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University Events: May and June 2018

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MAY EVENTS

May 20 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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May 20 CHOIR CONCERT: 

The First Congregational Church of Ridgefield will present its Fifth Annual WCSU/FCC Student Intern Recital as part of its Fountain Music Series at 4 p.m. at the church, 103 Main St. in Ridgefield. WCSU voice students Nicole Salamon, Amy Cerbie, Edwin Rodriguez and Anthony DeLuco will each perform a solo at the beginning of the program and then will be joined by fellow WCSU opera students and faculty in performance of Warren Martin's operetta "The True Story of Cinderella." The performance is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (917) 856-1952.

May 21 WESTERN CONNECTICUT TRAUMA CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host the Western Connecticut Trauma Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Julian Ford, who will discuss the translation of neuroscience and psychotherapy research into a framework for understanding and intervening preventively and clinically to help children, adults and families to recover from the complex impact of psychological trauma on health, mental health, relationships and quality of life. The fee is $50, and includes lunch and CEs. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at wcsu.edu/tickets. To register or for more information, send an email to thomasr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8512.

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May 21 - Jun. 23 SUMMER SESSION I: 

Summer Session I begins

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May 21 TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host 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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May 24 - 26 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "PETER AND THE STARCATCHER": 

Ives Concert Park and the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series will present the Department of Theatre Arts production, "Peter and the Starcatcher," in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on May 24, 25 and 26. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-and-the-starcatcher-summer-encore-performance-tickets-45556230913?ref=ecal. For more information, visit ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 26 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Cheerleading Team will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chipotle, 7 Backus Ave. in Danbury. During this time frame, the restaurant will donate 50 percent of the total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to WCSU Cheerleading. For more information, send an email to basacciad@wcsu.edu.

May 28 MEMORIAL DAY: 

No classes; university closed

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May 31 WHO WANTS TO BE A MATHEMATICIAN: 

The WCSU Department of Mathematics will host the American Mathematical Society (AMS) math event, "Who Wants To Be a Mathematician" at 9 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will enable high school students to compete in front of an audience for a prize, provided by the AMS. Questions are in multiple choice format. The topics covered are the typical math high school topics (algebra, number theory, combinatorics, geometry, trigonometry, logic, excluding any calculus) along with some form of History of Math. To learn more about the event, visit www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/wwtbam.

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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 2 - Jun. 3 JURIED FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 

The nonprofit Friends of the Ives will present the third annual "Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This two-day event will feature a wide variety of high-quality original works and a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Food and live music, along with art classes, demonstrations, a wine tasting and children's events, also will be included. The event, sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank, will be rain or shine and tickets range from $5 to $20. Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1681190?utm_medium=bks. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jun. 5 MHFA TRAINING PART 1 (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Thursday, June 7. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jun. 6 IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 7 MHFA TRAINING PART 2 (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Tuesday, June 5. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jun. 8 - Jun. 10 OPERA PERFORMANCE - "HANSEL AND GRETEL": 

The WCSU Opera will present "Hansel and Gretel" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Margaret Astrup will direct. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-opera-ensemble-presents-hansel-gretel-tickets-45302295385 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jun. 9 CLEP TESTING: 

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

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Jun. 12 MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host Mudras for Meditation at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Jun. 16 BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

10 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 17 JOEL BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

1:30 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 18 - Jun. 19 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host a New Student Orientation that is open to all students, but especially encouraged for students entering the School of Visual and Performing Arts, at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer.asp.

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Jun. 18 MHFA TRAINING PART 1 (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Wednesday, June 20. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jun. 18 NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 19 - Jul. 7 NEW YORK MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by 2018 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 7. The exhibition will be free and open to the public.

Jun. 19 BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 - Jun. 21 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host a New Student Orientation that is open to all students, but especially encouraged for students entering the nursing and education programs in the School of Professional Studies, at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer.asp.

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Jun. 20 MHFA TRAINING PART 2 (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Monday, June 18. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jun. 20 HENRY ABBOTT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 21 GALLERY OPENING - NEW YORK MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by 2018 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 7. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

Jun. 21 CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 22 RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 23 NEW FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

10 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 23 NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

2 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 23 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5:30 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 25 - Jul. 28 SUMMER SESSION II: 

Summer Session II begins

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Jun. 26 - Jun. 27 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host a New Student Orientation that is open to all incoming students at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer.asp.

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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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