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INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, March 26, WCSU will host an interviewing workshop for students at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

harlem globetrotters

On Tuesday, March 26, 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 O'Neill Center. Tickets are available at x7TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

NETWORKING workshop

On Wednesday, March 27, WCSU will host an networking workshop for students at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP

On Thursday, March 28, WCSU will host an job search workshop for students at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, April 2, WCSU will host a "How to Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 315 of the Westside Campus Center. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE

On Tuesday, April 2, WCSU will host a Graduate Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Coordinators from each graduate program will be available to answer questions. The Open House will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Division of Graduate Studies at x78243 or visit www.wcsu.edu/gradopenhouse/.

political science lecture

On Tuesday, April 2, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty will discuss America's economy from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 231 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 email to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

dinner-lecture series

On Tuesday, April 2, the WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer a 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. At 6:30 p.m., Biology Adjunct Instructor Larry Marsicano will be the featured speaker in the Faculty Dining Room in the Student Center. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to housing@wcsu.edu.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, April 3, WCSU will host a "How to Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING LECTURE

On Wednesday, April 3, New Haven-based non-governmental organization Love 146 will present "Voices of the Voiceless: A Lecture on Human & Sex Trafficking" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall. The lecture will focus on both domestic and international human and sex trafficking and the NGO's efforts to abolish child trafficking and exploitation. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (860) 751-9987.

resume WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, April 3, the WCSU Career Development Center will offer a Basic Resume workshop at 1 p.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop will provide tips on elements of a resume and how to highlight strengths and experiences. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc or call x78263.

alumni association annual meeting

On Wednesday, April 3, 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.

resume critique

On Thursday, April 4, the WCSU Career Development Center will provide resume critiques from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 227 of the Student Center. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

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, April 4, through Monday, April 15, in The Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall. There will be an artist reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

CELT WORKSHOP

On Thursday, April 4, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host a discussion regarding "Flipping the Classroom: How To Do It and Why" at 4 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin Wong and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Daniel Barrett will discuss an active learning strategy called "flipping the classroom" in which faculty lecture during the class meetings and assign homework between classes. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/ or call x78869.

WESTERN SWIM ACADEMY

Spring swimming lessons will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m at the O'Neill Center Pool on the Westside campus. Running for a five-week period, classes are available for all swimming levels. Each session costs $115 and the public is invited. For more information callx78624 or send an email to cookj@wcsu.edu.

coffeehouse

On Thursday, April 4, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Martini Glass, 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 course

The WCSU Police Department will offer a Rape-Aggression-Defense course for two consecutive days from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, in Room 202 of the Student Center. The class will teach attendees about date and acqaintance rape, provide useful information about alcohol and other drugs as they pertain to rape, and offer strategies and simulations to avoid assault. The free course is open to female WCSU students, faculty and staff only. Pre-registration is required. You must complete both days for certification. For more information, callx79300 or send an email to ongarom@wcsu.edu.

ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Friday, April 5, painter Don Kimes 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 slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2013MFAlectureseries.asp.

NAfME RECEPTION

On Friday, April 5, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a reception at 6:15 p.m. for graduates of the university who are attending the 53rd National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference. The reception will be in the Riverside Lounge of the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. This event is free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, call x78298.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Saturday, April 6, the WCSU Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program will host an Instructional Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Don Treffinger, president of the Center for Creative Learning Inc. Treffinger will speak about "Educating for Creativity and Innovation." The event will be free; registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wcsuconference.eventzilla.net.

ACCEPTED STUDENTS DAY

On Saturday, April 6, accepted students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, coaches, current students and future classmates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Students and their families can also take a campus tour, check out housing options and learn more about student life at the university. This event is for accepted students and their families only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/admissions/accepted/.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, April 6, WCSU will host a 7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 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.

jazz combos concert

On Sunday, April 7, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Featured will be the Dave Scott Quintet Combo, the Peter Tomlinson Combo, the Deborah Weisz Combo and the Dave Scott Sextet Combo. The combos will perform a mixture of jazz standards such as "Bye, Bye Blackbird," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "Just Friends" and "I Should Care," as well as original compositions and arrangements by the members of each group. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.

CELT WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, April 9, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host a discussion regarding "Now That They're Writing, What Do I Do: Crafting Effective Rubrics for Writing Assessment" at 4 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Assistant Professor of Writing, Linguistics and the Creative Process Dr. Kelli Custer will help faculty develop rubrics for grading writing assignments. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/ or call x78869.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, April 10, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Resume-writing and Professional Affiliations" workshop at noon 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 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

CAREER FAIR

On Wednesday, April 10, the WCSU Career Development Center (CDC) will host the 18th annual Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. More than 60 employers are expected to attend the fair, which will be free and open to ConnSCU students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/services/careerfairs.asp or call the CDC at x78263.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, April 10, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, local chiropractor Meri Rosco will discuss "Ergonomics and Stretching Techniques for Students and Faculty" at 1 p.m. in Room 201B of the Student Center. The lecture is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to stevense@wcsu.edu.

