The WCSU Photography Club, FOCUS, will display images taken by members from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Warner Hall. The exhibit will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x73919.
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE
On Monday, Nov. 22, Deputy House Speaker Bob Godfrey will discuss Connecticut's financial situation from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the American Government course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, Nov. 22, the WCSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will present a concert at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The Chamber Singers will perform compositions from the Austro-German Romantic Era, including works by Bruckner, Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms. Professor of Music Dr. Kevin Jay Isaacs will conduct with Adjunct Professor Patricia Lutnes at the piano. The Concert Choir, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Kathleen Theisen, will perform familiar folk songs, spirituals, humorous songs, madrigals and great choruses from opera and oratorio, including works by Billy Joel, Harry Burleigh, and Giuseppe Verdi. Amaryllis Iglesias Glass, Dr. Russell Hirshfield and members of the WCSU percussion studio will provide the instrumental accompaniment. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on Monday, Nov. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. 30. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit bit.ly/939h46 or call (800) 733-2767.
ART SLIDE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, painter Judy Glantzman will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call x78881.
Kevin Hogan, New London bureau chief for Channel 3 Eyewitness News, will discuss "Mass Media Today and Tomorrow" during a radio workshop at 5:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Higgins Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The discussion, led by Adjunct Instructor Tom Zarecki, will be free and open to the public. Hogan's broadcast career began while he attended Western, where he worked at the campus radio station, WXCI-FM. For more information, call (914) 548-4948 or e-mail email@example.com.
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Director of Sponsored Programs & Research at SCS Patricia Zibluk, J.D., will present a workshop on "Writing, Assembling and Reviewing Your CSU Research Grant" from noon to 1 p.m. in Alumni Hall and again at 2 to 3 p.m. in the Westside Classroom Building, Room 208. For questions, please contact Martha Palanzo at x78944.
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Newman Center will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WestConn Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.
FACULTY RECOGNITION CEREMONY
On Thursday, Dec. 2, WestConn will host a Faculty Recognition Ceremony that will include the presentation of the Teaching Excellence Award at a reception at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. The ceremony will be free and open to WestConn faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78486.
On Thursday, Dec. 2, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, a capella group Play It by Ear, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information.
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT
On Friday, Dec. 3, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform with guest artist Robert Glasper at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The public is invited. Tickets will be $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students and are available at wcsu.edu/tickets or by calling x7TIXX. For more information, call x78350.
HOLIDAY WINE TASTING
On Sunday, Dec. 5, WestConn will host its Annual Holiday Wine Tasting to benefit student scholarships from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The cost is $50 per person. Proceeds will support the Caraluzzi Scholarship Endowment. Reservations are limited. For more information or tickets, call x78279.
On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Newman Center will host a Mass at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The worship service will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT
On Monday, Dec. 6, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the WCSU Office of AccessAbility Services will hold a workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students at 4:30 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex. Information provided will include the differences between accommodations in high school and college; the types of classroom, housing and campus accommodations, services and assistive technology that are available; how to request accommodations and services; and more. The workshop will be free and open to new and prospective students and their families. For more information and to RSVP, call x78225.
ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
The WestConn theatre arts department will present one-act plays directed by students at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9; and at 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, student interns in WestConn's health promotion and exercise sciences department will present an overview of their internship experiences from noon to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Warner Hall. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78612.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, WestConn's Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of "Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece." The bus will depart at 1:30 p.m. from outside of University Hall and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. It is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, comedian Chris Doucette, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 for more information.
The WCSU Opera will perform the annual holiday classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, and on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m, in Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and information, call x78499 or go to wcsu.edu/tickets.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING
On Saturday, Dec. 11, WestConn will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter, M31, Double Cluster, Gamma Andromedae, Pleiades and Mira from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.
HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
The WCSU Holiday Jazz concert will be at 3 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 12. The program will feature Frankensax, led by Andrew Beals; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, led by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, led by Jamie Begian. The program will include a mix of jazz classics and holiday music such as "Sleigh Ride" and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." It will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.
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WestConn Report is published online for the WestConn community by University Publications & Design (UP&D) biweekly during the academic year. Each issue is archived on the WCSU Web site.
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CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research
Information is now available regarding the competition for the 2010-2011 CSUS Trustees Awards in Teaching and Research. All materials are posted online at ct.edu/faculty/teaching-research/. Tenured and non-tenured assistant and associate professors are eligible for these awards. The deadline for all complete nominations and applications to the local review committee at WCSU is Dec. 11, 2010.
Child Care Center Openings
A few spaces are available in the WCSU Child Care Center, an NAEYC accredited early childhood program for children 3 to 5 years old. Please contact the Child Care Center Director Bruni Edwards, at x78733 for further information. The WCSU Child Care Center is located in Alumni Hall, lower level.
CELT New Faculty Mentor Program
CELT is once again sponsoring the New Faculty Mentor Program in which we match new faculty with existing faculty who serve as mentors. Over the years many of you have been mentors and some of you have had one. This program does not substitute for the training and ongoing information provided by departments; it matches up new faculty with someone who has been here for a while and knows the ropes who is not in the same department. The Mentor Program helps create a sense of connection across disciplines — one more social than academic. However, there are times when a new faculty member may want to ask an academic or procedural question of someone outside their department. There are no specific tasks required. It's up to you and the new faculty member to decide. If you would consider being a mentor, please contact Dan Barrett at x78869.
ING Financial Adviser on campus
WestConn’s ING Financial Adviser, Marilyn Timbers, will be on campus this fall to conduct employee retirement counseling sessions or to discuss your retirement portfolio. These individual sessions are by appointment only. Please contact her at Marilyn.Timbers@INGFA.COM (preferred form of contact) or voicemail at (800) 784-6386, ext. 4003363 to schedule an appointment. Sessions will be held in the Student Center, Room 228 on the following dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 14, and Dec. 28.
IRB Meeting Schedule and Important Changes
Starting immediately, the WCSU IRB is moving to an electronic submission system. Please send completed proposals (see guidelines) as an attachment to IRB@wcsu.edu. HUM-1 forms with signatures may also be emailed as pdf files to the same address. Alternatively, hard copies of completed HUM-1 forms may be delivered to Martha Palanzo in the Office of Grant Programs, Warner Hall 321. Note that there is a new HUM-1 form that must be used. Please check the IRB website at wcsu.edu/irb/.
Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Meetings
The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Dec. 15; Feb. 16, 2011; March 16; April 20; and May 18. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Karen Daley, at x78563.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Meeting
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. If you would like to submit a protocol, please send the original and 9 copies, at least 2 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. For questions, please contact Dr. Karen Crouse at x79061.