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At-A-Glance

October

12

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.

12

One Book, One Community book discussion. Haas Library, 6 p.m. The public is 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.

12

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

12

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.

13

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.

13

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.

13

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

13

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

14

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

14

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.

14

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 onebookdanbury.org.

14

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.

14

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

16

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

16

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

16 JLA faculty student alumni softball game. Women's softball field, O'Neill Center, 1 to 5 p.m. Call x73255 for more information.

16

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.

17

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

17

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m.

18

Golf outing. Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury, 10 a.m. Cost:  $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.

18-23

Art exhibit. Featuring works from 15 artists in the Washington Art Association. On display from Monday, Oct. 18, through Tuesday, Nov. 23, Higgins Hall Gallery in Room 101 of Higgins Hall. 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. For more information, call x78486.

18

Political science lecture. Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele will discuss Connecticut's economy. White Hall, Room 214, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

19

Civics conference. Westside Campus Center, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

19

Art slide lecture. Featuring illustrator Heather Scott. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

19

Etiquette dinner. Westside Campus Ballroom, 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the CDC at x78263.

19

Information session. Information about the 2011 Travel Tour of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Warner Hall, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public is invited. For more information, call x78298.

20

Senate meeting. Westside Campus Ballroom, 3:30 p.m.

20

One Book, One Community book discussion. Barnes & Noble, 15 Backus Ave., Danbury, 7 p.m. The public is 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.

20

Trivia night. Hosted by PAC. Student Center, Room 201, 8 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students only.

21

One Book, One Community book discussion. Borders Music & Books, 110 Federal Road, Danbury, 6:30 p.m. The public is 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.

21

Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

21

CSUS Board of Trustees meeting. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 10 a.m.

21

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Western New England. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

21

One Book, One Community book discussion. Borders Books & Music, 110 Federal Road, Danbury, 6:30 p.m. The public is 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.

22

Tea & Tour. Tea at Fairfield Hall, 1 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. tour of the Midtown campus. Free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

22

Comedienne Whitney Cummings. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. The public is invited. Tickets: $20; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $5. For information, call x78499.

23

One Book, One Community film screening/discussion. "A Soldier's Story" starring Kiefer Sutherland and Skeet Ulrich. Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit onebookdanbury.org

23

Tailgate party. Westside Campus Center Parking Lot, 10 a.m. $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.

23

Carnival. O'Neill Center parking lot, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $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.

23

Nursing alumni reunion. The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Nursing Alumni Brunch at 11:30 a.m. in White Hall. The cost 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.

23

Homecoming football game. WCSU vs. Montclair State. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

23

Alumni hospitality tent. WestConn will host an Alumni Hospitality Tent starting at half-time in The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center. 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.

23

Street fair. Westside campus, 2 p.m. 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.

23

Homecoming barbeque. Westside Campus Center patio, 4 p.m. For more information, call x78298 or visit wcsu.edu/homecoming/23_Saturday.asp.

23

Class of 1960 reunion. Alumni Hall, 5:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call x78298 or visit wwcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_1960.asp

23

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Salem State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

24

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. Keene State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 1 p.m.

24

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m.

25

Political science lecture. Yvonne Davis, owner of a communications consulting agency, will discuss the presidency of former President George W. Bush. White Hall, Room 214, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

26

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Western New England. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

26

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. O’Neill Center, 6 p.m.

26

One Book, One Community event: Author talk.  Featuring Tim O’Brien, author of "The Things They Carried." Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit onebookdanbury.org

27

CELT workshop. "Working with Wikis: A Simple Yet Powerful Teaching Tool" by Assistant Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Nancy Heilbronner. Haas Library, Room 411, noon.

27

Piano recital. Featuring Professor of Music Dr. Russell Hirshfield 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.

27

Research seminar. Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the New England Landscape" by Bill Toomey, director of Highstead arboretum in Redding, Conn. Science Building, Room 219, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

27

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

27

State if the Student Body Address. Given by WCSU Student Government Association President Andrew Wetmore. Student Center Theater, 8 p.m.

27

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