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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

WCSU has created an exhibit showcasing former student and mayor of Danbury James E. Dyer. The exhibit, "In Focus: Jim Dyer," will be open during library hours in the Ruth A. Haas Memorial Library until Friday, Feb. 24. The exhibit will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x79074.

PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES 

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Prime Minister of Tibet Lobsang Sangay will deliver the President's Lecture Series address, "Democracy in Exile: The Case of Tibet," at 2 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78486.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, U.S. Senate hopeful Brian K. Hill will discuss the economic recovery and his campaign from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

newman dinner

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Newman Center will host a free baked macaroni & cheese dinner with salad and caramel-filled brownies 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.

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

A retrospective exhibition of artworks by Robert Alberetti will be displayed in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. Alberetti began his teaching career at WCSU in 1963 and retired in 2003. A reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The exhibit will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited. 

open forum

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the White Street Task Force will hold an Open Forum at 3 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. Members of the campus community and the public will be able to share ideas about what could be done to improve traffic, safety and the quality of life on White Street. The event is free and open to the public. 

dinner-lecture series

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m., Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Averell Manes will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to Maribeth Griffin or Ayanna Bledsoe via email by Monday of the week of each program.

coffeehouse 

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 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, Kurt Scobie, 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 ORCHESTRA CONCERT

On Friday, Feb. 24, the WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Featured will be Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

DEBATE TOURNAMENT

WCSU will host the Cross Examination Debate Association Northeast Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26, at various locations on the university's Midtown campus. Western's Roger Sherman Debate Society will participate in a competition bringing together student debate teams from colleges across the Northeastern United States. All teams will engage on Saturday in several rounds of debate beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. Teams placing highest in scoring will qualify for the final elimination round on Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. The tournament will determine the top teams who qualify to compete as District 8 representatives in the 2012 National Debate Tournament at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. The public is invited to attend and admission will be free; information on debate locations will be available at the tournament registration site on the first floor of Warner Hall. For information, call x78486.

HEALTH CARE DISCUSSION

On Monday, Feb. 27, the WCSU Political Science Club will host David Desiderato, field organizer from the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, for a discussion about "Tackling the Affordable Health Care Act" at 2 p.m. in the Warner Hall Lyseum. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, email salvato008@wcsu.edu.

TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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 I - rlung/Wind - the Breath of Life" at 7:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the WCSU Softball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call x79019.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Introduction to RockyourBody" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. Learn about personal training and wellness training opportunities at this session sponsored by the HPX department, HPX Club and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "LYSISTRATA BY ARISTOPHANES"

The WCSU theatre arts department will present "Lysistrata by Aristophanes" in the Berkshire Theatre. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 29 and March 1; 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

coffeehouse 

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 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.

HOME SHOW 

WCSU will host the Western New England Home Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Feldman Arena in the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Home improvement companies will display their products and answer questions during the two-day event. Tickets will be $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for children under 12. Call (860) 563-2111 or visit www.osbornejenks.com/wnehome.html
for more information.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING 

On Saturday, March 3, 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.

faculty Piano recital

On Monday, March 5, Professor of Music Russell Hirshfield will present a piano recital in Ives Concert Hall at noon. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Piet Swerts and Frederic Chopin. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information please call x78350.

lecture 

On Tuesday, March 6, WCSU Tutoring Resource Center Coordinator Jeanne Lakatos will discuss "The Semiotic Representation of Women in Literature and the Media" at noon in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

POLITICAL SCIENCE lecture 

On Tuesday, March 6, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays will discuss his economic program and his campaign from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

DINNER-LECTURE SERIES 

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. On Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Martha May will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to griffinm@wcsu.edu or bledsoea@wcsu.edu by Monday of the week of each program.

CELT WORKSHOP 

On Wednesday, March 7, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the workshop "Grounded Cognition and Teaching Effectiveness" at noon in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Robin Flanagan will provide answers to the question "Do your students 'absorb' all the material you 'deliver' in the classroom?" If not, maybe it's because minds aren't set up to accept "deliveries." New research in cognitive science reveals how the mind actually learns and how we can make use of that knowledge in the classroom. The workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78869.

