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University Events: April and May 2015

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 1 - 30 FOOD AND BLANKET DRIVE: 

The Phi Alpha Honor Society will hold a food and blanket drive to benefit the Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Family & Children's Aid. Donations may be left throughout April in the boxes outside of the Department of Social Work Office, Room 101 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to fingerthomas001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 2 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 2 HEALTH FAIR: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be more than 30 exhibitors from campus and the local area providing information and interactive exhibits. There will be free reiki and massage, tea tasting, Tibetan Singing Bowl demonstration, and much more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to housemannr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 2 - 13 GALLERY OPENING - M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 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 Monday, April 13. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-thesis-exhibition.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 2 CELT WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty and staff only)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host a brown-bag discussion regarding "Innovation in the Classroom" at 1:30 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Associate Professor of History Dr. Leslie Lindenauer and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Christine Hegel-Cantarella will host an informal conversation about innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a time of decreasing resources. It will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/. To RSVP, email lindenauerl@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8869.

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Apr. 2 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act, The Station, and the featured act, Devine Carama. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Apr. 3 - 4 DAY OF REFLECTION: 

University closed; no classes.

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Apr. 4 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU softball team is scheduled to take on Keene State College at 1 p.m. at Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. in New Britain. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 4 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. KEENE STATE: 

The men's lacrosse team will face Keene State in a Little East Conference game at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Apr. 5 WCSU BASEBALL V. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials are scheduled to take on Plymouth State University in a double-header that will begin at noon at SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 6 BIRDS OF PREY DEMONSTRATION (Animal Week event): 

An eagle, hawk and owl will take flight at noon over the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury, as a trainer from A Place Called Hope discusses each bird. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/1401550013484989.

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Apr. 6 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. POST UNIVERSITY: 

The Western men's tennis team, under the guidance of head coach Shawn Stillman, will take on the Post University Eagles in a non-conference match at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Apr. 6 INTERNATIONAL FILMS FESTIVAL SCREENING (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a screening of "Bend It Like Beckham" at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Assistant Professor of Justice and Law Dr. Divya Sharma will moderate this "Change Your Latitude - International Films Festival 2015" screening, which is free and open to the campus community only.

Apr. 6 HENRY BARNARD DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARDS BANQUET: 

The Connecticut State University System Foundation will honor 12 outstanding seniors from Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities with the presentation of the 27th Annual Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards at 5:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. For reservations or more information, send an email to raimondit@ct.edu.

Apr. 7 WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON: 

Businesswoman MaryJean Rizzo-Rebeiro will be honored with the WCSU Foundation's Community Service Award for her commitment to Danbury and organizations that benefit a wide range of residents at the 34th annual WestConn Society luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MaryJeanRizzo-Rebeiro-WestConnSocietyLuncheon.asp. To purchase tickets online, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/luncheon. For more information, call (203) 837-8479.

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Apr. 7 WOLF CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION (Animal Week event): 

Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, will visit WCSU at noon in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/1401550013484989.

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Apr. 7 INTERNATIONAL FILMS FESTIVAL SCREENING (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a screening of "Les Miserables" at 4:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Professor of Marketing Dr. Ben Oumlil will moderate this "Change Your Latitude - International Films Festival 2015" screening, which is free and open to the campus community only.

Apr. 7 HUMAN TRAFFICKING DISCUSSION: 

Senior social work students will host a discussion, "Human Trafficking: What is It and How Can I Help?" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Following the screening of a short film, there will be a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to fingerthomas001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 8 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Judy Glantzman will discuss 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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Apr. 8 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Resume-writing and Professional Networking" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Apr. 8 REPTILES ON THE MOVE (Animal Week event): 

Reptiles will be on display at WCSU at noon in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/848880385173049.

