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University Events: September and October 2014

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 30 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Eddy Rodriguez on guitar. 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.

Sep. 30 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

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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Sep. 30 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: 

The women's volleyball team will take on cross-state rival, the Connecticut College Camels, at 6 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 be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Sep. 30 ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for a lecture at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Kennedy's reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. The public is invited. General admission tickets will be $10. Tickets for a post-lecture VIP reception will be $30. WCSU students with valid I.D. may attend the lecture at no cost or the VIP event for $10. To purchase tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/RFKennedyJr.asp.

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a legislative intern information session at 11 a.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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Oct. 1 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Strategies for Midterm Triumph" 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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Oct. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The women's tennis team will continue its Little East Conference schedule when it hosts the UMass-Boston Beacons at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 1 ETIQUETTE DINNER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will host an Etiquette Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Ann Marie Sabath, a professional etiquette consultant, will discuss "Putting Your Best Fork Forward." Tips for successful networking, business etiquette and effective communication will be presented. This program should be of special interest to seniors as they embark on their professional job search. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There will be an $8 fee payable by check/cash at the time of registration. Professional attire is required. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/cdc/2014%20Etiquette%20Web%20site.pdf or call (203) 837-8263.

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Oct. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WORCESTER STATE: 

The women's soccer team will take on the Worcester State Lancers in a non-league contest at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 1 FILM SCREENING (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of "West Side Story" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and the public is invited. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 2 ART GALLERY GALA OPENING: 

"Corrugated Worlds: The Work of James Grashow," will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends through Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be an Opening Gala from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the gallery. Grashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut artist known for his large-scale installations and delicate menageries constructed out of cardboard. The reception 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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Oct. 2 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Brandon Lester, 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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Oct. 2 FILM SCREENING: 

WCSU Professor of Communication Karen Saunders will moderate a question-and-answer session with Larry Schweikart, director of "Rockin' the Wall," after a screening of the documentary film about how rock & roll influenced the bringing down of the Berlin Wall. There will be a reception at 7 p.m. and the screening at 8 p.m., followed by the Q&A session at The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased at www.thepalacedanbury.com or by phone at (203) 794-9944.

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Oct. 2 FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Jimmy Greene, 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 event will be free and open to the public. 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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Oct. 3 - Oct. 4 SELF-DEFENSE CLASS (Female WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Police Department will offer a Rape-Aggression-Defense course for two consecutive days from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The class will teach attendees about date and acquaintance rape, provide useful information about alcohol and other drugs as they pertain to rape, and offer strategies and simulations to avoid assault. The free course is open to female WCSU students, faculty and staff only. Pre-registration is required. You must complete both days for certification. For more information, call (203) 837-9300 or send an email to ongarom@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 3 DANCE WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Eversion Dance Club will host a dance workshop by members of the cast of "Heathers, the Musical," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 334 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be free and open to the public.

Oct. 3 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "22 Jump Street" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 4 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE: 

The football team continues its quest for the MASCAC title when it hosts the Bridgewater State University Bears at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 4 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. KEENE STATE: 

The field hockey team will take on arch-rival, the Keene State College Owls, in a crucial Little East Conference contest at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 4 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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Oct. 5 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. PLYMOUTH STATE: 

The men's soccer team will return home after a short, two-game road swing to take on the Plymouth State University Panthers at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014.

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Oct. 5 ALUMNI & FRIENDS CIRCLE REDEDICATION CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host a rededication ceremony at 2 p.m.at the Alumni & Friends Circle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Each year, the circle is rededicated to celebrate the growth of the area. This year's ceremony will feature the WestConn Sweethearts area and the Veterans Walkway in addition to the Alumni & Friends Circle. The ceremony will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 5 PIANO CONCERT: 

Pianist Alexander Korsantia 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 public is invited. Tickets are available online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by phone at (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 5 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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Oct. 6 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at 11 a.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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Oct. 6 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Fritz Drury will discuss his 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 MARKETING WEEK LECTURE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week lecture by entrepreneur Bill Imada at 4:15 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Imada is founder, chairman and chief collaboration officer of IW Group, a minority-owned and operated agency focusing on the growing multicultural markets. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarketingWeek2014.asp.

