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At-A-Glance

MARCH

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Art exhibit. An exhibition of works from WestConn's collection. On display at the Higgins Hall Gallery, Room 101, noon to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78410.

9

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

9

Book signing. WestConn student Jamison Odone will sign copies of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” his newly released book. The book is part of  Odone’s Stickfiguratively Speaking series, in which he illustrates and retells classic tales using his distinctive stick-figure characters. Warner Hall, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information, call x78486.

10

Softball breakfast. Fundraising breakfast for the WCSU softball team. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Reservations required; to RSVP or for more information, call Head Softball Coach Heather Stone at x79019.

10

Panel discussion. “Negotiating Beauty: Bodies, Fashion and Sexuality –– Past and Present.” Warner Hall, noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

10

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

10

Film screening. “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo.” Student Center Theater, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

10

Chamber music concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

11

Student Veterans luncheon. Hosted by the WCSU Veterans Task Force, free and open to WCSU student veterans only. Newman Center, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

11

Lecture. "Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today" by Enrique Morones, founder of Border Angels, a nonprofit volunteer organization aiming to stop migrant deaths along the U.S. Mexico border. Warner Hall, 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78650.

11

Political science lecture. Stamford attorney Paul Edelberg will discuss China's economy. White Hall, Room 231, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

11

Film screening. "Body of Work." Writer/director/producer Kai Beverly-Whittemore also will answer questions about her transition from model to filmmaker. Student Center Theater, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

11

Telescope viewing. Viewing of Mars, Saturn and the sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call x78672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

11

Science-at-Night presentation. "Recreational Boating Issues on Candlewood Lake" by representatives from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Candlewood Lake Authority. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78773.

11

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, pianist/vocalist Derek Waldron, 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.

11-13

Theatre production. “A Flea in Her Ear,” presented by the WCSU Theatre Arts Department. Performances: 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 11; Friday, March 12; and Saturday, March 13 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 13. Admission: $20 for adults, and $15 for senior citizens and non-WestConn students. WestConn students will be admitted free with valid ID. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

11

Catherine Hardwicke lecture. Catherine Hardwicke, director of "Twilight," will discuss "Beyond the Script: How to Choose a Film Project." Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets will be $20; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $5. For more information, call x78214.

12

General education meeting. Haas Library, 2nd floor conference, 3 p.m.

12

Film screening. "The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl." White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

12

Jazz combos concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

13-14

Home show. Western New England Home Show,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Feldman Arena in the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Tickets will be $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for children under 12. Attendees can save $1 off the cost of an adult ticket by bringing a nonperishable food item for the Giving Pantry to the event. Call (860) 563-2111 for more information.

13

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

14

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Farmingdale. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

14

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

14

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

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Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" at 7 p.m. Performances on Tuesday, March 16; and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, in the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call x78499 or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

16

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Farmingdale. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

17

IRB meeting. Student Center, Room 228, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

17

Panel discussion. "Women and Popular Culture." Panelists will include Assistant Professors of History Dr. Katherine Allocco and Dr. Leslie Lindenauer and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Abbey Zink. Warner Hall, 12:30 p.m.. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

17

Debate. The WCSU Roger Sherman Debate Society and the Undergraduate Conflict Resolution Project will host a debate on the topic "'Twilight' promotes unhealthy relationships between women and men. Warner Hall, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

17

Senate meeting. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 3:30 p.m.

17

Film screening. The Education of Shelby Knox." Student Center Theater, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

18

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

18

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Purchase. Westside Athletic Complex, 3:30 p.m.

18

Political science lecture. Tom Thompson, of Technipower Systems in Danbury, will discuss the solar energy industry. White Hall, Room 231, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

18

Science-at-Night presentation. "Fight the Bite: Ticks and Lyme Disease" by Dr. Kirby Stafford, Connecticut state entomologist. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78773.

18

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, the WCSU Improv 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.

19

WestConn Society luncheon. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call x78298.

20

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Mount Ida. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

20

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. "Early Spring Skies" show at 7 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the moon, Mars, Saturn and the spring skyshow from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

20

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

21

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

22

Accessibility workshop. Workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students. Student Center, Room 207, 4 p.m. Free and open to new and prospective students and their families only. For more information and to RSVP, call (203) 837-8225.

23

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Montclair State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

25-26

Grant-writing workshop. WestConn, in conjunction with Grant Writing USA, will host a two-day Grant Writing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 263. Tuition is $425 per person and will include a workbook, resource CD and access to online forums. The workshop is open to the public. For more information or to register, visit http://grantwritingusa.com/events/write/dact0310.html.

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AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

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AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.