WCSU is reopening. Learn more here.

What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Virtual and other Events from September 17 – 27, 2020

Next week is CLUBS CARNIVAL!!! Events in the Residence Halls are marked in red. Check out the WOW Weekender for more events this Weekend!


Thursday, September 17

Newman Center Food PantryTHE GAME ROOM IS OPEN: Stop by the Midtown Student Center second floor for some pool at one of the two tables, air hockey, table tennis, or watch some TV. Open between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4:30 – 8 p.m. Just wear your mask and keep your distance. Twelve students max occupancy at the moment.

VIRTUAL VISITS WITH CAREER PEER LEADERS: Any time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all students are invited to chat with Career Peer Leaders in the online Career Studio. Join us at: www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess.

PAC DIY CONTINUED: Earn the chance to win a Microphone Kit Giveaway! Turn on Post Notifications for @wcsu_pac to be instantly notified when the novelty is live! Finish to complete the tasks by  2 p.m.. Must be following PAC Instagram: wcsu_pac and must tag two friends in the comments.

NEWMAN CLUB FOOD PANTRY: Every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the Food Pantry at the Newman Center is open for WCSU students who need food. Bring your ID and wear a mask. Stop by the Newman Center behind Litchfield Hall on 8th Avenue for a bag of non-perishables.

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR: Kimberly Yousey-Hindes, from the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, will discuss “Who Suffers the Most from COVID-19?” at 4 p.m. in a virtual seminar offered as part of the continuing Research Seminar series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Free and the public is invited. To join the seminar, click the link found here. For more information, email giamancok@wcsu.edu.

EXPLORING MICROSOFT OFFICE:  From 7 to 8 p.m., Newbury Hall students are invited to participate in an instructional program on how to navigate Microsoft Office Suite. ARM Sam Cross will teach students not only how to work shortcuts on the software, but also how to respond appropriately and contact professors via email (which can often be an intimidating task!). The program will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams. All students interested should email ARM Sam at cross017@wcsu.edu.

WCSU PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT: All events are virtual; links will be posted on https://sites.wcsu.edu/fsl/ when the links become available. Open to WCSU students who signed up. Use this link to sign up.

Cooffeehouse features SpeakEasyMIDTOWN COFFEEHOUSE: Join us for a real Coffeehouse under the tent on the Recreation Field next to the Science Building at 8 p.m. This Coffeehouse is sponsored by PAC and will feature a SpeakEasy event. [More information]

TERRARIUM: A program for Grasso Hall residents. Check with Nicole for more information.


Friday, September 18

VIRTUAL VISITS WITH CAREER PEER LEADERS: Any time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all students are invited to chat with Career Peer Leaders in the online Career Studio. Join us at: www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess.

WCSU PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT: All events are virtual; links will be posted on https://sites.wcsu.edu/fsl/ when the links become available. Open to WCSU students who signed up. Use this link to sign up.

Kahoot Trivia NightGRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: RA Sean presents a weeklong photo scavenger hunt to learn more about Grasso Hall and all that WCSU’s Westside campus has to offer. Starting at noon. Grasso Hall residents will receive clues and instructions via their WCSU email.

MASKED AND ANSWERED: All WCSU students are invited to join Litchfield Hall’s RA Tyler to test your knowledge on face masks and how they work against Covid-19. The program will start on RA Tyler’s WebEx at 4 p.m. Participating students will play a Kahoot game on face masks, and the winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Email munroe003@wcsu.edu with questions.

LETTER TO MYSELF: Grasso Hall residents are invited to this program at 6 p.m. Look for Grace for details.

TRIVIA NIGHT VIA KAHOOT: Test your knowledge of random information by joining us virtually for a Friday night of trivia from 8 to 9 p.m. Each round will have a first-place winner with their pick of a $50 gift card of their choice (must be deliverable in an e-gift format). Stay tuned to the CSI Instagram @csi_western or email csi@wcsu.edu for the link to the games! Limited to WCSU students only and sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.


Saturday, September 19

GRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: RA Sean presents a weeklong photo scavenger hunt to learn more about Grasso Hall and all that WCSU’s Westside campus has to offer. Starting at noon. Grasso Hall residents will receive clues and instructions via their WCSU email.

JON’S DECLASSIFIED COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE:Starting at 2 p.m., all Newbury Hall residents are invited to the first floor lounge to join RA Jon in a discussion on various questions that freshmen may have about what to do at WestConn for fun, where to eat, and any other tips and tricks he can offer.

