What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Dec. 5 – Dec. 15, 2019


Thursday, 12/5

Polar ExpressTAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Yoga with Kim at noon. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Yoga with Christine at 6 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

“THE POLAR EXPRESS”: PAC will host a screening of “The Polar Expressat 7 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. Free and open to WCSU students only. “On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas” (IMDb).  For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or email pacevents@wcsu.edu.

“THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR”: In the VPAC MainStage Theatre at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1940s-radio-hour-tickets-70823465893 or call (203) 837-8732. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by WCSU’s a capella group Play It By Ear as the featured act. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.


Friday, 12/6PIBE at Coffeehouse

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Fighter Fitness with Chris at 2 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

WCSU CHAMBER STRINGS: The WCSU Chamber String Ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

“AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS”: The Department of Music will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). [Tickets] [More information]

“THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR”: In the VPAC MainStage Theatre at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1940s-radio-hour-tickets-70823465893 or call (203) 837-8732. [More information]

Ice Skating @ Danbury Ice ArenaICE SKATING: PAC will host open skate for students from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or email pacevents@wcsu.edu.

AFTER HOURS: Join It’s On Us at 10 p.m. in the Pinney Hall lounge (Westside) for a screening of “It Happened Here.” There will be  a counselor from the Women’s Center available for questions and/or discussion. Free food, too! “Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, the film exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court” (IMDb). Email jackson191@wcsu.edu for more information.


Saturday, 12/7

ALUMNI TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY: WCSU alumni and friends will spend a day in New York City doing holiday shopping and enjoying the sights. The bus will depart from University Hall (Midtown). The $25/person cost includes round-trip transportation. For more information or to RSVP, go to www.wcsu.edu/alumni/events/ or call (203) 837-8298.

PAC TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY: PAC will host a trip to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck in New York City. PAC New York City TripTickets are $10 for students and $25 for students’ guests, and they are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. There also will be time for shopping and/or sightseeing. For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or email pacevents@wcsu.edu.

“AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS”: The Department of Music will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 1 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). [Tickets] [More information]

“THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR”: In the VPAC MainStage Theatre at 2 and 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1940s-radio-hour-tickets-70823465893 or call (203) 837-8732. [More information]

HOLIDAY POPS: An afternoon of holiday music and treats will feature selections by several WCSU performing ensembles at 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-pops-tickets-66216861415 or call (203) 837-8732.

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: A 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]


Sunday, 12/8

ALUMNI RECEPTION: The Office of Alumni Relations will host a reception at 12:30 p.m. in the Daily Grind in the Westside Campus Center. The $25 cost will include the reception and a ticket to the 2 p.m. performance of “The 1940’s Radio Hour” in the VPAC MainStage Theatre or the 3 p.m. Holiday Jazz performance in the VPAC Concert Hall. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to www.wcsu.edu/alumni/events/.

The 1940's Radio Hour“THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR”: In the VPAC MainStage Theatre at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1940s-radio-hour-tickets-70823465893 or call (203) 837-8732. [More information]

HOLIDAY JAZZ: At 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. WCSU’s large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals; the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian. [More information]

HOLY HOUR AND MASS: Holy Hour at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7:10 p.m. at the Newman Center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the Midtown campus. For more information, email hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.


Monday, 12/29

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

SELF-CARE BAGS (WCSU students only)It’s On Us will host a self-care bag giveaway while supplies last beginning at noon in the Westside Campus Center lobby. The bag will contain items to help students deal with the stress of final exams. For more information, email jackson191@wcsu.edu.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Zumba with Tim at 8 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

Late Night BreakfastLATE NIGHT BREAKFAST: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Late Night Breakfast from 11 p.m. to midnight in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. Every semester, the Late Night Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email leszkod@wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, 12/10

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Yoga with Kim at noon. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Beginner’s Yoga with Maryann at 6 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Fighter Fitness with Chris at 7 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host the Mudra Meditation series at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. For more information, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, 12/11

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at WCSU Health Service in Litchfield Hall (Midtown). No appointment necessary; walk-ins welcome.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Zumba with Tim at noon. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

Ceramics SaleGROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Fighter Fitness with Chris at 7 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]


