On Monday, March 26, the WCSU Newman Club will screen "To Save A Life" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theatery. The film focuses on helping those who are struggling with bullying, self-harm/suicide and other social issues. Following the film, there will be a large-group discussion and small-group meeting kickoff. Students will be asked to sign a pledge wall. Food, prizes and helpful resources will be available. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsunewman.tosavealifegroup.com.
HIGH TEA AND HISTORY TALK
On Tuesday, March 27, Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Darla Shaw and students in the Introduction to Women's Studies class will host a High Tea and discussion about famous women in history at 11:30 a.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. 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 27, Stamford corporate attorney Paul Edelberg will discuss China's economy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP
On Tuesday, March 27, 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 III - Bad-kan/Phlegm - The Fluid 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.
WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON
On Wednesday, March 28, the WCSU Foundation will host its annual WestConn Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at x78279.
On Wednesday, March 28, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Introduction to Drum Circles" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. WCSU employee Dan Mustin will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Attendees are invited to bring a drum. The session will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.
On Wednesday, March 28, New York University Professor of Sociology Dr. Richard Arum, co-author of "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses," will speak at noon in the Student Center Theater. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x79401.
On Wednesday, March 28, 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 Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Patrice Boily 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday of the week of each program.
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR LECTURE
On Thursday, March 29, the WCSU department of world languages and literature, WestConn International Center and Hispanic Honors Society Sigma Delta Pi will present University of Southern California Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Dr. Roberto I Diaz for a talk about "Life in Venice: The Art of Revial in Alejo Carpentier's Concierto Barroco" at 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Diaz is the author of "Abductions of Opera: Passion and Absence in Latin America, 1701-2009" and "Unhomely Rooms: Foreign Tongues and Spanish American Literature." The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION
The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition, featuring the paintings and illustrations of WCSU M.F.A. students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101. There will be an artist reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78410.
On Thursday, March 29, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Tickets are available at x7TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
MENTOR OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION
On Thursday, March 29, WCSU will host an event to celebrate Dr. Jeanne Hatcherson, the Mentor of the Year, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. Hatcherson has led many humanitarian travel trips, impacting the lives of those she has visited and the students who have accompanied her. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.
On Thursday, March 29, 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, Campus Slammer, the original story slam, 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.
On Friday, March 30, WCSU will host the Bethel Middle School Science Fair at 5 p.m. in the Atrium of the Science Building. Students in grades 6 through 8 will display posters reflecting their research and answer questions about their results. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x73215.
On Friday, March 30, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a Night at the Opera at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The cost will include dinner and a ticket to the department of music production of "Carmen." For more information or to make a reservation, call x78298.
RELAY FOR LIFE
WCSU will host the American Cancer Society "Relay for Life" from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Feldman Arena in the O'Neill Center. Teams of 10 - 15 people will spend the night walking to raise money to fight cancer. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/westconn.
OPERA PRODUCTION - "CARMEN"
The WCSU Opera will present Georges Bizet's "Carmen" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in Ives Concert Hall. The performance on March 30 will be preceded by a brief lecture on the cultural and historical context of "Carmen" by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the WCSU department of world languages and literature. For tickets and information, call x7TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING
On Saturday, March 31, WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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.
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT
On Sunday, Apr. 1, the WCSU Jazz Combos 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.
On Tuesday, Apr. 3, students in the WCSU music program will present a piano studio recital 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.
On Wednesday, Apr. 4, the Career Development Center (CDC) will host the 17th annual WCSU Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. More than 60 employers are expected to attend the fair, which will be free and open to Connecticut State University System students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information, call the CDC at x78263.
On Wednesday, Apr. 4, the Newman Center will host a free shrimp scampi 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.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
On Wednesday, Apr. 4, the WCSU Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information, call x78298.
MACRICOSTAS LECTURE SERIES
On Wednesday, Apr. 4, award-winning critic, essayist, translator and author Daniel Mendelsohn will deliver a talk in the lecture series funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. Mendelsohn will read from a work in progress, "Antigone in Krakow: Reflections on Classics Lost and Found" at 7:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78734.
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Child Care Cabaret
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Year-end Purchasing Deadlines
To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is Monday, April 16, 2012 for academic departments
and Tuesday, May 15, 2012 for administrative departments. All goods must be delivered to the university by June 1. If bidding is necessary, please allow sufficient time for a solicitation process. If you have any questions please contact Mark Case at x78657 or Esther Boriss at x78758 in the Administrative Services Office.
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.