What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from April 18 – 28, 2019


Thursday, 4/18

Step Up Against Sexual AssaultSTEP UP AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT: The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury will host “‘Step Up’ Against Sexual Assault” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. Participants will write comments on flags that will be placed on the Midtown campus quadrangle to bring awareness about the issue to campus. Open to the campus community only. For more information, email trezzas@wcsu.edu.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO EXHIBITION: The Senior Portfolio Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, May 5, in the VPAC Art Gallery. [More information]

NEWMAN FOOD PANTRY is closed today due to Holy Thursday. It will reopen on Thursday, 4/25.

WCSU MEN’S TENNIS VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE:  At 3:30 p.m. at the Westside courts. [More information]

WCSU BASEBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: At 4 p.m. at the Westside Field. [More information]

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY: Find out more about internship opportunities. Come to the Westside Campus Center Room 212/14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

GAMING CLUB: Meets every Thursday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center.

PSYCHOLOGY ALUMNI CAREER PANEL: The WCSU Psych Alliance will host an Alumni Career Panel at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). Open to WCSU students only; snacks will be served. For more information, email wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

Leadership & InnovationLEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION: The Ancell School of Business will host a talk by Shaun Budnik on “Leadership & Innovation” at 6 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Budnik is a national audit innovation leader at KPMG and creator of the Audit Innovation Leaders Network, a group of partners dedicated to transforming thinking at KPMG and assessing the tech transformation’s impact on Audit. For more information, email cotec@wcsu.edu.

BIBLE STUDY: From 6 to 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Westside Campus Center. For more information, email wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.

EXHIBITION OPENING: The opening for the Senior Portfolio Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: Come for an all-night open mic beginning at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

ACAPOCALYPSE: WCSU’s a capella groups will present Acapocalypse at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall Acapocalypse(Midtown). Free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only.

STAR PARTY: Enjoy some free food and then observe the cosmos with our own club telescope. From 8 to 10 p.m. in the Science Building lobby. Sponsored by the WCSU Astronomy Club. For more information, email mcmullin009@connect.wcsu.edu.


Friday, 4/19

DAY OF REFLECTION: No classes; university offices are closed. [More information]

DINING SERVICES: Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Einstein and The Daily Grind will be closed.

CAMPUS & STUDENT CENTERS: Both buildings open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Student Center in SpringSHUTTLE: Will not operate.

BOOKSTORE: Closed.


Saturday, 4/20

DAY OF REFLECTION: No classes. [More information]

DINING SERVICES: Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Einstein and The Daily Grind will be closed.

CAMPUS & STUDENT CENTERS: Both buildings open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SHUTTLE: Will not operate.

BOOKSTORE: Closed.

Baseball vs. U-Mass BostonWCSU BASEBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: A double-header that begins at noon at the Westside Field. [More information]


Sunday, 4/21

DINING SERVICES: Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Marketplace will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Einstein and The Daily Grind will be closed.

CAMPUS & STUDENT CENTERS: Both buildings open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SHUTTLE: Will not operate.

BOOKSTORE: Closed.

Fairfield HallEASTER SUNDAY: No Newman Center activities today.


Monday, 4/22

IT’S ON US GALLERY: “It’s On Us,” a gallery of student-created images intended to raise awareness of sexual violence, will be on display from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. For more information, email harger005@connect.wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, 4/23

PERMACULTURE GARDEN COMMUNITY DAY:  WCSU’S Jane Goodall Center will hold a Community Day for volunteers to participate in preparing the soil for planting at the university’s Permaculture Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garden adjacent to the Science Building (Midtown). Planned activities include weeding, composting and spreading mulch. Tools, snacks and laughter will be provided; bring your own gloves and water. [More information]

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or Chamber Singerscall (800) 733-2767.

WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND UNIVERSITY CHOIR: The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]


Wednesday, 4/24

DENIM DAY: In recognition that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, WCSU will join the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury in participating in “Denim Day” to protest sexual assault and talk about consent. Denim Day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby implying consent. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. For more information, email trezzas@wcsu.edu.

