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INTERVIEW WORKSHOP 

On Tuesday, March 22, WestConn will host an interview workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

NETWORKING WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, March 23, WestConn will host a networking workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

On Wednesday, March 23, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Tickets are available at x7TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP

On Thursday, March 24, WestConn will host a job search workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at 10 a.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON

On Friday, March 25, the WCSU Foundation will host its annual WestConn Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. This year's Community Service Award will be presented to Robert and Dianne Yamin. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at x78279.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE 

On Monday, March 28, Dr. Anthony Ciarleglio, director of WestConn's Cooperative Education program, will discuss career development options from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the World Governments, Economies and Cultures course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, March 29, WestConn will host a "How to Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at 3 p.m. in Room 315 of the Campus Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES - DR. MEL GOLDSTEIN

On Tuesday, March 29, Meteorologist Dr. Mel Goldstein will deliver the President's Lecture Series address, "Growing Up Dr. Mel," at 7:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The chief meteorologist at WTNH and MyTV9 since 1986, Dr. Mel, as he is known, joined the WCSU faculty in 1970, and he accomplished much during his time at the university. He founded the first university Weather Center in New England at WestConn, and pushed for creation of Connecticut's first Bachelor of Arts in Meteorology. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78486.

PIANO RECITAL

On Tuesday, March 29, Students in WestConn's music program will present a piano studio recital at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The event will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. Call x78350 for more information.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, March 30, WestConn will host a "How to Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at noon in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

RESUME WORKSHOP  

On Wednesday, March 30, WestConn will host a resume workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair at 1 p.m. in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call (203) 837-8266.

NEWMAN CLUB DINNER

On Wednesday, March 30, 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.

POETRY READING 

On Wednesday, March 30, WCSU Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Brian Clements will read from his work at 6 p.m. in Warner Hall. Clements is the author of more than half a dozen books of and about poetry, including the anthology "An Introduction to the Prose Poem," and prose poem collections "And How to End It" and "Disappointed Psalms." He is the editor of the small press Firewheel Editions. His latest book of prose poetry, "Jargon," was published in December 2010. The reading will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x73252.

RESUME CRITIQUE WORKSHOP

On Thursday, March 31, WestConn will host a resume critique workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 227 of the Student Center. The workshop is open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

LECTURE AND READING

On Thursday, March 31, WestConn will host a lecture and reading to celebrate Martha Talburt, the Mentor of the Year, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, March 31, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include an entire evening of open mic performers. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

ART SLIDE LECTURe 

On Friday, April 1, painter Don Kimes will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall. 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 x78881.

SCREENING AND INFORMATION SESSION 

On Friday, April 1, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold an information session and video screening from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. The event aims to educate about how mental illness affects people's lives and to eliminate misconceptions and prejudices against people with mental illness. It will be free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call x78850.

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT 

On Friday, April 1, the WCSU Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 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 open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING 

On Saturday, April 2, WestConn will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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 www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

SUNDAY MASS 

On Sunday, April 3, 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.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE 

On Monday, April 4, Greg Boyko, honorary counsel to Japan from Connecticut, will discuss Japan's economy from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 214 of White Hall. The discussion will be free and open to the public. It is one of several scheduled during the semester for the World Governments, Economies and Cultures course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE 

On Tuesday, April 5, WestConn will host a Graduate Open House from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Coordinators from each graduate program will be available to answer questions. The Open House will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Division of Graduate Studies at x78243.

CAREER FAIR

On Wednesday, April 6, the Career Development Center (CDC) will host the 16th annual WCSU Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. More than 50 employers are expected to attend the fair, which will be free and open to WestConn students, alumni, faculty and staff. For more information, call the CDC at x78263.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

On Wednesday, April 6, the WCSU Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information, call x78298.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, April 7, WestConn will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, singer/songwriter Cheryl Engelhardt, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

OPERA PRODUCTION - "STREET SCENE" 

The WCSU Opera will present Kurt Weill's American opera, "Street Scene," at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 7 - 8, and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in Ives Concert Hall, White Hall. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Elmer Rice, Weill's Broadway opera combines show tunes, arias, jazz numbers and folk songs to convey the tensions and drama in a New York City tenement block over the course of two brutally hot days in the 1930s. Tickets will be $15, children 12 and under and seniors will be admitted for $10, and WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. For tickets and information, call x78499 or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

 

If you have upcoming events that you would like publicized, please send them to pr@wcsu. Please be sure to indicate if you want the event promoted only to the university community or if you want the general public to be notified, too. Please include ALL the following information: Name of the event and a brief description (What will participants be doing? Who will be speaking? etc.); time, date and location (room number, building name, etc.) of the event; cost, if any; contact person and phone number; and any other relevant information (Is the public invited? Who is sponsoring/organizing the event? etc.).    

