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University Events: October and November 2014

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 2 - Dec. 7 ART EXHIBITION: 

"Corrugated Worlds: The Work of James Grashow," will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends through Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Grashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut artist known for his large-scale installations and delicate menageries constructed out of cardboard. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. Please note that the gallery will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 15 - 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "TWELFTH NIGHT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night" in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love. It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing aristocratic woman and her missing twin brother, an intoxicated uncle and his foolish friends, a beautiful lady-in-waiting and all types in between. Pamela McDaniel will direct. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16; 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 18, 19 and 26. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/TwelfthNight.asp. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Oct. 18 - Nov. 29 ART EXHIBITION: 

"Missing Links," a group exhibition by 12 area artists curated by Catherine Vanaria, chair of the WCSU Department of Art, will open with a reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, and will run through Saturday, Nov. 29, at The Gallery at the Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. in New Haven. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. Several WCSU alumni and employees will have their works displayed in the exhibit. For more information, visit www.institutelibrary.org/.

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Oct. 19 - 25 HOMECOMING WEEK: 

WCSU will host Homecoming 2014 from Sunday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 25. For a complete list of events, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 22 COFFEE BREAK (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will provide a coffee break for students at 8 a.m. in the Fifth Avenue Parking Garage on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffee will be free for WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 KETTLE CORN AND APPLE CIDER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide kettle corn and apple cider beginning at 11 a.m. at the Student Center Plaza on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The seasonal treats will be free and available to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 COOKING CLASSES (WCSU campus community only)

Sodexo will offer cooking classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Cooking demonstrations will feature quick and easy recipes. The event is open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, go to www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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Oct. 22 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Dr. Nathan Jack Robinson, research director for The Leatherback Trust, will discuss "Migratory Ecology of Sea Turtles" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 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.

Oct. 22 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner 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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Oct. 22 CARDBOARD CANOE RACE (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Department of Recreation will host a Homecoming  Cardboard Canoe Race at the O'Neill Center Natatorium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Teams of two will construct cardboard boats from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will then race them in the swimming pool. This event is open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Oct. 22 REGISTRATION WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

A Registration Workshop will be held at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, open to WCSU students only, will reveal the registration process. For more information, send an email to aac@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 22 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the Delta Gamma Phi sorority will hold a "Take Back the Night" event to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence at 8 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The program will include guest speakers, followed by a candlelight ceremony. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to namey001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 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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Oct. 23 SELECTING A MAJOR WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

An opportunity to receive guidance on selecting a major will be from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 413 of the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Staff from the university's Academic Advisement Office and Career Development Center will be available to assist WCSU students in selecting a major. For more information, send an email to aac@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 23 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist/Curator/Writer Richard Klein will discuss his 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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Oct. 23 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the opening act, Redleg Husky, featuring WCSU alumna Misa Giroux; and the featured act, Derek Waldron, at 9 p.m. 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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Oct. 24 EMPLOYER ROUNDTABLE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Department of Psychology will host an employer roundtable, "The Future of Psychology in the Workplace: What Skills Are Employers Looking for in Graduates?" from 9 to 11 a.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Panelists will include: Rosemary Butterly, vice president of Human Resources at Cartus; Stephanie Cassella, director of Human Resources, and Tricia Johnson, Talent Acquisition Team, at Travelers Insurance; Tom Brant, Newtown High School psychologist; and Missy Olive, director of Applied Behavioral Strategies. The roundtable is open to WCSU students only and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, send an email to murphys@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 BONFIRE (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Student Government Association will host "The Return of the Bonfire" at 8 p.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/Friday.asp.

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Oct. 25 TAILGATING (Homecoming Week event): 

WCSU will host Homecoming Tailgating from noon to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost is $10 per carload or $50 per tent space. Pedestrians are free. This event is open to the WCSU campus community only and all guests must be 21 or over to consume alcohol. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 25 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on Central Connecticut State University at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field 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 shanksa@wcsu.edu or visit http://wcsurugby.com/9822.html.

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Oct. 25 HOMECOMING DAY: 

WCSU will host Homecoming, beginning at 2 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating and the Alumni Hospitality Tent will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. The football game versus Worcester State will begin at 5 p.m. For a complete listing of events and costs, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 25 CHILI COOK-OFF (WCSU students only)

Sodexo will host a Homecoming Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 4 p.m. during the Homecoming Street Fair on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student clubs and organizations including WXCI, the WCSU Recreation Council, Play It By Ear, WCSU Cheerleading, Prisma Art Club, Roots & Shoots, the Inter-Residence Hall Association and the Litchfield Hall Council will compete for the title of Chili Champion. For more information, go to www.wcsucampusdining.com/.

