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At-A-Glance

August

24

Press conference. Presented by the Danbury Public Library, WestConn and the Danbury Public Schools to announce the launch of the second annual "One Book, One Community" (OBOC), an effort to encourage everyone in Danbury to read the same book this fall. Ruth A. Haas Library, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

25

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “400 Years of Telescopes” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the moon, summer sky and Jupiter from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

27

Fall semester opening meeting. Ives Concert Hall, 3:30 p.m.

27

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “400 Years of Telescopes” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the moon, summer sky and Jupiter from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

28-9

Welcome week. Held at various locations on the Midtown campus. Provides incoming students and their families with a set of shared experiences, setting the tone for student academic success and personal growth while facilitating the transition to university life. For information, call x78215.

28

Entering the gates ceremony. 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x79700.

28

Manhattan String Quartet concert. Ives Concert Park, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for WestConn students and $10 for senior citizens and children. To purchase tickets, call x78499 or visit wcsu.edu/tickets. Seating will be limited.

28

Late night coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Featuring singer/songwriter Natalie Gelman. Alumni Hall, 10 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call x79700.

29

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

30

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

September

1

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Baruch. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

2

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Albertus Magnus. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

3

 

Lecture. Featuring humorist, Hartford Courant columnist and University of Connecticut Professor of English and Feminist Theory Gina Barreca. Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78839.

3

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Ali Chambliss, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

4

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Johnson & Wales (9 a.m.) and WNEC (4:30 p.m.) Westside Athletic Stadium.

5

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Wheaton. Westside Athletic Stadium, 3 p.m.

5

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

6

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

8

Steven Neuwirth lecture. WestConn will honor the life and scholarship of the late Professor of English Dr. Steven D. Neuwirth with a film screening of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" and discussion. Ives Concert Hall, 7 p.m. Abigail Disney, founder and president of the Daphne Foundation, a progressive, social-change organization that makes grants to grassroots, community-based organizations, will be the featured speaker. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

8

Volleyball. WCSU vs. John Jay. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

9

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

9

Field hockey. WCSU vs. New Paltz. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

10

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Mieka Pauley, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

11

Deadline. Applications for faculty development funds for activity from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009.

12

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Summer Skies” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the summer sky, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

12

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

13

Brunch cruise. "Cruise Around the Big Apple" aboard World Yacht, New York's premier dining cruise line. Departure at 11 a.m. from the Pier at 81 West 41st St. in New York. Cost: $89 per person for the cruise or $109 for the cruise plus transportation to the pier. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call x78290.

13

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

14

UPBC meeting. Student Center, Room 226, 2:30 p.m.

14

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. St. Joseph. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

16

Grants workshop. “Introduction to Sponsored Programs and Research at WCSU.” Warner Hall, Room 315, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

16

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

17

Political science lecture. Tom Zarecki, former general manager of WestConn's WXCI, to discuss satellite and terrestrial radio and digital communications. Berkshire Hall, Room 209, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

17

Telescope viewing.  Viewing of the summer sky, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call x78672.

17

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Quartet, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

18

Golden Circle luncheon. Warner Hall, noon. Cost: $35 per person. For more information, call x78290.

18

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Bard. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

19

Football. WCSU vs. Kean. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

19

Women’s soccer. WCSU vs. Eastern Connecticut. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

19

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

20

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

20

Ives family fair. Ives Concert Park, 2 p.m. Featuring local performers such as the Philippine Cultural Group, salsa dancers, Sons of Portugal Folklore Dance Group, Ecuadorian folk dancers, Middle Eastern belly dancers and Polynesian dancers, cultural drummers, a Marriachi band and the rousing Irish Mighty Ploughboys. There will be children’s entertainment and strolling Civil War re-enactors. The day will culminate with a performance by the Ives Festival Orchestra. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x79227 or visit ivesconcertpark.com.

20

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

22

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

23

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

23

Volleyball. WCSU vs. St. Joseph. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

24

Political science lecture. U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert to discuss federal climate change legislation. Berkshire Hall, Room 209, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

24

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the Parallel Fifths, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

26

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. Westside Athletic Stadium, 1 p.m.

26

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Summer Skies” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the first-quarter moon, summer sky and Jupiter from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

26

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

27

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

29

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Wesleyan. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

30

Grants workshop. “Looking for Government Support for Your Project.” Warner Hall, Room 315, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

30

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Trinity. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.