Thursday, 12/12

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

OPEN STUDIO CERAMIC SALE: The Department of Art will host an Open Studio and sale of student ceramic work featuring a variety of functional and non-toxic ceramic wares including plates, bowls and other pieces made with pigmented clays or glazed finishes, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 017 of White Hall (Midtown). For more information, email robeaul@wcsu.edu.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Yoga with Kim at noon. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Yoga with Christine at 6 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]


Friday, 12/13

Ceramics SaleBOOKSTORE EXTENDED HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Finals Week Extended Hours)

DINING: Student Center Restaurant and Westside Marketplace will close at 2 p.m.

TAKE A LOAD OFF: The Haas Library (Midtown) will offer snacks, crafts, puzzles and adorable dogs to help relieve finals week stress on the first floor of the library.

OPEN STUDIO CERAMIC SALE: The Department of Art will host an Open Studio and sale of student ceramic work featuring a variety of functional and non-toxic ceramic wares including plates, bowls and other pieces made with pigmented clays or glazed finishes, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 017 of White Hall (Midtown). For more information, email robeaul@wcsu.edu.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Fighter Fitness with Chris at 2 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students; no sign-ups needed. Classes meet in Studio A in Berkshire Hall. [More information]

BOOKSTORE EXTENDED HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Finals Week Extended Hours)


Saturday, 12/14

CLEPCLEP TESTING: The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in Room 318 of Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public; pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep/ or listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

PORTFOLIO REVIEW DAY: The WCSU Department of Art will host “Portfolio Review Day” from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. The event will afford a special opportunity for high school and college transfer students interested in pursuing an education and career in the field of art and design to receive an individual review of their artistic works by a professional artist on the WCSU faculty, as well as information about arts education at WCSU and professional career options. Registration is requested and should be made online at www.eventbrite.com/e/portfolio-day-2019-tickets-82855632427. For more information, call (203) 837-8403.

WCSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MITCHELL COLLEGE: At 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. KEYSTONE COLLEGE: At 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for Men's Basketball against Keystonepostponements or cancellations. [More information]


Sunday, 12/15

 Enjoy the Holidays! 


Announcements

FINAL EXAM TUTORING: Make an appointment with the Tutoring Resource Center for help preparing for finals by Sunday, 12/8. [More information]

FACULTY EXHIBITION: Ongoing in the VPAC Gallery through Sunday, 12/8. [More information]

WINTER INTERSESSION: Begins Monday, 12/16, and ends Saturday, 1/11/2020.

INTERSESSION SCHEDULE:

BOOKSTORE:

Dec. 16-19 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 20 – CLOSED

Dec. 23 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 24-27 – CLOSED

Dec. 30 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 – CLOSED

Jan. 2 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 3 – CLOSED

Jan. 6-9 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 10 – CLOSED

Jan. 13-17 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


DINING SERVICE:

Dec. 14 – Jan. 5 – NO SERVICE

Jan. 6-19 – Midtown Student Center Restaurant – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Westside Dining – CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 – Regular hours resume at 10 a.m.


SHUTTLE:

Dec. 13 – Last shuttle will leave both campuses at 6 p.m.

Dec. 14 – Jan. 20 – there will be no shuttle service

Regular service resume Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at 6:45am


Life Design Boot CampLITERARY READINGS: Don’t miss readings from M.F.A. students, mentors and Housatonic Book Award winners during the program’s Winter Residency. At 7:30 p.m. , Jan. 3-7, 2020, in the Juniper Room at Hotel Zero Degrees, 15 Milestone Road in Danbury.

LIFE DESIGN AND GETTING THE JOB CAREER BOOTCAMP: The Career Success Center will host a two-day career bootcamp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 & 16, 2020, in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Interactive workshops will include “Designing Your Life,” Networking, Personal Branding, Resume, Job Search and Personal Pitch. Open to WCSU students only. Sign up at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

WANT TO SAVE TIME, MONEY AND GET COLLEGE CREDIT?: Then the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is for you! The next CLEP Session is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Spaces are limited, so students are encouraged to sign up early. For more information visit: www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm.

