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TIBETAN EXHIBIT 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU, in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, will display a collection of historical Tibetan medical paintings during library hours now through Friday, Sept. 30, at the Ruth Haas Library. The famous Blue Beryl, a set of 80 medical paintings completed 300 years ago in Tibet, has been exactly recreated by Tibetan artists and physicians, and brought to the West. The exhibit will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

GOLF OUTING

On Monday, Sept. 26, the WCSU Alumni Association will host its Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The cost is $700 per foursome or $175 per person. The public is invited; reservations are required. For more information, call x78298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Golf.asp.

LECTURE

On Monday, Sept. 26, WCSU will celebrate Banned Books Week with a lecture about "How to Make a Picture 'Dirty': Lock It Up in a Bookstore!" at 1 p.m. in Warner Hall. Professor of Anthropology Dr. Robert Whittemore and Elizabeth Beverly will lead the discussion. For more information, call x78871.

READATHON

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, WCSU will celebrate Banned Books Week with a readathon from noon to 3:30 p.m., in front of the Student Center. During the event, WCSU students and faculty will read excerpts from banned or challenged books in a public forum. For more information, call x78871.

READATHON

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, WCSU will celebrate Banned Books Week with a readathon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of the Student Center. During the event, WCSU students and faculty will read excerpts from banned or challenged books in a public forum. For more information, call x78871.

SVPA GUEST ARTIST SERIES

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, pianist Peter Frankl will perform at noon in Ives Concert Hall. The concert, hosted by the School of Visual & Performing Arts, will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

HPX Faculty & Staff Wellness Program

The HPX department, in partnership with the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, will be offering a series of Wellness Wednesday Workshops during the fall semester. Professionals from on campus and in the community will be presenting various topics related to YOUR health and wellness, and each workshop will involve an informational component and an experiential component. The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Student Center, Room 201, with Dr. Emily Stevens and Dr. Robyn Housemann from the WCSU HPX department. They will present an overview of the Faculty & Staff Wellness Program, a discussion of stress and health, and a guided imagery demonstration to help you de-stress. Please bring a mat, blanket, or towel. You may also bring a light snack or bagged lunch.

SCHOLARLY WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Strategies for Midterm Triumph" 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.

RADIO BROADCAST

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, WCSU will celebrate Banned Books Week with the program "%$*&#*!!: Songs You Can't Play on the Air?" from 2 to 4 p.m. on the campus radio station WXCI (91.7 FM). For more information, call x78871.

breakfast

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the WCSU Nontraditional Student Organization, Older Wiser Learners, and the Commuter Student Organization will host "Breakfast to Go" from 7:45 to 11 a.m. in the Centennial Grove on the university's Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. Please bring your own coffee cup or mug to help keep this event "green." For more information, call x78539.

FACULTY AUTHORS READING

On Thursday, Sept. 29, WCSU will host a Faculty Authors Reading at 1 p.m. in Warner Hall. This Banned Books Week event will be free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call x78871.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE 

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Dan Roberti of Kent, Conn., a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the Fifth Congressional District, will discuss America's economic recovery and his campaign, from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m., during a political science class in Room 023 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the American Government course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 354-3521.

MAC MILLER - THE BLUE SLIDE PARK TOUR 

On Thursday, Sept. 29, WCSU will host "Mac Miller - The Blue Slide Park Tour" at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call x7TIXX.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Sept. 29, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Matt Barsalou, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

self defense for women

The WCSU Police Department will host two Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes for the WCSU community. The first class will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 202. The second will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 202. Parking is available in the White Street garage.There are only 24 seats available for each class, so register early. Please contact Officer Maz Ongaro at x79300, or by email to register. This class is for women only and is free of charge. You must complete both days for certification. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, but no jewelry.

COMMUNITY UNITED AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WALK 

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury will hold a "Community United Against Domestic Violence Walk" on the athletic practice field, on WestConn's Westside campus. For more information, call the Women's Center at (203) 731-5200. Register online at www.womenscenterofgreaterdanbury.org.

