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This issue will be the last issue of the spring semester.
See you in the fall!

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE 

On Monday, May 2, U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz will discuss 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 CONVOCATIOns

WestConn will host Honors Convocations on the following days: on Monday, May 2, the WestConn Ancell School of Business will host its Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center; on Tuesday, May 3, the School of Arts & Sciences will host its Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall with a reception to follow in Warner Hall; and on Wednesday, May 4, the School of Professional Studies will host it Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall with a reception to follow in White Hall 127. The public is invited to these annual events at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78521.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS EVENT 

On Tuesday, May 3, the WCSU Counseling Center will host "Sex and Sundaes" at noon in the Student Center Theater. At this event, Dreamworld will examine the stories contemporary music videos tell about women and men, and how these videos shape our individual and cultural attitudes about sex. There also will be a Build-Your-Own-Sundae bar. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, send an e-mail to sullivan179@connect.wcsu.edu.

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.

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.

MEMORIAL RECEPTION 

On Wednesday, May 4, WCSU will hold a memorial reception in memory of Professor of Art John Wallace from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. Wallace was the founder of the university's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and was co-coordinator of the program for nine years. The public is invited. For more information, call x78881.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT 

On Thursday, May 5, the WCSU Orchestra 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.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, May 5, 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, Amanda Forker's Musical Theater Extravaganza, 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 - "THE OLD MAID & THE THIEF" 

On Friday, May 6, the WCSU Opera will present "The Old Maid & The Thief" at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 

On Saturday, May 7, the WCSU Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program will host an Instructional Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a location to be announced on the university's Midtown campus. The event will be free; registration is required. For more information or to register, call x78929.

ART EXHIBIT 

WCSU will host Dominican artist German Perez, who will exhibit his "Caribbean Pop" during library hours from Saturday, May 7, through Friday, May 20. Perez's work has been exhibited worldwide and adopted by author Julia Alvarez for the cover of two of her books. The artwork primarily depicts issues of Caribbean life, politics and processes of migration to the United States. The exhibit will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78650.

SAXOPHONE CONCERT 

On Saturday, May 7, WestConn's music department will present "Saxofestivus," featuring WestConn's three saxophone quartets, at 3 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 (203) 837-8350.

ZOMBIE WALK 

On Saturday, May 7, WXCI, WCSU's campus radio station, will host a "Zombie Walk" from 4 to 10 p.m. to raise awareness of the budget costs proposed by the governor for the Connecticut State University System. Those interested in participating in the event should meet at 4 p.m. on the Quadrangle on the university's Midtown campus. Zombie make-up will be applied and participants will walk to the Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury, where there will be a higher education convention, followed by live, local music. Admission will be $5 for the convention, and participants in the Zombie Walk must register prior to walking. The public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to wxcipromos@gmail.com.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING 

On Saturday, May 7, WestConn will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus. 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, May 8, 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.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING 

On Wednesday, May 11, Dominican artist German Perez will discuss his work and sign books at 2 p.m. in the Haas Library. Perez's work has been exhibited worldwide and adopted by author Julia Alvarez for the cover of two of her books. The artwork, on display in the Haas Library from May 7 to 20, primarily depicts issues of Caribbean life, politics and processes of migration to the United States. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, callx78650.

SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT 

On Wednesday, May 11, the WCSU Symphonic Band & Wind 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.

RESEARCH DAY 

On Thursday, May 12, WestConn Research Day, which enables students from across the university to present their research to faculty and colleagues, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Science Building Atrium. The event will feature faculty-endorsed student research presentations in a variety of academic disciplines. Dr. Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard Medical School professor of ophthalmology and director of the Visual Attention Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will deliver the WRD keynote lecture on "Why Visual Attention Research Matters" at 2 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The Provost's Prize for an exemplary student project will be presented in the closing WRD program at 4:30 p.m., also in Room 125. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/wrd or call x78799.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, May 12, 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 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.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL" 

The WCSU theatre arts department will present "Seussical the Musical" at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, in the Berkshire Theatre. Ticket prices will be $10. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

FAMILY DAY BBQ 

On Saturday, May 14, alumni and new graduates will enjoy food, music, games and entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. on the Midtown campus Quadrangle. The event is open to the WestConn community only. For more information and to RSVP, call x78298.

ALUMNI & FRIENDS CIRCLE REDEDICATION CEREMONY 

On Saturday, May 14, WestConn will host a rededication ceremony at 2 p.m. between Old Main and Fairfield Hall. 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 x78298.