SPRING BREAK VOLUNTEER TRIP TO BANGLADESH: The WCSU Rotaract Club will join a medical nonprofit organization, Smile Bangladesh, to spend time with children and adults who suffer from facial cleft deformaties from March 13-22, 2020, and the cost is $950/person. For more information, email rotaract@wcsu.edu.

IndiaSTUDY ABROAD IN COSTA RICA: Earn 4 credits and fulfill general education lab science requirements from March 14-22, 2020, studying at the tropical Goldring Field Station in Playa Grandel, Costa Rica. The $2,600 fee covers airfare, two meals/day, local transportation within Costa Rica, course activities and supplies. For more information, email pinout@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8793.

SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: The WCSU Biology SURF program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience and participate in hands-on research projects under the guidance of experienced mentors. Students follow a project from beginning to end and present their results at a scientific forum. WCSU’s Biology SURF program is now accepting applications! Applications should be postmarked no later than March 10, 2020. [More information]

STUDY ABROAD IN INDIA: Earn 3 credits in Hum/HPX from May 23-June 14, 2020, studying at the Institute of Tibetan Art & Culture in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. The $3,293 cost covers airfare, health insurance, lodging and most meals; it does not cover tuition. For more information, email ironbiters@wcsu.edu.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your summer and fall semester now! Application Deadlines: Summer 2020 deadline – Feb. 15 – April (varies by program). Fall 2020 deadline – Feb. 15. Contact Donna Warner in SC 207 at (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

THE WRITING CENTER: (Haas Library, 3rd floor, Room 302) provides free consultations to current WCSU students on all writing projects for any class, including help with idea development, organization, revising and citing sources. We also help with cover letters, scholarship and graduate school applications, and more! Fall hours: Monday & Tuesday 11:30-7:30, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30-5:30, Friday 9:30-12:30, Sunday 4:30-7:30. Appointments may be made via the website, and drop-ins are welcome. [More information]

MATH CLINIC: Do you need help with any your math courses? Would you like to work on math problems with help available, just in case you need it? Then, visit the Math Clinic in Higgins Hall 108. The tutors are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. For the Fall 2019 semester, the Math clinic will remain open through final exams. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. You may find the complete Fall 2019 schedule that lists the tutor names, work hours and the courses each is willing and able to tutor at http://www.wcsu.edu/math/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2019/09/Math-Clinic_Schedule_F19.pdf . The Mathematics Department encourages all students who are taking math classes to use this excellent resource early and often. For any questions, contact Dr. Stavros Christofi at christofis@wcsu.edu or refer to https://www.wcsu.edu/math/math-clinic/.

Photo Contest : Favorite Event this semesterSTUDENT AFFAIRS PHOTO CONTEST: What was your favorite event this semester? Submit your photos to stuaff@wcsu.edu and you could win a $10 gift card to the bookstore. Changing photo contests will posted bi-weekly, and a winner and new contest will be announced. Submission deadline: Thursday, 12/12. Winner will be drawn from all entries.

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Available online at www.wcsu.edu/studenthandbook/.

INSTAGRAM: DO YOU WANT INSTANT EVENT UPDATES ON YOUR PHONE? Follow these accounts: CSI: csi_western; PAC: wcsu_pac; SGA: wcsu_sga; STUDENT AFFAIRS: @studentaffairs.

PODCASTS: Do you like listening to Podcasts? The university offers five different categories:

  • WCSU 411 – Interviews with WCSU authors, Fulbright scholars and great teachers, plus Information about research and other accomplishments of students and faculty
  • The Compassionate Achiever – Dr. Chris Kukk and Tracy Day interview guests locally and from around the world to explore compassion in all its forms.
  • Literacy Ladies – Professors in Education, English and Writing present innovative lessons in literature. For teachers, parents and everyone who loves to read
  • The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) — Examination of the latest ideas in teaching, classroom skills and student success. CELT professors stay abreast of trends and solutions and make them available to you
  • Gab & GROW — Your location for learning about the people, places, and resources available at WCSU to help you be a successful student. Episodes are about as long as a bus-ride to the other campus. From “What’s happening in Athletics” to “Where is the Writing Center,” if you have a question, you’ll get an answer! [More Information

For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

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