What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Dec. 6 – 16, 2018

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FINALS! 


Thursday, 12/6

PIBE Coffeehouse flyer“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: The Department of Theatre Arts will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 8 p.m. (High School Night) in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Play It By Ear, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

THE SANTA CLAUSE“: PAC will host a screening of “The Santa Clauseat 8 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.


Friday, 12/7

STRESS-FREE STUDY EVENT: The HPX Club will host an “After Hours Stress-Free Study Event” from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Think Tank of the Westside Classroom Building. Free and open to WCSU students only as part of “Stress-Free Finals Week.”

CERAMICS SALE: The Department of Art will host a sale of student ceramic work from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 017 of White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

Ceramics SaleSURF STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS: Biology students Kayla Deguzman and Jasmine Grey will report on their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at 3:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown). Deguzman worked with Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Dora Pinou on sea turtle rehabilitation and Grey worked with Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Hannah Reynolds on White-Nose Syndrome in bats. Come learn about their research and SURF opportunities.

“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: The Department of Theatre Arts will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

A CAPPELLA PERFORMANCE: Play It By Ear, one of WCSU’s a cappella groups, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

BINGO: PAC will host the last “Bad@$$ BINGO” of the semester at 10 p.m. in the  Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Ugly sweaters are encouraged! For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

REC After Dark Ice SkatingICE SKATING: Rec Council will host “After Hours – REC After Dark Ice Skating.” Enjoy a free open skate including skate rental and free pizza from 10 p.m. until midnight at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only and shuttles will stop for those who need a ride. [More information]


Saturday, 12/8

WCSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: At 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. [More information]

WCSU MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: At 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. [More information]

“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: The Department of Theatre Arts will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 2 and 7 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]


Sunday, 12/9

The Spelling Bee Final“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: The Department of Theatre Arts will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 2 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

WRITE DOWN TO THE WIRE: Tutors from The Writing Center will provide motivation, answers and support for final papers from 3 to 9 p.m. on the third floor of the Haas Library (Midtown). Bring your laptop and get help as you write. [More information]

SUNDAY MASS: At the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]

QUICK QUESTIONS FOR FINALS?: Tutors in a wide variety of subjects will be on hand to offer help in 10-minute drop-in sessions in the Haas Library lobby (Midtown) from 5 to 8 p.m.

BIBLE TALK: Meets at 8 p.m. in the Pinney Hall main floor lounge (Westside). Come join to read together. For more information, email blum011@connect.wcsu.edu or wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.


Monday, 12/10

Midnight Breakfast FlyerCOMMUNITY SCREENING AND CONVERSATION: Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Gabe Lomas will host a screening and subsequent panel discussion about “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hopeat 6:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Reserve a spot at https://danbury-resilience-screening.eventbrite.com.

MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST: The Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. Free and open to WCSU students only as part of “Stress-Free Finals Week.” For more information, email campuscenter@wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, 12/11

FINALS BREAKFAST BAR: Hosted by the HPX Club  from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Midtown Student Center lobby featuring a free breakfast cookie and a discounted breakfast coupon (that can be used at the Student Center Restaurant for breakfast that week). Free and open to WCSU students only as part of “Stress-Free Finals Week.”

FACIAL AND HAND MASSAGES: The Office of InterCultural Affairs will host facial and hand massages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center lobby. Free and open to WCSU students only as part of “Stress-Free Finals Week.”

Mudras for Meditation FlyerMUDRAS FOR MEDITATION: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Mudras for Meditation at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. For more information, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, 12/12

CHILL DAY: WXCI will provide music and there will be free snacks for students at “Chill Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Colonial Corner of the Midtown Student Center. Free and open to WCSU students only as part of “Stress-Free Finals Week.”

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Health Services in Litchfield Hall (Midtown). No appointment necessary.


Thursday, 12/13

Lunch with a LeaderLUNCH WITH A LEADER: The Office of Diversity and Equity will host “Lunch with a Leader” with WCSU Career Success Center Director Kathleen Lindenmayer from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Westside Campus Center. Lindenmayer will share the story of her professional journey that led to a leadership position in the military and at WCSU. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/. To attend, RSVP by email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

HUNGRY & IN NEED?: Visit the WCSU Newman Food Pantry from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown) and get a bag full of food to use over the weekend (limit of one bag). Be sure to bring your WCSU ID: you must be currently registered for classes and pick up your bag yourself. Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.

DRUM CIRCLE CLUB: Meets weekly at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. Sit in a circle, play drums and have fun! Drums will be provided by the club, but anyone can bring in any instrument of their choice. For more information, email dixit005@connect.wcsu.edu.


