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PLANT SALE AND INFO TABLE

On Monday, April 22, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be a plant sale and information table about local farmer's markets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fairfield Hall. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

RIDESHARE SIGN-UP AND HART BUS INFORMATION

On Monday, April 22, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be an opportunity to sign up for Rideshare and obtain information about the HART bus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

SCAVENGER HUNT

On Monday, April 22, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be a scavenger hunt on the WCSU Midtown campus Quadrangle. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

FREE TRADE MARKET

On Tuesday, April 23, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be a "Really, Really Free Trade Market" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the WCSU Midtown campus Quadrangle. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

bottled water awareness

On Tuesday, April 23, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be an information table for bottled water awareness from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Student Center. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

ART SLIDE LECTURE

On Tuesday, April 23, painter Susan Jane Walp 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/2013MFAlectureseries.asp.

POLITICAL SCIENCE LECTURE

On Tuesday, April 23, Peter Lumaj, candidate for the 2014 Republican nomination for secretary of the state, will discuss America's immigration reform proposals and Europe's debt crisis 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 World Governments, Economies and Cultures course taught by Adjunct Instructor Scott Benjamin. For more information, call (860) 354-3521, or send an email to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

yoga

On Wednesday, April 24, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be a yoga session from 10 to 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of Fairfield Hall. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of WCSU graduating art students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Wednesday, April 24, through Monday, June 6, in The Higgins Gallery in Higgins Annex. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

CELT WORKSHOP

On Wednesday, April 24, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host a discussion regarding "Developing a Grant Proposal from Scratch: How to Turn Your Idea into a Viable Grant Proposal" at 4 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. Gabrielle Jazwiecki, director of the Office of Sponsored Research Administrative Services, will help faculty transform ideas for grants into grant proposals. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/ or call x78869.

film screening and discussion

On Wednesday, April 24, Director Ismael Saavedra will screen and discuss his film "Pachakuti: Art and Revolution in the Andes" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. Saavedra's ethnographic and documentary films "Panama Deception" and "Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" have been recognized by the Motion Picture Academy and "Landscapes of Memory" garnered awards at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. The screening and talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to letrawcsu@gmail.com.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT AND CHESS TOURNAMENT

On Thursday, April 25, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be an Ultimate Fress Tournament and Chess Tournament from noon to 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fairfield Hall. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

RIDESHARE SIGN-UP AND HART BUS INFORMATION

On Thursday, April 25, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be an opportunity to sign up for Rideshare and obtain information about the HART bus from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

CELT WORKSHOP

On Thursday, April 25, the WCSU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host a discussion regarding "Integrating smartphones and social media into your teaching" at 4:30 p.m. in Room 508 of the Haas Library. J.C. Barone, Associate Professor of Communication, who will speak about using smartphones and social media in the classroom. Think Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter are dumb? This discussion describes what worked in one class, and will generate ideas on how you can use various emerging media tools to engage you and your students. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/celt/ or call x78869.

child care cabaret

On Thursday, April 25, WCSU will present the Child Care Cabaret at 6:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. This fundraiser for the WCSU Child Care Center will bring performers from all corners of the campus together in an uplifting combination of music, dance and comedy. The public is invited; tickets will be $15. The first 100 WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free; additional WCSU student tickets will be $5. Among those expected to perform will be Walter Cramer, Walter Bernstein, Missy Alexander, Bill Petkanas, Dan Mustin, Frank Herbert, Sal Trapani, Frank Lazatera, Will Love, Sodexo staff and WCSU students. For more information, call x78266.

MACRICOSTAS ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

On Thursday, April 25, John Patrick, president of Attitude LLC and former vice president of Internet technology at IBM, will deliver the Macricostas Entrepreneurship Lecture funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. Patrick will speak about "A Visionary Look at Where Technology is Headed" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/JohnPatricklecture2.asp or call x78754.

coffeehouse

On Thursday, April 25, WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse in Alumni Hall. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Dueling Pianos, at 9 p.m. Call x79700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

jazz festival

The WCSU Department of Music will host the annual Jazz Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25 - 27, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WCSUJazzFest2013.asp. For tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON

On Friday, April 26, 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.

Hike

On Friday, April 26, as part of "No Impact Week," there will be a hike from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/WCSU-No-Impact-Week/132090650304311?ref+stream or send an email to morrisonb@wcsu.edu.

THEATRE PRODUCTION - "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Alice in Wonderland" at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 and at 3 p.m. on SUnday, April 28 in the Berkshire Theatre. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x7-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

WEST FEST FEATURING GROOVEBOSTON VISCERAL TOUR

On Saturday, April 27, the WCSU Program Activities Council and the Student Government Association will present West Fest featuring GrooveBoston Visceral Tour, at 10 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center. The public is invited. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices, by calling (203) 837-TIXX or at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

HONORS CONVOCATION

On Monday, April 29, the WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78521.

HONORS CONVOCATION

On Tuesday, April 30, the WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 6:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x78576.

