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WestConn News

CELT WORKSHOP 

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, WestConn's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the workshop "Viral Knowledge for Any Discipline: A Health Communication Instructional Case Exemplar for Teaching Students to Distribute Learning" at 2 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library. Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Jessica Eckstein will use the most current social media tools to demonstrate how students in any classroom can be taught to disseminate knowledge to the world around them. The workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78869.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY EVENT — BOOK DISCUSSIONS

WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create "One Book, One Community," a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. Listed below are the community discussions in which the public are encouraged to attend to discuss this year’s chosen book. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

• Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Haas Library.
• Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15 Backus Ave.,   Danbury.
• Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Borders Books & Music, 110 Federal Road, Danbury.

NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT WORKSHOP 

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, WestConn's Nontraditional Student Organization, Older, Wiser Learners, will host a Career Development Workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 228 of the Student Center. The workshop will be free and open to WestConn students only. For more information, call x78415.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY EVENT — Vietnamese Luncheon

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, an authentic Vietnamese lunch featuring Pho, the national soup of Vietnam, will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall. Lunch will be free for WCSU students on the meal plan and $6.95 for all guests. The public is invited. The event is offered as part of the "One Book, One Community" series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

ENGLISH LECTURE 

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Fordham University Associate Professor of English Dr. Susan Greenfield will discuss "The Properties of the Mind in Jane Austen's Novels" at noon in Alumni Hall. The talk is part of a series of faculty lectures to be offered by the English department this year and will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73272.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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.

PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE 

On Thursday, Oct. 14, University of California Berkeley Professor of Psychology Dr. Richard Ivry will discuss "Cortical Control of Motion" at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Theater. Ivry's research focuses on action and skilled movement in both healthy and impaired individuals, motor control and learning, and neurological underpinnings of response selection. The talk is part of a series of "PsychMatters: Invited Lectures" to be offered by the psychology department this year and will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78476.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP 

On Thursday, Oct. 14, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Off-Campus Programs: Scholarships, Internships, Resume-Writing" at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY EVENT — FILM SCREENING

On Thursday, Oct. 14, there will be a film screening followed by a discussion of " The Hurt Locker" in the Farioly Program Room of the Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St.  in Danbury. The event, which will be free and open to the public, is offered as part of the "One Book, One Community" series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Oct. 14, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, recording artist Reed Kendall, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information.

JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT 

On Thursday, Oct. 14, members of the WestConn jazz faculty will perform a concert at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The program will include jazz standards and some original compositions. The concert will be free and the public is invited; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call the music department at x78350.

JLA FACULTY STUDENT ALUMNI SOFTBALL GAME

On Saturday, Oct. 16, WestConn members of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Honor Society together with the Justice and Law Club will sponsor a JLA softball game from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Women’s Softball Field behind the O’Neill Center. Please bring a bat and a glove. Admission will be free. JLA faculty, students, alumni, family and friends are invited. Call x73255 for more information.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Oct. 16, WestConn will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter, M57, Albireo, M31 and Double Cluster from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.

CAMPUS-TO-CAMPUS 5K

On Sunday, Oct. 17, WestConn will host a Campus-to-Campus 5K Race,  which will begin at 9 a.m. on the university's Westside campus and will end at the Midtown campus. For registration fees and information, call x78609 or visit wcsu.edu/5k/.

HOMECOMING 

WestConn will offer a full week of Homecoming events from Sunday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 23, many of which are free and open to the public. For a complete listing of events, visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

SUNDAY MASS

On Sunday, Oct. 17, the Newman Center will host a Mass at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The worship service will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

GOLF OUTING

On Monday, Oct. 18, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The cost is $700 per foursome or $175 per person. The public is invited; reservations are required. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/alumni/Golf.asp.

ART EXHIBIT

An exhibition of works from 15 artists in the Washington Art Association will be displayed from Monday, Oct. 18, through Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Higgins Hall Gallery in Room 101 of Higgins Hall. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and is open to the public. There will be an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The artists whose work will be shown will include Eric Aho, Ira Barkoff, Souby Boski, Charles Cajori, Lois Dodd, Philip Grausman, Barbara Grossman, Wolf Kahn, Nancy Lasar, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ann Mallory, Marija McCarthy, Ruth Miller, Judith Petrovich and Carl Weese. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Monday, Oct. 18, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele will discuss Connecticut's economy from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the American Government 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.