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Apr. 8 GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Transcontinental Piano Duo will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 8 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, Elaine Generoso will discuss "Train Your Brain" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The lecture is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to housemannr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 8 CAREER FAIR (ConnSCU students, alumni, faculty and staff only)

The WCSU Career Development Center (CDC) will host the 20th annual Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. More than 60 employers are expected to attend the fair, which will be free and open to ConnSCU students, alumni, faculty and staff only. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/cdc/services/careerfairs.asp or call the CDC at (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 8 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The Western men's tennis team continues its non-league slate when it hosts the Purchase College Panthers at 4 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Apr. 8 WCSU BASEBALL V. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials have been forced to play the season away from the Westside Field due to lingering snow and wet grass, but the team will finally have its home opener against the Wesleyan University Cardinals in a non-league game at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 8 INTERNATIONAL FILMS FESTIVAL SCREENING (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a screening of "Casablanca" at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Marketing Dr. Ben Oumlil will moderate this "Change Your Latitude - International Films Festival 2015" screening, which is free and open to the campus community only.

Apr. 9 "STEP UP" AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (WCSU campus community only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "'Step Up' Against Sexual Assault" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU students will decorate awareness flags that will be placed on the Midtown campus quadrangle. There will be raffles and refreshments for WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 9 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 9 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. NEWBURY COLLEGE: 

The WCSU softball team, led by WCSU alumna Heather Stone, will face Newbury College in a non-league double-header that will begin at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 9 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

The Colonials, under 10-year head coach Jen Ouellet, will face the Ramapo College Roadrunners in a non-league game at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Apr. 9 WCSU BASEBALL V. ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE: 

The Colonials, under head coach John Susi, will take on the Albertus Magnus College Falcons in a non-league double-header that will begin at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 9 INTERNATIONAL FILMS FESTIVAL SCREENING (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a screening of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" at 4:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Professor of Economics Dr. Zuohong Pan will moderate this "Change Your Latitude - International Films Festival 2015" screening, which is free and open to the campus community only.

Apr. 9 LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Center for Student Involvement will host Jason LeVasseur, who will present a leadership workshop at 5 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 9 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act, local winners of a "Defining Moments in Women's Lives" contest, and the featured act, Jason LeVasseur. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Apr. 10 'REC AFTER DARK" (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host After Hours from 10 p.m. to midnight in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be a blacklight dodgeball tournament, a Zumba class, and the Colonial Fitness Zone will be open until midnight. Food will be served. Donations will accepted for Relay for Life. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Apr. 11 ACCEPTED STUDENTS DAY (Students accepted to WCSU and their parents only)

Accepted students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, coaches, current students and future classmates from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students and their families can also take a campus tour, check out housing options and learn more about student life at the university. This event is for accepted students and their families only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/admissions/accepted/.

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Apr. 11 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The Colonials' Little East Conference home opener will be against the University of Southern Maine Huskies at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Apr. 11 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

Following the WCSU women's lacrosse game against Southern Maine, the men's team will face UMass-Boston  at 3 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Apr. 11 PLANETARIUM 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 on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Apr. 12 NFL COMBINE (WCSU students only)

Recreational Services will host the "WCSU Combine" at noon in the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU students will perform a multitude of physical tests to see how they rank. Pre-registration is required at www.imleagues.com or by email to allenj@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 13 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview workshop at 2 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 13 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 14 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performer will be Sophia Cannavo. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 15 FORAGING TOUR: 

Naturalist Steve Brill will conduct a foraging tour at 9 a.m. at the Westside Nature Preserve on the the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The tour will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/422666841227677/ or send an email to weinsteinl@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 15 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Strategies for Final Exam Success" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Apr. 15 GUEST ARTIST AND FACULTY RECITAL: 

Violist Hannah Levinson, soprano Patty Goble and baritone Richard Weidlich will join WCSU Professor of Music Dr. Russell Hirshfield, on piano, and Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts Dr. Dan Goble, on saxophone, in a recital performance of music by Rhian Samuel, a prize-winning composer of more than 100 choral, chamber and orchestral works. The recital will be at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 15 - 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 15 & 16; 8 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 19 and 26. Broadway's longest-running musical revue is a red-hot evening of rock-and-roll and rhythm and blues standards by songwriters Leiber and Stoller. Directed by Julio Agustin Matos Jr. Seating is extremely limited.To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/SmokeyJoesCafe.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 16 TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host Take Our Children to Work Day events on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Children of faculty and staff ages 8 to 18 will participate in age-appropriate activities. The events are open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, send an email to boylep@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 16 - 25 ALUMNI TRAVEL - ROME & THE AMALFI COAST: 

Alumni and friends will experience the history, food, wines  and culture of Rome, Ravello, Vietri-sul-Mare, Sorrento, Positano, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Naples, Italy. For more information, go to https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/633681#.U-ElFJzCogo. To book a reservation, contact Kay Schreiber at (203) 790-8342 or send an email to kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.

