What's On at WCSU?

What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Sept. 13 – 23, 2018

The WOW has been revamped!
Starting with this edition, events are no longer sorted by category but by date. Please let us know what you think at pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.  

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Western Day of Service is next Friday, 9/21. If you have not yet signed up, please do so at  www.wcsu.edu/community-service/western-day-of-service/.

 

Thursday, 9/13

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


Friday, 9/14

ZINE: Art club encouraging social activism meets every Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. For more information, email wcsuzine@gmail.com.

GLOW BOWLING: Newman Club invites you to join us for a night of glow-bowling (funded by the SGA). Tickets are $5 per person and need to be paid for and picked up at the Newman Center. Space is limited. Transportation will be provided by the Newman Center. Departure is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email Michele Hossan at hossanm@wcsu.edu.

BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: At 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. Complimentary snacks will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.


Saturday, 9/15

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. CASTLETON UNIVERSITY: At noon at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.  [More information]

WestConn Colonials Women's SoccerWCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. CASTLETON UNIVERSITY: At noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: At noon in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

“THE REAL UNREAL: REALISM NOW”: This exhibition by guest curator Jane Rainwater, featuring the work of artists Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus and Nathan Lewis, will be on display from  1 to 4 p.m. through Sunday, 10/14, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. LEHMAN COLLEGE: At 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

JESSICA LYNN IN CONCERT: Country music sensation Jessica Lynn will return to the Ives stage from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Also performing will be Dan Zlotnick Band, Union Rail and Ridgefield School of Rock. WCSU students with valid ID can purchase tickets for $5. For tickets, go to www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1731045. [More information]

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]


Sunday, 9/16

Oozeball Photo

SIX-ON-SIX COED SOCCER: Sundays at noon and 1 p.m. at the Midtown Recreation Field. For more information, email frackerj@wcsu.edu.

OOZEBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only): WestConn REC will host a co-ed mud volleyball tournament, “Oozeball,” at noon on the recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus. “Oozeball” incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. This is a double elimination tournament and at least 1 female must be on the court at all times.  Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available at both WestConn Recreation information desks.  Refreshments will be served.  Send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu for more information.

“THE REAL UNREAL: REALISM NOW”: This exhibition by guest curator Jane Rainwater, featuring the work of artists Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus and Nathan Lewis, will be on display from  1 to 4 p.m. through Sunday, 10/14, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

SUNDAY MASS: At the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]


Monday, 9/17

GAB & GROW: In this new podcast, available at noon, you’ll hear all about The Math Emporium & Math Clinic, The Writing Center, and Fall Athletics. Listen in at wcsu.edu/podcasts, or just pick your favorite podcast app!

STUDY SKILLS FOR MATH AND SCIENCE: AccessAbility Services will present this workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center. This workshop will offer a refresher on the different ways to study for math and/or science. Open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, email aas@wcsu.edu.

DASSL DAY: The Data Science & Systems Lab (DASSL) host DASSL Day at 3:15 p.m. in Room 103 of the Westside Classroom Building. Students will present the results of their work from a 10-week session of the lab during the summer. For more information, email murthys@wcsu.edu.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE SPEAKS: FAKE NEWS, PROPAGANDA AND THE AGE OF TRUMP: The Office of the Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences and the departments of English and History and Non-Western Cultures will present a Constitution Day talk by ProPublica Editor-iConstitution Day Lecturen-Chief Stephen Engelberg at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown).

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SEVEN-ON-SEVEN FLAG FOOTBALL: Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Westside Recreation Field. For more information, email frackerj@wcsu.edu.


Tuesday, 9/18

ANCELL DAY: WCSU students majoring in business and law administration or those who are still undecided about a major are invited to learn more about Ancell School of Business clubs, activities and opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the south plaza outside the Westside Campus Center. The event will include food, games and more. For more information, email budnicke@wcsu.edu.

