photo essay exhibit
Photographer David Bacon will display his photo essay, "Living Under the Trees," at the Ruth Haas Library until Wednesday, Nov. 30. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be available for viewing on the main level of the library during library hours. For more information, call x78650.
ART EXHIBIT - "GROUNDBREAKING: LOOKING FORWARD"
"Groundbreaking: Looking Forward," a collection of works by WCSU students, alumni and faculty, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays until Thursday, Dec. 1. Higgins Gallery, Higgins Hall Annex, Room 101. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.
CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the WCSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
MFA VISUAL ARTS VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Painter James McGarrell 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 visiting artist lecture series. For more information, call x78881.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Landscape Ecologist Dr. Jeffrey W. Hollister will discuss "Northeastern Lakes and Ponds: Exploring the Interplay Between Nutrients, Ecosystem Services and Human Health" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the department of biological and environmental sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78569.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Newman Center will host a free ravioli dinner with salad, bread and chocolate peanut butter pie at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the workshop "Incorporating Video Games into the Classroom to Enhance Learning (Don't Be Afraid to Have Fun!)" at 1 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library. Assistant Professor of Finance Dr. Carol Huang will demonstrate how to blend video games into course materials to enhance educational outcomes. The workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78869.
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Lisa Wilson-Foley, of Simsbury, a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional District, will discuss her economic 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, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act 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.
JAZZ COMBOS WITH GUEST ARTIST JOHN PATITUCCI
On Friday, Dec. 2, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform with bass player John Patitucci at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Tickets will be $15 and the public is invited. For tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call x7TIXX.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING
On Saturday, Dec. 3, WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium, followed by telescope viewing of the 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.
SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
On Sunday, Dec. 4, the WCSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
HOLIDAY WINE TASTING
On Sunday, Dec. 4, WCSU will host its Annual Holiday Wine Tasting to benefit student scholarships from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Proceeds will support the Caraluzzi Scholarship Endowment. Reservations are limited. For more information or tickets, call x78279 or go to http://holidaywinetasting.eventbrite.com.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
On Monday, Dec. 5, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Newman Center will host a free meatloaf dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.
TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
The WCSU theatre arts department will present a 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring plays directed by students at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7 and 8; and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.
On Thursday, Dec. 8, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Play It By Ear, 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.
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. 9, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and information, call x7TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
THEATRE PRODUCTION - "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
The WCSU theatre arts department will present "A Christmas Carol" in the Berkshire Theatre. Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
On Sunday, Dec. 11, the WCSU Holiday Jazz concert will be at 3 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, call x78350.
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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.
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Magnificent Millinery calendar
University Publications & Design, part of the WCSU's Division of Institutional Advancement, teamed up with the Danbury Museum & Historical Society this past summer to develop a 2012 monthly wall calendar based on the museum's recent exhibit, "Magnificent Millinery." The beautiful images in the calendar, photographed by WCSU professor and professional photographer Cathy Vanaria, showcase more than 12 stunning women’s hats from amongst the hundreds of historical examples in the museum's collection. The calendars are available for purchase ($15) at www.danburymuseum.org or at the museum itself, 43 Main Street, Danbury, and would make great holiday gifts!
2011-12 CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research
Information is now available regarding the competition for the 2011-12 CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research. The announcement and all materials are posted online at www.ct.edu/faculty/teaching-research/. Tenured and non-tenured assistant and associate professors are eligible for these awards. Please note that the deadline for all complete nominations and applications to the local review committee at WCSU is Dec. 12, 2011.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
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 nine copies at least two 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.
IRB meetings for 2011-12
The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 A.M. on the following Wednesdays: 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 that all completed proposals be submitted via email to IRB@wcsu.edu. IRB forms and the link to the required online 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.
Faculty Recognition Ceremony 2011
The annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony has been cancelled for 2011.
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.