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Apr. 16 LEMONADE EVENT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Philosophy Club will host "When Life Gives You Lemons" from noon to 3 p.m. on the Quadrangle of the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is open to WCSU students only and will feature free lemonade and words of wisdom on the quad. For more information, send an email to avery021@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 16 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature WXCI 91.7 Open Mic Night. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Apr. 17 BRONX ZOO TRIP (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Honors Student Organization will host a trip to the Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd. in Bronx, New York. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 8:15 a.m. and leave the Bronx at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for WCSU students and $65 for guests, and are on sale now at the Information Desk in the Midtown Student Center, 181 White St. in Danbury. A Total Experience Tiicket includes round-trip bus transportation and admission and unlimited access to special rides and attractions available during the date of visit. It may include the 4D Theater, Jungle World, Shuttle Rides, Wild Asia Monorail, Children's Zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, Butterfly Garden, Bug Carousal and the Dinosaur Safari, depending on the weather. For more information, send an email to lin016@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 17 - 19 CONSIGNMENT EVENT: 

The Connecticut Kids Closet will hold a spring consignment event in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, there will be a pre-sale for charity. Entry will be gained with a $10 donation or a bag of non-perishable groceries. The public will be admitted for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The event will include thousands of new and second-hand children's clothes, shoes, toys, games, bikes, books, strollers, high chairs, changing tables, gliders, bedding, baby gear and more. For information, visit www.ctkidscloset.com or call (860) 350-6260.

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Apr. 17 WCSU BASEBALL V. WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials are scheduled to take on Westfield State University at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 18 RESEARCH CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the 2015 Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference. Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. To register for the event, go https://alumni.wcsu.edu/sigma-xi. For more information, visit http://community.sigmaxi.org/home/.

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Apr. 18 FLUTE MASTERCLASS: 

The Ives Concert Flutists will host a Flute Masterclass with Susan Hoeppner at noon in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student flutists will play selected solos with Linda Mark as the accompanist. Hoeppner will critique the pieces. A reception will follow. For more information, send an email to luppino002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 18 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present cellist Sophie Shao, violinist Frank Huang and pianist Gilles Vonsattel at 7:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is a DCA subscription event. For more information, go to www.danburyconcert.org/index.shtml.

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Apr. 19 CHUCK'S MINI-MUDDER: 

The WCSU Recreation Office, Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department and the Student Government Association will host "Chuck's Mini-Mudder" on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex. Heats will begin at 8 a.m. and will occur in 15-minute intervals. The event will begin and end on the turf field of the stadium and will include 16 physical challenges over the course of two miles, many of which are covered in mud. Registration is $15 per person before April 10 and $20 per person after April 10. WCSU students can participate for free with valid I.D. Participants must be 12 years old and up. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ChucksMiniMudder, www.wcsu.edu/recreation, or send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu or hart056@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 20 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Art writer, historian and curator Dr. Jennifer Samet and gallerist Steven Harvey will offer their perspectives on artists and the contemporary art scene 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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Apr. 20 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The Ancell School of Business will host "The Entrepreneurial Arc: A Panel Discussion with Successful Local Business Leaders" at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Participants will include David Reunert, CEO of National Galactic; WCSU alumna Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, a psychotherapist, Board Certified Career Coach and speaker; and Manny Carreras, a local entrepreneur, property owner and restauranteur. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to assenzap@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 20 THE CHALLENGE (WCSU campus community only)

The Newbury Hall staff will host "The Challenge," a campus-wide event that resembles the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" in a fun and cultured way. The event will begin at White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Groups of four people will compete in a race around the campus in multiple challenges, which will include strength, logic, problem-solving, teamwork and agility. There will be raffles and prizes will be rewarded. Open to the campus community only. For more information, send an email to bethkes@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 INTERNSHIP FAIR (WCSU campus community only)

Student interns in Western's Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department will present an overview of their internship experiences with poster presentations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the campus community.  For more information, call (203) 837-8612.