MFA VISUAL ARTS VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES 

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, painter Betsy Garand will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The event will be free and open to the public, and will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts visiting-artist lecture series. For more information, call x78881.

JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT 

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the WCSU jazz faculty will perform at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall, in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON 

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Entrepreneur of the Year Luncheon honoring John M. Murphy, M.D., president and CEO, Western Connecticut Health Network, will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The award is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. Tickets will be $50 per person or $500 per table and reservations are required. The public is invited. For more information, call x78341.

PUBLIC RELATIONS LECTURE 

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the WCSU Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association will host Bill Imada, a public relations executive and expert in how minorities are represented in media, at 2 p.m. in a location to be determined on the WCSU Westside campus. Imada is chairman and chief executive officer of the IW Group (formerly Imada Wong Communications Group), a full-service communications firm that specializes in the growing multicultural markets in the U.S. Imada blogs for Advertising Age and has written for magazines and newspapers throughout the country. For information, contact Dr. Ron Drozdenko.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING 

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the WCSU Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information, call x78298.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION CONFERENCE

On Thursday, Oct. 6, WCSU will host "Prescription Drugs: Use, Abuse and Addiction - What Physicians and Clinicians Can Do" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. Pre-registration is $90 before Friday, Sept. 30, and $110 after Sept. 30. To register or for more information, call (203) 743-7741.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Maureen Casey-Gernert, director of the WCSU Career Development Center, will discuss the university's cooperative education work-study program, job-related workshops offered by the CDC and the state legislative intern program, from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m., during a political science class in Room 023 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the American Government course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 354-3521.

TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, will present "Tibetan Medicine: Theory Part 1 - The Mind-Body Connection," at 7 p.m. in Warner Hall. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Oct. 6, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Spoken Word: faculty poetry and stories by Brian Clements, Jane Gangi, William Joel, Shouhua Qi and Jeff Schlicht, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Oct. 8, WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 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.

 

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At-A-Glance

Sep-30

Tibetan exhibit. Featuring a collection of historical Tibetan medical paintings. Ruth Haas Library during library hours.

Sep26

Golf outing. Hosted by the WCSU Alumni Association. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/alumni/Golf.asp

Lecture. "How to Make a Picture 'Dirty': Lock It Up in a Bookstore!" by Dr. Robert Whittemore and Elizabeth Beverly. Warner Hall, 1 p.m.

Sep27

Readathon. Celebrating Banned Books week. Student Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. Trinity. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sep28

 

Deadline. Faculty deadline to submit applications for sabbatic leave.

Readathon. Celebrating Banned Books week. Student Center, noon to 3:30 p.m.

SVPA Guest Artist. Featuring pianist Peter Frankl. Ives Concert Hall, noon. The concert will be free and open to the public. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

HPX Wellness Program. Discussion of stress and health. Student Center, Room 201, noon. Please bring a mat, blanket, or towel. You may also bring a light snack or bagged lunch. For faculty and staff only.

 
Sep28

Scholarly workshop. "Strategies for Midterm Triumph," Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.

Radio broadcast. "%$*&#*!!: Songs You Can't Play on the Air?" in celebration of Banned Books week.  WXCI 91.7 FM, 2 to 4 p.m.

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Framingham State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sep29

Breakfast. Centennial Grove, 7:45 to 11 a.m. For more information, call x78539.

Faculty authors reading. Warner Hall, 1 p.m.

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Bard. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

Political science lecture. Dan Roberti, of Kent, Conn., a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the Fifth Congressional District, will discuss America's economic recovery and his campaign. White Hall, Room 023, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m.

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Clark. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

Mac Miller.  "Mac Miller - The Blue Slide Park Tour." Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center, 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct12

Brown Bag Lunch Series: "What is Human?"
Student Center 202, noon

Oct14

One Book, One Community Film Screening & Discussion
"No Impact Man." Student Center Theater, 8 p.m.

Oct17

Ground-Breaking Ceremony
For the new School of Visual and Performing Arts Instructional Facility. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 4 to 6 p.m.

