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ACCESSIBILITY WORKSHOP

On Monday, March 22, the WCSU Office of AccessAbility Services will hold a workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students at 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center. Information provided will include the differences between accommodations in high school and college; the types of classroom, housing and campus accommodations, services and assistive technology that are available; how to request accommodations and services; and more. The workshop will be free and open to new and prospective students and their families. For more information and to RSVP, call x78225.

GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP

On Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26, WestConn, in conjunction with Grant Writing USA, will host a two-day Grant Writing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 263 of the Science Building. Tuition is $425 per person and will include a workbook, resource CD and access to online forums. The workshop is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit http://grantwritingusa.com/events/write/dact0310.html.

ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Wednesday, March 31, painter Don Kimes 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.

LECTURE

On Wednesday, March 31, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WestConn will host Dr. Edward Markowitz, who will discuss "Five Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss" at noon in the Student Center Theater. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78882.

FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON

On Wednesday, March 31, WestConn will host a luncheon to support the university's "WCSU Hearts Haiti" fundraising campaign at noon in Alumni Hall. The luncheon will feature Haitian specialties and will be open to the public; seating is limited. Alumnus Bryn Gillette '09, a founding member of TeamOne.27, a nonprofit organization that aids Haitian orphans, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call x78754.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, March 31, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Off-Campus Programs: Scholarships, Internships, Resume-Writing" at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245. 

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, March 31, 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. 

PIANO RECITAL

On Wednesday, March 31, students in WestConn's music program will present a piano studio recital at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The event will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. Call x78350 for more information. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Thursday, April 1, former Stamford mayor Dan Malloy, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, will discuss Connecticut's economy 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 benjamins@wcsu.edu.

TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Thursday, April 1, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Mars, Saturn and the spring sky from 8 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch. 

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, April 1, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, a Capella group The Parallel Fifths, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information. 

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE

On Tuesday, April 6, WestConn will host a Graduate Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Coordinators from each graduate program will be available to answer questions. The Open House will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Division of Graduate Studies at x78243. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

On Wednesday, April 7, the WCSU Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting, at which the alumni board of directors will be elected, at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information, call x78290. 

LYME DISEASE SEMINAR AND HEALTH FAIR

On Wednesday, April 7, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a Lyme Disease Health Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. Information about Lyme Disease prevention and treatment will be available. At 7 p.m., speakers including Dr. Richard Horowitz, a board-certified internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases; Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association Inc.; and Jennifer Reid, community coordinator for the BLAST Lyme Disease Prevention Program, will share their expertise. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78882.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Thursday, April 8, Rob Michalik, district director for U.S. Rep Chris Murphy, will discuss the American economy 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 benjamins@wcsu.edu.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, April 8, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, ambient rock band The Files and Fires, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information.

If you plan to attend an event and would like to request disability accommodations, please contact the organizer as listed in the event listing.

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

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At-A-Glance

Mar22

Accessibility workshop. Workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students. Student Center, Room 207, 4 p.m. Free and open to new and prospective students and their families only. For more information and to RSVP, call x78225.

Mar23

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Montclair State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

Mar25-26

Grant-writing workshop. WestConn, in conjunction with Grant Writing USA, will host a two-day Grant Writing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 263. Tuition is $425 per person and will include a workbook, resource CD and access to online forums. The workshop is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit http://grantwritingusa.com/events/write/dact0310.html.

 
Mar27

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

Mar28

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

Mar30

Softball. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendars

Apr15-17

WCSU Opera - "The Magic Flute"
Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. on April 15, 16 and 17, with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 17. For tickets and information, call x78499 or
visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Apr15

Child Care Cabaret
Featuring music, dance and comedy. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $15; WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $5. For more information, call x78266.