CIVICS CONFERENCE

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the WCSU education and educational psychology department, and Civics First will host the 2010 Civics Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. There will be a fee to attend the conference. For more information or to register, go to www.cclce.org or call x78510.

ART SLIDE LECTURe

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, illustrator Heather Scott will discuss her 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.

ETIQUETTE DINNER

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the WCSU Career Development Center will host a "Putting Your Best Fork Forward" Etiquette Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Key Ways to Enhance Your Professional Style" and "Dining Etiquette." Tips for successful networking and effective communication also will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be an $8 fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, call x78263.

INFORMATION SESSION

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the WCSU Alumni Association will host an information session about the 2011 Travel Tour of the Pacific Northwest and Canada at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78298.

TRIVIA NIGHT

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the WCSU Program Activities Council will host Trivia Night at 8 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Oct. 21, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information.

TEA AND TOUR

On Friday, Oct. 22, WestConn will host a tea at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Hall, followed by a 2 p.m. tour of the Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

COMEDIENNE WHITNEY CUMMINGS

On Friday, Oct. 22, the WCSU Program Activities Council will present comedienne Whitney Cummings at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The public is invited. Tickets will be $20; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $5. For information, call x78499.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY EVENT — FILM SCREENING

On Saturday, Oct. 23, there will be a film screening, followed by a discussion of "A Soldier's Story" starring Kiefer Sutherland and Skeet Ulrich, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel. The event, which will be free and open to the public, is offered as part of the "One Book, One Community" series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

TAILGATE party

On Saturday, Oct. 23, WestConn will host a tailgating party at 10 a.m. in the Westside Campus Center Parking Lot. The event will be $5 for a regular space or $10 for a premium space per carload and open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who are 21 or over only. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/Tailgating_rules.asp.

CARNIVAL

On Saturday, Oct. 23, WestConn's Student Government Association will host a carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the O'Neill Center. The event will cost $5 per person for unlimited rides; children under 10 will be admitted free. The public is invited. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/23_Saturday.asp.

NURSING ALUMNI REUNION

On Saturday, Oct. 23, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a Nursing Alumni Brunch at 11:30 a.m. in White Hall. The cost to attend is $40 per person and will include brunch, a tour of the nursing department and the reunion reception from 4 to 6 p.m., in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. For more information or to make a reservation, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_Nursing.asp.

ALUMNI HOSPITALITY TENT

On Saturday, Oct. 23, WestConn will host an Alumni Hospitality Tent starting at half-time in The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center. The tent will be open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who are 21 and over only; admission will be $5. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/alumni/Hospitality_Tent.asp.

STREET FAIR

On Saturday, Oct. 23, WestConn's Student Government Association will host a Street Fair at 2 p.m.  on the university's Westside campus. The event will be free and open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/23_Saturday.asp.

HOMECOMING BARBECUE

On Saturday, Oct. 23, WestConn's Student Government Association will host a Homecoming Barbecue at 4 p.m. on the patio of the Westside Campus Center. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/23_Saturday.asp.

CLASS OF 1960 REUNION

On Saturday, Oct. 23, the WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1960 Golden Reunion at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. For more information or to make a reservation, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_1960.asp.

SUNDAY MASS

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the Newman Center will host a Mass at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The worship service will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Monday, Oct. 25, Yvonne Davis, owner of a communications consulting agency, will discuss the presidency of former President George W. Bush from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the American Government 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.

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY EVENT - AUTHOR TALK

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, WestConn, author Tim Tim O'Brien will discuss his book, "The Things They Carried," and answer questions at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

PIANO CONCERT

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Professor of Music Dr. Russell Hirshfield will perform a faculty piano recital at noon in Ives Concert Hall. Hirshfield will be playing the university's new Steinway concert grand piano. The public is invited; donations to support the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

CELT WORKSHOP 

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, WestConn's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the workshop “Working with Wikis:  A Simple Yet Powerful Teaching Tool” at noon in Room 411 of the Haas Library. Nancy Heilbronner, Assistant Professor of Education and Education Psychology, will demonstrate how wiki technology can enhance your teaching and help with administrative tasks. Don’t know what a wiki is? Come and find out! The workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78869.

