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ART INSTALLATION 

WCSU, in cooperation with DNKL (Do Ngak Kunphen Ling) Buddhist Center, will present "Reflection: Indra's Net," an exhibit of sculpture, sound and music, to mark the beginning of a series of arts and music events that will culminate with talks by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the university on October 18 and 19. "Reflection" is the result of a collaboration between London artist Susan Haire and New York composer Stephen Dydo. The exhibit will be presented now through Friday, Oct. 19, in Warner Hall.  Viewing hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The exhibit will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/reflectionart.asp.

MIDTERM BREAKFAST

The WCSU Rotaract Club and Student Government Association will sponsor a free breakfast for students from 7 a.m. to noon in the Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 10. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to heffner004@connect.wcsu.edu.

FLU SHOT CLINICs

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Western Connecticut Home Health (formerly the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association) will conduct a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center and on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The clinics are open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. For more information, call (203) 792-4120 or visit www.danburyvna.org.

ETIQUETTE DINNER

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the WCSU Career Development Center will host an Etiquette Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Key Ways to Enhance Your Professional Style" and "Dining Etiquette." Tips for successful networking, business etiquette and effective communication will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be an $8 fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/cdc/services/etiquette%20dinner%2011.asp or call x78263.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Jonathan Harris, executive director of the Connecticut state Democratic Party, will discuss President Barack Obama from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 231 of White Hall. 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) 354-3521.

AUTHOR TALK

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, WCSU and the Wooster School have partnered to create "One Book, One Community," a series of events aimed at encouraging the entire community to read the same book, "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo. Merullo will speak about his novel at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78754 or visit www.onebookdanbury.org/.

LIVE COMEDY

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the WCSU Program Activities Council will present comedian Robbie Printz at 9 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The event will be free and open to the campus community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

EL SALVADOR LECTURE

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Zulma Hernandez, community organizer with the Association for the Development of El Salvador, will discuss "El Salvador in the Fight for Sovereignty and Social Justice" at noon on the first floor of Warner Hall. Hernandez will speak about social, economic and environmental struggles in El Salvador, including anti-gold mining efforts, U.S. militarization and Salvadoran emigration. Also speaking will be Jose Flipe Tobar Arce, mayor of San Jose Las Flores, Chalatenago, and Ana Elsa Navarrete, president of the Community Council of San Jose Las Flores. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78650 or visit www.elsalvadorsolidarity.org.

CELT Brown Bag Discussion: How Faculty Can Help With Student Retention

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Haas Library, Room 508, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host an informal brown bag discussion of practices that faculty can implement that have been shown to help improve student retention. William Petkanas, Ph.D., Communication Department, will facilitate this session. The discussion is free and open to WCSU faculty and staff. For more information, call x78869.

THEATRE PRODUCTION: "MAJOR BARBARA"

The WCSU department of theatre arts will present "Major Barbara" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10; 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11; 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

CARDBOARD CANOE RACES

This new Western Homecoming tradition will provide each two-person team with the materials needed to design and construct a cardboard vessel in a test of ingenuity and creativity. Vessel-building will begin at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. The canoes will be launced at 8:30 p.m. in the O'Neill Center swimming pool. Prizes will be awarded in various categories, including best costumes, best boat design and creativity. Registration is open to WCSU students only and begins on Monday, Oct. 3, in all the fitness rooms and at the Westside Campus Center and Midtown Student Center information desks. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

OPERATION JUNGLE RED

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Operation Jungle Red, a campaign to end violence, will host a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westside Campus Center. Members of the campus community are invited to sign a pledge against violence and paint their pinky nail "Jungle Red" to focus awareness on acts of violence. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x79060.

FACULTY EXHIBITION: CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION

The WCSU Faculty Exhibition, "Creativity and Compassion," will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall. The exhibition will consist of works by 24 full-time and adjunct art faculty in a wide variety of media, including photography, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting. This presents a unique opportunity to view one exhibition that brings together the personal work of so many instructors in the university's department of art.There will be an artist reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/CreativityCompassionexhibition.asp.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Oct. 11, 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, Dani Elliott, 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.

MIDTOWN CAMPUS TOUR

On Friday, Oct. 12, the WCSU Alumni Association will host a 3 p.m. tour of the Midtown campus departing from the lobby of the Old Main Building. The tour will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

MAD HATTER BINGO

On Friday, Oct. 12, the WCSU Program Activities Council will host Mad Hatter Bingo at 6:30 p.m. in the student cafeteria in the Student Center. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

On Friday, Oct. 12, the WCSU Jazz Combos 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, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.

