2014 Alumni Calendar of Events

Celebrate your affiliation with WCSU by joining us for these amazing upcoming events taking place in 2014. For more information about these events or to RSVP, contact the WCSU Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298. Check back often for updates.

Jan. 15 WCSU Alumni Association Meeting
6 p.m., Alumni Hall, WCSU Midtown campus.
All alumni welcome. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
March 5 WCSU Alumni Association Meeting
6 p.m., Alumni Hall, WCSU Midtown campus.
All alumni welcome. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
March 19-26 Alumni Travel: Irish Splendor
Featuring eight days in the Emerald Isle, highlights include: Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Ashford Castle, Whiskey Distillery and a local pub visit. This trip, sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association, includes round-trip air from New York, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and group transportation to/from a NYC airport, nine meals and accommodations. For more information or to book your reservation, contact Alumni Association travel representative Kay Schreiber '79 at (203) 790-8342 or email kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.
March 27 Harlem Globetrotters
7 p.m., O'Neill Center, WCSU Westside campus.
WCSU Alumni Discount ~ Save up to $6 per ticket and avoid online fees. Order deadline: March 25.
March 28 A Night at the Opera featuring "Die Fledermaus"
Have dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Warner Hall, followed by the production at 8:00 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall. The price is $35 per person and includes the buffet dinner, complimentary wine and a ticket to the opera.
March 29 Alumni Day Trip: Culinary Institute of America (New Bocuse Restaurant)
Treat your palate to the culinary arts. Join WCSU alumni and friends for an afternoon of exquisite dining at the CIA's newest restaurant, Bocuse. This exciting new restaurant provides a dining experience that is inspired by traditional French regional cuisine, re-envisioned through the lens of modern techniques. Cost is $95/person. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or complete the Culinary Institute of America Reservation Form.
April 2 WCSU Alumni Association Annual Meeting
6 p.m., Alumni Hall, WCSU Midtown campus.
All alumni welcome. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
April 2
Naples, FL., WesterNetwork Event
4 to 6 p.m., Laplaya Beach & Country Club, 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Join us for this alumni networking event and hear what's going on at your alma mater. Meet fellow WCSU alumni, University President James W. Schmotter and other members of the university community. This event is free for all WCSU alumni. Refreshments will be served. Each attendee will be provided with one free beverage. To RSVP, call (203) 837-8298. Please RSVP by March 26.
April 4
CMEA Music Reception
6 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell, Conn.
A complimentary reception for alumni attending the 69th annual CMEA In-Service Conference.
April 11-19 Alumni Travel: American Queen Steamboat
Experience the history, heritage and culture of America's heartland aboard the magnificent American Queen and discover a side of our country that few ever see, from the indescribable perspective of the river.  This trip is sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association. For more information or to book your reservation, contact Alumni Association travel representative Kay Schreiber '79 at (203) 790-8342 or email kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.
April 21 Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient Dinner
5:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, WCSU Midtown campus.
The Alumni Association will honor its 2014-15 scholarship recipients at a dinner planned for
these students and their families. Invitation only.
April 26
Washington, D.C., WesterNetwork Event
6 to 8 p.m., City Tap House, 901 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Join us for this alumni networking event and hear what's going on at your alma mater. Meet fellow WCSU alumni, chat with Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Missy Alexander. Meet history professor and author, Dr. Kevin Guzman, as he discusses his latest research for his books on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. This event is free for all WCSU alumni. Refreshments will be served. Each attendee will be provided with one free beverage. To RSVP, call (203) 837-8298. Please RSVP by April 19.
April 30 Grad Salute (an event for WCSU's graduating students)
3 to 7 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, WCSU Westside campus.
Graduating students are invited to this event where they will have an opportunity to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter the free Grad Salute raffle for awesome prizes including custom WCSU diploma frames and desk accessories, gift certificates and WCSU apparel.
April 30 Alumni Nursing Society Reception
Join fellow nursing grads, nursing faculty and nursing students at a complimentary reception. The 2014 senior nursing class will be presenting their senior projects at this event. Nursing alumni will be voting on the best presentation.
4 p.m., Warner Hall, WCSU Midtown campus. Free.
May 3 Alumni Day Trip: Newport, R.I.
Join us on a tour of this charming "city by the sea" featuring a tour of  Rough Point, the magnificent oceanfront estate of heiress, philanthropist and art collector, Doris Duke. Cost is $90/person. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or complete the Newport Reservation Form.
May 9 Graduate Commencement
7 p.m. Feldman Arena, O'Neill Convocation Center, WCSU Westside campus.
May 11 Undergraduate Commencement
7:30 a.m. Commencement Breakfast, Grand Ballroom, Westside Campus Center, WCSU Westside campus. 9 a.m., academic dress & 10 a.m. academic procession, Feldman Arena, O'Neill Convocation Center, WCSU Westside campus. The ceremony will immediately follow. Alumni are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony by leading the graduate procession and welcoming the class of 2014 into the Alumni Association. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
May 15 WCSU Theatre NYC Showcase
8 p.m., TBG Theatre, 312 W 36th St. (third floor), New York, N.Y.
Join WCSU theater alumni, students and faculty at their annual NYC Showcase. A reception, sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association, will
be available. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
June 4 WCSU Alumni Association Meeting
6 p.m., Alumni Hall, WCSU Midtown campus.
All alumni welcome. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP.
June 14 Alumni Day Trip: Hudson Valley Boat Cruise, Lunch and West Point Tour
Join us for a day trip up the Hudson River, featuring a Pride of the Hudson two-hour cruise, lunch at the Thayer Hotel and tour a of West Point.  Cost is $110/person. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or complete the Hudson Valley Reservation Form.
Aug. 2 Alumni Day Trip: Alumni Family Day at Lake Compounce
Spend a fun-filled day with your family and fellow alumni at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn. Cost is $38/person (children 3 & under are free). Price includes admission, parking, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, unlimited free soda, unlimited use of rides, shows and attractions (except the Skycoaster), unlimited access to Crocodile Cove, and a complimentary return visit ticket. Call (203) 837-8298 to RSVP or complete the Lake Compounce Reservation Form.
Sept. 29 Alumni Association's 29th Annual Golf Tournament
10 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format)
Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury, Conn.

Join us for a great day of golf while helping to raise money for WCSU student scholarships. All players welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and appreciated. Proceeds from the Alumni Association Golf Tournament fund WCSU student scholarships. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Alumni Office at (203) 837-8298 or e-mail alumni@wcsu.edu.
Oct. 18 Alumni Day Trip: Tarrytown, N.Y., and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Join us for this fall trip to Tarrytown, N.Y., for a day of fun, festivities and haunted enchantments. The day includes a guided tour of Sunnyside, Washington Irving's historic home; a visit to the Old Dutch Church to hear about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow; and a viewing of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton-on- Hudson. Cost is $109/person. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or complete the Tarrytown, N.Y., and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Reservation Form.
Oct. 19-25 Homecoming 2014
Save the date for Homecoming 2014. WCSU alumni, students and families are invited to a multitude of events taking place this week culminating with Homecoming Day, Saturday, Oct. 25.
Oct. 25 Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Celebration
Are you a member of the class of 1964? Plans are being made to celebrate the 50th class reunion for this class. Interested in being a part of the planning committee, call (203) 837-8298.

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