RESEARCH SEMINAR

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Bill Toomey, director of Highstead arboretum in Redding, Conn., will discuss "Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the New England Landscape" at 4 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the department of biological and environmental sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78773.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 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.

STATE OF THE STUDENT BODY ADDRESS

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, WCSU Student Government Association President Andrew Wetmore will address the university community about the state of the student body and the priorities and goals of the SGA at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. The address will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 952-8264.

If you have upcoming events that you would like publicized, please send them to pr@wcsu. Please be sure to indicate if you want the event promoted only to the university community or if you want the general public to be notified, too. Please include ALL the following information: Name of the event and a brief description (What will participants be doing? Who will be speaking? etc.); time, date and location (room number, building name, etc.) of the event; cost, if any; contact person and phone number; and any other relevant information (Is the public invited? Who is sponsoring/organizing the event? etc.).    

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

Oct12

CELT workshop. “Viral Knowledge for Any Discipline: A Health Communication Instructional Case Exemplar for Teaching Students to Distribute Learning" by Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Jessica Eckstein. Haas Library, Room 411, 2 p.m.

One Book, One Community book discussion. Haas Library, 6 p.m. The public are encouraged to attend to discuss this year’s chosen book, "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Keene State. O’Neill Center, 6 p.m.

Workshop. Career Development Workshop, hosted by WestConn's Nontraditional Student Organization, Older, Wiser Learners. Student Center, Room 228, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students only.

Oct13

One Book, One Community luncheon. “Where’s the Pho?” featuring an authentic Vietnamese lunch. Student Center Dining Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be free for WCSU students on the meal plan and $6.95 for all guests. The public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

English lecture. "The Properties of the Mind in Jane Austen's Novels" by Fordham University Associate Professor of English Dr. Susan Greenfield. Alumni Hall, noon.

Newman Club dinner. Newman Center, 5 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Scranton. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct14

Psychology lecture. "Cortical Control of Motion" by University of California Berkeley Professor of Psychology Dr. Richard Ivry. Student Center Theater, 11 a.m.

Workshop. "Off-Campus Programs: Scholarships, Internships, Resume-Writing." Tutoring Resource Center, Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m. To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

One Book, One Community film screening/discussion. Featuring "The Hurt Locker.” Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, recording artist Reed Kendall, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

Faculty jazz concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Oct16

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Plymouth State. Westside Courts, noon.

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Summer Skies” show at 6 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter, M57, Albireo, M31 and Double Cluster from 7to 9 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

Oct17

Campus-to-Campus 5K. Westside campus, 9 a.m. For registration fees and information, call x78609 or visit www.wcsu.edu/5k/.

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m.

 

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct29

Oktoberfest Jazz Concert
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Nov3

Health Fair and Flu Shot CLinic
Student Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov3-6

Theatre Arts Department Presents “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Berkshire Theatre. For tickets and more info, call x78732
or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets

FYI

DEADLINE FOR REASSIGNED TIME FOR RESEARCH AWARDS

The deadline for applications for Reassigned Time for Research Awards for the 2011-12 academic year is Nov. 5. Refer to the Faculty Handbook for further information. The Research and Development Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the provost/vice president for academic affairs.
Be sure to use the most current version of the application form found in the on-line version of the Faculty Handbook. Nine (9) copies of your application needto be submitted. You can find the online form at here. Recipients of previous reassigned time awards must submit a final report before applying for additional reassigned time. Please send reports to the R&D Committee c/o Provost Rinker, Academic Affairs.  

CSUS Board of Trustees Meeting at WCSU

On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at WCSU in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom beginning at 10 a.m.

CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research

Information is now available regarding the competition for the 2010-2011 CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research. All materials are posted online at ct.edu/faculty/teaching-research/. Tenured and non-tenured assistant and associate professors are eligible for these awards. The deadline for all complete nominations and applications to the local review committee at WCSU is Dec. 11, 2010.

Child Care Center Openings

A few spaces are available in the WCSU Child Care Center, an NAEYC accredited early childhood program for children 3 to 5 years old . Please contact the Child Care Center Director, Bruni Edwards, at x78733 for further information. The WCSU Child Care Center is located in Alumni Hall, lower level.

WCSU CELT Classroom Teaching Technology Grants

This academic year, up to two $2,000 grants may be awarded for initiatives in technology and teaching to full time continuing or tenured faculty. Class Tech grants seek to encourage the development of innovative, creative uses of emerging technologies in the classroom or virtual learning environment. All kinds of technology and approaches are welcome. This program is for innovations using technologies already existing in our system (not to purchase new equipment or programs). Examples of possible technologies are: blogs, text messaging, class file sharing, web publishing, instant messaging, online discussion or group projects, HTTP based lit reviews, visual literacy software, and social networking.
 
Process

1.  Fall Semester:  Faculty members interested in a ClassTech project submit a proposal to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching .
  
2.  Proposals are reviewed by a committee composed of CELT advisory committee members, who will invite expertise when necessary.  Deadline for proposals is October 15, 2010.
  
3.  A decision regarding proposals will be made by the end of the Fall semester.
  
4.  The proposal is implemented in the classroom in Spring 2011.

Apply

Contact Dan Barrett at x78869 with questions, and go to www.wcsu.edu/celt/grants.asp for the grant application.

CELT New Faculty Mentor Program

CELT is once again sponsoring the New Faculty Mentor Program in which we match new faculty with existing faculty who serve as mentors. Over the years many of you have been mentors and some of you have had one. This program does not substitute for the training and ongoing information provided by departments; it matches up new faculty with someone who has been here for a while and knows the ropes who is not in the same department. The Mentor Program helps create a sense of connection across disciplines which is more social than academic. However, there are times when a new faculty member may want to ask an academic or procedural question of someone outside their department. There are no specific tasks required – it's up to you and the new faculty member to decide. If you would consider being a mentor, please contact Dan Barrett at x78869.

ING Financial Adviser on campus

WestConn’s ING Financial Adviser, Marilyn Timbers, will be on campus this fall to conduct employee retirement counseling sessions or to discuss your retirement portfolio. These individual sessions are by appointment only. Please contact her at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.COM (preferred form of contact) or voicemail at (800) 784-6386, ext. 4003363 to schedule an appointment. Sessions will be held in the Student Center, Room 228 on the following dates: Nov. 2, Nov. 30, Dec. 14, and Dec. 28.

Faculty Recognition Ceremony

The Faculty Development and Recognition Committee, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost, is pleased to announce that the annual Faculty Recognition Ceremony will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. At this event, faculty accomplishments for the time period covering June 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010 will be recognized. The Faculty Recognition application for this year’s ceremony can be found via a link on the wcsu.edu website. Please note that applications will be accepted only electronically. This year’s ceremony will include the fourth annual “WCSU Teaching Excellence Award.”  Please see the link to the Provost’s announcement for the criteria and nomination process for this award under the Faculty Recognition Ceremony button on wcsu.edu.
This event is free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only.

The deadline for submissions is
9 a.m. on Oct. 20. Please make every effort to be included in this important event.

IRB Meeting Schedule and Important Changes

Starting immediately, the WCSU IRB is moving to an electronic submission system. Please send completed proposals (see guidelines) as an attachment to IRB@wcsu.edu. HUM-1 forms with signatures may also be emailed as pdf files to the same address. Alternatively, hard copies of completed HUM-1 forms may be delivered to Martha Palanzo in the Office of Grant Programs, Warner Hall 321. Note that there is a new HUM-1 form that must be used. Please check the IRB website at wcsu.edu/irb/.

Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Meetings

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec. 15; Feb. 16, 2011; March 16; April 20; and May 18. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Karen Daley, at x78563.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Meeting

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. 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. For questions, please contact Dr. Karen Crouse at x79061.

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