If you plan to attend an event and would like to request disability accommodations, please contact the organizer as listed in the event listing.

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.

Editorial & Design Staff:
Irene Sherlock, associate director, UP&D
Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D

Deadlines:
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At-A-Glance

Mar22

Interview workshop. To prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

Mar23

Networking workshop. To prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

Harlem Globetrotters. Feldman Arena at the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 7 p.m. Tickets are available at x7TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Mar24
Job search workshop. To prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair. Student Center, Room 227, 10 a.m. Open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.
Mar25
WestConn Society Luncheon. Matrix Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury, 11:30 a.m. This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to Robert and Dianne Yamin. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call x78279.
 
Mar26

AA meeting. “Young People’s Open Meeting.” Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

Mar27

AA meeting. “Young People’s Open Meeting.” Alumni Hall, 8:30 p.m.

Mar28
Political science lecture. Dr. Anthony Ciarleglio, director of WestConn's Cooperative Education program, will discuss career development options. White Hall, Room 214, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.
Mar29

Career Fair workshop. "How to Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop for students to prepare for the upcoming 16th Annual Career Fair. Campus Center, Room 315, 3 p.m. Open to WestConn students and alumni only. For more information, call x78266.

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Kean. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

Baseball. WCSU vs. Wesleyan. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 p.m.

President’s Lecture Series. "Growing Up Dr. Mel," by Meteorologist Dr. Mel Goldstein. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Piano recital. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendars

Apr13

Cabaret: "WestConn's Got Talent" 
7 p.m., Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Featuring music, dance and comedy. Tickets will be $15; for more information, call x78266.

Apr20

Take Our Children to Work Day 
8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., for ages 8 and up. For more information, call x78486.

Apr25-29

 

Animation Festival 
Featuring continuous showings of student-produced computer animation short features daily and an "Art of Animation" poster exhibition. Student Center and Student Center Theater. Visit http://cs.wcsu.edu/cgr/festival11 for more information.

FYI

deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions

To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is Friday, April 15 for the academic departments
and Friday, May 13 for administrative department. All goods must be delivered to the university by June 1.
If bidding is necessary, please allow sufficient time for a solicitation process.
If you have any questions please contact Mark Case at x78657 or Esther Boriss at x768758 in the Administrative Services Office.

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.

Spring 2011 Meetings
The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 and May 18. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Karen Daley, at x78563.

ING Financial Adviser on campus

Marilyn Timbers, ING Financial Adviser, will be on campus to conduct employee retirement counseling. For employees who want to open a supplemental retirement account, but have not, individual counseling sessions are available by appointment only on the following dates: March 8, March 22, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, and May 24. To schedule a counseling session contact Ms. Timbers directly: e-mail (preferred) Marilyn.Timbers@INGFP.COM or telephone: 800-784-6386.

2011 Take Our Children To Work Day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 is “Take Our Children To Work Day,” sponsored by Human Resources, Student Affairs, University Events, University Libraries, and Departments of History and Social Sciences, and is open to all employees. This is a great opportunity for girls and boys to learn about the world of work, the challenges their parents face, and how the schoolwork they do today will help them in realizing their dreams and becoming tomorrow’s leaders. You may bring your sons, daughters, grandchild(ren), nieces, nephews, & mentees who are between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age. The committee is hard at work planning another awesome day and is looking forward to welcoming all of the children to campus again this year for all-new activities.  
 
If you are interested in participating by bringing your child(ren)* please respond to Melissa Stephens and let Melissa know the name(s) and age(s) of the child(ren) you will be bringing.  Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any child on the day of the event if they have not been registered by the deadline date of April 1. Specific details including permission slips will be distributed closer to the day of the event. *In addition, based on the overwhelming interest in years past, we are limiting attendees at three (3) children per employee. We want to ensure not only a fun experience for the children, but a safe one as well.We need to maintain a good ratio of WCSU volunteers to children for adequate supervision.  
 
In order to make this event happen we need volunteers on the day of the event to help with the day’s activities. Volunteers will assist with groupactivities and chaperone the kids as they walk to/from each activity. Group Activities are held from 10 to 11a.m.; 11 a.m. to noon; and 1:15– 2 p.m. All volunteers are invited to the kick off breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at noon in Warner Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pano Koukopoulos or Janet Ohles. Volunteers will receive a complementary lunch that is served to the participants.
 
If you have a child that is participating in the WCSU Take Our Children to Work Day and you wish to volunteer to help out with your child’s group, please let us know.


For more information, contact any of the members of the Take Our Children To Work Day Planning Committee: Helen Bechard; Peggy Boyle; Rafael Cordwell; Pano Koukopoulos; Tai Lucas; Janet Ohles; Melissa Stephens; Lisa Temkin Carrozza; and Jen Zdziarski.

 

Event Posters  PDF