Alumni

BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: Friday, Oct. 18

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WCSU’s Dean of Students will present the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. at the Danbury Rail Museum, 120 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Alumni receive a free drink!


Cocktail Reception and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Saturday, Oct. 19

Join the Alumni Association Board on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., for a cocktail reception in The Daily Grind in the Campus Center, before the show in the VPAC Studio Theatre, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. $25 per person includes reception and ticket. If interested, please call (203) 837-8838 or (203) 837-9090.

Summary: A 1941 play by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht, chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. The play is a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II.


“Dorothea’s Tears – The State of Mental Health Care in America”: Wednesday, Oct. 30

WCSU Alumni Nursing Society and the Alumni Association invites you to a special event:

The viewing of “Dorothea’s Tears – The State of Mental Health Care in America,” a film by Keith Maciog and Geer Teng at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,  Oct. 30, in the Midtown Campus Center Auditorium. Following the documentary showing (running time 45minutes) there will be a Q and A session, as well as a reception.

Synopsis of the documentary: For over 50 years, America has been shutting down its state mental hospitals. The movement known as “deinstitutionalization” was intended to normalize the mentally ill and integrate them into the community. However, while once they were cared for by the states, the severely mentally ill are ending up in our nation’s prisons, on our city streets, and in county morgues. Few small towns in our nation better symbolize the problems with the mental health system than Newtown, CT – site of the former Fairfield Hills State  Hospital and of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. This film documents those who have worked (and currently work) in the trenches of the mental health system, and those who have felt the impact of a system that many have dubbed a “failure”. 

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this event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP through the Office of Alumni Relations at  (203) 837-8298  or alumni@wcsu.edu. Faculty if you are having your class come to the event please contact the Alumni Relations office to provide a count of students attending.


Cocktail Reception and A Little Night Music: Saturday, Nov. 9

Join the Alumni Association Board for “A Little Night Music.” on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. A pre-theatre cocktail reception in The Daily Grind, with a visit from several cast members will create a memorable evening of music and friends. Join us for the reception and presentation to be held in the VPAC MainStage Theatre, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. $30 per person includes reception and a ticket.

Summary: A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart‘s Serenade No. 13 for strings in G majorEine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song “Send In the Clowns“.


Sip & Sculpt: Friday, Nov. 15

The WCSU Department of Art will host “Sip & Sculpt” from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying music, wine and light refreshments. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-65565122045Use code WCSUALUM2019 to get $5 off for alumni.


Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury is at WCSU on Friday, Nov. 15

WCSU’s Dean of Students, Walter Cramer, will present the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Alumni receive a free drink!


Cocktail Reception and The 1940’s Radio Hour: Friday, Dec. 6

The Alumni Association Board is holding a pre-theatre cocktail reception on Friday evening, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., at The Daily Grind, with a visit from several cast members before the presentation of the 1940’s Radio Hour in the VPAC MainStage Theatre, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. $30 per person includes reception and a ticket.

Summary: Full of 1940s music, dancing and old-time sound effects, the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Bring your dancing shoes!


Bus Trip to New York City: Saturday, Dec. 7

The Alumni Association annual bus trip to the City is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. The price for a round-trip ticket per person is $25. You can spend the day in the City to see a show, check out the windows or do your Christmas shopping. There is so much to do and to see in the City, so join us for a day of excitement.

To RSVP click on this link: alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events. Continue reading


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

The Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Campus Center Conference/Meeting Room 212 & 214 on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. All members are invited to attend, please RSVP to (203) 837-8298. Snow date for this meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 15, same time, same location.


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

The Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Westside Classroom Building, in the President’s Room (Room 216) on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. All members are invited to attend, please RSVP to (203) 837-8298. The snow date for this meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the same time, same location.


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4,  in the Student Center, Room 202, on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. All members are invited to attend, please RSVP to (203) 837-8298. The snow date for this meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at the same time, same location.


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1,  2020 in the Student Center, Room 202, on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. All members are invited to attend, please RSVP to (203) 837-8298.


Alumni Association Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Alumni Association will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in the Campus Center Conference/Meeting Room 212 & 214 on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. All members are invited to attend, please RSVP to (203) 837-8298.