What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Feb. 14 – Feb. 24, 2019

 


Thursday, 2/14

Valentine's Day DinnerHUNGRY & 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.

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY: Are you interested in joining the Accounting Society? Come to the Westside Campus Center Room 212/14 from 4 to 5 p.m.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER WESTSIDE: Sodexo will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Marketplace. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER MIDTOWN: Sodexo will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10.

GAMING CLUB: Meets every Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center.

BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Westside Campus Center. For more information, email wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.

CARRY THE LOVE: Carry the Love WestConn will host the Circuit Riders for “It Just Takes One” at 7 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. This faith-based event is free and open to the public, and will feature music and inspirational speakers. For more information, email wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Coffeehouse All Night Open Mic FlyerCOFFEEHOUSE: Come for an all-night open mic beginning at 8 p.m., in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 2/15

PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY: No classes. University offices, bookstore, game room, Daily Grind and Einstein are closed. No shuttle. The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DISNEY MANIA: Grasso Hall RA Claire will host Disney Mania from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grasso Hall lounge (Westside). How much do YOU know Disney? Find out at this event that will feature Disney trivia, Disney karaoke, free food and prizes for the campus community. For more information, email greene072@connect.wcsu.edu.  


Saturday, 2/16

PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY: No classes; university offices, bookstore, game room, Daily Grind and Einstein are closed. No shuttle. The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“CHOIR BOY”: The GSA will host a trip to New York to see “Choir Boy” on Broadway. The bus will depart from the Westside Campus Center at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with ID and are on sale now at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Open to WCSU students only.

WCSU Basketball vs. Southern MaineVAN SERVICE TO AND FROM O’NEILL CENTER: Students who wish to attend the men’s and women’s basketball games at the O’Neill Center can pick up van service from the Midtown Student Center shuttle stop to the O’Neill Center shuttle stop on the hour beginning at noon. Shuttles will leave the O’Neill Center for the Midtown Student Center on the half hour, with the last van leaving at 5:30 p.m.

WCSU MEN’S LACROSSE VS. VASSAR COLLEGE:  At 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE:  Celebrate Senior Day when the team faces University of Southern Maine at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. [More information]

WCSU MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE:  Celebrate Senior Day when the team faces University of Southern Maine at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. [More information]


Sunday, 2/17

PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY: No classes; university offices, bookstore, game room, Daily Grind and Einstein are closed. No shuttle. The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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]


Monday, 2/18

Lunch with a LeaderPRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY: No classes; university offices, bookstore, game room, Daily Grind and Einstein are closed. No shuttle. The Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Tuesday, 2/19

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Painter Hilary Doyle will discuss her work at 11:30 a.m. in Room 144 of the VPAC. [More information]

LUNCH WITH A LEADER SERIES: The Office of Diversity and Equity will host “Lunch with a Leader” featuring WCSU Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Neeta Connally from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, email stokesk@wcsu.edu.

Claire Smith at WCSUA LEAGUE OF HER OWN: THE CLAIRE SMITH STORY: The Department of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process and the Office of Diversity and Equity will host a screening of “A League of Her Own: The Claire Smith Storyat 6 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). For more information, email stokesk@wcsu.edu.

ALL THINGS REC: WestConn REC will host “All Things REC” from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall (Midtown). Featured will be fitness challenges, group fitness demonstrations and giveaways. Open to WCSU students only. [More information]

BLACK HERITAGE-HISTORY MONTH JEOPARDY: The Black Student Union will host Black History Month Jeopardy at 8:30 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House (Midtown). Open to WCSU students only, the event will feature a team trivia competition based on Black History Month knowledge. The winning team will receive prizes. For more information, email williams467@connect.wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, 2/20

SOFTBALL BREAKFAST: The softball team will host a fundraising buffet breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. in the  Westside Campus Center Ballroom. This is the biggest pre-season fundraiser for the team and a great opportunity to meet the student-athletes while enjoying breakfast, a silent auction and raffle. Reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information about sponsoring a table, call Head Softball Coach Heather Stone at (203) 837-9019 or email stoneh@wcsu.edu.

