What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Sept. 12 – Sept. 22, 2019

Sign up now for WCSU’s 6th Annual Day of Service on Friday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes will be canceled during that time.

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Thursday, 9/12

FRESH-CHECK DAY: “Fresh Check Day,” a signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn (Midtown). The event aims to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses through interactive expo booths, free food, Fresh Check Dayentertainment, prizes and giveaways. Open to the university community only. [More information]

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The WestConn Entrepreneurial Society and E.R.I.C.@TheGarage, in partnership with SCORE of Western Connecticut, will host a six-week workshop series, “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom North. The series will be conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE’s Western Connecticut and Fairfield County chapters. Register to attend at www.eventbrite.com/e/simple-steps-for-starting-your-own-business-tickets-66599479837. For more information,  email assenzap@wcsu.edu.

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. EMMANUEL COLLEGE: At 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: All-night open mic at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown  Student Center. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. [More information]


Friday, 9/13

Sip and Sketch posterSIP AND 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 music, wine and light refreshments. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. This program is funded in part by the Danbury Cultural Commission and the WCSU Alumni Association.  To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-65565122045. [More information]

AN EVENING WITH LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS: Ives Concert Park and Newtown Savings Bank will present singer-songwriters Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams with special guest Brian Mitchell at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-larry-campbell-and-theresa-williams-tickets-65068636042. [More information]


Saturday, 9/14

THE BIG E: Alumni and friends will spend a day at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from University Hall (Midtown). The $34/person cost includes round-trip transportation and the entry fee to The Big E. For more information or to RSVP, go to http://wcsu.edu/alumni/2018/11/01/wcsu-goes-to-the-big-e-saturday-sept-14/ or call (203) 837-8298.BIG E Alumni Trip

CLEP AND MAT TESTING: The Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test and Miller Analogies (MAT) test at 9 a.m. in Room 318 of Warner Hall (Midtown). CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The MAT is a test frequently required for graduate school admission.  For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: At 11 a.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: At noon in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: At 2 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

Football vs. Dean CollegeROCK TO ADOPT: As part of the Summer Concert Series, Ives Concert Park will host “Rock to Adopt,” featuring Jefferson Starship, Hollywood U2, Tramps Like Us and the Doug Wahlberg Band, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). The concert is to support the National Adoption Foundation. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. VASSAR COLLEGE: At 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU FOOTBALL VS. DEAN COLLEGE: At 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]


Sunday, 9/15

ISEP DEADLINE FOR SPRING 2020 PLACEMENT: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your spring or summer semester now! Contact Donna Warner in InterCultural Affairs at (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT: WestConn REC will host a co-ed mud volleyball tournament, “Oozeball,” at noon on the Westside recreation field. “Oozeball” incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. This is a six-vs.-six, double-elimination tournament and at Oozeball Tournament flyerleast one female must be on the court at all times. Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Sign up at IMLeagues or at either REC Desk location. Email westernrec@wcsu.edu for 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. [More information]


Monday, 9/16

MASH-TINI MONDAY: Sodexo will offer Mash-Tini Monday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Restaurant. WCSU students are encouraged to eat a mash-tini and sign up for WCSU Day of Service on Friday, 9/20. Students who wear an old Day of Service shirt will be entered into a gift card raffle. Use a meal swipe or pay for the mash-tini.


Tuesday, 9/17Mashtini Monday - Sign-up for WCSU Day of Service

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. [More information]

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Illustrator David Brinley will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the VPAC. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university’s Master of Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. [More information]

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

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE: The Office of the Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences will present a Constitution Day talk by state Sen. Julie Kushner at 6 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). [More information]


Wednesday, 9/18

Blood Drive PosterFREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at WCSU Health Service (Midtown). Walk-in; no appointment necessary.

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

BODACIOUS BURGERS: Sodexo will offer a gourmet burger menu in the Westside Campus Center Marketplace. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. For more information, email angela.vianes@sodexo.com. [More information]

POSTURE, ERGONOMICS AND HEALTH: As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus,  Chiropractor Dr. Anne Brandon will discuss “Posture, Ergonomics and Health” at 12:30 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall (Midtown). The workshop is sponsored by the HPX Department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: At 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS: WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an Andres Chapparo part of a paintingopportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the VPAC. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, email begianj@wcsu.edu.


Thursday, 9/19

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

HUNGRY & IN NEED? Visit the WCSU Newman Food Pantry from 3 to 4 p.m. 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.

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The WestConn Entrepreneurial Society and E.R.I.C.@TheGarage, in partnership with SCORE of Western Coffeehouse FlyerConnecticut, will host a six-week workshop series, “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom North. The series will be conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE’s Western Connecticut and Fairfield County chapters. Register to attend at www.eventbrite.com/e/simple-steps-for-starting-your-own-business-tickets-66599479837. For more information,  email assenzap@wcsu.edu.

GALLERY TALK: Artist and curator Andres Chaparro will discuss “American Subtitles,” a two-person exhibition with Robert Charles Hudson, at 6 p.m. in the VPAC Gallery. To reserve tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-artist-curator-andres-chaparro-tickets-65699032575. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: Open mic at 8 p.m., followed by the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown  Student Center. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. [More information]


Friday, 9/20

JOIN THE E-COOKBOOK CHALLENGE: Deadline is today. [More information]

7-ON-7 FLAG FOOTBALL: Last day to sign up. The five-week long season begins 9/23. Games played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Westside Recreation Field.