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Oct. 6 MARKETING WEEK COMPETITION: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present the third annual Big Idea Competition at 5:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Only WCSU students may enter the competition, but the public is welcome to watch the event. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarketingWeek2014.asp. To submit an idea, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/yourbigidea. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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Oct. 7 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Bill Petkanas, Missy Alexander and Dan Mustin, on guitar, vocals and drums. 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.

Oct. 7 MARKETING WEEK BRAND CHALLENGE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week Brand Challenge featuring Colonial Chuck at 4:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarketingWeek2014.asp.

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Oct. 8 LATIN AMERICAN STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Latin American Student Organization will host Latin American Student Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 8 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview 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 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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Oct. 8 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner 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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Oct. 8 MARKETING WEEK ALUMNI PANEL: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week Alumni Panel, featuring graduates from the Ancell School of Business, at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarketingWeek2014.asp.

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Oct. 8 PRESIDENT'S LECTURE SERIES: 

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Dr. Mark A. Emmert will deliver the President's Lecture Series address, "The Collegiate Model for the 21st Century," at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarkEmmertPresidentsLecture.asp or  call (203) 837-8754.

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Oct. 9 MARKETING WEEK LECTURE: 

The WCSU Marketing Club will present a Marketing Week lecture by Kickstarter entrepreneur Michael Carpanzano at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Carpanzano invented nuPlug, a surge-protected extension cord. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MarketingWeek2014.asp.

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Oct. 9 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, 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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Oct. 10 HIGH SCHOOL CHORALFEST: 

The second annual High School ChoralFest, an adjudicated choral festival that invites chamber choirs from across the state to come sing, receive a clinic and watch other ensembles perform, will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU Choirs also will perform. The event 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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Oct. 10 RESUME CRITIQUE SESSION: 

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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Oct. 10 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 11 COMPASSION CONFERENCE: 

The third annual WCSU compassion conference, "Compassionate Strategies for Mental Wellness," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The goal of this year's conference is to facilitate a discussion about how to find and help others discover a path toward mental wellness. Innovators, educators, community members, caregivers, organizations, researchers and partners will come together to host interactive panels, workshops and sessions on topics including education, veterans, and mental illness and art. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and include lunch. WCSU students with valid ID will be admitted free. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/compassioncreativity.

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Oct. 11 COMMUNITY ART WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Community Workshop: Corrugated Flowers with James Grashow," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 248 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lori Robeau at (203) 837-8403 or robeaul@wcsu.edu. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 11 FINE ARTS & FAMILY SERIES - IVES FESTIVAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present the Ives Festival Symphony Orchestra at 7 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 program will feature light classical music, including Strauss' "Overture from Die Fledermaus," Gershwin's "An American in Paris," Marquez's "Danzon No.2," and more. Fernando Jimenez will conduct. The performance will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Oct. 12 N.Y. JETS VS. DENVER BRONCOS GAME (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council and Program Activities Council will host a trip to see the New York Jets take on the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tickets will be $25 and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Information Desks in the Midtown Student Center, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside Campus Center, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There is a limit of one ticket per student. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 10 a.m. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 12 SYMPHONIC BAND AND NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, and New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will be "Contrasts: British Bands and New Music." Featured will be a salute to the classic literature of Percy Grainger and Vaughan Williams, featuring "Lincolnshire Posy" as well as contemporary music by Vinizio Meza, Carlos Surinach and David Hauser. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-and-new-music-ensemble-tickets-13412887307?aff=es2&rank=0. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 12 READING: 

Dr. Brian Clements, coordinator of Western's M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing program, will participate in a reading from 5 to 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St. in Brooklyn, New York. Clements and other poets will read their works from the recently published "99 Poems for the 99 Percent." It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to clementsb@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 14 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday music program at noon in the Student Center Lobby or Plaza (weather permitting) on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be Shadow People with Dan Mustin and Brianna Halek on drums and vocals. 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.

