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University Events: March and April 2015

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MARCH EVENTS

Mar. 1 - 5 GALLERY OPENING - 100@100 EXHIBITION: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a gallery opening for the "100@100 Exhibition" in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at which time attendees can preview 100 works of art by 100 artists, to be raffled for $100 each at the "Off-the-Wall" fundraising event on Saturday, March 7. The artwork will remain on view during gallery hours (noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday) through Thursday, March 5. The bidding event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 7. Ticket prices vary; for ticket information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/100-at-100Off-the-WallArtExhibition.asp or call (203) 837-8403. Ticket sales support the Department of Art Gallery Exhibitions program.

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Mar. 1 - 24 SUPPORT GROUP: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the WCSU CHOICES Office will host "Girl Talk," a girls supporting girls group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks, through Tuesday, March 24. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 1 - 8 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "You Can't Take It With You" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 & 26; 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 & 28 and March 6 & 7; with 2 p.m. matinees on March 1, 7 and 8. The play introduces audiences to the freethinking, eccentric Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiance brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. This Pulitzer Prize-winning, uproarious family affair is set in pre-depression New York (1936-37), and features comedic fun for the whole family. Directed by guest director, John Hickok. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 3 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performers will be Nick Arne and Christian Mortera. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 3 FILM SCREENING: 

WCSU Roots & Shoots will host a screening of "Adventures in Permaculture" at noon in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The film will provide information about the creation and maintenance of a permaculture garden, such as the one being developed on the Midtown campus. The screening will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to rootsshoots@hotmail.com.

Mar. 3 FASHION SHOW (Women's History Month event): 

WCSU will host a fashion show, "Women and the Things They Carried and Wore," from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 3 SAFETY AND SEX WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Nurses Association will present a discussion about "Safety and Sex" at 3 p.m. in the Nursing Lab in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sharon Guck, coordinator of the CHOICES Office, will discuss informed consent and how to handle sexual harassment. The workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to quaglia001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 3 - 4 APOLLO NIGHT AUDITIONS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Latin American Student Organization will host auditions for "Apollo Night" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be on Wednesday, April 1, and the auditions are open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to peterson112@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 4 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Effective Research Strategies" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 4 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Adjunct Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Jeanne Lakatos will discuss "The Semiotic Theory of Iconic Realism in Women's Artistic Expression" at 12:15 p.m. in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 4 JAMES FURMAN SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FINAL ROUND: 

WCSU will host the James Furman Scholarship Competition final round at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Western's finest student musicians will compete to receive scholarships in memory of former WCSU faculty member James Furman. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 4 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will take on Trinity College at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Mar. 4 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Student Nurses Association will host a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chili's, 81 Newtown Road in Danbury. In order to participate, a flier must be obtained from the Nursing Office in White Hall on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to quaglia001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 4 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING (WCSU alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 4 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. WILKES UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will take on Wilkes University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Mar. 4 ARE YOU HIRABLE WORKSHOP (WCSU resident students only)

Lisa Temkin Carrozza, associate director of the WCSU Career Development Center, will discuss "Are You Hirable" at 8 p.m. in the Formal Lounge of Centennial Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Temkin Carrozza will discuss what makes a strong resume and will participate in a mock group hiring committee that will determine if the student presenting the sample resume would be hired. Priority points and food will be available from Sodexo. This event is open to WCSU resident students only. For more information, send an email to venditti004@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 5 WOMEN IN BUSINESS SOCIETY LECTURE (WCSU students only)

The Honors Student Organization and Women in Business Society will host business coach Patty Lennon for a discussion about "The Three Things You Must Know to be Successful as a Woman in Business" at 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The talk will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8567.

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Mar. 5 NATIONAL BROADCASTING SOCIETY LECTURE: 

The National Broadcasting Society will present a lecture by professional sound man Carmine Picarello at 5 p.m. in Room 012 of the Higgins Annex on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Picarello is the soundman and mixer for "Project Runway," "The Following," "American Chopper," "Forgetting the Girl" and more. He will demonstrate his gear, call sheets, mini-scripts and discuss tools and tricks for recording great sound. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 5 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, The Station. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Mar. 7 ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE: 

The Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association will hold its Winter Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost and other information, visit www.ctnofa.org/winterconference/index.html.

