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University Events: May and June 2015

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MAY EVENTS

May 4 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to simonp@wcsu.edu.

May 5 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND FILM SCREENING: 

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will participate in a roundtable discussion about military sexual trauma, veterans' access to comprehensive care and current  policies pertaining to veterans at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Esty will be joined by representatives from the Veterans Administration, the Danbury Veterans Center and the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, who will be able to provide services to veterans. A screening of the documentary "The Invisible War" will follow. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

May 5 HISTORY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: 

WCSU Professor of History Dr. Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox will join a panel of Connecticut history professors for "A Roundtable Discussion of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon" at 4 p.m. in the History Seminar Room, Engleman Hall C219F at Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St. in New Haven. Other participants will include University of Connecticut Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies Dr. Cathy Schlund-Vials, Central Connecticut State University Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology Dr. Ivan Small; Southern Connecticut State University Professor of History Dr. C. Michele Thompson, University of Connecticut Assistant Professor of History Dr. Nu-Anh Tran and Yale University Professor of American Studies Quan Tue Tran. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to wilcoxw@wcsu.edu.

May 5 ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE (WCSU students only)

The Eversion Dance Club will host the annual "Spring Showcase" at 5 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The showcase will be a dance concert featuring routines  choreographed and performed by members of the Eversion Dance Club. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to wigglesworth005@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 8 SENIOR CRUISE (WCSU students and guests only)

The Student Government Association will host the Senior Cruise on Lady Katharine Cruises from 5 p.m. to midnight, departing from Middletown. The bus will leave the Westside campus at 5 p.m., the cruise will be from 7 to 10 p.m., and the bus will return to campus at midnight. The event is semi-formal and open to WCSU students and their guests only. The cost is $35 for graduating seniors, $50 for non-graduating WCSU students and $60 for guests. There will be a cash bar, DJ, raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1624959467738707 or send an email to tryon002@connect.wcsu.edu.

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May 8 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sen Chris Murphy will deliver the commencement address. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. For more information, call (203) 837-8244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

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May 9 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Solo and Ensemble Festival will enable music students from ages 11-18 to sing and perform for WCSU's outstanding music faculty in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to all piano, band, orchestra, jazz and choral students from 5th grade through high school seniors. Students will prepare a solo or small ensemble (up to 13 players) of their choosing to be performed live. Students will receive immediate verbal and written feedback and have the opportunity to earn awards for outstanding performances. The cost is $10 per student, per entry, with no limit on the number of entries. For more information, send an email to wigginst@wcsu.edu.

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May 9 SENIOR BARBECUE (WCSU students only)

The Student Government Association will host a Senior Barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be food, a dessert bar and a cash bar, as well as a DJ and lawn games. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to tryon002@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 9 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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May 10 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Former Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell will deliver the commencement address. For more information, call (203) 837-8800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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May 12 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Ninth Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with an integrative medicine workshop conducted by Dr. William Lee Cowden and Dr. Eva Sapi. At 6 p.m., there will be a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Dr. Richard Horowitz will speak, followed by the presentation of the "Courage in Advocacy Award" to Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.LymeConnection.Org, send an email to jennifer@lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 14 - 18 WCSU OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Should I have Said That? ... It's All Write" at 8 p.m. at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St., third floor, in New York. Created in collaboration with Cindy D. Hanson; Pamela McDaniel will direct. For more information, call (203) 837-8250.

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May 16 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 3 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING (WCSU alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Jun. 6 ALUMNI TRIP - A BOSTON EXPERIENCE: 

WCSU alumni and friends will spend a day in Boston, Massachusetts, that will include a Duck Tour, a visit to Quincy Market and a tour and tasting at the Sam Adams Factory. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. from the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The $70/person cost includes round-trip transportation, the Duck Tour, Sam Adams tour, tax and tip. Or, just ride the bus to Boston and create your own adventure for $35/person. For more information or to RSVP, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/boston-event or call (203) 837-8298.

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Jun. 14 - Jun. 17 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host New Student Orientation at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/june15.asp.

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Jun. 15 NEWTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVING UP CEREMONY: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 16 - Jul. 3 M.F.A. NEW YORK EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by the 2015 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. An Opening Reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-3222 or visit www.bluemountaingallery.org. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jun. 16 NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 17 JOEL BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 18 BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 19 RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 NEW FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

10 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

1 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

8:30 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 22 HENRY ABBOTT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 25 CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 26 RETIREMENT DINNER: 

WCSU will host a celebration to honor the dedication and accomplishments of President James W. Schmotter upon his retirement as eighth president of the university at 6 p.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. Proceeds from the event will establish the James W. Schmotter Student Assistance Fund. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/president/retirementdinner.asp.

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Jun. 29 - Jul. 31 iD TECH CAMP: 

WCSU will host iD Tech camps for ages 7-17 on the university's Westside campus. Campers can learn code, game design, app development, Web design, film, photography and more. For fees and additional information, visit
www.idtech.com/locations/connecticut-summer-camps/danbury/id-tech-western-connecticut-state-university/.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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Sherri Hill, Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: (203) 837-8486 Fax: (203) 837-8530
E-Mail: pr@wcsu.edu

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