TEACH-IN: As a follow-up to a Constitution Day talk on Sept. 17 by ProPublica Editor-in-Chief Stephen Engelberg about “Fake News, Propaganda and the Age of Trump,” WCSU faculty will conduct a Teach-In from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Circle (Midtown) (rain location is Warner Hall). Utilizing an open-mic format, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and express opinions about Engelberg’s talk. Participating faculty will be Professor of History & Non-Western Cultures Dr. Kevin Gutzman, Professor of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies Dr. DL Stephenson, Professor of Psychology Dr. Shane Murphy, Professor of Anthropology Dr. Rob Whittemore, Professor of Economics Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies Stuart Dalton, Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Howell Williams and Haas Librarian Russell Gladstone. The public is invited. For more information, email whittemorer@wcsu.edu.

HPX CLUB: Open meeting at 3:15 p.m. in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center. Stop by to hear about the exciting events the club has planned for the semester and to share any fun ideas you have for the club. For more information, email pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu.

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: At 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

Skywarn posterSKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING: The National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter Program will hold a free training for individuals interested in becoming weather spotters at 6 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. The free workshop will provide instruction about how to observe and report specific types of clouds that form before severe weather such as hail, high winds or a tornado develops. Safety tips will be provided to prepare for and respond to flash floods, severe thunderstorms and lightning. The two-and-a-half hour class is open to the public, emergency managers, first responders, amateur radio operators, teachers, and students at the 8th-grade level and above. Attendees will receive a Spotter ID Card upon completion of the class. [More information]

LEVERAGING LINKEDIN: The Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a workshop, “Leverage LinkedIn for Your Agency, Company or Yourself,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building. Free for WCSU faculty and students with ID when attending in person. Register at http://www.prsa-wf.org.

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. SUNY NEW PALTZ: At 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]


Wednesday, 9/19

Senior Focus - Workshop for Graduating SeniorsSENIOR FOCUS: A workshop for graduating seniors, at 4 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE: At 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

SEVEN-ON-SEVEN FLAG FOOTBALL: Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Westside Recreation Field. For more information, email frackerj@wcsu.edu.


Thursday, 9/20

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: From noon to 1 p.m. in Room 226 of the Midtown Student Center. Sign up through Internship Information Session
WESTCONNWORKS
or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

WHAT WCSU CAN DO FOR YOU!: The WCSU Psych Alliance and Honors Students of Compassion will present “Campus Resources for Students,” a panel discussion featuring faculty, students and staff about what the university has to offer students, at 2:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. For more information, email wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

AMERICANS IN LONDON: Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon and Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will present information about a spring 2019 study-abroad opportunity in London at 6 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House (Midtown). The three-credit course, including a week in London in spring 2019, will enable participants to explore the historical, cultural, political, social and aesthetic connections between the United States and London. For more information, email gagnond@wcsu.edu or lindenauerl@wcsu.edu.

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.

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


Friday, 9/21

Western Day of ServiceWESTERN DAY OF SERVICE:  An opportunity to volunteer with one of many nonprofit organizations in the community. Registration will be at 8 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall (Midtown). Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and will be transported to local organizations for three hours of volunteer service. Buses will return to the Midtown campus at 1 p.m. for a wrap-up celebration. To register, go to www.wcsu.edu/community-service/western-day-of-service/. For more information, email diazv@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9700.

ZINE: Art club encouraging social activism meets every Friday at 5 p.m. in Room 145 of the VPAC. For more information, email wcsuzine@gmail.com.

SAM BUSH IN CONCERT: Ives Concert Park will present the “Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride,” mandolinist Sam Bush, at 6:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Discount tickets available for alumni and students with ID. [More information]


Saturday, 9/22

CANCELLED: THE BIG E TRIP: The Kathwari Honors Program trip to the Big E has been cancelled. PAC is hosting a trip to the Big E on Saturday, 9/29.

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS DARTMOUTH: At noon in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

Grit 'N Wit POsterGRIT ’N WIT: WestConn REC and SGA will host Grit ‘N Wit: Where Brain Meets Brawn at noon on the Science Building lawn (Midtown). It’s a one-mile obstacle course that will test your physical and mental abilities – great team building activity!  Free for WCSU students only; group registration is encouraged. Pre-registration is available online at http://gritnwit.ticketmob.com/.  Event day registration is available, but it may delay your start time.