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Mar. 7 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to academictesting@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 7 BONE MARROW DONOR DRIVE: 

The WCSU Department of Nursing, Julia's Wings Foundation and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS will hold a Bone Marrow Donor Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every year, more than 14,000 people in the U.S. find themselves in need of a bone marrow transplant and 70 percent of them will not find a match within their immediate family and will have to rely on an unrelated donor from the national registry. For more information or to register, visit www.deletebloodcancer.org.

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Mar. 7 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will take on the Castleton State College Spartans in the home opener at 2 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Mar. 7 WCSU MUSIC ALUMNI NIGHT: 

More than 100 alumni from the WCSU Department of Music will perform choir, band and jazz music at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. To visit the music alumni Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/westconnmusicalumni?ref=hl. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 8 DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE: 

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

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Mar. 8 ACADEMIC RECOGNITION CEREMONY (Invitation only event)

The WCSU Office of Housing and Residence Life will host an Academic Recognition Ceremony for resident students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU President James W. Schmotter will deliver the keynote address. This event is by invitation only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 9 FACULTY ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Sabrina Marques will discuss her work at 10:30 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 9 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 10 - 11 BAKE SALE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Swim Club will hold a fundraising bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Cookies, brownies, cinnamon buns and Irish soda bread will be for sale to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to hultgren003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 11 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU softball team will host a fundraising breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Softball team members will wait on tables for tip donations to help fund the team's spring-training trip to Clermont, Fla. The public is invited; reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, call Head Softball Coach Heather Stone at (203) 837-9019(203) 837-9019 or send an email to stoneh@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 11 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Jeannie Hatcherson will discuss "Working in an International Leadership Program for Women" at 11 a.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Hatcherson will share her experiences working at GLOW in Bulgaria. In 2000, Camp GLOW was established by Peace Corps volunteers. While the Peace Corps is no longer in Bulgaria, GLOW continues and has been honored by the U.S. State Department for its success. Today, Leadership Academy GLOW is an all-female run, volunteer organization. Through a one-week peer-leadership experience, GLOW alumni continue their mission of empowering and educating young Bulgarian girls. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 11 ALUMNI GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Percussionist Matt Bronson will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 11 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study-abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Mar. 11 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The Western men's tennis team will open the 2015 campaign when it hosts the Purchase College Panthers at 4 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Mar. 11 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner of corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and lime Jell-O at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Mar. 11 ZUMBATHON (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Nurses Association will host a Zumbathon from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission will be $10 and it will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to quaglia001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 11 UNICEF INFORMATION MEETING (WCSU students only)

A representative from UNICEF will discuss the future presence of the United Nations Children's Fund on campus and how students can become involved at 8 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus. The meeting is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to hultgren003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 11 HAND DRUM PRESENTATION (Women's History Month event): 

The WCSU Hand Drum Club will present "Outstanding Achievements in Drumming by Women" at 8 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will include a video presentation along with a visual timeline, accompanied by Live African Djembe Drumming by members of the WCSU Hand Drum Club. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to mustind@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 12 PI DAY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Math Society will host "Pi Day" events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events are free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to oconnor106@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 12 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act, the WCSU Show Choir, and the featured act, acoustic singer-songwriter Jimmy Burger. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Mar. 13 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. POST UNIVERSITY: 

The Western men's tennis team, under the guidance of Ritush Vanugopal, will take on the Post University Eagles at 4 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Mar. 13 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 14 CONNECTICUT PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY DAY OF PERCUSSION: 

The Connecticut Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion" will take place all day in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 14 - 15 HOME SHOW: 

WCSU will host the Western New England Home Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at the Feldman Arena in the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Home improvement companies will display their products and answer questions during the two-day event. Tickets will be $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for children under 12. For more information, call (800) 955-7469 or visit www.jenksproductions.com/wnehome.html.