FYI

CELT New Faculty Mentor Program

CELT is once again sponsoring the New Faculty Mentor Program, in which we match new faculty with existing faculty who serve as mentors. Over the years, many of you have been mentors and some of you have had a mentor. This program does not substitute for the training and ongoing information provided by departments; it matches up new faculty with someone who has been here for a while and knows the ropes, but who is not in the same department. The Mentor Program helps create a sense of connection across disciplines that is more social than academic. However, there are times when a new faculty member may want to ask an academic or procedural question of someone outside their department. There are no specific tasks required – it's up to you and the new faculty member to decide. If you would consider being a mentor, please contact Dan Barrett at x78869.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
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, Dec. 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 online 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.

new lunch catering service

West Wind Catering now offers a "Cater to Me" delivery lunch option. There will be a "Meal of the Week," which includes a main lunch item, whole fruit, dessert and beverage, at a price of $9.95 and delivered to your office. Call x78755 or visit www.westwindcatering.com for more information.

IRB meetings for 2011-12

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center 228 from 8 to 9:30 A.M. on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 18; Feb. 15; March 21; April 18; and May 16. The WCSU IRB no longer requires hard copies of IRB materials. A completed HUM-1 form must accompany all submitted proposals. Digital images of signatures are acceptable on the HUM-1 if you use the Adobe format. If you are unable to provide such a signature(s), you can scan the manually signed signature page and include it with your completed application. The IRB requires all completed proposals be submitted via email to IRB@wcsu.edu. IRB forms and the link to the required on-line training programs for protection of human subjects can be found online at wcsu.edu/irb/. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Dr. Jessica Eckstein, at x78873. All proposals are due in full by the first of the month for consideration at the next IRB meeting. Any proposal submitted after the first of the month, will not be considered until the following month’s meeting.  

senate meeting

The first meeting of the University Senate for the fall 2011 semester will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m., in the Student Center,  Room 201. Please send all agenda items electronically to D.L. Stephenson no later than Sept. 12.

CUCAS meeting

The next meeting of CUCAS (Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Standards) is Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Center, Room 202. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon. Proposals are now to be submitted online; please submit CUCAS proposals on paper only if they received PRC/ERC approval on paper.
UPBC, all the School Review Committees, and the ERC should now begin to review curriculum proposals solely from online submissions. There may be a few paper submissions as we transition and old proposals work their way through the system. These committee chairs may want to schedule training for themselves and their committees with Lourdes Cruz and/or Patty O’Neill. The online system will mean that everyone in the university community can view the proposals. Individuals, departments and other entities are now responsible for reviewing proposals to see if their programs are affected. To create or review a proposal: Log onto Westconduit; select the Academic Tools tab; click on Curriculum Development Proposals. Log on using your current username and passwords. For submissions, work in draft mode until you are finished. Proposals can be reviewed by looking at “Submissions” or “Archives.” Contact University Computing or Lourdes Cruz if you need assistance.

CSUS Board of Trustees Meeting at Western

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom beginning at 10 a.m.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)meeting

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. If you would like to submit a protocol, please send the original and nine copies, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall, Room 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 Ext. 79061.

Faculty Recognition Ceremony 2011

The Faculty Development and Recognition Committee (FDRC), in conjunction with the Office of the Provost, is pleased to announce that the annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony (FRC) will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. At this event, faculty accomplishments for the time period covering June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011, will be recognized. The deadline for submissions is 9 a.m. on Oct. 24.  This event is free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. Please make every effort to be included in this important event. Further information will be forthcoming.
–Russell Hirshfield, Chair, Faculty Development and Recognition Committee

NEWMAN CENTER DAILY MASS

The Newman Center will offer daily Mass during the fall semester, Monday through Thursday, at noon in the Newman Center Chapel. On Sundays, Mass will be held in Alumni Hall at 5 p.m. Holy hour will be held every Wednesday evening in the Newman Center, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. All are wlecome to attend.

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