ALUMNI TRIP - RHINE AND MOSEL RIVER CRUISE

Alumni and friends will spend 10 days touring The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland on a trip that will include airfare from New York, airport transfers when booked through Mayflower Tours, 22 meals, accommodations including seven nights aboard the Amadeus Princess, tour manager and $50 in Mayflower Money. For more information or to book a reservation, contact Kay Schreiber at (203) 790-8342 or send an email to kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.

HELLENIC LECTURE SERIES

On Thursday, April 11, Gordon College Professor of History Dr. David Wick will discuss "Athens in the Age of the Apostles" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The talk, organized by the WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values, will be free and the public is invited. It is made possible by a grant from the Macricostas Family Foundation. For more information, call x78486.

coffeehouse

On Thursday, April 11, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will feature a campus slammer. 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.

COMPASSION CONFERENCE

The second annual WCSU compassion conference, "Compassion and Creativity in the Community," will focus on how community leaders and organizations, including those in education and business, can develop an understanding of people's need for compassion in today's world. The event will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sandpit Road in Danbury. There is no charge and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2013CompassionConference.asp or call x78486.

DINNER-OPERA EVENT

On Friday, April 12, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a Night at the Opera at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The $35 cost will include dinner and a ticket to the Department of Music production of "Dialogues of the Carmelites." For more information or to make a reservation, call x78298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/pdf/Dialogues_Carmelites_RSVP.pdf.

OPERA PRODUCTION - "DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES"

The WCSU Opera will perform "Dialogues of the Carmelites" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 12 - 13, in Ives Concert Hall. For information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/DialoguesoftheCarmelites.asp. For tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

OPEN HOUSE

On Saturday, April 13, WCSU will host its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. The day's events will include campus tours and information sessions. All the activities will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at x79000 or 1-877-837-WCSU or visit www.wcsu.edu/openhouse/.

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Western Report is published online for the Western community by University Publications & Design (UP&D) biweekly during the academic year. Each issue is archived on the WCSU web site.

Editorial & Design Staff:
Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

Deadlines:
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At-A-Glance

March26

Interviewing workshop. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

Harlem Globetrotters. Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center, 7 p.m. Tickets are available at x7TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

March27

Networking workshop. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. King’s Point. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

March28

Job search workshop. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/or call x78263.

 

 
March 30

Baseball. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Bridgewater State. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

 

April 2

How to make the most of the Career Fair workshop. Westside Campus Center, Room 315, 3 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/ or call x78263.

Baseball. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Complex, 3:30 p.m.

Graduate Open House. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendars

April 20

Ten-Minute Play and Webisode Festival
Featuring readings of works written by students. Student Center Theater, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, send an email to festival@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/tenminuteplay.

April25

Child Care Caberet
Featuring performers from all corners of the campus together in an uplifting combination of music, dance and comedy. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $15. WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted for free. For more information, call x78266.

April25

Macricostas Entrepreneurship Lecture
"A Visionary Look at Where Technology is Headed" by John Patrick, president of Attitude LLC and former vice president of Internet technology at IBM. Science Building, ROom 125, 7 p.m.

 

FYI

Hancock Student Leadership Program stipends

The Hancock Student Leadership Program will again be offering a small number of $1,500 stipends along with high-level leadership field/shadowing experiences individually customized to the students' major and career interests. Typically these field experiences will entail shadowing leaders in an off-campus organizational setting, with three CED credits to be awarded upon completion. Please consider encouraging highly motivated full-time students with leadership experience to apply. The awards and field/shadowing experiences will be offered during the fall semester of 2013. The application process begins now, with a deadline of April 1, 2013 by 4 p.m.

WCSU full-time undergraduates, with a minimum of 45 or maximum of 90 credits, or graduate students, with a minimum of six credits, are eligible to apply for the Hancock Student Leadership Program. Application materials should be submitted in hard copy to Dr. Manes, (224 Warner Hall) and require a 3.2 GPA, two brief essays, a current résumé, unofficial transcripts and two letters of recommendation. (Application forms may be downloaded from our website. Thank you. Drs. Atkinson and Manes

purchasing deadlines

To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is April 15 for academic departments and
May 15 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.

Committee on General Education meetings

The Committee on General Education meetings are open to anyone in the academic community and we've been really enjoying have so many interested people attend our fall meetings. Please plan to attend one or more of the spring meetings. Agendas will be distributed three days before each meeting. Meetings will be held in the Student Center, Room 228 from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Apr. 10 and Wednesday, May 8.

free zumba classes

Free Zumba classes for faculty and staff will be held every Thursday from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym North in Berkshire Hall. For more information, contact Robyn Housemann at x78882.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held in Alumni Hall every Saturday at 11 p.m. to midnight and every Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the campus community and the general public.

IRB MEETINGS FOR 2013

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, May 8. 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. 

 

 

 

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