WESTFEST CONCERT - THIRD EYE BLIND 

On Saturday, May 14, the WCSU Program Activities Council and the Student Government Association will present WestFest featuring Third Eye Blind at 8 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the public is invited. General admission tickets will be $35 plus fees. Tickets are available at the Westside Campus Center Box Office, by calling x7TIXX or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 

On Sunday, May 15, the WCSU Dance Team will present "Sunday Night Live" at 6:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. General admission tickets will be $10; senior and student tickets will be $5. Proceeds will benefit the WCSU Dance Team and the Khalda Logan Memorial Foundation. The public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsudanceteam.com.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS EXHIBIT 

On Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20, the WCSU Counseling Center will present "Do You Care?," an interactive sculpture by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Liz Popiel, and "I Stand With You," a media campaign by the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, in Warner Hall. The exhibit will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to sullivan179@connect.wcsu.edu.

BARNEY BIRTHDAY BASH 

On Tuesday, May 17, WCSU will host "Barney Birthday Bash" at 3:30 p.m. in the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Tickets will range from $18 to $53, plus fees. For more information or to purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT 

On Tuesday, May 17, the WCSU Orchestra 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.

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

On Friday, May 20, the WestConn Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. Stephen F. Angel, president and chief operating officer of Praxair, will deliver the commencement address. For more information, call x78244.

UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 

On Sunday, May 22, WestConn will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex Stadium. Former New York Knicks star Allan Houston will deliver the commencement address. The public is invited. For more information, call x78800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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:
Content deadline is Thursday at noon prior to the Monday publication date. All efforts are made to include content that is supplied, however, all submissions are subject to a strict editing process. Additionally, where and when available, photos and print/Web marketing materials created for an event will be available as either a link (in the case of a Web page) or download (in the case of print materials).

Contacting us:
The editorial staff of the WestConn Report can be contacted most efficiently via e-mail. Please send to westconn_report@wcsu.edu. You may also send content via inter-campus mail addressed to “WestConn Report / UP&D – Old Main 202”. Please allow sufficient time. Please do not call the office and leave a voice message with your request.

At-A-Glance

May2

Political science lecture. U.S. Senate candidate Susan Bysiewicz 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.

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the Ancell School of Business. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

May3

Sexual Assault Awareness event. "Sex and Sundaes." Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only.

Lyme Disease Seminar/Health Fair. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 6 to 9 p.m. Information about Lyme Disease prevention and treatment will be available as well as speakers at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the School of Arts & Sciences. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

May4

Lecture. "Revolutionary Movements in the Middle East" by Dr. Khaldoun Samman. Student Center Theater, 2 p.m.

Memorial reception. In memory of Professor of Art John Wallace. Higgins Gallery, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the School of Professional Studies. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call x79401.

 
May5

Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Amanda Forker's Musical Theater Extravaganza, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall.

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

May66

Opera production. "The Old Maid & The Thief." Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. For tickets and information, call x78499 or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

May7

Instructional leadership conference. Hosted by the WCSU Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a location to be announced on the Midtown campus. For more information or to register, call x78929.

Art exhibit. WCSU will host Dominican artist German Perez, who will exhibit his "Caribbean Pop" during library hours from Saturday, May 7, through Friday, May 20. Free and open to the public.

Saxophone concert. "Saxofestivus," featuring WestConn's three saxophone quartets. Ives Concert Hall, 3 p.m.

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. Planetarium show at 8 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium.

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FYI

Hancock Student Leadership Program

The Hancock Student Leadership Program is currently accepting on-line applications for the 2011-12 cohort. Applications will be accepted until the deadline of midnight, October 3, 2011. The program is designed to foster and acknowledge excellence in student leadership and provide students with training, mentoring, networking, a certificate of completion and numerous other benefits. Please encourage dedicated students with leadership experience or potential from all disciplines to apply to this worthwhile program. For more information please visit our web site, www.wcsu.edu/hslp or contact Walter Bernstein, x78600 or Averell Manes, x78452.  

general education committee meeting

The next meeting of the general education committee will be next Monday, May 9 at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Hass Library. Please have all materials submitted to Chuck Rocca in the Math Department by Thursday, May 5, at 4 p.m.  Electronic submissions are preferred.

UPBC meeting

The next meeting of the UPBC will be held on Monday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 226.

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. The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center Room 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 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 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.

 

 

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