Apr22

President's Lecture Series
"The Beauty of Nature — The Art of Technology," featuring astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

FYI


Do you have your WCSU Hearts Haiti bracelet yet? Red, white, and blue are the colors of the Haitian flag and for a minimum donation of $1 you can proudly support the campaign. Bracelets can be bought in the Student Center, the Newman Center, Admissions, the Multicultural Affairs Office, Higgins Hall 214 or Room 107 in the O'Neill Center.

A second “Blue Jeans Day” will be held on Wednesday, April 7. If you would like to participate and come to work in jeans, please contact Birte Selvaraj at x79700 to register. The cost is $5.

Deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions

To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is April 15 for the academic departments and May 14 for Administrative Departments. All goods must be delivered to the university by June 1. If bidding is necessary, please allow sufficient time for a solicitation process. If you have any questions please contact Mark Case at x78657 or Esther Boriss at x78758 in the Administrative Services Office.

meditation sessions

Join the Connecticut School of Philosophy (an SGA-approved club formerly known as the Socratic Society) as they host WestConn's
first guided meditation group every
Thursday from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 201. This is a class for beginners to advanced individuals which will slowly introduce new techniques each week and answer all questions. For more information, contact Mary Salvato at ( 203) 546-0746.

2010 Take Our Children To Work Day

Thursday, April 22, 2010 is “Take Our Children To Work Day,” sponsored by Human Resources, Student Affairs and University Events, and is open to all employees. This is a great opportunity for girls and boys to learn about the world of work, the challenges their parents face, and how the schoolwork they do today will help them in realizing their dreams and becoming tomorrow’s leaders. You may bring your sons, daughters, grandchild(ren), nieces, nephews, & mentees (max. of three children per person) who are between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age. The committee is hard at work planning another awesome day and is looking forward to welcoming all of the children to campus again this year for all-new activities.  
 
If you are interested in participating by bringing your child(ren) please respond to Lisa Temkin Carrozza with the name(s) and age(s) of the child(ren) you will be bringing by April 1. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER THIS DATE. Specific details including permission slips will be distributed closer to the day of the event.
 
In order to make this event happen we need volunteers on the day of the event to help with the day’s activities. Volunteers will assist with group activities and chaperone the kids as they walk to/from each activity. Group Activities are held from 10 to 11a.m.; 11 a.m. to noon; and 1:15– 2 p.m. All volunteers are invited to the kick off breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at noon in Warner Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Peggy Boyle.

For more information, contact any of the members of the Take Our Children To Work Day Planning Committee: Helen Bechard; Peggy Boyle; Pano Koukopoulos; Melissa Stephens; Lisa Temkin Carrozza; and Jen Zdziarski.

One man up program

A new group program, “One Man Up,” is focused on addressing men’s role in ending relationship violence. In collaboration with a WCSU faculty member, the program has been designed for students, to openly discuss and learn about issues of sexuality, relationships, and masculinity. The goal is to empower men on campus, who do not condone violence, to speak up and be heard. The goal of the program is to create a real conversation between men. However, we invite women to participate, because the topic deals with healthy relationships in general.
 
One Man Up meets at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall A-105-C on the following Wednesdays: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, and 5/5. It is important students commit to attend as many as possible. Sessions run about 90 minutes, and are NOT lectures, but intriguing group discussion and activities. Food provided. Students should RSVP to mens.initiative@yahoo.com or call x73939.

One-on-one employee retirement sessions

Marilyn Timbers, WestConn’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 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 (five percent employee and eight percent state), or 403(b), Roth 403(b) or 457 ING Supplemental Retirement Plan.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)
Spring 2010 meeting

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 8. 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 Wednesday, April 21 and Wednesday, 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.

Ed.D in Instructional Leadership Dissertation Defense Schedule

The Ed.D in Instructional Leadership program invites you to support our
Doctoral students as they defend their dissertations. Please take note
of the time and locations as the defenses are held on both the Midtown
and Westside campuses. For more information on the Division of Graduate
Studies Ed.D in Instructional Leadership, please visit
www.wcsu.edu/graduate/EDD/

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