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WestConn News

This is the last WestConn Report for the semester. The first issue of the spring semester will be dated Jan. 24, 2011. Enjoy your break!

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Monday, Dec. 6, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

ACCESSIBILITY WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 017 of Higgins Annex, the WCSU Office of AccessAbility Services will hold a workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students. 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 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.

ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

The WestConn theatre arts department will present one-act plays directed by students at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9; and at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.

INTERNSHIP FAIR

On Thursday, Dec. 9, student interns in WestConn's health promotion and exercise sciences department will present an overview of their internship experiences from noon to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Warner Hall. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78612.

BUS TRIP

On Thursday, Dec. 9, WestConn's Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of "Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece." The bus will depart at 1:30 p.m. from outside of University Hall and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. It is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 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, comedian Chris Doucette, 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.

OPERA PRODUCTION

The WCSU Opera will perform the annual holiday classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, and on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 and 8 p.m, in Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and information, call x78499 or go to wcsu.edu/tickets.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Dec. 11, WestConn will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter, M31, Double Cluster, Gamma Andromedae, Pleiades and Mira 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 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT

On Sunday, Dec. 12, the WCSU Holiday Jazz concert will be held at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The program will feature Frankensax, led by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, led by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. The program will include a mix of jazz classics and holiday music such as "Sleigh Ride" 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.

If you have upcoming events that you would like publicized, please send them to pr@wcsu. Please be sure to indicate if you want the event promoted only to the university community or if you want the general public to be notified, too. Please include ALL the following information: Name of the event and a brief description (What will participants be doing? Who will be speaking? etc.); time, date and location (room number, building name, etc.) of the event; cost, if any; contact person and phone number; and any other relevant information (Is the public invited? Who is sponsoring/organizing the event? etc.).    

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:
Irene Sherlock, associate director, UP&D
Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

Deadlines:
Content deadline is Thursday at noon prior to the Monday publication date. All efforts are made to include content that is supplied, however, all submissions are subject to a strict editing process. Additionally, where and when available, photos and print/Web marketing materials created for an event will be available as either a link (in the case of a Web page) or download (in the case of print materials).

Contacting us:
The editorial staff of the WestConn Report can be contacted most efficiently via e-mail. Please send to westconn_report@wcsu.edu. You may also send content via inter-campus mail addressed to “WestConn Report / UP&D – Old Main 202”. Please allow sufficient time. Please do not call the office and leave a voice message with your request.

At-A-Glance

Dec6

UPBC meeting. Student Center, Room 226, 2:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Dec7

Accessibility workshop. Explaining the types of accommodations and services available to students. Higgins Annex, Room 017, 4:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call x78225.

Dec8-10 One-act play festival. Directed by students. Performances at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9, and at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.
Dec9

Internship fair. Student interns in the health promotion and exercise sciences department will present an overview of their internship experiences. Warner Hall, 1st floor, noon to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Bus trip. To the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of "Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece." The bus will depart at 1:30 p.m. from outside of University Hall and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. For more information or to make a reservation, send an e-mail to Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova.

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

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FYI

Parallel parking

The university has created three parallel parking spaces for handicapped lift vans in the parking lot on the north side of White Hall to accommodate students and others who travel with wheelchairs. Before the designation of these spaces, people driving lift vans often could not park near the building’s wheelchair-accessible entrance. In addition, five new spaces have been added to the parking lot for use by individuals who drive vehicles with handicapped stickers.

CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research

Information is now available regarding the competition for the 2010-2011 CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research. All materials are posted online at ct.edu/faculty/teaching-research/. Tenured and non-tenured assistant and associate professors are eligible for these awards. The deadline for all complete nominations and applications to the local review committee at WCSU is Dec. 11, 2010.

Child Care Center Openings

A few spaces are available in the WCSU Child Care Center, an NAEYC accredited early childhood program for children 3 to 5 years old. Please contact the Child Care Center Director Bruni Edwards, at x78733 for further information. The WCSU Child Care Center is located in Alumni Hall, lower level.

ING Financial Adviser on campus

WestConn’s ING Financial Adviser, Marilyn Timbers, will be on campus this fall to conduct employee retirement counseling sessions or to discuss your retirement portfolio. These individual sessions are by appointment only. Please contact her at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.COM (preferred form of contact) or voicemail at (800) 784-6386, ext. 4003363 to schedule an appointment. Sessions will be held in the Student Center, Room 228 on Dec. 1 and Dec. 28.

IRB Meeting Schedule and Important Changes

Starting immediately, the WCSU IRB is moving to an electronic submission system. Please send completed proposals (see guidelines) as an attachment to IRB@wcsu.edu. HUM-1 forms with signatures may also be emailed as pdf files to the same address. Alternatively, hard copies of completed HUM-1 forms may be delivered to Martha Palanzo in the Office of Grant Programs, Warner Hall 321. Note that there is a new HUM-1 form that must be used. Please check the IRB website at wcsu.edu/irb/.

Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Meetings

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 15; Feb. 16, 2011; March 16; April 20; and May 18. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Karen Daley, at x78563.

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