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At-A-Glance

APRil

19-23

Computer animation festival. Featuring continuous showings of student-produced computer animation short features in the Student Center Theater. For information, visit cs.wcsu.edu/cgr/festival10 or contact Center for Graphics Research Director Dr. William Joel at x79353.

19

B.K. Nemzer Symposium. “Taking Care of Our Older Teenagers: Public Services and Resources,” featuring a panel of presenters. Warner Hall, 1st floor, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

19

Film screening. "Walmart: the High Cost of Low Price." Higgins Hall, Room 114, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

Panel. "Women in Science and Engineering. Science Building, 8 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486 or visit wcsu.edu/hubble/. 

20

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

20

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. ECSU. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

20

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

20

Wolf Conservation Center speaker. Featuring Atka, an Arctic gray wolf, and a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. Warner Hall, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

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

20

Anti-death penalty symposium. Hosted by WCSU’s Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA). Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78514.

20

Film screening. “Ingredients, a Documentary Film." Science Building, Room 125, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78726.

20

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

21

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

21

Executive Roundtable. "Aerospace in the 21st Century." Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the event will be $25 and lunch will be provided. For more information, call x78486 or visit wcsu.edu/hubble/.

21

Senate meeting. Student Center, Room 201, 3:30 p.m.

21

Benefit concert. Featuring the Manhattan String Quartet to support WestConn's "WCSU Hearts Haiti" fundraising campaign. Alumni Hall, 7 p.m. Open to the public; seating is limited. Suggested donation of $20. For more information, call x78754.

22

Take Our Children to Work Day. Children of faculty and staff ages eight and up will participate in age-appropriate activities from 8:45 to 2 p.m. The events are open to WestConn faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78486.

22

Campus Pride day. An Earth Day Campus Pride event from noon to 6 p.m. on the Midtown campus. Throughout the day, students will clean up areas of campus and plant flowerbeds. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Earth Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78726.

22

Baseball. WCSU vs. St. Joseph’s. Westside Athletic Complex, 3 p.m.

22

Women’s lacrosse. WCSU vs. Vassar. Westside Athletic Complex, 4 p.m.

22

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

22

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

22

President’s Lecture Series. NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave will discuss "The Beauty of Nature — The Art of Technology." Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

22

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, singer/songwriter Don Lowe, 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.

23

Relay for Life. WestConn will host the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 23, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Feldman Arena in the O’Neill Center. Teams of 10 – 15 people will spend the night walking to raise money to fight cancer. For more information, visit events.cancer.org/rflwestconnor call (203) 563-1511.

24

Archaeology conference. Featuring a presentation of papers focusing on archaeology, anthropology and ethnohistory. Warner Hall, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free to Archaeological Society of Connecticut members. The public may attend for $8 and WCSU students with valid I.D. may attend for $5. For more information, call x78453.

24

Science and Technology Fair. Featuring demonstrations, vendors, experiments, tours of the Science Building, NASA giveaways, a NASA spacesuit and a one-fifth scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope. Science Building, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

 

24

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

24

Dance performance. "World of Dance" by the WCSU Dance Team. Ives Concert Hall, 6 p.m. Tickets: $10; senior and student tickets will be $5 in advance at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or $12 and $6 at the door. For more information, send an e-mail to wcsudanceteam@gmail.com.

24

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. " Spring Skies" show at 7:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the moon, Mars, Saturn and the spring sky from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch

24

Spring jam concert. Featuring the WCSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will present a concert in memory of Roberta Moravsky Watts. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

24

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

25

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

25

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

26

DUI simulation goggles. Student Center Quad, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to WestConn students, faculty and staff only. For more information, call x78899.

26

Baseball. WCSU vs. Mount St. Mary. Westside Athletic Complex, 6 p.m.

26

Percussion ensemble 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.

27

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

27

Alpha Sigma Lambda induction ceremony. This year's inductees, who are adult students who accomplish academic excellence while juggling competing interests of family, community and work all have GPA's of 3.8 or higher. The ceremony will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call x78289.

28

Carnival. Midtown Quad, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the WCSU CHOICES Office. Free and open to WestConn faculty, staff and students only. For more information, call x78898.

28

Research seminar. "Researching Earth's Biodiversity" by WCSU Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou and Dr. Thomas Philbrick. Science Building, Room 219, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78793.

28

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

29-May 1

Jazz festival. Includes three evening concerts in Ives Concert Hall. The WCSU jazz faculty will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. Admission will be free and open to the public. The WCSU Jazz Orchestra will perform with the David Liebman Quartet at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30. 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 Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform. Ticket prices will be $25 for adults, and $15 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 April 29 - 30 events and for $5 to the May 1 event. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call x78499.

29

Midtown Coffeehouse. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by featured act, DJ Kendall of WXCI who will broadcast live with musical guests Brianne Chasanoff and Joe Gegeny, 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.

29

Telescope viewing. Viewing of the moon, Mars, Saturn and the spring sky. Westside Observatory & Planetarium, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, call x78672 or visit wcsu.edu/starwatch.

MAY

1

Men’s tennis. WCSU vs. Salem State. Westside Athletic Complex, 1 p.m.

1

University Gala. Midtown Quadrangle, 6 p.m. Featuring gourmet hors d'oeuvres, music for dancing, a silent auction and a chance for all those who support the university to join together in a common celebration. Funds raised at the event will support the WCSU Foundation, which funds the educational services of the university and provides student scholarships and faculty development. For tickets and other information, call x78298.

1

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

2

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

2

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

3

Honors Convocation. Honoring scholarship and award recipients from the Ancell School of Business. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call x78521.

4

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.

5

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

6

Political science lecture. Warren Mosler, Tea Party Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, will discuss the economy. 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.

6

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

7

Multicultural Fair. Midtown campus Quadrangle, 3:30 to 9 p.m. Food and music from different cultures and a fund-raising raffle to support the Haiti relief effort. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 947-9363.

 

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