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TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the following workshops for students during the fall semester: "Intricate Grammar" on Tuesday, Oct. 7; “Strategies for Midterm Triumph!" on Tuesday, Oct. 14; and "English Idioms" on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The hour-long workshops will be held at 1 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall and are free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.  

OCTOBER NEWMAN DINNERS

The Newman Center will host free dinners at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 22. The dinners are open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.  

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURES

Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin will hold guest lectures during his political science classes. Upcoming speakers include: State Sen. David Cappiello, who will discuss integrated trade and energy reform on Thursday, Oct. 9; Dan Connors, chief executive officer of the GenCell Corp., who will discuss the fuel cell industry on Thursday, Oct. 16; and Stamford attorney Paul Edelberg, who will discuss China's economy on Thursday, Oct. 23. All lectures will be held from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. in Room 201 of White Hall. The discussions will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Scott Benjamin at (860) 210-2146, ext. 129.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

On Friday, Oct. 10, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The program will include a variety of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

ALUMNI ART SHOW

WestConn will host an Alumni Art Show as part of the university's Homecoming Week on Oct. 13 through Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Warner Hall. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 17 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Warner Hall. The reception and exhibit will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78290.

ETIQUETTE DINNER

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, the WCSU Career Development Center will host "Putting Your Best Fork Forward," an etiquette dinner, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Key Ways to Enhance Your Professional Style" and "Dining Etiquette." Tips for successful networking and effective communication also will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be an $8 fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, call x78263.

WESTSIDE CAMPUS HISTORY LECTURE

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener will discuss "The History of the Westside Campus" at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The talk will be free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

HiSTORY PANEL DISCUSSION

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, faculty members from the WCSU department of history and non-western cultures, Dr. Burton Peretti, Dr. Leslie Lindenauer and Dr. Martha May, will discuss "The 2008 Election in Historical Perspective" at 2 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78309.

FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, WestConn will host a financial planning seminar at 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Warner Hall. The seminar will be free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

indian Film screening and discussion

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, there will be a film screening followed by a discussion of "Chak De! India" in the Student Center Theater at 7 p.m. This event is part of the “One Book, One Community" program that WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create: a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

OPERA ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the WCSU Opera Ensemble will perform with the Opera Orchestra of New York at 7:30 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and 7th Ave. in New York. Tickets range from $25 to $125 and can be purchased at www.carnegiehall.org.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP reception and ceremony

On Thursday, Oct. 16, WestConn will host a Student Scholarship Recognition Reception and Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The event will be free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

Indian author lecture

On Thursday, Oct. 16, Madhur Jaffrey, author of "Climbing the Mango Trees," will speak in the auditorium at Danbury High School, Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury. This event is part of the “One Book, One Community" program that WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create: a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

FLU SHOT CLINIC

A flu shot clinic sponsored by Danbury Visiting Nurse Association (DVNA) will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center, Room 300. For more information, contact  the DVNA at (203) 730-5270 or visit www.danburyvna.org.

JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT

On Thursday, Oct. 16, members of the WestConn jazz faculty will perform a concert at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Featured performers will be Dave Scott on trumpet, Andrew Bealls on alto saxophone, Deborah Weisz on trombone, Chris Morrison on guitar, Peter Tomlinson on piano, David Ruffels on bass and Jeff Siegel on drums. The concert will be free and the public is invited; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call the music department at x78350.

FAIRFIELD HALL TEA

On Friday, Oct. 17, WestConn will host a Tea and Tour of Fairfield Hall, the university's first residence hall, at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Hall. The event will be free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

2008 REUNION GALA

On Friday, Oct. 17, WCSU alumni from the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1988 are celebrating milestone class reunions at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The cost will be $75 and the event is open to alumni and their guests only. For more information, call x78290.

German FILM SCREENING

On Friday, Oct. 17, a screening of the 2003 German film "Die Mitte" ("The Center of Europe") will be at 7 p.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The director sets out to find the middle of Europe and visits 12 places, from Germany to the Ukraine, all claiming to be the midpoint. The screening will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 792-2795.

CARLOS ALAZRAQUI AND CEDRIC YARBROUGH

On Friday, Oct. 17, WestConn will host Carlos Alazraqui and Cedric Yarbrough from the hit show "Reno 911" at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $5 for WCSU students with valid I.D. The event will be open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78486.

