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University Events: December 2016 and January 2017

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DECEMBER EVENTS

Dec. 1 - 12 TOY DRIVE: 

The WCSU Excel Program has partnered with the Multicultural Center of Greater Danbury to collect new toys or gift cards for children ages 6 to 13, to be distributed during the center's Three Kings event in December. Unwrapped toys, gift cards and wrapping paper may be dropped off in Room 016 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to coraizacaj@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 1 - 11 EXHIBITION - "RICHARD KLEIN: THE SAME GLASS, TWICE": 

"Richard Klein: The Same Glass, Twice" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Richard-Klein-exhibition.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Dec. 7 - 11 A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO SHOW: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "A Christmas Carol Radio Show" at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8 and 9;  2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 10; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 11, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Directed by John Hickok. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/a-christmas-carol-radio-show-tickets-29407629010.

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Dec. 8 - 9 CERAMICS SALE: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a sale of student ceramic work from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 012 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Art-Department-student-ceramics-sale.asp.

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Dec. 9 COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT CONNECT: 

Western Community Service Project Connect will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is a one-stop housing and service fair that brings together more than 60 area agencies to provide immediate assistance to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing and social services assistance. Opening ceremonies are at 11 a.m. and the public is invited. For more information, email dennisd@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-1504.

Dec. 9 - 10 AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: 

The WCSU Department of Music will present "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Dec. 10 LOVE WINS CONCERT: 

The Love Wins Benefit Concert will be at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $50 for a VIP reception with the musicians before the concert and $35 for general admission. For more information and tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/love-wins-a-celebration-of-food-and-music-to-benefit-the-ana-grace-project-the-ana-grace-marquez-tickets-27634847573.

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Dec. 12 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 13 YOGA MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host a series of free meditation classes, "Sahaja Yoga Meditation, at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple yet profound guided meditation with easy to do hand movements all done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 15 HANCOCK STUDENT LEADERSHIP PUBLIC FORUM: 

The Hancock Student Leadership Program (HSLP) will showcase Hancock Student Leaders' shadowing placements and the students' readings on leadership at 5:30 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. HSLP students who will report on their experiences include Kyle Gaudet, Kristen Hinz, Kaitlyn LaBonte, Trevor Lyons, Molly Mathiew, Victor Namer and Kristy Trotta. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to manesa@wcsu.edu.

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Dec. 15 WCSU THEATRE ALUMNI GALA (WCSU theatre alumni and guests)

WCSU theatre alumni and their guests are invited to an evening of music, food and fun at 7 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature a cocktail reception, tours of the facility and a silent auction, followed by a musical performance at 8 p.m. in the VPAC MainStage Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/theatre-alumni-gala-tickets-26883114118.

 

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Dec. 18 SEMESTER ENDS: 

The 2016 fall semester ends today.

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Dec. 19 - Jan. 13 WINTER INTERSESSION: 

Winter intersession begins on Dec. 19 and ends on Jan. 13.

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Dec. 26 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: 

University closed; no classes.

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Dec. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

The 2016 version of the Hat City Tournament kicks off two days and four games of women's basketball. Western opens Friday night's action when it takes on Ramapo College at 5 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Trinity College will face Wheaton College in the nightcap at 7 p.m. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Dec. 31 HAT CITY TOURNAMENT: 

The Hat City Tournament consolation and championship games are a perfect prequel to your New Year's Eve celebration. The consolation game is set for 2 p.m. with the championship tip-off at 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Dec. 12 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

JANUARY EVENTS

Jan 2 NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY: 

University closed; no classes.

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Jan 2 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY: 

The men's basketball team opens the new year with a non-conference meeting with The College of New Jersey at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 4 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MITCHELL COLLEGE: 

The women's basketball team, fresh off its Hat City Tournament, will take on cross-state rival Mitchell College in a non-conference game at 8 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 9 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. STOCKTON COLLEGE: 

The Colonials close out their home, non-conference schedule when they host the Stockton College Ospreys at 5 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 10 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Jan 11 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The Colonials return to Little East Conference action when they host Keene State College in the opener of a basketball doubleheader with the men at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 11 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

Western's men's basketball team will cap off a basketball twin bill when it hosts Keene State College following the women's tilt. Game time against the Owls is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 13 SIP AND SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a festive evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while you sample wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. For more information or to make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-29599395589.

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Jan 14 WCSU SWIMMING & DIVING VS. HUNTER COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's swimming & diving team returns to the water after a long intersession break to host Hunter College in a dual meet at 11 a.m. in the O'Neill Center Pool on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 14 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's basketball team and 15-year head coach Kimberley Rybczyk will host Alumnae Day when Plymouth State University comes to town. At 11 a.m., prior to the start of the contest, there will be a competitive game between countless alumnae. The match with the Panthers will tip off at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 14 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will host the Plymouth State Panthers in a Little East Conference battle at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The game with the northern New Hampshire squad will take place immediately following the women's game. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 15 BRIDAL EXPO: 

A bridal expo, Wedding Steps Bridal Show, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Vendors will include photographers, videographers, suppliers of transportation, bridal fashions, invitations, jewelry and more. Admission is $9. For more information, go to www.weddingsteps.com/.

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Jan 18 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western women will kick off the battle between East and West as the team hosts its intra-state rival, Eastern Connecticut State University, in a key Little East Conference match at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 18 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

East meets West - Take Two ... The Western men will face Eastern Connecticut State University in a sure-to-be-fierce battle between intra-state rivals. The Colonials and Warriors will tip off immediately after the women meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 21 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to academictesting@wcsu.edu.

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Jan 26 - Mar. 12 EXHIBITION - "WOMEN'S WORK": 

"Women's Work" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, March. 12, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Women's Work" features the work of 12 female artists who have completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center within the past few years. The exhibition features poetry and prose, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and installation art. Through these various forms, the artists embrace and challenge gender roles and stereotypes often associated with women's work. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan 26 EXHIBITION OPENING - "WOMEN'S WORK": 

The Gallery Opening for "Women's Work" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, March. 12. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited; reservations are requested. Make a reservation at www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan 27 WCSU SWIMMING & DIVING VS. WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: 

As a tune-up to the upcoming Little East Conference Championships, the Colonials will host the Westfield State University Owls in a dual meet at 6 p.m. in the O'Neill Center Pool on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan 30 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

A visiting artist will discuss his or her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. 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 slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan 31 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The first spring semester 2017 presentation of the series, "Climate and Weather," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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