Denim DayMATH WORKSHOP: AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex (Midtown). The workshop, which will focus on chapters 7.4 through 7.6, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP: TIDDL, IT&I and CELT will host a workshop on the use of technology to enhance pedagogy and increase student engagement at 10 a.m. in Room 127 of White Hall (Midtown). Designed in a speed-dating format, this tech showcase will invite discussion and idea development. Planned topics include: Kaltura Video, WebEx, open pedagogy, online discussion, Blackboard Ally, simulations, music and more. All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL STD TESTING: From 10 a.m. to noon at WCSU Health Service (Midtown). No appointment needed.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Painter Kenny Rivero will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the VPAC. [More information]

BODACIOUS BURGERS: Sodexo will offer a gourmet burger menu in the Westside Campus Center Marketplace. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. For more information, email angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

Bodacious BurgersCHAIR YOGA: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Chair Yoga at noon in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall (Midtown). The yoga will be led by registered yoga teacher Jillian Caillouette, a WCSU senior. Free and open to faculty, staff, alumni and students only. [More information]

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: The WCSU Psych Alliance will host a discussion about Animal Behavior at 3:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). This will be a student-led discussion of topics in psychology. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions or interesting facts on the topic if they wish. Open to WCSU students only; snacks will be served. For more information, email wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

JLA PANEL DISCUSSION: Graduates of WCSU’s Division of Justice and Law Administration will return to campus to discuss their subsequent educational and career paths at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. Panelists will include Channon Elzea, an adult probation officer for the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut; Ryan LaFleur, director of Healthcare BD, North America, for Avigilon; Rachael Levine, an attorney with the Child Protection Department of the Office of the Connecticut State Attorney General; and Don McGran, security adviser for Animal BehaviorFairfield County Bank. Attorney David J. Kozlowski will moderate. For more information, email alumni@wcsu.edu.


Thursday, 4/25

NYC MUSEUM BUS TRIP: The Art Department is sponsoring a bus for the campus community only to the MET and the Brooklyn Museum. To reserve a spot on the $10 RT bus, go to https://wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

HUNGRY & IN NEED?: Visit the WCSU Newman Food Pantry from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown) and get a bag full of food to use over the weekend (limit of one bag). Be sure to bring your WCSU ID: you must be currently registered for classes and pick up your bag yourself. Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.

Matthew KurtzSCHIZOPHRENIA AS A DISORDER OF COGNITION: Wesleyan University Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Matthew Kurtz will discuss “Schizophrenia as a Disorder of Cognition: New Treatment Approaches” at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building (Midtown) Offered as part of the continuing “Research Seminar” series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences; a reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. [More information]

JAZZ FESTIVAL: The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the WCSU Jazz Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Atla DeChamplain, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Doiron and Frankensax under the direction of Andrew Beals, at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

DOMINOES TOURNAMENT: The Newman Center will host a Dominoes Tournament at 7:30 p.m. at the center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). There will be food and prizes, and all students are invited. Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.

WestFest CoffeehouseWESTFEST COFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, The Icarus Account, in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]


Friday, 4/26

PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS AND ANXIETY IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: The Department of Psychology will host Marist College Assistant Professor of Psychology and WCSU alumna Dr. Kristen Dovgan for this discussion at 1 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. Dovgan’s talk will discuss the patterns of behavior problems and how anxiety plays a role in many other challenges in the lives of children with ASD. Her research focuses on finding areas to intervene with the goal of improving the quality of life of people with ASD. Free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, email alonim@wcsu.edu.

“AVENGERS ENDGAME”: PAC will host a screening of “Avengers Endgameat 3 p.m. at AMC Danbury, 61 Eagle Road in Danbury. Tickets are $2 for WCSU students and $5 for students’ guests, and are on sale at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or email pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Avengers TripJAZZ FESTIVAL: The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the WCSU Orchestra with special guest Ron Carter on bass at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

FASHION SHOW: The Black Student Union will present a fashion show hosted by Kapri with music by DJ Jesse, “A Flight Around the World,” at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or email mckenzie026@connect.wcsu.edu.

AFTER HOURS: An afterparty will follow the Fashion Show from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom for WCSU students and their guests only.


Saturday, 4/27

HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ADJUDICATION FESTIVAL: The Department of Music will host a High School Jazz Adjudication Festival at 9 a.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. Master classes will be offered daily for rhythm section, trombone, trumpet and saxophone. [More information]

CLEP TESTING: The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Lab (Room 117) in the Westside Classroom Building. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

SGA Inaugural BallDANBURY DELEGATION OFFICE HOURS: State reps. Kenneth Gucker and David Arconti will hold “Danbury Delegration Office Hours” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center. Students, faculty and the public are invited.

SGA INAUGURAL BALL: The SGA Inaugural Ball, a formal event featuring dinner, a cash bar and DJ, is from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Candlewood Inn, 506 Candlewood Lake Road in Danbury. Students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the new E-board members, as well as the senators. Shuttle service will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for WCSU students with ID, and $10 for the public, and are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or email sgavpstudentrelations@wcsu.edu.

