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At-A-Glance

April

20-25

Computer animation festival. Featuring continuous showings of student-produced computer animation short features in the Student Center Theater. For information, visit http://cs.wcsu.edu/cgr/festival09 or contact Center for Graphics Research Director Dr. William Joel at x79353.

20-May 1

Photography exhibit. Featuring images from China and India. On display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday, April 20, through Friday, May 1, in Warner Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73919.

20

DUI obstacle course. Sponsored by WestConn's CHOICES Office and the WCSU Police. Student Center Quad, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, part of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be free and open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78899.

20

Social work outreach day. Midtown campus Quad, 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring information about what can be done locally and globally to fight poverty. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

20

Interactive documentary. "Recovery ... A Higher State of Mind." Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. This youth-produced documentary is an interactive activity where students in recovery will share their stories and what it is like to be a "sober student." The event, part of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78899.

20

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

21

Alcohol and myth carnival. Midtown campus quad, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, part of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be free and open to WestConn students only. For more information, call x78898.

21

Emeriti luncheon. Warner Hall, 11:30 a.m. By invitation only. For more information, call x78460.

21

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

21

Wolf Conservation Center speaker. Featuring Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center Student Center Theater, 4 p.m. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. Free with a suggested donation of $5. For more information, call x73260.

21

Softball. WCSU vs. Rhode Island College. Westside Athletic Complex, 5 p.m.

21

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

21

Ghost hunter Lorraine Warren. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 8 p.m. The public is invited. Tickets: $20 for the public and $5 for WestConn students with valid I.D.; available at the Westside Campus Center Info Desk or online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, call x78499.

22

Community fair. In celebration of Earth Day. Student Center Quadrangle, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots. Free and open to the public. Rain location: Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall. For more information, call x73260.

22

Piano concert. Featuring the Transcontinental Piano Duo. Ives Concert Hall, noon. Free and open to the public.

22

Debate. WCSU's Roger Sherman Debate Society will conduct a debate about water-related issues. Warner Hall, noon. Sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73260.

22

Campus clean up. Student Center Quadrangle, 2:50 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73260.

22

Research seminar. “Sediment Metal Contamination in Connecticut Harbors: Does it Harm Marine Organisms?” by Vincent T. Breslin, associate professor in the department of science education and environmental studies at SCSU. Science Building, Room 219, 4 p.m.

22

Tree planting. A native white pine will be planted at 4 p.m. outside White Hall. Sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73260.

22

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rutgers-Newark. Westside Athletic Complex, 4:30 p.m.

22

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5 to 7 p.m. Open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only.

22

Lecture. WestConn's HPX Club will host counseling and intervention expert Martin Lynch, who will discuss "Understanding the Power of Addiction" at 5 p.m. in Warner Hall. The event, part of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be free and open to the public. For more information, call x78899.

22

History lecture. "Who Killed the Constitution" by WCSU Associate Professor of History and Non-Western Culture Dr. Kevin Gutzman. Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main St. in Ridgefield, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78455.

22

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

23

Promise tree. Hosted by WestConn's CHOICES Office. Student Center Quad, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After a week of activities, students will gather to attach a promise to the "Promise Tree." The event, part of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be free and open to WestConn students only. For more information, call x78899.

23

Reading. WestConn's department of writing, linguistics and creative process will present a reading by writers Liz Rosenberg and Jerry Mirskin. Alumni Hall, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78878.

23

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Elms. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

23

Baseball. WCSU vs. St. Joseph’s. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

23

Political-science lecture. Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele to discuss Connecticut's economy and future job opportunities. Berkshire Hall, Room 102, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

23

Midtown Coffeehouse. Alumni Hall. Open-mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, the WestConn Improv Group, at 9 p.m. The group will perform vignettes about alcohol and drug issues. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

24

6th annual CSU Assessment Conference. Hosted by ECSU, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Open to CSU faculty and staff only and advance registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.ct.edu/academics/conf_assessment.htm.

