ART SLIDE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, painter Hugh O'Donnell 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.
Spring Semester Opening Meeting
The Spring Semester Opening Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Lecture Hall Room 125.
On Thursday, Jan. 28, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Mars, the moon and the winter sky from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.
WestConn will host the Gymnastics Revolution Team Challenge in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. The public is invited to this amateur gymnastics competition featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. For ticket prices and more information, visit www.gymnasticsrevolution.com/invitational.html.
COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY
On Sunday, Jan. 31, the WCSU Office of Financial Aid will host College Goal Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. College-bound high school seniors and their families will receive assistance from financial aid professionals in completing the FAFSA form online. For more information, call x78582 or x78272.
TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Intricate Grammar" at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall. The hour-long workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING
On Saturday, Feb. 6, WestConn will host a 5:30 p.m. planetarium show, "Winter Skies," followed by telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky, from 6:30 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.
ART SLIDE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, illustrator Raymond Verdaguer 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.
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Newman Center will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WestConn Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, WestConn will host a screening of "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Videographer Bill Wallauer, who shot the 2002 documentary, will answer questions following the screening. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78798.
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE
On Thursday, Feb. 11, U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert will discuss federal climate change legislation from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 231 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the World Governments, Economies and Cultures course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky from 6:30 to 9:30 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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Jazz Orchestra Concert
“A Flea in Her Ear” Theatre Production Opening Weekend
CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal Review
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Patricia Zibluk, the Interim Grants Director, will be on campus to meet with anyone who would like to have their CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal reviewed before the due date of Feb. 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. Zibluk will meet with people on a first-come, first-serve basis in Warner Hall, Room 321, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Martha Palanzo at x78944.
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 Jan. 22, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 27, May 11, 25, 2010. Contact Marilyn Timbers to set an appointment via e-mail (preferred) at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.comor 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.
mileage reimbursement rate
Effective Jan. 29, 2010, the mileage reimbursement rate will change from 55 to 50 cents per mile. Any required corrections to previously submitted paperwork related to travel will be made in the travel office. Please direct any questions regarding this change to Mark Case at x78657 or Kim Spinelli at x78505 in the Administrative Services Office.