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TALONS! BIRDS OF PREY

On Monday, Apr. 16, an eagle, hawk and owl will take flight at noon over the Midtown campus Quadrangle as a trainer discusses each bird. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.

SKYPE CONVERSATION

On Tuesday, Apr. 17, artist William Rock, author of "Art and the Transcendent Self," and Ani Drubgyudma, a Western Buddhist Yogini nun, will discuss "Spirituality in Creativity" via Skype at noon in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library. The talk will be free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call x79245.

SNAKES-N-SCALES DISPLAY

On Tuesday, Apr. 17, reptiles will be on display at noon in the Student Center Theater. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of  WCSU graduating art students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays from Wednesday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 1, in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78410.

CELT WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host an informal brown bag discussion regarding the use of social media in the classroom at noon in Room 508 of the Haas Library. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78869.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND VALUES TRIP

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Foundation USA in New York for a guided tour of "Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity." The bus will depart at 2:30 p.m. from University Hall and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. The trip is made possible by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie, and the Onassis Foundation USA.. For more information or to make a reservation, send an e-mail to Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova.

ALUMNI NURSING SOCIETY RECEPTION

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, WCSU will host a reception for nursing alumni and seniors graduating from the WCSU nursing program at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. The student nursing class of 2012 will present their senior projects and the alumni nurses will vote on the best presentation. The event will be free and open to senior students and graduates of the university's nursing program only. For more information, call x78298.

WOLF CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, will visit WCSU at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, Apr. 18, the Newman Center will host a free roast pork dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS & SONS TO WORK DAY

On Thursday, Apr. 19, WCSU will host Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day events beginning at 8:45 a.m. in Alumni Hall. Children of faculty and staff ages 8 to 18 will participate in age-appropriate activities from 8:45 to 2 p.m. The events are open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78662.

STEVEN NEUWIRTH LECTURE

On Thursday, Apr. 19, WCSU will honor the life and scholarship of the late Professor of English Dr. Steven D. Neuwirth with a discussion in his memory at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. The featured speaker will be Fordham University Professor of African-American Studies Dr. Mark Naison, who will speak about "Revolt! How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective." Neuwirth was a specialist in Early American literature and American history, and made significant contributions to academic program development at Western from the 1980s until his retirement in 2003. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78486.

lecture

On Thursday, Apr. 19, the WCSU Honors Program will host former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner for a discussion about "Perspectives on Israel and Palestine" at 3 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x73937.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT

On Thursday, Apr. 19, the WCSU Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

coffeehouse

On Thursday, Apr. 19, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Matt Beilis, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE

On Friday, Apr. 20, Southern Connecticut State University will host the annual  Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  on the SCSU campus, 501 Crescent St. in New Haven. For more information, visit www.southernct.edu/events/learningteachinga_8682/ or call (203) 392-8887.

CONFERENCE ON CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION

On Friday, Apr. 20, five panels of distinguished scholars, writers, faculty and students will discuss the links between creativity and compassion over two days beginning at 9 a.m. Friday in the Student Center Theater. The conversations of the panels will center on aspects of "Creativity and Compassion: Embracing the Challenges of the 21st Century," the theme incorporated into a broad series of events taking place at WCSU in anticipation of the visit to the campus by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in October. His Holiness will speak on the related topic of "The Art of Compassion." The two-day conference has been organized by faculty and students at WCSU in cooperation with the Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL) Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace in Redding. The conference will be free and the public is invited.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "NEXT TO NORMAL"

The WCSU department of theatre arts will present "Next to Normal" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. Send an email to wcsuboxoffice@gmail.com for more information.

SAXOPHONE CONCERT

On Saturday, Apr. 21, The WCSU department of music will present "Saxofestivus" at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

M.S. WALK

On Sunday, Apr. 22, WCSU will host the M.S. Walk to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Westside Athletic Complex. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to doty012@connect.wcsu.edu.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Monday, Apr. 23, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

POETRY READING

On Tuesday, Apr. 24, WCSU will host a "Wor(l)ds of Poetry" event at 4 pm. on the university's Midtown campus Quadrangle. Students, faculty and staff will share poems in original languages other than English. Also featured will be world music and a bake sale. For more information, send an email to rutledge002@connect.wcsu.edu.

DINNER-LECTURE SERIES

On Tuesday, Apr. 24, the WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. At 6:30 p.m., Associate Professor of English Dr. Michael Chappell will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to griffinm@wcsu.edu or bledsoea@wcsu.edu via email by Monday of the week of each program.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, Apr. 25, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Meditation for Wellness" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. Brookfield School Counselor Alex Boianghu, a Tibetan Buddhist, will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

JAZZ FESTIVAL

The WCSU department of music will host the annual Jazz Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26 - 28, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. For information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/jazzfest/. For tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Apr. 5, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Susan Kane, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

COUNSELING CONFERENCE

The Connecticut Counseling Association will hold its annual conference, "Empowering Families and Communities," on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 in the Westside Campus Center and Westside Classroom Building. For a schedule, cost information or to register, visit www.ccamain.org/ or call (888) 818 -1110.

PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE

On Friday, April 27, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Mitch Abrams will discuss "Anger in Sport: New Approaches and Practical Knowledge" at noon in the Student Center Theater. Abrams' dissertation demonstrated the effectiveness of an anger management program for male athletes and he has worked with anger and violence with athletes. His private practice has clinical, forensic and sport psychology services, where treatment focuses on anger management and the treatment of trauma stemming from various forms of abuse. 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 x79398.

DAYGLOW LIFE IN COLOR TOUR

On Friday, April 27, the DAYGLOW "Life in Color" Tour will  be at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. To purchase tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call x7TIXX.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Apr. 28, 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. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

GREEN GALA

The WCSU Chapter of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots will host its first "Green Gala" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The event will feature an expo of local businesses and vendors, bluegrass music by the Stringfingers and a recycled materials fashion show. The public is welcome to submit items for the fashion show, which will be judged with prizes awarded. Contact Leigh Scudder to discuss submission requirements. The event, sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank and the WCSU Program Activities Council, will be free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. For more information, send an email to Leigh Scudder.

HONORS CONVOCATION

On Tuesday, May 1, the WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 6:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78576.

HONORS CONVOCATION

On Tuesday, May 1, the WCSU School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x79401.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, May 2, the Newman Center will host a free barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

DINNER-LECTURE SERIES

On Wednesday, May 2, the WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. At 6:30 p.m., Associate Professor of English Dr. Michael Chappell will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to griffinm@wcsu.edu or bledsoea@wcsu.edu via email by Monday of the week of each program.

SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Wednesday, May 2, the WCSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

new music ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Wednesday, May 2, the WCSU New Music Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

 

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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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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:
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At-A-Glance

Apr16 Talons! Birds of Prey. An eagle, hawk and owl will take flight at noon over the Midtown campus, as a trainer discusses each bird. For more information, send an e-mail to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.
Apr17

Skype conversation. Artist William Rock, author of "Art and the Transcendent Self," and Ani Drubgyudma, a Western Buddhist Yogini nun, will discuss "Spirituality in Creativity" via Skype at noon in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library. For more information, call x79245.

Snakes-N-Scales display. Reptiles will be on display at noon in the Student Center Theater. For more information, send an email to scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Baseball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

Apr18

Senior Thesis exhibition. Featuring the work of  WCSU graduating art students. Noon to 4 p.m. weekdays from Wednesday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 1, in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. Artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78410.

CELT workshop. An informal brown bag discussion regarding the use of social media in the classroom. Haas Library, Room 508, noon. For more information, call x78869.

Bus trip. The WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Foundation USA in New York for a guided tour of "Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity." Bus departs at 2:30 from University Hall. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail to Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova.

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rutgers-Newark. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

 
Apr18

Alumni Nursing Society reception. For nursing alumni and seniors graduating from the WCSU nursing program. Warner Hall, 4 p.m. For more information, call x78298.

Wolf Conservation demonstration. Featuring Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center. Alumni Hall, 4 p.m. Sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week. Free and open to the public. For more information, email scudder002@connect.wcsu.edu

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

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Salem State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

Apr19

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Alumni Hall, 8:45. For more information, call x78662.

Steven Neuwirth lecture. "Revolt! How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective" by Fordham University Professor of African-American Studies Dr. Mark Naison. Student Center Theatre, 2 p.m. For more information, call x78486.

Baseball. WCSU vs. St. Joseph’s. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 and 6 p.m.

Lecture. "Perspectives on Israel and Palestine" by former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner. Science Building, Room 125, 3 p.m.

Softball. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

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

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Mark Your Calendars

May4-6

Theatre Production: "Schoolhouse Rock Live!"
Berkshire Theatre, 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4; 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information.

May5

Family Day BBQ
food, music, games and entertainment for alumni and new graduates. Midtown Quad, noon to 3 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call x78298.

May5

West Fest - Ludacris
8 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. Tickets will be $30 plus fees. Tickets are available at the box offices by calling x7TIXX or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

FYI

senate meeting

The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center.

cucas meeting

CUCAS will next meet on Thursday, April 19 in the Student Center, Room 202, 9:30 am. Please submit agenda items that are NOT specific program change proposals directly to Robin Flanagan at flanaganr@wcsu.edu.

Year-end Purchasing Deadlines

To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is Tuesday, May 15, 2012 for administrative departments. All goods must be delivered to the university by June 1. If bidding is necessary, please allow sufficient time for a solicitation process. If you have any questions please contact Mark Case at x78657 or Esther Boriss at x78758 in the Administrative Services Office.

IRB Meeting Schedule spring 2012

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16. The WCSU IRB no longer requires hard copies of IRB materials. A completed HUM-1 form must accompany all submitted proposals. Digital images of signatures are acceptable on the HUM-1, if you use the Adobe format. If you are unable to provide such a signature(s), you can scan the manually signed signature page and include it with your completed application. The IRB requires that all completed proposals be submitted via email to IRB@wcsu.edu. IRB forms and the link to the required online training programs for protection of human subjects can be found online at wcsu.edu/irb/. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Dr. Jessica Eckstein, at x78873. All proposals are due in full by the first of the month for consideration at the next IRB meeting. Any proposal submitted after the first of the month will not be considered until the following month’s meeting.  

 

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