Jackbox Game Night on 9-19VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT: Centennial Hall residents are invited to join RA Brigid Schulenburg for a virtual game night. Do you have a competitive streak? Think you are the champion of gaming? Find out! 7 p.m. Centennial Hall residents will receive a WebEx invitation via their student email.

JACKBOX GAME NIGHT:  For all WCSU students. Sponsored by the WAC (Weekend Activities Council)  from 8 to 9 p.m. Sign on for a Jackbox Game night and win prizes! Be a contestant or be a participating audience member … everyone plays! For the link, follow the CSI on Instagram @csi_western or email csi@wcsu.edu.


Sunday, September 20

GRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

NEWMAN CENTER MASS: Join the Newman Center for Mass every Sunday at 5 p.m. Check the website for other mass times and Newman Center hours during the week. [More Information]


Monday, September 21

Zumba with Tim Mondays at noon

THE GAME ROOM IS OPEN M-TH: Stop by the Midtown Student Center second floor for some pool at one of the two tables, air hockey, table tennis, or watch some TV. Open between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4:30 – 8 p.m. Just wear your mask and keep your distance. Twelve students max occupancy at the moment.

GRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

WALK THE WALK: Litchfield Hall residents are invited to participate in this program all week. Get your details from RA Faizah.

ZUMBA WITH TIM: Join Tim at noon for Zumba. Check the WestConn Rec website for more information.

VIRTUAL VISITS WITH CAREER PEER LEADERS: Any time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all students are invited to chat with Career Peer Leaders at the Career Success Center.

JUST ADDED: VIRTUAL MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host virtual Mudra Meditation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. In this meditation class, learn simple ways to use your thoughts and words to create a successful meditation practice . The mudras are simple finger and hand positions that enhance the meditative state and simply by placing your fingers and hands in different positions, you can create different effects in your body. The purpose of this meditation is to create a state of mindfulness/thoughtless awareness. Benefits and gifts of meditation include inner clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, inner peace, relaxation and improved physical health. It is free and the public is invited. For more information and instructions how to join, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, September 22

Free Narcan WebinarGRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

WALK THE WALK: Litchfield Hall residents are invited to participate in this program all week. Get your details from RA Faizah.

FREE NARCAN TRAINING WEBINAR: From 10 to 11:30 am. All training sessions will include: risk factors and prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of an overdose, how to obtain and administer naloxone, good samaritan law, treatment/support resources. [More information]

FLU CLINIC: Flu shots will be available on the Westside campus at the Alumni Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We highly recommend you get the flu shot this season. Free with insurance and $30 without. More details to follow. [More information]

ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP: “Tips on How to Best Communicate with Faculty Members.” How do you talk with your faculty members? Communicating directly with your instructors is an important part of a successful academic career at WCSU. Whether in class, during office hours, Flu clinic September 22through email or online, it can be difficult to talk with your professor. By learning a few good tips, students can ensure good communication with professors. To join the workshop from 1 to 2 p.m., go to AAS Workshops Fall 2020.

HOW TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PROFESSORS: Centennial Hall students are invited to this program at 4 p.m. on WebEx. Find out more from ARM Caitlyn.

SPA DELIVERY NIGHT: At 5:30 p.m. Centennial Hall students should look for the QR code posted in the building to take the survey and win prizes.

YARD GAMES, MASK TIE-DYE & S’MORES: Sponsored by the WestConn Recreation department from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Westside Recreation Field. All materials will be provided. Wear your mask!

JUST ADDED: VIRTUAL MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host virtual Mudra Meditation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. In this meditation class, learn simple ways to use your thoughts and words to create a successful meditation practice . The mudras are simple finger and hand positions that enhance the meditative state and simply by placing your fingers and hands in different positions, you can create different effects in your body. The purpose of this meditation is to create a state of mindfulness/thoughtless awareness. Benefits and gifts of meditation include inner clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, inner peace, relaxation and improved physical health. It is free and the public is invited. For more information and instructions how to join, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, September 23

Clubs CarnivalGRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

WALK THE WALK: Litchfield Hall residents are invited to participate in this program all week. Get your details from RA Faizah.