Oct. 15 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON: 

John Royce and Thomas Montague, cofounders and operators of the catering business that provides wedding venues at The Fox Hill Inn and The Candlewood Inn, both in Brookfield, The Waterview in Monroe and The Riverview in Simsbury, will receive the 2014 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award from WCSU at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Reservations for the luncheon at a fee of $60 per person may be made online at www.wcsu.edu/ia/entrepreneur or by calling (203) 837-8279. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2014Entrepreneurs-of-the-Year.asp.

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

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host an "Introduction to American Sign Language" 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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Oct. 15 FOOD TRUCK (Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month event): 

The WCSU Office of Student Affairs will host Plantains food truck from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Student Center Patio on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is part of Hispanic & Latino Awareness Month. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 15 - Oct. 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "TWELFTH NIGHT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night" in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love. It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing aristocratic woman and her missing twin brother, an intoxicated uncle and his foolish friends, a beautiful lady-in-waiting and all types in between. Pamela McDaniel will direct. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16; 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 18, 19 and 26. Call the Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Oct. 16 FOREIGN POLICY PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Diversity and Equity Office, the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Social Sciences will present "Crossing Borders," a discussion about U.S. foreign policy and the immigration humanitarian crisis, at 11 a.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured speakers will be Edith Portillo, a grassroots organizer in El Salvador, and Coralia Ring Martinez, a Salvadoran-American who is volunteering in El Salvador. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bandhauerc@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 16 MACRICOSTAS LECTURE: 

Dr. Richard McKim, the fall 2014 Visiting Endowed Chair in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies at WCSU, will discuss "Back to Polytheism? How Ancient Greek Religion Made Sense of Human Experience" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. McKim has been an assistant professor in the Ancient Philosophy program at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on topics ranging from Plato to Latin poetry, and was awarded a fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. His talk will be free and the public is invited. It will be presented by the School of Arts and Sciences as part of the lecture series sponsored by the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/BacktoPolytheism.asp.

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Oct. 16 ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM: 

WCSU President James W. Schmotter will be one of the featured speakers at an economic symposium, "The Economy and You," at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The symposium will feature prominent local leaders sharing insights on critical issues and how to thrive in today's economy. The event is free and the public is invited, but registration is required. For more information or to register, go to
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Oct. 16 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the opening act, Jimmy Burger, and the featured act, Nicole Thompson, 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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Oct. 17 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COTTON CANDY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide glow-in-the-dark cotton candy beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The seasonal treat will be free and available to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 17 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the 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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Oct. 17 PAC MOVIE NIGHT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host PAC Movie Night with a screening of "Deliver Us From Evil" at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The movie is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 18 WEATHER CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the Tri-State Weather Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts. The public is invited; registration is required. For ticket prices and other information, call (203) 837-8552 or visit www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

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Oct. 18 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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Oct. 18 HAYRIDE AND HAUNTED HOUSE TRIP: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to the Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, N.Y. The attraction has been rated as the "No. 1 Haunted Attraction in the United States by Haunt World magazine and listed as one of the "Top 20 Hometown Haunted Houses in America" by Fangoria. Tickets will be $15 for WCSU students and $45 for their guests, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Information Desks in the Midtown Student Center, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside Campus Center, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 5 p.m. from the Midtown campus and 5:30 p.m. from the Westside campus. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 - Nov. 29 ART EXHIBITION: 

"Missing Links," a group exhibition by 12 area artists curated by Catherine Vaneria, chair of the WCSU Department of Art, will open with a reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, and will run through Saturday, Nov. 29, at The Gallery at the Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. in New Haven. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. Several WCSU alumni and employees will have their works displayed in the exhibit. For more information, visit www.institutelibrary.org/.

