What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Nov. 8 – 18, 2018

 

 

Thursday, 11/8

Senior Portraits flyerSENIOR PORTRAITS AND CLASS RINGS – WESTSIDE: The Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits until 8 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on “schedule portrait sitting” and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. Open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

“MAJOR ‘DOC’ BROWN” (Military Appreciation Week event): The Office of Veterans Affairs will host a screening of “Major ‘Doc’ Brown” at 5 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall (Midtown). Albert “Doc” Brown was the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during World War II. The film was produced, directed and edited by Professor of Communication and Media Arts Dr. JC Barone. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: At 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

“THE WILD PARTY” PREVIEW/HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT: At 7 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

Women's Basketball FlyerCOFFEEHOUSE: Come for an all-night open mic beginning at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 11/9

STRATEGIC PLAN CONFERENCE: WCSU will host a Strategic Plan Conference Midcourse Review from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rooms 122 and 127 of White Hall (Midtown). The campus will engage in a conversation about the Strategic Plan in terms of accomplishments, challenges and possible course corrections. Lunch will be provided. Open to the WCSU campus community only.

EDUCATION CLUB: Meeting is at 1 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center.

EARLY LEARNING CENTER ‘WILD PARTY’ FUNDRAISER: The WCSU Early Learning Center will host a “Wild Party” Fundraiser to support the Early Learning Center Scholarship beginning at 6 p.m. in the VPAC Studio Theatre. Following appetizers and a cash bar, the event will move at 8 p.m. to the MainStage Theatre Fast-A-Thon Flyerfor a performance of “The Wild Party.” Get tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, email campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

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.

FAST-A-THON: The Muslim Student Association will host a Fast-a-Thon, “Compassion – the Root of Faith,” at 6 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. This second annual event will feature a presentation on compassion in religion with several guest speakers, dinner and a number of raffles. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. The public is invited. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegMQf3BqyfNRy6ChyteuytmVnyPsVxmeOLUxiU-XidBQSVBg/viewform. For more information, email chelladurai002@connect.wcsu.edu.

SIP & SKETCH: The Department of Art will host “Sip & Sketch” from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the VPAC. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. [Reservations and more information]

BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: WCSU will present the Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

WCSU Wild Party Flyer“THE WILD PARTY”: At 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY: At 8 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests.

THE SPOT: SGA will host a disco-themed event from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Spot in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. Free food and beverages, for students only.


Saturday, 11/10

“ANASTASIA” ON BROADWAY: PAC will host a trip to New York to see “Anastasia The New Broadway Musical.” The bus will depart from the Midtown Student Center at 9:30 a.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 10 a.m. It will depart from New York City to return to campus at 8 p.m., which will provide participants with free time after the show to eat, shop and enjoy everything the city has to offer. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with ID and $85 for students’ guests. If tickets remain, they are at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY: The Colonials will face The College of New Jersey in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament at 11 a.m. at Lions Stadium at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. If the team prevails, round two will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, 11/11, at the same location.

 Football against Westfield StateWCSU FOOTBALL VS. WESTFIELD STATE: At noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

“THE WILD PARTY”: At 2 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. FRANKLIN & MARSHALL: The Colonials will face F&M in the first round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament at 5 p.m. at Tylus Field at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If the team prevails, round two will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday

COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the VPAC. The $30 cost will include the reception and a ticket to “The Wild Party.” [More information and reservations]

“THE WILD PARTY”: At 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

 Ice Hockey against Coast GuardWCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY: At 8:30 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests.


Sunday, 11/11

“THE WILD PARTY”: At 2 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [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.


Monday, 11/12

Veterans Day CeremonyVETERANS DAY CEREMONY (Military Appreciation Week event): The Office of Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown) to honor current and former service members. [More information]

MAKE YOUR OWN DIFFUSER BRACELET: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a workshop to Make Your Own Diffuser Bracelet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall (Midtown). Learn about essential oils and how to use them in your daily life to affect your mood, productivity and stress and incorporate this knowledge into the creation of a bracelet. Open to the campus community only. For more information, email melendez025@connect.wcsu.edu.

AN EVENING OF DOCUMENTARY POETRY: WCSU will present “An Evening of Documentary Poetry with Dr. Robert Strongat 7 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House (Midtown). Strong is a poet, writer and scholar widely recognized for his innovative work combining archival research and literary production. His most recent work, “Bright Advent,” is a hybrid-genre narrative that incorporates verse lines, prose and archival material from the 1600s. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. For more information, email clementsb@wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, 11/13

Jobs for Historians

MAKE YOUR OWN DIFFUSER BRACELET: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a workshop to Make Your Own Diffuser Bracelet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall (Midtown). Learn about essential oils and how to use them in your daily life to affect your mood, productivity and stress and incorporate this knowledge into the creation of a bracelet. Open to the campus community only. For more information, email melendez025@connect.wcsu.edu.

JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND CAREERS FOR HISTORIANS: The Department of History and Non-Western Cultures will hold its second annual “Jobs, Internships and Careers for Historians” event at 12:30 p.m. in the Warner Hall Lyceum (Midtown). Topics will include job prospects in history, how to prepare for the job market, how to find and get an internship, careers in Public History and what you should know about applying to graduate school. Open to History and History-Education majors, History minors and students interested in jobs for historians. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, email maym@wcsu.edu or rosenthalj@wcsu.edu.