DESIGNING YOUR LIFE: The Career Success Center will host a virtual “Designing Your Life” workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Based on techniques from the Stanford Life Design Lab, this interactive workshop will help participants explore what motivates them, provide energy and opportunity while creating three possible career designs. Free and open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

CLUBS CARNIVAL: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., your Student Government Association is sponsoring Clubs Carnival stretching from Old Main to the Fairfield Lawn with six feet spacing at all tables. This is your opportunity to learn about the many student organizations at WCSU. Get involved; join an organization. Wear your mask and social distance. If you are not on campus, information and an opportunity to meet club members will be available online as well. (rain date is 9/24)

Ancell Emotion PillowsJUST ADDED: ANCELL COMMONS STEPS TO SUCCESS WORKSHOP: Feeling overwhelmed or confused by the shifts between online and face-to-face learning? Juggling synchronous and asynchronous courses? Still figuring out the different platforms and requirements of the semester and need help staying on track? Steps to Success is the workshop for YOU! Ancell Commons supervisors (Elise Budnick and Kara Swenson) go through the best steps and tips for starting off the semester strong in this new virtual environment. Join them from 4 to 5 p.m. for this virtual, live, and interactive workshop by signing up here. Please note, the meeting link will be emailed to your university email address the day before the event. This workshop will be hosted on BlackBoard Collaborate. Questions about this event? Email Ancell Commons Coordinator, Elise Budnick at budnicke@wcsu.edu.

DO YOU KNOW HOW YOU LEARN BEST?: Grasso Hall residents are invited to join RA Tamia for this program at 2 p.m.

FLU CLINIC: Flu shots will be available at the Midtown campus REC Field Tent from 3 to 5 p.m. We highly recommend you get the flu shot this season. Free with insurance and $30 without. More details to follow. [More information]

JUST ADDED: VIRTUAL MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host virtual Mudra Meditation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. In this meditation class, learn simple ways to use your thoughts and words to create a successful meditation practice . The mudras are simple finger and hand positions that enhance the meditative state and simply by placing your fingers and hands in different positions, you can create different effects in your body. The purpose of this meditation is to create a state of mindfulness/thoughtless awareness. Benefits and gifts of meditation include inner clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, inner peace, relaxation and improved physical health. It is free and the public is invited. For more information and instructions how to join, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Thursday, September 24]

GRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

WALK THE WALK: Litchfield Hall residents are invited to participate in this program all week. Get your details from RA Faizah.

Accounting Society Video Conference on Sept. 24VIRTUAL MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION: Dr. Gloria Arjona, a lecturer at CalTech Pasadena and the University of Southern California, will present a virtual music and multimedia lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Born in El Paso and raised in Mexico City, Arjona has a distinctive way of lecturing through music, stories, media, traditional attire and living pictures to draw attention on the rich cultures and traditions of Latin America, in particular Mexico and the US-Mexico border. Free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information or to receive a link to join, email BakhtiarG@wcsu.edu.

WHAT IS HANDSHAKE? The Career Success Center will host “What is Handshake?” virtually from 3 to 4 p.m. Open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Signup at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: You are invited to join the Accounting Society for their first virtual conference on the theme of “Career Success Center” from 4 to 5 p.m. Guest speaker Kathleen Lindenmayer, director of the Career Success Center, will present. Contact Sheila Medina at medina051@wcsu.edu for more information.

Poor Yorick Reading SeriesPOOR YORICK READING SERIES: VIRTUAL OPEN MIC AND FIRESIDE CHAT: The theme for this month’s readings is “Free Fall.” Join students and professors in the M.F.A. Program at 7 p.m. for this virtual open mic and fireside chat! Cozy up with your favorite beverage and share your poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Stick around for an open discussion between readers and writers. Contact Brianna Paris at paris013@wcsu.edu for a Microsoft Teams invitation.

JUST ADDED: VIRTUAL MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host virtual Mudra Meditation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. In this meditation class, learn simple ways to use your thoughts and words to create a successful meditation practice . The mudras are simple finger and hand positions that enhance the meditative state and simply by placing your fingers and hands in different positions, you can create different effects in your body. The purpose of this meditation is to create a state of mindfulness/thoughtless awareness. Benefits and gifts of meditation include inner clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, inner peace, relaxation and improved physical health. It is free and the public is invited. For more information and instructions how to join, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

MIDTOWN COFFEEHOUSE: Join us for a Coffeehouse under the tent on the Recreation Field next to the Science Building at 8 p.m. Sign up for Open Mic begins at 7:30 p.m. The Featured Act this week is WCSU’s own W.I.G. (Western Improv Group). [More information]Midtown Coffeehouse features WIG


Friday, September 25

GRASSO HALL AND WESTSIDE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: See details under 9/19.

WALK THE WALK: Litchfield Hall residents are invited to participate in this program all week. Get your details from RA Faizah.