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Oct. 25 KIDS ACTIVITY TENT (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Kids Activity Tent from 2 to 5 p.m. across from the Westside Athletic Stadium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The tent will be open to the children of WCSU faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni. Admission is free. For more information, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 25 ALUMNI HOSPITALITY TENT (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host an Alumni Hospitality Tent from 2 to 5 p.m. across from the Westside Athletic Stadium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The tent will be open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. Admission is free. Beverage tickets will be sold in the tent and guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. For more information, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 25 STREET FAIR (Homecoming Week event): 

WCSU's Student Government Association will host a Street Fair from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Feldman Drive, to the side of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 25 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. WORCESTER STATE (Homecoming game): 

The football team will host Worcester State University at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury for the 2014 Homecoming game. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. Student-athletes will be collecting donations to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds collected will be donated to the New Haven Breast Health Center. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 25 CLASS OF 1964 GOLDEN REUNION (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Celebration at 4 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $60 per person cost will include a cocktail-jazz hour from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. For additional information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_1964.asp. To RSVP, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 25 WCSU WOMEN'S RUGBY VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 

The WCSU women's rugby team will take on the Wentworth Institute of Technology at 7 p.m. on the Recreation Field 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 shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 25 COMEDIAN KEVIN HART: 

The WCSU Student Government Association will present the "Kevin Hart Comedy Show" at 9:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Doors to the venue will open at 8:30 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $50 for the floor, $35 for a seat back and $20 for bleachers, plus fees. Student ticket prices are $25 for the floor, $17 for seat backs and $10 for bleachers. Student tickets may be purchased in person at the Info Desks in the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, or the Campus Center on the Westside campus. The public can only purchase tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets. Guests should park in the Fifth Avenue Garage on the Midtown campus the night of the event. All cell phones must be turned off during the performance.

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Oct. 26 POWDER PUFF TOURNAMENT (Open to WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Department will host a Homecoming Powder Puff Tournament from 1 to 6 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event is open to WCSU students only. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 20, at www.imleagues.com or by email to allenj@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 26 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will take on Keene State College as the season winds down and the Little East Conference nears. The game will be at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Oct. 26 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Oct. 27 PSYCHOLOGY AFTER GRADUATION WORKSHOP (WCSU psychology majors)

Psi Chi and the Psychology Student Association will host "Psychology After Graduation," a workshop with Assistant Professors of Psychology Dr. Maya Aloni and Dr. Bernie Gee, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202A of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Graduating psychology majors are invited to learn more about graduate programs in psychology. For more information, send an email to alonim@wcsu.edu or geeb@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 CYBER SECURITY LECTURE: 

The Ancell School of Business will host Rear Adm. Gretchen S. Herbert for a lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From June 2011 until her recent retirement, Herbert commanded Navy Cyber Forces at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will discuss the challenges of managing IT information security and assurance. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/GretchenHerbert-talk.asp.

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Oct. 28 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The final week of the regular season will feature the WCSU volleyball team taking on Rhode Island State College in a key Little East Conference match 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. 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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Oct. 29 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. WHEELOCK COLLEGE: 

The WCSU field hockey team is enjoying one of its finest seasons since the program was brought back to campus in 2005. The Colonials will face non-league opponent Wheelock College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Oct. 30 COLLEGE FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Southern Connecticut National Hispanic College Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 open to high school students. For more information, visit www.collegefair.info/.

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Oct. 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Bedford Davis, at 9 p.m. 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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Oct. 31 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz featuring Frankensax, with Andrew Beals conducting; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, with Jimmy Greene conducting; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, with Jamie Begian conducting, will be 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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NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S RUGBY VS.PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's rugby team will take on Plymouth State University at 11 a.m. on the Recreation Field 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 shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 1 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

Near the top of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with two games to play, the WCSU football team will host UMass-Dartmouth in what could determine the Colonials' post-season chances. The game will be at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury for the 2014 Homecoming game. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Nov. 1 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE: 

Coach Don Ferguson's volleyball team is near the top of the Little East Conference standings and will face Plymouth State University in an important LEC match that will open up a tri-match at noon in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.  The Plymouth State Panthers will take on Lehman at 2 p.m. and Western will face the Lehman Lightning at 4 p.m. 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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Nov. 1 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. LEHMAN COLLEGE: 

Coach Don Ferguson's volleyball team is near the top of the Little East Conference standings and will face the Lehman College Lightning at 4 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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Nov. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU women's soccer team, Little East Conference leader near the end of October, will close out the regular season with a match against UMass-Dartmouth at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Nov. 1 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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Nov. 2 OPEN HOUSE: 

WCSU will host its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 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. The day's events will include campus tours and information sessions. All the activities will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at (203) 837-9000 or (877) 837-WCSU, or visit www.wcsu.edu/openhouse/.