FRIDAY AFTER HOURS

On Friday, Oct. 12, the WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Friday After Hours" in Alumni Hall. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

WEATHER CONFERENCE

On Saturday, Oct. 13, WCSU will host the Tri-State Weather Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science Building. The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts. The public is invited; registration is required. For ticket prices and other information, call x78552 or visit www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the WCSU Student Affairs Office will host a continental breakfast for WCSU students and their parents at 9:30 a.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. This event is free and open to WCSU students and their parents only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

homecoming events

On Saturday, Oct. 13, WCSU will celebrate Homecoming 2012 beginning with a Tailgating Party at 10 a.m. in the Westside Campus Center Parking Lot. The football game will begin at noon. There will also be an Alumni Hospitality Tent starting at halftime across from the Westside Athletic Stadium, which will be open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who are 21 and over only. The Student Government Association will host a Street Fair at 2 p.m. which will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more homecoming information, call x78298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Dr. Chris Kukk, director of the WCSU Honors Program and professor of political science, will present a lecture about "The Cold War v. Globalization" at 10:20 a.m. in Room 243 of the Westside Classroom Building. The lecture will focus on the differences between the Cold War and Globalization world systems. It will involve the experiences of the parents (Cold War) and the students (Globalization) in a scholarly way with both students and parents participating in the discussion. The session will be free and open to WCSU students and their parents only. For more information, contact Daryle Dennis or visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

PARENTS FORUM

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the WCSU Student Affairs Office and Development Office will host a forum about the creation of a WCSU Parents Council at 11 a.m. in Room 243 of the Westside Classroom Building. The forum will be free and open to WCSU students and their parents only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

CLASS OF 1957 REUNION LUNCHEON

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1957 Reunion Luncheon at 2:30 p.m. under the Alumni Hospitality Tent on the Westside campus. The classes of 1955 - 1962 are also invited. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call x78298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

CLASS OF 1962 GOLDEN REUNION DINNER

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1962 Golden Reunion Dinner at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. The cost is $60 per person. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

DJ AND LIGHT SHOW

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Black Student Alliance, WXCI and the Student Government Association will host a DJ and light show event from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On Sunday, Oct. 14, the WCSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 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, go to www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

On Monday, Oct. 15, the premiere of an original six-song cycle composed by WCSU Professor of Music Eric Lewis will highlight a chamber music concert at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Soprano Jennifer Caraluzzi, graduate of WCSU and the New England Conservatory, will perform as lead vocalist with a chamber music ensemble. Lewis's "Wrensong" cycle features his original score and lyrics drawn from the poetry of the late Raphaela Willington; the composition was commissioned by The Willington Trust and is presented as part of the celebration of the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to WCSU. The concert will conclude with performance of Dvorak's Piano Quintet by the Prometheus chamber music ensemble. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, callx78350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Wrensong.asp.

ART SLIDE LECTURE 

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, illustrator Nancy Stahl will discuss her 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.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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 231 of White Hall. 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) 354-3521.

celt workshop

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host an informal brown bag discussion regarding "Blackboard Learn Tips and Tricks" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Shane Murphy will facilitate the session. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, callx 78869.

OPERATION JUNGLE RED

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Operation Jungle Red, a campaign to end violence, will host a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard in front of the Student Center. Members of the campus community are invited to sign a pledge against violence and paint their pinky nail "Jungle Red" to focus awareness on acts of violence. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x79060 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/OperationJungleRed2012.asp.

BACH RECITAL

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, WCSU music faculty members will present selections from several works by Johann Sebastian Bach representing the theme of compassion in a recital at noon in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert, titled "Spirituality of Johann Sebastian Bach," will feature vocals by Dr. Margaret Astrup and instrumental performances by Dr. Kerry Walker on flute, Eric Lewis on violin, and Eric Trudel on piano. Selections will include arias from the Passions of St. Matthew and St. John, as well as a movement from the Partita for Flute and the largo from the Musical Offering. Admission will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78350.

