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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. 27 THERAPY DOG EVENT (WCSU students only)

Phi Alpha Honor Society will host a therapy dog event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the Quadrangle on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The dogs will help students relieve stress before finals. For more information, send an email to ehrler001@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 JUMP-A-THON (WCSU students only)

Tau Kappa Epsilon will host a Jump-a-Thon from noon to midnight on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Jump-a-Thon is a 24-hour event during which a TKE brother will have to constantly be jumping on a trampoline in order to raise funds for the fraternity's primary philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There will be food, music, karaoke, games and more. It will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to luis012@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Study Techniques That Work for Me" 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 SENIOR PORTRAITS AND CLASS RINGS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits and Jostens class rings from 2 to 7 p.m. during the "Grad Salute" in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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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 WCSU BASEBALL VS. FDU-FLORHAM: 

The Colonials will take on FDU-Florham in a non-conference game 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/index.

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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 dessert 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 SENIOR PORTRAITS AND CLASS RINGS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits and Jostens class rings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the  university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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Apr. 30 CAMPUS CELEBRATION (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a celebration to honor the dedication and accomplishments of Dr. James W. Schmotter upon his retirement as eighth president of the university from 3 to 6 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/President-Schmotter-retiring.asp.

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Apr. 30 WCSU BASEBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 

In the final tune-up before its Little East Conference finale at UMass-Boston, the Colonials will take on the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Bloodhounds in a non-league 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/index.

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

"Greek Week" will conclude with a Lip-Sync Battle sponsored by Greek Council, SGA and IRHA 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.

MAY EVENTS

May 1 CSU PSYCHOLOGY DAY: 

CSU Psychology Day will feature an overview of psychology research being conducted on all four CSU campuses. From 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. there will be a poster session in the Warner Hall Lyceum on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Fairfield University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Margaret McClure will speak in the Warner Hall Lyceum. The events will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to murphys@wcsu.edu.

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 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 at www.surveymonkey.com/s/9JPJXPF.

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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 2 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 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 4 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 Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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 simonp@wcsu.edu.

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 SENIOR CRUISE (WCSU students and guests only)

The Student Government Association will host the Senior Cruise on Lady Katharine Cruises from 5 p.m. to midnight, departing from Middletown. The bus will leave the Westside campus at 5 p.m., the cruise will be from 7 to 10 p.m., and the bus will return to campus at midnight. The event is semi-formal and open to WCSU students and their guests only. The cost is $35 for graduating seniors, $50 for non-graduating WCSU students and $60 for guests. There will be a cash bar, DJ, raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1624959467738707 or send an email to tryon002@connect.wcsu.edu.

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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. Sen Chris Murphy will deliver the commencement address. 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 SENIOR BARBECUE (WCSU students only)

The Student Government Association will host a Senior Barbecue from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be food, a dessert bar and a cash bar, as well as a DJ and lawn games. This event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to tryon002@connect.wcsu.edu.

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 Connecticut 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 16 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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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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