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 email@example.com.
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.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, New York Institute of Technology Professor of English Dr. Michael Schiavi will discuss his book, "Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo," at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. "Celluloid Activist" is the biography of gay-rights activist Russo, author of "The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies," commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies. Russo was also a founding member of GLAAD and cofounder of ACT UP. Schiavi's talk will be free and the public is invited. It is sponsored by the WCSU Office of Multicultural Affairs and the university's American Studies program. For more information, call x79062 or visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/CelluloidActivist.asp.
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.
holiday toy drive
The WCSU Police Department will hold a toy drive to benefit the Connecticut Department of Children and Families Danbury office from Thursday, Dec. 6, through Thursday, Dec. 20. Donations may be dropped off 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the WCSU Police Department Dispatch Center, 181 White St. in Danbury, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the WCSU Parking Office, Room 247D, Westside Classroom Building. There is a specific need for gifts for teens. The public is invited to participate. For more information, call Sgt. Richard Montefusco at x79302.
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.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Campus and Student Centers Board will host this semester's traditional Midnight Breakfast from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Student Center. Slated for the first night of finals week, the event provides students a break where they can relax and mingle with other students. If faculty and administrators can help serve, clean up, or assist in any way, or would like more information, please contact Paul Simon at x78494.
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
On Friday, Dec. 14, the Sixth Annual Danbury Project Homeless Connect will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall. The event is a one-stop housing and service fair that brings together more than 60 area agencies to provide immediate assistance to individuals who are homeless or in need of housing and social service assistance. Opening ceremonies will be at 11 a.m. and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 796-1504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Jane Walsh, university assistant, UP&D
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).
The editorial staff of the WestConn Report can be contacted most efficiently via e-mail. Please send to email@example.com. 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.
The UPBC will meet on Monday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 226.
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 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, Dec. 4. Also, please note that the last Senate meeting of this semester will be held on the second Wednesday of the month.
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. 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 here. As a result of these changes, University Computing is developing a new curriculum proposal submission system. Please read the email attached below for additional information. Specific curriculum proposals as noted below should be sent to University Computing. Any other items of business for inclusion in the CUCAS agenda should be sent to Dr. Anthony Markert. The closing date for agenda items is Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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.