HONORS CONVOCATION

On Tuesday, April 30, the WCSU School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call x79401.

midnight breakfast

On Tuesday, April 30, the Campus and Student Centers Board will hold this semester's traditional Midnight Breakfast from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Westside Campus Center. The event provides hundreds of commuter and resident students a break where they can relax and mingle with other students. Faculty and administrators areneeded to help serve, clean up, or assist in any way. If you are interested or would like more information, please email SimonP@wcsu.edu or call x78494.

ONE-ACT PLAYS

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present a One-Act Play Festival featuring plays directed by students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2, and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in the Reimold Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. For more information, call the Box Office at x78732.

NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND

On Wednesday, May 1, the WCSU New Music Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Associate Professor of Music Dr. Fernando Jimenez will conduct. 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.

research day

On Thursday, May 2, the ninth annual WestConn Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building. Mr. Josh John, a graduate of the Ancell School of Business and currently works at Boehringer Ingelheim, will be the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. There will be a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/wrd.

grad salute

On Thursday, May 2, graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in Warner Hall. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win a free custom WCSU diploma frame, gift certificate toward a class ring, WCSU apparel, door prizes and swag. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Grad_Salute.asp or call x78298.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET

On Friday, May 3, WCSU will host the annual Student Leadership Banquet at 5 p.m. at the Matrix Corporate Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury. For more information, call x79700.

OPERA PRODUCTION - "LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD" AND "THE MIRACULOUS STAIRCASE

On Saturday, May 4, the WCSU Opera will perform "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Miraculous Staircase" at 2 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall. Tickets will be $5; WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. For tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, May 4, WCSU will host a 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 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.

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

On Friday, May 10, the WCSU 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. Juanita James, president and CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, will deliver the commencement address. 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. For more information, call x78244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

underGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

On Sunday, May 12, WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex Stadium on the university's Westside campus. The public is invited. This event will be outdoors and will take place rain or shine. For more information, call x78800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

LYME DISEASE SEMINAR AND HEALTH FAIR

On Tuesday, May 14, WCSU will host Dr. Raphael B. Stricker, IGeneX Laboratory founder; IGeneX President and CEO Dr. Nick Harris and Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith for a discussion about "Visionaries in Lyme Disease Testing, Treatment, Research and Advocacy" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center. There also will be a Lyme-focused health fair with information on prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. The health fair begins at 5 p.m., with speakers starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 241-2400 or email rldtf@comcast.net.

WCSU OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present "The Short Plays of Theresa Rebeck" at 8 p.m. on May 16-18 at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St., 3rd floor in New York. For reservations, call x78732.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

On Friday, May 17, there will be a brown bag book club meeting to discuss Robin Sloan's "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" at 1 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room of the Student Center. The event will be free and the public is invited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. For more information, call x79122.

PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING

On Saturday, May 18, WCSU will host a 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 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.

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At-A-Glance

April22

Plant sale. Plant sale and information table about local farmer's markets. Fairfield Hall lawn, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Rideshare sign-up and bus information. Opportunity to sign up for Rideshare and obtain information about the HART bus. Student Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scavenger hunt. Midtown Quad. For more information, click here.

Baseball. WCSU vs. Trinity. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

April23

Bottled Water Awareness. Student Center, 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, click here.  

Yoga. Fairfield Hall lawn, 10 to 11 a.m.

Art slide lecture. Featuring painter Susan Jane Walp. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m.

Baseball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

Softball. WCSU vs. Trinity. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 p.m.

Political science lecture. Peter Lumaj, candidate for the 2014 Republican nomination for secretary of the state, will discuss America's immigration reform proposals and Europe's debt crisis. White Hall, Room 231, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

 
April24

Yoga. Fairfield Hall lawn, 10 to 11 a.m.

Senior Thesis exhibition. Featuring the work of WCSU graduating art students. Higgins Gallery, noon to 4 p.m. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

CELT workshop. "Developing a Grant Proposal from Scratch: How to Turn Your Idea into a Viable Grant Proposal" by Gabrielle Jazwieck. Ruth Haas Library, Room 508, 4 p.m.

Softball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

Film screening and discussion. "Pachakuti: Art and Revolution in the Andes" by Ismael Saavedra. Student Center Thearer, 6 p.m. For more information, send an email to letrawcsu@gmail.com.

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FYI

purchasing deadlines

To support fiscal year-end requirements, the deadline for submittal of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department is May 15 for administrative departments. 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 x78758 in the Administrative Services Office.

Committee on General Education meetings

The Committee on General Education meetings are open to anyone in the academic community and we've been really enjoying have so many interested people attend our fall meetings. Please plan to attend one or more of the spring meetings. Agendas will be distributed three days before each meeting. The next meeting will be held in the Student Center, Room 228 from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 8.

free zumba classes

Free Zumba classes for faculty and staff will be held every Thursday from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym North in Berkshire Hall. For more information, contact Robyn Housemann at x78882.

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.

IRB MEETINGS FOR 2013

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