LECTURE

On Wednesday, March 7, WCSU Adjunct Instructor Jeanne Hatcherson will discuss "Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Reform in Bulgaria" at noon in the Warner Hall Lyceum. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Wednesday, March 7, 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

coffeehouse 

On Thursday, March 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, illusionist Joel Myers, 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.

FILM SCREENING

On Friday, March 9, the WCSU German Studies Center will present a screening of "Marlene," an award-winning documentary about movie star Marlene Dietrich, at 7 p.m. in Screening Room 1 of White Hall. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "LYSISTRATA BY ARISTOPHANES

The WCSU theatre arts department will present "Lysistrata by Aristophanes" in the Berkshire Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

On Friday, March 9, the WCSU Jazz Combos 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

reiki i workshop

On Saturday, March 10, Reiki Master Deana Paqua will teach a Reiki I workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. Reiki is a simple method of hands-on healing that originated in Japan. It is a gentle but powerful way to access pure, spiritually guided life-force energy for self-healing and stress or pain relief. The workshop will provide information about what Reiki is, how it works, how to do a self-treatment and how to treat others. Students will receive an "attunement," which is a sacred ritual that passes on the ability to access Reiki energy for healing self and others. The class is open to the public and no experience is necessary. The cost will be $175 for the public and $150 for WCSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. A detailed manual and certificate of completion will be provided to each student. For more information, call x78882.

 

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At-A-Glance

Feb21

Training. For the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes. Warner Hall, Room 103, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

President’s Lecture Series. “Democracy in Exile: The Case of Tibet,” by Prime Minister of Tibet Lobsang Sangay. Ives Concert Hall, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Political science lecture. U.S. Senate hopeful Brian K. Hill will discuss the economic recovery and his campaign. White Hall, Room 214, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m.

Feb22

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

Feb23

Open forum. To share ideas about what could be done to improve traffic, safety and the quality of life on White Street. Student Center, Room 201, 3 p.m.

Retrospective exhibition. Featuring artworks by Robert Alberetti. Higgins Gallery, Higgins Hall, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception Feb. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Dinner-Lecture. “My Road to WestConn,” featuring Dr. Averell Manes. Danbury Room, 6:30 p.m. $8 admission. To make a reservation, contact Maribeth Griffin.

Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Kurt Scobie, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall.

 
Feb24

Jazz Orchestra concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

Feb25-26
Debate tournament. WestConn’s Roger Sherman Debate Society will host the Cross Examination Debate Association Northeast Regional Tournament from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Warner Hall. For more information, call x78486.
Feb27
Health care discussion. "Tackling the Affordable Health Care Act" by David Desiderato, field organizer from the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Warner Hall Lyseum, 2 p.m.
Feb28
Tibetan medicine workshop. "Tibetan Medicine: Theory, Part I - rlung/Wind - the Breath of Life" by Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association. Warner Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Feb29

Softball tip-off breakfast. Fundraising breakfast for the WCSU softball team. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Reservations required; to RSVP or for more information, call x79019.

HPX Wellness Wellness. Introduction to RockYourBody. Student Center, Room 202, noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

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Mark Your Calendars

Mar14

Wellness Wednesday
"Where Do We Hold Stress and How Can We Release It?" by WCSU alumna Sue Carbone, owner of Cohesive healin. Student Center, ROom 202, noon.

Mar15

Orchestra Concert
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Mar28

WestConn Society Luncheon
Hosted by the WCSU Foundation. Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury, 11:30 a.m. For tickets call x78279.

FYI

IRB Meeting Schedule spring 2012

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 A.M. on the following Wednesdays: 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.  

Purchasing/Accounts Payable Training

To help provide the WCSU community a better understanding of the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes, open training sessions have been scheduled on both campuses. This training is designed to offer overviews of the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes, the regulations governing these processes, and procedures for users to utilize these functions. The open training sessions are scheduled as follows:

Midtown Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m, Warner Hall Room 103

Wednesday, March 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Warner Hall Room 103


Westside Campus

Thursday, March 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m, Westside Classroom Building Room 218

Please direct inquiries to Mark Case at x78657 or Sean Loughran at x79330 or via email.

 

 

 

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