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Mar. 14 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLATTSBURGH STATE COLLEGE: 

Prior to departing for Florida, the Colonials will take on the Plattsburgh State Cardinals in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Mar. 14 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Mar. 16 - 21 SPRING BREAK: 

No classes; university offices are open.

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Mar. 17 GIMME A (SPRING) BREAK WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "Gimme a (Spring) Break" resume workshop at 10 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Take advantage of Spring Break to catch up on important workshops to help prepare for your job search. The workshop is an hour in length and will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 18 GIMME A (SPRING) BREAK WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "Gimme a (Spring) Break" interview workshop at 10 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Take advantage of Spring Break to catch up on important workshops to help prepare for your job search. The workshop is an hour in length and will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 19 GIMME A (SPRING) BREAK WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "Gimme a (Spring) Break" job search workshop at 10 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Take advantage of Spring Break to catch up on important workshops to help prepare for your job search. The workshop is an hour in length and will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 19 INVENTION CONVENTION (Danbury Public Schools students and parents only)

WCSU will host the Danbury Public Schools Invention Convention from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open to students in the Danbury Public Schools and their parents only. For more information, call (203) 797-4752.

Mar. 20 - 21 MISSION OF MERCY DENTAL CLINIC: 

The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach will host the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (860) 863-5940 or visit www.cfdo.org/ctmom.html.

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Mar. 21 READING AND BOOK SIGNING: 

Byrd's Books will host New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein at 6:30 p.m. in the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Stein will read from and discuss his new novel, "A Sudden Light." A question-and-answer period and booksigning will follow. The public is invited. To register, go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ea8vesqk01ea5233&oseq&c&ch. For more information, call (203) 730-2973 or visit http://byrdsbooks.com/2014/11/25/byrds-books-welcomes-garth-stein-on-saturday-march-21st-at-western-connecticut-state-universitys-ruth-haas-library/.

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Mar. 23 POVERTY SIMULATION (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host a "Poverty Simulation" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students from SPS departments, and faculty and staff from across the university will examine the realities of poverty in Connecticut and the United States. The campus community is invited to observe the simulation. For more information, email waderancourtr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8573.

Mar. 23 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Christine Hegel Cantarella will discuss "Eking Out a Living: Women and Work in the Middle East" at 2 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 23 - 26 ANCELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WEEK: 

A variety of events will take place during Ancell Week on the Westside campus.

Mar. 24 TOUR OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 

Luigi Marcone, associate vice president for facilities at WCSU, will lead a tour of the new building that houses the Theatre, Music and Art departments to highlight the many environmentally sound techniques that were incorporated into its construction. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. in the center hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The building was constructed to meet LEED Silver Certification. The tour is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to cotec@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 24 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, go to http://wcsu.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=8. Game tickets and Magic Pass tickets are available at (203) 837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Mar. 24 GREEN LECTURE: 

Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, will discuss "Revolutionary Solutions: The Creative Power of Green" at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited.

Mar. 25 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Counselor/Advocate Rayna Havelock from the Women's Center of Greater Danbury campus satellite office will discuss "Avoiding Destructive Dating Practices" at 11 a.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 25 CLOTHESLINE PROJECT (WCSU campus community only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the WCSU Social Work Club will partner to present the "Clothesline Project," an event intended to raise sexual assault awareness on campus, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students will write comments on T-shirts that will be displayed in the Student Center. At the same time, the film "The Invisible War" will be screened in the Student Center Theater. This is a Campus Resource Team (CaRT) event, sponsored by the Social Work Club. For more information, email havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 25 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "MLA Quoting and Citing for Research Papers" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 25 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Professor of Social Sciences Dr. R. Averell Manes will discuss "Negotiation Skills for Women" at 12:15 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 25 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will take on Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Mar. 25 THE WATER GAMES (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Swim Club will host "The Water Games" from 7 to 10 p.m. in the O'Neill Center Pool on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Water basketball, inner tube water polo, races and contests will be featured, along with ice cream, prizes and music. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to hultgren003@connect.wcsu.edu or go to www.facebook.com/wcsuswimclub.

