What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Nov. 20 – Dec. 2, 2018

Tuesday, 11/20

WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND UNIVERSITY CHOIR: The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-chamber-singers-and-university-choir-tickets-47272473240 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit WCSU Chamber Singerswww.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

Wednesday, 11/21


Thursday, 11/22

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Happy Thanksgiving UNIVERSITY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING RECESS: See schedule of campus services under the WOW “Announcements” section

Friday, 11/23

UNIVERSITY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING RECESS: See schedule of campus services under the WOW “Announcements” section

Saturday, 11/24

UNIVERSITY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING RECESS: See schedule of campus services under the WOW “Announcements” section

Sunday, 11/25

UNIVERSITY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING RECESS: See schedule of campus services under the WOW “Announcements” section

Monday, 11/26

FINAL EXAM PREP: AccessAbility Services will present this workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center. It will provide tools to prepare efficiently for final exams. Open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

LIBERATING THE CAMPUS CLIMATE: WestConn Without Borders will present “UndocuPeers: Liberating the Campus Climate” from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. Open to the campus community only, this workshop will provide training for students and alumni to become educated on how to interact and be conscious of undocumented people in the classroom and workplace in order to create a comfortable, inclusive environment for all. A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the training. To reserve a spot or for more information, email viegas003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Roots & Shoots club meetingTuesday, 11/27

BLOOD DRIVE:  The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45  a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

Wednesday, 11/28

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Health Services (Midtown).

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

ROOTS & SHOOTS INTEREST MEETING: Got a soft spot for planet Earth and its diverse critters? Want to be a part of something bigger than you? Join Roots & Shoots or attend just one of their meetings at noon on Wednesdays to find out more.

ITALIAN DINNER: Sodexo will host an Italian Dinner 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 plus $5; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. [More information]

NEWMAN DINNER: The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring BBQ pork mac & cheese, salad and apple cobbler, at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave. near the Midtown campus. For information, email hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846. Open to the university community only; bring a friend. [More Newman Dinnerinformation]

Thursday, 11/29

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.

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

CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS: WCSU students who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the VPAC. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including WCSU Orchestra FlyerDr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, email begianj@wcsu.edu.

WCSU ORCHESTRA: The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 8 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

Friday, 11/30

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: The Department of Music will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

ELECTRONIC MUSIC RECITAL: The Department of Music will present an Electronic Music Recital at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

CHOCOLATE LOUNGE: The Black Student Union will host “Chocolate Lounge,” a showcase of talent in all forms, at 7 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center BSU Chocolate Lounge FlyerBallroom. Open to WCSU students only; each student is allowed two guests. For more information, email mckenzie026@connect.wcsu.edu.

Saturday, 12/1

CLEP TESTING: The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Lab (Room 117) in the Westside Classroom Building. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or email academictesting@wcsu.edu.

RADIO CITY TRIP: PAC will host a trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York to see the Christmas Spectacular show. The bus will depart the Midtown Student Center at 9 a.m. and Westside Campus Center at 10 a.m. If any tickets remain at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks, they are $30 for WCSU students with ID and $100 for students’ guests. For more information,  email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

PORTFOLIO DAY: The Department of Art will host “Portfolio Day” from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. The event will afford a special opportunity for high school and college transfer students interested in pursuing an education and career in the field of art and design to receive an individual review of their artistic works by a professional artist on the WCSU faculty, as well as information about arts education at 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament FlyerWCSU and professional career options. Registration is requested and should be made online at www.eventbrite.com/e/portfolio-day-2018-tickets-52060622724. [More information]

3-ON-3 INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: WestConn REC will host a double-elimination Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at 2 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall (Midtown). The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, 11/30. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/.

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: The Department of Music will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 2 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

HOLIDAY POPS: An afternoon of holiday music and treats will feature  selections by several WCSU performing ensembles and a hot chocolate and cookie reception after the performance, which begins at 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host a 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]

SPIRITUALITY WITH OR WITHOUT RELIGION: Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar will discuss “Spirituality With or Without Religion” at 5 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. This WCSU Holiday Celebrations Around the World event will feature simultaneous translation into English. For more information, contact the Office of InterCultural Affairs at (203) 837-8961.

WCSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: At 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center [More information]

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Sunday, 12/2

HOLIDAY JAZZ: The WCSU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Frankensax and Jazz Choir will present a holiday concert at 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals, the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jamie Begian and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jimmy Greene. [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]

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.



Italian Dinner on 11/28/18Dining Services
Wednesday – Saturday, 11/21 – 11/ 24: no service
Sunday, 11/25: Midtown Student Center Restaurant – opens at 4 p.m.
Westside Marketplace – opens at 4 p.m.
Daily Grind – opens at 4 p.m.

Shuttle Service
Tuesday, 11/20: Last pick up on each campus will be 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Sunday, 11/21 – 11/25: no service

Tuesday – Sunday, 11/20 – 11/25: closed

Campus & Student Centers
Tuesday, 11/20: Both building close at 8 p.m.
Canned Food Drive FlyerWednesday, 11/21: Midtown Student Center – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Westside Campus Center – closed
Thursday – Saturday, 11/22 – 11/24: closed
Sunday, 11/25: both buildings open at 3 p.m.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: During November, students who bring a canned good to PAC events or to the Center for Student Involvement Office in Room 227 of the Midtown Student Center will receive one entry into a raffle for each can donated. Give some, to get some. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

ONGOING 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]

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 Spain Trip Posterwww.wcsu.edu/spain or email bakhtiarg@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.

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
  • Gab & GROW flyerThe 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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