JAZZ FESTIVAL: The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the Robert Glasper Trio at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information] www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.


Sunday, 4/28

Grit 'N Wit Obstacle CourseGRIT-N-WIT: REC Council will host Grit-N-Wit at 1 p.m. on the Westside Recreation Field. It’s a one-mile obstacle course that will test your physical and mental abilities, and a great team-building activity. Free for WCSU students only; group registration is encouraged. Event day registration is available, but it may delay your start time. Register for the event at https://gritnwit.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=183724.

WCSU ORCHESTRA: The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 3 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [More information]

HOLY HOUR AND MASS: Holy Hour at 4 p.m. and Mass at 5 p.m. at the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Call (203) 744-5846 for more information.


Announcements

NEED AN ACADEMIC BOOST?: The Tutoring Resource Center on the 2nd floor of Midtown’s Haas Library offers free, one-on-one peer tutoring in more than 15 academic disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology and Social Sciences. Now is a great time to refocus on your academics. Work with a trained peer tutor to prepare for your exams, discover effective learning strategies and get back on track in your classes. Visit https://wcsu.mywconline.net/ to sign up for an appointment!

TutoringBIO/CHEM DROP-IN TUTORING: The Tutoring Resource Center is offering drop-in Biology and Chemistry tutoring. Work with a peer tutor to clarify course concepts, ask a quick question or review for upcoming exams. Drop-in tutoring will be available each week on Sundays from 3-7 p.m. in the TRC on the 2nd floor of the Ruth A. Haas Library (Midtown). No appointment needed!

WRITING CENTER: Spring hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sundays in the Haas Library (Midtown). [ More information]

MATH CLINIC: Spring hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday in Room 323 of White Hall (Midtown). [More information]

IHHS WELLNESS CENTER: During the spring semester, the Wellness Center located in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall (Midtown) will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by each week at noon for Meditation Mondays, Tapping (EFT) Tuesdays and Artful Thursdays. Reiki will be available on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., and private Reiki sessions and therapeutic massage are available to WCSU faculty, staff and students by appointment. Contact Christel Autuori at autuoric@wcsu.edu for information or to make an appointment.

DE-STRESS: Want help coping with stress? A new online program developed by two HPX students will provide skills to help you cope with stress in a healthy, mindful way. Visit wcsuihhs.wixsite.com/destress to take a survey to assess your current stress levels and gain access to three online modules featuring holistic stress management techniques. For more information, email lawlor033@connect.wcsu.edu.

THE ECHO: Check out The Echo online. Article submissions are open to all students. Please email echo@wcsu.edu for further questions.

WESTCONN REC: Midtown Colonial Fitness Zone is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Westside Colonial Fitness Zone is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. The O’Neill Center Pool is open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday and from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Stay updated: Follow @westconnrec @westconn_intramurals [More information]

Gab & GROWSTUDENT RESEARCH – YOUR INPUT IS REQUESTED: If you are a current WCSU student, please complete this relatively short survey about your relationship with WCSU and Downtown Danbury: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_9YLW79PlrOY5XuYLFghhUexol2TBIW3ce-q7sOR3-kXxuw/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you in advance.

COMMENCEMENT: Planning to graduate in May? Make sure you’ve covered all your bases! The Commencement website is live at www.wcsu.edu/commencement/.

SURF: Summer undergraduate research fellowship opportunities are available. Learn more at http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/12/19/wcsu-seeks-surf-applicants/.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your spring or summer semester now! Application Deadlines: Most deadlines for ISEP summer programs are coming up in March and April. The spring 2020 deadline is 8/30. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

PODCASTS: Do you like listening to Podcasts? The university offers five different categories:

  • WCSU 411 – Interviews with WCSU authors, Fulbright scholars and great teachers, plus Information about research and other accomplishments of students and faculty
  • The Compassionate Achiever – Dr. Chris Kukk and Tracy Day interview guests locally and from around the world to explore compassion in all its forms.
  • Literacy Ladies – Professors in Education, English and Writing present innovative lessons in literature. For teachers, parents and everyone who loves to read
  • The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) — Examination of the latest ideas in teaching, classroom skills and student success. CELT professors stay abreast of trends and solutions and make them available to you
  • Gab & GROW — Your location for learning about the people, places, and resources available at WCSU to help you be a successful student. Episodes are about as long as a bus-ride to the other campus. From “What’s happening in Athletics” to “Where is the Writing Center,” if you have a question, you’ll get an answer! [More Information]

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