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ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, painter Hugh O'Donnell will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call x78881.

Spring Semester Opening Meeting

The Spring Semester Opening Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Lecture Hall Room 125.

TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Thursday, Jan. 28, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Mars, the moon and the winter sky from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

GYMNASTICS COMPETITION

WestConn will host the Gymnastics Revolution Team Challenge in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. The public is invited to this amateur gymnastics competition featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. For ticket prices and more information, visit www.gymnasticsrevolution.com/invitational.html.

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

On Sunday, Jan. 31, the WCSU Office of Financial Aid will host College Goal Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. College-bound high school seniors and their families will receive assistance from financial aid professionals in completing the FAFSA form online. For more information, call x78582 or x78272.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Intricate Grammar" at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall. The hour-long workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Feb. 6, WestConn will host a 5:30 p.m. planetarium show, "Winter Skies," followed by telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, illustrator Raymond Verdaguer will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call x78881.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Newman Center will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WestConn Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846

FILM SCREENING

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, WestConn will host a screening of "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Videographer Bill Wallauer, who shot the 2002 documentary, will answer questions following the screening. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78798.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Thursday, Feb. 11, U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert will discuss federal climate change legislation from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 231 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the World Governments, Economies and Cultures course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Thursday, Feb. 11, WestConn will host a telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

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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:
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Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

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At-A-Glance

Jan25

First day of classes.

Jan26

Art slide lecture. Featuring painter Hugh O’Donnell. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

Women’s basketball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Jan27

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

CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal reviews. Have your CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal reviewed before the Feb. 1 deadline by Interim Grants Director Patricia Zibluk. Warner Hall, Room 321, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Palanzo at x78944.

Spring semester opening meeting. Science Building, Lecture Hall Room 125, 3:30 p.m.

Jan28

Telescope viewing. Viewing of Mars, the moon, and the winter sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call x78671.

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, acoustic soul singer Elza, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

 
Jan29

Literary reading. By award-winning writer Terese Svoboda. Student Center Theater, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Gymnastics competition. The Gymnastics Revolution Team Challenge, featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, Feldman Arena. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Jan30

Women’s swimming & diving. WCSU vs. Purchase. O’Neill Center pool, 1 p.m.

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

Jan31

College goal Sunday. College-bound high school seniors and their families will receive assistance from financial aid professionals in completing the FAFSA form online. Westside Classroom Building, Room 218, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call x78582 or x78272.

Men’s ice hockey. WCSU vs. CCSU. Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way, Danbury, 4 p.m.

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

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Mark Your Calendars

Feb26

Jazz Orchestra Concert
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Mar1

Harlem Globetrotters
Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 7 p.m. Tickets are available at x78499 or www.wcsu.edu/tickets

Mar3

“A Flea in Her Ear” Theatre Production Opening Weekend
Berkshire Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 3; 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 4, Friday, Mar. 5; and Saturday, Mar. 6; and 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Mar. 7

FYI

CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal Review

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Patricia Zibluk, the Interim Grants Director, will be on campus to meet with anyone who would like to have their CSU/AAUP Research Grant Proposal reviewed before the due date of Feb. 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. Zibluk will meet with people on a first-come, first-serve basis in Warner Hall, Room 321, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Martha Palanzo at x78944.

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 Jan. 22, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 27, May 11, 25, 2010. Contact Marilyn Timbers to set an appointment via e-mail (preferred) at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.comor 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.

mileage reimbursement rate

Effective Jan. 29, 2010, the mileage reimbursement rate will change from 55 to 50 cents per mile. Any required corrections to previously submitted paperwork related to travel will be made in the travel office. Please direct any questions regarding this change to Mark Case at x78657 or Kim Spinelli at x78505 in the Administrative Services Office.  

 

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