Friday, 12/14


Saturday, 12/15

Planetarium Show & Telescope ViewingPLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]


Sunday, 12/16

 


Announcements

LAST CHANCE TO SEE EXHIBITION: “? (A Series of Collaborative Works)” featuring the work of artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, 12/9, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

Colonial Fitness ZoneRECREATION EXAM WEEK SCHEDULE:
Midtown & Westside Fitness Facilities
Sunday, 12/9, 4 – 10 p.m.
Monday, 12/10, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/11, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, 12/13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 12/14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Midtown; Pool and Westside closed

MATH CLINIC: The Math clinic is open and will remain open through final exams. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. [More information] 

WINTER INTERSESSION: Winter Intersession begins on Monday, 12/17, and ends on Sunday, 1/12/19. [More information]

END-OF-THE-SEMESTER AUXILIARY SERVICES HOURS: The following hours will be in effect for Campus Auxiliary Services and the Campus & Student Centers.

Campus & Student Centers
Friday, 12/14: both buildings will close at 5 p.m.
Student CenterMonday, 12/17, through Friday, 1/18/19: open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Midtown Student Center Information Desk staffed
Westside Campus Center Information Desk staffed beginning 1/2/19
Monday, 1/21: both buildings will open 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, 1/22/19

Bookstore
Monday – Wednesday, 12/17 – 12/19: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 12/20: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday – Tuesday, 12/21 – 12/25: closed
Wednesday, 12/26: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, 12/27: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday – Tuesday, 12/28 – 1/1/19: closed
Wednesday and Thursday, 1/2 and 1/3: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, 1/4: closed
Monday – Thursday, 1/7 – 1/10: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, 1/11: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, 1/14 – 1/17: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, 1/18: closed
Monday, 1/21: noon – 4 p.m.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, 1/22

Dining Service
Dining Services will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, 12/14 and remain closed until the new year.
Wednesday, 1/2, through Friday, 1/18: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Student Center Danbury Room and Westside Daily Grind
Shuttle ImageMonday, 1/21: Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Regular hours resume Tuesday, 1/22

Shuttle
Shuttle services will end on Friday, 12/14, at 6:30 p.m. The last shuttle will leave both campuses at 6 p.m.
Regular service resumes Tuesday, 1/22, at 6:45 a.m.

SEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS: The Newman Club and SGA are sponsoring a trip to SEEK in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Thursday, 1/3/19, through Monday, 1/7/19. Tickets are $400/person and include transportation, lodging, seminar, breakfast and lunch. Tickets are on sale now at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Contact Charlie Cappelli at (215) 589-0229 or charles.cappelli@focus.org. [More information]

SENIOR PORTRAITS AND COLLEGE RINGS – WESTSIDE: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1/29, in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on “schedule portrait sitting” and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. Portraits are open to senior WCSU students only. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee. Jostens will also be in the WCC Ballroom from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. to allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. [More information]

India Summer StudySENIOR PORTRAITS AND COLLEGE RINGS – MIDTOWN: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 1/30, in the Midtown Student Center Theater. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on “schedule portrait sitting” and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. Open to senior WCSU students only. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee. Jostens will also be in the Midtown Student Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. [More information]

SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP TO JAMAICA: The Newman Center will host a Mission Trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, from 3/9 – 3/16/19. Cost is $950/person and tickets are on sale now. Must present a valid passport at time of purchase. For more information, email cothias001@connect.wcsu.edu.

SUMMER STUDY IN SPAIN: Travel to Andalusia, Madrid, Seville and more from 5/16 – 6/16/19. Earn six credits (3 in Art and 3 in Spanish). Learn more at www.wcsu.edu/spain or email bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu. Deadline to make deposit is 2/8/19.

SUMMER STUDY IN INDIA: Travel to Dharmsala and more from 5/25 – 6/23/19. Earn six credits (two in Art and four in Humanities). Learn more at www.wcsu.edu/india or email ironbiters@wcsu.edu. Deadline to make deposit is 2/8/19.

ISEP Study Abroad FlyerISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your fall semester now! Application Deadlines: Fall priority deadline is February 15, 2019; Summer deadlines between February-May 2019. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

WESTCONN REC: Open swim is Monday-Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. Group Fitness classes have begun and there’s a Saturday yoga class at Westside. Find hours for Midtown and Westside facilities, intramural sign-ups and group fitness classes at @westconnrec on Twitter, @westconnrec and @westconn_intramurals on Instagram, @westernrec_wcsu on Snapchat and Western Recreation on Facebook, call (203) 837-8935 or email westernrec@wcsu.edu. [More information]

PODCASTS: Do you like listening to Podcasts? The university offers five different categories:

  • WCSU 411 – Interviews with WCSU authors, Fulbright scholars and great teachers, plus Information about research and other accomplishments of students and faculty
  • The Compassionate Achiever – Dr. Chris Kukk and Tracy Day interview guests locally and from around the world to explore compassion in all its forms.
  • Literacy Ladies – Professors in Education, English and Writing present innovative lessons in literature. For teachers, parents and everyone who loves to read
  • The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) — Examination of the latest ideas in teaching, classroom skills and student success. CELT professors stay abreast of trends and solutions and make them available to you
  • Gab & GROW — Your location for learning about the people, places, and resources available at WCSU to help you be a successful student. Episodes are about as long as a bus-ride to the other campus. From “What’s happening in Athletics” to “Where is the Writing Center”, if you have a question, you’ll get an answer! [More Information]

For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

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