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University Events: January and February 2017

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JANUARY EVENTS

Jan. 23 DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Dance Team will hold auditions from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students who wish to participate do not have to prepare anything; they will learn choreography with the team and perform some technical skills. For more information, send an email to loughranm@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 24 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Madrid, Malaga and Marbella. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan. 25 CAREERFEST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Services Office will host "Careerfest: Finding Your Future" from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This interactive event will allow students to explore career options in a variety of industries including education, technology, financial and business, theatre, health care, and law and government. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to manented@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 25 LETTER ART NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Letter Art Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use photographs of letters to spell out any word of their choice during this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 25 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Madrid, Malaga and Marbella. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan. 25 CLUBS CARNIVAL (WCSU students only)

The Student Government Association will host the Spring Clubs Carnival at 5 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The carnival provides the opportunity for clubs and organizations to recruit new and returning students by showcasing their upcoming events to the student body. There will be free food, music and raffles. For more information, send an email to sgavpstudentrelations@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring chili, cornbread and flan, 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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Jan. 26 - Mar. 12 EXHIBITION - "WOMEN'S WORK": 

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

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

The Gallery Opening for "Women's Work" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, March 12. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited; reservations are requested. Make a reservation at www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 2, at the same time and location. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Women's-Work-to-open.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan. 26 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, the Jon Thomas Trio. 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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Jan. 27 WCSU SWIMMING & DIVING VS. WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: 

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

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Jan. 27 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "BINGO" at 6 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Students who bring the name slip back with their name on it will be entered into an additional raffle. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 28 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

As the Colonials near the halfway point of the Little East Conference Schedule, Western will host the University of Southern Maine at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Throughout the contest, Western will honor the 20th Anniversary of the 1996-97 team that advanced to the Sweet 16, and awards will be presented at halftime. Come out to honor the past and enjoy the present. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan. 28 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The men's basketball team will take on the University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference affair at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Jan. 29 ENCORE PERFORMANCE: "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present an encore performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 7 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, the production plays homage to the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song-and-dance number after another. Directed by Tim Howard. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/The-Drowsy-Chaperone.asp. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan. 30 MEET THE GREEKS (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations on campus will host a "Meet the Greeks" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 30 GREEK RECRUITMENT (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations on campus will host "Formal Recruitment" at 8:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. Attendees should "dress to impress." For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 31 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Edel Rodriguez 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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Jan. 31 - Mar. 28 SUPPORT GROUP (Female WCSU students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "Girl Talk," a support group for women, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks through March 28, and advance registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, send an email to daddonaj@wcsu.edu or havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 31 JEFFERSON LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 

WCSU Associate Professor of History & Non-Western Cultures Dr. Kevin Gutzman will discuss his latest book, "Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America," and sign copies at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Guzman's fifth book explores Jefferson's ideas and contributions on several issues that continue to guide culture and government in the United States today. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to gutzmank@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 31 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

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

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 1 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Healthy Eating on a Budget" with Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Elizabeth Balk, a registered dietician, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop 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 autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE: 

The Western women will take a break from a grueling Little East Conference slate when the team hosts The College of New Rochelle at 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 2 CELT WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty only)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host a workshop on "Strategies, Tools & Techniques ... To Keep Students Learning When Class Doesn't Happen" at 3 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This workshop is open to WCSU faculty only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt.

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Feb. 2 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Black & Mild. 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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Feb. 4 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Western women will celebrate the careers of four seniors on Senior Day. They will then take on the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth in a key contest as the LEC post-season tournament nears. Tip off between the Colonials and Corsairs in the last weekend home game of the season is set for 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 4 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Colonials will take on UMass-Dartmouth in a crucial contest as the LEC Tournament nears. Western and the Corsairs are scheduled to tip off at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 7 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SCREENER (WCSU students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will present the "Healthy Relationship Screener," an event intended to help students determine if they are involved in a healthy relationship, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only, the event will feature candy and prizes for those who give it a try. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 7 CELT WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty only)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host a workshop on "Strategies, Tools & Techniques ... To Keep Students Learning When Class Doesn't Happen" at 3 p.m. in Room 315 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This workshop is open to WCSU faculty only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt.

