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The seed planted in a serendipitous conversation between two old friends will bear fruit in the historic visit to WCSU this fall of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. [more]

Barbara Castrataro, an attorney and practicing Buddist shares her  thoughts on what she has learned from the teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and she welcomes the opportunity to sponsor the October visit to WCSU. [more]


The general public will be invited to submit ticket requests online through the Dalai Lama portal on the WCSU website in a random drawing beginning the week of June 25. [more]

Imagine planning and making parking arrangements for more than 7,000 guests for His Holiness's visit, as Coordinator of University Events Helen Bechard has done since August 2010.  [more]

Pres. Schmotter and Dean Morton mingled with alumni at a well-attended gathering in NYC in May.  [more]

President's Club members were honored at Tarrywile Mansion in May and were treated to a captivating presentation by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jane McBride Gates. [more]

Spare your heirs from paying taxes on retirement plans and support  Western, too, by joining the Legacy Society.  [more]

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Contributors    Susan Altabet, Helen Bechard, Dr. John Briggs, Barbara Castrataro, Jason Davis '97, Dr. Jane McBride Gates, Eric Lewis, Dean Allen Morton, Lea Neylan, Pres. James Schmotter, Jeff Shpunt '09, Sigma Chi brothers, Paul Steinmetz '07, Peggy Stewart '97, Bob Taylor, Jane von Trapp

Tuesday, JUNE 19, through Saturday, JULY 7
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 4th floor, Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. Opening Reception from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 21. Featuring works by 2012 graduates from the WCSU MFA painting and illustration program. Free. For more information, call (203) 837-3222 or visit www.bluemountaingallery.org/artists/92.

Monday, JULY 9 through Friday, JULY 13
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext. Conference features a variety of writing workshops. Cost $450. For more information or to register your child, visit www.wcsu.edu/youngwriters or email parispurtlel@wcsu.edu.

Thursday, OCTOBER 18,
Friday, OCTOBER 19
HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA LECTURES;Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., "The Art of Compassion," Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m., "Advice for Daily Life," Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside Campus; ticket lottery open to public at 10:00 a.m. on June 25; Go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets and click the link to the Dalai Lama to find the form, and also to view the seating map with pricing. Email all ticket questions to thevisit@wcsu.edu.
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