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Oct. 18 ALUMNI TRIP - TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a day trip, "Tarrytown, New York, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The $109/person price will include bus transportation; tips; taxes; entry into Sunnyside, Washington Irving's historic home; a visit to the Old Dutch Church to hear about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow; dinner at the Eldorado West Diner and admission to the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson. The bus will depart at 12:45 p.m. from University Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and will return at 11 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/pdf/2014_Tarrytown_RSVP.pdf.

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Oct. 18 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 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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Oct. 18 SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER: 

A silent auction to support the Melissa E. Fenwick and Harold B. Schramm Justice and Law Administration Endowed Scholarship will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Ann's Melkite Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury. Fenwick, a WCSU assistant professor of Justice and Law Administration, passed away unexpectedly in December 2012. Schramm shared an office with Fenwick until his retirement. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor the achievement that both brought to WCSU while providing financial support to students. For more information or to RSVP, email
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Oct. 18 FACULTY RECITAL: 

A faculty recital featuring Russell Hirshfield on piano will be at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Hirshfield will perform works by  Frederic Chopin, Piet Swerts, Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Also featured will be the premiere of "Sundials" by WCSU Professor of Music Kevin Isaacs. 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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Oct. 19 - Oct. 25 HOMECOMING WEEK: 

WCSU will host Homecoming 2014 from Sunday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 25. For a complete list of events, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 19 GOLDEN CIRCLE LUNCHEON: 

The annual Golden Circle Luncheon to honor WCSU alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago will be at noon in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. A light lunch will be followed by a 3 p.m. concert by the Danbury Concert Association featuring pianist Roman Rabinovich. There is a $40 cost to attend. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 19 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, at 3 p.m. in the 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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Oct. 19 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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Oct. 20 RESUME WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume 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 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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Oct. 21 BUSINESS-AFTER-BUSINESS MIXER: 

WCSU will host a Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Business-After-Business mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call (203) 743-5565 or send an email to info@danburychamber.com.

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Oct. 21 LECTURE: 

Dr. Eva Berger will discuss "War as Routine: Photojournalism and Cultural Values in Israel" at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Berger teaches media history and criticism at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Letzion, Israel, where she has also served as dean. She has been a frequent commentator in Israeli media about issues relating to media, public relations and film history. Her talk will be free and the public is invited.

Oct. 21 PAC ENTERTAINMENT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedian/hypnotist Jim Spinnato at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The performance is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 22 KETTLE CORN AND APPLE CIDER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide kettle corn and apple cider beginning at 11 a.m. at the Student Center Plaza on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The seasonal treats will be free and available to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner 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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Oct. 22 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the Delta Gamma Phi sorority will hold a "Take Back the Night" event to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence at 8 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The program will include guest speakers, followed by a candlelight ceremony. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to namey001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 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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Oct. 23 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist/Curator/Writer Richard Klein will discuss his 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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Oct. 23 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the opening act, Redleg Husky, and the featured act, Derek Waldron, 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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Oct. 25 HOMECOMING DAY: 

WCSU will host Homecoming, beginning at 2 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating and the Alumni Hospitality Tent will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. The football game versus Worcester State will begin at 5 p.m. For a complete listing of events and costs, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 25 CLASS OF 1964 GOLDEN REUNION (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Celebration at 4 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $60 per person cost will include a cocktail-jazz hour from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. For additional information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Reunion_1964.asp. To RSVP, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 26 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in the center's chapel, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. 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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Oct. 28 CYBER SECURITY LECTURE: 

The Ancell School of Business will host Rear Adm. Gretchen S. Herbert for a lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From June 2011 until her recent retirement, Herbert commanded Navy Cyber Forces at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will discuss the challenges of managing IT information security and assurance. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8511.

Oct. 30 COLLEGE FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Southern Connecticut National Hispanic College Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to high school students. For more information, visit www.collegefair.info/.

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Oct. 30 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 include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Bedford Davis, 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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Oct. 31 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz featuring Frankensax, with Andrew Beals conducting; the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, with Jimmy Greene conducting; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, with Jamie Begian conducting, will be at 8 p.m. in the 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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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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