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At-A-Glance

APRil

5

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Bard. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 p.m.

6

Softball. WCSU vs. Wesleyan. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

6

Graduate open house. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

6

Film screening & discussion. "Crossing Borders" film screening at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building, followed by discussion with director Arnd Wachter and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Damla Isik. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73270.

7

Career fair. Feldman Arena, William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to WestConn students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78263.

7

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Albertus Magnus. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

7

Baseball. WCSU vs. Purchase. Westside Athletic Complex, 6 p.m.

7

Alumni Association annual meeting. Annual meeting at which the alumni board of directors will be elected. Alumni Hall, 6 p.m. Open to graduates of the university only. For more information, call x78290.

7

Lyme Disease Seminar & Health Fair. Hosted by the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Westside Campus Center, 6 to 9 p.m. Information about Lyme Disease prevention and treatment will be available as well as guest speakers. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78882.

8

Western Connection celebration. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 1 to 3 p.m. Western Connection is a partnership between 10 Danbury area school districts and the university. The event will be free and the public is invited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, April 5, at x78575.

8

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Framingham State. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 p.m.

8

Softball. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

8

Political science lecture. Rob Michalik, district director for U.S. Rep Chris Murphy, will discuss the American 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.

8

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, ambient rock band The Files and Fires, 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.

9

Science fair. Bethel Middle School Science Fair. Science Building Atrium, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78576.

9

CMEA reception. Hosted by the WCSU Alumni Association, a reception for graduates of the university who are attending the Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference in Hartford, Conn. Free and open to WCSU alumni only. For more information, call x78290.

10

Kappa carnival. Hosted by WestConn's Kappa Chi Alpha sorority to raise funds for Dream Come True of Western Connecticut. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited and tickets will be sold at the event. For more information, call (203) 709-0334.

10

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

10

Baseball. WCSU vs. UMass Boston. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

10

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

10

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. UMass Boston. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

10

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

10

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

11

Health/Disability conference. Hosted by Artists in Transition, an organization that works with visual and performing artists facing physical and/or mental health issues. Featuring Tom Luckey, who had an accident resulting in quadriplegia at the height of his career, as the keynote speaker. Westside Campus Center, noon to 5 p.m.

11

Baseball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

11

Jazz combos concert. Ives Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

11

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

11

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

12

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

12

Poetry reading. Featuring David Lehman, poet and editor of the annual Best American Poetry series of anthologies. Warner Hall, 6:30 p.m.

12

Concert. Featuring composer and pianist Piet Swerts, who will perform with WestConn students, faculty and guest artists. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and non-WestConn students. Admission will be free for WestConn students with valid I.D. For tickets and more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

13

Reading. Featuring poet, author and journalist Paola Corso. Warner Hall, 6:30 p.m.

14

CSU day. Visitors to the state Capitol will be greeted by displays from the four Connecticut state universities on the day designated as "CSU Day" by Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Each university will present information about the school's history as well as new offerings, and representatives will be available to answer questions. For more information, call x78486.

14

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

14

Film screening & discussion. "Flow (For the Love of Water)." Warner Hall, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Chris Kukk will lead a discussion about water rights and issues, also in Warner Hall. The screening and the talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78734.

15

Deadline. For submittal of purchase requisitions to the purchasing department for the academic departments.

15

Panel discussion. “The Future of News,” Student Center Theater, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78878.

15

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Complex, 6 p.m.

15

Child Care cabaret. A fundraiser for the WCSU Child Care Center will bring performers from all corners of the campus together in an uplifting combination of music, dance and comedy. Westside Campus Center Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. For tickets and information, call x78266.

15 - 17

Opera production. "The Magic Flute." Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15, 16 and 17, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Apr. 17. Tickets: $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children 12 and under. WCSU students will be admitted free with valid I.D. For tickets and information, call x78499 or go to wcsu.edu/tickets.

15

Midtown Coffeehouse. Featuring quiet music and board games. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

15

Telescope viewing. Viewing of Mars, Saturn and the spring sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, call x78672 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.

16

Panel discussion. “Magazine Writing.” Student Center Theater, 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78878.

16

Macricostas Lecture Series. "Cultures of the World," featuring New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

17

Open house. Feldman Arena, William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at x79000.

17

Community fun walk/run and health fair. A 5K walk/run and a health fair to benefit IHHS scholarships and fund future events and programs, Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. Open to the public. For more information, send an e-mail to housemannr@wcsu.edu.

17

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Boston. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

17

Softball. WCSU vs. Plymouth State. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

17

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

18

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

18

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

19-23

Computer animation festival. Featuring continuous showings of student-produced computer animation short features in the Student Center Theater. For information, visit http://cs.wcsu.edu/cgr/festival10 or contact Center for Graphics Research Director Dr. William Joel at x79353.

19

Film screening. "Walmart: the High Cost of Low Price." Higgins Hall, Room 114, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

Panel. "Women in Science and Engineering. Science Building, 8 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486 or visit wcsu.edu/hubble. 

20

Baseball. WCSU vs. Lehman. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

20

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

20

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

20

Wolf Conservation Center speaker. Featuring Atka, an Arctic gray wolf, and a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. Warner Hall, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

Softball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

20

Anti-death penalty symposium. Hosted by WCSU’s Division of Justice and Law Administration. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78514.

20

Film screening. “Food Inc.” Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Salem State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

21

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

21

Executive Roundtable. "Aerospace in the 21st Century." Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the event will be $25 and lunch will be provided. For more information, call x78486 or visit wcsu.edu/hubble.

21

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

21

Benefit concert. Featuring the Manhattan String Quartet to support WestConn's "WCSU Hearts Haiti" fundraising campaign. Alumni Hall, 7 p.m. Open to the public; seating is limited. Suggested donation of $20. For more information, call x78754.

22

Take Our Children to Work Day. Children of faculty and staff ages eight and up will participate in age-appropriate activities from 8:45 to 2 p.m. The events are open to WestConn faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78486.

22

Campus Pride day. An Earth Day Campus Pride event from noon to 6 p.m. on the Midtown campus. Throughout the day, students will clean up areas of campus and plant flower beds. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Earth Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78726.

22

Baseball. WCSU vs. St. Joseph’s. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

22

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Vassar. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

22

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rutgers-Newark. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

22

Softball. WCSU vs. Manhattanville. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

22

President’s Lecture Series. NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave will discuss "The Beauty of Nature — The Art of Technology." Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

22

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, singer/songwriter Don Lowe, 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.

 

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