JUST ADDED: DRIVE IN MOVIE: Drive up to the Westside Commouter Parking lot for a drie in movie at 8 p.m. Receive your COVID Survival Kit. For WCSU students and friends. Sponsored by PAC.


Saturday, September 26

DOWNLOAD THE MYWCSU APP: Have you downloaded the myWCSU App yet? It’s free and will be a great tool while you are a student at WCSU with easy access to everything you need.


Sunday, September 27

MFA Virtual Workshop

JUST ADDED: PAC FALL BASH: Check back for more details.

M.F.A. VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: The Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will host a virtual workshop series via WebEx that will be open to faculty, staff, students and alumni only. From 2 to 4 p.m., Daniel Asa Rose will discuss “Author Interviewer for a Day.” For more information and to receive an invitation to the WebEx workshop, email dariesa@wcsu.edu

NEWMAN CENTER MASS: Join the Newman Center for Mass every Sunday at 5 p.m. Check the website for other mass times and Newman Center hours during the week. [More Information]


Ongoing

VIRTUAL VISITS WITH CAREER PEER LEADERS: Every Monday through Friday,m any time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all students are invited to chat with Career Peer Leaders in the online Career Studio. Join us at: www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess.

THE GAME ROOM IS OPEN M-TH: Stop by the Midtown Student Center second floor for some pool at one of the two tables, air hockey, table tennis, or watch some TV. Open between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4:30 – 8 p.m. Just wear your mask and keep your distance. Twelve students max occupancy at the moment. Mondays

Girl TalkGIRL TALK: Virtual support group for female-identifying college students. Topics include sexuality, relationships, family, friendships, self esteem. Contact trezzas@wcsu.edu for more information.

HOPE & HEALING: Virtual support group for students of all identities who are survivors of sexual violence, dating abuse, and domestic violence. Contact trezzas@wcsu.edu to register.


Announcements

TRC OPEN ONLINE: The Tutoring Resource Center is open online and here to help! All services will be offered virtually this semester.  TRC Open onlineVisit us online at www.wcsu.edu/trc/ to schedule an appointment and access other helpful resources.  Our hours are Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (*closed on Saturdays).

LIBRARY ACCESS: The HAAS library is now OPEN! Bring your ID! The Ruth A. Haas Library on the Midtown campus (the Robert S. Young Library on the Westside campus is closed for fall 2020) offers services, facilities and resources to support the university’s instructional programs and research needs. For fall 2020, limited study space in Haas will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during library hours: M-Th 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat 1 – 5 p.m.; Sun 3 – 7 p.m. For additional information, see Asked & Answered on the library website or Frequently Asked Questions About Academics in the Student Handbook.

CAMPUS & STUDENT CENTER & GAME ROOM HOURS: Midtown Student Center M-Th 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; F 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Campus Center M-Th 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; F 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Game Room M-Th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4:30 – 8 p.m.

LANDING SPACES: Several areas are open throughout the day and into the evening for students to sit, study and wait for the next class to start. For more detailed information on available spaces and opening hours, click on the link to the flyer here. [More information]

WestConnect InformationHUNGRY?: We’ve got you covered! In addition to serving as payment at several local merchants, the funds loaded on your WestConnect card now work with GrubHub! To learn more about CONNect Cash, visit www.wcsu.edu/westconnect.

WCSU DAY OF SERVICE: POSTPONED UNTIL THE SPRING  Due to the challenges of COVID-19 in Danbury, we have decided to postpone WCSU’s 7th Annual Day of Service until the Spring 2021. We will provide more information about our plans for the Spring early next semester when we have a better idea of the status of COVID-19.[More information]

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: Hold the date for Wednesday, 10/7, from noon to 3 p.m.: finance, business, marketing and government related positions

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: Hold the date for Wednesday, 10/14, from noon to 3 p.m.: health care, education and nonprofit-related positions

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: Hold the date for Wednesday, 10/21, from noon to 3 p.m.: arts, media and entertainment-related positions

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR: Hold the date for Wednesday, 10/28, from noon to 5 p.m.: Cybersecurity & Technology positions

FLU INFORMATION: For frequently asked questions (and answers) about the flu, please visit these links: www.wcsu.edu/news/2020/02/06/faq-about-the-flu/ or www.wcsu.edu/emergency-management/resources/.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Check if you are registered to vote, and if not, register online. It’s easy and fast. Go to vote.org.

STUDENT HANDBOOK: The updated 2020-21 Student Handbook is 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: WOW Flyerswcsu_studentaffairs.

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]


All listings are subject to change. If you would like to leave feedback or would like us to include a different email address, please contact Birte Pfitzner at pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.