WCSU ATHLETIC HALL OF fame

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the WCSU Athletic Hall of Fame will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. The Hall of Fame will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78290.

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS CIRCLE REDEDICATION

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host a rededication ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Alumni & Friends Circle near Old Main. Each year, the circle is rededicated to celebrate the growth of the area. The ceremony will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78290.  

TAILGATE PARTY

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host a Tailgating Party at 10 a.m. in the O'Neill Center Parking Lot. The event will be free and open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who are 21 or over only. For more information, call x78290.

ALUMNI HOSPITALITY TENT

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host an Alumni Hospitality Tent at 2 p.m. across from the Westside Athletic Complex. The tent will be open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who are 21 and over only. For more information, call x78290.

ALUMNI BUSINESS SHOWCASE

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host an Alumni Business Showcase at 2 p.m. across from the Westside Athletic Complex. Alumni business owners will discuss their careers. The event will be free and open to WestConn faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more information, call x78290.

STREET fair

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host a Street Fair to support the university's student organizations at 2 p.m. on the Westside campus. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78290.

kathak Classical Indian dance

On Saturday, Oct. 18, a Kathak Classical Indian Dance with Rachna Ramya Agrawal will be held in the auditorium at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Ave. in Danbury at 2 p.m. This event is part of the “One Book, One Community" program that WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create: a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.  The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Oct. 18, WestConn will host a planetarium show, "A Closer Look at Cygnus the Swan," at 4 and 6:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of Jupiter, the Andromeda Galaxy and the early autumn sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

CAMPUS-TO-CAMPUS 5K

On Sunday, Oct. 19, WestConn will host a 5K Campus-to-Campus Road Race, which will begin at the university's Westside campus at 8:30 a.m. For registration fees and information, call x78609.

LAW-RELATED EDUCATION CONFERENCE

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the WCSU education and educational psychology department, and the Connecticut Consortium for Law and Citizenship Education will host the 2008 Law-Related Education Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz will be the keynote speaker and a series of workshops will follow. Conference attendance will be $15; it will be free for WestConn students with valid I.D. For more information or to register, go to www.cclce.org.

HEALTH FAIR/FLU SHOTS

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, WestConn's Health Services and the WCSU Counseling Center will host a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center. The event, which is open to WestConn faculty, staff and students only, will feature a number of participants, including CVS; the WCSU health promotion and exercise sciences department; the Office of AccessAbility; the Women's Center of Greater Danbury; Danbury Hospital; the Visiting Nurse Association; police, EMT and safety personnel; the American Cancer Society and the AIDS Project of Greater Danbury. The Danbury Visiting Nurse Association will also be giving flu shots for faculty, staff and students on the second floor of the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the flu shots, please call the DVNA at 730-5270 or www.danburyvna.org. For more information about the health fair, call x78594.

RESEARCH SEMINAR

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tiffany Doan, associate professor of biology at Central Connecticut State University, will speak at 4 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building. 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. For more information, call x78793.

SCIENCE-AT-NIGHT

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Dr. Johan Varekamp, the Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Sciences at Wesleyan University, will discuss "Acid Crater Lakes: Colored Windows into Active Volcanoes" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Crater lakes are fed by extremely acidic liquids from below ground that form when surface water captures volcanic gases. Varekamp has worked on crater lakes in Indonesia, Japan, Argentina and Vanuatu. Offered as part of the continuing "Science at Night" series, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78796.

DEBATE TOURNAMENT

WestConn's Roger Sherman Debate Society will host the Hat City Debates from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in Warner Hall. The question being debated will be: "Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its agricultural support, at least eliminating nearly all of the domestic subsidies, for biofuels, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, corn, cotton, dairy, fisheries, rice, soybeans, sugar and/or wheat." The debates will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit the debate team Web site at http://debate.wcsu.edu or call x78565.

diwali celebration

On Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be a Diwali celebration in Berkshire Hall at 1 p.m. This event is part of the “One Book, One Community" program that WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create: a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

CULINARY INSTITUTE BUS TRIP

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the WestConn Office of Alumni Relations will host a bus trip for dinner at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The bus will depart at 4:30 p.m. from the Exit 1 Commuter Lot on I-84. The cost will be $75 per person and will include dinner, gratuity and transportation. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call x78290.

