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At-A-Glance

OCTOBER

5

Deadline. Applications for the Hancock Student Leadership Program. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/hslp.

5

One Book, One Community film screening/discussion. Featuring “Awakenings.” Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

6

Workshop. “Off-Campus Programs: Scholarships, Internships,” featuring guest speaker Tony Ciarleglio. Tutoring Resource Center, Berkshire Hall, Room 104, 2 p.m. To register, call x79245. Free and open to the public.

6

Lecture. "No Room of One's Own: The Law in James Baldwin's Early Writings" by Suffolk University Professor of English and James Baldwin scholar Dr. Quentin Miller. Warner Hall, Room 102, 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

6

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Bridgewater State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

6

One Book, One Community book discussion. Haas Library, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

6

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Framingham State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

6

Panel discussion. Featuring a panel discussion about the Henry Louis Gates incident. Ives Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

7

Lecture. "The Strategic Choice for Europe: The EU-Russia Power Struggle in the Eastern Neighborhood" by University of Tartu Professor Kristian Nielsen. Student Center Theater, 2 p.m.

7

Author talk. Featuring Dr. Richard Frank, author of "Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope." Warner Hall, 5 p.m. RSVP required; please call x78556 to register or for more information.

7

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

7

One Book, One Community book discussion. Barnes & Noble, 15 Backus Ave., Danbury, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

8

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Rutgers-Newark. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

8

Political science lecture. Justin Bernier, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat in the 5th Congressional District, to discuss America's trade deficit. Berkshire Hall, Room 209, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

8

Lincoln Bicentennial event. "Slave No More: The Problem of Emancipation in American Memory" by Yale University Professor of History Dr. David Blight. Student Center Theater, 7 p.m.

8

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Rebecca Loebe, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

9

General Education Committee meeting. Haas Library, 2nd floor conference room, 3 p.m.

9

Autograph party. For participants from the summer 2009 WCSU Young Writers Conference. Warner Hall, 4:30 p.m.

9

Field hockey. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

9

Jazz Combos concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

10

Culinary bus trip. Bus trip for lunch at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from University Hall. Featuring a four-course luncheon banquet at The American Bounty Restaurant. The price of $79/person includes lunch, gratuity and transportation via motor coach. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call x78290.

 

10

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. UMass Boston. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

10

Women’s tennis. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

10

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Manhattanville. Westside Athletic Stadium, 11 a.m.

10

Football. WCSU vs. Rowan. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

10

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Early Autumn Skies” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and the autumn sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

10

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

11

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

13

Art slide lecture. Featuring painter Lynette Lombard. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

13

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

13

Etiquette dinner. Westside Campus Ballroom, 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the CDC at x78263.

14

Grants workshop. “Looking for Foundation Funding.” Warner Hall, Room 315, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

14

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Wesleyan. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

14

One Book, One Community workshop. Featuring improvisational games and activities to explore themes of mental illness. Danbury High School Media Center, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury, 7 p.m. For more information, call x78754 or visit onebookdanbury.org.

15

CUCAS meeting. Student Center, 9:30 a.m.

15

Retirement ceremony. To honor retiring faculty and staff. Warner Hall, 5 p.m. Free and open to WestConn faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78279.

15

Political science lecture. Stamford trade attorney Paul Edelberg to discuss China’s economy. Berkshire Hall, Room 209, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

15

Telescope viewing.  Viewing of Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and the autumn sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call x78672.

15

Faculty jazz concert. Ives Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

15

Science-At-Night/One Book, One Community event. Featuring Dr. Carolyn Spiro and Pamela Spiro Wagner, authors of "Divided Minds," will discuss their personal experiences with schizophrenia. Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m.

15

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open

mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Michael Kent, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

16

International Education Conference. "International Perspectives: What Do We Mean by Green?" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center and Warner Hall. For more information, visit www.ctstateu.edu/academics/conferences.htm

16

Theatre production. “Mere Mortals.” Berkshire Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

17

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Rutgers-Newark (11 a.m.) and St. Joseph (3 p.m.) Westside Athletic Stadium.

17

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Stadium, 1 p.m.

17

Theatre production. “Mere Mortals.” Berkshire Theater, 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

17

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Bridgewater State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 5 p.m.

17

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

18

Theatre production. “Mere Mortals.” Berkshire Theater, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; WCSU students with valid I.D. will be admitted free. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

18

Saxophone concert. Featuring Joe Murphy. Alumni Hall, 3 p.m.

18

Graveyard Crawl 5K Race and Family Fun Walk. Westside campus, 4 p.m. For registration fees and information, call x78609.

18

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

19

Flu clinic. Westside Campus Center, noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $20. For more information, call the Danbury VNA at (203) 792-4120.

19

One Book, One Community film screening/discussion. Featuring “Girl, Interrupted.” Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

20

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Kean. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

20

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Westfield State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

20

Student Scholarship recognition reception/ceremony. Reception at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall and a Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. Free and open to WestConn alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents only. For more information, call x78832.

21

IRB meeting. Student Center, Room 228, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

21

Health and Wellness Fair. Student Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information about depression, anxiety, addictions, interpersonal violence and safety will be available, along with health care information and services.

21

Flu clinic. Student Center, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (during Health Fair). Cost: $20. For more information, call the Danbury VNA at (203) 792-4120.

21

Men’s Soccer. WCSU vs. UMass Dartmouth. Westside Athletic Stadium, 1 p.m.

21

Newman dinner. Newman Center, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to WCSU students and staff only.

21

One Book, One Community book discussion. Haas Library, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

21

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Worcester State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

22

Art slide lecture. Featuring illustrator Yuko Shimizu. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

22

One Book, One Community book discussion. Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

22

Hispanic culture awareness event. Featuring a performance of  "Tres Vidas" (Three Lives) based on the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

22

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Matt Barsalou, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

23

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Vassar. Westside Athletic Stadium, 5 p.m.

23

Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony. Westside Campus Center Grand Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information, call x78290. 

23

Ghosthunters. Featuring Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson from the Sci-Fi Network show, "Ghosthunters." Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20; WestConn students with valid I.D. will be admitted for $5. For tickets, call x78499 or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

24

Homecoming weekend. WCSU’s Football team vs. Brockport State. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon. For event information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

24

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Babson (9 a.m.) and Wesleyan (4:30 p.m.) Westside Athletic Stadium.

24

Football. WCSU vs. Brockport State. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

24

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Keene State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 6 p.m.

24

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Early Autumn Skies” show at 6:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, the moon and the autumn sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

24

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

25

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.

26

One Book, One Community film screening/discussion. Featuring “The Soloist.” Student Center Theater, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

27

One Book, One Community education program. Featuring "In Our Own Voice," a public education program developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Farioly Program Room at the Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St. in Danbury, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

28

One Book, One Community Author Talk. Featuring “Hurry Down Sunshine” author Michael Greenberg. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

28

Grants workshop. “Establishing a Need for Your Project — The “So What” Factor.” Warner Hall, Room 315, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

28

Women’s Soccer. WCSU vs. Stevens Tech. Westside Athletic Stadium, 7 p.m.

29

Telescope viewing.  Viewing of Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, the autumn sky and the Pleiades star. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call x78672.

29

Midtown Coffeehouse. Free for WestConn students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Respect Due, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

30

Oktoberfest Jazz concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

31

AA meeting. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m.

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