Announcements & Ongoing Events
COVID VACCINATIONS ON CAMPUS: We are very pleased to provide the new links to registration for our on-campus clinics at which all WCSU students can receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. These Pfizer vaccines, provided by the Community Health Center, Inc., will be available on a first-come, first-served registration basis. Remember that the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, and the second shots will be offered the week of May 10.
The first-dose clinics will be held on Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22, in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the Midtown campus. The clinics will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and if there is enough demand, a third clinic will be added.
Please register here:
WestConn Pfizer Clinic registration for 4/20
WestConn Pfizer Clinic registration for 4/22
All WCSU students, regardless of home residence — Connecticut, out of state or abroad — will be eligible for these vaccination opportunities on our campus. Please bring your WCSU student identification or proof of registration along with a photo id to the on-campus vaccination site. Note that students who are 16 or 17 must show proof of parental consent with their registration.
MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL: The Media Arts Film Festival (MAFF ’21), a showcase of student work over the past year from Communication & Media Arts, DIMA, and Art, takes place on Friday, May 7 in person in the WCSU midtown Quad, under the stars! Reception & DIMA Exhibit, 7-8 p.m. Film screening and awards, 8-9 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Communication & Media Arts and the WCSU Alumni Association. Contact: Dr. JC Barone.
TOWN HALL: The WCSU Diversity Council and Racial Justice Coalition will host a virtual town hall on the topic, “The Murder of George Floyd and Post-Trial Discussion.” The date and time will be determined after the trial verdict is returned.
WCSU STUDENT SURVEY: If you are a WCSU student and would like to support seniors in the BSW Social Work Major, please fill out the survey below and share it with others! The feedback we will receive from participants who are willing to complete this anonymous survey will be very helpful for our group project on asset mapping for a community assessment on substance use. We really appreciate the support and hope everyone is having a great start to their week! Please email Rachel Krehel at email@example.com if you have any questions. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIpG85ZJw349aSzqS7JgpTBFtvWmjoWviYJSHO4C3XqtWejQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
THE GALLERY SUBMISSIONS: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and here at It’s On Us we think it’s very important to talk about recovery from sexual harassment and assault, as well as domestic violence. Therefore, It’s On Us will once again host a virtual and in-person Gallery in April.
We are calling all artists in all forms – makeup, fashion, poetry, painting, photography, drawings, music, any and all types of art that have helped you start your recovery process! The virtual Gallery will take place on April 12-16 on our Instagram (@wcsuitsonus). We will host an in-person Gallery under the Rec Tent on the Midtown campus with performances and a walk-through portion for all the lovely art supplied by YOU!
ATTENTION SENIORS: We’re preparing to celebrate your accomplishments with a Gallery of Graduates. Make sure your photo is included! Upload your image at https://www.wcsu.edu/gallery-of-graduates-form
NEW APP TALKCAMPUS: TalkCampus is an app where you can talk with other students from around the world 24/7 if you’re struggling and worried about your mental health. Your student email address will give you free access, just download TalkCampus from the app store. It’s a place just for you, no staff, no fear of judgement, just instant ongoing support. For more information: https://www.talkcampus.io/wcsu
SPRING ATHLETICS: There will be intercollegiate competition; however, no spectators will be allowed. To follow and support our teams, go to https://westconnathletics.com/ to see live scores and live streaming. Men’s and women’s lacrosse will be streamed with video and stats. Baseball and softball will have live stats only. Follow men’s tennis results as post-match scores are updated.
ART 160 SUMMER CERAMICS: Register for this fun summer art class with Jurg Lanzrein from May 24 to June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Get an introduction to the use of the potter’s wheel as well as hand building and sculpting techniques in clay. Students will focus on the study of functional and nonfunctional form, texture and decoration. Fundamental techniques in clay preparation, glazing and firing will be explored. Competency: Creative Process.
