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At-A-Glance

FEBRUARY

22

Onassis cultural center bus trip. Bus trip to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of El Greco: Icon Painting in Venetian Crete. Bus will depart University Hall at 3:30 p.m. and will return at approximately 10 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu.

23

Science & technology workshop. Richard Varner, aerospace education specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will present science and technology training for elementary and middle school teachers. Grand Ballroom, Westside Campus Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to elementary and middle-school teachers only. CEU credit is available; pre-registration is required to earn CEUs. For more information, call x78486.

23

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

24

Black history month film. “Martin Luther King Jr. — The Man & the Dream." Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to the public.

24

Lecture. "The Black Man Cometh: Eugene O'Neill's Politics of Equality" by Associate Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon. Berkshire Hall, Room 103, noon. Free and open to the public.

24

Accessibility workshop. Workshop to explain the types of accommodations and services available to students. Student Center, Room 207, 4 p.m. Free and open to new and prospective students and their families only. For more information and to RSVP, call (203) 837-8225.

24

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

25

Political science lecture. Plainville resident Justin Bernier, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat in the 5th Congressional District, to discuss the federal budget deficit. White Hall, Room 231, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (860) 210-2146, ext. 129, or send an e-mail to benjamins@wcsu.edu.

25

Telescope viewing. Viewing of the moon, Mars and the winter sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call x78671.

25

International music concert. Featuring the German techno-pop band Dyko. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x73270.

25

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, the Paperboyz, 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.

26

Jazz Orchestra concert. Featured will be Frankensax, conducted by Jamie Begian; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dave Scott; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

27

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 11 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

28

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

28

AA meeting. Open discussion. Alumni Hall, 8 p.m. For students and the general public. For more information, call x78899.

MARCH

1

UPBC meeting. Student Center, Room 226, 2:30 p.m.

1

Harlem Globetrotters. O’Neill Center, Feldman Arena, 7 p.m. Tickets will range from $25 to $85 and are available at x78499 or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

3

Lecture. "In the Mood for Meditation." Student Center Theater, noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78882.

3

Workshop. "Strategies for Midterm Triumph.” Berkshire Hall, Room 104. Free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at x79245.

3-7

Theatre production. “A Flea in Her Ear,” presented by the WCSU Theatre Arts Department. Performances: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3; and 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 4; Friday, March 5; and Saturday, March 6 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 7. Admission: $20 for adults, and $15 for senior citizens and non-WestConn students. WestConn students will be admitted free with valid ID. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

4

Political science lecture. Dr. Anthony Ciarleglio, director of WestConn's Cooperative Education program, to discuss career development options. White Hall, Room 231, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public.

4

WCSU Orchestra concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.

4

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, dance band No Big Deal, 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.

5

Theatre performance. "The Mentoring Monologues." Student Center Theater, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

6

Women’s Lacrosse. WCSU vs. Castleton State. Westside Athletic Complex, noon.

6

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. “Winter Skies” show at 5:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of Mars and the winter sky from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672.

7

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

9

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

9

Book signing. WestConn student Jamison Odone will sign copies of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," his newly released book. The book is part of  Odone's Stickfiguratively Speaking series, in which he illustrates and retells classic tales using his distinctive stick-figure characters. Warner Hall, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information, call x78486.

10

Softball breakfast. Fundraising breakfast for the WCSU softball team. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Reservations required; to RSVP or for more information, call Head Softball Coach Heather Stone at x79019.

10

Panel discussion. "Negotiating Beauty: Bodies, Fashion and Sexuality –– Past and Present." Warner Hall, noon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

10

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

10

Film screening. "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo." Student Center Theater, 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78482.

10

Chamber music concert. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public; donations to the music department will be accepted. For more information, call x78350.