What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Sept. 20 – 30, 2018

Thursday, 9/20

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY RSM EVENT: With the right head start, accountancy doesn’t have to be taxing. Network with RSM, discover career and internship opportunities, join summer leadership programs. To participate in this event from 4-5 p.m., please RSVP to WCSUAS@connect.wcsu.edu.

AMERICANS IN LONDON: Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon and Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will present information about a spring 2019 study-abroad opportunity in London at 6 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House (Midtown). The three-credit course, including a week in London in spring 2019, will enable participants to explore the historical, cultural, political, social and aesthetic connections between the United States and London. For more information, email gagnond@wcsu.edu or lindenauerl@wcsu.edu.

Coffeehouse Nicole Jean FlyerCOFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Nicole Thompson, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 9/21

WESTERN DAY OF SERVICE:  An opportunity to volunteer with one of many nonprofit organizations in the community. Registration will be at 8 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and will be transported to local organizations for three hours of volunteer service. Buses will return to the Midtown campus at 1 p.m. for a wrap-up celebration. To register, go to www.wcsu.edu/community-service/western-day-of-service/. For more information, email diazv@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9700.

ZINE: Art club encouraging social activism meets every Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. For more information, email wcsuzine@gmail.com.

SAM BUSH IN CONCERT: Ives Concert Park will present the “Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride,” mandolinist Sam Bush, at 6:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Discount tickets available for alumni and students with ID. [More information

KARAOKE NIGHT: PAC will host “Karaoke Night” at 8 p.m. in The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus. Pick your song, bring your friends, and sing. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

KARAOKE AND COMEDY: Litchfield Hall will host Karaoke and Stand-up Comedy featuring guest comedian Jamar Nichols at 9 p.m. in the courtyard of Litchfield Hall (Midtown). Open to WCSU students only. For more information, email mcburnie001@connect.wcsu.edu.


Saturday, 9/22

Volleyball PosterWCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS DARTMOUTH: At noon in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

GRIT ‘N WIT: WestConn REC and SGA will host “Grit ‘N Wit: Where Brain Meets Brawn” at noon on the Science Building lawn (Midtown). It’s a one-mile obstacle course that will test your physical and mental abilities – great team building activity!  Free for WCSU students only; group registration is encouraged. Pre-registration is available online at http://gritnwit.ticketmob.com/.  Event day registration is available, but it may delay your start time.

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. UMASS-BOSTON: At 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.  [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY: At 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.  [More information]


Sunday, 9/23

A Walk To Remember PosterA WALK TO REMEMBER: The WCSU Police Department Police Benevolent Association will host “A Walk to Remember” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Circle (Midtown). The walk will raise funds for cancer awareness and prevention in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury. The cost to participate is $10 for WCSU students and $15 for the public. [More information]

SIX-ON-SIX COED SOCCER: Sundays at noon and 1 p.m. at the Midtown Recreation Field. For more information, email frackerj@wcsu.edu.

SUNDAY MASS: At the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]

BIBLE TALK: First meeting of the semester is at 8 p.m. in the Pinney Hall main floor lounge (Westside). Come join to read together. For more information, email blum011@connect.wcsu.edu or wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.


Monday, 9/24

GOLF OUTING: The WCSU Alumni Association will host The Neil Wagner 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. [More information]

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Painter Deborah Zlotsky will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the VPAC. [More information]

Ned Lamont PosterMEET THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES: An opportunity to meet Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidates will take place on two dates in the coming weeks. On Monday, 9/24, meet Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont at 11 a.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. On Friday, 10/5, meet Independent candidate for governor Oz Griebel and Independent candidate for lt. governor Monte Frank at 11 a.m. in Warner Hall (Midtown). The forums will provide the campus community and the public an opportunity to meet the candidates, ask questions and make themselves heard.

A CRASH COURSE IN TEXTBOOK READING: WCSU AccessAbility Services will present this workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center. This interactive workshop will teach participants how to read difficult text using valuable reading techniques. Open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

FUNDRAISING EVENT: SGA will hold a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to close at Applebee’s, 57 Federal Road in Danbury. During this timeframe, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the total bill (not including tax or gratuity) to the SGA Student Philanthropy Committee. A voucher is required. Send an email to snow024@connect.wcsu.edu to obtain one.

NATIONAL GET OUT THE VOTE DAY: The League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County (LWVNFC) will host a National Get Out the Vote Day event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). In addition to being able to register to vote, attendees will be able to watch a presentation on “The Suffrage Movement in Connecticut,” presented by Timia Graham, a WCSU student member of the LWVNFC. Pizza and refreshments will be served. For more information, email marylev1234@gmail.com.