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Mar. 26 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will take on St. Joseph's College at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Mar. 26 SPEED NETWORKING EVENT (Preregistered WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will host a Speed Networking Event for students and alumni at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students will participate in a Networking Boot Camp presented by Associate Director of the Career Development Center Lisa Temkin Carrozza. Immediately following, students will participate in a Speed Networking session with WCSU alumni associated with the Ancell School of Business. Alumni and students who wish to participate must preregister by sending an email to temkinl@wcsu.edu or calling (203) 837-8264. Only preregistered participants may attend. The Alumni Association will host a reception at the conclusion of the event. For more information, send an email to temkinl@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8264.

Mar. 26 MENTOR OF THE YEAR (Women's History Month event): 

Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Darla Shaw will host an event to celebrate the Mentor of the Year, Skip Jennings, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 26 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 26 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Toronto-based a cappella group EH440. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Mar. 27 FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE LECTURE (WCSU campus community only)

Dr. Betsy Barefoot, senior scholar at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will discuss "Learning is Everywhere: The First-Year Student on Campus" at 8:30 a.m. in 102 Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will focus on how Western can support students both in and out of the classroom. Barefoot is an international expert on the creation and assessment of first-year programs, and she regularly conducts seminars to assist colleges and universities in their efforts to create effective programs. This visit is made possible by a three-year grant to design, implement and assess a first-year program at WCSU from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Stanton Davis' retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets Inc. The talk will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to oneillm@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 27 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 27 - 29 SIBLINGS WEEKEND (WCSU students and guests only)

The Program Activities Council, Inter-Residence Hall Council and the Center for Student Involvement will host Siblings Weekend beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday night with dinner in the Student Center Food Court and Super Bingo at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria, 181 White St. in Danbury. Also on Friday night in the Student Center Theater will be a screening of "Madagascar," and an After Hours party featuring activities and ice cream in the Student Center Gameroom. On Saturday, featured events will include a trip to the Maritime Aquarium and Imax Theater in Norwalk and more. The cost is $50 per sibling and this event is open to WCSU students and their sibling(s) only. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/SibsWeekend.asp or send an email to studentlife@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 27 - 29 OPERA - "THE TENDER LAND": 

The WCSU Opera Ensemble will present "The Tender Land" by Aaron Copland at 8 p.m. on March 27 and 28, and 3 p.m. on March 29, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Copland's folk opera is a depression-era coming-of-age story about a young woman growing up in the American heartland. Full of soaring Copland melodies including the well-known "The Promise of Living," it is also laced with McCarthy era political references and jabs, which early audiences found shocking. "The Tender Land" premiered 60 years ago at New York City Opera, directed by Jerome Robbins, with Thomas Schippers conducting. Directed by Margaret Astrup; Musical Direction by Fernando Jimenez. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 28 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will take on Plymouth State University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Mar. 28 WCSU BASEBALL V. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The Colonials will take on the University of Southern Maine in a doubleheader with games that will begin at noon and 3 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/indexom/sports/sball/index.

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Mar. 28 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western men's tennis team will take on Bridgewater State University at a time to be announced at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mten/index.

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Mar. 28 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Colonials will take on UMass-Dartmouth at 3 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wlax/index.

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Mar. 28 DINNER-OPERA EVENT: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a Night at the Opera at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include dinner and a ticket to the Department of Music production of "The Tender Land." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/the-tender-land.

