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, through 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 www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/CreativityCompassionexhibition.asp.
PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES
On Monday, Nov. 19, Verne Sedlacek, president and CEO of Commonfund, will deliver the President's Lecture Series address, "What's Next: Global Policy and Economic Challenge Ahead," at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78486.
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, State Rep. Bob Godfrey will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART SLIDE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, painter Susanna Coffey 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. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFAFallLectureSeries.asp.
POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, former U.S. Rep. Jim Maloney will discuss the administration of former President Bill Clinton from 6:45 to 7:45 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 email@example.com.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, chief Scientist in the department of forestry and horticulture at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, will discuss "A Short History of the Connecticut Forest" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78569.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, 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, the WCSU Improv Group, 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 COMBOS WITH GUEST ARTIST MULGREW MILLER
On Friday, Nov. 30, the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform with jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.
SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
On Sunday, Dec. 2, the WCSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 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 tickets and more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT
On Monday, Dec. 3, the WCSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 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 tickets and more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.
john f. azziriti memorial lecture
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Patrizia Farina, WCSU world languages instructor, will discuss "The Feast of the Seven Fishes" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The talk is the second John F. Azzariti Memorial Lecture, presented in honor of John F. Azzariti by his wife, Kathie Azzariti, and WCSU. The event will be free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information, call x78279. To make a reservation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND FRANKENSAX CONCERT
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Frankensax and the WCSU Jazz 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 tickets and more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp or call x78350.
The WCSU theatre arts department will present a 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring plays directed by students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 6; and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall. For more information, call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, 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, Aaron and Andrew, 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 - "AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS"
The WCSU Opera will perform the annual holiday classic "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Ives Concert Hall. For tickets and information, call x7TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
THEATRE PRODUCTION - "into the woods"
The WCSU theatre arts department will present "Into the Woods" in the Berkshire Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING
On Saturday, Dec. 8, WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 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.
HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
On Sunday, Dec. 9, the WCSU Holiday Jazz concert will be 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, call x78350.
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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.
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A basket of candles and gift certificates to Danbury restaurants (valued at $90) is being raffled as part of the 2012 Connecticut Charitable Campaign.
Raffle tickets may be purchased from Janet Ohles, Room 303, Haas Library until Nov. 29, when the drawing will be held at noon in Warner Hall. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $5.
The next meeting of the Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards (CUCAS) will be on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 9:30 a.m.in the Student Center, Room 202. The meeting will include consideration of the new Distance Education Committee's Online Policy and also the TAP provisions.
—Tony Markert, Chair, CUCAS
CSU/AAUP Research Grants for 2013-14
Five copies of grant proposals are due in Gabrielle Jazwiecki's office (WA 321A) by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2013. This is a strict deadline; grants submitted after this date and time will not be considered. The grants submitted by faculty members from Western will be reviewed by faculty members from Central and Eastern. The grants committee members at Western then decide how to allocate the money based on the scores we receive from Central and Eastern.
This year's grants committee members from Western are Patricia O'Neill (Psychology), Truman Keys (Communication) and Susan Maskel (Biology). Please feel free to contact any of the committee members or Gabrielle Jazwiecki if you have any questions.
Please note that if you were a recipient of a 2011-12 CSU-AAUP Research Grant and have not submitted your report for this grant by Sept. 30, 2012, you are not eligible to apply for the 2013-14 research grants in Feb. 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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.