THE VILLAGE AT BROOKFIELD COMMON UNIVERSITY/ridgefield crossings university EVENT

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, WestConn assistant professors of nursing Joan Palladino and Pat Moreland will discuss "Look Who is Talking Now: A Demonstration of Simulated Patient Manikins to Teach Nursing" at a Brookfield Common University (BCU) event at 11 a.m. at The Village at Brookfield Common, 246A Federal Road in Brookfield and again at 2 p.m. at Ridgefield Crossings, 640 Danbury Road in Ridgefield. The event will be free and the public is invited. BCU and RCU are partnerships between WestConn and the senior living communities in Brookfield and Ridgefield, which aim to provide continuing education opportunities for residents and the public. For more information, call the Office of University Relations at x78486.

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT WALK

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the Delta Gamma Phi sorority will hold a "Take Back the Night" walk to raise awareness about violence at 7 p.m. on the Midtown campus quad. For more information, call (203) 837-3939.

Debate on Election and Education Policy

On Monday, Oct. 28, Dr. Steven Ward and Dr. Alex Standish of the department of social sciences will host a debate on “Election 2008: What Choice for Education Reform?” in Warner Hall, Room 103 at 3:30 p.m. The significance of education to American society seems to grow by the year. Yet, barely a week goes by without a report or survey highlighting problems with America’s schools. This round-table discussion will examine at the main issues being debated by both Republicans and Democrats and consider the potential of each issue to make a meaningful difference to students’ education. This includes: Should “No Child Left Behind” be renewed or axed?; How successful has the standards movement been?; Does parental choice result in better schools or just different standards?; What are the pros and cons of local versus state governance for schools?; Do schools need more external accountability or would teachers do a better job given more autonomy?; Should students be paid for examination results and good behavior?; and Does the curriculum need to be reformed for the Twenty-First Century? Students and faculty are welcome. For more information or some suggested articles, contact Dr. Alex Standish.

“The namesake” film screening

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, there will be a screening followed by a discussion of "The Namesake" in Ives Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m This event is part of the “One Book, One Community" program that WestConn, the Danbury Public Library and the Danbury Schools have partnered to create: a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

DIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES

On Thursday, Oct. 30, Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," will share her account of surviving the Khmer Rouge at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. A reception will follow in the Faculty Dining Room. The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action. Admission will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78278.

OKTOBERFEST JAZZ

On Friday, Oct. 31, WestConn will host its annual Oktoberfest Jazz concert at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Concertgoers are invited to attend in Halloween costumes. The Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Frankensax will perform. Featured selections will include "Fun Time" and "Once Around," as well as some surprises. The event will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. Call x78350 for more information.

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At-A-Glance

Oct6

UPBC meeting. Student Center, Room 226, 2:30 p.m.

Oct7

Tutoring Resource Center workshop. “Intricate Grammar.” Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 1 p.m. To reserve a seat, call x79245.

Oct8

Newman Dinner. Newman Center, 5 to 7 p.m. Open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only.

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Oct9

Political science lecture. State Sen. David Capiello to discuss integrated trade and energy reform. White Hall, Room 201, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Women’s soccer. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

 
Oct10

Literary reading. By award-winning writer Terese Svoboda. Student Center Theater, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Jazz Combos concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Oct11

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Plymouth State. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. Plymouth State. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public.

Oct12

AA meeting. Warner Hall, Room 101, 8 to 9 p.m. For students and the general public.

Oct13

Alumni art show. Oct. 13 -19, Warner Hall, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Salem State. Westside Athletic Complex, 3:30 p.m.

Oct14

Tutoring Resource Center workshop. “Strategies for Midterm Triumph.” Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 1 p.m. To reserve a seat, call x79245.

Etiquette dinner. Westside Campus Center Grand Ballroom, 5 to 8 p.m. For WestConn students only. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, call x78263.

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Mark Your Calendars

One Book, One Community
events throughout October and November (www.onebookdanbury.org)
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Nov2

Admissions Open House
Sunday, Nov. 2, William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Wine Tasting
Sunday, Nov. 2, Westside Campus Center Grand Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Nov5

Author Jhumpa Lahiri
Wednesday, Nov. 5, Ives Concert Hall, 6 p.m.

Nov6-8

“Cabaret” Theatre Production Opening Weekend
Berkshire Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6; and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7; and Saturday, Nov. 8.