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Nov. 2 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU women's swimming & diving team will host "Swim Strong for Shaun," a swim-a-thon to raise funds to support the Stand Strong for Shaun Fund, at 1 p.m. in the O'Neill Center Natatorium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Shaun Bailey is an assistant coach with the WCSU women's soccer team who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to pledge $5 to support a WCSU swimming and diving team member, or swim themselves for a $10 donation. For more information or to register, send an email to cookj@wcsu.edu and follow the fundraiser on Twitter at twitter.com/wcsu_swim_dive.

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Nov. 2 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 3 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. This is the annual fundraiser for the women's basketball team. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at (203) 837-9018.

Nov. 3 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Multi-disciplinary artist Amber Scoon 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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Nov. 3 DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE: 

The Danbury Music Centre will present the Danbury Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured on the program will be Beethoven's Overture to Creatures of Prometheus, Bach's Double Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 2, the 'Little Russian' by Tchaikovsky. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.danbury.org/MusicCtr/calendar.htm#summer.

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Nov. 3 POETRY READING: 

U.S. Army veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner will read from his work at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Turner's book of poems, "Here, Bullet" was the first significant book by a veteran of the Iraq war, and his new memoir, "My Life as a Foreign Country," is based on his war experiences. Following the reading, Turner will lead a poetry workshop for a limited number of WCSU students. The reading will be free and open to the public; the workshop is for pre-registered WCSU students only. In order to register for the workshop, students should send an email to clementsb@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 4 LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE: 

The WCSU Department of Communication & Media Arts and the National Broadcasting Society will host the award-winning  "Election Connection," featuring live, local and national coverage of the 2014 election, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Charter Channel 192, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, WXCI-91.7 FM and on the Web at www.wcsu.edu/live. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 5 SENIOR PORTRAITS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments 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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Nov. 5 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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Nov. 5 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner 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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Nov. 5 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING (WCSU alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 5 INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center and the Ancell School of Business will host "Internships: The Essential Tool to Your Career" at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The goal is to encourage students to learn about and plan for an internship experience. Ancell School of Business students are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, send an email to silkowskie@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 6 SENIOR PORTRAITS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments 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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Nov. 6 FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: 

A screening of "Microbirth: Revealing the Microscopic Events During Childbirth that Could Hold the Key to the Future of Humanity" will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Following the screening, Cathy Parisi, a certified midwife with the Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center, will discuss the documentary film. The screening and discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bandhauerc@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 6 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Natalie Gelman, at 9 p.m. 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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Nov. 7 FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: 

WCSU Professor of Communication Karen Saunders will moderate a question-and-answer session with musician Tom Rush and Rob Stegman, director of "Tom Rush: No Regrets," after a screening of the documentary film about  folksinger, songwriter and guitarist Tom Rush's unconventional career. There will be a reception at 7 p.m. and the screening at 8 p.m., followed by the Q&A session at The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased at www.thepalacedanbury.com or by phone at (203) 794-9944. WCSU faculty and students can save $5 off the ticket price with a discount code that can be obtained by sending an email to pr@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 7 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview workshop at 11 a.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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Nov. 7 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 8 PIANO COMPETITION: 

The first J.Y. Park Piano Competition will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Middle and high school students living and/or studying in Connecticut and in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, New York, are eligible to participate. For more information about the event, go to www.jumyfoundation.org/competition/.

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Nov. 8 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be compositions by Beethoven, Bocherinni and others with Richard Vaudrey on cello. Fernando Jimenez will conduct. 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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Nov. 9 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 3 p.m. in the 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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Nov. 9 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE: 

More information about this event will be available soon.

Nov. 11 SUSTAINABILITY, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS FORUM: 

The Ancell School of Business and the WCSU Center for Compassion will host Dr. Ron Nahser, a Senior Wicklander Fellow at DePaul University's Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, for a lecture about "Sustainable/Ethical Management, Corporate Responsibility and Marketing Strategy" at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Nahser lectures and consults with business and academic audiences worldwide about business values, vision, marketing strategy, branding, social responsibility and integrative sustainable management. The talk will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, call (203) 837-8511.