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Mar. 28 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Mar. 30 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: 

Storyteller Carolyn Stearns will discuss "Strong Women and Their Stories" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Mar. 31 MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "How To Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair on April 8, how to research employers, what to expect the day of the Career Fair, and important follow-up after the Career Fair. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Mar. 31 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE: 

The WCSU softball team will take on Springfield College in a double-header with games that will begin at 4 and 6 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 1 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in Western's music program will present a piano studio recital at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 1 MAKE THE MOST OF THE CAREER FAIR WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "How To Make the Most of the Career Fair" workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for the upcoming Career Fair on April 8, how to research employers, what to expect the day of the Career Fair, and important follow-up after the Career Fair. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 1 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 1 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 1 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner of shepherd's pie, salad and cherry cobbler at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 1 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (WCSU alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to graduates of the university only. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 1 APOLLO NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Latin American Student Organization will host "Apollo Night" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to peterson112@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 2 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume critique session from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The two-hour window provides open times for individual student resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required. Bring a completed resume to the critique session. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 2 - Apr. 13 GALLERY OPENING - M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Monday, April 13. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 6 BIRDS OF PREY DEMONSTRATION (Animal Week event): 

An eagle, hawk and owl will take flight at noon over the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury, as a trainer from A Place Called Hope discusses each bird. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/1401550013484989.

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Apr. 6 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present the 2015 Musical Theatre and Theatre Performance Class Industry Professional Showcase at 3 and 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Row Studio Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. in New York.

Apr. 7 WESTCONN SOCIETY LUNCHEON: 

Businesswoman MaryJean Rizzo-Rebeiro will be honored with the WCSU Foundation's Community Service Award for her commitment to Danbury and organizations that benefit a wide range of residents at the 34th annual WestConn Society luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. To purchase tickets online, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/luncheon. For more information, call (203) 837-8479.

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Apr. 7 WOLF CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION (Animal Week event): 

Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, will visit WCSU at noon in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/1401550013484989.

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Apr. 8 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Judy Glantzman will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 8 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Resume-writing and Professional Networking" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Apr. 8 REPTILES ON THE MOVE (Animal Week event): 

Reptiles will be on display at WCSU at noon in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/848880385173049.

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Apr. 8 GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Transcontinental Piano Duo will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 9 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 9 COFFEEHOUSE (Women's History Month event): 

A Coffeehouse featuring local winners in a "Defining Moments in Women's Lives" contest, will be at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/WomensHistoryMonth-2015.asp or call (203) 837-8482.

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Apr. 11 ACCEPTED STUDENTS DAY (Students accepted to WCSU and their parents only)

Accepted students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, coaches, current students and future classmates from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students and their families can also take a campus tour, check out housing options and learn more about student life at the university. This event is for accepted students and their families only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/admissions/accepted/.

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Apr. 11 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND 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 on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Apr. 13 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview workshop at 2 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 15 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Strategies for Final Exam Success" workshop at noon in Room 104 of Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

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Apr. 15 GUEST ARTIST AND FACULTY RECITAL: 

Rhian Samuel, piano/composer; Russell Hirshfield, piano; Hannah Levinson, viola; Dan Goble, saxophone; and Patty Goble, soprano, will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 15 - Apr. 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 15 & 16; 8 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 19 and 26. Broadway's longest-running musical revue is a red-hot evening of rock-and-roll and rhythm and blues standards by songwriters Leiber and Stoller. Directed by Julio Agustin Matos Jr. Seating is extremely limited.To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 16 TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host Take Our Children to Work Day events on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Children of faculty and staff ages 8 to 18 will participate in age-appropriate activities. The events are open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, send an email to boylep@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 16 - Apr. 25 ALUMNI TRAVEL - ROME & THE AMALFI COAST: 

Alumni and friends will experience the history, food, wines  and culture of Rome, Ravello, Vietri-sul-Mare, Sorrento, Positano, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Naples, Italy. For more information, go to https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/633681#.U-ElFJzCogo. To book a reservation, contact Kay Schreiber at (203) 790-8342 or send an email to kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.

