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FILM SCREENING

On Monday, April 18, the National Geographic film, "Nature's Fury," will run continuously beginning at 10 a.m. in Warner Hall. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Earth Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to rootsandshoots@connect.wcsu.edu or call x78726.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT 

On Monday, April 18, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Featured on the program will be "Suite for Drum Set and Percussion Ensemble" performed by senior jazz studies major Jake Habegger. Connecticut native Arthur Lipner, an internationally known marimba and vibe soloist, will join the Percussion Ensemble in a performance of his "Fantasia for Marimba and Vibes and Percussion Ensemble." The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

BLOOD DRIVE 

On Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21, the American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/939h46 or call (800) 733-2767.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE

On Tuesday, April 19, the Movement Theater Company from Brooklyn, N.Y., will perform four short skits about the environment at noon in the Student Center Theater. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Earth Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to rootsandshoots@connect.wcsu.edu or call x78726.

CHOIR CONCERT 

On Tuesday, April 19 the WCSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Professor of Music Dr. Kevin Jay Isaacs will conduct with Patricia Lutneiano as the Chamber Singers perform compositions from well-known composers Dominick Argento, Gail Kubik and William Schumann, and works by lesser-known writers like Normand Lockwood, Giselle Wyers and Marian McLaughlin. The group will feature "Agnus Dei" from Isaacs' second "Missa Brevis." The Concert Choir, conducted by Assistant Professor Kathleen Theisen, will perform familiar folk songs and spirituals from Norman Dello Joio, Eric Whitacre and Keith Hampton. Amaryllis Iglesias Glass will accompany on piano. This program will celebrate the diversity, talent and craft of American composers/arrangers. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY

On Wednesday, April 20, WestConn will host Take Our Children to Work Day events beginning at 8:45 a.m. in Warner Hall. Children of faculty and staff ages 8 and up will participate in age-appropriate activities from 8:45 to 2 p.m. The events are open to WestConn faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78486.

ARTS AND CRAFTS ON THE QUAD 

In conjunction with "Take Your Child to Work Day," there will be bird houses for children to build and decorate, a drum circle, tie-dye and trivia on the patio of the Midtown campus Student Center on Wednesday, April 20. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to rootsandshoots@connect.wcsu.edu or call x78726.

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP 

On Wednesday, April 20, the WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host the workshop "Sociolinguistic Workshop III - Field, Tenor, Mode: Linguistic Structures of International Literature" at 2 p.m. in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.

FILM SCREENING  

On Thursday, April 21, National Geographic films about water, animals and the environment will run continuously beginning at 10 a.m. in Warner Hall. At noon, there will be trivia games relating to the environment, and at 7 p.m., a panel will discuss environmental issues. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Earth Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to rootsandshoots@connect.wcsu.edu or call x78726.

SCIENCE-AT-NIGHT PRESENTATIOn 

On Thursday, April 21, E. Michael August, senior principal scientist in the High Throughput Biology Group at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (BI), will discuss "High Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery: Finding the Needle in the Haystack" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. August's lab at BI is responsible for assay development and high throughput screening of targets in inflammatory, cardiometabolic and viral diseases. He previously has been a senior staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Offered as part of the continuing "Science at Night" series, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78773.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, April 21, 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, indie artists Five Times August, 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.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURe 

On Monday, April 25, Joe Dunn, legislative director for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, will discuss America's economy and energy reform 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.

ART SLIDE LECTURE 

On Tuesday, April 26, painter Stanley Lewis will discuss his work at a time and location to be announced. 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) 837-8881.

BEATNIK SLAM 

On Wednesday, April 27, the WCSU English Society will host a "Beatnik Slam" at noon in the Student Center Theater. In the spirit of the Beatnik generation of the 1950s, students will offer spirited readings and musical performances. The event will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Call (203) 610-9577 to sign up for the open mic or for more information.

PIANO CONCERT 

On Wednesday, April 27, acclaimed pianists Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow, members of the Oberlin Conservatory piano faculty, will perform at noon in Ives Concert Hall. Hailed by critics for her technique, tonal beauty and musicianship, Cheng is one of Canada's most distinguished and respected pianists. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the symphonies of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, St. Louis, Houston, San Diego, Indianapolis, Syracuse, Utah and Colorado. Chow has performed throughout North America and in Asia as orchestral soloist and recitalist. He has been a prize winner in numerous competitions and currently chairs the music department at Oberlin. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

NURSING SOCIETY RECEPTION 

On Wednesday, April 27, WestConn will host a reception for nursing alumni and seniors graduating from the WCSU nursing program at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall. The student nursing class of 2011 will present their senior projects and the alumni nurses will vote on the best presentation. The event will be free and open to senior students and graduates of WestConn's nursing program only. For more information, call x78298.

ACCESSIBILITY WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, April 27, 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.

NEWMAN DINNER

On Wednesday, April 27, 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.

