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RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

A retrospective exhibition of artworks by Robert Alberetti will be displayed in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. Alberetti began his teaching career at WCSU in 1963 and retired in 2003. The exhibit will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m until Wednesday, March 8. The public is invited. 

faculty Piano recital

On Monday, March 5, Professor of Music Russell Hirshfield will present a piano recital in Ives Concert Hall at noon. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Piet Swerts and Frederic Chopin. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information please call x78350.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS DISCUSSION

On Monday, March 5, the WCSU Political Science Club will host Attorney Lisa Davis, human rights advocacy director at MADRE, for a discussion about "Women's Rights in Post-Conflict Situations" at 1 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. Davis will talk about time she spent working for women's rights in Haiti. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, email salvato008@wcsu.edu.

lecture 

On Tuesday, March 6, WCSU Tutoring Resource Center Coordinator Jeanne Lakatos will discuss "The Semiotic Representation of Women in Literature and the Media" at noon in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

POLITICAL SCIENCE lecture 

On Tuesday, March 6, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays will discuss his economic program and his campaign 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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

DINNER-LECTURE SERIES 

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. On Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Martha May will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to griffinm@wcsu.edu or bledsoea@wcsu.edu by Monday of the week of each program.

CELT WORKSHOP 

On Wednesday, March 7, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the workshop "Grounded Cognition and Teaching Effectiveness" at noon in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Robin Flanagan will provide answers to the question "Do your students 'absorb' all the material you 'deliver' in the classroom?" If not, maybe it's because minds aren't set up to accept "deliveries." New research in cognitive science reveals how the mind actually learns and how we can make use of that knowledge in the classroom. The workshop will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78869.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, March 7, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Introduction to RockyourBody" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. Learn about personal training and wellness training opportunities at this session sponsored by the HPX department, HPX Club and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

LECTURE

On Wednesday, March 7, WCSU Adjunct Instructor Jeanne Hatcherson will discuss "Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Reform in Bulgaria" at noon in the Warner Hall Lyceum. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

PANEL DISCUSSION

On Wednesday, March 7, a panel of WCSU students will discuss the Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa book, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses," at noon in Room 215 in the Higgins Annex. The discussion will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, call x79401.

newman dinner

On Wednesday, March 7, the Newman Center will host a free corned beef and cabbage dinner with carrots, potatoes and Jell-O at 5 p.m. in the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to WCSU students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

concert

On Wednesday, March 7, WCSU campus radio station WXCI will host a concert at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. The public is invited to this free event, which will feature local bands Fat History Month, Poolsarenice, Speedy Ortiz and Florida=Death. For more information, email wxcipromo@yahoo.com.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Wednesday, March 7, the WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

coffeehouse 

On Thursday, March 8, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, illusionist Joel Myers, 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.

FILM SCREENING

On Friday, March 9, the WCSU German Studies Center will present a screening of "Marlene," an award-winning documentary about movie star Marlene Dietrich, at 7 p.m. in Screening Room 1 of White Hall. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "LYSISTRATA BY ARISTOPHANES

The WCSU theatre arts department will present "Lysistrata by Aristophanes" in the Berkshire Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

On Friday, March 9, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

science lecture

On Monday, March 12, Wesleyan University Professor of Philosophy Dr. Lori Gruen will discuss "The Ethics of Captivity" at 6 p.m. in Room 215 of Higgins Hall. Gruen has published and lectured widely on topics in animal ethics and currently is working on a book exploring human relations to captive chimpanzees that draws lessons from the lives of some of the chimpanzees she has come to know, respect and love. The talk, sponsored by the WCSU Biology Club, Honors Program and Sigma Xi Scientific Society, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78796.

FILM SCREENING

On Monday, March 12, WCSU will host a screening of "The Education of Shelby Knox" at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. The film tells the story of a Texas teen's fight for sexual education. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, March 13, Dr. Anthony Ciarleglio, director of the WCSU co-operative education work-study program, will discuss career 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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, March 13, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, will present "Tibetan Medicine: Theory, Part II - mKhris-pa/Bile - The Temperature of Life" at 7:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

lecture

On Wednesday, March 14, Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford, one of only four female fire chiefs in Connecticut, will talk about her experiences at noon in the Warner Hall Lyceum. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

PANEL DISCUSSION

On Wednesday, March 14, a panel of WCSU faculty members will discuss the Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa book, "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses," at noon in Alumni Hall. The discussion will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, call x79401.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, March 14, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Where Do We Hold Stress and How Can We Release It?" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. WCSU alumna Sue Carbone, owner of Cohesive Healing, will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

On Wednesday, March 14, the WCSU Chamber Ensembles will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: WHAT IS HUMAN?

On Thursday, March 15, Professor of Political Science Dr. Chris Kukk will discuss "Is There a Human Right to Water?" at noon in Room 201 of the Student Center. The discussion will be part of a brown-bag lunch series focusing on what is human. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the discussion will be free and open to faculty, staff and students only. For more information, call x78600.

tour preview

On Thursday, March 15, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a preview of the fall 2012 America's Music Cities Tour at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. For information or to RSVP, call x78298.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT

On Thursday, March 15, the WCSU Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call x78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, March 15, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The program will include open mic performers, followed by the featured act, Honor Finnegan, 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.