CO-ED SOCCER LEAGUE: Last day to sign up. Season begins 9/24. Sundays at 11 a.m. and noon and Tuesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Midtown Rec Field.

WESTERN DAY OF SERVICE: WCSU will host “Western Day of Service,” an opportunity to volunteer with one of many nonprofit organizations in the community. WCSU Day of Service PosterRegistration 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.

RESEARCH SEMINAR: Yale University Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Nathan Upham will discuss “Querying the Mammalia Tree of Life: Why are There So Many Rodents?” at 3:30 p.m. 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, a reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. For more information, email giamancok@wcsu.edu.

MICHELE DELAMONICO CABARET FOR A CURE: Ives Concert Park will host the Michele Delamonico Cabaret for a Cure, featuring performances by professional theatre artists and musicians from Connecticut and New York, at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). There will be raffle prizes, food trucks and merchandise for sale, with all proceeds going to cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. [Tickets and information]

FRIDAY AFTER HOURS: After Hours takes place from 10 p.m. to midnight. Check the CSI office for the location. Mark your calendar for After Hours dates this Men's Soccer on 9-21 at noonsemester: Oct. 4 & 18; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; and Dec. 6. Contact christensen010@wcsu.edu for more information.


Saturday, 9/21

BIG E TRIP: This event is SOLD OUT.PAC will host a trip to The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. For more information, email durante007@wcsu.edu.

WCSU MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: The men’s cross country team will face UMass-Dartmouth at 11:15 a.m. on the university’s Westside campus. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: The women’s cross country team will face UMass-Dartmouth at noon on the university’s Westside campus. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: The men’s soccer team will take on the University of Southern Maine at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WESTCONN RUGBY VS. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE: At 7 p.m. on the Westside campus.

Planetarium ShowPLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

TREEHOUSE COMEDY LIVE AT IVES: Ives Concert Park will present Treehouse Comedy Live featuring J.J. Ramirez at 8:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). [More information]


Sunday, 9/22

WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS: The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the Westside campus. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., an opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/CT-Connecticut?fr_id=12116&pg=entry.

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. [More information]

E-Cookbook ChallengeA PSYCHIC ENCOUNTER UNDER THE STARS: Ives Concert Park will host Psychic Medium Vanessa for “A Psychic Encounter Under the Stars” at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (We. In a friendly and upbeat environment, Vanessa will connect to loved ones by introducing facts and other significant information. [More information]


Announcements

CULTURAL DIVERSITY CALENDAR: Check out this semester’s wide variety of events offered by the Office of Diversity and Equity at the more info link: [More information]

LET’S TALK: The WCSU Counseling Center will host drop-in, informal consultations with a counselor from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting on 9/5, in Room 101 of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Dealing Intramural Leaguewith a dilemma? Relationship concerns? Stressed? Culture shock? Performance anxiety? Drop in! To learn more, call the Counseling Center at (203) 837-8690.

“STRESS LESS, LIVE MORE” GROUP: The WCSU Counseling Center will host a five-session group for students who feel overwhelmed. Learn ways to manage stress and embrace life in a meaningful way. To learn more or join the group, call the Counseling Center at (203) 837-8690.

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 opened on 9/9 and 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, please contact Stavros Christofi, PhD, at christofis@wcsu.edu or refer to https://www.wcsu.edu/math/math-clinic/.

ONGOING: “AMERICAN SUBTITLES,” an exhibition by Andres Chaparro and Robert Charles Hudson, 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, 10/6, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

SIGN UP FOR INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE: WestConn REC will host intramural seven-on-seven Flag Football at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, 9/23, at the Westside campus recreation field. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, 9/20. [More information]

SIGN UP FOR INTRAMURAL COED SOCCER: WestConn REC will host intramural five-on-five Coed Soccer at 11 a.m. and noon on Sundays, and 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning on Tuesday, 9/24, at the Midtown campus recreation field. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, 9/20. [More information]

SAVE THE DATE: WCSU Human Library is coming to campus on Tuesday, 10/1. Learn more here.

London and Dublin TripWINTER BREAK IN LONDON & DUBLIN: The Campus & Student Centers Board will host a trip to London and Dublin during Winter Break (Friday, 12/27, to Monday, 1/6/2020). Tickets are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Information Desks. Sign up today – space is limited! Learn more here.

LOVE TO PLAY ICE HOCKEY?: Join the intercollegiate WestConn Ice Hockey Team for $1,000 per season. There will be 20+ games, 30+ practices, and professional coaches from 9/16-2/23/2020. Connor Case is the Head Coach. Jerseys, shells, gloves and socks will be provided, and the home rink is the Danbury Ice Arena. Email c.mcmahon.case@gmail.com or call (203) 885-9860 for more information.

REC HOURS:

Midtown Colonial Fitness Zone: Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2-8 p.m.

Midtown REC Desk: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 2-8 p.m.

Westside Gym: Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-11 p..; Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 2-8 p.m.

Westside REC Desk: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., no desk hours; Sun, 2-8 p.m.

O’Neill Center Pool: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Closed Fri. & Sat.; Sunday, 7-10 p.m. [More information]

Student HandbookSTUDENT 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.

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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