Nov. 11 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in Western's music program will present a piano studio recital at 8 p.m. in the 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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Nov. 12 WAX HANDS CREATIONS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Wax Hands" event beginning at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This novelty, which makes a great dorm decoration, will be free and available to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 12 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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Nov. 12 INNOCENCE PROJECT LECTURE: 

Fernando Bermudez, whose 1992 conviction for a New York City murder was overturned in 2009 in a case championed by the Innocence Project, will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Bermudez, a Western alumnus, is an internationally sought-after speaker because of his wrongful incarceration. Joining Bermudez in speaking will be Stephem Saloom, strategic advisor at the Themis Fund, which supports anti-death penalty efforts nationwide. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to manesa@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 12 - Dec. 5 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Little Women, the Broadway Musical" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" features the adventures of the lively quartet of sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March -- and their passage from childhood to womanhood during the Civil War. Julio Agustin Matos Jr. will direct. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 (Student Preview) and 13 (High School Night); 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 (VPAC MainStage Theatre Gala Opening), 15, 21 and 22; with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 16 and 22; and 10:30 a.m. performances on Dec. 4 and 5. Call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 12 A CAPELLA PERFORMANCE: 

WCSU's a capella group, Play It By Ear, will perform "PIBE VIBES" at 8:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The performance will be free and the public is invited.

Nov. 13 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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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Nov. 13 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the Nick DiMaria Quartet, at 9 p.m. 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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Nov. 14 OPERA TRIP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Opera Club will host a trip to see "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The bus will leave the Midtown campus at 4 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets will be $31 and the trip is open to the first 30 WCSU students who respond. For more information, send an email to carrozza006@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 14 REGIONAL ALUMNI SPORTING RECEPTION: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host an alumni regional sporting reception, "WesterNetwork," at 6 p.m. at Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave. in Westfield, Massachusetts. The reception will precede the 7 p.m. football game between the Colonials and the Westfield State Owls. It will be free and open to WCSU alumni. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014WesterNetwork.asp or email alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 14 MAINSTAGE THEATRE GALA OPENING - "LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will have a MainStage Theatre Gala Opening featuring "Little Women, the Broadway Musical" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Little Women" composer Jason Howland will be at a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. and a post-show "talk-back." Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22; with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 16 and 22; and 10:30 a.m. performances on Dec. 4 and 5. Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" features the adventures of the lively quartet of sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March -- and their passage from childhood to womanhood during the Civil War. Julio Agustin Matos Jr. will direct. Call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 15 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 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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Nov. 16 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present Prima, a clarinet, violin and piano trio, with guest cellist Adrian Duarov, at 7:30 p.m. in the 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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Nov. 16 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 17 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter and art critic John Goodrich will discuss his 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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Nov. 17 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 1 to 3 p.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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Nov. 19 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner 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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Nov. 19 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The Ancell School of Business will host "The Entrepreneurship 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 WCSU alumnus Jeffrey LaCava, CEO/Founder of TotalHousehold.com; WCSU alumna Lisa Scails, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut; and Dawn Reshen-Doty, president of Benay Enterprises Inc. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to lindenmayerk@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8511.

Nov. 20 EXHIBITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Exhibiting artist James Grashow, creator of "Corrugated Worlds," will discuss his work at 7 p.m. in Room 108 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. 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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Nov. 20 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Dan Mustin's Drum Circle, at 9 p.m. 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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Nov. 21 MUSICAL THEATRE MASTER CLASS: 

Tony Award-winning actress Cady Huffman will conduct a Musical Theatre Audition Master Class from noon to 4 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. Huffman will provide tips for some of the university's music and musical theatre majors who hope to pursue careers in the industry. The public is invited to observe the Master Class. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Nov. 21 DINNER-THEATRE EVENT: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a dinner-theatre event at 5:30 p.m. in the President's Reception Room on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $55 cost will include dinner and a ticket to "Little Women The Musical." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to www.wcsu.edu/alumni/events.asp.

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Nov. 21 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 23 SYMPHONIC BAND AND NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, and New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program, "Earth Dancing," will feature a journey into the rituals of dance to the joys of the earth with modern works by David Maslanka, Eric Whitacre, Douglas O'Grady, Aaron Copland, David Hauser and Warren Benson. 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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Nov. 23 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Nov. 25 CHAMBER SINGERS: 

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 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 choral music that is diverse in era, tonal color and style. Steel guitar, a string quartet and African percussion are likely to be performed as well. 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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Nov. 26 - Nov. 30 THANKSGIVING RECESS: 

No classes.

Nov. 27 - Nov. 28 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY: 

University offices are closed.

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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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