EQUINE AND PET EVENT

On Saturday, March 17, WCSU will host the Agriventures Agway Equine and Pet Event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center. The public is invited. Tickets will be $5; children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, visit http://agwayct.com/events.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, March 17, WCSU 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.

HIGH TEA AND HISTORY TALK

On Tuesday, March 27, Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Darla Shaw and students in the Introduction to Women's Studies class will host a High Tea and discussion about famous women in history at 11:30 a.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, March 27, Stamford corporate attorney Paul Edelberg will discuss China'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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

TIBETAN MEDICINE WORKSHOP

On Tuesday, March 27, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, will present "Tibetan Medicine: Theory, Part III - Bad-kan/Phlegm - The Fluid of Life" at 7:30 p.m. in Warner Hall. The workshop will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON

On Wednesday, March 28, 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. To join the society or purchase a ticket for the luncheon, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at x78279.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, March 28, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, "Introduction to Drum Circles" will be at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center. WCSU employee Dan Mustin will lead this session sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. Attendees are invited to bring a drum. The session will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

LECTURE

On Wednesday, March 28, New York University Professor of Sociology Dr. Richard Arum, co-author of "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses," will speak at noon in the Student Center Theater. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x79401.

DINNER-LECTURE SERIES

On Wednesday, March 28, The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer the GROW (Great Resources On Weekdays) dinner-speaker program, featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to WestConn" — the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. On Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Patrice Boily will be the featured speaker in the Danbury Room in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Resident students can swipe their I.D. for a meal exchange to attend. Other students, faculty or staff who wish to attend may pay $8 at the door. Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Reservations or requests for more information can be sent to griffinm@wcsu.edu or bledsoea@wcsu.edu by Monday of the week of each program.

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At-A-Glance

Mar5

Faculty piano recital. Featuring Prof. Russell Hirshfield and the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Alexander Scriabin, Piet Swerts and Frederic Chopin. Ives Concert Hall, noon.

Women’s rights discussion. “Women’s Rights in Post-Conflict Situations” by Attorney Lisa Davis, human rights advocacy director at MADRE. Student Center Theater, 1 p.m.

Mar6

Lecture. “The Semiotic Representation of Women in Literature and the Media” by Doctoral Candidate Jeanne Lakatos. Ruth Haas Library, Room 508, noon.

Political science lecture. U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays will discuss his economic program and his campaign. White Hall, Room 214, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m.

Dinner-Lecture. “My Road to WestConn,” featuring Dr. Martha May. Danbury Room, 6:30 p.m. $8 admission.

 
Mar7

Training. For the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes. Warner Hall, Room 103, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

CELT workshop. “Grounded Cognition and Teaching Effectiveness” by Dr. Robin Flanagan. Ruth Haas Library, Room 508, noon.

Wellness Wednesday. Introduction to RockYourBody. Student Center, Room 202, noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73903.

Lecture. “Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Reform in Bulgaria”  by WCSU Adjunct Instructor Jeanne Hatcherson. Warner Hall Lyceum, noon.

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

Concert. Hosted by WXCI. Student Center, Room 201, 7 p.m. Featuring local bands. For more information, email wxcipromo@yahoo.com.

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

Mar8
Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, illusionist Joel Myers, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

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Mark Your Calendars

Mar30-31

WCSU Opera Production: Georges Bizet's "Carmen"
8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and information, call x7TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Apr4

17th Annual Career Fair
Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Apr12

Child Care Cabaret
Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7 p.m.

FYI

senate meeting

The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Westside Classroom Building, Room 218. Please note that this meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of the month due to this year's scheduled Spring Break. Please send all agenda items to D.L. Stephenson no later than March 5, 2012.

IRB Meeting Schedule spring 2012

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center, Room 228, from 8 to 9:30 A.M. on the following Wednesdays: March 21; April 18; and May 16. The WCSU IRB no longer requires hard copies of IRB materials. A completed HUM-1 form must accompany all submitted proposals. Digital images of signatures are acceptable on the HUM-1, if you use the Adobe format. If you are unable to provide such a signature(s), you can scan the manually signed signature page and include it with your completed application. The IRB requires that all completed proposals be submitted via email to IRB@wcsu.edu. IRB forms and the link to the required online training programs for protection of human subjects can be found online at wcsu.edu/irb/. IRB questions may be directed to the Chair of the WCSU IRB, Dr. Jessica Eckstein, at x78873. All proposals are due in full by the first of the month for consideration at the next IRB meeting. Any proposal submitted after the first of the month will not be considered until the following month’s meeting.  

Purchasing/Accounts Payable Training

To help provide the WCSU community a better understanding of the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes, open training sessions have been scheduled on both campuses. This training is designed to offer overviews of the Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes, the regulations governing these processes, and procedures for users to utilize these functions. The open training sessions are scheduled as follows:

Midtown Campus
Wednesday, March 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Warner Hall Room 103


Westside Campus
Thursday, March 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m, Westside Classroom Building Room 218

Please direct inquiries to Mark Case at x78657 or Sean Loughran at x79330 or via email.

 

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