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A BUILDING WITH AN ARTIST'S ATTITUDE

Folks in the visual and performing arts are not, as a rule, staid. Most artists push the edges and question the status quo. You could say the same for the new Visual & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University, a playfully provocative and engaging building that questions the conventional. It shares these qualities with the students and faculty who inhabit its studios and performance spaces and who gain creative energy from the architecture. "The building has already ratcheted up the work," says Dan Goble, dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, describing the enthusiastic reception of the center. "They're rising to the level of the building."... [read more]

WCSU BOASTS BEST SOCIAL MOBILITY RANKING IN STATE

Two Web-based companies, CollegeNET and PayScale, have created a national social mobility index, or SMI, to "comparatively assess the role of our higher education system in providing a conduit for economic and social advancement." Western Connecticut State University in Danbury recently placed No. 11 on the inaugural list. It is the highest rank in the state. ... [read more]

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THROUGH DEC. 6 ART EXHIBITION Visual & Performing Arts Center Gallery, Westside campus More Info

DEC. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC CONCERTS Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, Visual & Performing Arts Center, Westside campus More Info

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