LUNCH WITH A LEADER SERIES: The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host “Lunch with a Leader” with Chief Patrick Ridenhour of the Danbury Police Department from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Ridenhour will share the story of his professional journey that led to a leadership position in law enforcement. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. To attend, RSVP by email to stokesk@wcsu.edu. [More information]

WCSU CHILD CARE CENTER 21ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The WCSU Child Care Center Board of Advisors will host a 21st anniversary celebration for the Child Care Center at 4:30 p.m. on the playground of the center (Midtown). The rain location is Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. The event will feature a look back at the center’s first few decades and a celebration of the future, including the unveiling of its new name. For more information, email griffinm@wcsu.edu.

HPX CLUB: Next meeting is at 3:15 p.m. in Room 209 of the Midtown Student Center. We will be having elections for the new Executive Board position of Social Media Chair! If you would like to run, email Joanna Pitrelli at pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu ASAP. We hope to see you there!

Field Hockey FlyerWCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. KEENE STATE UNIVERSITY: The field hockey team will take on Keene State University at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

CLASSICAL GUITARIST CARLOS PAVAN: The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will present classical guitarist Carlos Pavan for Hispanic Heritage Month at 6 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall (Westside). Pavan is a New York-based composer and guitarist who blends Argentinian rhythms with classical and jazz concepts. [More information]

ROLLER RAVE WITH PAC AND REC: PAC and WestConn REC will host a “Roller Rave” from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Event is for WCSU students only; skates will be provided. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, 9/26

License Plate Novelty Event PosterLICENSE PLATE NOVELTY: PAC will provide students the opportunity to make a personalized license plate novelty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Lobby. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION: The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a legislative internship information session at noon in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. FDU-FLORHAM: At 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

NEWMAN DINNER: The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring General Tso chicken, rice and chocolate-covered Chinese noodles, at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave. near the Midtown campus. For information, email hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846. Open to the university community only; bring a friend. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: At 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

PAC Bad@$$ Bingo PosterPAC BINGO: PAC will host “Bad@$$ BINGO” at 6 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.


Thursday, 9/27

LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION: The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a legislative internship information session at noon in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

HUNGRY & IN NEED?: Visit the WCSU Newman Food Pantry from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown) and get a bag full of food to use over the weekend (limit of one bag). Be sure to bring your WCSU ID: you must be currently registered for classes and pick up your bag yourself. Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.

DRUM CIRCLE CLUB: Meets weekly at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. Sit in a circle, play drums and have fun! Drums will be provided by the club, but anyone can bring in any instrument of their choice. For more information, email dixit005@connect.wcsu.edu.

IHHS OPEN HOUSE: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host an Open House and networking event for professionals, practitioners and educators from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). The Open House will provide the opportunity to learn about the IHHS and the opportunities for participation. [More information]

Coffeehouse poster for WCSU Student Jazz EnsembleCOFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 9/28

ZINE: Art club encouraging social activism meets every Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. For more information, email wcsuzine@gmail.com.

PARENTS & FAMILY RECEPTION: The Office of Parent Services and the Alumni Association will host a Parents & Family Reception at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Maron Hotel, 42 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

FAMILY MOVIE: The WCSU Office of Parent Services and the Honors Students of Compassion will host a screening of “Incredibles 2” at 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. The screening is part of Parents & Family Weekend events. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]


Saturday, 9/29

Weather ConferenceTRI-STATE WEATHER CONFERENCE: WCSU will host the Tri-State Weather Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown). The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts. Registration is required. Fox 5 NY Chief Meteorologist Nick Gregory will emcee. For ticket prices and other information, call (203) 837-8552 or visit www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

CLEP TESTING: The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in Room 117 Computer Lab in the Westside Classroom Building. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or email academictesting@wcsu.edu.

BRUNCH: The WCSU Office of Parent Services will host a brunch for Parents and Family Weekend from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center. Lunch options will be available from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

KIDS ZONE: The WCSU Office of Parent Services, WestConn REC and the Honors Students of Compassion will host “Kids Zone” as part of Parents & Family Weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion (Westside). For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

Parents and Family Weekend FlyerFAMILY HIKE: As part of Parents & Family Weekend, WestConn REC staff will lead 45-minute walks beginning at 10 a.m. and noon on the Westside Hiking Trail. on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

THE BIG E TRIP: PAC will host a trip to The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The bus will depart from the Westside campus at 10:30 a.m. and the Midtown campus at 11 a.m. It will leave the Big E at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $15 for students’ guests. Tickets are sold out, but you can email waldrop003@connect.wcsu.edu to be put on the waiting list. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

PARENT UNIVERSITY CONCURRENT LECTURES: As part of Parents & Family Weekend, parents and families will be encouraged to sit in on one of two lectures offered from 11 a.m. to noon in Rooms 212 and 214 of the Westside Campus Center. In Room 212, Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener will discuss “Why Climate Change Matters.” Concurrently, in Room 214, Director of the WCSU Kathwari Honors Program Dr. Chris Kukk will discuss “Why Compassion Matters.” For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