24

Psychology lecture. "Home from the War: Readjustment Issues Facing Returning OEF/OIF Veterans" by CCSU Professor of Psychology Dr. Marc Goldstein. Science Building, Room 125, 2 p.m. The talk is part of a series of "PsychMatters: Invited Lectures" to be offered by the psychology department. Free and open to the public. For more information, x79398.

24

Baseball. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

24-25

Relay for Life. WestConn will host the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Feldman Arena in the O’Neill Center. Teams of 10 to 15 people will spend the night walking to raise money to fight cancer. For more information, visit http://events.cancer.org/rflwestconn or call (203) 563-1511.

25

Weather conference. Science Building, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring ways 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 http://www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

25

World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day. Midtown Quadrangle, 9:45 to 11 a.m. Sponsored by the health promotion and exercise sciences department. Rain location: Bill Williams Gym. For more information, send an e-mail to hollenbecke@wcsu.edu.

25

Softball. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

25

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

25

Men’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

25

Manhattan String Quartet. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, non-WCSU students, and WestConn faculty and staff. WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. For more information, call x78350. To purchase tickets, call x78499 or visit http://www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

25

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public.

26

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers concert. Ives Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

26

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

26

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public.

28

Workshop. “Professional Networking.” Tutoring Resource Center, Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m.     To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

28

Art slide lecture. Featuring artist Ruth Miller. Weir Farm Art Center, 735 Nod Hill Road in Wilton, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

28

Lyme disease awareness event. "Children, Cognitive Impairment and Lyme Disease." Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. A special sneak preview of the film "Under Our Skin - The Untold Story of Lyme Disease" will be followed by a question and answer session by the Lyme Disease Task Force of Brookfield, Newtown and Ridgefield. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

29

Lincoln bicentennial event. Featuring a dramatic reading of "Lincoln, The Great Emancipator" by playwright and amateur historian Thomas D. Klingenstein.  Alumni Hall, noon. The play and discussion to follow will focus on the 16th president and the ways in which drama can promote historical understanding. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78298.

29

Research seminar. "The Ecological Importance of Sea Turtle Conservation," by WCSU Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou. Science Building, Room 219, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78793.

29

Hour of Power (holy hour). Newman Center, 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 744-5846.

30

Political-science lecture. Former state Rep. Brian Flaherty of Watertown, a part-time political commentator for WFSB-TV Channel 3, to discuss President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package. Berkshire Hall, Room 102, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

30

Political-science lecture. Tim Vesely, owner of the USA Four Winds Solar Store in New Milford, will discuss renewable energy sources. Berkshire Hall, Room 102, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

30-May 2

Jazz festival. Includes three evening concerts in Ives Concert Hall. The WCSU jazz faculty will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Admission will be free and open to the public. The WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform with the Dafnis Prieto Trio at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1. Tickets will be $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-WestConn students who are not participating in the festival. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, the Danilo Perez Trio will perform. Ticket prices will be $15 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-WestConn students who are not participating in the festival. WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted free to the May 1-2 events. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call x78499.

30

Baseball. WCSU vs. Lehman. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

30

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open-mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. Free and open to the public. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. For more information, call x79700.

 

 

May

 

1

Telescope viewing. Viewing of the first-quarter moon, Saturn, Mizar, the double star Alcor and the globular star cluster Messier 13. Westside Observatory and Planetarium, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78672.

2

University Ball. Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 7 p.m. For tickets and other information, call x78298.

2

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public.

3

Sunday Mass. Alumni Hall, 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

3

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public.

4

Lincoln bicentennial event. "Why Gender Matters for Understanding the Civil War," by Boston University Professor of History Dr. Nina Silber. Alumni Hall, 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78309.

4

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the Ancell School of Business. Westside Classroom Building, Room 218, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call x78521.

5

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the School of Arts & Sciences. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call x79401.

 

 

 

 

 

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