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WCSU BOASTS BEST SOCIAL MOBILITY RANKING IN STATE

Two Web-based companies, CollegeNET and PayScale, have created a national social mobility index, or SMI, to "comparatively assess the role of our higher education system in providing a conduit for economic and social advancement." Western Connecticut State University in Danbury recently placed No. 11 on the inaugural list. It is the highest rank in the state. ... [read more]

AFFORDABILITY IN DANBURY, CONN., JUST OVER THE BORDER

After Chris and Serena Howerton had a baby last year, their 600-square-foot apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, already shared with two cats, felt smaller than ever. Looking to move out of New York City, they thought about Westchester, where Mr. Howerton grew up. But just across the Connecticut border, the city of Danbury, in northern Fairfield County, was a major bargain by comparison. ...The Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University just opened a new Visual and Performing Arts Center with an art gallery, concert hall and 350-seat theater. The campus amphitheater, the Ives Concert Park, hosts a summer musical lineup. ... [read more]

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THROUGH DEC. 6 ART EXHIBITION Visual & Performing Arts Center Gallery, Westside campus More Info

OCT. 31 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, Visual and Performing Arts Center Live-streaming at www.wcsu.edu/live More Info

NoV. 4 ELECTION CONNECTION www.wcsu.edu/live, www.wxci.org, Charter Channel 192, U-verse Channel 99 More Info

NoV. 7, 13, 17 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOPS Student Center, Midtown campus; Campus Center, Westside campus More Info

NOV. 12 – DEC. 5 "LITTLE WOMEN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL" MainStage Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Westside campus More Info

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Spring 2015 registration begins October 31

NEASC reaccreditation

WCSU receives accreditation renewal from NEASC

New visual & performing arts center

Town hall meeting