COUNSELING CONFERENCE 

The Connecticut Counseling Association will hold its annual conference, "Wellness Across the Lifespan," for two days on Friday, April 28 through Saturday, April 3 in the Westside Campus Center and Westside Classroom Building. For a schedule, cost information or to register, visit www.ccamain.org/ or call x78512.

HONORS PROGRAM LECTURE 

On Friday, April 28, authors and prison chaplains Dale Recinella and the Rev. Lawrence Carew will speak at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center. The discussion, part of the Honors Program Lecture Series sponsored by the Ancell School of Business and the Division of Justice and Law Administration, will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73226.

JAZZ CONCERT 

On Thursday, April 28, the WCSU jazz faculty will perform at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Featured will be Dave Scott on trumpet, Andrew Beals on alto saxophone, Deborah Weisz on trombone, Chris Morrison on guitar, Peter Tomlinson on piano, Jeff Siegel on drums and Dave Ruffels on bass. Also performing will be the WCSU Jazz Ensemble. The performance will be free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, April 28, 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, a capella group Martini Glass, 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.

JAZZ ORCHESTRA CONCERT 

On Friday, April 29, the WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform with legendary saxophone player and composer Benny Golson at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Golson's original music for big band will be featured as well as "Skittish" by Jim McNeely. The performance will be open to the public; tickets will be $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-WCSU students. For more information, call x78350.

JAZZ CONCERT 

On Saturday, April 30, Grammy-nominated Darcy James Argue's Secret Society will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hal. The performance will be open to the public; tickets will be $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-WCSU students. For more information, call x78350.

SUNDAY MASS 

On Sunday, May 1, the Newman Center will host a Mass at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the WestConn Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The worship service will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE 

On Monday, May 2, U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz will America's economy and energy reform from 5:30 to 6:15 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.

HONORS CONVOCATION 

On Monday, May 2, the WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78521.

LYME DISEASE SEMINAR AND HEALTH FAIR 

On Tuesday, May 3, WCSU will host a Lyme Disease Health Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Information about Lyme Disease prevention and treatment will be available. At 7 p.m., speakers including Dr. Robert Bransfeld, president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society; Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association; and Denise Lang-Grant, author of the best-selling book "Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment," will share their expertise. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to RLDTF@comcast.net.

HONORS CONVOCATION 

On Tuesday, May 3, the WCSU School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x789401.

LECTURE 

On Wednesday, May 4, Dr. Khaldoun Samman will speak about "Revolutionary Movements in the Middle East" at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. Samman, born in Jordan and raised in the United States, is an associate professor of sociology at Macalester College, where he runs the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization interdepartmental program. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. A book signing will follow. For more information, call x78650.

HONORS CONVOCATION 

On Wednesday, May 4, the WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78576.

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At-A-Glance

Apr18

Film screening. “Nature’s Fury,” a National Geographic film. Warner Hall, 10 a.m. and will run continuously. Free and open to the public.

Percussion Ensemble concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

 

Apr19

Blood drive. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The public is invited to donate. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/939h46 or call (800) 733-2767.

Theatre performance. Featuring four short skits about the environment by The Movement Theater Company from Brooklyn, N.Y. Student Center Theater, noon.

Baseball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

Softball. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

Choir concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Apr20

Take Our Children to Work Day. Warner Hall, 8:45 a.m. For more information, call x78486.

Arts & Crafts on the Quad. In conjunction with "Take Your Child to Work Day," there will be bird houses for children to build and decorate, a drum circle, tie-dye and trivia. Midtown campus Quadrangle.

Workshop. "Sociolinguistic Workshop III - Field, Tenor, Mode: Linguistic Structures of International Literature." Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m. To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

Baseball. WCSU vs. Lehman. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

 
Apr21

Film screening. National Geographic films about water, animals and the environment will run continuously beginning at 10 a.m. in Warner Hall.

Science-at-Night presentation. "High Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery: Finding the Needle in the Haystack" by E. Michael August, senior principal scientist in the High Throughput Biology Group at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m.

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

Apr23

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Umass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

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

Apr24

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

Apr25

Baseball. WCSU vs. Mount St. Mary. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

Political science lecture. Joe Dunn, legislative director for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, will discuss America's economy and energy reform. 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.

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Mark Your Calendars

May6

Opera Production: "The Old Maid and the Thief
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

May20

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

May22

 

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Westside Athletic Complex Stadium, 10:30 a.m.

FYI

budget update session

A budget update session will he held on Tuesday, April 26 at noon in the Student Center Theater. There will be a presentation regarding the budget process and any updates following the submission of the FY 12 budget to the Governor’s office, along with ample opportunity to the attendees to ask questions and get clarifications.

senate meeting

The next meeting of the University Senate will he held on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 201.

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: 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 to 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.  
 
Won't you help with the day’s activities? Volunteers will assist with group activities 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 and participants will receive a complementary lunch.
 
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.

 

 

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