raffle will take place on Thursday, Dec. 10. For more information and ticket sales, contact any member of The Sew What’s:

University Hall - Peggy Boyle - x78662 & Kim Spinelli - x78505
Old Main - Helen Bechard - x78800
Ancell School - Ana Cangialosi - x78510 Warner Hall - Martha Palanzo - x78944
Higgins Hall - Lisa Peck – 78564
Police Dept. - Shirley Hatch - x79304

Commuter Student
E-Newsletter

The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce a new e-publication, a monthly Commuter Student E-Newsletter, created to communicate university-wide information to all commuter students. Our goal is to better connect students with staff, programs and campus resources. We welcome contributing articles from faculty and staff. Please e-mail them to Daryle Dennis.  

One Book, One Community

Our 2009 One Book, One Community (OBOC) read was incredibly successful. Over 1,700 copies of Hurry Down Sunshine were distributed on campus and many faculty incorporated the book into their classes and encouraged students to take advantage of the many programs. In addition, many community individuals were actively engaged in multiple OBOC events. Now it’s time to select our 2010 read and the One Book, One Community committee is eager to hear your recommendations. The book selected for the 2010 One Book common read shall be: fiction; rich in content and themes that will fuel lively discussions and the exploration of values and issues; of wide appeal to WCSU students; and written by someone who is willing to speak on campus and in the community. Please submit your recommendations to our online form at http://onebookdanbury.org/suggestions.html A book will be selected sometime in December 2009.  Thank you for your support and participation in the One Book, One Community initiative.  

— Dr. Linda Rinker  

UPBC MEETING

The next meeting of the University Planning and Budget Committee will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Student Center, Room 226. Please send all agenda items, in electronic (PDF preferred) format, no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24, by 5 p.m. to Dan Goble. It is highly recommended that any budgetary figures related to Phase I Planning proposals be reconciled by Sean Loughran in Fiscal Affairs prior to submission.

One-on-one employee retirement sessions

Marilyn Timbers, Western’s ING representative, will be on campus to conduct one-on-one employee retirement sessions. Sessions will be held in the Student Center, Room 228, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 22. Contact Marilyn Timbers to set an appointment via e-mail (preferred) at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.com at call (860) 580-2126 or (800) 784-6386. Sessions can benefit any employee in the Alternate Retirement Plan (5 percent employee and 8 percent state), or 403(b), Roth 403(b) or 457 ING Supplemental Retirement Plan. 

IACUC spring 2010 meeting

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 226 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010. If you would like to submit a protocol, please send the original and 9 copies, at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. The link to the required on-line training program can be found on the ERes page under Grant Programs and then to IACUC.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Karen Crouse at x79061.

Institutional Review Board 2009-10 Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will meet on Wednesdays in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following days: Dec. 16, Jan. 27, 2010, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19. If you would like to submit a proposal, please send the original proposal plus 12 copies of the proposal, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. IRB forms and the link to the required on-line training programs for protection of human subjects can be found on the ERes page under “Institutional Review Board.” For questions, please contact Dr. Shane Murphy at x79398.

Deadlines for Faculty Development Funds

Deadlines for applications for the 2009-10 Faculty Development Funds are listed below. The application can be found in the Faculty Handbook on the WCSU Web site under Faculty and Staff, (click on Faculty Handbook, then click on View Table of Forms). Make sure to include a "WCSU Request for Professional Travel Worksheet" with your application. Late applications will not be accepted. Please contact Russell Hirshfield, chair of the Faculty Development and Recognition Committee, if you have any questions.

  • Dec. 4, 2009 is the deadline for activity from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2010
  • Feb. 5, 2010 is the deadline for activity from March 1 to May 31, 2010
  • April 23, 2010 is the deadline for activity from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2010

FALL SEMESTER MASS SCHEDULE

During the fall semester, Mass will be held Sundays at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall and on Monday through Thursday in the Newman Center at noon. Mass will not be held Labor Day or during Thanksgiving recess. For further information, please contact the Newman Center at (203) 744-5846.

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