LUNCH WITH A LEADER: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. [More information]

HPX CLUB: The next meeting is at 3:15 p.m. in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. The club will discuss its upcoming study stress-management event, ideas for the spring semester and more. For more information, email pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Shakespeare and the Arabic CivilizationSHAKESPEARE AND THE ARABIC CIVILIZATION: Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Dr. Hamid El Khalfi will discuss “Shakespeare and the Arabic Civilization: Queen Elizabeth and the Saracens” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). The talk will be about the depiction of the Saracens in Shakespeare’s drama during the reign of Elizabeth I. In 1570, Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V and Protestant merchants had to find new ways to trade. Queen Elizabeth opened up lines of communication with the Arab/Islamic world. Shakespeare’s plays depict the Saracens. He wrote “The Tragedy of Othello” a few months after the encounter of Queen Elizabeth with the Moroccan ambassador Muhammad Al-Annuri, who arrived in London in 1600 with a large delegation. For more information, email bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu.

THANKSGIVING DINNER: From 4 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant. Meal swipe and open to the public for $10.

Mudras for MeditationMUDRAS FOR MEDITATION: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Mudras for Meditation 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.

LEVERAGE LINKEDIN: The Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a workshop, “Leverage LinkedIn for Your Agency, Company or Yourself,” from 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. LinkedIn expert Susan Catalano of JQLaCorte and digital marketing pro Robert Clark of LucidPointe will explain why it’s important — and why it’s the source of today’s business and tomorrow’s referrals. The workshop fee is $25 for PRSA members and guests, and free for WCSU faculty and students with ID. Register at www.prsa-wf.org or eventbrite.com.


Wednesday, 11/14

Airbrush Novelty FlyerAIRBRUSH NOVELTY: PAC will provide students the opportunity to make an airbrush novelty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Lobby. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

COLONIAL CORNER GRAND RE-OPENING: The Campus & Student Centers and the Commuter Student Organization will host a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature free food, beverages and giveaways for the campus community only. For more information, email campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Student Health Services in Litchfield Hall (Midtown). No appointment needed.

RESUME – MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION: The Career Success Center will offer this workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

STRESS MANAGEMENT: AccessAbility Services will present this workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center. This workshop will provide a way to de-stress prior to final exams. Open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ESSENTIAL OIL USER: As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, this workshop will be conducted by certified aromatherapy coach Wayne Leiss at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). The workshop is sponsored by the HPX Department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. [More information]

Chris Kelly LecturePRIVACY, SECURITY AND SAFETY IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD: Cyber security and online privacy expert Chris Kelly will discuss “Privacy, Security and Safety in a Social Media World” at 5:30 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. Kelly, the first chief privacy officer, general counsel and head of global public policy for Facebook, helped the company grow from its college roots to the ubiquitous communications medium that it is today. The talk is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. [More information]


Thursday, 11/15

MENTORING/MOCK INTERVIEWS WITH EMPLOYERS: The Career Success Center will host Mentoring/Mock Interviews with Employers from 10 to 11 a.m. in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. Open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: From 11 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant. Meal swipe and open to the public for $10.

Interview WorkshopINTERVIEW – SHOWCASING YOUR TALENTS: The Career Success Center will offer this workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. 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.

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


Friday, 11/16

WORKING WITH DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATIONS: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

BIRD MORTALITY FROM COLLISIONS WITH GLASS: American Bird Conservancy Glass Collisions Program Director Dr. Christine Sheppard will discuss “Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass: A Conservation Priority You Can Do Something About” at 3:30 p.m., following a 3 p.m. reception, in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown). Offered as part of the continuing “Research Seminar” series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. For more information, email reynoldsh@wcsu.edu.

The Wild Party Photo“THE WILD PARTY”: At 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

REC AFTER DARK BOWLING: REC After Dark Bowling is from 10 p.m. to midnight at Brookfield Lanes. Free food and transportation will be provided for WCSU students only. For more information, email keeley005@connect.wcsu.edu.

THE SPOT: SGA will host a disco-themed event from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Spot in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. The theme is 80s disco – there will be free food, drinks, and a live DJ. For students only.


Saturday, 11/17

“THE WILD PARTY”: At 2 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium [More information]

Planetarium Show Flyer“THE WILD PARTY”: At 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [More information]

PAC BINGO: PAC will host “Bad@$$ BINGO” at 8 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

KARAOKE: PAC will host Karaoke at 9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.


Sunday, 11/18

“THE WILD PARTY”: At 2 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. [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

VETERANS DAY is Monday, 11/12: University open; classes in session.

Canned Food DriveCANNED FOOD DRIVE: During November, students who bring a canned good to PAC events or to the Center for Student Involvement Office in Room 227 of the Midtown Student Center will receive one entry into a raffle for each can donated. Give some, to get some. For more information, email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

ONGOING EXHIBITION: “? (A Series of Collaborative Works)” featuring the work of artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, 12/9, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

THANKSGIVING RECESS: In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no classes from Wednesday, 11/21, through Sunday, 11/25. University offices will be open on 11/21, and will be closed from 11/22 through 11/25. [More information]

3V3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: To participate in this tournament, sign up your team by November 30. 3-5 players per team, signup by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 30. Winners will receive T-shirts and Gift Card to BWW.

SUMMER STUDY IN SPAIN: Travel to Andalusia, Madrid, Seville and more from 5/16 – 6/16/19. Earn six credits (3 in Art and 3 in Spanish). Learn more at www.wcsu.edu/spain or email bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu. Deadline to make deposit is 2/8/19.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your fall semester now! Application Deadlines: Fall priority deadline is February 15, 2019; Summer deadlines between February-May 2019. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

ISEP FlyerWESTCONN REC: Open swim is Monday-Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. Group Fitness classes have begun and there’s a Saturday yoga class at Westside. 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]

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]

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