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Apr. 16 HEALTH FAIR (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Club will host a Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students will be introduced to the health risks of stress, techniques to overcome it, common signs of stress and top stressors for students. HPX 470 students will teach acupressure points in a hands-on activity and will give away stress balls. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to golightly001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 17 - Apr. 19 CONSIGNMENT EVENT: 

The Connecticut Kids Closet will hold a spring consignment event in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, there will be a pre-sale for charity. Entry will be gained with a $10 donation or a bag of non-perishable groceries. The public will be admitted for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The event will include thousands of new and second-hand children's clothes, shoes, toys, games, bikes, books, strollers, high chairs, changing tables, gliders, bedding, baby gear and more. For information, visit www.ctkidscloset.com or call (860) 350-6260.

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Apr. 18 RESEARCH CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the 2015 Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference. Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. For more information, visit http://community.sigmaxi.org/home/.

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Apr. 18 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present cellist Sophie Shao, violinist Frank Huang and pianist Gilles Vonsattel at 7:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is a DCA subscription event. For more information, go to www.danburyconcert.org/index.shtml.

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Apr. 19 CHUCK'S MINI-MUDDER: 

The WCSU Recreation Office, Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department and the Student Government Association will host "Chuck's Mini-Mudder" on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex. Heats will begin at 8 a.m. and will occur in 15-minute intervals. The event will begin and end on the turf field of the stadium and will include 15 physical challenges over the course of two miles. Water stations will be available during the course. Registration is $15 per person before April 4 and $20 per person after April 4. WCSU students can participate for free with valid I.D. The first 250 preregistered participants will receive commemorative headbands. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ChucksMiniMudder, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8609.

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Apr. 20 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Art writer, historian and curator Dr. Jennifer Samet and gallerist Steven Harvey will offer their perspectives on artists and the contemporary art scene at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 21 INTERNSHIP FAIR (WCSU campus community only)

Student interns in Western's Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department will present an overview of their internship experiences with poster presentations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the campus community.  For more information, call (203) 837-8612.

Apr. 21 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 21 CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will focus on the theme of DUSK to DAWN. The Chamber Singers will perform Roger Petrich's variations on the chorale, "Ah, Holy Jesus," the first movement of Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, and smaller works from Stephen Paulus, Ludwig Lenel and Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." The Concert Choir will perform Paul Mealor's "Ubi Caritas," Handel's "O Praise the Mighty Lord," Jacob Narverud's "STONE" and "Sure on This Shining Night" by Morten Lauridsen. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 22 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host an internship information session at noon in Room 416 of the Ruth Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 22 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 22 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Central Connecticut State University Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Paul Hapeman will discuss "Field and Laboratory Methods for Mustelid Conservation: Examples from American Marten, Mink and Fisher" at 4 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to monettem@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 GALLERY OPENING - SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Senior Thesis Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Tuesday, May 5. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 23 - Apr. 25 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 20th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension  in Danbury. WCSU jazz faculty and select student groups will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. A guest artist will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, the WCSU Jazz Orchestra and the Jimmy Heath Big Band will perform. For tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Apr. 25 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND 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 on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch.

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Apr. 26 NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8521.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which scholarship and award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8576.

Apr. 29 JOB SEARCH WRAP-UP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a job search wrap-up workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will address student job search activities and other sources for job search information. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

Apr. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free, end-of-year cookout featuring grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and freezer pops at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 29 SYMPHONIC BAND, BURLESQUE AND JAZZ: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will feature the lush harmony of Mendelssohn and Franz Biebl, the burlesque of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," and the jazz-inspired music of Dana Wilson. Faculty guest artist Dr. Fernando Jimenez will perform on trombone a WCSU commission, "Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble" by Dana Wilson. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 - May. 3 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "THE CAT IN THE HAT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Cat in the Hat" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 10:30 a.m. (school matinees) on April 30 and May 1; 3 and 7 p.m. on May 2; 3 p.m. on May 3. "The Cat in the Hat" will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages, and is the perfect show to bring the whole family to. This is a limited production, with only three shows available to the public. Directed by WCSU adjunct instructor Anthony DePoto. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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