LYME DISEASE LECTURE

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Neeta Connally will discuss "The Epidemiology of Lyme Disease in the Northeastern U.S." at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. Connally is a specialist in the epidemiology and ecology of diseases carried by blood-sucking arthropods. Her research focuses on prevention of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78796.

PUBLIC TALK BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

On Thursday, Oct. 18, WCSU and Do Ngak Kunphen Ling-Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace will host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for a public talk about "The Art of Compassion" at 1:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. While this event is sold out, a live webcast and video streaming will be available. For more information, visit www.wcsudalailama.org.

COFFEEHOUSE

On Thursday, Oct. 18, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hal. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, slam poet Nafeesa Monroe, 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.

PHILIP GLASS CONCERT

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Philip Glass and special guest Jon Gibson will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The concert will benefit The Tibetan Home of Hope. For tickets and information, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

PUBLIC TALK BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

On Friday, Oct. 19, WCSU and Do Ngak Kunphen Ling-Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace will host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for a public talk about "Advice for Daily Life" at 10 a.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. While this event is sold out, a live webcast and video streaming will be available. For more information, visit www.wcsudalailama.org.

THEATRE PRODUCTION ' "MAJOR BARBARA"

The WCSU department of theatre arts will present "Major Barbara" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19; and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, Oct. 20, WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 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.

OPERATION JUNGLE RED

On Monday, Oct. 22, Operation Jungle Red, a campaign to end violence, will host a discussion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard in front of the Student Center. Members of the campus community are invited to sign a pledge against violence and paint their pinky nail "Jungle Red" to focus awareness on acts of violence. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x79060 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/OperationJungleRed2012.asp.

celt workshop

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host an informal brown bag discussion regarding "High Impact Practices and Active Learning Strategies: Learning is About the Three R's -- Relationships, Relevance and Rigor" at 2 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Professor Michael Giarratano, of the Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University, will facilitate the session. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, callx 78869.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Rob Michalik, district director for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, will discuss constituent service from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. during a political science class in Room 231 of White Hall. 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) 354-3521, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

OPERATION JUNGLE RED BENEFIT

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Operation Jungle Red, a campaign to end violence, will host a benefit from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. Members of the campus community are invited to sign a pledge against violence and paint their pinky nail "Jungle Red" to focus awareness on acts of violence. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x79060 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/OperationJungleRed2012.asp.

 

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:
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Deadlines:
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At-A-Glance

Oct.9

Midterm breakfast. Free breakfast for students only. Student Center, 7 a.m. to noon.

Flu shot clinic. Student Center, Room 201, 4 to 6 p.m.  Open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only.

Etiquette dinner. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call x78263.

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Keene State. O’Neill Center, 6 p.m.

Political science lecture. Jonathan Harris, executive director of the Connecticut state Democratic Party, will discuss President Barack Obama. White Hall, Room 231, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Men’s soccer. WCSU vs. John Jay. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

Author talk. Featuring “Breakfast with Buddha” author Roland Merullo. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78754.

Live comedy. Featuring Robbie Printz. Alumni Hall, 9 p.m. Free and open to the campus community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/

 
Oct.10

Midterm breakfast. Free breakfast for students only. Student Center, 7 a.m. to noon.

El Salvador lecture. "El Salvador in the Fight for Sovereignty and Social Justice" by Zulma Hernandez, community organizer with the Association for the Development of El Salvador. Warner Hall, 1st floor, noon.

CELT brown bag discussion. Discussion of practices that faculty can implement that have been shown to help improve student retention by William Petkanas, Ph.D., Communication Department. Haas Library, Room 508, noon to 1 p.m.

Flu shot clinic. Westside Campus Center, South Ballroom, 4 to 6 p.m.  Open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only.

Cardboard canoe races. Begins at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

Women’s soccer. WCSU vs. Scranton. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

Theatre production. “Major Barbara.” Berkshire Theatre, Berkshire Hall, 7 p.m. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 26

Oktoberfest Jazz concert
Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Concertgoers are invited to attend in Halloween costumes. Featured will be Frankensax, directed by Andrew Beals; the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Scott; and the Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jamie Begian.

Oct.31

Invasive Aquatic Plants Lecture
"Connecticut's Invasive Aquatic Plants: Searching for Solutions"by Gregory Bugbee, assistant scientist in the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Department of Environmental Sciences. Science Building, Room 125, 4 p.m.

