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University Events: April and May 2016

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 1 - May. 5 WESTERN SWIM ACADEMY: 

Public swimming lessons will be offered from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m at the O'Neill Center Pool on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Running for a five-week period, classes available will include: Toddlers, Water Exploration, Fundamentals of Swimming, Swimming Essentials, Swimming Proficiency, Advanced Swimming and Swim Team Training. For more information visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2015-16/releases/20160224frmeyq, call (203) 837-8624 or send an email to cookj@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 20 - May. 11 SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Senior Thesis Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, throughWednesday, May 11, 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 free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/art-students-to-present-works-in-Senior-Thesis-Exhibition.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 27 - May. 8 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "ANNE OF GREEN GABLES": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" 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 April 27, 28, 30, May 7; 8 p.m. on April 29; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 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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Apr. 30 - May. 1 WORLD OF QUILTS XXXVII: 

WCSU will host "World of Quilts XXXVII" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is $10. The show will display more than 250 quilts made by artists throughout the northeastern United States. More than 30 vendors will be on hand to display and sell their unique fabrics, notions and other quilting supplies. There will also be demonstrations, door prizes, as well as guest lecturer Linda M. Poole, from Milford, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.northernstarquilters.com/quilt-show/show-schedule/.

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Apr. 30 OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WesternREC will host the third mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at 11 a.m. on the grass recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Apr. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's lacrosse team will celebrate Senior Day when it hosts Plymouth State University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The teams are battling for seeding in the upcoming LEC Tournament.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. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 30 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's tennis team, poised for the upcoming Little East Conference Tournament, will take on Salem State University on Senior Day. The Colonials and the Vikings will battle at 1 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. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 30 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Colonials and the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs will battle in a doubleheader on Senior Day at 1 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Seven seniors will be honored following the doubleheader. 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. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 30 WESTFEST PICNIC (WCSU campus community only)

The WestFest Picnic will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alumni Pavillion on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The picnic will be open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only.

Apr. 30 WESTFEST CONCERT (WCSU students and guests only)

The WestFest 2016 concert will feature Wiz Khalifa at 6:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are for sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Information Desks. The concert is open to WCSU students and their guests only.

Apr. 30 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium 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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MAY EVENTS

May 1 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-21491705269. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 1 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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May 2 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre 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 award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

May 2 'PARADE' CELEBRATION: 

WCSU will host a celebration of "Parade" and its success at the Kennedy Center Theatre Arts Festival 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.

May 2 EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Experimental Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/experimental-music-ensemble-tickets-21493210772. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 4 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.

May 4 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event 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. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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May 4 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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May 4 WCSU BASEBALL VS. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: 

The baseball team will celebrate Senior Day in a non-league single game against Wesleyan University at 4 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/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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May 4 SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-tickets-21491557828. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 4 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to orellanacajamar001@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 5 CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION (WCSU campus community only)

Sodexo will host the last celebration of the semester from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Cinco de Mayo event, open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only, will feature Mexican-inspired desserts and specials all day. For more information, send an email to melaas002@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 5 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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May 5 LCCC CERTIFICATE DAY (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Division of Student Affairs will host "Leadership, Compassion & Creativity Certificate Day" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus. Four students will receive certificates and have their presentations on display. A reception will follow. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

May 5 - May. 6 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present 10-minute one-acts featuring plays directed by students, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 5 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, WCSU a capella group Parallel Fifths, at 9 p.m. 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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May 6 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 12th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be a keynote speaker at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/wrd/.

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May 6 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Apps for Last-Minute Studying" from 11 a.m. to noon 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 aas@wcsu.edu.

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May 6 CHASE RICE BACK TO COLLEGE TOUR: 

NV Concepts will present the "Chase Rice - Back to College Tour" at 6 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 25, at www.eventbrite.com/e/chase-rice-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct-tickets-21460422702?aff=nvtwt. The public is invited.

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May 8 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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May 9 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

May 14 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING MOLLY HATCHET: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Molly Hatchet from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.eventelf.com/events/352/tickets/new. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 14 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium 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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May 19 CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND VALUES TRIP: 

The WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Cultural Center in New York for a guided tour of "Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus." The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and will return at approximately 4 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. The trip is made possible by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie, and the Onassis Foundation USA.. For more information or to make a reservation, send an e-mail to pinout@wcsu.edu.

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May 19 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 10th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme expert and author Dr. Kenneth Liegner will speak, followed by the presentation of the "Courage in Patient Care award" to pediatrician Dr. Charles Ray Jones. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 21 TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host telescope viewing of the sky as Mars approaches from 9 to 11 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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May 22 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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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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