MATH CLINIC OPEN REMOTELY for Spring 2021: Do you need help with your WCSU math courses? Then visit our knowledgeable, helpful and friendly Math Clinic Tutors remotely via WebEx! Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. The Math Clinic Tutors will remain available through final exams. We encourage all students who are taking math classes to use this excellent resource early and often. Check your WCSU student email and Blackboard for the Necessary Tutor WebEx Personal Room links and Access codes/Meeting Numbers. For more information and to find the complete spring 2021 schedule that lists the tutor names, work hours and the courses each is willing and able to tutor, visit www.wcsu.edu/math/math-clinic/, www.wcsu.edu/math/math-clinic/math-clinic-remote/ and https://www.wcsu.edu/math/math-clinic-schedule/
VIRTUAL STUDY HALL AT THE ANCELL COMMONS: All WCSU students are invited! Click here to sign-up and get the BlackBoard Collaborate link. Ancell Commons staff will be on-hand to address questions you may have on time management and the best tips on getting work done in this new virtual environment. Virtual Study Hall Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3 – 5 p.m. Email Elise Budnick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
YOUNG LIBRARY ADDITIONAL HOURS: The Young Library will provide extra drop-in service to Ancell students on Tuesday afternoons 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. for their research using business and legal databases. Students can use http://wcsu.WebEx.com/join/requestryl to get in the virtual room during the hours listed.
TESTING AVAILABLE FOR ALL STUDENTS: Starting Monday, February 1, testing will be available on campus for all students. Testing sites are as follows:
Monday & Tuesday, Midtown Student Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, Westside campus Hall of Fame in the O’Neill Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students should get tested once a week. Testing is free but please bring your insurance card and ID card. Reserve your spot ahead of time to avoid lines.
WCSU FACE MASK POLICY: Please make sure to abide by the policy as outlined on this WCSU Face Mask Policy poster. For more information, check the social distancing guidelines.
U-PASSES ARE HERE: Spring semester U-Passes, that provide free transportation on most trains and buses within Connecticut, are now available for pick-up. The U-Passes can be picked up at one of the Student Center or Campus Center information desks. If you need your pass before then, please email Mark Gegeny at email@example.com to arrange for a pick-up time. U-Passes are available to all registered, undergraduate students at WCSU.
CAMPUS & STUDENT CENTER REGULAR BUILDING SCHEDULE: Please check the building schedule to make sure areas are open before coming to campus. You should be able to find the most recent information and contact information here. https://www.wcsu.edu/campuscenter/building-hours/
EVENT AND CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT MEETING GUIDELINES: For the time being everyone is encouraged to hold virtual meetings only. Please read the guidelines on the flyer for more information.
ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on 6 continents! Plan your summer and fall semester now!
Summer 2021 deadline – February 15 – April – varies by program
Fall 2021 deadline – March 1, 2021
Spring 2022 deadline – September 15, 2021
Contact Donna Warner (203) firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ARE YOU FEELING STRESSED, ANXIOUS, UNWELL?: Check out this 1 minute 27 second video on what to do at WCSU if you feel this way. We’re here to help, so make sure you reach out. Sponsored by Exercise is Medicine on Campus and the HPX department.
RECREATION NOW HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Click on this link to find WestConn Rec on Youtube and make sure you subscribe and follow regularly. Let’s get in shape!
NEWMAN CENTER HOURS OF OPERATIONS: Feel free to stop by any time for support or just to hang out and talk. Find more information on their website.
STRESSBUSTERS: Stressbusters is up and running on the wcsu.edu/ihhs webpage. Click on the Stressbuster image on the landing page and you will navigate to the Stressbusters offering. We have nearly a dozen practitioners offering tips and strategies to better manage stress in these difficult times.
Stressbusters is available on the IHHS webpage all day every day through at least the end of this year — maybe longer.
GUIDED IMAGERY MEDITATION SESSIONS: Guided imagery is a form of focused relaxation where the stream of your imagery is guided by someone else. All of the senses are invoked to create peace and harmony between the mind and body. This technique uses the power of your imagination to reduce anxiety, induce feelings of peace and calm, and bring on a general sense of well-being. To join Dr. Robyn Housemann, and to schedule a virtual session, email email@example.com.
