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At-A-Glance

october

24

Deadline. Submission of faculty accomplishments for the time period covering June 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011 for the Faculty Recognition Ceremony.

24

One Book, One Community panel discussion. “Danbury’s Ecology Past and Present.” Ruth Haas Library Atrium, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org

24

Vegan demonstration. “What Do Vegans Eat?” hosted by the WCSU department of health promotion and exercise sciences and Sodexo Food Services. Student Center cafeteria, 2:30 p.m.

25

One Book, One Community author talk. Featuring Doug Fine, author of “ Farewell, My Subaru.” Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.onebookdanbury.org.

26

Research seminar. "Frontlines of Biodiversity: 30 Years of Invertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum," by Dr. Eric A. Lazo-Wasem, senior collections manager for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. Science Building, Room 125, 4 p.m.

26

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

26

Economic lecture. “Hoodwinked: What Wrecked Our Economy and How to Fix It,” featuring New York Times best-selling author John Perkins. Ives Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

26

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

26-29

Theatre production. “Sweeney Todd.” Berkshire Theatre, Berkshire Hall. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 27, and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

27

Health Fair and flu shot clinic. “Eastern Meets Western: Fortune for Health.” Student Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flu shot clinic is sponsored by the Danbury Visiting Nurse Association. Flu shots will be first-come, first-served and those desiring a flu shot should bring their insurance card. The cost will be $39 for the injection and $49 for the nasal flu vaccination. For more information, call x78593.

27

Operation Jungle Red discussion. Operation Jungle Red, a campaign to end violence, will host a discussion about campus violence. Student Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78486.

27

Political science lecture. State Rep. William Tong, a candidate for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, will discuss his jobs plan and his campaign. White Hall, Room 023, 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

27

Tibetan medicine workshop. “Tibetan Medicine: Theory Part II – The Mind-Body Connection,” by Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association. Warner Hall, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (845) 612-3231.

27

Volleyball. WCSU vs. Clark. O’Neill Center, 7 p.m.

27

WXCI event. "Rave to the Grave" dance party, featuring DJ sets from The Magician, Symetrex and Elzwerth. Heirloom Arts Theater, 155 Main St., Danbury; 7 p.m. For more information, email wxcigm@gmail.com.

27

Coffeehouse. Free for Western students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Lara Herscovitch, at 9 p.m, in Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

28

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

29

Alumni trip – Salem, Mass. Alumni and friends will spend a day in Salem, Mass. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 7 a.m. and return around 10 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. For more information, call x78290.

29

Field hockey. WCSU vs. Southern Maine. Westside Athletic Stadium, noon.

29

Women’s soccer. WCSU vs. Keene State. Westside Athletic Stadium, 4 p.m.

november

1

Fundraising breakfast. Westside Campus Center ballroom, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. Reservations are required; to make reservations or for more information, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at x79018.

1

MFA visual arts visiting artist lecture. Featuring painter Barbara Grossman. White Hall, Viewing Room 1, 11 a.m. Free and open to the public.

1

Theatre production. "Iphigenia in Tauris," by Director Leonidas Loizides. Ives Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

2

Recognition reception. Open to WCSU deans, vice presidents, department chairs, invited student scholars and donors only. Westside Campus Center Ballroom, 7 p.m. For more information, call x78279.

3

Coffeehouse. Free for Western students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Post No Bills, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.

4-6

Theatre production. “Sweeney Todd.” Performances at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at x78732 for information. To purchase tickets, call x7TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

5

Planetarium show & telescope viewing. Planetarium show at 5:30 p.m., followed by a telescope viewing of the sky from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Westside Observatory & Planetarium. For more information, call x78672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

5

Dinner theatre. Warner Hall, 5:30 p.m. $55 cost will include dinner and a ticket to the theatre arts department production of "Sweeney Todd." For more information or to make a reservation, call x78290.

6

Open house. Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

7

Study Abroad info session. Warner Hall, noon.

8

Panel discussion. Sixteen women from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution will share their stories and discuss at-risk behavior in children. Student Center, 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x79359.

9

President’s lecture series. "The Narcissism Epidemic: Implications for Education and the Workplace," by Dr. Jean Twenge. Ives Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call x78754.

10

Brown bag lunch series. "Morality in Humans and Animals," by Dr. Patricia O'Neill. Student Center, Room 201, noon.

10

Study Abroad info session. Warner Hall, noon.

10

Political science lecture. State Rep. Jan Giegler will discuss Connecticut's economy. White Hall, Room 023, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

10

Piano recital. Featuring students in the WCSU music program. Ives Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

10

Coffeehouse. Free for Western students, staff and faculty. Open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, at 9 p.m. Alumni Hall. For more information, call x79700.