What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from May 16 – 26, 2019

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors!!!

And a happy, enjoyable summer to Everyone!!!


Thursday, 5/16

De-stress with dogsAUXILIARY SERVICES: All campus services will operate as usual through today.

DE-STRESS WITH DOGS: The Bethel Public Library will host “De-Stress with Dogs Night” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library at 189 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel. The Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs will be at the library to help bring happiness and calmness to those who need it. Free; no registration required. For more information, email kdygon@bethellibrary.org.

SENIOR WEEKEND – AMBER ROOM: Senior weekend events for WCSU seniors begin from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury  (shuttle transportation provided). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: WCSU will host the 13th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme Disease Association President Patricia Smith and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Robert Bransfield will speak. Dr. Kenneth Liegner will be awarded the Lyme ConferenceCourage in Patient Care Award. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.


Friday, 5/17

DINING SERVICES: Will close at 2 p.m. on both campuses.

MIDTOWN STUDENT CENTER AND WESTSIDE CAMPUS CENTER: Both will close at 5 p.m. (except for a scheduled event at Westside).

SHUTTLE SERVICE: The last shuttle will leave both campuses at 6 p.m.

SENIOR WEEKEND – DINNER CRUISE: Senior weekend events continue from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a Dinner Cruise (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3:30 p.m.). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

BIOLOGY GRADUATION MIXER: The Department of Biology invites its graduating seniors and their families to a Graduation Mixer featuring refreshments, games and awards from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Science Building Atrium. RSVP to wonge@wcsu.edu.


Saturday, 5/18

Planetarium ShowSENIOR WEEKEND – THC THE HOPS COMPANY: Senior weekend events continue from 4 to 7 p.m. at THC The Hops Company (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3 p.m.). For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

“A PSYCHIC ENCOUNTER UNDER THE STARS”: Ives Concert Park will host Psychic Medium Vanessa for “A Psychic Encounter Under the Stars” at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). In a friendly and upbeat environment, Vanessa will connect to loved ones by introducing facts and other significant information. [Tickets and information]


Sunday, 5/19

CommencementCOMMENCEMENT: WCSU will host its 2019 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. [More information]


Monday, 5/20

 


Tuesday, 5/21

PERSONAL BRANDING RETREAT: The Career Success Center will host a one-day personal branding retreat, “Brand New Day,” with national branding experts Larry Gulko and Gail Alofsin from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Open to WCSU students and alumni only, this event requires advance registration. Sign up in person at the Career Success Center studio in Suite 300 of the Westside Personal Branding RetreatCampus Center, by logging into WESTCONNWORKS or by calling (203) 837-8266. For more information, email careersuccess@wcsu.edu. 


Wednesday, 5/22 


Thursday, 5/23

READING AND OPEN MIC: Alumni, students and faculty from WCSU’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will read from their work during an open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bad Dream Brewing, 116 Danbury Road in New Milford. To sign up to read or for more information, email dariesa@wcsu.edu.


Old Main Friday, 5/24


Saturday, 5/25


Sunday, 5/26 


Announcements

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MEMORIAL DAY: No classes; university is closed on Monday, 5/27.

SUMMER SESSION I: Begins on Tuesday, 5/28.

EAT & LEARN: RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP: The Career Success Center will offer an “Eat & Learn” workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 5/30, in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. The workshop is part of the Summer 2019 Eat & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only; registration is required. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

EAT & LEARN: GETTING HIRED WORKSHOP: The Career Success Center will offer an “Eat & Learn” workshop on Getting Hired from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 6/4, in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. The workshop is part of the Summer 2019 Eat & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only; registration is required. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

EAT & LEARN: LINKEDIN AND BRANDING WORKSHOP: The Career Success Center will offer an “Eat & Learn” workshop on LinkedIn and Branding from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6/6, in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2019 Eat & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU CLEP Examsstudents and alumni only; registration is required. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

WANT TO SAVE MONEY ON TUITION? Then the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is for you! The next CLEP Session is scheduled on Saturday, 6/15 . Spaces are limited so students are encouraged to sign up early. For information visit: www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or listen to our podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services. Open to the public.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ARTS INTENSIVE: Registration is underway for the High School Summer Arts Intensive, July 17-19, featuring Photography, Steel Pan or Musical Theatre. Learn more and register at www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-summer-arts-intensive-tickets-51342236010.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your spring or summer semester now! Application Deadlines: Most deadlines for ISEP summer programs are coming up in March and April. The spring 2020 deadline is 8/30. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

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 Gab & GROWfaculty
  • 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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