Benefits of Guided Imagery Meditation:
Improves sleep quality * Reduces stress and anxiety * Overall relaxation * Increases mind-fullness * Helps heal from past painful events * Helps to become more connected with oneself * Helps to maintain balance and perspective as you face new opportunities in life.
CAREER FAIRS – HOLD THE DATE: In the weeks leading up to each fair, look out for prep workshops regarding resume building, how to navigate a virtual career fair, and much more. Visit the Career Success Center website for more information.
SPEAK ITS NAME: GAB & GROW, WCSU’s podcast on resources, people and ideas at WCSU, has a new series that started this fall. Speak Its Name features stories about racism and systemic racism, and how they impact members of our WCSU community. Told in their own words, their stories are powerful, and a means for each of us to hear and understand the hold systemic racism has on us. Once we hear these words, we can begin dialogs that will help us identify and move forward on the process of eradicating racism and its chilling effects on so many of our community.
FREE DRIVE-THROUGH COVID TESTING: Free testing will be available at the commuter parking lot on the Westside campus sponsored by the Danbury Community Health Center. No appointment is needed and there is no cost or co-pay associated with this testing. Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All university students, staff and faculty who are currently NOT included in our regular testing protocol can participate. You can visit www.chc1.com for more information.
Cars will enter the campus and line up in the right lane of University Boulevard as necessary to complete their paperwork and wait for testing. The community should be aware that there will be increased traffic on University Boulevard during these hours and the Commuter Parking Lot will be CLOSED until further notice.
LAUNCH OF LIVESAFE APP: WCSU is launching a new mobile application called LIVESafe in collaboration with the WCSU Police Department. Using the WCSU LIVESafe app provides users with direct contact through mobile phone/iPad to campus police and other university offices to easily communicate any health and safety needs on campus. Please use the referenced link to download the app for mobile use.
WANTED: GOLFERS: The WestConn Men’s Golf program, an NCAA varsity sport, is looking for golfers! If you played high school golf, have played in a league or have skill on the course, we need you. Email Head Coach Joe Ward to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, cell phone number and golf background.
SEEKING COMPETITIVE DIVERS: The WCSU Swimming & Diving Team is looking for a few divers!! Now is an excellent time to learn a new sport, build on a gymnastics or cheerleading background and give yourself something more to do this semester! With no set competitive season this year, it’s a perfect time to get started! Spots available on both the men’s and women’s teams! WestConn medical clearance required.
SWIMMING & DIVING FUNDRAISER: This spring, the Swimming & Diving Team is looking to help one of its own. Molly, a junior swimmer, has Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) which is a form of bone marrow cancer. It is a very rare cancer for young people, affecting mainly the elderly. She was diagnosed in high school and had a good period of remission, but has been fighting it off again since late summer. Molly is a patient at Yale New Haven and will be getting a bone marrow transplant this spring/summer. She already has a donor from Be the Match, so it’s just a matter of timing. We want to bring awareness to MDS and support Molly with the help of the Athletic Department and the university community through a FUNdrive — it’s a used clothing and small household appliance drive run through Savers. We will be collecting donations from now until the beginning of May. The drive will pay us per pound for the donations. All the funds we raise will be split between the MDS and Be the Match Foundations. We want this to be successful with help from as many people as possible. Swimming & Diving Coach Jill Cook would love to solicit donations from you in the next two months, especially if you are doing some spring clean outs, closet switch overs, clothes that no longer fit, kids clothes, etc. It really is as easy as cleaning out your closets! Thank you and I hope we can get your support this spring! For more information, email email@example.com.
INSTAGRAM: DO YOU WANT INSTANT EVENT UPDATES ON YOUR PHONE? Follow these accounts: CSI: csi_western; PAC: wcsu_pac; SGA: wcsu_sga; STUDENT AFFAIRS: wcsu_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]
HELP IS HERE!: If you’re struggling in your classes, you are not alone. Reach out to receive willing and free support. Virtual Tutoring, Library & Academic Support where you need it. AccessAbility Services, Ancell Commons, Tutoring Resource Center, Computer Science, Library Research Services, Math Clinic, Writing Center.