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. UMASS-BOSTON: At 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY: At 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center. [More information]


Sunday, 9/23

A Walk to Remember PosterA WALK TO REMEMBER: The WCSU Police Department Police Benevolent Association will host “A Walk to Remember” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Circle (Midtown). The walk will raise funds for cancer awareness and prevention in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury. The cost to participate is $10 for WCSU students and $15 for the public. For more information, email chancee@wcsu.edu.

SIX-ON-SIX COED SOCCER: Sundays at noon and 1 p.m. at the Midtown Recreation Field. For more information, email frackerj@wcsu.edu.

SUNDAY MASS: At the Newman Center across from Newbury Hall (Midtown). Holy Hour at 4 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. [More information]

BIBLE TALK: First meeting of the semester is at 8 p.m. in the Pinney Hall main floor lounge (Westside). Come join to read together. For more information, email blum011@connect.wcsu.edu or wegiel003@connect.wcsu.edu.


Announcements

MATH CLINIC: The Math clinic is open and will remain open through final exams. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. [More information]

WESTCONN HOCKEY is seeking players. For more information, email shanksa@wcsu.edu or c.mcmahan.case@gmail.com.

COLONIAL FITNESS ZONE, REC INFO DESK, O’NEILL CENTER POOL, BATTING CAGES: Find hours for Midtown and Westside facilities, intramural sign-ups and group fitness classes at @westconnrec on Twitter, @westconnrec and @westconn_intramurals on Instagram, @westernrec_wcsu on Snapchat and Western Recreation on Facebook, call (203) 837-8935 or email westernrec@wcsu.edu. [More information]

WOW RSM PosterACCOUNTING SOCIETY RSM EVENT: With the right head start, accountancy doesn’t have to be taxing. Network with RSM, discover career and internship opportunities, join summer leadership programs. To participate in this event on Thursday, 9/20 from 4-5 p.m., please RSVP to WCSUAS@connect.wcsu.edu.

PAC TRIP TO THE BIG E: Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for guests and went on sale Wednesday, 9/12, at the Campus & Student Center Information Desk. Buses will pick up students on Saturday, 9/29 at 10:30 a.m. on Westside and at 11 a.m. on Midtown and will be leaving the Big E at 8:30 p.m.

INTERSESSION IN FLORENCE, ITALY: Spend three weeks in Italy, from 12/27/18 through 1/17/19, and earn three credits. For more information, email farinap2000@hotmail.com.

INTERSESSION IN DUBLIN AND LONDON: The Campus & Student Centers Board is sponsoring a trip to Dublin and London during Winter Break. Tickets went on sale on Tuesday, 8/28, at the Student Center and Campus Center Info Desks. Space is limited. [More information]

Connecticut's Next Governor posterWHO WILL BE CONNECTICUT’S NEXT GOVERNOR?: Meet the candidates! Ask Questions! Make yourself heard! Ned Lamont, Democratic candidate, will be in the Westside Campus Center Ball Room on Monday, 9/24 at 11 a.m. and Oz Gabriel (Gov.) and Monte Frank (Lt. Gov), both Independents, will be in the Warner Hall Lyceum on Friday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Application Deadlines: Spring deadline was 8/29, but some nontraditional sites available until October; February 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 priority; Summer deadlines between February-May 2019. Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Parents and Family Weekend is Friday, 9/28, and Saturday, 9/29. [More information]

SAVE THE DATE: Western Connecticut Home Care will provide a flu vaccine clinic for students only on Thursday, 10/4. No appointment is necessary, but students must bring a valid insurance card from Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, CIGNA, ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare (Part B), Oxford, Tricare or United Healthcare. If not covered by one of the above plans, payment of $40 for the shot or $45 for flu mist will be accepted by cash, check, MasterCard or VISA. Students covered by Medicaid/Husky will not be able to receive vaccinations. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu.


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