Apr. 21 HEART OF ART FESTIVAL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Philosophy Club will host the "Heart of Art Festival," featuring live music, a 24-foot community canvas and more, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Quadrangle of the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to sabbagh005@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performer will be Reuel Camacho. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 FRESH-CHECK DAY (WCSU campus community only)

"Fresh Check Day," a signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF), will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event aims to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses through interactive expo booths, free food, entertainment, prizes and giveaways. It also serves as a reminder that WCSU cares about its students and their well-being. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.freshcheckday.com.

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Apr. 21 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 21 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE (Earth Day event): 

Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener will discuss "Climate Change: It's Real, It's Here, It's Time To Act" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Earth Day event will be free and open to the public.

Apr. 21 CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will focus on the theme of DUSK to DAWN. The Chamber Singers will perform Roger Petrich's variations on the chorale, "Ah, Holy Jesus," the first movement of Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, and smaller works from Stephen Paulus, Ludwig Lenel and Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." The Concert Choir will perform Paul Mealor's "Ubi Caritas," Handel's "O Praise the Mighty Lord," Jacob Narverud's "STONE" and "Sure on This Shining Night" by Morten Lauridsen. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 22 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host an internship information session at noon in Room 416 of the Ruth Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 22 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 22 WCSU BASEBALL V. NICHOLS COLLEGE: 

The Colonials are scheduled to take on Nichols College in a double-header that will begin at 3 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 22 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Central Connecticut State University Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology Dr. Paul Hapeman will discuss "Field and Laboratory Methods for Mustelid Conservation: Examples from American Marten, Mink and Fisher" at 4 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to monettem@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 GALLERY OPENING - SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Senior Thesis Exhibition 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 Tuesday, May 5. The opening and 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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Apr. 22 JLA CLUB LECTURE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Justice and Law Club will present "The Polygraph in the Job Interview Process: The Myth, the Magic and the Science" at 6 p.m. in a location to be determined on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The presentation will be tailored to the job interview process for both the private and public sector, and is relevant to all students who may enter a career in which polygraph testing occurs. The lecture will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to salino001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 

WCSU Professor of Management Dr. Eugene Buccini will engage in conversation with Dr. John Patrick about the future of health care at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. As health care changes and evolves at a rapid pace, Internet industry pioneer Patrick will explain what lies ahead and what these advancements will mean for businesses, health care and the future. Patrick will discuss his new book, "Health Attitude," and will sell and sign copies after the talk. The public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/JohnPatrick-lecture.asp.

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Apr. 23 - 25 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 20th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU jazz faculty and select student groups will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron will be the guest performer with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra in concert on Friday, April 24. The climactic Jazz Fest concert on Saturday, April 25, will feature the Jimmy Heath Big Band, led by the acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and music educator Jimmy Heath. Admission will be free for the Thursday concert; reservation and ticket information for the Friday and Saturday concerts is available at (203) 837-TIXX and www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2015JazzFest.asp.

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Apr. 24 MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE TRIP (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Accounting Society and Student Government Association will host a trip to the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street in New York. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 8:30 a.m. and return to campus at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 for WCSU students and $45 for guests, and are on sale now at the Information Desk in the Midtown Student Center, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will have access to the museum and take part in a guided tour. For more information, send an email to koukos002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 PLANETARIUM 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 on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Apr. 26 OOZABALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU students only)

The Recreation Council will host the second mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at noon on the grass recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Pre-registration is required and only current WCSU students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu or hart056@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 26 WCSU BASEBALL V. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 

The Colonials are scheduled to take on City College of New York in a double-header that will begin at 1 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 26 NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 26 MUSICAL JEOPARDY (WCSU students only)

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will host "Musical Jeopardy" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only, this will be Jeopardy with a musical theme: questions will include identifying songs, artists and music terms. For more information, send an email to jara004@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which  award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8521.

Apr. 28 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performer will be Dan Mustin. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8576.

