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At-A-Glance

February

9

Saxophone and piano concert. Featuring Albert Regni, principal saxophonist with the New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet Orchestras, with pianists Alan Farnham and Russell Hirshfield. Ives Concert Hall, noon. Free and open to the public.

10

Art slide lecture. Featuring award-winning illustrator Tom Kidd. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

10

Workshop. “Shakesperean Rhetoric.” Tutoring Resource Center, Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m.                 To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

11

Workshop. For international students about F1 visa regulations, off-campus employment, and career development tools and services. Student Center, Room 226, noon.

11

African film festival. "Woubi Cheri" by Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut. Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to the public.

11

Diversity lecture. "The New Promised Land: Martin Luther King's Dream and its Reality in the Age of the Obama Presidency" by The Rev. DeForest Blake "Buster" Soaries, Jr. Student Center Theater, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

11

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5 to 7 p.m. Open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only.

11

Lincoln bicentennial event. "Political Fight Night," an event to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth at The Club at the Westside Campus Center, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Christopher Kukk will moderate a debate about "If Lincoln were alive today, would he be a Republican?" Free and open to the public.

11

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

12

African film festival. "Woubi Cheri" by Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut. Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

12

Lincoln bicentennial event. "Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Constitution" by Dr. Kevin Gutzman. Danbury High School Library, noon. Free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call Gutzman at x78455.

12

Lecture/discussion. “Those Lincoln/Obama Comaprisons: A Historian Responds” by Dr. Burton Peretti. Warner Hall Lyceum, 2 to 3:15 p.m.

12

Diversity theater presentation. “Voices: Those That Wore the Shoe.” Student Center Theater, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

12

Science-at-Night presentation. "Charles Darwin: His Life, Work and Influence" by Dr. Richard Halliburton. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

12

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, Parallel Fifth, WestConn's all-male A Capella group, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

14

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Suffolk CC and AIC (Scrimmage). Westside Athletic Complex, TBD.

15

Bridal show. "Wedding Steps Valentine Bridal Extravaganza" in the Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, 1 to 5 p.m. Vendors will display products and services for weddings. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 746-1648.

18

African film festival. "Finar o Destino" by Fernando Vendrell. Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to the public.

18

Senate meeting. Student Center, Room 201, 3:30 p.m.

18

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

19

CUCAS meeting. Student Center, Room 202, 9:30 a.m.

19

Political science lecture. Tom Zarecki, radio consultant, to discuss internet, satellite and terrestrial radio. Berkshire Hall, Room 102, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

19

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, WCSU alumnus Tim Walsh, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

20

African film festival. "Finar o Destino" by Fernando Vendrell. Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

20-22

Gymnastics competition. Amateur gymnastics competition featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. O’Neill Center, Feldman Arena, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.gymnasticsrevolution.com/2006TeamChallenge.

22

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

23

Harlem Globetrotters. O’Neill Center, Feldman Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets will range from $28 to $84 and are available at x78499 or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

23

Biblical Archaeology lecture and screening. The WCSU Graduate Student Union will host Emmy Award-winning producer and director Simcha Jacobovici, better known as Vision TV's "The Naked Archaeologist," at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Warner Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, send an e-mail to jflores005@gmail.com.

24

The Village at Brookfield Common University Event. "Global Studies in the Age of Change" by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova. The Village at Brookfield Common, 246A Federal Road in Brookfield, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of University Relations at x78486.

24

Art slide lecture. Featuring illustrator Riley Brewster. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

24

Ridgefield Crossings University Event. "Global Studies in the Age of Change" by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova. Ridgefield Crossings, 640 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of University Relations at x78486.

25

African film festival. "Si-Gueriki" (The Queen Mother) by Idrissou Mora Kpai. Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to the public.

25

Workshop. “Intricate Grammar.” Tutoring Resource Center, Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m. To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

25

Research seminar. "Psychobiology of Trauma” by Rachel Yehuda, professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at Mount Sinai and the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Science Building, Room 129, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

25

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

26

Political science lecture. Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele will discuss the state's budget crisis, future employment opportunities and his recent trade mission to China. Berkshire Hall, Room 102, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

26

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

26

Orchestra concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

27

African film festival. "Si-Gueriki" (The Queen Mother) by Idrissou Mora Kpai. Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

27

Jazz orchestra concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

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