MATH WORKSHOP: For students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex (Midtown). The workshop will focus on chapters 3.3 through 3.5. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

POWER HOUR OF KNOWLEDGE: The Black Social Workers Association will host “Power Hour of Knowledge” at 9:45 a.m. in Warner Hall (Midtown). Open to WCSU students only, the event will provide knowledge on a topic through the use of a 20-40 minute video, followed by a small discussion. The topic will be “Immunizations and Food Effects in the Black Community.” For more information, email williams467@connect.wcsu.edu.

Internship Information Session FlyerINTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: At 2:30 p.m. Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Students who want to learn about expectations and the varied processes to get an internship are encouraged to attend. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

HPX CLUB: Join the HPX Club meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Room 209 of the Midtown Student Center to take part in the discussion about the exciting events planned for the semester. For more information, email pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu.

SEAFOOD HOUSE: Sodexo will host “Seafood House,” an upscale dining experience, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Danbury Room in the Midtown Student Center. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $15. For more information, email  angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

SMOKE SCREEN: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA POLITICS & POWER: PAC will present a talk by attorney Moe Spencer at 8 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Spencer will discuss the history of marijuana growth in the United States, the political reasons why it became illegal, and the origins of its classification as a Schedule One Narcotic. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

 Monster Minigolf Flyer“THE HATE U GIVE”: The Kathwari Honors Program will host a screening and discussion of “The Hate U Giveat 9 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House (Midtown). The film is based on the best-selling young adult novel by the same name. “Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right” (IMDb). For more information, email roc003@connect.wcsu.edu.


Thursday, 2/21

NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY: In celebration of National Pancake Day, Sodexo will host a Pancake Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. [More information]

BEYOND THE LABORATORY: HOW TO BE A SCIENCE ADVOCATE AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: WCSU Entomologist Dr. Rayda Krell will present this lecture at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown). Offered as part of the continuing “Research Seminar” series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, a reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. For more information, email  giamancok@wcsu.edu.

MONSTER MINI GOLF: The Newman Club and SGA will host a night of Monster Mini Golf at 7:30 p.m. at 13 Stony Hill Road in Bethel. Open to WCSU students only, the cost is $5 and space is limited to 15 students. Transportation will be provided. Reserve a spot by sending an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu.

Mandala Coffeehouse FlyerCOFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Mandala, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 2/22

U.S. AIR FORCE HERITAGE BRASS: The Department of Music will present the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Band at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. Comprised of 10 brass players, a percussionist and vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/united-states-air-force-heritage-brass-tickets-55039057302 or call (203) 837-8732.

REC AFTER DARK ICE SKATING: Rec Council will host “After Hours – REC After Dark Ice Skating.” Enjoy a free open skate including skate rental and free pizza from 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Rec After DarkOpen to WCSU students only and shuttles will stop for those who need a ride. [More information]


Saturday, 2/23

BUTTERNUT TRIP: PAC will host a trip to Butternut in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, for a day of skiing and/or snowboarding. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 7 a.m. and the Westside campus at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 for WCSU students with ID, and include transportation, boots and ski/snowboard rentals and a full-day lift ticket. Tickets are on sale now at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD”: PAC will host a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at 6:30 p.m. at AMC Danbury, 61 Eagle Road in Danbury. Tickets are $1 for WCSU students and $5 for students’ guests, and are on sale now at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. “When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek ‘The Hidden World,’ a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first (IMDb). For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Marian Anderson CelebrationMARIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATION: The SVPA will present a Marian Anderson Celebration with vocalist Christine Jobson and pianist Gregory Thompson at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. The event celebrates the birthday of Marian Anderson. Light refreshments will be served. [More information]

BOUNCE TRIP: The Black Student Union will host a trip at 8:30 p.m. to Bounce Indoor Trampoline Sports, 21 Prindle Lane in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email williams467@connect.wcsu.edu.


