This is the last WestConn Report for the semester. The first issue of the spring semester will be dated Jan. 23, 2012. Enjoy your break!
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, Stephanie Dalfonzo, certified hypnotist and trained life coach, will present “Stress-Less Finals” at noon in the Student Center, Room 202. Learn proven techniques to help you keep your focus and achieve maximum results with minimum stress. This presentation will benefit students, faculty, and staff. You are invited to bring a light snack or bagged lunch. For more information, contact Emily Stevens at x73903.
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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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!
General education Committee meeting
The next meeting of the general education committee will be on Friday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in Higgins Hall, Room 206. Please have all materials submitted to Chuck Rocca or on SharePoint by Monday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m.
The next meeting of the University Senate is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the Westside Campus Classroom Building, Room 218. Please send all agenda items and relevant documentation electronically to D.L. Stephenson no later than Tuesday, Dec. 6.
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.