Apr. 29 JOB SEARCH WRAP-UP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a job search wrap-up workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will address student job search activities and other sources for job search information. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

Apr. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free, end-of-year cookout featuring grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and freezer pops at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 29 SYMPHONIC BAND, BURLESQUE AND JAZZ: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will feature the lush harmony of Mendelssohn and Franz Biebl, the burlesque of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," and the jazz-inspired music of Dana Wilson. Faculty guest artist Dr. Fernando Jimenez will perform on trombone a WCSU commission, "Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble" by Dana Wilson. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 - May. 3 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "THE CAT IN THE HAT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Cat in the Hat" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 10:30 a.m. (school matinees) on April 30 and May 1; 3 and 7 p.m. on May 2; 3 p.m. on May 3. "The Cat in the Hat" will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages, and is the perfect show to bring the whole family to. This is a limited production, with only three shows available to the public. Directed by WCSU adjunct instructor Anthony DePoto. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 WCSU BASEBALL V. JOHN JAY COLLEGE: 

The Colonials are scheduled to take on John Jay College in a double-header that will begin at 3 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 30 LIP-SYNC CONTEST (WCSU students only)

"Greek Week" will conclude with a Lip-Sync contest sponsored by Greek Council, SGA, IRHA and Institutional Advancement at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Only WCSU students may compete, but the campus community is invited to watch. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, a cappella group The Parallel Fifths. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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MAY EVENTS

May 1 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 11th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU alumna and Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Scientist Dr. Birgit Fogal will be the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. There will be a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/wrd/ or send an email to maskels@wcsu.edu.

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May 1 POWDER PUFF TOURNAMENT (Open to female WCSU students only)


The WCSU Recreation Department will host a Powder Puff Tournament beginning at noon on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event is open to female WCSU students only. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, go to www.imleagues.com or send an email to allenj@wcsu.edu.

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May 2 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program will host an Instructional Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The keynote speaker will be Vanderbilt University Professor of Education and Human Development Dr. Donna Ford, who will discuss "On Being a Culturally Competent Educational Professional: Models, Strategies and Resources." The event will be free; registration is required.

May 2 KODALY WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Department of Music will present a Kodaly Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the choir room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. The workshop will provide information about the solfege technique for future educators to apply in the classroom. The workshop will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to jara004@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 3 SAXOFESTIVUS: 

The WCSU Saxophone Orchestra and Saxophone Quartets will perform at 2 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The afternoon performance will feature feats of strength with a program that includes works by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Gabriel, Leonard Bernstein and Alfred Desenclos. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 3 DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE: 

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

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May 5 ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE (WCSU students only)

The Eversion Dance Club will host the annual "Spring Showcase" at 5 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The showcase will be a dance concert featuring routines  choreographed and performed by members of the Eversion Dance Club. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to wigglesworth005@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 8 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. For more information, call (203) 837-8244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

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May 9 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Solo and Ensemble Festival will enable music students from ages 11-18 to sing and perform for WCSU's outstanding music faculty in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to all piano, band, orchestra, jazz and choral students from 5th grade through high school seniors. Students will prepare a solo or small ensemble (up to 13 players) of their choosing to be performed live. Students will receive immediate verbal and written feedback and have the opportunity to earn awards for outstanding performances. The cost is $10 per student, per entry, with no limit on the number of entries. For more information, send an email to wigginst@wcsu.edu.

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May 9 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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May 10 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Former governor M. Jodi Rell will deliver the commencement address. For more information, call (203) 837-8800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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May 11 - May. 16 WCSU OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will perform at 8 p.m. at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St., third floor, in New York.

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May 12 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Ninth Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with an integrative medicine workshop conducted by Dr. William Lee Cowden and Dr. Eva Sapi. At 6 p.m., there will be a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Dr. Richard Horowitz will speak, followed by the presentation of the "Courage in Advocacy Award" to Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.LymeConnection.Org, send an email to jennifer@lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 13 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. For more information, call (203) 837-8244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

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May 15 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. For more information, call (203) 837-8800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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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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Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
36° / 59° 34° / 56° 36° / 43° 39° / 54° 33° / 54°