MEDITATION WALK: As part of Parents & Family Weekend, Christel Autuori, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, will lead 45-minute meditation walks beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Westside Nature Preserve. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

Men's Soccer PosterWCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: At noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: At 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

PARENT UNIVERSITY LECTURE: As part of Parents & Family Weekend, WCSU Career Success Center Director Kathleen Lindenmayer will present a discussion about “Why Career Development Matters … Now” at 1 p.m. in Room 212 of the Westside Campus Center. on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The WCSU Office of Parent Services will host an Ice Cream Social for Parents & Family Weekend at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion (Westside). For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu. [More information]

FREE THE CHILDREN BENEFIT CONCERT: Ives Concert Park will host the Free the Children Benefit Concert to benefit the Connecticut Institute of Refugees and Immigrants at 5 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.) at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Sponsored by 91.7 WXCI and Epic Driving School, the event will feature performances by Suburban, Standby, Hovel, Moses Music, Mid Atlantic Title and Fernanda and the Ephemeral. [More WCSU vs. Dartmouth Football Poster
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WCSU FOOTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: At 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: 6:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

TOGETHER IN HARMONY: The Mad Hatter Men’s Barbershop Chorus will perform “Together in Harmony” at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-danbury-mad-hatter-chorus-presents-together-in-harmony-tickets-48495212486. [More information]


Sunday, 9/30

Women's Tennis PosterWCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: At 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.  [More information]

SUNDAY MASS: At the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]

BIBLE TALK: Meets at 8 p.m. in the Pinney Hall main floor lounge (Westside). Come join to read together. For more information, email blum011@connect.wcsu.edu or wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.


Announcements

MATH CLINIC: The Math clinic is open and will remain open through final exams. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. [More information]

WESTCONN HOCKEY is seeking players. For more information, email shanksa@wcsu.edu or c.mcmahan.case@gmail.com.

COLONIAL FITNESS ZONE, REC INFO DESK, O’NEILL CENTER POOL, BATTING CAGES: Find hours for Midtown and Westside facilities, intramural sign-ups and group fitness classes at @westconnrec on Twitter, @westconnrec and @westconn_intramurals on Instagram, @westernrec_wcsu on Snapchat and Western Recreation on Facebook, call (203) 837-8935 or email westernrec@wcsu.edu. [More information]

Independent Town Hall FlyerMEET THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES: An opportunity to meet Connecticut’s gubernatorial candidates will take place on two dates in the coming weeks. On Monday, 9/24, meet Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont at 11 a.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. On Friday, 10/5, meet Independent candidate for governor Oz Griebel and Independent candidate for lt. governor Monte Frank at 11 a.m. in Warner Hall (Midtown). The forums will provide the campus community and the public an opportunity to meet the candidates, ask questions and make themselves heard.

SAVE THE DATE: Western Connecticut Home Care will provide a flu vaccine clinic for students only on Thursday, 10/4. No appointment is necessary, but students must bring a valid insurance card from Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, CIGNA, ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare (Part B), Oxford, Tricare or United Healthcare. If not covered by one of the above plans, payment of $40 for the shot or $45 for flu mist will be accepted by cash, check, MasterCard or VISA. Students covered by Medicaid/Husky will not be able to receive vaccinations. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu. [More information]

HAUNTED GRAVEYARD TRIP: Tickets for the Saturday, 10/13 PAC trip to the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 9/26, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks . The bus will depart the Westside Campus Center at 5:30 p.m. and the Midtown Student Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $25 for students’ guests. Tickets. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

HERPATOLOGY CLUB TRIP: The Herpetology Club will take an overnight field trip to Long Island in order to help cold-stunned turtles on Friday and Saturday, 11/16 and 11/17. For more information, emailalcantara010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Florence Intersession PosterINTERSESSION IN FLORENCE, ITALY: Spend three weeks in Italy, from 12/27/18 through 1/17/19, and earn three credits. For more information, email farinap2000@hotmail.com.

SEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS: The Newman Club and SGA are sponsoring a trip to SEEK in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Thursday, 1/3/19, through Monday, 1/7/19. Tickets are $400/person and include transportation, lodging, seminar, breakfast and lunch. Tickets are on sale now at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Contact Charlie Cappelli at (215) 589-0229 or chales.cappelli@focus.org. [More information]

SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP TO JAMAICA: The Newman Center is going on a Mission Trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, from 3/9 – 3/16/19. Cost is $950/person and tickets are on sale now. Must present a valid passport at time of purchase. For more information, email cothias001@connect.wcsu.edu.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Application Deadlines: Spring deadline was 8/29, but some nontraditional sites available until October; February 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 priority; Summer deadlines between February-May 2019. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

 


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