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Feb. 7 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 3:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Madrid, Malaga and Marbella. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Feb. 7 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

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

Feb. 8 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SCREENER (WCSU students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will present the "Healthy Relationship Screener," an event intended to help students determine if they are involved in a healthy relationship, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only, the event will feature candy and prizes for those who give it a try. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 8 BUILD-A-BEAR NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Build-A-Bear Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students can stuff an animal of their choice at this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 8 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring lasagna, salad, rolls and lemon squares, 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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Feb. 9 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an all-night open mic. 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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Feb. 10 - Feb. 12 GYMNASTICS EVENT: 

WCSU will host the Gymnastics Revolution Team Challenge in the Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The public is invited to this amateur gymnastics competition featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. For more information, visit www.gymnasticsrevolution.com/.

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Feb. 10 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "BINGO" at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Students who bring the name slip back with their name on it will be entered into an additional raffle. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 10 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

Three WCSU Jazz Combos 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 jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-30294398361 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 11 PAC FOXWOODS TRIP (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, for an evening of dining, shopping and everything else the casino has to offer. The bus will depart the Westside Campus Center at 3:30 p.m. and the Midtown Student Center at 4 p.m. It will depart Foxwoods to return to campus at midnight. Tickets are $10 for WCSU students with I.D. and $25 for students' guests. Tickets are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 13 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Nina Buxenbaum 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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Feb. 14 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

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

Feb. 15 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Yoga for Everybody" with Adjunct Instructor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Lara Ward and HPX students, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop 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 autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 15 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

"Play4Kay" night is always a special game for the Western women's basketball team. The Colonials will be seeking donations for local cancer foundations when the team hosts Rhode Island College. Tip off between Western and the Anchorwomen is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 15 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is for students who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/career-services/
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Feb. 15 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The Western men will close out the home Little East Conference slate when they host Rhode Island College at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. With the LEC Tournament just six days away, both teams will be scoreboard watching on Wednesday night. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Feb. 16 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

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

Feb. 16 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Christian Mortera. 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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Feb. 17 - Feb. 20 PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

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Feb. 21 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

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

Feb. 21 IMPROVING YOUR MOOD WITH NATURAL MEDICINE WORKSHOP: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Dr. Shawn M. Carney, who will present a workshop on "Improving Your Mood with Natural Medicine" at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Carney is a licensed naturopathic physician in Connecticut and Vermont and serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association. Carney will review how dietary and lifestyle changes can improve mood and discuss the scientific research that supports the use of herbal therapies or nutritional supplements for patients with mild to moderate depression. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 22 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students will learn about the career and professional benefits of utilizing Linkedin.com. It is appropriate for those with no knowledge of LinkedIn as well as for those with an already established profile that might need some fine tuning. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required at least one day in advance. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/career-services/ or call (203) 837-8263.

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Feb. 22 - Mar. 5 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Our Lady of 121st Street" 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 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 23 (preview nights); 8 p.m. on Feb. 24, 25, Mar. 3 and 4; with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 25, 26, Mar. 3 and 4. Directed by Sal Trapani. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/our-lady-of-121st-street-tickets-30459723854 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 22 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring sweet and sour chicken, rice and chocolate-covered Chinese noodles, 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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Feb. 22 GALLERY TALK: 

Exhibiting artists Nina Buxenbaum and Tracy Walter Ferry will present a gallery talk about "Cross-cultural Perspectives on Women" at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Twelve women in the visual and literary arts who completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center within the past five years will exhibit their works in the multi-media show, "Women's Work," to be presented through Sunday, March 12. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Women's-Work-to-open.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 23 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble. 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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Feb. 24 NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE LEYMAH GBOWEE: 

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, will present a public talk as part of the PeaceJam Connecticut conference at 6:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Gbowee was awarded the Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to lead a women's peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and leadership opportunities to girls, women and youth in West Africa. Tickets for the talk will be $15 and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Nobel-winner-Leymah-Gbowee.asp or visit http://wcsu.edu/peacejam.

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Feb. 24 FRANKENSAX AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 

Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals, and the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Jamie Begian, 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-frankensax-jazz-ensemble-tickets-30294542793 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 25 - Feb. 26 PEACEJAM CONFERENCE: 

Western will host the 2017 PeaceJam Conference from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, in multiple locations on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This two-day event will feature Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and hundreds of engaged students from across New England. Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her leadership of a nonviolent women's movement that unified Christians and Muslims to end the 14-year civil war in Liberia. For more information or to register, visit http://wcsu.edu/peacejam.

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Feb. 25 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 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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Feb. 25 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include hors d'oeuvres and a ticket to "Our Lady of 121st Street." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.

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Feb. 28 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

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

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

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


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