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WestConn News

This is the last WestConn Report for the semester. The first issue of the spring semester will be dated Jan. 25, 2010. Enjoy your break!

Midnight Breakfast

The Campus and Student Centers are pleased to announce this semester's traditional Midnight Breakfast will be held on Monday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Student Center. This event is open to WestConn students only. For more information, contact Paul Simon at x78494.

GRANT SEMINAR – ADVANCE YOUR RESEARCH AGENDA

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Grants Office will host a seminar entitled “Writing, Assembling and Reviewing Your CSU Research Grant” in Warner Hall, Room 315, from noon to 12:45 p.m. and at 3 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center, Room 315. Bring your lunch! Beverages and dessert will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Martha Palanzo at x78944.

H1N1 vaccination clinic

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, an H1N1 vaccination clinic will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rogers Park Middle School. The vaccination is available to anyone up to age 24. If you are between 24 and 64 years old, you can get the vaccination if you have a chronic medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, COPD, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or immune deficiencies due to illness or medical treatment. Pregnant women and those who are household members or direct caregivers to infants under 6 months old also can receive the vaccination. The clinic is being organized by the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association. If you have a question about the clinic, call (203) 730-5240.

FAMILY THANKSGIVING EVENT

On Thursday, Dec. 17, WestConn will host "We Are All Americans" at 10 a.m. at the Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School at 55 Ellsworth Ave. in Danbury. Original songs and dances will be performed by students from WCSU and Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78412.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Dec. 19, WestConn will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, "Winter Skies," followed by telescope viewing of Uranus, the Pleiades star cluster, the Orion nebula and the winter sky, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

 

If you plan to attend an event and would like to request disability accommodations, please contact the organizer as listed in the event listing.

WestConn Report is published online for the WestConn community by University Publications & Design (UP&D) biweekly during the academic year. Each issue is archived on the WCSU Web site.

Editorial & Design Staff:
Irene Sherlock, associate director, UP&D
Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

Deadlines:
Content deadline is Thursday at noon prior to the Monday publication date. All efforts are made to include content that is supplied, however, all submissions are subject to a strict editing process. Additionally, where and when available, photos and print/Web marketing materials created for an event will be available as either a link (in the case of a Web page) or download (in the case of print materials).

Contacting us:
The editorial staff of the WestConn Report can be contacted most efficiently via e-mail. Please send to westconn_report@wcsu.edu. You may also send content via inter-campus mail addressed to “WestConn Report / UP&D – Old Main 202”. Please allow sufficient time. Please do not call the office and leave a voice message with your request.

At-A-Glance

Dec14

Midnight breakfast. Student Center, 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Open to WestConn students only.

Dec16

IRB meeting. Student Center, Room 228, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Grants seminar. “Writing, Assembling and Reviewing Your CSU Research Grant.” Warner Hall, Room 315, noon to 12:45 p.m. and at 3 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center, Room 315. Bring your lunch! Beverages and dessert will be provided. Contact Martha Palanzo at x78944 for more information.

Senate meeting. Student Center, Room 201, 3:30 p.m.

H1N1 vaccination clinic. Rogers Park Middle School, 4 top 6 p.m. Organized by the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association; for questions about the clinic, please call (203) 730-5240.

 

 

 
Dec17

CUCAS meeting. Student Center, Room 202, 9:30 a.m.

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Band, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

Family Thanksgiving event. "We Are All Americans, " featuring original songs and dances performed by students from WCSU and Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School. Ellsworth Avenue Elementary School, 55 Ellsworth Ave. in Danbury, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public; for more information, call x78412.

Dec19

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Winter Skies” show at 4:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Uranus, the Pleiades star cluster, the Orion nebula and the winter sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars

Jan6

Men's Basketball
WCSU vs. Regis. Westside Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Jan10

TNA Wrestling Live
Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, 4 p.m. Ttickets range from $23 to $53 and can be purchased at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by calling x78499.

Jan14

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Ives Concert Hall, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

FYI   

Hancock Student Leadership Program Announcement

The Steering Committee of the Hancock Student Leadership Program are pleased to announce the names of the 2009-10 Hancock Student Leaders. They are among the most outstanding students Western Connecticut State University has to offer, and we look forward to their contributions to the community.

Kristina Braun, Ethan Breitling, Dorota Bigus, Matthew Donofrio, Leah Firmender, Jessica Gamache, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, James Heffner, Meredith Liberto, Carmel Lynn, Florence Marshall, Tammy Mulrooney, Caitlin Olson, Ryan Prescott, Gabrielle Sachse-Skidd, Debra Salvato, Mary Salvato,
Michelle Sciarappa, Heather Shepard, and Nicole Vesey



We are also proud to announce the names of the Hancock Student Leaders completing the program in our inaugural year. On Dec. 2, the following students completed the requirements, and were invited to attend a special ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments. The event was attended by Jason and Ellen Hancock, President Schmotter, Provost Rinker, Vice President Koryoe Anim-Wright, among others.

Heather Bodington, Nicholas Bussett, Mercedes DeMasi, Maryanne Felkins, Brittany Fignar, Kevin Gaughan
Douglas Otto Jackson, Danielle Kamica King, Kiley Morrison, Shauna Morasco, Denise Morelli, Rebecca Richards,
Jessica Ringenbach, Lissette Rivas, Derek Roy, Matthew Saraceno, Ryan Shea, and Franscesca Testa



Congratulations to the students who completed this difficult and challenging program. The Steering Committee is looking forward to the second year of the Hancock Student Leadership Program, and want to thank the university community for their support.

— Dr. R. Averell Manes

One-on-one employee retirement sessions

Marilyn Timbers, Western’s ING representative, will be on campus to conduct one-on-one employee retirement sessions. Sessions will be held in the Student Center, Room 228, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 22. Contact Marilyn Timbers to set an appointment via e-mail (preferred) at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.com at call (860) 580-2126 or (800) 784-6386. Sessions can benefit any employee in the Alternate Retirement Plan (5 percent employee and 8 percent state), or 403(b), Roth 403(b) or 457 ING Supplemental Retirement Plan. 

IACUC spring 2010 meeting

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 226 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010. If you would like to submit a protocol, please send the original and 9 copies, at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. The link to the required on-line training program can be found on the ERes page under Grant Programs and then to IACUC.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Karen Crouse at x79061.

Institutional Review Board 2009-10 Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will meet on Wednesdays in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following days: Dec. 16, Jan. 27, 2010, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19. If you would like to submit a proposal, please send the original proposal plus 12 copies of the proposal, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. IRB forms and the link to the required on-line training programs for protection of human subjects can be found on the ERes page under “Institutional Review Board.” For questions, please contact Dr. Shane Murphy at x79398.

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