TRC OPEN ONLINE: The Tutoring Resource Center is open online and here to help! All services will be offered virtually this semester. Visit 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).
RECREATION FACILITIES HOURS SRING 2021: Stay fit by going to the Midtown Fitness Zone in Berkshire Hall, the Westside Fitness Zone in Pinney Hall, or the Open Pool hours in the O’Neill Center pool. All students, faculty and staff are invited to use the facilities. Bring your ID and wear a mask. Covid policies apply. Go to the Recreation webpage for more information.
WESTCONN RECREATION: Stay fit and and stay healthy. Follow the WestConn Recreation Department on Instagram @westconnrec and build healthy activities and habits into your daily routines.
GIRL TALK: Need someone to talk to? Join this virtual Girl Talk group for female-identifying students sponsored by the Women’s Center. Topics include sexuality, relationships, family, friendships, self-esteem. Just email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will find the best time for all.
HOPE AND HEALING: Join this virtual support group for college students of all identities sponsored by the Women’s Center. For student survivors of sexual violence, dating abuse, and domestic violence. Contact email@example.com to register.
NEWMAN CENTER MASS SCHEDULE: Everyone is invited to attend mass, go to confession, or adoration. Make sure to wear a mask and social distance.
STUDENTS AFFAIRS WEEKLY PHOTO CONTESTS: Follow Student Affairs @wcsu_studentaffairs on Instagram to get alerted to each weekly contest on Mondays with a deadline to submit your photo the following Sunday. Students are eligible to participate each week but can only win once a semester. Prizes are a $10 gift certificate to either the WCSU Bookstore, SoHo Pizza, or Dubl Twister.
TUNE IN TO WXCI 91.7FM: Various programs throughout the week with WCSU’s own DJs. Get more information at http://wxci.org/
THE ROAD TRIP: A WXCI student-led music radio show featuring DJ Straight Edge. Tune in Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m.
THE SPOONFUL WITH DJ ICE CREAM: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show. Tune in Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC IN YOUR SHOES: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show. featuring DJs AC and Cool J. Tune in Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m.
LATE NIGHT NOISE: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Pac-Man the Movie. Tune in Mondays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
JAM DINE: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Courtney. Tune in Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.
SHOUT BROTHER SHOUT: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show featuring DJs Rob and Brian. Tune in Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
HOT JAZZ: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Sam. Tune in Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.
COFFEE RINGS: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Rich. Tune in Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
THE BOOT HEEL: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Wild Bill. Tune in Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m.
THE DJ MOJO DOJO: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show. Tune in Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
CUP OF JOE: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Joe Schmoe. Tune in Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
THE HUMP DAZE: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Matt. Tune in Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
THE REEL: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Dirty Harry. Tune in Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
THE ADVOCATE: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show. Tune in Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
CRITICAL BEATDOWN: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Enigma. Tune in Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
THE WEEKEND WARMUP: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Julian. Tune in Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon
THE GARDEN: A WXCI student-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Lavender. Tune in Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.
RADIO INDISCIPLINE: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Duane. Tune in Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
THE SATURDAY MORNING CLUB: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show with DJs Brian and Bobbie, and Alex the Science Dude. Tune in Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m.
TEA WITH B: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Bobbi. Tune in Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon
WXCI WORLD NEWS:A WXCI student-hosted news radio show featuring DJ Ice Cream. Tune in Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY SOLSTICE RADIO: A WXCI alumna-hosted meditation radio show featuring DJ Kendall. Tune in Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon
3RD SONE FROM THE SUN: A WXCI alumna-hosted music radio show featuring DJ Kendall. Tune in Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
LIFE SENTENCE WITH ALUMNI DJS: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show featuring a variety of DJs. Tune in Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.
EXPEDITIONS WITH DJ COYOTE: A WXCI alumnus-hosted music radio show. Tune in Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m.
HARD ATTACK WITH DJS DAN AND PAUL: A WXCI alumni-hosted music radio show. Tune in Sundays from 9 p.m. to midnight