Nov. 11

Open House
William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, Feldman Arena, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FYI

CUCAS meeting

The next meeting of the Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards (CUCAS) will be on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Center, Room 202. Last year significant changes were made in the requirements for the submission of curriculum proposals. Many of these changes simplified the process of making certain changes to individual courses. The changes can be found in the faculty handbook. As a result of these changes, University Computing is developing a new curriculum proposal submission system. Specific curriculum proposals as noted below should be sent to University Computing. Other items of business for inclusion in the CUCAS agenda should be sent to my attention. The closing date for agenda items is by noon on Thursday, Oct. 11.

General Education Committee meetings

The committee on general education will meet twice in Octobethe Student Center, Room 228, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
On Oct. 18, the committee will meet in a workshop format to discuss a general framework for a new, tiered, competency-based core curriculum here at WCSU. No votes will be taken because some members will be meeting the Dalai Lama that day instead. Anyone is welcome to submit a general framework for discussion. Please email possible frameworks to Robin Flanagan by 5 p.m. on Oct. 12.
On Oct. 25, the committee will meet more formally, with votes and Robert's Rules. We already have a full agenda for that day, but additional agenda items will be considered if they are in Sharepoint by 5 p.m. on Oct. 19. To get a curriculum item into Sharepoint please email University Computing at curriculum_proposal@wcsu.edu. The agendas will be sent out three days before each meeting.

senate meeting

The next meeting of the University Senate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17at 3:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Classroom Building, Room 218. Please send all agenda items electronically to D.L. Stephenson no later than Tuesday, Oct. 9. Also, any Senate Committees that have yet to do so, please send your May 2012 annual reports.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be held in Alumni Hall every Saturday at 11 p.m. to midnight and every Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the campus community and the general public. For more information,

free zumba classes

Free Zumba classes for faculty in staff will be held every Thursday from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center.
A flyer for download is listed on the right. For more information, contact Robyn Housemann at x78882.

WEEKLY DISCUSSION GROUP

“Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life,” a weekly discussion group led by Mark Horton and Jampa Gyaltsen , will be held on Mondays at 12:15 p.m. in Student Center, Room 209. For more info call x78328 or send an email to hortonm@wcsu.edu.

CSU Professorship applications

Due to the retirement of Dr. John Briggs and Dr. Margaret Grimes, the Senate President is announcing that applications for two CSU Professorships are being accepted. Applications should be sent to the chair of the Michael Foley, P&T committee chair, who will forward them to the chair of the special subcommittee of P&T responsible for making recommendations to the President for CSU Professorship. The deadline for applications, along with supporting materials, is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. This link following gives full details of the procedures and selection of CSU Professor.

2012-13 WCSU CELT Classroom Teaching Technology Grants

This academic year, up to two $2,000 grants may be awarded for initiatives in technology and teaching to full time faculty. Class Tech grants seek to encourage the development of innovative, creative uses of emerging technologies in the classroom or virtual learning environment. All kinds of technology and approaches are welcome. This program is for innovations using technologies already existing in our system (not to purchase new equipment or software). It is essential that proposals clearly describe how the effectiveness of the initiative will be assessed.

Examples of possible technologies are: blogs, text messaging, class file sharing, web publishing, instant messaging, online discussion or group projects, HTTP based lit reviews, visual literacy software, and social networking.

Process

1. Fall Semester: Faculty members interested in a ClassTech project submit a proposal to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

2. Proposals are reviewed by a committee composed of CELT advisory committee members, who will invite expertise when necessary. Deadline for proposals is Nov. 5.

3. A decision regarding proposals will be made by the end of the fall semester.

4. The proposal is to be implemented in a Spring 2013 class. Each grantee will prepare a final report, to be submitted to the director by June 1, 2013. The report shall include the initial goals for the project, a summary of the activities implemented to achieve those goals, and detailed assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation. In addition, the report should include recommendations for future faculty describing how they make use of and/or improve on the activities. Funds are released to the grantee at that time. The grantee must conduct a workshop on the project in the Fall Semester, 2013.

To apply, contact Dan Barrett at x78869 with questions. The grant application can be found online at www.wcsu.edu/celt/grants.asp.

IRB MEETINGS FOR 2012-13

The Institutional Review Board will meet in the Student Center 228 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 17; Nov. 14; Dec. 12; Jan. 16; Feb. 20; March 20; Apr.17; and May 8, 2013. 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. 

 

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