Sunday, 2/24

WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: At 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [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]


Announcements

LEADERSHIP, COMPASSION & CREATIVITY CERTIFICATE (LCCC): The LCCC explores the values of leadership, compassion and creativity across all Student Affairs disciplines and with people of all communities. Our LCCC students will be able to learn more about how they as students can practice effective leadership in their current roles, civic life, and future careers. LCCC LogoBenefits include an official document signed by the university President, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the LCCC Program Director, recognition at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet and at graduation by medal, and networking opportunities with students, staff and faculty. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/leadership/ or contact mckinneyk@wcsu.edu.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER: Need an academic boost? Take advantage of this free academic support service located in the Haas Library (Midtown). The emphasis is on collaborative learning and empowerment. Tutors are undergraduate students who are trained to support their peers, and tutoring is available by appointment in more than 15 academic disciplines – primarily in the subjects of biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology and social sciences. Tutoring sessions can be scheduled through a portal called MyWCOnline. Register and create an account with your campus email and student ID to schedule a tutoring appointment. For more information, email trc@wcsu.edu.

WRITING CENTER: Spring hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sundays in the Haas Library (Midtown). [ More information]

MATH CLINIC: Spring hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday in Room 323 of White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

Intramural BasketballIHHS WELLNESS CENTER: During the spring semester, the Wellness Center located in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall (Midtown) will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by each week at noon for Meditation Mondays, Tapping (EFT) Tuesdays and Artful Thursdays. Reiki will be available on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., and private Reiki sessions and therapeutic massage are available to WCSU faculty, staff and students by appointment. Contact Christel Autuori at autuoric@wcsu.edu for information or to make an appointment.

DE-STRESS: Want help coping with stress? A new online program developed by two HPX students will provide skills to help you cope with stress in a healthy, mindful way. Visit wcsuihhs.wixsite.com/destress to take a survey to assess your current stress levels and gain access to three online modules featuring holistic stress management techniques. For more information, email lawlor033@connect.wcsu.edu.

CAREER WEEK IS COMING: Workshops on resumes, job interviews, branding and LinkedIn, and preparing for the Career Fair will be offered on both campuses from Monday, 2/25, through Friday, 3/1. [More information]

WESTCONN REC: Midtown Colonial Fitness Zone is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Westside Colonial Fitness Zone is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. The O’Neill Center Pool is open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday and from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. [More information]

5-ON-5 INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL: Sign up now to participate in 5-on-5 basketball from 2/25 through 4/15. Deadline to sign up is Friday, 2/22. Register here.

England Trip FlyerAFTER HOURS: WCSU After Hours is scheduled for the following Fridays, usually from 10 p.m. to midnight: Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 12, 26. Please hold the dates and look out for more information.

ORIENTATION LEADERS WANTED: THE CSI Office is hiring Orientation Leaders for Summer 2019. Must be available June 18-21 and June 24-27. July 11-12 is optional. The application deadline is February 14 and applications can be found at wcsu.edu/studentlife/ols.

WCSU SCHOLARSHIPS: The 2019-20 WCSU Foundation & University scholarship application is available online at http://www.wcsu.edu/scholarships/. Deadline to apply is 3/1.

COMMENCEMENT: Planning to graduate in May? Make sure you’ve covered all your bases! The Commencement website is live at www.wcsu.edu/commencement/.

WCSU ENGLAND TRIP: Spring Break Trip to Manchester, Lancaster, and Liverpool, including three professional soccer matches, stadium and sightseeing tours. From 3/8 – 3/17. Cost: $1,919 per person, payment plan available. $1,200 deposit due by 1/28, remainder due by 2/28.

Career Fair PosterCAREER FAIR: Save the date!!! The annual Career Fair for all majors is scheduled for 3/27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the O’Neill Center. Make sure to get your resume in order, rearrange your schedule, sign up, and come prepared.

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: 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.

ONGOING EXHIBITION: “neither here nor there (or And),” curated by Matt Murphy, 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, 3/3, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

Gab & GrowPODCASTS: 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]

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