Alumni

Sip & Sketch: Friday, Jan. 18

The WCSU Department of Art will host “Sip & Sketch” on Friday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) 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 fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks, sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52496175474. Use code WCSUALUM2019 for your alumni discount.


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29  

 

Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting, Tuesday, January 29

OM 304 Conf. Room 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 6

Wednesday, Feb. 6: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Westside Classroom Building – President’s Reception Room.

Snow date Wednesday, Feb. 13.

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Board meeting.


The Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury: Friday, Feb 8

WCSU will present the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Alumni receive a FREE drink!


The Magic Flute: Saturday, Feb 9

WCSU Opera Ensemble presents The Magic Flute on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main stage Theatre of the visual and Performing Arts Center

on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Margaret Astrup will direct.

Set in a mythical land between the sun and the moon, Mozart’s masterpiece, The Magic Flute, will be performed in English on the Mainstage Theater of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Described as “a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism,” this opera has something for everyone!

Join the Alumni Association Board for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance. RSVP for your $30 tickets for both the reception and the theatre by calling (203) 837-8298 or ordering online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.


Jazz: Sunday, Feb. 24

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform on Sunday, Feb. 24, 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. Four of Western’s jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-48124678208 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 26

The Alumni Association Executive Committee will meet in OM 304 Conf. Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26.


An evening of Jazz: Friday, Mar. 1

Western’s Jazz Studies faculty members Jimmy GreeneJamie Begian and Andrew Beals will lead their groups through a mix of classic large ensemble repertoire from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries on Friday, Mar. 1, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/frankensax-jazz-ensemble-jazz-orchestra-tickets-48124703283or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Cocktail Reception and tickets to “Ubu”: Saturday, Mar. 2

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Ubu” in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Join the Alumni Association Board for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance.

Order your $30 per person tickets for both the reception and the performance at (203) 837-8298 or order online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.

 

Ubu Roi (Ubu the King or King Ubu) is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l’Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896.[1][2] It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural rules, norms, and conventions. The WCSU “UBU” is adapted, directed and has original music by Sal Trapani.


Symphony and Winds: Sunday, Mar. 3

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, will perform on Sunday, Mar. 3, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-ensemble-symphonic-band-tickets-48124800574 or call (203) 837-8732. Use CodeALUM2019 for free ticket(s).


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 6

Wednesday, Mar. 6: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Student Center- Midtown campus Room 202 (Conference/Meeting Room)

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Board meeting.


Sip & Sketch: Friday, Mar. 22

The WCSU Department of Art will host “Sip & Sketch” on Friday, Mar. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) 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 fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52498716073. Use code WCSUALUM2019 to get $5 off a fun evening.


Jazz Combos: Friday, Mar. 22

Four of the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform on Friday, Mar. 22, 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. Four of Western’s jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-48124825649 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to receive your free ticket(s).


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, Mar. 26

The Alumni Association Executive Committee will meet in OM 304, Conf. Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 26.


Piano Recital: Tuesday, Apr. 2

Students in the WCSU music program will present a piano studio recital featuring music for two and four hands on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-studio-recital-tickets-48124846712 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Alumni Association Meeting: Wednesday, Apr. 3

Wednesday, Apr. 3: 6 – 8:30 p.m. Student Center- Midtown campus room 202 (Conference/Meeting Room)

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Board meeting.


Opera Scenes: Saturday, Apr. 6

Opera Scenes for the whole family!

Including scenes from La Traviata, Little Red Riding Hood, The Consul, and much more!

featuring alumni from the Music Department on stage with the current students 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. Please note the time for this event is 7 p.m. Look for an alumni discount and highlights of Opera Scenes.


Cocktail Reception and tickets to “Crazy For You”: Saturday, Apr. 6

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Crazy For You” on the Main Stage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Join the Alumni Association Board for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets for both the reception and the performance will be $30 per person and order online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.


The Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury: Friday, Apr. 12

WCSU will present the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” on Friday, Apr. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information. Alumni will receive a FREE drink!


Chamber Singers & Choir: Tuesday, Apr. 23

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform on Tuesday, Apr. 23,  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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-chamber-singers-and-university-choir-tickets-48124922940 or call (203) 837-8732.


WCSU Orchestra: Sunday, Apr. 28

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at Sunday, Apr. 28, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-orchestra-tickets-48124957042 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get free ticket(s).


Sip & Sketch: Friday, May 3

The WCSU Department of Art and the WCSU Alumni Association will host “Sip & Sketch” on Friday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) 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 fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52499258696. Use code WCSUALUM2019 to get $5 off.


Cocktail Reception and tickets to “Much Ado About Nothing”: Saturday, May 4

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on the Main Stage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Join the Alumni Association Board for a pre-theatre reception at The Daily Grind at 6:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets for both the reception and the performance will be $30 per person. Order online at alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-events.

Benedick and Beatrice don’t love each other but then they do. Claudio and Hero love each other but then they don’t but then they do again. Everyone gets married.


Percussion Ensemble: Sunday, May 5

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform on Sunday, May 5, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-48125085426 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Chamber Ensembles & Chorale: Tuesday, May 7

The WCSU Chamber Ensembles and Concert Chorale will perform on Tuesday, May 7, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chamber-music-and-concert-chorale-tickets-48125103480or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free ticket(s).


Wednesday, May 8: Grad Salute

Alumni, If you would like to help out at Grad Salute, call the office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.

Tasks available:

  • Check in the candidates
  • Confirm Identification
  • Sell Stoles of Gratitude
  • Assist students one-on-one
  • Distribute regalia

Time Needed: The Grad Salute runs from 3 – 7 p.m. Set up begins at 2 p.m. Regalia distribution begins at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, and we appreciate your time and hours, as available. This is a great time to interact with our students as they prepare to become our newest alumni.


Winds & Symphonic Band: Wednesday, May 8

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, will perform on Wednesday, May 8, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-ensemble-symphonic-band-tickets-48124800574 or call (203) 837-8732. Use code ALUM2019 to get your free tickets.


Commencement 2019: Sunday, May 19

Western Connecticut State University will hold combined Commencement exercises for graduate and undergraduate students on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. We invite all alumni to join us in celebrating this year’s new alumni.

Legacy alumni are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony by leading the procession of gradates and welcoming the class of 2019 into the Alumni Association. Festivities include:

  • 9 a.m.  –  Academic Dress,  Webster Bank Arena (academic regalia will be provided for you if you do not have your own)
  • 10 a.m.   –  Academic Procession, Webster Bank Arena

The ceremony will immediately follow. Special seating will be provided for all alumni participating in the procession. During the past several years, alumni from those celebrating their 50th class reunion to our more recent graduates have participated in Commencement by leading the procession. This tradition is a wonderful way to honor all of our graduates, along with your student, and welcome them into the WCSU Alumni Association. I hope you will join us as we celebrate the Class of 2018.

Please RSVP by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298 or email alumni@wcsu.edu.

Click here to learn more about Commencement 2019.


Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 28

The Alumni Association Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 28 in the OM 304 Conf. Room from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


WCSU Alumni Association Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 5

The Alumni Association Annual meeting is Wednesday, June 5 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  in the Campus Center Conference Room on the Westside campus,  Room 212 / 214 (Conference/Meeting Room)

RSVP to (203) 837-8298 if you plan on attending the Alumni Association Annual Board meeting.