FYI

2008 FACULTY RECOGNITION CEREMONY

The Faculty Development and Recognition Committee, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost, is pleased to announce that the 2008 Faculty Recognition Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, and will recognize faculty accomplishments for the time period covering June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008. The Faculty Recognition application for this year’s ceremony can be found via a link on the WCSU Web site.  Please note that applications will be accepted electronically only. Where supporting documentation of activity is requested, it should be submitted as an attachment to the electronically submitted application. This year’s ceremony will include the second “WCSU Teaching Excellence Award.”  To access information about the criteria and nomination process for this award, click on the link for the Faculty Recognition Ceremony at www.wcsu.edu. DEADLINE FOR BOTH SUBMISSIONS IS 9 A.M. ON NOV. 3.  Please make every effort to be included in this important event.

YOGA

Yoga instructor Eliza Littrell is teaching Hatha Yoga classes on Wednesday mornings, now through Nov. 19, from 8 to 8:50 a.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall. Beginners and advanced students are welcome and mats will be provided. Tony Zatzick also is currently teaching a series of Kundalini yoga classes on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, now through Dec. 2. For that class, please bring your own mat.

CSUS Nanotechnology Committee

The Connecticut State University System (CSUS) is discussing the option of creating a system-wide minor in the general area of nanotechnology. Representatives from the four CSUS campuses have been meeting to create an action plan, and the CSUS Nanotechnology Committee would like to meet with interested faculty to discuss ideas you may have to introduce to campus the concept of nanotechnology, either through formal coursework or scholarly research. The committee will host an open discussion on the WCSU campus on Monday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 263.  Interested faculty are invited to meet with the committee and chairs (or their representatives) of the science, math and computer science departments. All interested department representatives are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tom Lonergan at x79894.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) fall meeting

On Monday, Oct. 27, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. If you would like to submit a protocol, please send the original and nine copies, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date, to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. The link to the required on-line training program can be found on the ERes page under Grant Programs and then to IACUC. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Karen Crouse at x79061.

Columbus Day Holiday

Monday, Oct. 13 is the Columbus Day holiday for classified employees (clerical, maintenance, A&R, and protective services) as well as for administrative faculty (SUOAF) and management/confidential employees. However, because classes will be in session that day, some departments will remain open and employees will be required to work. Any employee who is required to work will receive compensatory and/or overtime pay in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for the Morning Glory breakfast program, which feeds the homeless a healthy breakfast on Tuesday mornings from 6:45 to 9:45 a.m. For more information, contact
Kelly Sniffin (sniffin001@student.wcsu.edu).

Hosting a student for thanksgiving

On campus, students from all over the world would like to experience Thanksgiving with a local family. If you’re interested in opening your home and hosting one or more students for dinner, please contact Missy Gluckmann at gluckmannm@wcsu.edu or at x73270.

IRB Fall 2008 meetings

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will meet in the Student Center, Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10. If you would like to submit a proposal, please send the original proposal and 12 copies at least two weeks in advance to the Office of Grant Programs in Warner Hall 321. Forms and a link to the required online training programs for protection of human subjects can be found on the ERes page under “Institutional Review Board.” For questions, contact Dr. Shane Murphy at x79398.

DEADLINE FOR REASSIGNED TIME FOR RESEARCH AWARDS

The deadline for applications for Reassigned Time for Research Awards for the 2009-10 academic year is Nov. 6. Refer to the Faculty Handbook for further information. The Research and Development Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the provost/vice president for academic affairs.

ING Retirement Counseling  Opportunity

ING Financial Advisers will be on campus to conduct one-to-one retirement counseling sessions on the following dates: Oct. 7; Oct. 14; Oct. 28; Nov. 4; Nov. 11; and Nov. 25. If you participate in the Alternate Retirement Plan, or any of the ING supplemental retirement plans (403(b), Roth 403(b) or 457 plans), this is an opportunity for you to talk with an ING representative regarding your portfolio. Perhaps it’s time to adjust your asset allocations or simply join a supplemental retirement plan. Join a supplement plan with as little as $20 deducted from each paycheck. To set an appointment with WestConn’s ING representative, Ms. Marilyn Timbers, CFP, please send her an email at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.COM or call her at 800-784-6386 Ext. 4003363. This program is sponsored by the Human Resources Department,; please contact Lisa Lengel at x78666 for more information.

BOT Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

On Wed., Oct. 22nd, the BOT Academic Affairs Committee will hold their monthly meeting in Warner Hall, Lyceum 102.

After their meeting, at 11 a.m., the faculty are invited to discuss any issues or concerns they might have.

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